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Field hospitals can create 10 bed ICU facility in 6-hour notice: Army chief

DNA Friday, 27 March 2020
Indian army's field hospitals have been instructed by the Army Chief MM Narvane to be ready to set up a 45-bed isolation facility and create 10-bed ICU facility exclusively for COVID-19 patients at six hours notice. About 30% of Field Hospitals have been put on standby for constructing coronavirus hospitals in hotspots. These are...
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