Jammu: In the ongoing fight against Covid-19, when all the public establishments have played their role in mitigating the health crisis, Jammu & Kashmir Police (JKP) too has been putting its efforts to control the deadly disease and has managed to inoculate all of its personnel with the first dose of Covid vaccine.
Besides, 75% of J&K police personnel have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Praising JKP for its work on the ground, J&K government said in its statement that during the second wave, police “activated all its manpower for Covid response with a spirit of public service”.
“The primary duty of the law enforcement force has been to implement strict government measures to protect the citizens and prevent contamination spread,” it said.
“The whole process strategically designed to augment government efforts are being conducted in close co-ordination across the UT and monitored by top level Police authorities in both the divisions,” the statement read.
The police department, it said, was instrumental in surveying villages for people with “adverse travel history, monitoring of people with symptoms of Covid-19 and advising the concerned families about ways and means of isolation and medical advice.”
Besides ensuring strict adherence of Corona Curfew and restrictions’ guidelines and the SOPs by the public, the JKP, the statement added, “kept a lookout for financially weaker families and organised assistance for them, both at the social level voluntarily and by keeping liaison with concerned departments of the government.”
“The Covid response planned by J&K Police has been robust. The department ensured the use of its inbuilt facilities to not only vaccinate its own personnel but also the general public, avoiding additional burden on the health department of the UT of sparing manpower for police department,” it added.
Police Hospital Covid Care Centre at PCR Srinagar has been functioning as a hub of public Covid vaccination since the inception of the vaccination drive in the UT, it said.
Vaccination drive for J&K Police personnel, security forces (SFs) and other frontline workers was kickstarted on February 4 2021.
As on date, J&K Police has completed 100% first dose of vaccination of all its manpower and more than 75% have been administered with second dose.
“For ensuring that all the manpower on its rolls takes the second jab on time, steps are being taken in accordance with the latest directions by the government,” it added.
Besides, police department also “played a major role in spreading awareness about misinformation reading Covid-19 vaccines and a vast campaign was conducted in this regard on all media platforms”.
“The department also led by example when almost all the senior officers of the department went for vaccination on the very first day. This not only allayed the fears regarding the vaccine, but also helped the general public to come forward for getting themselves vaccinated,” the statement read.