48 Odisha Policemen Martyred In Fight Against Covid: MoS Home

Bhubaneswar: As many as 48 police personnel succumbed to Coronavirus in the line of duty in the State, informed Minister of State (MoS) Home Dibya Shankar Mishra.

Replying to the adjournment motion on the deteriorating law and order situation in the State moved by BJP members during ‘zero hour’ in the State Assembly today, Mishra said that police as Covid warriors have successfully reined in Covid situation.

He informed that more than 1,002 policemen have donated plasma to Covid patients.

Policemen being frontline workers in the fight against Covid, 54,684 of them in the State have been vaccinated to give them protection against Coronavirus infection, he added.