Hyderabad: Are you worried about a potential medical emergency for someone pregnant at home or worried about not being able to visit your grocery store, now in a COVID-19 zone? To help people in such distress, Cyberabad police has notified two emergency mobile numbers, 9490617440 and 9490617431 to which calls can be made.

Explaining the modus operandi, Praveen Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad said, “Calls to these numbers are received by the control room at Cyberabad commissionerate. Then depending on the service needed the information is shared with the patrolling teams and police officers nearer to the area. The teams thus take care of the citizen’s needs.”

Cyberabad CP, V.C. Sajjanar has arranged 13 ambulances for medical emergency. “In a day we get around 1,500 calls to the control room and we help all of them,” the ACP added.

Attending to such calls, the Cyberabad police recently helped a baby boy suffering from sinus complications and helped the parents shift the boy from Shahpur PHC (primary health care centre) to Niloufer Hospital. He was shifted in an ambulance provided by the police.

In another instance, a pregnant lady from Madinaguda had to go for her regular checkup. She was taken to the Rainbow Hospital from her residence.

“We also help patients reach their residence once they are discharged from the hospital,” Mr Praveen said.

The Cyberabad police can also be reached via WhatsApp on these numbers. They can be mailed at [email protected]

The police are also delivering groceries to people in containment zones. On an average, the Cyberabad police is donating around 30,000 food packets to the poor.

Aiswarya Sriram

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