Army Says Troops Returning From Leave, Outstation Duties To Report To Screening Centres

The Army is “aggressively” following the slogan “I will neither get infected nor will I infect others”


The Northern Command of the Army has asked its troops returning from leave or outstation duties to report directly to the screening centres established at various transit camps in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its efforts to check the spread of coronavirus, an official said on Thursday.

He said after the medical screening the troops are being quarantined for 14 days in isolation rooms established in the units.

The Indian Army’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19 have gained momentum in the Union Territories of Jammu And Kashmir and Ladakh, PRO of northern command Lt Col Abhinav Navneet said.

A number of measures are being taken by the Army to prevent the epidemic amongst its personnel so that they are available to do their primary task and to support people in the fight against coronavirus, he said.

“Troops returning from leave or out station duties directly report to the screening centres established at various transit camps,” the PRO said.

To maintain social distancing, distance between beds in the barracks has been increased, to avoid crowding in dining halls meals are served at staggered timings and adequate hand washing points are in place, he said.

The PRO added that at the unit level, a dynamic and judicious approach has been adopted by all ranks of the Indian Army to contribute to the efforts being made against coronavirus under its new mission…

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