After criminals who 'haunted' the Uttar Pradesh police with frequent attack on the 'Khakhi' now the biggest police force of the world is under 'dengue', scare forcing the director general of police Javeed Ahmed to issue an advisory today.
The DGP office has no official figure of reported dengue cases in the police department but in Lucknow alone two cops including a sub-inspector so far succumbed to the dreaded viral.
As both deaths occurred in the want of leave to ensure proper treatment, the district police chief in Lucknow, Manzil Saini, issued directions that who so ever in the Department feels he or she was suffering from Dengue, they would proceed for leave and the sanctioned formalities will be completed later on.
Sources said after finding reports of Dengue patients rising in the Police Department and two policemen already died in Lucknow where best medical facilities is available, Assistant to DGP, Sanjay Singhal, on behalf of DGP Javeed Ahmed, issued the advisory asking all the district police chiefs, superintendent of police, circle officers, station incharges, commandants of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), Railways and all the heads of other wings of the UP police, to comply with an advisory regarding prevention of `Dengue'.
He asked all the officers to ensure preventive steps in all the Reserve Police Lines, PAC battalions, police stations, outposts, residential premises etc so that Dengue threat could be averted.
Mr Singhal asked that all the officers and cops should wear full sleeves uniform to cover their entire body, also to wear socks and shoes, use mosquito nets and ensure fogging in the premises and adjoining areas besides spreading pesticides etc to control the menace. He directed to "intensify" measures to check mosquito-breeding.It may be mentioned that Dengue already claimed lives of sub-inspector Krishna Gopal Shukla and head constable Anil Pandey, both posted in Lucknow. Ms Saini also removed Aliganj station officer K P Yadav from the police station and attached him to police lines for not getting the colony cleaned despite complaints from residents about mosquito breeding due to faulty drainage and dumping of old seized vehicles on the campus. The SSP also visited the Aliganj colony which houses 100 families. She assured the residents that the area will be cleaned in two days.Besides the UP police, government also issued advisory sounding alert that there is a possibility of water stagnating in containers and disposed plastic and junk material. This could give rise to breeding of Aedes mosquitoes. It is advised that vector-control measures be intensified to contain the problem of dengue. All the officials and departments concerned were instructed to intensify the efforts as Aedes Aegypti mosquito which transmits the virus to humans breeds in clean water so besides other measures, an awareness drive should be make making people cautious of not allowing stagnation of water in their houses or in the adjoining areas.UNI MB PY 2311
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