Punjab Police to honour Covid warriors

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Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Punjab Police has selected 108 police personnel, three state doctors, one social worker and nine doctors and nurses of the PGI Hopsital for the Director General of Police Honour and Disc for exceptional services in the battle against COVID-19, it was announced on Sunday.

One social worker of Faridkot town who has brought a large number of NGOs on one common platform for supplying dry rations and cooked meals to the poor has also been recognized by DGP Dinkar Gupta.

Four doctors of the PGI’s Plastic Surgery Department and three from Anaesthesia Department have also been hounoured, with one award going to sister Sheetal.

Mohsina Subair, Gowtham Kampalli, Anshu Tiwari and Tarush Gupta are from the Plastic Surgery Department, while Nidhi Panda, Rashi Sarna, Konica Chittoria are from the Anaesthesia Department.

In addition, one collective award is being given to the entire nursing staff and hospital attendants of PGI’s Plastic Surgery Department.

The PGI staff is credited with two successful surgeries on April 12 and 14 and the post-surgical treatment and care which led to the early discharge and speedy recovery of Sub-Inspector Harjit Singh, whose hand was severed in a clash while imposing curfew restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus. It was reimplanted by the PGI.

Gupta said the police personnel selected for the award include: ASPs (four), DSPs (14), Inspectors (14), Sub-Inspectors (13), Assistant Sub-Inspectors (21) and Head Constable and Constables (42).

Giving details of the prominent awardees, the DGP said Aman Sharma, who is posted as Medical Officer in the Police Hospital in Ludhiana, has carried out regular medical examinations of police personnel at police stations, and also at their duty points.

Sunita Rani of Fazilka, who has been attached as the nodal officer by the Civil Surgeon, has done a commendable job in surveillance, quarantining and testing of corona suspects who entered Fazilka from other states recently.

Bidhi Lord Singh, posted as district epidemiologist in the office of Civil Surgeon in Tarn Taran has been personally supervising the sampling and COVID testing efforts at the ground level.

Parveen Kumar Kala, a social worker of Faridkot, established effective coordination with NGOs of Faridkot and brought them on one platform.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Rafi Mohammed of Amritsar was actively involved in distribution of ration among the poor. He even spent his salary to feed them, and also established contact with the Muslim community as well as migrant labourers for this purpose.

Head Constable Amrik Singh of Batala police district played a key role in saving the life of a person who suffered a heart attack.

Karamjit Kaur of Ferozepur, an active member of the ‘May I Help You Group’ , created to help the poor during the curfew, had been visiting slums of migrant labourers to distribute cooked food and rations among them, risking her own safety.

Sub-Inspector Prabhjot Kaur has been honoured for creating awareness among common people about preventive measures against coronavirus through social media platforms, and has also been delivering medicines door-to-door.

–IANS

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