The Delhi Police organized a special webinar for coping strategies for Covid frontline warriors, the policemen who are the forefront in handling distress citizens during the second wave of the pandemic.
The officials stated that it is of paramount importance to focus on the wellbeing of field functionaries to keep them fit to serve the citizenry.
In continuance of ‘PHQ Wellness Series Webinars’ on ‘AWARENESS, PREVENTION AND COPING STRATEGIES FOR COVID-19’, a webinar was organised.
A large number of policemen and their family members participated in the webinar.
The webinar was addressed by Dr. Rajiv Mehta, Consultant Psychiatrist, Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Dr. Neeraj Jain, Chairman Department of Chest Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
At the outset, Sh. Devesh Chandra Shrivastava, Spl. CP EOW, gave brief of the welfare initiatives, inter alia, distribution of Homeopathic and Ayurvedic immunity boosters, operating of Covid care centres for police personnel & their family members and liason with hospitals for ensuring treatment on priority. Five ambulances for transporting covid suspected police personnel have also been put in service.
The panelist doctors acknowledged that since Delhi Police being engaged in fight against the pandemic all along, its role as frontline worker is not less than to the medical staff. However, the virulence and intensity of the current virus is different from the previous one. All we need to be more self disciplined in following the covid proper behavior to guard off the deadly virus. They emphasized wearing of double mask and its proper handling. Immediate isolation for those diagnosed covid positive with medicine at the advice of doctors was emphasized. The infected personnel should take proper diet, remain hydrated and keep mobility to avoid any kind of clotting. It is a trying time and we should go through it with precaution.
The panelist doctor focused on keeping positive thought which play a vital role in our health. Unnecessary panic should be avoided as it causes stress which ultimately weakens immunity. They advised to take adequate sleep, do daily exercise and practice meditation on daily basis for a strong immunity and mentally fitness.
They addressed queries to clear doubts of participants and encouraged them to follow safeguards, officials added.