Police launch medical aid project for people isolated at homes in Kochi

The ‘Swaraksha’ project is being inaugurated by City Police Commissioner Vijay Sakhare. Additional Commissioner K P Philip (R) and Deputy Commissioner G Poonkuzhali are also seen.

Kochi: The Kochi Police have launched ‘Swaraksha’, a project to make medical assistance available at the doorsteps of people remaining in home quarantine in view of the COVID-19 threat. City Police Commissioner Vijay Sakhare inaugurated the initiative, which is being implemented in association with Indian Medical Association (IMA), Rotary International and Reliance Jio.

Those who spoke at the launch function included Additional Commissioner K P Philip, Deputy Commissioner G Poonkuzhali, Superintendents of Police K Lalji and T R Rajesh, IMA Kerala State president Dr Abraham Verghese, Rotary Governor Madhav Chandran, Dr Junaid Rahman and Sasi Palayil.

Key facts about ‘Swaraksha’:

Contact number: 8590202050

Telemedicine facility is available round-the-clock at control room.

Doubts cleared via audio and video messages.

Facility to consult doctors through video conferencing is available.

Travellers are checked at 70 spots in the city.

Help arranged for people under observation in homes.

25 doctors attached to various hospitals offer their service to the project.

Six hundred rooms have been arranged in Kochi city for accommodating people under observation.

As many as 2,000 foreign tourists are staying in various homestays.

People have been ordered to reach shopping malls and bars in a safe manner.