May 19, 2022

Army to establish special cell under 3-star general for Covid-19 relief and assistance

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The Indian Army has established a Covid-19 management cell following a three-star general to provide help to the civil authorities in their battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the officials on Thursday.
One of the officials revealed that the Director General of Operational Logistics and Strategic movement will be leading the cell. The three-star officer working on the assistance provided by the Army to the civil authorities answering directly to the vice-chef.
In a statement, the Army stated, “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 armed forces along with the other wings of the Defence Ministry have been taking the key initiatives to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. They have created Covd-19 hospitals, accelerated the oxygen production and made a deal with the state government to provide help for dealing with the surge in the Covid-19 cases.
The statement said, “While the army has ensured own force preservation and medical care to veterans and their dependents, it has also deployed considerable medical resources to assist civil authorities especially at the five Covid-19 hospitals already functional or in the process of being established at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Varanasi and Patna.”
The army revealed the new Covid-19 management cell will ramp in increased efficiency for subsequent coordination about real-time responses to address the exponential surge in the Covid-19 cases throughout the country, including the capital.
The military is also marshalling nearly 600 retired doctors to deal with the pandemic of the deadly virus and provide relief to the affected ones. These military doctors have been retired amid the last few years. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has been constantly assessing the efforts of his ministry along with the armed forces to assist the civilian administration to fight through the fight the pandemic.
Rajnath Singh revealed on Twitter that the complete government machinery has got into action by mobilising all possible resources, revealing further details of the measures initiated by the armed forces to tackle the crisis led by the deadly virus.
PM Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, “’Jal’, ‘Thal’ and ‘Nabh’…our armed forces have left no stone unturned in strengthening the fight against Covid-19.”

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