The Maharashtra authorities has given ₹50 lakh every to the households of fifty Mumbai policemen who misplaced their lives whereas finishing up their tasks throughout the battle to include the Covid-19 pandemic. The federal government has launched a complete of ₹25 crore and the police division has ensured that the funds don’t get caught within the common red-tape, mentioned a senior IPS officer, requesting anonymity.
Until August 19, 4,440 Mumbai policemen have been contaminated with the virus and 59 of them have succumbed. The Mumbai police carried out an inner survey which confirmed that the majority policemen who succumbed have been both posted close to containment zones or lived or labored in a containment zone or shut to 1. Of the 59 personnel, most have been above the age of fifty and a few of them have been about to retire, added the senior police officer.
“Other than the funds sanctioned by the state authorities, the Mumbai police have launched ₹10 lakh from the Mumbai Police Basis for every of the martyrs. We’ve got reached out to the households of 58 of the 59 personnel who misplaced their lives until now. Rupees 5.8 crore has been supplied as compensation by the Mumbai police,” the officer added.
“It’s our accountability as a division to make sure the emotional and monetary well-being of every of our workers members so that every one among us stands fearlessly within the battle in opposition to the pandemic,” he mentioned.
Other than the compensation to the deceased personnel’s households, the Mumbai police have rewarded 3,867 policemen who reported to work regardless of realizing the chance and acquired contaminated with ₹10,000 and an appreciation letter, added the officer.
The Mumbai police have additionally given ₹1 lakh advance to 121 policemen who examined optimistic for the virus and wanted monetary assist. The funds have been made accessible by means of the Mumbai Police Welfare Fund, added the officer.