Navy chief briefs PM Modi about relief efforts, oxygen operation

NewsBharati    04-May-2021
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New Delhi, May 4: The Indian Navy has reached out to all states for providing hospitals beds, vaccines, sending its doctors to assist other medical facilities, and also joined the efforts to bring oxygen containers from other nations to fight the second wave of Covid, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informed.
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PM Modi met Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Monday to review all the Covid-related initiatives taken by the Navy. The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that Singh briefed Modi “about various initiatives being taken by the Indian Navy to assist the countrymen in the pandemic”.
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The Prime Minister was also informed that it has "reached out to all state administrations and have offered help in terms of hospital beds, transportation and conduct of vaccination drives." The navy chief apprised the PM about beds being earmarked in various Naval hospitals for use of civilians in various cities."
Singh informed the PM that naval hospitals are “being opened for use of civilians in various cities”. He told Modi that “medical personnel in the Navy have been redeployed at various locations in the country to manage Covid duties” and Navy personnel are “being provided Battle Field Nursing Assistant Training to be deployed in Covid duties”.
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The navy chief briefed the PM that the Navy is helping increase oxygen availability and replenish COVID-related supplies in Lakshadweep as well as Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He also apprised PM that the Indian Navy is transporting Oxygen Containers as well as other supplies from Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait & Singapore to India. Seven of its ships are involved in Samudra Setu 2 operation to transport oxygen containers.