Coronavirus: Third Batch of 53 Indians from Iran Evacuate to Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer: Third batch of 195 Indians have been brought from Iran to Jaisalmer by a special plane in the wake of fast spread of deadly Coronovirus.

The passengers were screened at the Airport and shifted to the Army Wellness Facility at Jaisalmer Military Station, Rajasthan-based Defence PRO Col Sombit Ghosh said.

With the arrival of this batch of evacuees, the total number of quarantined people housed at the Army Wellness Facility in Jaisalmer Military Station rose to 484.

The Army authorities have confirmed that all the quarantined persons are stable and are making full use of the facilities available in the Wellness Facility.

The comfort levels exhibited by the evacuees at the Wellness Facility demonstrates that the people are willing to go the distance in the nation’s fight against COVID-19.

The second batch of 53 Indian nationals were brought at the same centre on Monday while the first one was evacuated from Iran last week.

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Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday visited Jaisalmer Military Station and reviewed the Indian Army Wellness Centre established here to facilitate the Nation to overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19.

The General was accompanied by Southern Command General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Lieutenant General CP Mohanty.

A total of 118 men and 171 women evacuated from Iran are undergoing the mandatory quarantine period at this facility, Rajasthan-based Defence PRO Col Sombit Ghosh said.

The Wellness Centre is equipped with all facilities to make the stay of quarantine people comfortable.

Women and men have been kept in different barracks as per their age groups.

A dedicated team of medical staff has been earmarked and placed at the Centre to monitor the residents.

All rooms have been provided with TVs and provision for indoor and outdoor sports has also been made for their recreation.

The Centre has been totally isolated and jawans have been deployed round the clock for its security.

Overall the Wellness Centre has been established with an aim to ensure that the quarantine people leave the place healthy.

The Army Chief lauded the efforts put in by the Southern Command and specifically the Konark Corps for helping the Civil Administration in taking care of the evacuated Indian nationals.

The Chief also visited the border areas and reviewed the operational readiness of the Indian Army along the Western borders while motivating all soldiers to maintain highest standards of professionalism and operational preparedness through realistic and focused training.

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