This is the first case in the NSG force raised for special counter-terrorism and anti-hijack duties. The infected NSG personnel was quarantined immediately
MUMBAI| On Sunday a medical staff of the elite counter-terrorism force NSG tested positive for the Coronavirus COVID-19, taking the total number of infected patients among the five central paramilitary force to over 745.
This is the first case in the NSG force raised for special counter-terrorism and anti-hijack duties. The infected NSG personnel was posted at the NSG hospital in Gurgaon’s Manesar. He was quarantined immediately and admitted to the referral hospital of the Central Armed Police Force in Greater Noida.
NSG statement read as “We have one COVID positive case. The individual is a non-combatant support staff in our Composite Hospital. He was sent on attendant duty to look after a patient who has been admitted in a city hospital for a certain ailment. On returning from attendant duty he was quarantined for two weeks as per our SOP. During this period he was tested when he developed flu-like symptoms and found to be positive. He has now been admitted to a referral hospital in the city. He is stable with mild symptoms. This hasn’t impacted the preparedness and availability of any of our combat formations”.
Under the Union Home Ministry, NSG is a federal contingency force. Five other CAPFs, CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB are under the MHA and these forces reported 93 cases on Sunday.
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