Amid the raging pandemic in Delhi, the Indian Army has created COVID facilities on a war footing. Besides providing extensive medical assistance to veterans and their dependents, Military Hospitals (MIL) are now providing assistance to the civil administrations.
Confirming this to Financial Express Online, Indian Army said, “With the numbers rising, the Military Hospitals across the country are instructed to assist the Civil Administrations to fight the CoVID-19 global pandemic.”
Operation CO-JEET launched
This operation has been launched to assist in ensuring mental wellbeing of the individuals and also strengthening medical infrastructure and oxygen supply chains. At the facility which is operated by the AFMS (Armed Forces Medical Services) near Terminal 1, under OP CO-JEET, the army, navy and air force personnel are helping the civilian administration in its fight against the global pandemic to control the pandemic
Base Hospital Delhi Cantonment (BHDC) catering to personnel & civilians
Whether it is Indian Navy, or the IAF or the Indian Army, all the Military Medical facilities have been instructed to help the civil administrations across the country. Beds have been added to the existing numbers.
The BHDC has been converted into a Covid hospital with comprehensive arrangements for providing critical care to the patients. With the second wave, BHDC had catered for 340 COVID beds of which just 250 beds were oxygenated.
Despite the beds being filled to their capacity, patients over and above this capacity are being treated at the Trauma Centre after obtaining their consent that they were willing to wait for beds. On priority basis, the plan was activated to expand the capacity to 650 COVID beds and out of these 450 beds have been oxygenated by April 30, 2021.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) too has more beds – from 12 to now 35. By the second week of June this year, there are plans to expand the existing capacity to 900 oxygenated beds.