The Surat police held a health check-up camp for truck drivers on June 3-5,covering over 1,300 drivers,said Deputy Commissioner of Police S K Gadhvi.
Health check-up camp was set up at Suvali primary health care centre in the city as part of a programme called Surat Initiative for Road Safety.
We also counselled these truck drivers not to strain themselves and drive continuously, he said.
Lakhan Pandey,a truck driver,said,Through this camp,I came to know that I have blood pressure problem. We dont get time to get ourselves medically checked. Now,the doctors had advised me to take some medicine.
Surat Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthaana said,All these things are part of community policing and we are doing it seriously to create faith among the people.
In January,the Surat police had begun weekend training sessions for women in unarmed combat in the wake of the Delhi gangrape incident. Several women enrolled for the training sessions.
It had also launched the Hawk Eye scheme where street hawkers and autorickshaw drivers were encouraged to report to the police the crimes they witnessed.