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'Corona Helpline for Delhi Police' inaugurated

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New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Concerned over the rising cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Delhi Police force, Commissioner SN Shrivastava on Wednesday inaugurated the "Corona Helpline for Delhi Police" through a video conference.

The helpline has been instituted in coordination with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and will be available on phone numbers -- 9999672238 and 9999672239.

"It is meant for Delhi Police personnel and their family members to seek medical counselling from a doctor about prevention and handling of Corona cases. This facility will be available during working hours seven days a week," said a senior police officer.

There was a pressing need for such facility, as Delhi Police personnel are in frontline in tackling the pandemic thereby rendering them and their family members prone to Covid-19.

Hence senior formations of Delhi Police including S. Sundari Nanda, Spl. CP/Vigilance coordinated with Dr. Rajan Sharma, President and Dr. RV Asokan, Hony. Secretary General, Indian Medical Association to arrange this facility for Delhi Police personnel and their family members.

CP, Delhi also thanked IMA for extending this facility and also greeted the doctors on the occasion of International Doctor's Day recognizing their priceless contribution in our lives.

A Delhi police inspector Sanjeev Yadav posted in Special Cell died battling Covid-19 at a South Delhi hospital on Wednesday. Inspector Yadav, who was conferred upon a gallantry award in January, was on a ventilator support for 14 days and has received two plasma therapies since he was admitted to the hospital.

Ten Delhi police personnel have succumbed to Covid-19 till date and approximately 2,000 have been affected by the virus of which 1,300 have successfully recovered.

--IANS zaidi/pgh

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2020-07-01-19:28:02 (IANS)

 
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