Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah chaired a review meeting of Directors General of All Central Armed Police Forces on May 9, 2020. He appreciated the CAPFs commendable work in this difficult situation of COVID-19 management. Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Modi government is not only concerned over the spread of COVID-19; but is making all-out efforts to ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of all CAPFs. The Home Minister inquired about the situation regarding the security personnel affected by COVID-19; in each of the CAPFs as well as the cases that are found to be asymptomatic.
During the meeting, CAPFs innovative measures to contain the disease were also discussed. The suggestions ranged from providing awareness and training about precautions; changing the arrangements in Mess and staying facilities in barracks; boosting immunity as per Ministry of AYUSH guidelines; and, ensuring proper personnel management, keeping in view the age of the security personnel and their health history.
Acknowledging the efforts of CAPFs personnel in the fight against COVID-19, Shah asked the Senior Officers to ensure important things like timely payment of terminal dues, including ex-gratia, insurance etc. In case of casualty, being in touch with affected personnel and their families, proper arrangements for their health check-up, and treatment, including the establishment of a dedicated hospital/facility for COVID-19 affected CAPF personnel.