Considerable resources deployed to assist civil authorities: Army

at 7:11 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Rising to the occasion when the country is facing unprecedented health crisis, the Indian Army has deployed considerable medical resources to assist civil authorities in meeting the challenge posed by Covid situation.

It has deployed the medical resources especially at the five COVID hospitals already functional or in the process of being established at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Varanasi and Patna, a Defence Ministry statement said here today.
The Army has done so while ensuring own force preservation, medical care to veterans and their dependents, it said.
“In order to coordinate multiple facets of staffing and logistics support, an exclusive COVID Management Cell under a Director General rank officer has been established which reports directly to the Vice Chief of Army Staff,” the statement said.
“This will bring in greater efficiency in coordinating real time responses to address exponential rise in COVID cases across the country including Delhi where assistance to civil administration in the form of testing, admissions in military hospitals and transportation of critical medical equipment etc are already being provided,” it added.