The Municipal Company of Gurugram (MCG) has distributed round a dozen hand bands to sanitation employees to maintain a tab on them, after a lot of residents complained that such employees have been both absent or not cleansing and sanitising areas inside containment zones.
The bands have been distributed on an experimental foundation.
Officers stated the hand bands will likely be enabled with GPS to assist MCG observe the motion of its employees. It’s going to additionally allow employees to log the overall variety of hours they’ve labored for, and the areas they coated.
If the pilot venture is profitable, MCG officers stated they may distribute hand bands amongst all its 2,200 sanitation employees, and round 6,000 contractual employees.
“Comparable trials have been held by varied municipal companies throughout the nation lately. For instance, Municipal Firms in Chandigarh and Nagpur have launched hand bands within the type of smartwatches to trace their sanitation employees. Impressed by them, we needed to see if hand bands would work in in Gurugram as effectively. If the pilot venture succeeds, then we are going to distribute the identical to all sanitation employees,” stated a senior MCG official aware of the matter.
The official additional stated that the monitoring system will be certain that all sanitation workers report back to work and in addition perform the mandatory cleansing and sanitizing measures at their designated areas.
As per MCG officers, a hand band prices lower than Rs 500 and attributable to its low value, it may be mass-produced and distributed at a short-notice.
The bands have been distributed to sanitation employees on the route of Ashish Singla, medical officer, well being wing of MCG. Singla can be the nodal officer for Covid-19 for the MCG.
“We’re taking a look at varied methods to enhance our effectivity, particularly because the Covid-19 disaster rages on. We realise that waste assortment and correct sanitisation is of utmost significance throughout this era and therefore, we’re taking a look at methods to make sure correct monitoring that may be carried out,” stated Singla.
Singla added that the primary batch of practically 10 bands have been distributed to sanitation employees engaged in containment zones.
“We’re prioritising sanitisation and cleansing in these areas the place instances of Covid are excessive in quantity or have been lately detected. Therefore, bands have been accordingly distributed to these employees which can be deployed in such areas,” stated Singla.
At present, there are 64 containment zones within the metropolis.
“There have been cases when MCG sanitation employees have been discovered to be absent. Consequently sanitation and cleansing work have been affected. Now we have needed to name up officers to herald sanitation employees. Having hand bands will preserve employees on their toes and be certain that they arrive for work and execute it correctly. Such an initiative was very a lot wanted,” stated Dhruv Bansal, spokesperson, DLF Section-1.