NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the operations being undertaken by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport oxygen and other essentials in India and abroad amid the Covid surge in the country.
The Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat today called on the Prime Minister and reviewed the preparations and operations being undertaken by the Armed Forces to deal with the pandemic.
Rawat briefed PM that all medical personnel from armed forces who have retired or taken pre-mature retirement in the last 2 years are being recalled to work in Covid facilities within proximity of their present place of residence, said a release issued by the Prime Minister Office (PMO).
“Other medical officers who retired earlier have also been requested to make their services available for consultation through medical emergency help lines.”
“All medical officers on staff appointments at Command HQ, Corps HQ, Division HQ & similar HQ of Navy and Air-Force will be employed at hospitals,” the PMO release said.
“The CDS informed the PM that nursing personnel are being employed in large numbers to complement the doctors at the hospitals.”
“PM was also briefed that oxygen cylinders available with armed forces in various establishments will be released for hospitals.”
The CDS also said that they are creating medical facilities in large numbers and where possible military medical infrastructure will be made available to civilians.