Given the sharp decline in COVID-19 cases in the state, Uttarakhand Police has called off the ‘Mission Hausla’ campaign. The campaign, which had kicked off on May 1, 2021, under the direction and supervision of DGP, Uttarakhand Police, Ashok Kumar, aimed at helping COVID-positive patients and their families in the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.
DIG, Uttarakhand Police, Nilesh Anand Bharne, said, “During the second wave of the Corona pandemic, 2382 police personnel across the state got infected, while five lost their lives. During the first wave of COVID-19, the police department had lost eight personnel to the virus, while 1982 got infected.”
DIG Bharne further informed that under Mission Hausla, the police have done commendable work and have helped the COVID-affected families with the supply of groceries, medicines, plasma/blood donation, and oxygen. The police even helped several seriously ill patients in getting admitted to hospitals in the state. Mission Hausla was a statewide campaign that was particularly helpful in the hills. Although the campaign has ended formally, the police personnel would continue to help people if we receive any calls seeking help.
“Under Mission Hausla, the police received 31,815 phone calls acting on which 2726 people got oxygen cylinders, 792 people got hospital beds, 217 people got plasma/blood donation, 17,609 patients received medicines, and 600 people got ambulance service. Apart from this, we provided ration, milk, and food packets to 94,484 people, cremated 792 infected people, and 5,252 senior citizens were contacted and assisted. Numerous social organizations and individuals also supported Mission Hausla.”
During this campaign, 2382 policemen and their 751 relatives got infected with COVID-19, out of which five policemen and 64 relatives died.