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Field hospitals, Army schools and other grounds could also be used to create ad hoc isolation facilities as the number of Covid-19 cases rises.
Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.
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.
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.
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.
Countries like US, Italy, China, Spain have realised why military deployment could be the only way to win the war against an unseen enemy.
The IAF, meanwhile, has designated Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, to conduct Covid-19 testing.
New directive says armed forces veterans can buy month’s requirement of medicines from any chemist store. Move aims to ease crowding at ECHS polyclinics amid coronavirus outbreak.
While number of applicants for defence-qualifying exams have remained nearly constant, there is a decline in the number of academically sound candidates.