The enemy is dangerous. They are small,numerous and hard to capture. To combat these assailants,the Delhi Police is shopping for Odomos and mosquito coils.
With the dengue virus having infected 4,074 people in the city this year,the Delhi Police is now in the process of purchasing Odomos creams,mosquito coils and Dettol soaps for the personnel in Police Control Room (PCR) vans.
There are 800 PCR vans in the capital and senior officers believe that the personnel travelling in them are constantly exposed to mosquitoes. PCR van personnel patrolling Northeast Delhi and Outer Delhi are more susceptible to dengue. These personnel are exposed to the virus more than personnel in police stations, a police officer said.
The General Administration Department of the Delhi Police issued a tender notice last week to purchase mosquito repellent creams and coils. Sources said an order for 3,000 Odomos cream tubes,3,000 mosquito coils and 3,000 Dettol soaps has been placed.
The police force in Gurgaon too is having a hard time dealing with vectors. Gurgaon Police commissioner Alok Mittal is down with dengue and was admitted in the private hospital last Sunday after he complained of feeling weak.
DCP (East) Nazneen Bhasin was also out of action for the past week owing to common cold and fever,police sources said.
Alok Mittals wife Nidhi Mittal told Newsline that the police chief was admitted to Fortis Memorial Research Institute last Sunday. He is under observation and is not allowed to meet anyone, she said.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda visited Mittal in the hospital.
Mittals condition is stable. His blood platelet count stood at 30,000/ml on Tuesday against the normal count of 1,50,000 to 4,00,00/ml. He is under observation, Pushpa Bishnoi,Chief Medical Officer (Gurgaon),said.