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Police officer in doctor gear for Covid check

Koderma superintendent of police, with an MBBS degree, assists health workers at centres

Vishvendu Jaipuriar Hazaribagh Published 23.05.21, 05:52 PM
Ehtesham Waquarib prescribes medicine to a Covid patient in Koderma.

Ehtesham Waquarib prescribes medicine to a Covid patient in Koderma. Picture by Vishvendu Jaipuriar

Koderma superintendent of police Ehtesham Waquarib is not only ensuring proper law and order during the fourth phase of the state-wide lockdown but also visiting Covid care centres to meet patients and boost their confidence.

Waquarib, with an MBBS and MD degree, is also prescribing medicines and keeping a check on the treatment of patients.


An alumnus at Aligarh medical college, Waqaurib was seen visiting remote areas of Koderma’s health camps.

One of the patients who met the superintendent said he was surprised see a police officer with a stethoscope and checking up on patients. “At first I got confused but soon came to know that he was the top cop of our district,” said the patient.

He said Waquarib’s encouragement made him happy and gave him strength to fight the infection.

“I have always seen doctors in white aprons but for the first time found a doctor in a police uniform,” said another patient.

Waquarib checked the patient’s oxygen level and instructed health workers on how to give better treatment. He asked attendants to remain alert and follow all protocols to remain safe from the infection.

Waqaurib said health workers including doctors are giving their best at a difficult time. He said his visit was required to motivate patients.

“I will visit here again and continue providing medical guidance to patients,” he said, adding that it brings him satisfaction in helping them.

Waquarib had tested positive for Covid-19 on April 17 despite being vaccinated. On May 10, he announced that he tested negative and resumed his duties. He started visiting Covid patients at wards while dispensing his duties as an officer of the law.

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