Daily Mail India
Daily Mail India

Ahmedabad deploys teachers for covid work

GANDHINAGAR: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has roped in teachers of municipal colleges to work in designated personal Covid-19 hospitals within the metropolis to assist out with coordination work and even accompany medical groups to locations the place Covid circumstances have been detected –– a transfer which has not gone down effectively with the educating fraternity.

According to AMC School Board Administrator, LD Desai, 100 faculty teachers have been deployed throughout hospitals, the place they are going to be manning the assistance desks primarily to hold out coordination. “In a world pandemic scenario, each useful resource must be put in use,” Desai mentioned.

Teachers’ companies have been sought earlier additionally for varied Covid-related duties within the metropolis to undertake surveys in addition to ration distribution from ration retailers. However, their deployment at hospitals has not gone down effectively with many.

Speaking to ET, Bhaskar Patel, president, Gujarat State School Management Federation (1960) maintained that teachers are being put to severe well being dangers with 4 teachers already having misplaced their lives after contracting the virus throughout their Covid duties.

“AMC Commissioner is well within his right to deploy teachers wherever he wants to. But it would have been good if their lives were not risked while attending such duties,” Patel mentioned.

Speaking to ET on situation of anonymity, one such trainer, who has been deployed at a non-public hospital within the metropolis maintained that whereas such deployments has grow to be part of their job description, in addition they perform co-ordination with chairmen of housing societies the place Covid-positive circumstances have been detected. They additionally should accompany medical groups when apositive case is reported.

The trainer maintained that whereas they’re anticipated to put on PPE kits, a lot of her colleagues have been denied such safety gear.

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