‘We are proud of the team providing emergency medical aid to earthquake victims in Turkey, Short-term Mobilisation of field Hospital Indicates that we maintain operational readiness at all times says Manoj Pandey
Srinagar, 22 February (CNI) :
Proud of the team providing medical aid to the earthquake-affected areas in Turkey under ‘Operation Dost’ The army chief general Manoj Pandey said that a medical team of the Indian Army recently set up a 30-bed field hospital in Iskanderon area to provide medical assistance to the victims there.
According to the Monitoring Desk of Current News of India (CNI), while addressing a press conference at the Army Hospital in Delhi, Army chief General Manoj Pandey said the force is proud of its medical team for providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief to earthquake-hit Turkey and asserted that the mobilization of the field hospital in a short period of time indicates the operational readiness of the team.
He said this after interacting with members of the Indian Army medical team, which has returned home after providing extensive services to a large number of earthquake-affected people in Turkey’s Iskanderon region.
“We are proud of our medical team for providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief to earthquake victims in Turkey,” General Pandey said.
It may be recalled that on February 6, India launched “Operation Dost” to provide assistance to Turkey and Syria after a devastating earthquake hit parts of the two countries, killing more than 30,000 people.
General Period said that Within a short period of time, the Indian Army medical team established a 30-bed field hospital in the Iskanderon area, Pandey added that timely decision-making and excellent inter-agency coordination among all parties made them among the first few medical teams to arrive in Turkey.
He further added that mobilizing a field hospital in Turkey in such a short period of time also indicates that they maintain operational readiness at all times. (CNI)