Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (R) during the inaugural ceremony of the Aero India 2021 Airshow at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore on February 3, 2021
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (R) during the inaugural ceremony of the Aero India 2021 Airshow at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore on February 3, 2021
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured the Madhya Pradesh government that services at Army hospitals in the state will be made available to civilians during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister's Office said.

Singh's assurance came after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke to him over phone about opening the Army hospitals in the state for the general public, an official in the CMO said. Senior Army officials will meet the chief minister in this connection, he said.

On Sunday, Madhya Pradesh reported 12,248 new cases of coronavirus, the state's highest single-day spike so far, taking the caseload to 4,08,080. The state also recorded 66 more deaths due to the viral infection, pushing the toll to 4,557.

This month, the state has so far reported 1,12,569 new cases of COVID-19 and 571 deaths due to the disease, as per official data.

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