Southern Army Commander urges veterans to exercise restraint during festivities to avoid wave of Covid
Reaching out to veterans of the armed forces, the Commander of the Army of the South, Lt. Gen. JS Nain, urged them to exercise restraint during the festivities to avoid being hit by a new wave of Covid cases -19.
In a letter to veterans, Lt. Gen. Nain said: “As I review the status of Covid cases in our area of responsibility, it is heartwarming to note 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 COVID Warriors for their intimidating efforts, mostly at their expense. “
He further said: “As the situation improves, facilities, educational institutions, etc. reopen at the same time as the looming holiday season. 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 another increase in Covid 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 at hand. The assistance numbers remain the same.
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Lt. Gen. Nain had already contacted veterans in April amid an increase in the number of cases and assured that there would be no distinction between serving military personnel and veterans in extending treatment. medical, as the facilities were quickly expanded to cope with the second wave.
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.