212 Ex-Servicemen Deployed On Counter-Covid19 Duty

SRINAGAR: As many as 212 Armed Forces veterans have been deployed for Covid19 duty across 10 districts in Kashmir, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole revealed.

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“Divided into teams, the volunteers include 191 deployed for general duty and 21 as medical staff at various hospitals and Covid-19 related mitigation facilities,” an official spokesman said. “After volunteering to serve humanity in these testing times, these volunteers have reported to respective District Collectors and were subsequently employed to augment the District Hospital manpower and in crowd control.”

Kashmir has a total of 8308 Ex-Servicemen (ESM), out of which 1412 ESM have volunteered to come to the rescue of already overburdened civil medical infrastructure and serve the people, the spokesman said.

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