COVID-19 Warrior: 8-month pregnant Odisha cop leads by example

Baripada:  Keeping the call of duty above all else in this hour of crisis, a woman police officer, who is eight-month pregnant, is standing firmly with her colleagues and subordinates for enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown in Mayurbhanj district.

Sub-Inspector Mamta Mishra, posted at of Betnoti police station in the district, has certainly set an example for many others fighting the battle against the global pandemic. She had joined Betnoti PS on January 20,2019.

” All frontline personnel from the department of health, police and district administration are working hard and are resolutely engaged with their responsibilities in the COVID-19 battle. So, why shouldn’t I face the challenge,” said the mother-to-be, who is in no mood to take leave.

“I am totally fine now and will seek leave when there is dire need. I do patrolling as part of COVID-19 duty and investigate at police station. There is no extra work load and pressure from my seniors. The IIC and my colleagues are very supportive and co-operative. I am planning to take leave after the end of the extended lockdown on May 3”, she added.

Mamta is among the frontline warriors who are putting their best efforts to deal with the crisis. DGP Abhay, during his visit to the district yesterday, complimented and encouraged Mamta for being brave enough to discharge her duties during the emergency situation keeping aside her personal priorities.

Earlier, the DGP Abhay had praised two women cops in Sundergarh who postponed their wedding and joined COVID-19 duty.

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