Satara: First dedicated COVID Centre for police personnel

Satara: First dedicated COVID Centre for police personnel

By Chaitraly Deshmukh


Satara: Maharashtra police force has reported five more fatalities taking the tally to 191 amid the novel coronavirus. The police department in recent times has seen a rise in Covid-19 cases. The tally in the state police department has crossed the mark of 19,000.

To restrict the further spread of the novel virus, Satara police recently has constructed the first COVID centre dedicated for police personnel. The centre was built in a span of just four days and was inaugurated on Sunday.

The first Covid-19 Hospital for Police in Maharashtra was inaugurated on Sunday by Special Inspector General of Police, Kolhapur, Manoj Kumar Lohia. It was initiated by the Satara Superintendent of Police Tejaswini Satpute.

 Talking to Sakal Times SP Satpute said, “Our police force is fighting against the pandemic round the clock. I witnessed an incident when my team of officials and some eight family members did not get to bed after testing positive for COVID-19. We managed to get beds for six patients on one day while remaining received on the next day. Witnessing the struggling situation helped me to realise to set up my own unit of centre. I initially planned for a ventilator unit so that primary treatment can begin till one gets to bed.”

She went on, “Later my team found a space at our police ground which we generally use for meetings and other recreational activities. We finalised it for the centre, made arrangements for electricity and later other facilities came in. In just four days, my 100 police staffers cleaned the entire centre as well as sanitised it. With the help of senior officers, my staff, CSR funds and police welfare fund we built this centre.”

She added, “The family members of police personnel, dear-needy people and police personnel will be can use this COVID centre.” The Maharashtra Home minister Anil Deshmukh has praised this noble initiative.

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