We need the police to remain fit and healthy, so that they may continue to do their jobs of protecting lives and enforcing the law
The police in Bangladesh have no doubt been working round the clock, putting their own health on the line in order to enforce the lockdown and help protect the people from further spreading Covid-19.
However, as they continue to provide this most essential and commendable service to the nation, we cannot afford to forget about their own health and safety.
To date, close to 1,500 policemen have tested positive for Covid-19 in Bangladesh, and six have also lost their lives in this battle.
With the number of infections amongst the police on the rise, it is extremely important that this trend does not continue, and that we do a better job of ensuring that we can reduce the number of infections in the police.
While there have been facilities set up to care for the infected police personnel, and senior police officials are doing the rounds to ensure that their subordinates are receiving the proper care and treatment and keeping their morale high, we must do better when it comes to prevention.
This means making sure that the police too have all the required protection, such as face masks and gloves, while they also continue to maintain social distancing procedures to the best of their abilities and follow healthy hygiene practices.
After all, we need the police to remain fit and healthy, so that they may continue to do their jobs of protecting lives and enforcing the law. If we fail to protect those who protect us, then the whole country will be worse off for it.