Army issues statement, rebuts charges that fake hospital was set up for Galwan braves

Rebutting allegations, the Indian Army in its statement, said, “Armed Forces give best possible treatment to their personnel. It’s clarified that said facility is part of Crisis Expansion capacity of 100 beds & is part of Gen Hospital complex.”

Written by July 4, 2020 14:20

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his visit to Leh, met the Galwan braves at a hospital who were undergoing treatment but the ‘lobby’ and naysayers found this as an opportunity to cast aspersions on the Indian Army. They alleged that a fake hospital was set up for Galwan braves, when PM Modi visited the facility.

PM Modi meets injured jawans

The Indian Army today issued a statement and refuted the allegations as ‘unsubstantiated and malicious’ in nature.

Rebutting allegations, the Indian Army in its statement, said, “Armed Forces give best possible treatment to their personnel. It’s clarified that said facility is part of Crisis Expansion capacity of 100 beds & is part of Gen Hospital complex.”

After pictures of PM Modi visiting the injured soldiers went viral on Twitter, many said that it was a “marketing gimmick” and wondered whether it was really a hospital.

Indian Army’s Statement:

There have been malicious and unsubstantiated accusations in some quarters regarding the status of the facility visited by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to General Hospital at Leh on July 03.

It’s unfortunate that aspersions are being cast on how Armed Forces are treated. Armed Forces give best possible treatment to their personnel. It’s clarified that said facility is part of Crisis Expansion capacity of 100 beds & is part of Gen Hospital complex.

The Covid-19 protocol had necessitated some wards of the General Hospital to be converted into isolation facilities. Hence, this hall which otherwise was normally used as a Training Audio Video Hall was converted into a ward ever since the hospital was also designated as Covid treatment hospital.

The injured braves have been kept there since their arrival from Galwan to ensure quarantine from COVID areas. The Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane and the Army Commander have also visited the injured braves in the same location.