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