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Police pat for super cop who adopted 50 kids, got patients beds, O2 | India News – Times of India


MUMBAI: Rehana Shaikh, 40, is fondly called ‘Mother Teresa’ by her cop-husband Nasir. Not only does she look after their family of six, manages her job as police naik and recently passed the sub-inspector test, Rehana has shown a rare humanity to help those in need during the pandemic.
If it started with adopting 50 poor children in a school, it naturally expanded to helping over 54 people with plasma, hospital beds, blood and oxygen. Acknowledging her zeal for social work, police commissioner Hemant Nagrale on Tuesday felicitated her with a certificate of excellence.
“Last year, we were about to celebrate my daughter’s birthday, when I learnt about Dnyani Vidyalaya in Raigad’s Waje taluka. I spoke to the principal and he invited us. The kids mostly come from poor background. Some of them didn’t even have footwear. We used money saved for my daughter’s birthday and Eid shopping to help them,” said Shaikh. She has promised to take care of their education till Class X.
In 2020 itself, Rehana got a call from a constable who was struggling to get an injection for his mother. Shaikh dialled the police control room, the BMC control room and finally got the contact number of the place where the injection was still available. “This encouraged me and I began helping people anyway I can. Many cops began calling me for blood, plasma and hospital beds. I also joined a blood donors’ WhatsApp group and whenever we get messages about blood requirement, we try to arrange via this group,” said Rehana, who joined the police force as a constable in 2000.
Rehana’s father Abdul Nabi Bagwan retired as subinspector from Mumbai police and she herself has so far worked at the local armed police, V P Road and Bhoiwada police stations, and protection and security branch. Little seems to faze her, but underneath all that beats a compassionate heart.
Last month, Rehana was in hospital for her elder sister’s treatment; she had just been diagnosed with a lifethreatening disease. She received a call, with a request for blood. Rehana didn’t dither. “I helped arrange the blood. The same day, I also helped arrange plasma for a couple of others,” she said.
A pat on the back is not new for Rehana. She used to be a volleyball player and athlete and won two gold medals and a silver while representing her force in Sri Lanka in 2017.





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