Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) A young Covid-19 ‘warrior’ of Punjab Police, who was diagnosed with the virus last week along with colleagues, has appealed to the frontline staff to stay strong to win the fight against the pandemic.
She has advised her colleagues to take precautions while performing duty and also asked the public to stay indoors.
The ‘warrior’ is Sub-Inspector Arshpreet Kaur Grewal, 27, posted as Station House Officer at Jodhewal in Ludhiana city. She is undergoing treatment at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana.
Arshpreet was also part of the team tracing Tablighi Jamaat members, who had attended the Markaz event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area.
In a video posted by Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta on Twitter, she made an appeal to the public to stay home and stay safe as “your lives are very precious”.
“The police department and the civil department are out to take care of you and you please stay in,” she appealed with folded hands.
Her driver Assistant Sub-Inspector Sukhdev Singh and ACP’s driver constable Prabhjot Singh have also been tested for coronavirus positive.
“I pray for them to get well soon and we will soon join our duties,” an upbeat Arshpreet, who has no travel history, said.
She was part of the team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Anil Kohli deputed at the vegetable market to manage crowds and also to trace Tablighi Jamaat members in Ludhiana.
Kohli succumbed to coronavirus on April 18.
“I don’t have words for him (Kohli). I have got an opportunity to learn a lot from himaMay his soul rest in peace,” she said, adding “his sacrifice will be remembered”.
DGP Gupta complimented the young ‘warrior’ by saying: “Am absolutely amazed at how our young Sub-Inspector Arshpreet is coping with the coronavirus.
“All of 27 years and yet so brave, mature and inspiring. She’s raring to get back to her work,” he informed in a tweet.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who is missing no opportunity to interact through video calls with the frontline staff fighting coronavirus almost daily, spoke to the ailing Arshpreet too.
“You are looking cheerful and I am happy to hear no temperature at all take care, you are very important to us. If you need any help, let me know,” the Chief Minister said in a pep talk.
In another video of a police ‘warrior’ posted by Special Chief Secretary K.B.S. Sidhu, who is in-charge to monitor state-wide coronavirus cases, on Twitter, he wrote: “For those who wanted me to let them know more about the condition of constable Paramjot Singh, in the Isolation Ward at Ferozepur, I will share this video.
“Need I say more?”
In the video, the constable was doing aggressive pushups in the hospital.