Kashaya, Kiosk & Vaccination; Mangaluru’s police gears up against COVID-19


Mangaluru: With a surge in COVID-19 cases in Dakshina Kannada, the City Police have undertaken safety precautions to safeguard their staff from the deadly virus.

UV scanner machines have been installed in all police stations in Mangaluru City Commissionerate limits, wherein the applications and documents submitted by the complainants will be sanitized. People who visit the police stations are mandated to wear masks, use sanitizers and follow the COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Police personnel is mandated to wear gloves.

Herbal concoction (Kashaya) at Urwa police station

Urwa police station is turning out to be a role model to other police stations by implementing all necessary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. To boost the immunity of the frontline staff, Kashaya (herbal concoction) is being served round the clock.

For those who are working in city limits, food is being prepared and served near Police Commissioner’s office. Measures are also being undertaken to prepare food in the police stations itself.

Steam Inhalation at Barke Police Station

The Barke Police Station in the city has introduced steam inhalation facility for its personnel and visitors. As many as three persons can use the steam inhalation facility at a time.

Control Room

A control room has been set up in the commissionerate limits for the safety of police. If police personnel fall ill, they should report to the control room. This control room is monitored by Deputy Commissioner of Police Hariram Shankar. Around 98% of the police have been vaccinated already. The control room would be in touch with those policemen who are tested positive for Covid-19.

Proper precautionary measures are also taken in other police stations in DK district limits. A cabin has been set up in front of all police stations that come under Dakshina Kannada district. Those who pay visits to the police stations should wear masks and will be allowed to enter the cabin only after using sanitizers. The visitors can hand over their memorandum or complaints at the cabin itself. Preference will be given to settle the disputes or complaints at the cabin itself. If need be, the complaints will be escalated to higher officials.

Recently, the DGP of Karnataka urged people to stay indoors. He took to twitter, requesting citizens to cooperate with the police.

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