Hyderabad: Indian Police Foundation has revealed that around 44 police personnel have died and 5684 tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana.

Likewise, in neighboring Andhra Pradesh, 13262 police personnel have tested COVID 19 positive and around 101 police personnel succumbed to the infection. AP is the second state after Maharashtra to have the highest fatalities among the police personnel due to COVID 19.

Maharashtra tops the list of states with the highest COVID positive police personnel. Around 26717 police personnel were tested positive for COVID 19 in Maharashtra. Around 285 cops lost their lives in the state.

Across India, around 1,59,262 cops including officers from the Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, and Indo-Tibetan Border Police were infected with Covid-19. Around 942 cops succumbed to the infection in the country since the pandemic broke out.

Around 13502 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force tested COVID positive and 69 personnel lost their lives. Around 13047 personnel of the Border Security Force were infected with the virus. Of whom 43 lost their lives.

"This dashboard has been designed as a repository of all available resources drawn from states, CAPFs, research institutions, and international organizations. It seeks to compile relevant laws, rules, and government notifications. Besides compiling all data on the infection within the forces, we also endeavor to bring together useful experiences, data, and information for the use of police officials across India. We believe that this repository of resources will be useful for future reference and research," said Indian Police Foundation (IPF).

Telangana Police administration initiative for police personnel

An exclusive 24x7 call center has been formed for police staff and their family members to seek medical advice on various health-related issues including mental stress, physical illness, or any other disease.

Telangana police facilitate the police personnel who test COVID positive. Many of these police personnel are also encouraged to donate blood plasma.

PPE has also been provided to police officers working in vulnerable locations like crematoriums. Moreover, officers above 54 years and pregnant lady cops are not being assigned front line duties. Instead, they are asked to work from the police station.

Meanwhile, different state police are educating people on the precautionary measures that need to be taken to keep Covid-19 at bay.

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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