A recent medical exam conducted on some 2,324 policemen in Ludhiana finds that most
of them are stressed out with high blood pressure and diabetes rampant among
The report on that exam makes for dismal reading with
1,700 policemen failing liver function test (LFT). Furthermore some 240 had
high blood sugar levels, 1,600 had high blood pressure, 600 had high
cholesterol levels, 340 high uric acid in blood.
SSP R.K. Jaiswal revealed that the figures were not
surprising. "The stress levels of the policemen can be understood from the
figures that on an average 1,200 calls are received at police control room
phone every day," he added.
He also assured that steps would be taken to safeguard
the health of policemen and that doctors and dieticians would regularly
interact with them about their health.