‘Strict rules kept M’laya Police safe’

Correspondent Shillong, Jul 20 | Publish Date: 7/20/2020 10:02:00 AM IST
Strict adherence to health protocols and overall discipline of strict social hygiene has largely kept the Meghalaya Police relatively safe at a time when police organisations in other parts of the country have been affected by COVID-19.
Several strategies have been adopted by the State police, including installation of wash basins in all the Police Stations, Outposts and Duty Posts.
“Regular medical check-up, psychological counselling programmes are also being  provided to police personnel besides conducting random test are being carried out with the State Health and Family Welfare department in battalion headquarters, especially with those personnel who are deployed in areas where there is a possibility of high risk contacts,” Meghalaya police spokesperson, Gabriel Iangrai said.
He said the department has also constituted a health and hygiene committee in all districts and inits, as well as in police headquarter, Shillong.
“Reception System has been introduced in all units where by only one visitor is allowed for a particular work and in all police stations and outpost FIR and other complaint are being submitted at the reception and entry is restricted,” Iangrai informed.
“An individual entering the establishments of police is being scanned for thermal temperature and thoroughly sanitise before entering the premises besides strict social hygiene is being followed where by all personnel uses face mask and frequently sanitised themselves,” he said.
Iangrai also informed that PPE kits are being issued to all units of the state police, which police personnel can utilize in response to any emergency. He added that SOPs, circulars and orders are being issued from time to time instructing the officials of the department on the do’s and don’ts during the pandemic.
The Nongmynsong Police Outpost in the city and another police outpost at Saipung in East Jaintia Hills had been temporarily closed recently for carrying out sanitisation.

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