Kerala Police to ensure access to medicines for seriously ill patients
Thiruvananthapuram: DGP Loknath Behera claimed that the state police has developed an extensive system to hand over medicines to patients with serious medical illness during the lockdown.
Special vehicles have been arranged in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi for this. Highway patrol vehicles will also be used for this purpose. Thiruvananthapuram Rural Police Chief and Kochi Deputy Police Commissioner will be handed over this responsibility. South Zone IG Harshitha Attalluri has been appointed as the state level nodal officer for the successful implementation of the project.
Police can be contacted in the number 112 to make use of the system. Police will write down the name of the patient, their phone number and address on the packet in which the medicine is kept and will inform the nodal officer. The nodal officer will instruct the officers to distribute the medicine to the address in either the specially arranged vehicle or highway patrol vehicle.
Thiruvanathapuram Medical College, Central Police station in Kochi will act as medicine collection centres. Doctors and hospital authorities can bring the medicines to these collection centers. District Police Chiefs are responsible for the distribution of the medicines within the district through Janamaithri police stations.