Lauding the 'Tandurust Bandobast' initiative undertaken by the Sakal Media Group for ensuring health of police personnel, Minister of State for Home Satej Patil has said that the State government has now decided to appoint dieticians in each district to look after the health of police personnel.
Patil said that the drive undertaken by the Sakal Media Group during the recent Ganesh festival has provided a new perspective to the State government on the issue of health care of the police personnel.
The government will appoint the district-level dieticians on honourarium basis, the minister said, adding that these dieticians will visit the police at various places on each day during the week, and guide them.
A meeting of diet experts will be held next week in this connection, he said.
The district-level dieticians will be appointed after this meeting, he added.
'Tandurust Bandobast', an initiative conceptualised by Sakal Media Group's Managing Director Abhijit Pawar, was implemented during the recently concluded Ganesh festival.
As a part of the drive, chikkis were distributed to police personnel.
The drive was launched at a function of Lalbaug's Raja Sarvajanik Ganesh Festival in Mumbai, in the presence of Home Minister R R Patil, Mumbai Police Commissioner Dr Satyapal Singh and Additional Commissioner of Police Pravin Salunkhe.
21 Sep 2013