In interview to ThePrint, Rawat also says Quick Reaction Medical Teams (QRMTs) have been readied to mobilise at short notice to meet the requirements of civil administration.
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Deposing before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, General Bipin Rawat said he has been meeting jawans who were asking why this gap was not being narrowed.
Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.
The latest cases have come over 10 days after an Army jawan in Leh tested positive for Covid-19 to become the first its victim in the 13-lakh strong force.
The Army has made a composite list of all those who retired in the last two years, especially focussing on those with medical expertise and trained technicians.
Powers have been given to Army commanders, area commanders, sub-area commanders to spend on work related to setting up of quarantine facilities & other services.
The armed forces have been directed to augment medical resources for civil health set-ups too.
The IAF, meanwhile, has designated Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, to conduct Covid-19 testing.
The 3 sailors have been airlifted from USS Theodore Roosevelt, and those who came in contact with them have been quarantined.