Armed Forces focusing on managing medical personnel for Covid care facilities

By New Indian Express

The Armed Forces are working on meeting the rising requirements of medical personnel at various Covid care centres across the country. While government decided to defer the retirements of the Military Doctors for seven months, 110 newly commissioned doctors joined on May 14 and forces are training support staff too.

A senior Army officer told, “We have been posting our personnel as per the requirements. But the new setups were raised quickly and we have met the on ground requirements.”

While keeping the primary duty of looking after the serving personnel, veterans and their families in mind, Armed Forces have deployed the medical personnel, doctors and support staff at various facilities created by DRDO including those at Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and Ahmedabad.

There is a pressure on the medical staff admitted, the officer quoted above.

Coming as a big relief was the commissioning of 110 freshly pass out Medical Officers into the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.

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