8th Aug 2020 12:08:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 7: The 37 police personnel from Itanagar Capital Region who had tested positive for COVID -19 resumed duty after defeating the disease and were accorded "hero's welcome" on Friday.
The recovered cops were greeted with claps by top officials of Police Station Itanagar and staffers in a moving and motivating ceremony organised under the initiative of SP Capital, Tumme Amo. 
The 37 cops spent the last one month battling the disease in the quarantine facility at Lekhi after testing positive while on duty.
Speaking on the occasion, SP Capital, Tumme Amo while appreciating their selfless devotion to their public duties commended the brave cops for expressing willingness to resume duties soon upon their discharge.
" When the news of coronavirus first came out from Wuhan, China, we thought that the virus cannot be cured  and when it spread to other countries and India, we thought only with proper ventilator facilities those infected can be treated," Amo said. The SP who himself regularly monitored the health, medication  and eating habits of personnel during their stay at QF, said "Looking at the number of police personnel  recovered today, it has now become clear that COVID-19 is not lethal as speculated and can be triumphed over by building a strong immune system."

Meanwhile, the SP also mentioned that despite present COVID-19 situation on top of  man power constraints, the capital police has been largely able to curb the rate of serious crime under the state capital.
SDPO, Naharlagun, Riki Kamsi who also tested positive for COVID-19, maintained that if one's immune system is strong, there is no need to get bogged down once diagnosed with the disease.
Kamsi also stressed the mental support provided by doctors and medical staffers during their stay at Lekhi QF.
" Once a person gets the virus, more than medicine, it is emotional and mental support that is needed the most, " the SDPO underlined adding that stigmatisation will only add to stress and trigger unwanted thoughts among COVID positive patients.
Furthermore, all the recovered cops were given certificates as a token of appreciation which was handed over by the SP.

Kenter Joya Riba

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