Over 200-Armed Forces Veterans volunteering Covid duty


SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today said that as many as 212 Armed Forces veterans have been deployed for covid duty across 10 districts in Kashmir.

Divided into teams, the volunteers include 191 deployed for general duty and 21 as medical staff at various hospitals and Covid-19 related mitigation facilities.

After volunteering to serve humanity in these testing times, these volunteers have reported to respective District Collectors and were subsequently employed to augment the District Hospital manpower and in crowd control.

These Kashmiri heroes have come forward again to serve the AWAM and the country with utter disregard to their personal comforts. A true testimony to their spirit which says once again on hearing the clarion call the veterans community have volunteered to re-attire themselves as COVID warriors.

Kashmir Division has a total of 8308 Ex-Servicemen (ESM), out of which 1412 ESM have volunteered to come to the rescue of already overburdened civil medical infrastructure and serve the AWAM.