India, May 3 -- As India struggles against the fatal second wave of REPLACEDthe armed forces have also stepped up their measures to manage the situation. The Indian Navy is opening up its naval hospitals for use of civilians in various cities, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

Admiral Singh also apprised the Prime Minister of other initiatives being undertaken by the Navy to better handle the devastating Covid-19 situation in the country as the massive leap in the number of infections has brought the healthcare infrastructure to its knees.

To assist the country in such unprecedented times, the Navy has redeployed medical personnel at various locations to manage Covid duties, Adm...