The country is struggling with the second wave of Corona, that now the report of the possibility of the third wave of Corona coming has made the government as well as the people worried. At the same time, the three forces of the country have already intensified preparations to deal with the possible third wave of Covid. Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh has called upon his units to adopt rural areas. .
The Indian Air Force and Navy are engaged in bringing a large number of oxygen concentrations, generators, cylinders, and medical supplies from abroad to India. After this, Air Force aircraft have been deployed to take these materials to the major cities of the country. In view of the possible third wave of the epidemic, this medical material is being transported to those rural areas, Where there is a lack of adequate civilian health infrastructure to counter the Kovid-19. In view of this, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has increased the emergency financial powers of local army commanders to set up and operate quarantine facilities, hospitals, which are being used by the troops according to their needs.
The Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy are also working round the clock to provide oxygen and other medical supplies to the civil administration. As of 12 May, Indian Air Force aircraft have airlifted 403 oxygen containers of 6,856 MT capacity with 163 MT capacity equipment. Indian Air Force aircraft have so far flown 98 international flights and brought 95 containers of 793 MT capacity and other equipment of 204 MT capacity from abroad to India. The equipment has been brought from Singapore, Dubai, Thailand, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Indonesia, Netherlands, UK, Israel and France.
Army sources say that the focus of the Armed Forces has so far been on major cities to assist the civil administration, but now the focus is on the vulnerable areas ie remote areas of India to prepare for the next wave. It is in this context that the Armed Forces have identified some states and territories where existing capabilities are needed to augment and more help than others on the basis of growing Covid cases.
All the command of Army, Navy and Air Force have been activated here which are assisting the civil administration with basic facilities. Forces are using war-level contingencies as needed in the area’s civil hospitals. That is why a special Covid Management Cell has been set up under an Director General rank officer who will report directly to the Vice Chief of Army Staff. The Northern Command of the Army along with the state government has activated Kovid Hospitals, where there is a constant fear of an outbreak. It consists of 250 beds in Srinagar, 200 beds in Damana near Jammu, 20 beds in Uri and Baramulla. The Army has operated a fully oxygenated 750 bed Kovid Hospital in Varanasi after Delhi, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. , Which also has 250 ICU beds.
Selected experts, doctors, nursing, and medical staff of the Indian Army have been sent from across the country to this Covid Hospital opened in collaboration with Banaras Hindu University Varanasi. The military is using wartime contingencies to aid civilian administration across the country including the establishment of hospitals. Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh in his message to the naval personnel and ex-servicemen said that our nation has great faith in our armed forces and it is our duty to live up to the expectations of our citizens. During this crisis of Kovid, our naval units should adopt villages and help them.