Pune Cop Continues Frontline Duty while his Son is on a Ventilator

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Even during pre-COVID times, we’ve all heard amazing stories about people fighting the good fight. Now, more than ever, light is being shed upon more and more inspiring accounts of people working for the greater good.

Pune56-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector at the Chinchwad Police Station, Mr. Dattatraya Kamble, has been on COVID duty for the past 50 days, while his son, suffering from Muscular Dystrophy, fights for his life on a ventilator.

27-year-old Akshay Kamble has been suffering from the illness for the past 15 years, which got serious nine months ago. He has been on a ventilator since June of last year, earlier in a hospital and later moved to his home, where he is being cared for by his parents 24×7.

The couple have already lost one son to the illness but are hopeful about Akshay’s health. The boy still understands and responds when addressed to, but cannot move his limbs.

Mr. Kamble has been on duty for 50 days now, spending time with his son at night when he is off-duty. He has only taken two days off during this time, when Akshay needed to be taken to the hospital.

Mr. Kamble says, “All my colleagues are also working; they, too, are putting in their best efforts. And all of them have supported me… I have been given the day shift and they allow me to rush home whenever Akshay needs me or there is an emergency”

His daily duties include issuing passes for vehicular movements and ensuring that citizens are following lockdown rules, amongst others. He is diligent about taking precautions for his own health while he is at work and when he gets back home to his family.

We simply cannot thank our frontline workers enough! We urge you to stay at home as much as possible and take good care of yourselves and your loved ones.

Feature image by Jignesh Mistry via Instagram

News source: The Indian Express

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