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Mumbai Police reactivates its Covid care centres amid rising cases in the department

The center opened on Tuesday, April 20. On the first day itself, eight officers were admitted to the center for treatment. Senior officials said they have already set up six Covid helplines for the police personnel.

Mumbai Police reactivates its Covid care centres amid rising cases in the department
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As Mumbai is witnessing a rise in coronavirus cases, it is putting a strain on the city police. They have to work day and night due to strict restrictions during the lockdown period.

Therefore, in view of the rising demand for hospital beds and the number of COVID-19 patients in the Mumbai Police force, the department is contemplating restarting its Covid care centres.

The officials added that they have started two centres in Kalina, while one each at Marol in Andheri and Marine Drive in south Mumbai will be dedicated only for the Mumbai Police personnel.

The centre has a total of 256 beds. Of these, 28 are oxygen beds. It is noteworthy that 50 beds have been reserved for BMC officers and employees.

The centre opened on Tuesday, April 20. On the first day itself, eight officers were admitted to the centre for treatment. Senior officials said they have already set up six Covid helplines for the police personnel.

One such centre was set up in the officers’ residence in the Kalyan police colony last year after the spread of the disease spread rapidly in the police force. This has also been reactivated now.

However, those who did not have symptoms or had a minor coronary artery disease were treated at the centre. The centre has been set up in another building where people up to the age of 58 can get treatment.

Since April 2020, the Mumbai Police force has had nearly 8,000 policemen infected with the virus, of which, 102 died.

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