Quit chewing tobacco, gutkha; maintain good health: DGP tells police personnel

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Nov 2017 11:18:20


Staff Reporter,

DGP inaugurates Police Poly Clinic at Police Headquarters in city

Satish Mathur, Director General of Police (DGP), Maharashtra, appealed to the police personnel to cease consumption of tobacco and Gutkha to maintain good health. “A good health is precursor to good professional behaviour which makes a huge impact in the society,” said Mathur, while addressing police personnel after inauguration of Police Poly Clinic at Police Headquarters in Takli here on Saturday.

Dr K Venkatesham, Commissioner of Police (CP); Shivajirao Bodkhe, Joint CP; Prakash Mutyal, IG (Nagpur Range); Shamrao Dighaonkar, Additional CP; Murli Shrinivasan of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) also shared the dais on this occasion.

Mathur praised Dr Venkatesham for various initiatives for the welfare of the force and stated that these measures were necessary to maintain good health of personnel. “Dr Venkatesham has transformed the police force from a caterpillar to a butterfly,” he said. He also urged the policemen to take advantage of the newly inaugurated Police Poly Clinic and asked senior officers of Nagpur Police to acquire ambulances that would visit police quarters across the city and provide medical facility to family members of the policemen.

The DGP also announced that the medical reports of police personnel would be kept in e-locker so that it could be accessed from anywhere in emergency situation. He also spoke on enhanced housing loan scheme for police personnel, aimed at providing them with an opportunity to own house.

Dr Venkatesham spoke on welfare needs of the police force. He informed about welfare schemes including library, N-COPS excellence centre, creche, canteen etc. Informing about the newly formed Police Poly Clinic, Dr Venkatesham said that it would provide preventive healthcare to police personnel.

The clinic will have facilities of orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, dentistry, gynecologists, dermatologists, ear-nose-throat experts, neurologists, oncologists. It has been established to provide immediate treatment to police personnel and their family members, he added. Police personnel can book their appointment with the doctors for any consultation, he said.
Suhas Bawache, Deputy Commissioner of Police (HQ), compered the programme.