With India facing the wrath of the second wave of the covid virus, the Indian Army is doing its bit to alleviate the problems of the people
Bengaluru: With India facing the wrath of the second wave of the covid virus, the Indian Army is doing its bit to alleviate the problems of the people.
Today (April 29) Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him about the various initiatives being taken by the Army to help in Covid management.
The active cases are 30,84,814 presently.
In his briefing, he informed PM Modi that medical staff of the Indian Army is being made available to various state governments, a statement by the Prime Minister's office (PMO) said.
It is also to be noted Army is setting up temporary hospitals in various parts of the country.
Furthermore, the force is opening up its hospitals for civilians wherever possible and that citizens can approach their nearest Army hospitals.
The Army is also helping with manpower for imported oxygen tankers and vehicles where specialised skills are required to manage them.
On Wednesday Indian Air Force's Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria called on PM Modi and briefed him about the Covid related operations being conducted by the IAF.
Meanwhile, India is importing oxygen from different countries.
Commonwealth has also sent medical supplies to India
"On behalf of the whole Commonwealth family, I want to express our deep concern and solidarity with the people and the government of India as your national agencies mobilise to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and as the latest wave of infection continues to spread so distressingly in your country," Scotland said in a statement to IANS.
"We are immensely grateful for the support provided by the government of India to small and vulnerable member countries of the Commonwealth earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was an immensely generous and practical response to this global emergency.”
Apart from IAF and Army, the railways too is pitching in, helping transport oxygen.
Last Updated Apr 29, 2021, 4:46 PM IST