Sanitation workers protest transportation of colleagues to hospital in tractor used to carry waste in T’gana


PTI, Aug 24, 2020, 9:29 AM IST

Image for representation

Hyderabad:  Sanitation workers of a municipality in Siddipet district staged a protest outside their office on Sunday alleging that some of their colleagues were taken to a hospital in a tractor, used for transporting the waste, for Covid-19 tests.

The workers of the Gajwel-Pragnapur municipality also demanded better treatment for those who tested positive for the virus.

However, the Municipality Commissioner, Krishna Reddy denied the charge and said the workers were transported in an ordinary tractor on Saturday.

The agitators also termed as an ‘inhuman act’ taking workers to the hospital in a tractor meant for carrying municipal waste.

Political party leaders, including those from the Congress and CITU expressed solidarity with the protesters.

The Commissioner said that the sanitation workers were sent for undergoing Covid-19 tests as part of a drive.

Reddy, who spoke to the protesters, assured them of respectful and dignified treatment by the officials and also the best possible treatment to those who test positive for the virus. The protest was called off following his assurance.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

BJP’s goal is to take India from appeasement to fulfilment: PM Modi

Gold packed in milk powder packets seized at Mangaluru International Airport

Mangaluru: Police bust beef sale racket; accused flees

Ensure hoisting of national flag in every house in August: Minister Ashwath Narayan

Gold-smuggling through diplomatic bag case: Swapna Suresh claims threat to life

Arunachal: Strategic bridge at border with China washed away in flash flood

Security lapse: Man sneaks into West Bengal CM’s residence, spends night


Related Articles More

BJP’s goal is to take India from appeasement to fulfilment: PM Modi

Gold-smuggling through diplomatic bag case: Swapna Suresh claims threat to life

Arunachal: Strategic bridge at border with China washed away in flash flood

Security lapse: Man sneaks into West Bengal CM’s residence, spends night

ED issues summons against ex-Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey

MUST WATCH

NEWS BULLETIN 03-07-2022

The deer swallowed 80 kg. A python weighing 14 feet long!

Vitla College Student doing Good Job

Rowdysheeter parade at Koppala

Mangaluru : 13-year-old boy cooks up attack story case twist


Latest Additions

BJP’s goal is to take India from appeasement to fulfilment: PM Modi

Gold packed in milk powder packets seized at Mangaluru International Airport

Mangaluru: Police bust beef sale racket; accused flees

Former India goalkeeper EN Sudhir dies; AIFF offers condolences

Ensure hoisting of national flag in every house in August: Minister Ashwath Narayan

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.