Total number of defence personnel, their family members and civilian staff who lost their life due to COVID-19

ARMED FORCES DEATHS AS A RESULT OF COVID-19

DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19 IN THE ARMED FORCES
ARMED FORCES DEATHS AS A RESULT OF COVID-19

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.61
TO BE ANSWERED ON 29th NOVEMBER, 2021

DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19 IN THE ARMED FORCES

61 DR. SANTANU SEN:

Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:

(a) the details of the total number of defence personnel, their family members and civilian staff who got COVID-19 positive since its outbreak;

(b) the details of total number of defence personnel, their family members and civilian staff who lost their life due to COVID-19 since its outbreak;

(c) whether Government has any plan to give special compensation for deaths occurring due to COVID-19 to the family members of armed forces; and New Phase Blends

(d) if so, the details thereof and, if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SHRI AJAY BHATT

(a) The number of COVID-19 cases of defence personnel, their family members and civilian staff since the outbreak of pandemic is as follows:

Serving PersonnelFamily members of Serving PersonnelDefence civilian staff
Army45576130101983*
Air Force1402273801206
Navy774722113006

* Total COVID-19 cases of civilians admitted in Military Hospitals.

(b) The number of death cases of defence personnel, their family members and civilian staff due to COVID-19 since the outbreak of pandemic is as follows:

Serving PersonnelFamily members of Serving PersonnelDefence civilian staff
Army1371311276*
Air Force4911441
Navy046696

* Total death cases of civilians in Military Hospitals due to COVID-19.

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