Ladakh: Along with fighting China on LAC, the Indian Army is also fighting Corona. Because in East Ladakh, a large number of soldiers are arriving from different parts of the country for deployment. But the Indian Army is fully cautious about Corona.
What is the preparation of Indian Army against Corona, to know that the team of ABP News reached military transgression facility where large number of soldiers are reaching. Let me tell you that so far 17000 corona cases have been reported in the army and 32 soldiers have lost their lives due to corona.
When the ABP News team reached a forward airbase in East Ladakh, a large number of soldiers were arriving in the Air Force C-17 Globemaster and IL-76 military transport aircraft. All the soldiers and military officers who got off the plane had masks on their faces. After landing from the aircraft, all the soldiers were standing in the queue, even then social care was being taken special care of. After counting everyone and checking the documents, they are taken to the nearby Military Transit Facilitation (MTF).
MTF ie Military Transaction Facility is actually an airbase terminal just like a civil airport terminal. Here all the soldiers are first seated in a queue and one by one all are screened for corona. Only after thermal screening, the troops are sent to the transit camp at Leh. Rescue posters have been pasted at the MTF terminal in place of the corona.
Soldiers’ luggage, such as bags etc., are sent forward only after sanitizing on arrival at MTF. According to the information, every unit and cantonment in eastern Ladakh has strict protocols regarding corona. Outside the cantonment, doctors and nursing assistants are once again undergoing thermal screening and then sent to a forward location.
Although social distancing at the forward location becomes very difficult, but all the soldiers are strictly instructed that if any soldier has slight corona symptoms, then immediately inform him to his senior officer or AMC ie Army Medical Corps.
Let us tell you that on Wednesday itself, Minister of State for Defense Shripad Naik had told the Lok Sabha in response to a written question that till now 16758 Army soldiers have been hit by Corona. Also, 32 soldiers have died due to corona. 1356 Airmen of the Air Force have been in the grip of this epidemic while in the Navy this figure is 1716. So far 03 airmen have died in Air Force, while in the Navy this figure is suspended.
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