Karachi police recounted their achievements and steps taken this year
A bulletin to create awareness among the public about the actions taken by the Karachi police and developments that have taken place during this year were published recently.
The newsletter included a message from Sindh Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar chief of police, message from Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon, message from DIG Security Division, Maqsood Ahmed Memon, editor in chief of the bulletin.
It said the Karachi IGP Addition Ghulam Nabi Memon visited the Emergency Police Response Center and the Crisis Management Center established at SSU Headquarters, and reviewed the steps taken there. He directed the staff to take special actions when performing tasks in the middle of COVID-19. The DIG Security & Emergency Services Division, Karachi, Maqsood Ahmed, gave the IGP additional guidance on the effectiveness of the Crisis Management Center.
This center was established to provide timely and effective guidance for health and safety to the public in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. The center updates senior officials and other relevant institutions regarding the latest statistics on coronavirus and other relevant information on time.
Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon appreciated DIG Maqsood Ahmed’s efforts and also distributed cash prizes and certificates of appreciation among police personnel who donated plasma. Then, an additional IGP together with the Karachi DIG Security Division visited the NIBD Hospital and an isolation center established at the Expo Center. Under the direction of the additional IGP, and under the supervision of the DIG Security Division, the Sindh Police Corona Patient Welfare Center was established at SSU Headquarters to facilitate and assist all officers and retirees serving and retired police and personnel and their families at all times during the pandemic.
On June 5, 2020, the Karachi IGP Supplement Memon visited the Headquarters of the Special Security Unit and chaired a meeting on the welfare of corona-infected police personnel and plasma donations by restored personnel for patients who were careless for saving precious lives.
According to the bulletin, on June 3, Dr. Laboratory’s Diagnostic Center Essa and the National Institute of Blood Disease and Bone Marrow Transplantation held a seminar at SSU Headquarters. Addressing the seminar, Dr. Farhan Essa and Dr. Tahir Shamsi said that the treatment of the corona virus was carried out with the plasma of patients who were recovered from all over the world.
DIG Maqsood Memon’s Security Division said more than 1,911 police personnel had been declared a corona virus so far, and 250 of them had been posted in the Security Division.
He said 20 police personnel from the Security Division who had recently recovered from coronavirus had decided to donate blood plasma. Dr Farhan Essa and Dr Tahir Shamsi met commandos and police who had recovered from coronavirus and urged them to donate their plasma because one donation could save at least two lives.
After that, eight police personnel who had recovered from the virus for a week donated their plasma. SSU has become the first organization to donate blood plasma to save patients’ lives.
DIG Ahmed encouraged employees who donated plasma and announced prizes of Rs 10,000 each. He also urged other patients who were recovering from coronavirus to donate their plasma to save as many lives as possible.
Under the administrative control of DIG Ahmed, Madadgar-15 Police Help Line provides significant results and works effectively in the city. Previously, this unit worked with 328 staff, after being integrated with SSU and other Security Division units. After revamping the police aid channel, about 2,141 trained commandos were stationed in Madadgar 15 along with the provision of 176 vehicles.
In addition, 126 call agents and operators work at the Madadgar-15 Call Center 24/7 on three shifts all the time, and they receive around 10,000 calls per day. However, since its improvement, Madadgar-15 has broadly improved its performance and restored public confidence in the police.
The newsletter said that the Security Division commandos had carried out their duties bravely and courageously from the first day during the locking of the coronavirus to protecting ordinary people from this pandemic. They have played an important role during this critical environment, and stand shoulder to shoulder with other departments and institutions.
The Police Emergency Response Center and the Crisis Management Center have provided assistance and security to various charitable organizations for the distribution of ration bags to people in need and also provide security at the Ehsas Kafalat program centers in Karachi. this
work effectively and move patients to quarantine centers, and to their homes either between districts or between provinces, along with safety and monitoring provisions.
Since its inception, the center has received 994 calls from the public, requesting information about utility services, information on people affected by the corona virus, transfer of patients to the hospital, provision of rations and reports of lock violations. In addition, the center also provides timely coordination of information to relevant departments, and resolves various complaints and public problems in a timely manner.
Emergency Response Center
In line with government actions, the Karachi police formed the Police Emergency Response Center and the Crisis Management Center on March 19, 2020. The center works 24/7 in three shifts at SSU Headquarters, each shift is overseen by DSP.
The center coordinates with other emergency services, provides assistance to residents and guides the community on health and safety issues. In addition, SSU personnel have been deployed in five main hospitals in the metropolis for crowd management.
The center is also connected with the Karachi Commissioner Office, PDMA Office and Sindh IGP and has also been linked to the Madadgar-15 call center and the command and control room.
In connection with the lockdown, the Karachi IG Supplement Ghulam Nabi Memon and the DIG Maqsood Ahmed Police and Emergency Services Security Division appealed to the public to remain confined in their homes and leave their homes only in emergency situations to protect themselves from the corona virus.