New Delhi: After Indian Army, a senior CRPF doctor, who is based in Delhi, has on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19. As per official updates, the doctor has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Haryana’s Jhajjar. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus Suspect Commits Suicide by Jumping Off Building in Shamli
Holding the rank of chief medical officer, the said doctor was posted in the office of the Additional Director General (Medical) of the Central Armed Police Forces. Also Read - J&K: CRPF Constable Injured as Militants Hurl Grenade at Police Station in Pulwama
However, it was not clear as how the doctor contracted the infection. As per updates, he was staying at a transit mess for the Central Reserve Police Force in south Delhi’s Saket area. Soon after he was tested positive, other rank officers and staff in the mess have been put under quarantine.
Health officials updated that the number of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 1,965 in the country with the death toll rising to 50.
In another development, the Central government had on March 31 granted a special Rs 10-crore fund to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), enabling it undertake relief works for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The money sanctioned by the Home Ministry was meant to procure COVID-19 preventive items.