In the wake of coronavirus-related restrictions, DGP Abhay on Tuesday instructed police officials to allow movement of doctors, nurses and other health personnel basing on their identity cards till March 27.
In a letter, the DGP asked SPs/DCPs/DIGs/IGs of all the districts and the Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Commissionerate police to allow free commuting of the health personnel. “Doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel are crucial for society in general, more so in current scenario. We are working to develop a web-based system of passes for all exempted category,” read the letter.
Meanwhile, the Commissionerate police cancelled issuing passes after huge crowds were seen in front of the police stations in Bhubaneswar.
“Please use your I-Card for your moment. We will introduce an IT platform by tomorrow to automate the process of issue of vehicle passes,” tweeted Commissioner of Police Sudhanshu Sarangi.
“Those who need to travel due to medical or other emergencies will be allowed if there is a patient or medical paper,” said the tweet