1624 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19
Navhind times|June 10, 2021

NT NETWORK

Panaji

One thousand six hundred twenty four personnel in the Goa police department have tested positive for COVID-19 of which 1561 personnel have recovered so far while 60 are active cases.

The virus has claimed lives of 3 personnel in the department which includes one senior police officer. The police officials such DGP, DIG, 7 SP’s, Director- forensic science laboratory, 6 DySP’s, 27 PI’s, 121 PSI’s, 134-ASI, head constables-365, police constables 799, newly passed out police constables-41, ministerial staff-6, other rank-34, home guards-81 had tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the information so far around 6167 police personnel have received both the COVID-19 vaccine doses while over 3000 personnel are yet to complete the vaccination process. The virus has claimed lives of a police officer and two other support staff in the police department.

Last month DySP Uttam Raut Dessai, a senior police officer in the Goa police department died while undergoing treatment at the Goa Medical College, Bambolim. Same month one more personnel from the Goa police department Dattaprasad Palyekar died due to COVID-19. He was posted as a barber with the 1st IRBn. Last year in August a cook in the IRBn had died. He was admitted in the GMC for infection in leg due to suspected bite by a poisonous reptile. Cause of death was said to be due to Pneumonia and after swab test it was found that he was COVID -19 positive.

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