September 27, 2020

SP reverts to earlier role of doctor

Munger: The superintendent of police (Munger), Dr Gaurav Mangla, played the role of a medical officer and surprised his junior officers when he examined the health of at least 10 policemen at a medical check-up camp on the campus of the Munger New Police Lines on Sunday.

Dr Mangla was seen examining the general health and blood pressure of policemen using a traditional BP measurement instrument and a stethoscope at the camp. “The free medical check-up camp for policemen on the campus of New Police Lines was organised jointly by the Munger units of Indian Red Cross Society and the Indian Medical Association. A total of 70 policemen were examined by a team of 15 medical officers associated with the IMA. The policemen were also provided medicines for free,” Raj Kumar Khemka, secretary, Munger unit of Indian Red Cross Society, told The Telegraph on Monday.

“Before joining the Indian Police Service, I was a medical officer at a government hospital in Delhi. Though I am now an IPS officer at Munger, the motto of service to humanity as a doctor is still alive in me. So I arranged this health camp,” Dr Mangla said.

“I personally examined the general health of 10 policemen at the camp,” the SP added.

“About 25 policemen out of 70 were found suffering from blood pressure, blood sugar, heavy weight and deficiency in haemoglobin after a general check-up. These ailments are stress-related problems. So, I have decided to organise monthly health check-up camps for policemen regularly in the district in future. From now on, specialist doctors will be called to examine policemen of the Munger district. Keeping policemen fit and healthy is also my duty,” Dr Mangla said.

The doctors who helped conduct the camp for four hours included Sunil Gupta, Amit Vikram, Faiz Uddin, Srawan Thakur, Prabhakar Singh, B.B. Bose, Deepak Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Ranjeet Kumar, Ajoy Kumar, Rajiv Kumar Gupta, Prithavi Raj, Umesh Kumar, Shashi Lata and others,” said Khemka.

Office-bearers of the Munger unit of the Indian Red Cross Society included Hemant Singh, Raj Kumar Sarawagi, Ashok Patel, Ravi Prakash Mathon, Uma Shankar, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Mukesh Kumar Sinha, Prem Kumar Verma and others,” Khemka added.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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