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CIVIC MILITARY INTERACTION TO FIGHT COVID-19 HELD AT BHAGATPURA

Srinagar, 01 Apr 2020.    Major General Ashok Singh, General Officer Commanding, Kilo Force visited Bhagatpura to review the overall situation in the Handwara district amid the fight against Covid-19. Commander Pohrupet Sector, Mr GV Sundeep Chakravarthy, IPS, SP Handwara, Dr Aijaz Administrator DH Handwara, Dr Rouf Superintendent DH Handwara and other senior Army officials were present during the review.  The interaction included discussion on the prevailing security situation with special emphasis on status of COVID-19 spread in the District, the preparedness to contain it and future course of the joint civic military action plan for defeating the pandemic. As mark of appreciation, Major General Ashok Singh handed over sets of PPE, Face Masks, Gloves and Hand Sanitizers for the Hospital Staff working relentlessly at the Specialist Facility created at DH Handwara for COVID-19 patients.
Mr Sundeep, IPS, SP Handwara put forward his views on the present security situation in Handwara and also highlighted actions being taken by the Handwara Police to defeat COVID-19.Major General Ashok Singh assured the civil administration of all possible assistance by the military to help fight the pandemic together. He reiterated that Indian Army will leave no stone unturned to defeat this pandemic in collaboration with civil administration and will continue carrying out number of actions like ensuring enforcement of lockdown, spreading awareness amongst local populace, helping civil administration in contact tracing and helping the needy in their hour of distress. He later also reviewed the progress of online study program instituted for the students of Army Goodwill School, Budkot (Handwara).

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