Another 23 policemen left Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital (CPH) on Tuesday after recovering from coronavirus.
So far, 298 policemen left CPH after recovery.
“Thanks to improved treatment, intensive care and round-the-clock supervision of higher authorities, policemen infected by coronavirus are gradually recovering,” said Assistant Inspector General (AIG-Media) of Police Headquarters Md Sohel Rana.
According to medical protocol of the IEDCR, the policemen were tested for COVID-19 twice in a row. They were released after their results came negative on both occasions, Rana said.
Authorities at the CPH bid them farewell with flowers.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed instructed all concerned to ensure maximum treatment for the COVID-19 infected police members. 'Special team' has been formed at all police units under the direction of the IGP to look after the sick policemen.
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In addition to the CPH and the divisional police hospitals, arrangements have been made for the treatment of police personnel in Dhaka and divisional cities. “The affected policemen are recovering fast thanks to these initiatives,” the AIG (Media) said.
Until Tuesday, 1,878 policemen tested positive for coronavirus while performing their duties during the pandemic. Among them, 865 are from Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), sources at Police Headquarters told UNB.
So far, seven policemen died of coronavirus. At present, 4,961 policemen are in quarantine while 1,159 are being treated at isolation units of different hospitals.