Posted On Thu, March 19, 2020, 12:46 PM

Jaisalmer: General MM Naravane, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Jaisalmer Military Station from 17 March to 18 March 2020. During the visit COAS accompanied by  Lieutenant General CP Mohanty, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command reviewed the Indian Army Wellness Centre established at Jaisalmer to facilitate the Nation to overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19.  A total of 118 men and 171 women evacuated from Iran are undergoing the mandatory quarantine period at this facility. The Wellness Centre is equipped with all facilities to make the stay of quarantine people comfortable.  Women and men have been kept in different barracks as per their age groups.  A dedicated team of medical staff has been earmarked and placed at the Centre to monitor the residents. All rooms have been provided with TVs and provision for indoor and outdoor sports has also been made for their recreation. The Centre has been totally isolated and jawans have been deployed round the clock for its security. Overall the Wellness Centre has been established with an aim to ensure that the quarantine people leave the place healthy. The Army Chief lauded the efforts put in by the Southern Command and specifically the Konark Corps for helping the Civil Administration in taking care of the evacuated Indian nationals. 

The COAS also visited the border areas and reviewed the operational readiness of the Indian Army along the Western borders while motivating all soldiers to maintain highest standards of professionalism and operational preparedness through realistic and focused training.

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Col. Sombit Ghosh

This press release is posted under categories India, Health, Social Cause, Initiative

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