An exercise has started to identify the additional infrastructure for setting up isolation centers in each station for the personnel, the Army said.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh holds meet with top officials in New Delhi on Thursday.

As the number of Coronavirus cases has been increasing, the Army is on a war-footing to set up more quarantine centres for their personnel and extend its medical infrastructure for the civilians.

An exercise has started to identify the additional infrastructure for setting up isolation centers in each station for the personnel, the Army said. “The Indian Army is prepared to extend its network of hospital and laboratory facilities to assist civil administration at COVID-19 hotspots,” an Army official said.

Till now the Army has been running quarantine centres in Manesar, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur for Indians stranded abroad.

There is a plan for augmenting public health experts in severely affected areas if required.

Additional training of the Army’s medical personnel at various hospitals to prepare them better for COVID-19 has also been taking place.

On Thursday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a review meeting with his officials to discuss the action plan of the ministry.

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