The Indian Army has set up a ‘COVID management cell’ to make sure of better coordination in rendering support to civil authorities across the country to deal with surging cases of coronavirus infections.
Officials said the responsibility of this management cell is to bring greater efficiency in coordinating the Army’s response to call for help from state governments as well as authorities in union territories.
“To coordinate multiple facets of staffing and logistics support, an exclusive COVID management cell under a director-general rank officer has been established which reports directly to the Vice Chief of Army Staff. This will bring greater efficiency in coordinating real-time responses to address the exponential rise in COVID cases across the country including Delhi where assistance to civil administration in the form of testing, admissions in military hospitals and transportation of critical medical equipment, etc are already being provided,” an official said.
The Indian Army has already deployed considerable medical resources to assist civil authorities in various states.