In the letter, BJP leader Kirit Somaiya stated that over 6,000 family members of the policemen are either sick or infected with COVID-19
Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has written a letter to home minister Anil Deshmukh urging him to roll out a more aggressive action plan to protect Mumbai policemen who have contracted the coronavirus disease. He noted that so far, over 500 policemen have been infected with the virus while 40 personnel lost their battle to the fatal disease.
In the letter, BJP leader Kirit Somaiya stated that over 6,000 family members of the policemen are either sick or infected with Covid-19. “I visited Marol police Covid Care Centre. Earlier, I had visited Kalina Care Centre and more than one dozen police stations in Mumbai, interacted with police constables, officials and family members. More than 6,000 police/family members are found infected/sick, 500 active positive and 40 dead due to Covid," the letter read.
“I request that a more aggressive action plan is necessary to take care, prevent and protect the Mumbai Police Force,” he said. Mr Somaiya also met police personnel and their family members and commended their efforts in keeping Mumbai safe from Coronavirus
Presently, there are 1,040 active cases in Maharashtra police force and 64 personnel have succumbed to the viral infection. The Maharashtra government has announced compensation of `50 lakh for families of deceased police personnel and a government job for the next of kin and another 10 to 15 lakhs from police welfare.