Pimpri Chinchwad Police have deployed several security details and escorted teams, including armed guards for medical oxygen systems and safe passage of oxygen transport vehicles to various facilities across the district. The operation is monitored by the “O2 Coordination Committee”, which includes officials from various stakeholder organizations.
Much of the human and other resources of the police force across the country have been deployed in various COVID-related and allied plants, from enforcing movement restrictions to passing through basic supplies and security facilities for COVID relief agencies.
Most of the large medical oxygen production facilities are located in the industrial area under the police control of Pimpri Chinchwad. Police Deputy Superintendent Sudhir Hiremath said, “Given that most of the Pune District Medical Oxygen Generating Facilities are located in Pimpri Chinchwad, an” O2 Coordinating Committee “has been established at the district level.”
The committee consists of senior officers from the Pimpri Chinchwad Police Department, the Pune Rural Police Department, the Pune City Police Department, the State Highway Patrol, and officers from the county government subdivision. DCP Hiremath added: “We have formed five armed escort teams and one squad from the transport department to ensure the safe and rapid transport of oxygen tankers to hospitals. To ensure that passage is unobstructed, green corridors are created from time to time. Various facilities, including the oxygen generation facilities, have been given security protection for armed guards around the clock. “