Delhi police officials have joined hands to help citizens suffering from dengue and to spread awareness about the disease in the national capital. They organised a blood donation camp which witnessed many officials contributing for the speedy recovery of fellow citizens.
At a special blood donation camp, 208 Delhi Police personnel donated blood for dengue patients on Wednesday.
The camp had been organized by Delhi Police in coordination with Red Cross Society, because of the rising number of dengue cases in the city. It was conducted at the police headquarters with the aim of arranging for blood platelets for patients suffering from dengue, and also to spread awareness about the disease.
This special blood donation campaign is called DAAN (Donation & Awareness for Needy).
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According to Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi, this is an effort by the police officials to contribute for the well-being of citizens in the national capital who have been suffering because of the worst dengue outbreak in the last two decades.
“Through this program, we wish to reiterate our motto – With You, For You Always. We have also prepared a list of at least 300 police personnel who will provide their blood, on the basis of requirement, in any part of Delhi,” he told IANS.
DAAN will be an ongoing program under which donation camps will be organized at regular intervals.
The dengue virus affects the body’s ability to produce new platelets and on getting infected, the platelet counts starts falling. Delhi has so far reported over 7,600 cases of dengue. This is twice the number of cases reported in 2010.