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Mrityunjoy staff seek steps for their safety
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 GUWAHATI, June 30 - After two of its call centre employees tested COVID-19 positive, the All Assam 108 Mrityunjoy Employees’ Association on Tuesday moved the State Health Minister and management of the medical emergency service here with a request to take adequate measures for safety of the 108 Mrityunjoy employees.

 In a memorandum, the Association also urged the authority concerned to arrange accommodation for all the staff and to properly maintain sanitization and social distancing in its office located at Lakhra here.

Talking to The Assam Tribune, president of the Association Pranjal Jyoti Saikia said, “From the very beginning of the pandemic, our staff have been suffering a lot, especially as many rent house owners are forcing them to vacate the houses. So, we are at a high risk. After detection of two COVID-positive cases, we should be under quarantine or social isolation. But, the authority concerned is yet to take any step in this regard.”

It is noteworthy that the employees of 108 head office went to get themselves tested after a number of staff of an SBI branch located in the same building tested COVID-positive recently.

A senior official of the emergency service said, “If our staff are put under quarantine, then the fight against COVID-19 will be totally disrupted in Assam. So, it is impossible to carry out. Rather, we are regularly sanitizing our office and strictly maintaining social distancing. Moreover, we arrange accommodation for our staff, too.”

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