In continuation of its endeavor to honour police personnel and doctors delivering exceptional services in the battle against COVID-19, the Punjab Police has selected 108 police personnel, 3 State Health Department doctors, 1 social worker and 9 PGI doctors/nurse for the prestigious ‘Director General of Police Honour & Disc for Exemplary Seva to Society.

 One Social worker of Faridkot who brought a large number of NGOs on one common platform for supplying Dry Rations and cooked meals to the poor has also been recognized by the DGP in the latest series of the Honour.

 Four of the PGI doctors are from the Plastic Surgery Department and three from Anaesthesia Department, with one award going to Sister Sheetal of the same hospital. In addition, one collective award is being given to the entire Nursing Staff and Hospital Attendants of PGI’s Plastic Surgery Department.

 Gupta said the police personnel selected for the award include: ASPs (4), DSPs (14), Inspectors (14), SIs (13), ASIs (21) & HC/Constables (42 ), spread across 27 revenue and police districts of the state.

 The 4 doctors of the PGI Plastic Surgery department are Dr Mohsina Subair, Dr Gowtham Kampalli, Dr Anshu Tiwari, Dr Tarush Gupta, and 3 doctors of the PGI Anesthesia Department are Dr. Nidhi Panda, Dr. Rashi Sarna, Dr. Konica Chittoria. The PGI staff is credited with 2 successful surgeries on 12th and 14th April, and the post-surgical treatment and care which led to the early discharge and speedy recovery of SI Harjit Singh. One team from these departments was awarded earlier for Harjeet’s treatment.

 121 outstanding officers, doctors, nursing staff, hospital attendants and individuals have been chosen for the third series of the award, instituted to honour and recognise outstanding humanitarian work, going beyond the call of duty, said DGP Dinkar Gupta, as the state moved in its 6th week of curfew.

 Giving details of the prominent awardees, who rendered remarkable services towards the society in these difficult times of COVID-19, the DGP said Dr. Aman Sharma, who is posted as Medical Officer in the Police Hospital in Ludhiana (Rural), has carried out regular medical examinations of police officials at Police Stations, and also at their duty points.

 Dr. Sunita Rani of Fazilka, who has been attached as the nodal officer by the Civil Surgeon, has done a commendable job in surveillance, quarantining and testing of corona suspects who entered Fazilka from other states recently.

 Dr.Bidhi Lord Singh, posted as District Epidemiologist in the office of Civil Surgeon, Tarn Taran has been personally supervising the sampling and COVID testing efforts at the ground level, and is the main coordinator of these efforts at the Civil Hospital, Tarn Taran.

 Parveen Kumar Kala, an active social worker of Faridkot, established effective coordination with NGOs of Faridkot and brought them on one platform. He has been providing dry rations, cooked food & medicines to the poor & needy. He is also looking after stray animals and providing them fodder etc.

 ASI Rafi Mohammed of Amritsar Rural was actively involved in distribution of rations to poor and needy people. In fact, he even spent his salary to feed them, and also established contact with the Muslim community as well as migrant labourers for this purpose.

 HC Amrik Singh of Batala Police district played an instrumental role in saving the life of a person who suffered from a heart attack.

 Lady Ct Karamjit Kaur of Ferozepur, an active member of the ‘May I help you group’ , created to help the poor/needy during the curfew, had been visiting slums & vehras (clusters) of migrant labourers to distribute cooked food and rations to them, risking her own safety.

 SI Prabhjot Kaur has been  honoured for creating awareness among common people about preventive measures against coronavirus through social media platforms, and has also been delivering medicines door-to-door.

 ASP Jalandhar (Rural) Ankur Gupta has worked extremely long hours in the field, providing succour 24×7, and distributing cooked food and dry ration kits to the poor and needy peope.

 As SHO PS City Dhuri, ASP Aditya has been actively enforcing the curfew in Dhuri through drones and other technological means, thus helping in containing the spread of COVID-19.

 SI Lakhvir Singh of Faridkot did a commendable job in tracing and tracking the contacts of COVID-19 patients, NRIs and other recent arrivals into Punjab.

 ASI Jagtar Singh helped a woman suffering from heart disease, who was stuck in curfew, by taking her to Tagore Hospital, Jalandhar, from village Mandiala (Malsian) in his own car and even offered financial help to the family.

 Inspector Sunny Khanna, SHO Kiratpur, took the initiative of establishing Quarantine Centres in private Sarais in Kiratpur Sahib area. His motivation and proactive action also led to self-isolation of many villages in his jurisdiction.

 DSP Prem Kumar of Special Branch, Batala, played a key role in identification of underprivileged sections in need of support, while DSP Rajesh Kakkar of Gurdaspur worked closely with NGOs and motivated them to distribute dry rations to about 2500 needy families, besides setting up a Combined distribution of ration (CDR) Committee for efficient collection and distribution of food & dry rations.

ASI Narinder Singh from Amritsar Rural was instrumental in supplying dry rations to the migrant population in his area, besides getting 500 cloth masks made through volunteers.

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