Indian Army sets up 100-bedded hospitals in Faridabad, Chandigarh, Patiala
The Indian Army's Western Command has established three 100-bed hospitals in Faridabad, Chandigarh, and Patiala as part of the ongoing battle against Covid-19 spread.
These Covid facilities have been dedicated to the civil administrations under 'Operation Namaste', which began in March this year.
Lieutenant General RP Singh, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Command announced the operationalisation of the first 100-bedded Covid hospital on Monday, in coordination with UT administration at the International Students Hostel of Punjab University.
Other 100-bed facilities have been set up at Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Medical College in Faridabad, Haryana, and Rajindra Hospital in Patiala, Punjab.
The Covid-19 Hospital in Chandigarh began operations on May 10, while the facilities in Faridabad and Patiala will start functioning on May 11 and 12, respectively.
Lieutenant General RP Singh highlighted the efforts put in by both the Indian Army and the civil administration in the early operationalisation of these hospitals.
“These hospitals have been set up on a war footing, having the capacity to accommodate and treat mild to moderate patients,” the Indian Army said in a release.