April 21: The 15-member team of the PGIMER that performed the plastic surgery on ASI Harjeet Singh, who lost his hand in the Patiala Mandi attack, has been chosen for the DGP Honour for Exemplary Sewa to Society’. Other than them, Medical Officer Mansa and 70 police personnel on COVID frontline duty will also be awarded.
On Tuesday, DGP Dinkar Gupta reportedly informed that it has been decided to honor the entire team of doctors, technicians and nursing staff of the Plastic Surgery Department of PGI, who performed the re-implantation surgery for over 8 hours on ASI Harjeet Singh on April 12.
Apart from these, the DGP said that 70 Punjab Police officers of various rank across 27 districts would be awarded.
Further, he said that the said awardees had been selected for the second award list after meticulous screening and examination of the various nominations sent by the Commissioners of Police and SSPs.
Ajay Gandhi, IPS, ASP Under Training in Bathinda, who is presently posted as SHO PS Maur in Bathinda district has been awarded for his sustained efforts to create awareness among the people of his area about COVID-19. He located the NRIs who had arrived in his jurisdiction very quickly and got them medically screened.