Battlefield Nursing Assistants

Battlefield Nursing Assistants are non-medical personnel who are trained to assist medical staff when the healthcare system is overwhelmed. The training of such personnel was carried out during the First World War. The Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy announced recently that it has initiated training of naval personnel at INS Venduruthy for the role of BFNA. These personnel will back the civil society for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

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