Army Chief General MM Narwane informed the PM about the treatment of civilians in the Kovid Hospital and Military Hospital being prepared by the Army.
New Delhi: After meeting CDS and Air Force Chief, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Army Chief General MM Narwane and got full information about the help of the State Governments in the war against Covid by the Army.
The Army Chief returned to Delhi on Wednesday from his two-day tour of East Ladakh. According to the information, General Narwane informed the PM about the treatment of civilians in the Covid Hospital and Military Hospital being prepared by the Army.
Indian army working in many cities
According to the army, in addition to the doctors and paramedical staff of the Armed Forces Medical Service (AFMS) at Kovid Hospitals in DRDO’s capital Delhi and Gujarat, on Thursday itself, the Army has started a Kovid Care facility at Old Command Hospital Complex in Pune, Maharashtra. This facility has been started for civilian patients, a large number of patients suffering from Kovid can be treated here. The Army has only doctors and nursing staff in this facility.
The army issued a statement that three types of patients are being admitted to this Kovid facility in Pune. The first is by Disaster Management Cell, Pune. The second is on the satisfaction of the District Health Officer, and the third is through the Hospital of Pune Cantonment Board.
Apart from this, the Army has also prepared an Isolation facility of 100 beds in Badmer, Rajasthan. A 150-bed Kovid Center has also been set up in Bhopal. Two facilities of 40 beds each have also been prepared in Gwalior and Sagar of Madhya Pradesh, where common patients suffering from Kovid can be treated. Apart from this, a 50-bed Kovid facility has also started in Namkum Military Hospital, Ranchi.
In the war against Corona, the Indian Army has also increased the capacity of the base hospital in the capital Delhi from 340 to 650, which has oxygen facility on 450 beds. The number of ICU beds has also been increased from 12 to 35. The Army has completely converted this base hospital into a Covid Hospital, while soldiers, ex-servicemen and family members suffering from other diseases can be treated at R&R Hospital (Research and Referral) Hospital.
According to the Army, the Indian Army is not only ready to face operational challenges in this hour of crisis, it is also fully ready to help its civilian brothers and sisters in every possible way.
Let me tell you that on Wednesday, the Army Chief has returned from a two-day tour of East Ladakh. During his visit, General Narwane reviewed the condition of the LAC and reviewed the operational preparedness of the 14th Corps at Leh. Because at the beginning of the Corona epidemic last year, China had tried to infiltrate many areas of LAC, due to which the situation of war between the two countries was created.
Navy and Air Force also serve the people
Meanwhile, the Navy has also taken up the fight against Corona. Naval Mumbai-based Western Command has opened hospitals in various places including Mumbai, Goa and Karwar to help local administration in Gujarat.
According to the Navy spokesman, Commander Vivek Madhwal, the three hospitals under the command — INHS Jeevanti in Goa, INHS Patanjali in Karwar and INHS Sandhni in Mumbai — have been prepared with Kovid Oxygen Beds, which states governments can use for civilian patients. .
According to the Navy, arrangements have been made for the non-resident laborers to eat and live in the Naval Mumbai, Goa and Karwar campuses so that they do not return to their ancestral home in lockdown.
Apart from this, the Navy has also proposed to the Gujarat government to open any kind of medicines and medical equipments or open community-kitchens.
On Thursday too, the Indian Air Force engaged in emptying oxygen from abroad into container airlift. According to the Air Force, on Thursday, 3 contancers are carrying different C17 Globemaster aircraft from Bangkok, 3 from Singapore and 06 contanner from Dubai.