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Covid-19: Army opens hospitals to civilians and establishes temporary facilities | India News

NEW DELHI: The Army is establishing temporary hospitals in different parts of the country and is opening its own medical facilities for civilians whenever possible, Gen. MM Naravane said Thursday.
Briefing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the various initiatives the Army is taking at a review meeting, General Naravane said that military medical personnel will also make themselves available to various state governments in the battle against the second wave of the pandemic. Covid-19 in the country.
General Naravane also informed the Prime Minister that the Army is assisting with manpower for imported tank trucks and cryogenic oxygen vehicles, wherever specialized skills are required to operate them.
Regarding hospitals, a senior officer said: “The Army has established a dedicated Covid medical facility in the former Command Hospital Complex in Pune, where a substantial capacity has been created to treat civilian patients referred by the district medical officer. It has a team of Army doctors and paramedical personnel to care for Covid patients. ”
The Army has also provided assistance for the installation of a 900-bed hospital in Ahmedabad in Gujarat and a 100-bed isolation facility in Barmer in Rajasthan. Similar efforts have also been made in various locations in Madhya Pradesh, including a 150-bed facility in Bhopal and two 40-bed facilities in Gwalior and Saugor.
“The Army is prepared to provide all possible assistance to our civilian brothers in this crisis, while remaining prepared to face various operational contingencies,” said the officer.

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