Amid a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases due to the new variant Omicron, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana has revised the standard operating procedure (SOP) on health welfare for police personnel.
In a new order, the CP has stated that an officer of the rank of inspector and above will personally visit the hospitalised personnel or their kin regularly.
To handle the possible crisis of shortage of oxygen cylinders, they have already got 100 oxygen cylinders along with the oxygen concentrators with every bed in their two Covid health centres – Rohini and Shahdara.
Special CP (welfare) Shalini Singh held a meeting with all district and unit heads and other stakeholders on Wednesday to check the overall preparedness in the wake of a community spread of Omicron.
She stressed the strict adherence to the revised SOP issued recently by the Delhi Police commissioner.
According to the officials, the new SOP ensures complete wellbeing of our personnel suffering from any disease and admitted in hospitals for medical treatment.
The DCPs and unit heads have been designated nodal health officers. The nodal health officers will ensure that an officer of the rank of inspector or above should personally meet the hospitalised personnel or their kin, regularly till person feels fit.
In case of outstation cases, video-conferencing with the ailing or their family members be ensured with regular feedback on the health of the ailing personnel.
All the eight wellness centres and two Covid care centres at Rohini and Shahdara will be activated soon for any medical emergency within 48 hours.
In addition to that, the district/unit heads should take stock of oxygen cylinders, concentrators, sanitizers, masks, preventive medicine etc and keep all equipment in ready position. They should also liaise with doctors for counselling the personnel in prevention and cure of infection.
The officials have been also asked to update the data of staff for administration of Booster vaccines and also motivate the family members of police personnel to get vaccinated and those falling in age-group of 15-18 years be urged to register on Cowin App.
The estate officers of police colonies will set-up Helpdesks to facilitate downloading of the app and registration process.
The officials will also ensure Covid Appropriate Behaviour in letter and spirit. Necessary precautions like wearing masks, maintaining distance & regular sanitization be repeatedly reiterated during morning and evening briefings. The offfice premises and vehicles should be sanitized regularly.
The immunity booster kits and Covid protection kits will be arranged for ready distribution as and when required. The liaison officers will get in touch with local hospitals and reserve beds for our personnel, in case the need arises. The quarantine rooms be also arranged for those staying outside Delhi.