Apart from enforcing the law and ensuring our safety, the Indian police force has often gone beyond their duty to help those in need. Like, when the UP cops arranged for a young couple to get married in the police station or when Mumbai cops prevented a man from committing suicide.
Speaking of which, recently, two police officers from Kolkata, who are COVID survivors, donated their plasma to save a life in the city. Police constable, Bhaskar Bera and a Kolkata Police driver Pappu Kumar Singh, who have both defeated COVID and recovered completely, stepped forward to donate plasma for the treatment of a corona positive patient.
Last evening, the relative of a critical Covid-19 patient who was in dire need of plasma therapy, reached out to us on Twitter. Today,two of our colleagues,Constable Bhaskar Bera & Police Driver Pappu Kumar Singh donated plasma. @CPKolkata pic.twitter.com/xwu7VCzRR0
— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) August 10, 2020
According to TOI, a 26-year-old media, and public relations executive had made an appeal on social media to save his 58-year-old COVID positive father. As his appeal was shared across various platforms, Kolkata Police officials swung into action to find B+ plasma blood for the patient. The 26-year-old was quoted saying,
“My father is a cancer survivor and his last chemotherapy cycle ended in February. But he was weak. When the virus hit my family, my father was infected along with my 54-year-old mother and me. Only my twin brother tested negative.”
— Pooja Mehta (@pooja_news) August 9, 2020
The two warriors in Khaki acted as a savior for the ailing patient as B+ is a rare blood type and cannot be found easily.
Several people applauded the cop’s swift action and thoughtful gesture:
Respect. I m proud of @KolkataPolice . Always eager to help. Previously I got afraid by seeing the police but when I grow up then realized, they always help in need, but one must be honest.
— Brain_explorer (@rajansgpgi) August 10, 2020
Great Gesture….. Congratulations to KP and Bhaskar Bera. Very few gets a chance to save a life. It has set a precedence for us all
— Tapas Sengupta (@k_tapas1) August 10, 2020
Thats humanity 🙏🏻
— PINNK 🇮🇳 (@Gpinnks) August 10, 2020
Exemplary and outstanding work done by Kolkata police. Kudos to the entire team for kind gesture.!!!
— ◉✿ RAJNEESH TIWARI ✿◉● (@RajneeshTrainer) August 10, 2020
Noble donation! kudos to you🌹
— subhankar sengupta (@Ami_subhankar) August 10, 2020
The 58-year-old patient, a resident of Jadavpur, is now under ventilation at a multi-specialty hospital. Kudos, to the officers. We need more cops like them in the force.