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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

India : Dengue, malaria claim life of 13 CRFP personnel

Via Samay Live :

" Thirteen CRPF personnel died and 11 others became seriously ill due to dengue and malaria in Naxal-hit states in the past 10 months, Rajya Sabha was informed.

Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said adequate preventive measures are being taken for the safety of the force from these diseases.

Singh said apart from other measures, a clear cut plan has been made and kept at each unit for casualty evacuation in case of emergency.

It consists of details of the nearest hospitals, their phone numbers, distance, stretcher etc. Also, the men have been trained to rise to any emergency situation for early evacuation of seriously ill patients."

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