Sunday, 20 September 2020
Circle Union writes to Chief PMG for opening of COVID-19 Control Room(s) / Monitoring Cell(s) at Circle / Regional / Divisional level and posting of Designated Officer(s) to look after the pros and cons of positive cases and expeditious settlement of all death cases arising out of COVID-19
No. P3NFPE-Odisha/03 - 09/2020
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 20th September, 2020
Col. Jaleswar Kanhar, IPoS
Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001
Sub: Opening of COVID-19 Control Room(s) / Monitoring Cell(s) at Circle / Regional / Divisional level and posting of Designated Officer(s) to look after the pros and cons of positive cases and expeditious settlement of all death cases arising out of COVID-19 – Suggestions regarding
This is to bring your kind notice that Odisha Circle Postal fraternity met the 6th COVID-19 death case on 20.09.2020 with the sad demise of Krushna Chandra Mallick, PA Balipatna SO under Bhubaneswar Division while under treatment in KIMS COVID Hospital, Bhubaneswar. While the number of death cases is increasing day by day, the number of positive cases is also increasing geometrically. You might be aware the recently 25 positive cases were detected in a series only Bhubaneswar GPO on 12.09.2020 and 15.09.2020.
But to our utter dissatisfaction, not a single case out of the previous 5 death cases have been settled till date specially in connection with payment of the 10 lakh financial compensation. We are in dark if any kind of hurriedness is shown by the administration so far in this regard since our letters on the said matter have not yet been acknowledged.
In addition, as reported to this Circle Union, the conditions of the officials tested with COVID-19 positive are monitored neither by the State Govt as advertised nor by our Circle / Regional / Divisional administration. Illustratively, we may intimate that out of 25 positive cases found in Bhubaneswar GPO while not a single official has yet been contacted by BMC on one hand, the administration is also unaware of their health condition on the other. The officials are under treatment / home isolation as per their convenience, which is very dangerous to both them and their family members.
In this connection, we would like to suggest the Circle administration for opening of COVID-19 Control Room(s) / Monitoring Cell(s) at Circle / Regional / Divisional level and posting of Designated Officer(s) to look after the pros and cons of all positive cases and to monitor expeditious settlement of all death claim cases arising out of COVID-19.
At all it is already opened, its activities should not be restricted to pass on the COVID-19 guidelines only to the grass root level but to monitor the staff welfare properly with every seriousness. The life of every individual employee is very precious during this pandemic situation rather than achieving targets through continuous MAHALOGIN programmes.
We would like to appeal once again to stop the continuous MAHALOGIN programmes and achievement of targets for 2020-21.
Hope, our suggestions will be weighed properly giving a line of reply to the Union on the nature of action taken.