SHILLONG: 1,800 face shields and 9,800 pairs of sterilized hand gloves were donated to the Meghalaya Police department by Amrit Cement to help the police personnel combat the spread of deadly COVID-19. The protective face shields and the sterilized hand gloves were handed over to R Chandranathan, DGP, Meghalaya at the Police HQ in Shillong on Tuesday.
While the government authorities across the world have urged its citizens to stay at home and maintain social distancing to fight against COVID-19, there are those brave warriors including the police personnel who have risked their lives working on the frontline so that the common citizens stay safe at home.
A face shield is a protective gear with a transparent visor attached to a headband. It protects the wearer from coming in contact with respiratory droplets through which, according to the World Health Organisation, the novel coronavirus spreads.
Commenting on the kind gesture, Chandranathan stated, "These face shields and hand gloves have reached us at a very crucial time and we are really thankful to Amrit Cement because these face shields will definitely encourage our police personnel to continue working hard on the frontline of this ongoing crisis and help combating the spread of this deadly disease."
Commenting on the endeavour, Pradeep Bagla, managing director stated, "During the time of this ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the men in the uniform have played a pivotal role in maintaining law and order and combating the deadly disease from the frontline while our society stays safe and healthy. In line of our belief of healthy home, we have donated these protection-gears to show our solidarity with the Meghalaya Police for fighting on the frontline."
Very recently Amrit Cement had donated 2,000 face shields and 10,000 pairs of sterilized hand gloves to the Assam Police department.