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Armed Forces rope in doctors from veterinary corps at COVID facilities

The Armed Forces have roped in doctors and other medical staff from the Remount Veterinary Corps to increase medical care services to tackle the second wave of COVID-19. 

It is said that around 18 officers, 120 junior commissioned officers (JCOs), and other ranks have been deployed in specially created COVID-19 facilities in New Delhi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, and Patna under ‘Op CO-JEET’, which was initiated by the combined armed forces. 

‘CO-JEET’ stands for co-worker of all three services who will finally have ‘Jeet’ (triumph) over the pandemic. Operation ‘CO-JEET’ has engaged personnel of the three wings of the armed forces into services like assisting in restoring oxygen, providing help to civilian administration, and setting up COVID beds. 

The Department of Defence has also created a COVID Crisis Management Committee. The Staff of the RVC will be used to help facilitation centers to provide information to the relatives of patients admitted to the make-shift hospitals, the officials said. 

Officers, JCOs, and other ranks would be deployed at the COVID-19 care facilities to assist the over-burdened medical staff and provide timely information to anxious relatives and attendants of patients. The RVC has a history of more than two centuries, among other things and besides veterinary services also take care of disease diagnosis and investigation, and research in emerging diseases. 

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