Head Constable Krishan Kumar, 42, currently deployed at Kapashera border police station in South West district, has saved the lives of over 350 COVID-19 patients along with his team.
“I was on ventilator for nearly a month battling for life. Nobody thought I would survive but I did, by God’s grace. After I recovered, I realised how tough it is for people running from pillar to post to save their loved ones. That’s what made me donate plasma to people in need,” The New Indian Express quoted Kumar as saying.
Kumar alone has donated plasma for the highest five times and saved the lives of nearly 15 people. Doctors say that the plasma donated by one person can save the lives of as many as three people.
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Kumar had tested positive for the virus in May, and later his family — wife and two children — also tested positive. After his wife recovered, she too donated plasma, inspired by her husband.
“I approached my seniors and colleagues to contact me if anyone needs plasma,” said Kumar.
6,937 (8.52%) of the Delhi Police personnel tested positive for the virus, out of its 81,346-strong force. 26 of them succumbed while 6,809 (87.77%) recovered and 822 (11.84%) are still battling the disease.
“A large number of Delhi Police officers and subordinate Covid warriors, after defeating the deadly disease, have gone beyond the call of duty in saving the lives of Covid-19 victims. They donated plasma to their colleagues, families, friends and even to the unknown people in Delhi and adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana,” said Delhi Police PRO Eish Singhal.
A total of 323 Delhi Police personnel had donated plasma till November 23, of which 82 donated for their colleagues, 107 for their family members/friends and 134 for unknown people.
While eight Police personnel from South East District have donated plasma twice, four police personnel from South East District and one from Police Training College have donated three times each.