Police personnel seek Rs 50 lakh insurance at par with doctors

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 30: Police is also the frontline force in fighting Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir and its officers and officials especially those who were directly dealing with people should be covered under Rs 50 lakh insurance cover like health staff including doctors, para-medics and nurses.
This demand was raised by number of police officers and officers who are directly dealing with the people in fighting Coronavirus.
“Undoubtedly, the doctors and para-medical staff is doing excellent job and they deserved risk cover of Rs 50 lakh as announced by the Central Government. At the same time, police is not lagging behind and many of its personnel are engaged in dealing with Coronavirus patients, those under quarantine etc and they too should be provided with Rs 50 lakh insurance cover,’’ they said, adding the Central as well as the Union Territory Governments of Jammu and Kashmir should pay due heed towards the police officers and also bring them at par with health staff in insurance cover.
“As we can’t float association, we have no medium to raise our demand except to get it projected through media,’’ the police officials said.