As more and more cops continue to test positive for the novel coronavirus, Maharashtra Health Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday inaugurated a 50-bed COVID-19 care centre for police personnel at the Navi Mumbai police headquarters in Kalamboli.
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of 35 police personnel so far.
Condoling the cops’ deaths, Deshmukh told reporters, “we want police personnel who put their lives at risk to have the best care if they get infected by coronavirus.”
All police commissioners and superintendents have been instructed to start such facilities, he said.
आज कळंबोली येथील पोलीस मुख्यालयात #Covid19 च्या अनुषंगाने नवी मुंबई पोलीस आयुक्तालयातील पोलीस कर्मचाऱ्यांकरता नव्याने उभारण्यात आलेल्या निवारा कोविड केअर सेंटरचे उद्घाटन करून पाहणी केली. यावेळी पोलीस आयुक्त, पोलीस उपायुक्त आणि अन्य प्रशासकीय अधिकारी उपस्थित होते. pic.twitter.com/N7muGCkvsg
— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) June 10, 2020
“Although nearly 3,500 personnel have contracted the deadly infection in the state, the police don’t hesitate in discharging their duties at quarantine centres, isolation wards or any other highly contagious areas,” he said.
Senior officials including Navi Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Kumar were present for the inauguration of the ‘Nivara’ Care Center facility.
“All police personnel need is a pat on their backs and a signal that their interests and welfare will be taken care of,” the minister said.
Per official data, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra surpasses 94,000 on Wednesday.Back to latest news