Southern Army commander urges veterans to exercise restraint during festivals to avoid spike in cases
Reaching out to veterans of the armed forces in a personal message, Southern Army Commander Lt. Gen. JS Nain urged them to exercise restraint during festivals to avoid being hit by a new wave of Covid-19 cases.
In a letter to veterans, Lt. Gen. Nain said: “As I review the status of Covid-19 cases in our area of responsibility, it is heartwarming that the numbers are minimal. This was made possible by everyone’s efforts in adhering to established protocols. Please accept my sincere compliments for showing restraint and helping to narrow the curve. Even the number of veterans and families vaccinated is encouraging. This helped lessen the severity of the infection. On behalf of the entire military community, my congratulations to the warriors of Covid-19 for their… efforts, mostly at their expense.
“As the situation improves, facilities, educational institutions, etc. reopen, alongside the looming holiday season. I ask you to please continue to exercise restraint and calibrate the level of indulgence during the festivities. This would go a long way in avoiding being affected by a further increase in Covid-19 cases. At the same time, we have exponentially increased our medical capabilities to maintain our commitment to ensuring that every Veteran, serving staff and families receive timely and quality medical care. I assure you that in case of need, we continue to be on hand. The assistance numbers remain the same, ”added Lieutenant-General Nain.
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He had previously contacted ex-combatants in April amid a spate of cases, and assured them that there would be no distinction between serving officials and ex-combatants in extending medical treatment, as the facilities were quickly expanded to cope with the then ongoing second wave. of Covid-19.
Within its area of responsibility, the Army’s Southern Command has eleven states and four Union territories, covering nearly 41 percent of the country’s landmass. Its formations, establishments and units are spread over 19 cantonments and 36 military posts. A large number of ex-combatants reside in the command area of responsibility.