UP: Cops turn 'mitra' for patients in need of blood

  • By TOI
  • | Monday | 9th July, 2018

My best wishes to them.”“While seeking assistance of donors we take down details like the patient’s name, age, blood group, hospital name, contact number and the medical condition to alert our colleagues,” Mishra added. Whenever we receive information about a patient in need, our members in various districts ensure that the donor of a particular blood group must reach at the hospital to donate blood,” Mishra added.Even UP director general of police (DGP) OP Singh lauded campaign. May this serve as an example for rest of the force to serve the people of the state with the same spirit. Singh recently tweeted: “Happy to announce my commendation disc for constables Ashish Mishra and Abhishek Pandey for going beyond their call of duty and saving several valuable lives. ALLAHABAD: Going beyond their call of duty, policemen across the state are coming forward to donate blood to civilians in need with the help of social media.A group of policemen have formed a group on popular messaging app WhatsApp ' Police Mitra ' on social networking website Facebook and popular messaging app WhatsApp, which connects policemen with patients needing blood at hospitals in various districts of the state.The group was started by constables Ashish Mishra, currently posted at IG office, and Abhishek Pandey who is a part of Mughalsarai Government Railway Protection unit.Whenever the group members get to know of someone in need of a particular blood group they visit hospitals to donate their blood.Constable (IG office)Ashish Mishra, who started the campaign, said, “A group of policemen got together to form a group ‘Police Mitra’ on WhatsApp on February 25, 2017 to help patients in need of blood.”Mishra also said that the group had just seven members when it started but now over 250 policemen, including constables and IPS officials, are a part of it.“We have been able to save as many as 84 till now by donating blood.


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