Tribune News Service
Karnal, May 11
The second wave of Covid-19 has not only affected the common people, but also the frontline warriors, including police personnel, who have been out on the roads 24×7 to enforce the lockdown. As many as 54 police personnel of the district got infected in April and May.
After beating the coronavirus, 16 police personnel, who got infected with the virus, have now resumed their duty. Their passion and dedication towards duty is similar as it was before being infected. They appealed people not to be afraid, but to fight against the dreaded disease. They urged people to follow SOPs such as maintaining distance, wearing masks, and social distancing.
“After developing symptoms, I got myself tested and my report came as positive on April 27. I got myself quarantined and took medicines advised by doctors. I never gave up and my positive thoughts encouraged me to recover from this disease. I urge people to remain positive if they get infected,” said Lalit Kumar, SHO, Butana, who has been sent to Panchkula on dial 112 service. “I have joined my new assignment and I have no health-related issue so far,” said Lalit.
Similarly, 53-year-old Balraj Singh, posted with highway pilot, said for the Dial 112 course, the RT-PCR negative report was mandatory. “I wanted to join this course, so I got myself tested and my report came positive even though I had no symptoms,” said Balraj, adding that he has resumed duty. He asked people to keep their spirit high.
Jasbir Singh, posted at Sector-4 PCR, said he was infected with the virus while discharging duty on April 16, and he resumed duty on May 3. “The panic among people is at its peak due to the increasing number and deaths, but I want to say we should keep patience and follow the medicine chart and social distancing,” he said.
Kuldeep Singh, driver of the Taraori SHO, said he resumed duty today and now he had no health-related issue. “I urge people to maintain social distancing and wear mask to save themselves from the dreaded virus,” he said.
Congratulating the cops who have defeated the virus, Ganga Ram Punia, Superintendent of Police, said 54 police personnel got infected with the virus, of them 1 died of Covid, while 16 police personnel have joined duty. The remaining cops are all set to resume their duty in couple of days. “I congratulate all police personnel who have been working round the clock to enforce law and order and helping people to abide by the guidelines of the lockdown,” said the SP.