The Fact News Service
Faridabad, May 11
As part of Op Namaste, the Indian Army has stepped up its efforts to support civil authorities to fight the raging and unprecedented surge of COVID-19 pandemic. HQ Western Comd and State Government Haryana have decided to establish a COVID Hospital at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Medical College, Chhainsa, located 20 kms from Faridabad town. The Army and the Civil Administration, Faridabad District are working in close coordination on a war footing to ensure the hospital is functional in all aspects to provide medical care to mild / symptomatic patients of Faridabad district suffering from COVID-19.
The hospital would be run under the aegis of Western Command. The hospital would have the facility to treat 35 female and 65 male patients and each bed will have oxygen facility. The Army authorities and civil administration have jointly worked and the details for smooth and efficient running of the hospital. The Army would deploy its personnel including its medical care professionals from Army Medical Corps to provide comprehensive treatment to patients as per the guidelines of WHO, ICMR and AIIMS. The teams from Army and civil administration have been working round the clock to revive and establish all facilities required in the hospital.
The hospital was opened on 11 May 2021. Army’s effort is expected to provide the much needed succour and support to the existing state health infrastructure to fight the pandemic in these trying times.