To improve the image of the police force and harmonize perceptions among the public, Inspector General of Kanpur police Mohit Agarwal and other senior officials have issued instructions to all the SP, CO, SO, SHO of six districts to go to their respective areas and adopt a child under the age of 18 who is suffering from tuberculosis.
Policemen will now play the role of guardian for those children and take good care of them. It will be the responsibility of the policeman that the child gets nutritious food. Also, they shall go to meet the child every 15 days.
Agarwal stated that the police need to work on improving their image. “People are afraid of the police and do not look at them with respect. In order to build a better society, it is necessary for the common man to have faith in the police and have better relations,” he said. He added that the policemen can contribute Rs 1,000 from their salaries to provide nutritious food and essential medicines to the children.
Children from especially poor backgrounds find it difficult to access necessary healthcare benefits available to them from the government. Police involvement in the procedure can speed up the often slow progress in the crowded public healthcare system.
Only time will tell how this plan succeeds but efforts like this can help those TB-affected children.
—Zee Media Newsroom