In order to make healthcare cheaper for the serving police employees and their immediate family members,Ludhiana police department has tied up with DMCH where they will be given 30% discount while in Hero Heart Centre,the discount will be 20%.
This was announced by Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh while speaking on the Police Commemoration Day at Police Lines on Sunday. We are also talking with firms which can do group health insurance of the employees so that healthcare can be within the reach of the employees, he added.
On strengthening security measures,he said they had identified more than 50 spots in the city and on the outskirts where CCTV cameras could be installed to keep a check on crime rate. Many industrialists are ready to sponsor CCTV cameras. Around Vardhman chowk,all the cameras will be installed by Vardhman and will be maintained by them as well, he said. We are also getting close circuit cameras installed on mobile vans so as to keep a further check on criminals when the mobile teams go out in the field. Trident group is helping us out in this project. Many other industrialists are also interested.
Talking about the Police Commemoration Day,Singh said,It was on October 21,1959 that in Ladakh,China forces attacked our jawans who were patrolling. As many as 10 jawans attained martyrdom in the attack. From 1960 onwards,this day is being celebrated as Police Commemoration Day. He added that in Ludhiana,so far 117 police personnel had been declared martyrs,out of which 66 families were still living in Ludhiana.
The police officers also paid tribute to the martyrs.