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No discrimination between veterans and serving when it comes to medical aid, says Southern Army Commander

By Indian Express

Southern Army Commander, Lieutenant General JS Nain, has written a letter to all veterans, assuring them that there will be no discrimination between the serving and the retired when it comes to extending medical aid. This comes at a time when the facilities are being expeditiously expanded to deal with the second wave of the novel coronavirus.

The country has been recording over 3 lakh new cases for the last three days and there has been a severe shortage in hospital beds and oxygen supply.

“These are difficult times as the second surge of Covid-19 is raging across the country. I reach out to you to assure each one that the Army is making every effort to ameliorate any Covid-related difficulty that our veterans and their families are experiencing.

I am also confident that collectively we will be able to overcome this challenge,” Lt Gen Nain wrote. The letter added, “Our medical facilities are being expeditiously expanded. There will be no distinction between the serving and veterans.”

The Army Commander’s letter further stated: “To reduce exposure to infection, for non-Covid medical requirements, I urge you to utilise the for access to speedy med advice.

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