RAKSHA MANTRI REVIEWS EFFORTS OF MOD, ARMED FORCES, DRDO ETC IN FIGHTING SECOND COVID-19 WAVE

    29-May-2021   
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On May 17, 2021, Raksha Mantri reviewed the efforts of MoD, the three services, DRDO and other Defence organisations in assisting civil administration to tackle the current Covid-19 situation. He was apprised the following:
 
  • Hospitals set up at Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ahmedabad and Patna were functional. Similar facilities being set up at Rishikesh, Haldwani, Jammu and Srinagar.
  • Five PSA oxygen plants been completed and work is in progress to set up 150-175 by end of this month.
  • Excellent coordination among 3 Services in providing assistance to civil administration.
  • Army has set up health facilities in remote areas.
  • Military hospitals at identified locations have set aside beds for treatment of civilian COVID patients. Capabilities at Base Hospital in Delhi are being ramped up.
  • Indian Naval Ships continue to provide logistic support in transporting medical equipment from abroad.
  • IAF completed 990 sorties both within the country and abroad in various missions to transport oxygen containers and other health equipment.
  • 800 doctors mobilised to meet shortage of health professionals.
  • HAL setting up a 250-bed hospital each in Lucknow and Bengaluru.
  • Raksha Mantri praised the contribution of DRDO in developing the 2-DG medicine for the treatment of COVID patients and directed all to continue with their regular work despite Covid-19 challenges.