Thursday Dec 07, 2017
MULTAN: One-third of the police force in Multan has been found to be affected by various health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure, Hepatitis B and C. A few have also been tested positive for tuberculosis.
The Punjab health department screened over 4,000 police personnel and officials during an awareness week in Multan.
Out of the 4,606 personnel and officials tested at the three-day screening camp, 873 were found to be diabetic, 250 were suffering from high blood pressure and 247 are affected by Hepatitis C while 129 by Hepatitis B.
Besides, there were three from the force who were affected by tuberculosis. Around 400 police personnel did not get themselves screened.
When asked, officials in the force told Geo News that the personnel were working day in and day out to fill in for the lack of strength in the force, which is why they were falling ill.
However, the officials added, those with ailments will be treated soon and the ones going through critical illnesses will be given early retirement.