Covid-19: Army opens hospitals to civilians, starting short-term facilities
NEW DELHI: The Army is installing short-term hospitals in various places also starting its medical facilities for civilians wherever possible, General M M Naravane stated on Thursday.
Briefing PM Narendra Modi regarding the various initiatives being taken by the Army at an evaluation conference, Gen Naravane stated army medical staff can also be being distributed around numerous state governing bodies inside fight against the 2nd trend associated with the Covid-19 pandemic in the united states.
Gen Naravane also informed the PM the Army is assisting with manpower for imported cryogenic oxygen tankers and vehicles, wherever specialised skills have to handle them.
As the hospitals, a senior officer said, “The Army has established a dedicated Covid medical center during the old Command Hospital advanced at Pune in which considerable capability has-been made for dealing with civil customers called because of the area medical officer. It’s a team of Army doctors and paramedical staff to deal with Covid customers.”
The Army has also supplied assistance for the starting of a 900-bed medical center at Ahmedabad in Gujarat and a 100-bed isolation center at Barmer in Rajasthan. Similar efforts have also been made at multiple places in Madhya Pradesh, which include a 150-bed facility at Bhopal as well as 2 40-bed facilities at Gwalior and Saugor.
“The Army is prepared to supply all possible help our civil brethren in this crisis, whilst continuing to be ready to meet numerous operational contingencies,” said the officer.
Published at Fri, 30 Apr 2021 02:21:19 +0000