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Coronavirus: Army directs military hospitals to set up isolation wards, OPDs for screening

ANI | Updated: Mar 06, 2020 18:32 IST


New Delhi [India], Mar 06 (ANI): Indian Army on Friday issued detailed instructions about preparations and emergency response to tackle coronavirus, directing military hospitals to establish isolation wards and have separate outpatient departments (OPDs) for the screening of symptomatic cases to prevent transmission.
The Army also instructed service hospitals to work in synergy with local civil medical authorities and designated ICMR labs. The instruction comes after the tally of the confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 31.
"In consonance with various advisories issued by the Government, Indian Army HQ has issued detailed instructions with respect to preparations and emergency response in tackling COVID-19. Military hospitals to establish isolation wards & have separate OPDs for a screening of symptomatic cases to prevent avoidable transmission. Service hospitals will work in synergy with local civil medical authorities and designated ICMR labs," the army said.
"Service personnel to be encouraged to utilize Shopping Complex facilities within the Cantonment /Military Stations and avoid visits to crowded areas like movie halls/ shopping malls etc," it added.
The Amry also said that regular health information education and counseling activities to be carried out at all military stations. "All non-essential foreign travel to be avoided," it added. (ANI)

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