New Delhi, May 19 : India’s premier border guarding force BSF on Tuesday said that as of now 214 border men, infected with COVID19, have been cured and discharged from hospitals, thus registering around 60 percent of recovery rate so far. “Out of 214 cured personnel, 22 troopers have been discharged in Delhi since Monday and they have been put under quarantine as per the protocol”, Force spokesperson Shubhendu Bhardwaj said.
According to the Force officials, out of 214 recovered so far, 87 troopers have been discharged from Delhi, two from Tekanpur, 42 from Jodhpur, 77 from Tripura and six from Kolkata. During the last 24 hours, three additional cases have been reported, all asymptotic, have been admitted to dedicated COVID hospital. Earlier, two BSF personnel at Tekanpur, 65 in Delhi, 77 in Tripura, 42 in Jodhpur and six in Kolkata had recovered from Coronavirus and been discharged from the hospital. A total of 358 cases have been reported as of now and out of them, 144 border men have been undergoing treatment of Covid 19 whereas two jawans succumbed to death May 4 and 7.
BSF spokesperson said that the infections have been reported while performing operational and essential duties. He also informed that each establishment of the BSF has been following the standard operating procedures that are in place to contain the coronavirus disease. The Border Security Force (BSF) is the border guarding organisation of India. It is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces of India, and was raised in the wake of the 1965 War on 1 December 1965, "for ensuring the security of the borders of India in northern eastern and western borders. Being a Central Armed Police Force it can be entrusted with policing duties at any place apart from its mandate. (UNI)