Indian Army supports Narela Quarantine Centre
The Indian Army is to extend its support to the Narela Quarantine Centre. It is the largest quarantine centre in the country and was established by the Delhi Government.
Initially, the quarantine facility had 250 foreign nationals. Later, an additional strength of 1000 more were added. A team of Army doctors and nurses are assisting the centre from April 1, 2020.
Indian Armed Forces
There are four main tasks of Indian Armed Forces. They are
- To assert territorial integrity of India
- To defend the country when it is attacked by foreign nation
- To take part in United Nations Peace Keeping operations
- To support civil communities in disasters.
Under these rules, the Indian Army has stepped in to support the quarantine. The rules have been listed in Army Rules, 1954. The guidelines to set quarantine facilities were provided by the National Centre for Disease Control. A person is to be placed in quarantine for 14 days for him to recover.
Category: Defence Current Affairs