The Policemen who are the Frontline warriors of the corona battle is suffering a lot, not only due to the extended hours but also of the viral infection. Many policemen have lost their lives. It is said that 23,689 Policemen were affected of Corona and 248 of them died in the battle. The last three months' reports show us the details about the exact count. About 8,254 new cases have been registered in the month of September, 6,077 cases in August and 5,000 in July from various police units in Maharashtra. And 91 died in the month of September, 54 in August and 43 in July.
As per the information given by Manoj Patil, Superintendent of Police Control Room and assistant inspector general of Police (law and order), 20,345 policemen have recovered completely and the active cases remain 2,956 and 10,892 Policemen are in quarantine. So far Mumbai police is at the top of the list of the highest number of corona cases and casualties, followed by the Thane city police, Nagpur Police and Navi Mumbai Police. A top IPS officer said, 75% of infected policemen in Mumbai have recovered completely and rejoined their duty and the city’s police mortality rate is 1.38%. The Joint Commissioner of Police (Administration), Rajkumar Vhatkar, said, “Due to the delay in reporting the infection to doctors, the fatality rate among police personnel is increasing”.
Vhatkar added, “We are focusing on intensifying awareness drives among the police personnel and pushing ‘Majha Kutumb, Majhi Jawabdri’ (My Family, My Responsibility)initiative for effective awareness and prevention among policemen and their family members”. Maharashtra has registered 15,591 new cases yesterday with the state's toll rising to 14,16,513 and 424 people died of corona increasing its number to 37,480 and about recovery 13,294 has been discharged increasing the recovery count to 11,17,720 whilst the number of active cases remains 2,60,876.