Mumbai: Sixteen policemen from Dharavi police station who contracted Covid 19 have resumed work after efficiently overcoming the an infection.
The police station’s jurisdiction covers the congested Dharavi slum in central Mumbai that has been hit arduous by the pandemic. A complete of 32 policemen working in Mumbai’s worst Covid-19 hotspot contracted the virus, of whom 31 have recovered.
“Those who were affected and recovered include one assistant police inspector, two police sub-inspectors and 29 constables. They tested negative for the virus and rested for a week,” mentioned Ramesh Nangare, senior police inspector at Dharavi police station.
One policeman is hospitalised and is alleged to be making a restoration. The relaxation who’ve been discharged are at present beneath self-isolation as a precautionary measure.
As Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, has been reporting a gradual rise in Covid-19 instances, policemen have determined to take no possibilities.
“We have had regular counselling sessions for our staff. Experts have been roped in to brief policemen on the precautionary measures required to enter congested areas,” mentioned Nangare.
Policemen have been offered thermos bottles which they’re inspired to fill at residence in order that they’ll drink heat water whereas on obligation. They have been requested to make use of masks and sanitisers and to maintain themselves hydrated.
“All of them are bringing lunch from home and avoiding eating or drinking anything outside, including tea,” mentioned Nangare.
The policemen have been additionally requested to take hydroxychloroquine, the homoeopathic drugs Arsenic Albumin 30, Vitamin C and D dietary supplements and proteins “to boost immunity”.
The precautionary measures have labored, officers mentioned, as the newest case of an infection involving a policeman from Dharavi was reported on May 19. Those who resumed work after getting contaminated determined to come back again “voluntarily”.
The policemen who resumed work got a heat welcome on the police station on Tuesday. “Those joining back have resumed work gradually over the past few days. All of them were given bouquets and welcomed on Tuesday,” mentioned Sandeep Patil, assistant police inspector on the police station.