Field hospitals can create 10 bed ICU facility in 6-hour notice: Army chief
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...
Army Chief General MM Naravane spoke on the coronavirus situation in the Army. He said that the forces spend a lot of time in close proximity due to operational and tactical reasons and hence they have issued advisories for all to follow. He also added that he has conveyed to the forces that Army can...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 03 made a surprise visit to Ladakh. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane. He reached Nimu, early morning and interacted with Army, Air Force and ITBP personnel. PM was briefed by senior officers at a forward position in Nimu amid ongoing tension with China. Earlier, the Defence Minister was scheduled to visit Ladakh today to review the preparedness of the Army amid the ongoing standoff with China. The situation at the India-China border remains tensed after 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in a violent face-off in the Galwan valley on June 15-16.
Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane left for Ladakh on June 23.He will review the on-ground situation with the 14 Corps officials and the progress in talks with the Chinese military. The meeting comes at a time when India and China are holding military-level talks to defuse the border tensions after the violent face-off in Ladakh's Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives. Indian intercepts have revealed that the Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured
On India-China border issue, Army Chief General MM Naravane said that the situation is under control. He said, "I would like to assure everyone that entire situation along our borders with China is under control. We are having a series of talks which started with Corps Commander level talks and has been followed up with meetings at local level between Commanders of equivalent ranks. As a result, a lot of disengagement has taken place and we are hopeful that through the continued dialogue we're having, all perceived differences that we (India and China) have will be set to rest. Everything is under control." He further said, "Both sides are disengaging in phased manners."
On firing at international border by Nepal Border Police, Army Chief General MM Naravane said that we have very strong relationship with Nepal. He said, "As far as Nepal is concerned, we have a very strong relationship with Nepal. We have geographical, cultural, historical, religious linkages. We have very strong people to people connect. Our relation with them has always been strong and will remain strong in the future." He further spoke on current situation in JandK. He said, "As far as JandK is concerned, we had lots of successes in last 10 days. More than 15 terrorists have been killed. All of this because of very close operation and coordination between all the security forces operating in the Union Territory of JandK. Most of the operations are based on the information provided by the locals themselves which goes to show that they are also absolutely fed up with militancy and terrorism and they want that the situation should return to normal."
The summer months are shaping up to be full of harrowing Covid-19 milestones. Unfortunately, autumn could look a lot like March and April if the US doesn't respond quickly. Records for daily cases are being set and ICUs are reaching capacity, reports CNN. Most states are seeing spikes again, recalling the fear and uncertainty of earlier this year. In order to prevent the outbreak from spinning out of control again, US residents must focus.
(CNN) While the Covid-19 mortality rate may be on the decline, the nearly 3 million cases and ICUs at capacity show the US is still in the grips of a pandemic with no signs of slowing. "It's a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned in a press conference Tuesday with Sen. Doug Jones, an Alabama Democrat.
Amid the ongoing battle with COVID-19, AIIMS Jodhpur in collaboration with Iscon Surgical Limited has designed a protection box named 'Abhedya - The aeroshield' to protect the healthcare workers from getting infected. They showcased the protection box in AIIMS Auditorium. The protection box has a self-selectable hand port for physicians.This production box can be installed for the patients admitted in the operation theater, ICU and through this, the doctors will be able to treat the patient in a proper manner."Healthcare workers face constant risk while administering anaesthesia or performing suctioning on patients. The device comes with required apparatus inside the box. It will provide safety to doctors and healthcare workers," said AIIMS Jodhpur Director Dr Sanjeev Misra.
The Indian Army is running a free school for children of Kashmir valley's Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir amid the coronavirus lockdown. The majority of children belong to nomadic tribes Gujjars and Bakerwals in the district. A girl student, Ifrat who belong to Udhampur, said "As schools are closed due to coronavirus lockdown, Indian Army has started free school for us. They are teaching us three subjects, English, Math and Urdu respectively. Social distancing is also being maintained here."