The number of people infected with Coronavirus cases in India has crossed 1 lakh. The government has enforced a lockdown since late March and recently the lockdown entered its fourth phase.
In such a scenario, one would expect everyone to stay indoors and wait for the pandemic to be over. However, our urban areas can't function without regular municipal work done by sanitation workers.
Safai karamchari or sanitation workers from the Limbdi taluka of Gujarat's Surendranagar district were working without any protective gear. This at a time when Gujarat has occupied the second spot in the number of Covid-19 infections, only behind its neighbour Maharashtra.
Had there been no intervention, these 200-odd sanitation workers would have continued to work without any safety gear.
However, when our community correspondent Yashodhara came to know of this issue, she directly approached the local sanitary inspector of Limbdi taluka. Acting immediately, he dispatched a team with the necessary equipment for the workers.
Jagdish Parmar, the sanitary inspector, working with our correspondent ensured that all workers received masks, gloves and shoes the same day.
The workers were happy to receive timely assistance from the administration and thanked Video Volunteers correspondent Yashodhara for her initiative.
As the distribution came to an end, the sanitary inspector said that his first priority will be the safety of the sanitation workers.
The elderly couple from Rajasthan had medical issues and could not look out for themselves.