No Covid duty for cops with health issues - ECAS Punjab

No Covid duty for cops with health issues

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 5

The police on Tuesday barred all personnel with medical issues as well as women cops having children under five from frontline duty in a bid to protect them from undue exposure to contracting Covid-19.

The move has been approved by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who has asked DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure all protective and welfare measures were taken to protect frontline warriors.

At present, there are over 48,000 police personnel engaged in curfew enforcement and relief measures across the state. A tele-counselling facility was launched on April 20 to help cops and their families to cope with psychological aspects of the frontline duties.

Concerns were raised over those having health issues and women having small children. The DGP said in response to these concerns, it was decided not to deploy such persons on the frontline duty.

from The Tribune

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