As of May 2021 India is battling an explosion of COVID-19 cases, which has overwhelmed local heath authorities and caused severe shortages of medical supplies and treatment facilities. The World Health Organisation (WHO), recognising the unfolding humanitarian crisis, has responded with an urgent delivery of medical supplies including desperately needed oxygen supplies, as well as field hospital facilities to expand treatment capacity for India’s inundated hospitals.
Enter Alpinter. Upon receiving the urgent request from WHO, we immediately mobilised our stocks of HUB and XPERT multipurpose tents, as well as Shade Nets from our prepositioned stocks in the UAE and Pakistan, with our teams in both locations working throughout the Eid holiday period to ensure the goods were rapidly dispatched.
These were consolidated at the WHO warehouse at International Humanitarian City in Dubai, and transported to India on a mercy flight generously donated by Emirates Airlines.
Alpinter multipurpose tents have been widely deployed during the COVID crisis that has engulfed the world: as field hospitals to expand treatment capacity, vaccination points, billeting for healthcare workers and in a wide range of other roles. Alpinter maintains a strategic presence and stocks in the UAE, Belgium, Uganda, Pakistan and China, which provides organisations such as WHO with greater flexibility in rapidly responding to regional emergencies.