Armed Forces in the Fight against COVID-19

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Armed Forces in the Fight against COVID-19

Its Quarantine centres shelter 1095 evacuees

Since the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China Air Force, Army and Navy Ministry of Defence have proactively worked to evacuate Indian people from the Covid-19 affected countries China, Iran, Italy and Japan and quarantined them at their facilities to release after mandatory isolation. From 1st February, 2020 till date the Air Force has evacuated 1059 people (including 05 foreigners)  and quarantined them at their facilities/bases in Manesar(Haryana), Hindan (Ghaziabad), Ghatkopar, Mumbai and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). Details as follows:

Sl No. Location Number Date of Commencement Date of Release Remarks
1. Manesar 248 01 Feb 2020 18 Feb 2020
  • Evacuees from Wuhan, China
  • Quarantine over, all released
2. Manesar 124 (inc 05 foreigners) 27 Feb 2020 12 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Japan Cruise Ship
  • Quarantine over. All released
3. Hindan 18 27 Feb 2020 12 Mar 2020
  • Medical team and Air Crew who flew to Wuhan
  • Quarantine over. All released.
4. Hindan 58 10 Mar 2020 23 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran
  • 01 pt (viral pneumonia, 67yr/F) refd to Safdarjung Hosp. Tested negative
5. Manesar 83 11 Mar 2020 24 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Italy
  • One personrefd to Safdarjung Hosp. Tested positive
6. Ghatkopar 44 13 Mar 2020 26 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran
  • 06 pts symptomatic refd to Kasturba Hosp. Mumbai, all tested negative and brought back to quarantine camp
7. Jaisalmer 236 15 Mar 2020 28 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran
  • 03 pts at isolation wd in 15 AFH
8. Jaisalmer 53 16 Mar 2020 29 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran
9. Jaisalmer 195 18 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran

Besides the Indian Navy has set up a quarantine camp at INS Vishwakarma at Vishakhapatnam which is fully equipped to accommodate nearly 200 personnel. Navy has also set up isolation facilities at its premier hospital INHS Asvini at Mumbai.   The Naval base, Kochi under Southern Naval Command (SNC), is gearing up to provide quarantine facilities for Indian nationals. The SNC is also actively coordinating with the Kerala state health officials and Ernakulam district administration to explore the feasibility of provisioning civil hotels/resorts for quarantining.

Besides all Army Hospitals have been kept on alert to meet any eventuality.

In an event of releasing the Draft Defence Procurement Procedure 2020 here today, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh said the current Covid-19 situation will not have much impact on their long gestation project.

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