Dimapur July 30: The Director General of Police, Nagaland, T John Longkumer launched a booklet titled ‘Clinical Management Protocol: COVID-19’ sponsored by NPRIS, PHQ, during a programme for distribution of COVID-19 medicines and supplement kits to all units under the Police Department in Nagaland, held at Police Headquarters, Kohima on July 30.
The DGP said that the programme was successful due to the combined efforts of the senior officers of t Police Department who have looked for ways and means to deal with the COVID issues in all the units, and procuring medicines and supplement kits directly from the manufacturers from Delhi.
The DGP mentioned that COVID-19 cases in the Police Department was 2338, out of which 2291 personnel recovered and 11 personnel succumbed to the virus. He said that the recovery rate was excellent and gave credit to the Unit Commanders and senior officers who have instilled COVID SOPs and protocols in their Units to stop the spread of COVID in the barracks.
He also added that the Police Department was the first in the State to undertake vaccination drive apart from the Medical Department and appealed to all to be vaccinated.
He also said that since COVID pandemic started, the personnel of the Department has become frontline workers, to see that the law and order is enforced in the State, helping the people by setting up a 1000 bedded Quarantine Centre at Ganeshnagar and also creating a 100 bedded COVID Care Hospital at Chumukedima.
The programme was initiated to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the State and to ensure some basic precautions for personnel and families especially in far flung areas of the State, the Department along with its welfare society viz., Nagaland Police Risk Insurance Scheme has initiated COVID Emergency Relief Fund from NPRIS and has sanctioned a sum of Rs 35 lakh to the Department for procurement of COVID-19 medicines and supplement kits with monetary assistance to units under Police Department, keeping in mind the health services of police personnel in general and families in particular.
The department has also come up with an idea to issue a guideline in the form of a booklet entitled ‘Clinical Management Protocol: COVID-19’ for all units under Nagaland Police Department. (Page News Service)