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BSF strengthens COVID care facilities for on-duty and retired personnel

The Border Security Force (BSF) has enhanced its COVID-19 medical care facilities for its serving and retired personnel with the formation of 20 beds with oxygen at its hospitals and is in process of setting up two small oxygen plants, officials said on Wednesday. 

An official spokesperson informed that ten oxygen beds each at two BSF COVID care facilities situated in Chhawla and Tigri in Delhi have been created recently. Out of these beds, he said, two have BPAP (a non-invasive medical therapy) facility while four have ventilators. 

40 other standalone oxygen beds have also been established at these two camps where the serving and retired personnel of BSF as well as their family members can be admitted and treated by doctors and para-medical staff, he said. 

The new facilities have been formed as there was an unprecedented increase in coronavirus infection cases. Further, the process of setting up two mini oxygen generation plants in these two camps will ensure a seamless supply of oxygen to the patients. 

The 2.65 lakh personnel of BSF are primarily tasked to guard Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh apart from rendering a variety of roles in the internal security domain of the country. 

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