The new pandemic known as Coronavirus and COVID-19 is a deadly virus that has affected almost every country of the world since its inception in China at the start of the year. A shocking more than 2.4 million people worldwide are found to be infected and more than 170,000 fatalities have already been recorded till now.
As per the latest Updates, about 18,600 Coronavirus Cases have been confirmed and 590 deaths have been reported In India so far, and this includes 251 infected cases in Punjab with 16 fatalities.
During this crisis, many NGOs and volunteers have come forward and helped pandemic aggrieved people and assisting the government in providing services to susceptible groups. To specifically mention, Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and police are on the forefront and putting their lives on stake to protect & Preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Lockdown – Nihangs Attack Policemen in Punjab
Unfortunately, few groups are causing a lot of trouble and hardships in hospitals and quarantine facilities in addition to misbehaving with healthcare personnel and cops.
An extreme act of inhumanity came to light when a Policemen attacked by Nihangs in Punjab. It was a group of self-proclaimed Nihangs chopped off an Assistant Sub-Inspector hand and injured three more policemen at a distance of about 25 km from Patiala city in Punjab state.
The police were trying to stop Nihangs from violating the lockdown in Patiala district, and this immediately turned into a police operation involving the firing of shots.
A member of the Nihang group cut off the hand of ASI Harjeet Singh with a sword outside the vegetable market in Sanaur town in Patiala district, when asked to show curfew passes. The group escaped from the scene and hid in the Nihang Dera Complex at Balbera village, almost 25 km from Patiala city.
The operation lasted for a few hours, when police entered and arrested 11 people from Gurdwara including a woman, five out of which were directly involved in the attack.
Punjab Cops Severed Hand Re-implanted After Surgery at PGI
The wounded ASI was immediately taken to PGIMER Chandigarh where the doctors successfully reattached the left hand of ASI Harjeet Singh, after a long and complex surgery which lasted for close to eight hours.
The cut-off hand was properly preserved and brought to the hospital in good condition. According to Professor Ramesh Sharma, head of the department of plastic surgery – PGIMER, 50 structures of the hand were microscopically stitched.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh appreciated the efforts of ASI Harjeet Singh and extended the government’s full support while expressing happiness about the success of the surgery.
The Chief Minister enquired about ASI’s well-being and wished him a speedy recovery. He also directed the concerned officials to ensure that the best possible care is provided to the ASI in all scenarios.
IPS PS Umranangal Volunteered to Help ASI Harjeet Singh
As per Jagrati Lahar Epaper, In addition to government support, IG Paramraj Umranangal Helped ASI Harjeet Singh with Rs One Lakh.
ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸੁਖਦੇਵ ਸਿੰਘ ਉਮਰਾਨੰਗਲ ਟਰੱਸਟ ਵੱਲੋਂ ASI ਹਰਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੂੰ 1 ਲੱਖ ਰੁਪਏ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਦਾ ਐਲਾਨShaheed Sukhdev Singh Umranangal…
Shaheed Sukhdev Singh Umranangal Trust announces assistance of Rs. 1 lakh to ASI Harjit Singh. According to the Paramraj Singh Umranangal, this initiative was taken to boost the morale of Punjab Police. Further, he praised Harjit Singh by commenting that the ASI has done his duty with courage.
He also mentioned that the ASI had earlier worked with him and during the time of terrorism, he performed his duties like a brave policeman. It was the cover story of many newspapers like News18 Punjab, Panjab Now for the coming days.
Punjab Police IGP Umranangal had earlier also given the assistance of Rs. One lakh to the family of Raghuveer Singh, a martyr of Chhattisgarh and Rs. One lakh to Subedar Paramjit Singh in Tarn Taran.
Not only this, but PS Umranangal has also realized the difficulties which poor people and daily wage earners are facing during the lockdown at this time of the Covid-19 crisis. Therefore, in order to help the needy people of the society, Umranangal family has again come forward and extended all sorts of help like providing daily necessities of life including food items, medicines, masks, sanitizers, etc.
Not only at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this family has always endeavored to uplift the under-privileged segments of society by organizing medical camps and other social welfare programs. Paramraj Singh Umranangal helped ASI Harjeet Singh, which shows humanity lives in the heart of good people and they never think of their own before raising a helping hand to the needy one.
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