Telangana police forms Whatsapp groups for doctors’ security

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Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Police officials across Telangana were Sunday directed to form Whatsapp groups with doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in dealing with Covid-19 cases to ensure their security.

A seamless communication has been established between police and health department officials for responding to emerging issues in real time and taking effective action.
Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy on Sunday directed the entire police force across the state to ensure safety and security of all doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in dealing with Covid-19 cases.
The police chief asked all district superintendents of police and commissioners of police to form Whatsapp groups between local jurisdictional police officers and doctors and other healthcare professionals.
All police stations across Telangana have in turn formed Whatsapp groups and established seamless communication between police and health department officials.
All the jurisdictional police officers have been directed to be in constant touch with the doctors and other healthcare professionals dealing with Covid-19 cases and ensure their safety and security by taking stern action against people involved in attacks on doctors and other medical professionals.
The district superintendents of police and commissioners of police are also in constant touch with top leadership of the health department at the district level and the state level and have been supporting healthcare professionals on 24X7 basis.
“We salute all those medical professionals who are relentlessly involved in fighting Covid-19 with utmost commitment and sincerity risking their own personal safety,” the DGP said.
He appealed to people to recognize the selfless service being rendered by members of frontline departments namely health and police in fighting the coronavirus menace and help them to discharge their duties effectively.
–IANS
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