Policemen carrying coronavirus security gear discovered it arduous to regulate their feelings on Wednesday as they paid their final respects to their colleague, Delhi Police Inspector Sanjeev Yadav, a braveheart who died preventing COVID-19. While colleagues wrapped his physique within the Indian flag, members of the family, additionally in private protecting gear (PPE), stood within the nook, attempting to come back to phrases with the grief.
Sanjeev Yadav was among the many 10 Delhi Police personnel who’ve misplaced their lives battling coronavirus. So far, round 2,000 Delhi Police personnel have been affected by COVID-19. While 1,300 have recovered, 700 are nonetheless preventing the illness.
ACP Surendrajeet Kaur, 57, is amongst those that recovered however her husband Charan Jeet Singh, 54 who examined constructive 5 days after her, misplaced his life. The couple’s 26-year-old son who lives in Canada couldn’t even attend the funeral due to the ban on flights.
Surendrajeet Kaur advised NDTV, “It has been a very tough situation for us. I was the one going out every day and not my husband and he suffered. Many of my colleagues too are making sacrifices on a daily basis. Despite the odds, none of the policemen have turned their backs on people. We need the support of the public to defeat this disease. I want to send this message to people that please don’t take this disease lightly. It has destroyed so many families and taken so many lives. I know what the pain feels like and don’t want anyone else to go through the same.”
Policemen danger their lives and expose themselves to essentially the most contaminated locations, guarding 440 containment zones of Delhi, from essentially the most congested lanes to excessive rise flats.
30-year-old Constable Rajkumar Kushwaha is on 8-hour responsibility every day at a containment zone within the dingy lanes of Palam. In the final two months, that is his third containment zone stint. He has two kids who’re lower than 10 years outdated.
Rajkumar Kushwaha mentioned, “It is very worrying for us all the time as we go back to our families. I have small kids. We do get sanitisers. But here we do our duty all day but all we have at our disposal is drinking water. There is no food. If we need anything we have to arrange it ourselves.”
39-year-old Constable Navin has been guarding a containment zone in Dwarka for 12 hours every day for final 25 days. He mentioned, “It is tough but that won’t deter us from serving the people. My mother is 60 and I go back home to her so it’s a concern. I try to take all possible precautions. I go and wash all my clothes, sanitise everything multiple times. Our seniors do come every now and then to boost our morale.”
The senior cops are attempting to make sure the bodily and psychological wellbeing of the police on the streets. Sanjay Bhatia, DCP Central District, Delhi Police advised NDTV, “We tried to arrange the best hospitals for each patient. Got immunity boosters and special kits from the AYUSH Ministry. For the rest masks, PPEs, sanitisers, face shields everything was arranged. For emotional and mental wellbeing, we arranged for consultation with doctors so that they don’t have any fear or myths in their mind. To boost their morale we also arranged psychologists. Started a campaign called Healthy Police-Happy Police. The Delhi Police Commissioner has been hands-on in resolving the issues of our forces in the field.”