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Delhi smog: CISF to issue masks to 7,000 personnel out on field

With the thick layer of toxic smog engulfing the national capital, close to 7,000 CISF security personnel deployed to guard the IGI airport, Delhi Metro and strategic government buildings here will be provided protective masks to save themselves from the polluting air.

The directive to provide these anti-pollution face masks have been issued by Central Industrial Security Force chief O P Singh who reviewed the effects of the alarming air quality situation on the force personnel over the weekend.

“I have asked the Director Medical to issue masks to all our personnel based in Delhi and tasked to secure vital installations here,” Director General Singh said.

He added the medical teams of the force have been asked to keep a check on the health of the personnel and look out for symptoms related to respiratory problems.

The units like Delhi Metro security, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), Red Fort and those securing the government ministries and organisations will be provided the masks that will provide basic safety from smog and pollution, they said adding the numbers of such personnel could be well around an estimated 7,000. 
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