Udhampur, 2 May, 2021: While COVID-19 pandemic is once again threatening to put the lives in disarray, Liuetenant General YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command directed the formations to expand the scope and robustness of the support system for the Ex-Servicemen, Veer Naris and their dependents. A network of Nodal Officers with associated medical resources has been put into place to ensure that medical support and appropriate care is proactively provided to the veterans and their families.
The emphasis is on the dictum "One for All and All for One", whereby collective effort becomes the key to success in the war against second wave of COVID-19. Strict adherence to protocols and timely medical response in support of patients who get critical is the cornerstone of Northern Command strategy.
A well organized and coordinated system is already in place for the service personnel, the need was to extend similar fail safe care to the Veterans, Veer Naris and their dependents. Contact details of all the Nodal Officers have been widely circulated to the other Command Headquarters and establishments of Army for further dissemination to all the units and they have been urged to make special efforts to reach out to every member of the community of Armed Forces within their jurisdiction.
Helpline numbers, shared and publicised through different media are being manned 24x7. The calls are directed to the resource persons and Nodal Officers for ensuring logical conclusion of the requests or requirements of support. The directions have been given out to ensure the Veterans and their families are assisted when required.
The Indian Army is ceased with the reality that solution to this pandemic lies in jointmanship and coordinated application of all the efforts at homes, streets and work places by strictly following social norms, timely screening of personnel and efficient management of the infected till recovery.
(This is a press release issues by the Indian Army's Northern Command. MVI's editorial team have not made changes to the media release)