In view of the increase in Covid warriors being infected by the virus, the Odisha Police is contemplating to have Covid Care Centres (CCCs) and Covid Care Hospitals (CCHs) to be run by the police exclusively for the infected police personnel.
A discussion to this effect was held by DGP Abhay through videoconferencing on Friday with all district SPs, DCPs, range DIGs and IGs and other senior police officers of the police headquarters here.
The discussion was mainly focussed on following the Covid-19 guidelines by police personnel in the event of any of them testing positive to the virus and what actions are to be taken by the police team in the event of any arrests to be made during this period against the backdrop of the pandemic.
The senior police officers also discussed how to take the accused on police remand, keeping the accused in custody and how to forward the accused to courts following the Covid guidelines.
In case a police personnel tests positive, his or her immediate senior would take the responsibility and monitor the affected person’s isolation, contact tracing, care and hospitalisation if required. Arresting an accused if necessitates, then the arresting police party should take adequate protective measures as per the guidelines and that should be followed strictly during the accused person’s custody until he or she is forwarded to the court.
The DGP also discussed with the officials about stepping up of drives against the drug traffickers.