Bargarh, May 17: BJP Krushak Morcha State president Pradeep Kumar Purohit on Monday demaded that teachers be declared Covid Warriors in view of their active involvement in checking the spread of Covid infection across the State.
Purohit talked to School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash over phone and placed the demand.
Informing about this, Purohit said the Minister told him that a proposal to declare teachers Covid Warriors is under active consideration of the State Government.
Purohit, also a former MLA of the BJP, told the Minister that about 40 teachers have already succumbed to Covid 19 infection in Bargarh district only. The number of teachers having been killed due to Covid would be of multiple times, contended he.
Teachers have been engaged in identification of Covid suspects, registration of migrants at railway stations and helping police in border areas in Covid 19 combat work.