Lucknow: In what seems to be a rather sorry state of affairs, about 30 employees working in the municipal corporation in Lucknow have died after contracting corona and more than 300 employees have been infected. Many people in their family have also died due to corona.
The state government says along with the health department, the employees of the corporation are also frontline workers but all this is limited to papers only.
As per latest information, 12,000 employees have not been able to get the vaccine despite an emergency like situation. There are about nine thousand sanitation workers and a team of one thousand employees doing sanitization.
They work round the clock. Municipal authorities have got the vaccine themselves. In this, many people have also got the staff working with them vaccinated.
Reports also suggest that 7 to 12 thousand rupees has not been given to the contract workers, and the contract workers are waiting to get vaccinated.
The situation is such that the corporation’s employees make a demand on the WhatsApp group but to no avail. Apart from the municipal corporation, people of the capital are also being harmed due to the increase in the number of infected employees.
Apart from making birth and death certificates, many works including cleanliness are being affected. Regular garbage has also started piling up.
The number of regular sanitation workers is around three thousand. Most of them have gone on holiday. But the people working on contract cannot even go on leave.
Municipal Commissioner of Lucknow, Ajay Kumar Dwivedi said that the infection has increased in the municipal corporation, but in spite of this, an effort has been made to maintain the sanitization and sanitation system in the city.