Life saving powder for police jawans in C'garh

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Jagdalpur, Nov 5 (UNI) The Chhattisgarh Government's Health Department has ordered 'Quick Clot Life Saving Drug' from the US for police jawans during polling.

''When applied, blood stops oozing from the injured part caused by sharp weapon or gunshot. The powder will reach here by tomorrow and handed over to police department,'' Bastar Chief Medical and Health Officer Rashid said.

He said several times, delay occurs in providing medical treatment, following encounter in naxalite-affected districts leading to death of police jawans. The powder will help in saving life of police jawans.

Mr Rashid stated 117 packets, costing Rs 4,000 per packet, had been ordered. Utilising it within four months of manufacture is necessary.

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