Choles­terol lev­els of 4,000 city cops deemed ‘crit­i­cal’

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - De­ba­sish Pan­i­grahi de­ba­sish. pan­i­grahi@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: A re­cent study that fol­lowed the largest ever health check-up drive con­ducted by the Mum­bai po­lice, in­volv­ing 18,426 male per­son­nel over 40, re­vealed that 20% — or 4,126 cops — have ‘crit­i­cal’ choles­terol lev­els and need ur­gent med­i­cal at­ten­tion. Men over 40 ac­count for nearly 50% of the strength of the Mum­bai po­lice.

An­other 60%, or 10,555 of the men tested, were found to be bor­der­line cases, ad­vanc­ing to­wards full-blown med­i­cal con­di­tions if they did not take med­i­ca­tion and fol­low a strict health reg­i­men.

The check-ups were con­ducted over four months on per­son­nel from var­i­ous po­lice sta­tions, crime branch units, re­serve forces, spe­cial branches, com­bat units and min­is­te­rial staff. “It’s a health alert of the high­est de­gree,” Anup Ku­mar Singh, joint com­mis­sioner of po­lice, ad­min­is­tra­tion, told HT.

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