NURPUR, MAY 11
A physically challenged multipurpose health worker, posted in the Primary Health Centre (PHC), Rinna, in Nagni gram panchayat, Nurpur, has become a source of inspiration for others.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has exempted physically challenged and pregnant women employees from performing pandemic-related duties.
However, Rajesh Sahotra, a disabled health worker, has been discharging his field duty for the past over one year.
He turned down the option of staying at home and continued to serve Covid patients.
Sahotra claimed that he had not availed even a single leave during this period on Covid duty.
The Health Department is taking his services in vaccination and testing camps being organised in the Rinna PHC. He is also distributing medicine kits among the patients undergoing home quarantine.
After declaring two micro-containment zones by the local administration after a spurt in Covid cases, Sahotra visited patients on their doorsteps, counselled them and handed over kits. Despite being a regular blood donor and social activist, he was appointed president of the Nurpur unit of the Non-Gazetted Officer (NGO) Federation.
He said it was my duty to serve human beings. “My conscious doesn’t allow me to take the benefit of the MHA guideline and stay at home without doing any work. I am enjoying serving patients in the crisis,” he said. He claimed that he was getting a regular support of senior officials.