DG office started Covid-19 helpline for police | Aurangabad News
Aurangabad: Continuing a step in addressing the Covid-19 related concerns and grievances of police officers from across the state, the office of the state director general of police has started a dedicated helpline for them at the state level .
Authorities said all police units in the state have appointed an ACP / DySP welfare inspector and admin as nodal officers for their respective police units. They were made responsible for assisting those in need of police in getting hospital beds, emergency loans from welfare, getting treatment under Maharashtra Police Kutumb Arogya Yojana.
Additional director general (admin) Sanjeev Kumar Singhal said, “There are nodal officers at the unit level to assist the police facing Covid-19 related issues. This helpline will serve the police , whose issues remain unresolved at the district or police unit level. “
The official said police officers across the hierarchy can contact the helpline number +918519324876 and can still send their queries or requests via WhatsApp, to get them to the highest possible level.
This step is welcomed by the police. A senior official said most of the queries and grievances were related to hospital billing. “During the peak, calls are for getting beds for themselves or family members,” the official said.
Since Covid began, 43,749 police personnel, including 5,282 officers have been infected with Covid-19. Of them, 41,700 recovered. 467 policemen, including 41 officers, were killed. Up to 10,000 policemen were quarantined. Authorities maintained that the total number of police officers infected had begun to decline, with 431 infected in the past one week from across the state.