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Two Raichur teachers who were on poll duty succumb to virus; 56 test positive | Hubballi News – Times of India

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RAICHUR: With two authorities schoolteachers who had been deputed on poll duty in Raichur district succumbing to Covid-19, panic has gripped members of the fraternity who had been assigned to election duty within the not too long ago concluded Maski bypoll within the district. That 16 extra teachers who examined positive have been admitted to hospitals has solely heightened their fears.
In all, 56 teachers who were on poll duty have examined positive for the virus. There have been studies of some of the teachers present process therapy at non-public hospitals being fleeced to purchase Remdesivir vials within the black market.
Kattappa, 40, handed away on Friday at a personal hospital in Raichur metropolis. Secretary of Raichur District High Schoolteachers’ Association Vishwanath Reddy stated Kattappa had no co-morbidities. “His death was a shock,” stated Reddy, alleging that he had handed away owing to lack of adequate oxygen. Another trainer at KEB (*56*) in Raichur metropolis, who had additionally been on election duty, died after failing to reply to therapy.
A trainer pointed to the shortage of security measures in polling cubicles. Another trainer lashed out on the authorities for failing to guarantee their security. “The teachers had to cough up Rs 15,000 to buy a vial of Remdesivir. One was forced to purchase five vials in the black market. Teachers are risking their lives in the line of duty, and the education department is turning a blind eye to our plight,” she alleged.
President of Raichur District Primary Schoolteachers’ Association Chandrashekhar Reddy questioned the necessity to conduct elections when Covid-19 fatalities were mounting within the state. “Families of the teachers are facing the brunt now. No special beds have been assigned for us. Given the lack of oxygen and Remdesivir at hospitals, the fate of those currently undergoing treatment for Covid is uncertain. The government must arrange 100 beds in Raichur exclusively for government staffers working in the frontlines,” Reddy stated.

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