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Army starts Medical Patrols to save people of Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on May 13, 2021 at 6:20 pm

Army has never shied away from performing non-combatant duties in Jammu and Kashmir be it the earthquake in 2005 or the present Covid crisis in the Union Territory.

From setting up of hospitals to spreading awareness about the virus, army in J&K is busy these days in far flung areas.

With the number of increasing COVID-19 cases throughout the region, Indian Army has mobilised medical patrols with an aim to spread awareness on COVID-19 precautions.

Army sent its medical patrol to Keri in District Rajouri which interacted with the villagers including Sarpanches and Panches. Villagers were familiarised with on symptoms observed in 2nd strain of COVID-19 and on the importance of practicing preventive measures such as maintaining social distance, washing hands with soap, wearing masks and avoiding social gatherings.

Leaflets on COVID precautions were also distributed and pasted on public places like Community Halls and Shops. 30 COVID kits consisting of sanitizers, soaps and masks among others were distributed to the villagers. The effort of medical patrol has been appreciated by the locals.