ITBP opens its countrywide health centres for veterans suffering from COVID-19

▴ ITBP opens its countrywide health centres for veterans suffering from COVID-19
The decision, taking note of of the lifelong services provided by ITBP jawans is open for all veterans

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has thrown open the gates of its countrywide health centres and hospitals for its veterans suffering from the novel coronavirus. ITBP Director General SS Deswal said the decision has been taken after the force came across media reports of people facing problems in getting admission or treatment at COVID-19 designated hospitals.

He said, ITBP Jawans have sweated throughout their life and we do not want that they suffer and hence all our veterans are being offered health services in case anyone of them are affected by COVID-19. He further said that all hospitals of the force throughout the country will admit veterans with coronavirus infection and treat them.

The ITBP has about 20,000 retired and dependent personnel. The ITBP runs a super specialty referral hospital for the Central Armed Police Forces in Greater Noida, has two base hospitals at Tigri in Delhi and Kimin in Arunachal Pradesh and composite hospitals at Dehradun and Chandigarh apart from health centres at its every base in the country.

The ITBP DG said the COVID-19 situation is under control in the force as protocols are strictly followed by field units.

Mr Deswal said, everyone of you have contributed in this tense period and we are grateful and proud of our doctors and para-medical staff who have sincerely and with utmost dedication treated our troops and policemen from all forces working in the national capital region.

The ITBP was the first organisation in the country to have created a 1,000-bed quarantine centre for coronavirus-affected people.The centre in Chhawla area of south-west Delhi has treated about 1,200 people including 42 foreigners who were brought to India on special evacuation flights from Wuhan in China and Italy after the COVID-19 outbreak a few months back.The facility is still operational and is taking care of those ITBP troops who are joining back work after easing of restrictions imposed during the countrywide lockdown.It also created the first standard operating procedures for management of the pandemic among the various CAPFs and central and state police organisations.

Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police, ITBP, S S Deswal presented awards to officials and Staff of ITBP quarantine facility at Chhwala in New Delhi.Mr Deswal presented 28 DG Commendation Discs, 3 Appreciation Letters and 32 cash awards to ITBP officials, team of Doctors, support staff and administration staff. Cooks, Washer men and Sanitation workers (Safai Karmis).

Meanwhile, during the ongoing lockdown, Indo- Tibetan Border Police, ITBP has ensured a safe passage for over 900 trucks carrying essential supplies, from the icy heights of Zoji La to the frozen slopes of Kargil in past 21 days. The land route through Zoji La pass serves as a lifeline for the nearly 1.5 lakh residents of Kargil. ITBP has been assigned the vital responsibility to escort goods trucks and fuel tankers carrying essential supplies to people located in far-flung areas of Ladakh.

Trucks carrying food and other items are reaching Kargil covering a distance of 100 kilometres in about eight hours under security cover provided by the ITBP. The convoys move through Gumri, Meena Marg and Dras through Fotu La pass and Namika La pass in extreme cold climatic conditions, with temperatures dipping up to minus 10 degrees Celsius.

The Leh based North West Frontier of ITBP has played a pivotal role in the process with active support of the Ladakh administration. The Drivers and other staffs were screened at various checkpoints by ITBP personnel. Social distancing was followed in all such screenings.

Tags : #ITBP #Veterans #FightCorona #Wuhan #Kargil

About the Author

Team Medicircle

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...


Trending Now

Seminar on RERA: Concerns in Real Estate heldDecember 09, 2023
Commonwealth youth leaders want action, not just rhetoric at COP28December 09, 2023
South India’s biggest Gaushala, Satyam Shivam Sundaram Gau Nivas to conduct Annakut Celebrations on Sunday on the eve of its 23rd AnniversaryDecember 08, 2023
Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine Introduces Groundbreaking Service – Preliminary Clinical and Technical Testing for Medical SoftwareDecember 08, 2023
FTCCI to hold a Seminar on RERA: Concerns in Real EstateDecember 08, 2023
Adoption of Public Health Strategies and Early Detection Key for Cancer Mitigation: ExpertsDecember 08, 2023
Are online spaces safe for women?December 08, 2023
Prescribing Equality: Tackling Gender Disparities in India's Healthcare LeadershipDecember 07, 2023
Digitalizing Health: Generative AI's Impact Amplified by AWS Cloud in IndiaDecember 07, 2023
Eyes on the Future: Dr. Agarwal's Group Channels Rs 100 Crore for Cutting-edge Eye Hospitals Across KeralaDecember 06, 2023
Organ Transplant Scandal: Apollo Hospital Faces Government InquiryDecember 06, 2023
Breaking Barriers in Cancer Treatment: Max Healthcare's CAR-T Therapy PartnershipDecember 06, 2023
Exploring the Link Between Covid-19 Vaccination and Sudden Cardiac Arrests: ICMR StudyNovember 22, 2023
Powering the Future: China's Biodegradable Wireless System for Bioelectronic InnovationNovember 22, 2023
IMS BHU Pioneers Advanced Cardiac Care: Unveiling Cutting-Edge Technologies for Precise DiagnosisNovember 18, 2023
Inito's $6 Million Boost: Transforming Women's Health with AI-Backed Fertility MonitoringNovember 18, 2023
Madras High Court Advocates for Equality: PG Medical Students to Receive Incentive Marks for COVID-19 DutyNovember 18, 2023
Next-Gen Healthcare: CarePods and AI Redefine the Patient ExperienceNovember 17, 2023
Air Quality Crisis: Alarming Rise in Premature Births Linked to Air Quality in Begusarai, BiharNovember 17, 2023
Limerick Contest-2023: A Celebration of Wit and PoetryNovember 17, 2023