Friday, June 18, 2021

Defence Minister asks Army Chief, Defence Secy, DRDO chief to offer expertise & facilities to civilians during COVID-19 crisis

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Army Chief General MM Naravane, Defence Secretary and DRDO chief and asked them to offer available facilities and expertise to civilians during the COVID19 crisis.

Mr. Singh also directed Army Chief to instruct local commanders to reach out to Chief Ministers and offer all possible help. Following the call, the Defence Secretary issued instructions to 67 Cantonment Board Hospitals across the country to extend medical services to every patient who reaches out to them.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a meeting through a Video Conference at 1 pm today to review COVID situation. The meeting will be attended by the three Service Chiefs, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Defence Secretary, DRDO Chairman and Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services.

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