December 1, 2023


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BSF Troops returning to Tripura after Assembly Election

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In view of the prevailing 2nd Covid-19 wave and the apprehension of surge and spread of pandemic, a wholesome review meeting was conducted by Shri Susanta Kumar Nath, IPS, Inspector General, Border Security Force, with Sector Commanders and Battalion Commanders across the Tripura Frontier of BSF on following heads –

  1. 50 Coys consisting approx. 3,000 troops are returning back to Tripura from different parts of the Country after assembly Elections-2021.
  2. Liaising with the Civil Administration for testing all the troops at the de-boarding stations itself. Those who are found positive will be segregated and kept under Covid Care Hospitals at respective locations, prepared by the Battalions.
  3. Out of the COVID positive patients, all the asymptomatic patients be shifted to respective isolation centers, troops with mild symptoms will be shifted to Covid Care Centers and those with acute illness be shifted to 100 beds DCHC, BSF Agartala and AGMC. Other troops who are found COVID negative be shifted in dedicated quarantine centers in separate vehicles, where they will be kept for 15 days.
  4. Tripura Frontier has established 12 Covid Care Centers fully equipped with beds, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, oxy-meters, sufficient medicines, PPE Kits, Senior Level Medical Officers and paramedics etc. to take care of these patients. It has also created more than 4000 beds in duly partisoned quarantine centers.
  5. As on date BSF has vaccinated more than 19,300 1st doses and more than 15800 2nd doses to its frontline workers. Around 300 family members (above 45 years) of serving and retired/deceased persons have also vaccinated for 1st doses. Registration of 18+ family members of serving/retired/deceased persons is being done actively.
  6. Advised to ensure proper sanitization of the campuses and to help the civil population residing near BOPs.
  7. Informed about the imposition of the Corona night curfew and other guidelines issued by State Govt to be followed by all member of the Force.

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