Indian Armed Forces in the Fight against COVID-19: Know Details

Indian Armed Forces in the Fight against COVID-19: Know Details

Indian Armed Forces in the Fight against COVID-19: Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Ministry of Defence have proactively worked to evacuate Indian people from the Covid-19 affected countries China, Iran, Italy and Japan and quarantined them at their facilities to release after mandatory isolation. From 1st February, 2020 till date the Indian Air Force has evacuated 1059 people (including 05 foreigners)  and quarantined them at their facilities/bases in Manesar(Haryana), Hindan (Ghaziabad), Ghatkopar, Mumbai and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). 

Details of quarantined places are as follows:  

Sl No.
Location
Number
Date of Commencement
Date of Release
Remarks
1.
Manesar
248
01 Feb 2020
18 Feb 2020
  • Evacuees from Wuhan, China
  • Quarantine over, all released
2.
Manesar
124 (inc 05 foreigners)
27 Feb 2020
12 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Japan Cruise Ship
  • Quarantine over. All released
3.
Hindan
18
27 Feb 2020
12 Mar 2020
  • Medical team and Air Crew who flew to Wuhan
  • Quarantine over. All released.
4.
Hindan
58
10 Mar 2020
23 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran
  • 01 pt (viral pneumonia, 67yr/F) refd to Safdarjung Hosp. Tested negative
5.
Manesar
83
11 Mar 2020
24 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Italy
  • One personrefd to Safdarjung Hosp. Tested positive
6.
Ghatkopar
44
13 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran
  • 06 pts symptomatic refd to Kasturba Hosp. Mumbai, all tested negative and brought back to quarantine camp
7.
Jaisalmer
236
15 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran
  • 03 pts at isolation wd in 15 AFH
8.
Jaisalmer
53
16 Mar 2020
29 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran
9.
Jaisalmer
195
18 Mar 2020
31 Mar 2020
  • Evacuees from Iran

Besides the Indian Navy has set up a quarantine camp at INS Vishwakarma at Vishakhapatnam which is fully equipped to accommodate nearly 200 personnel. Indian Navy has also set up isolation facilities at its premier hospital INHS Asvini at Mumbai.  The Naval base, Kochi under Southern Naval Command (SNC), is gearing up to provide quarantine facilities for Indian nationals. The Southern Naval Command is also actively coordinating with the Kerala state health officials and Ernakulam district administration to explore the feasibility of provisioning civil hotels/resorts for quarantining.
Besides this, all Military Hospitals have been kept on alert to meet any eventuality.

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