Its Quarantine centres shelter 1095 evacuees
open view news desk
Since the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China Air Force, Army and Navy Ministry of Defence have proactively worked to evacuate Indian people from the Covid-19 affected countries China, Iran, Italy and Japan and quarantined them at their facilities to release after mandatory isolation. From 1st February, 2020 till date the Air Force has evacuated 1059 people (including 05 foreigners) and quarantined them at their facilities/bases in Manesar(Haryana), Hindan (Ghaziabad), Ghatkopar, Mumbai and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). Details as follows:
|Sl No.||Location||Number||Date of Commencement||Date of Release||Remarks|
|1.||Manesar||248||01 Feb 2020||18 Feb 2020||Evacuees from Wuhan, ChinaQuarantine over, all released|
|2.||Manesar||124 (inc 05 foreigners)||27 Feb 2020||12 Mar 2020||Evacuees from Japan Cruise ShipQuarantine over. All released|
|3.||Hindan||18||27 Feb 2020||12 Mar 2020||Medical team and Air Crew who flew to WuhanQuarantine over. All released.|
|4.||Hindan||58||10 Mar 2020||23 Mar 2020||Evacuees from Iran01 pt (viral pneumonia, 67yr/F) refd to Safdarjung Hosp. Tested negative|
|5.||Manesar||83||11 Mar 2020||24 Mar 2020||Evacuees from ItalyOne personrefd to Safdarjung Hosp. Tested positive|
|6.||Ghatkopar||44||13 Mar 2020||26 Mar 2020||Evacuees from Iran06 pts symptomatic refd to Kasturba Hosp. Mumbai, all tested negative and brought back to quarantine camp|
|7.||Jaisalmer||236||15 Mar 2020||28 Mar 2020||Evacuees from Iran03 pts at isolation wd in 15 AFH|
|8.||Jaisalmer||53||16 Mar 2020||29 Mar 2020||Evacuees from Iran|
|9.||Jaisalmer||195||18 Mar 2020||31 Mar 2020||Evacuees from Iran|
Besides the Indian Navy has set up a quarantine camp at INS Vishwakarma at Vishakhapatnam which is fully equipped to accommodate nearly 200 personnel. Navy has also set up isolation facilities at its premier hospital INHS Asvini at Mumbai. The Naval base, Kochi under Southern Naval Command (SNC), is gearing up to provide quarantine facilities for Indian nationals. The SNC is also actively coordinating with the Kerala state health officials and Ernakulam district administration to explore the feasibility of provisioning civil hotels/resorts for quarantining.
Besides all Army Hospitals have been kept on alert to meet any eventuality.
In an event of releasing the Draft Defence Procurement Procedure 2020 here today, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh said the current Covid-19 situation will not have much impact on their long gestation project.
March 20, 2020