Military force will help the administration in dealing with Corona, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the army chief

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-20 17:32:16 IST

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The defense minister is in touch with senior officials of his ministry and the three wings of the army and the main emphasis is on how the civil administration can be helped to deal with the corona epidemic in the country.

Amid the increase in Corona virus infection cases in the country, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the army to cooperate with the state administration in dealing with this epidemic, including providing additional facilities for patients. Sources said that after informing the Army Chief General MM Narwane on behalf of the Defense Minister, it has been decided that the Army will consider treating the common people at their medical facility sites and also provide additional support to the administration will be given.

Singh has told General Narwane that army units in various states should keep in touch with the administration there to understand the need in the states. According to the sources, along with this, it has also been decided that the most senior military officers in a state will be in touch with the Chief Minister, so that it can be found out what the requirements are. 

Sources say that the Defense Minister is in touch with senior officials of his ministry and the three wings of the army and the main emphasis is on how the civil administration can be helped in dealing with the corona epidemic in the country. Sources said that the leadership of the Air Force and Navy have also been asked to prepare themselves to deal with the situation.

On the other hand, Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar has reviewed the possible areas in which the armed forces can help the local administrations. After this review, the Ministry of Defense has instructed the 67 hospitals run by the Cantonment Boards to provide medical facilities to those living in the cantonment area as well as to the people outside.

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