Rajnath Singh holds the 4th meeting for Covid-19 relief with Defence PSUs

   By Arpit Gupta ,  18-May-2021
Rajnath Singh holds the 4th meeting for Covid-19 relief with Defence PSUs

Defence Minister of India, Shri Rajnath Singh conducts the 4th meeting with Services & Defence PSUs to look after the progress and their contribution in fighting against the deadliest second COVID_19 wave.

Shri Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister, Govt. of India, inspected the endeavors of the Ministry of Defense (MoD), the three administrations, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and other Defense associations in helping the common organization to handle the flow COVID-19 circumstance in the country, through a video gathering on May 17. 

The gathering focused on unique COVID centres being set up by DRDO in various states, production of extra medical clinic beds in military centres, supply of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants under PM CARES Fund and expansion of specialists and other wellbeing experts to satisfy the current need. DRDO Chairman Dr Reddy advised that the emergency centres set up at Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ahmedabad and Patna were practical and offering types of assistance in treating the Coronavirus patients. Comparable offices are being set up in Rishikesh and Haldwani in Uttarakhand and Jammu and Srinagar in line with the concerned neighborhood/State/UT specialists. 

The DRDO has finished the foundation of five PSA oxygen plants (four in Delhi and one in Haryana) and work is in progress to set up 150-175 all the more such plants before the current month's over. 

Head of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat acclaimed, "the superb coordination among the three Services in giving help to the non military personnel organization whether as far as calculated help or making of extra wellbeing framework. He added that the Army has set up wellbeing offices in distant far off regions to help the nearby thoughtful organization." 

Head of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane guaranteed that there is no eased up in the Army's endeavors in the conflict against COVID-19. He advised Defense Minister that military medical clinics at distinguished areas have saved beds for therapy of regular citizen COVID patients. Abilities at the Base Hospital in New Delhi are additionally being sloped up. Extra oxygen plants, chambers and concentrators are being acquired to reinforce the clinical framework and oxygen supply at these medical clinics." 

Head of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh informed Singh that "the calculated help being given by the Indian Naval Ships in shipping clinical oxygen compartments and other wellbeing hardware from abroad. He additionally referenced the extraordinary wellbeing offices made in different spots by the Indian Navy to take into account the treatment of regular citizen COVID patients." 

Head of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said, "Indian Air Force (IAF) has finished 990 fights both inside the country and abroad in different missions to ship oxygen holders and other wellbeing gear." 

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar praised the help given by the three Services and added that almost 800 specialists have been assembled through different measures to meet the deficiency of wellbeing experts. 

Defence Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) likewise contributed with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) setting up a 250-bed emergency clinic each in Lucknow and Bengaluru. Likewise, PSUs are additionally occupied with setting up oxygen plants by utilizing corporate social duty (CSR) reserves. 

Minister lauded the commitment of DRDO in fostering the 2-DG medication for the treatment of COVID patients. He added that presently the COVID-19 cases are decreasing however all were needed to stay alert. He coordinated the three Services and different associations of MoD to proceed with their normal work notwithstanding Covid-19 difficulties. 

This is the fourth audit meeting held by Defense Minister since April 20, on the help reached out by MoD and other Defense associations in the battle against the second COVID-19 wave. The initial three gatherings were hung on April 20, April 24 and May 1. 

The gathering was gone to by Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, Defense Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane, Secretary Department of Defense R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Additional Secretary (Defense Production) Sanjay Jaju, ADG Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) and other senior authorities of MoD.






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