Pune, August 16, 2020: The Command Hospital Pune of the armed forces successfully treated a 94-year-old patient suffering from Coronavirus disease (COVID19) and discharged him post recovery from the illness. He is the father of a soldier.
With timely precaution taken and measures adopted, the number of COVID cases are very less in defence establishments as compared with civilian areas. Indian Army’s Southern Command area of responsibility spans over 11 states and there are 56 military stations/ Cantts. However, the total number of COVID cases are about 500 which includes veterans, family members and serving soldiers. The recovery rate has been very high.
The measures undertaken to prevent infection and spread of COVID19:-
(a) Undertaking all preventive measures as per the policy of the Ministry of Health and family welfare, Ministry of Defence and Army Headquarters
(b) Strict implementation of Lockdown measures.
(c) Social distancing, use of face masks and sanitizer in regular thermal screening.
(d) Area sanitation by the regular spray of hygiene chemicals in offices and residential areas.
(e) Home delivery of essential supplies through Resident Welfare Associations.
(f) Regular advisories and information to all ranks and families to fight Covid-19.
(g) Maintenance of contact log/ Contact tracing.
(h) Establishing containment zones in affected areas.