Hyderabad: The police personnel, who recovered from Covid-19, shared their experiences on coping with the stress of being detected with Coronavirus, the confidence built by a team of doctors, their colleagues at the office and their officers.

Covid survivors M. Shankar, ACP, Bhongiri Trafic, P. Raghuveer Reddy, CI Ghatkesar PS, M. Mahesh, CI, CAR Hqs, Amberpet, P. Ashok Kumar CI- CCS, LB Nagar, T. Kiran Kumar, CI, Nacharam PS, G. Haribabu, RI, Bhongir, B. Yadagiri, SI, Nacharam PS, and others have been welcomed by the officers of Rachakonda Police Commissionerate, amidst police band and applause.

The police personnel expressed gratitude to Mahesh Bhagwat, CP, Rachakonda, for calling each of them on phone personally and instilling confidence. They said that their families were also happy with the gesture of Rachakonda police sending Chyawanprash, dry fruits and medicine kit even after getting discharged from hospital. All the recovered police personnel stressed the importance of building immunity through proper diet, medicines, home remedies like inhaling steam, warm water gargling and being mentally strong.

“The affected officers should neither be overconfident nor negligent but be cautious and follow medication and exercise which suits them, said Sudheer Babu, Additional CP, Rachakonda. He said that those infected should not surrender to the virus but overcome the disease with confidence. “All the officers have been mentally strong and overcome the disease with the support of their families and a strong will power.”

He hoped that the other officers, who are now undergoing treatment, will also emerge victorious in the fight against Covid. Happiness is the best medicine to boost immunity, he said.

The Rachakonda police had conducted medical tests on officers with comorbidities and given rest to 20 of them, said Mahesh Bhagwat.

He reiterated that people have to live with Covid-19 till a vaccine was found. So we have to adopt a new and healthy lifestyle to keep the virus at bay, he said.

He encouraged the officers who had recovered to donate plasma and save the life of patients who were infected with the virus and in a critical stage.

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