Indian Army

4-pronged strategy to fight Covid: Army

By Tribune India

The Army’s Northern Command devised a four-pronged strategy, including running awareness campaigns, to support the civil administration’s fight against the pandemic even while delivering on its commitments on the security and law and order fronts, Lieutenant General YK Joshi has said.

He said the force reached out to the distressed population in the rural, remote and mountainous areas of the UT through hundreds of ‘Covid patrols’ to lend help in the fight.

The four aspects of the strategy include raising Covid awareness, offering medical services to the ex-service personnel and their dependents to take the load off the civil assets, allowing the use of military medical assets for civil population and pro-actively helping boost the capacities of the civil administration to meet the increased demand during the second wave of Covid, he said.

The Kargil war-hero said, “Special helplines for ex-servicemen were established, means and methods put into place to actively help them even in the remotest areas and each of them telephonically contacted and educated about the Covid or non-covid facility nearest from their place of residence.”

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