New Delhi, Sept 21: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) shared the data on Coronavirus cases among the Central Armed Police Force personnel, till September 14.
The COVID-19 situation in the Forces was stated by the Minister of States for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, while giving a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
According to the data, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has highest number of COVID-infected personnel among the CAPFs with 9158 infected jawans and 84.04 per cent recovery rate and 0.39 per cent casualty, followed by the Border Security Force with 8934 jawans, 80.41 per cent of recovery rate and 0.26 per cent of death.
The Central Industrial Security Force has 5544 officials were infected so far with 75.25 per cent of recovery rate and 0.45 per cent of death while 3380 jawans of Indo Tibetan Border Police has been infected so far with the recovery rate of 69.79 per cent and death rate of 0.21 per cent.
The Data further mentioned that the 3251 troopers of has been affected with 70.77 percent and 0.22 percent of recovery and death respectively followed by the 1746 personnel of Assam Rifles which has the recovery rate of 61.63 percent and 0.40 percent of deaths in this para- military force.
The National Security Guards has least number of personnel affected with 225 cases with 61.63 percent of recovery rate. There has been no casualty in this Force.
The Minister in its reply also said that the Government has established COVID-19 Hospitals, Covid Care Centres and Dedicated COVID Health Centres (DCHC) for treatment and to support the recovery of CAPF personnel, who are found positive for COVID-19.
In addition to normal benefits available to a CAPF personnel on death, it has been decided to provide Rs 15 Lakh to ‘Next of Kins’ through “Bharat Ke Veer” funds, in cases CAPF personnel dies due to COVID-19 infection contracted while deployed on Covid-19 related duties, he further said, adding that immediate grant for funeral expenses and support for expeditious processing of family pension and other dues is provided.