|Protective kits given to GMC cleaners|
GUWAHATI, May 23 - The North East Society for the Promotion of Youth and Masses (NESPYM) has given some reusable hand gloves and cotton reusable masks to the safai karmacharis of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) for use during discharge of their municipal cleaning works.
Swarup Bhatta and Dr Chiranjeeb Kakoty of NESPYM handed over the protective kits to GMC Commissioner Devajyoti Hazarika for distribution among the safai karmacharis, in his office chamber on Friday.
The safai karmacharis are indispensable for maintaining the sanitation status of any place. In Guwahati, these workers are engaged in household collection of garbage in various wards within the GMC area. Their vulnerability to various infections because of improper or non-use of protective gear is very high, according to Dr Kakoty.