Coronavirus scare: Security forces set up isolation wards in different hospitals
Mar 12: Amid coronavirus scare, security forces have set-up isolation wards in
different camps to tackle the threat of deadly infection.
forces have taken extensive measures to combat the infection. As a
precautionary measure, they even canceled Holi celebrations on Tuesday.
Colonel Abhinav Navneet, the defence spokesman at Northern Command
Headquarters, said they have established an isolation ward in the command
hospital at Udhampur.
have set up one isolation ward in the command hospital. So far no one has shown
any symptoms of coronavirus infection,” he said.
Colonel Navneet said the command hospital has also issued an advisory to every
unit across Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh regarding the measures to be taken
under current circumstances.“An advisory has been issued to medical officials
of each unit. Besides, evening classes are being held to create awareness about
coronavirus,” he said.
defence spokesman noted that the soldiers returning from home are being
screened before joining their battalions. “There are routine check-ups for
jawans and all steps are being taken to keep camps or posts in a very hygienic
condition,” he said.
forces also have stepped in to establish isolation wards.
have earmarked a few of our hospitals where designated isolation wards will be
created. The top brass has identified
few hospitals in this regard,” said the CRPF spokesman Neeraj Rathore.
said the forces were being constantly being made aware of the prevention and
precautions. “We counsel our forces to ensure washing their hands and avoiding
gatherings. A medical team is active to keep track of the health of jawans,” he
said BSF too is also setting up isolation wards in their hospitals across Jammu
and Kashmir police also have set up an isolation ward in the police hospital
have set up an isolation ward. Training is being imparted regularly to doctors
and paramedics. We have also invited Head of the Department, Community
Medicines of GMC on Friday to train our staff,” said Medical Superintendent
Police Hospital Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Ahmad Raja.