Lack of coordination plays spoilsport

Ludhiana, April 3

Safai sewaks alleged that they have been facing inconvenience while going to work during curfew imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Irate workers highlighted the matter before Congress leader Parminder Mehta.

“Despite having curfew passes, policemen reportedly stopped safai sewaks and asked them to use another route. As a result, time gets wasted. Safai sewaks have been working tirelessly to combat Covid-19. I spoke to senior police officers who assured early redressal of the issue,” said Mehta.

He said safai sewaks cover their face with masks, but they do not have gloves and hand sanitisers. He said the authorities must provide gloves.

Subash Desawar, state convener, Safai Karmchari Andolan, said, “Safai workers can be seen working without protective gear. The authorities concerned must provide safety kit to all private and government workers.”

Desawar said, “New masks and gloves should be provided to safai sewaks daily. Sanitisers and disinfectants should be given to workers. Each safai sewak should be given a life insurance cover of Rs 1 crore.” — TNS

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