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Defence forces agree to help Goa govt in tackling COVID-19

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Panaji: Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik on Friday said that the defence establishments in Goa are ready to help out State government, in case, the COVID-19 outbreak situation worsens.

Naik chaired the meeting along with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday in Panaji where the local head of all Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy and Indian Army were present.

Naik said that all the three wings have agreed to provide whatever help required for the state in case COVID-19 outbreak worsens.

Goa has been witnessing more than 100 COVID-19     positive cases every day since last three days.

Naik said that the manpower available with the defence forces along with the health facilities can be roped in to tide over the crisis.

He said that the defence forces can also be a part of awareness campaign against coronavirus in the state.

Meanwhile, Naik, who is also Union AYUSH minister, said that all the households in Goa would be given immunity boosters through respective MLAs.

“We are taking up the distribution on war footing in all the 40 Assembly constituencies,” he said.

The boosters would be supplied to local panchayat bodies from where it would be distributed to the households.

“Ayush ministry will give 4 lakh boosters. The requirement of state is around 6 lakh,” he said.

Naik said that considering the increase in number of covid positive patients, there is need for the people to maintain social distancing and also use mask.


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