Navy ramps up bed capacity at hospitals, prepares places for quarantine amid Omicron threat

With the advent of Omicron, the new variant of the coronavirus, the Indian Navy has issued instructions on how to comply with Covid-19 protocols, increased bed capacity in hospitals and prepared places for quarantine, a senior official said Friday.

The Navy will go the extra mile to help the Maharashtra government during the pandemic, said Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, the commanding chief of Western Naval Command.

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“We recently issued a pan-Navy dictation that Omicron is a worrying variant and have established certain regulations that we will follow within the Navy, which include all parameters of the Covid protocol and compliance with the guidelines of the state government, and maintain a clear and unambiguous Covid-19 hygiene and system, ”Singh told reporters.

The Navy has increased bed capacity in its hospitals and has also prepared places for quarantine, he said. “We look forward to exchanging ideas with the state government. If they need help, we can provide it and we are more than ready to go that extra mile, ”said the Vice Admiral. The aim is to save lives, regardless of who they belong to, he added.

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