DPO visits quarantine centres in Jamrud

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By Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: District Police Officer(DPO) Dr. Muhammad Iqbal visited Jamrud civil hospital where he was briefed about the security and health protocols taken during the coronavirus pandemic, sources said on Thursday.

The sources said that DPO met with Jamrud civil hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Alamgir who briefed him about the overall situation and safety measures placed at isolation wards.

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal also inspected the control room at the hospital and other checking points set up for coronavirus diagnosing.

The police officer issued strict directives to the police personnel deployed at Isolation wards in the hospital. He praised police personnel for performing their duties as front liners.

DPO assured the policemen that he would soon provide them corona kits so that they could be protected from the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, a meeting between DPO and officials was also held at Jamrud hospital in which they chalked out joint efforts to deal with the coronavirus patients. They converted the OPDs building into a quarantine center for coronavirus patients.

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal said the aim of his visit was to keep a check on the police and health workers and ensure the best possible service delivery to the covid-19 patients.

Dr. Alamgir and DPO Iqbal in a joint public message urged residents to avoid visiting the Jamrud hospital without an emergency. They said whenever any citizens in need call them their health workers and police would be available for their help.

DPO told the Jamrud hospital charge health officer dr Jahangir to conduct coronavirus tests of the 400 police personnel performing duties in various quarantine centers in district Khyber.