In times of dire need, it is reassuring to know that businesses and industries across the country are pooling in their resources to strengthen the fight against COVID-19. Joining the battle, Tata Group recently declared that it would offer free flights to government doctors and nurses across its domestic network of Vistara Airlines. By Kumar Shree
Ever since the second wave of COVID-19 hit India, it has brought the people of the country together by rekindling their fighting spirit. While people are trying their best to help each other in every way, businesses and industries are also coming forward to help. Tata Group is one such company.
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Tata Group has declared that it will fly all government doctors and nurses for free on its domestic network of Vistara Airlines. Notably, Vistara is a joint venture of Tata Sons Private Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA).
The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, shared the letter from Vistara on its official Twitter handle, commending the “generous offer.” A part of the letter reads, “We are also happy to fly doctors and nurses representing government organisations, free of cost, across our domestic network, and also fly them back on the conclusion of their service.”
Wish to commend generous offer by @airvistara to Govt Organisations and Hospitals in immediate need of air logistics. They’ve also offered to fly Doctors & Nurses representing Govt organisations, free of cost, across the domestic network. Let’s fight the pandemic together! pic.twitter.com/Vok9LFmrGR
— MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI) April 25, 2021
Vistara also offered to help government organisations and hospitals with any immediate air logistics needs. The airline also said that it would accommodate doctors and nurses on a first-come-first-serve basis because of limited seat availability.
Compassionate gesture by the Tata Group.
Together, the people of India will fight COVID-19. https://t.co/7LnemItJ0j
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 20, 2021
Earlier, Tata Group made headlines for importing 24 cryogenic containers through special chartered flights to overcome the oxygen crisis, a gesture that PM Modi also praised via his Twitter account. “Compassionate gesture by the Tata Group. Together, the people of India will fight COVID-19,” he wrote.
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