These special provisional units will help to isolate & quarantine asymptomatic and mild symptomatic police officers, at the earliest.
Giving a strong and focused push to the state's coronavirus treatment infrastructure, the Uttar Pradesh administration has established new COVID centres at Reserve Police Lines across 66 districts including Lucknow, especially for the benefit of its police personnel. These provisional units will provide proper and urgent isolation and quarantine facilities to police officers. Besides this, immediate medical assistance will also be catered to asymptomatic and mild symptomatic officers here.
Boosting treatment support for police
Several districts in Uttar Pradesh have received fully functional COVID-care centres, equipped with oxygen beds and isolation wards for treating police officers here. These facilities have actively reduced the burden on the existing infrastructure of healthcare at district hospitals by augmenting bed vacancy across UP. At the same time, it ensures priority treatment of policemen, yielding a swifter recovery, without any delay. This will provide proper care for our frontline COVID soldiers, who are leading our battle against the pandemic.
In absolute numbers, these centres collectively have offered 2993 beds, including 299 oxygen support beds in the Police Lines. Similar facilities have been set up at around 34 PAC Battalion. Additionally, a provision of 628 beds has been made available for the treatment of Uttar Pradesh PAC ( Provisional Armed Constabulary). Out of these, about 45 units are high dependency oxygen beds.
As per reports, about 589 police personnel have opted for active medical treatment at these special COVID care centres as yet. Of these, around 244 officials have been completely recovered and are discharged. The remainder, 322, are under treatment here.
Other agencies, such as the Government Railway Police and Training Directorate has also established exclusive treatment facilities with 107 beds and 236 beds for the frontline workers and policemen, respectively. Besides these centres, about 20 oxygen beds at the Lucknow Commissionerate and 16 oxygen beds at Kanpur Commissionerate are being operated for the benefit of the police officers, read reports.