Kashmir Indepth

Army to establish COVID facility for civilians at Rangreth

Srinagar, April 23( KINS). The Army has established a COVID health care centre for civilians in Kashmir.

The facility will be opened up at the Old Air Field, Rangreth under the aegis of the Chinar Corps, an army spokesperson in a statement issued to news agency KINS.

The statement said the facility will cater for an approximate strength of 250, level one and level two patients.

“The Nodal Officer of the Chinar Corps is Brig Ajeet Deshpande and his counterpart from the civil administration is Dr Zakir Khan. The Army and civil administration are working in close coordination to ensure that the facility provides the best healthcare to the patients. The medical team of Army doctors and medical staff will be headed by Brig Atul Sood,” the statement said.
It says the implementation of this project will not only enable availability of proper COVID specific medical facilities to the patients, but will also go a long way in bolstering the capability of the joint efforts in combatting the pandemic.

The work to prepare the facility is in full swing and is likely to be completed very soon, it reads.
“In keeping with its promise of being a ‘Humsaya’ and in continuation with its efforts to promote health and wellbeing of the locals, this will be one of the many initiatives of the Army to bring succour to the lives of the population of Kashmir. The synergy and joint efforts of all stakeholders will guarantee that the Awaam of Kashmir remains safe and empowered effectively to contain the spread of the virus,” it added.(KINS)

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