Karnataka HM orders providing resting facility at checkpoints

Karnataka HM orders providing resting facility at checkpoints

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Bangaluru, May 26 : Karnataka Minister for Home Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday directed the top officials of the police department to provide resting facilities for the personnel at all Checkposts. Mr Bommai's orders came as several personnel were testing positive for COVID-19 in various Checkposts of the state. He also inspected resting vans on Monday evening.

The government has set up check posts at various border points and deployed personnel and officers to monitor the movement of inter-state travellers. "Aimed at providing relief and rest from the regular work, we will set up mobile resting units at Checkposts in Nippani, Dhoolkhed, Kalaburagi, Raichur, Vijayapura and Atttibele (Bengaluru),” Bommai said. He ordered that all police staff working in containment zones and checkposts be subjected to COVID-19 test along with their family members.

Personnel should be provided with cotton gloves, mask, head-visor with wipers, PPE kits. Noting that staff at the checkposts work 24X7, he directed to follow the shift system. "Senior officials must constantly be in touch with staff deployed at check posts and take steps to keep them motivated", the Minister added. (UNI)