Jammu, August 23: In order to further strengthen the national effort to fight COVID-19, the Indian Army has been contributing in all possible ways, which include distribution of medical kits, awareness lectures in far-flung areas and operating mobile medical aid patrols to difficult & isolated areas.
These patrols have proved to be very effective in identifying COVID positive (symptomatic) patients and in registering locals on the COWIN app, besides assisting locals in acquiring medical aid.
Indian Army sent its medical patrol to Mahu village in District Rajouri (J&K). The patrol interacted with the villagers including Sarpanches and Panches. Villagers were informed about symptoms observed in the 2nd strain of COVID-19 and on the importance of practising preventive measures.
The event included door to door information dissemination campaign followed by the distribution of COVID preventive kits. The efforts of medical patrols have been appreciated by the villagers and the civil administration.
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