The 2nd strain of COVID has been devastating wherein the relief work provided by different organisations has been commendable. For one of such noble deeds, recently, former Commissioner of Delhi Police, Mr S N Srivastava felicitated the teams of Sir Ganga Ram Kolmet Hospital and Hamdard National Foundation, which helped arrange doctors for operating the Delhi Police COVID Centres in Rohini, Shahdara and Hamdard Nagar, Delhi. He also felicitated Dr Rashmi Saluja, Adviser, Sir Ganga Ram Kolmet Hospital, with the commendation letter. Dr Rashmi was at the centre stage in carrying out the relief work during the 2nd strain of COVID.
The former Commissioner of Delhi Police also thanked both the institutions for their selfless work during very difficult times of the COVID-19.
On being asked about the relief work done for the police personnel during the pandemic, Dr Rashmi Saluja, Adviser – Sir Ganga Ram Kolmet Hospital, said, “During COVID times when there were shortage of beds, medical facilities and oxygen cylinders, the police along with the help of medical staff established three medical centres – Shahadra, Rohini and Hamdard in Delhi. These centres were established aiming to provide relief to the patients. These centres had almost 200 beds. They provided all possible care to stabilise the patients and only in extreme conditions they were shifted to hospitals. These centres were very active having all COVID related medicines, oxygen cylinders and round the clock services. During the demanding time of COVID, the selfless work of police in sync with the medical staff has been highly commendable.”
Adding further Dr Rashmi said, “In Rohini, 75 beds; in Shahadra, 45 beds and in Hamdard, around 65 beds were available. The selfless relief services provided to the patients were splendid. Most importantly, it was provided when people were in dire need of it. I remember, an 85-year-old lady who was a mother of police personnel, and a police officer on deputation from Jharkhand were found to be in critical conditions. They were admitted to these centres, taken care of by the team of medical staff, got relief and saved from the impending danger. We are glad to have been of service to our country’s police forces and their families during COVID times. The police personnel put their lives at risk for our safety. So, this was our way of saying a “Big Thank You”. We are happy at our services being recognised and commended by the Honourable Commissioner of Police.”
Speaking on the good humanitarian work done by both the organisations, Mr Chinmoy Biswal, Spokesperson – Delhi Police said, “With the timely support of Hamdard Foundation and Sir Ganga Ram Kolmet Hospital – the two COVID Care Centres for Police personnel and their families were started in Rohini and Shahdara. These centres provided services to 125 police personnel and their families, along with critical care to 47 patients who were referred to other bigger hospitals.”
Adding further, Mr Biswal said, “Their noble initiative became an immediate success due to the wholehearted cooperation of these institutions. Their selfless and noble contribution has earned the enduring gratitude and respect of the entire Delhi Police family and has inspired us to continue working for the residents of the city with renewed vigour and dedication in these difficult times.”