Indian Navy has offered help to all State govts in fighting COVID, Chief Admiral Karambir Singh tells PM

Naval hospitals are being opened for civilian use in various cities, Singh told Narendra Modi, while briefing him about the initiatives taken by the Indian Navy to help fight COVID-19

Press Trust of India May 03, 2021 20:41:49 IST
Indian Navy has offered help to all State govts in fighting COVID, Chief Admiral Karambir Singh tells PM

File image of Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh. Twitter@IndianNavy

New Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday about the initiatives his organisation has taken to help people in fighting COVID-19 and said it has reached out to all state administrations, offering help in terms of hospital beds, transportation, and other such matters.

Naval hospitals are being opened for use of civilians in various cities, he told Modi, according to a statement.

He also said that medical personnel in the Navy have been redeployed at various locations in the country to manage COVID duties, and its personnel is also being provided battlefield nursing assistant training for deployment in the pandemic duties.

Singh said the Navy is also helping increase oxygen availability in Lakshadweep as well as Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

He also apprised Modi that the Navy is transporting oxygen containers as well as other supplies from Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Singapore to India.

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