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41 Armed Forces Personnel Died of Covid-19, 22,353 Infected, Govt Informs Rajya Sabha

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Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik stated a collection of measures have been put in place to test the unfold of the coronavirus an infection within the armed forces which included a marketing campaign on preventive measures.

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  • Last Updated: September 19, 2020, 5:21 PM IST

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The coronavirus pandemic has killed 41 and contaminated 22,353 armed forces personnel, in line with particulars present by the federal government in Rajya Sabha on Saturday. Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik stated a collection of measures have been put in place to test the unfold of the coronavirus an infection within the armed forces which included a marketing campaign on preventive measures.

”The whole variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances amongst serving armed forces personnel is 22,353,” he stated, including 41 personnel died of the an infection until date. ”In line with the worldwide and nationwide remedy protocols for COVID-19, armed forces hospitals have a big selection of anti-viral medicine (Favipiravir and Remdesivir),” he stated.






The minister stated two hospitals within the armed forces are utilizing plasma remedy for remedy of severely in poor health sufferers. To a separate query, Naik stated the power of ladies officers serving within the Indian Air Force is 1,875.

”Of these, 10 ladies officers are fighter pilots and 18 ladies officers are navigators,” he stated. Naik stated ladies fighter pilots are inducted and deployed in IAF as per strategic wants and operational necessities throughout the laid down coverage.


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