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PM reviews Covid related initiatives by the Indian Navy

Naval Hospitals being opened for use of civilians in various cities

Navy is boosting oxygen availability in Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar islands.

Navy transporting Oxygen Containers as well as other supplies from abroad to India

Medical personnel in the Navy have been redeployed at various locations in the country to manage Covid duties

Posted On: 03 MAY 2021 7:23PM by PIB Delhi

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh called on PM Modi today.

He briefed the PM about various initiatives being taken by the Indian Navy to assist the countrymen during the pandemic. He informed the PM that the Indian Navy has reached out to all state administrations and have offered help in terms of hospital beds, transportation and conduct of vaccination drives. He apprised the PM about beds being earmarked in various Naval hospitals  for use of civilians in various cities.

He also informed the PM that medical personnel in the Navy have been redeployed at various hospitals in the country to manage Covid duties. Naval Personnel are being provided Battle Field Nursing Assistant Training to augment medical personnel  deployed in Covid hospitals.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh briefed the PM that the Navy is helping increase oxygen availability and replenish COVID related supplies in Lakshadweep as well as Andaman & Nicobar islands.

He also apprised PM that the Indian Navy is transporting Oxygen Containers as well as other supplies from Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait & Singapore to India.

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