SMC concludes three day workshop for welfare of Safai Karamcharis

Srinagar/ June,26 : Srinagar Municipal Corporation Wednesday concluded a three three day workshop organised for welfare of  Safai Karamcharis at its central office Karan Nagar. Free Medical check up / health camp for all the Safai Karamcharis under the supervision of Health Officer SMC  Dr Javaid Ahmed Qazi was organised by Srinagar Municipal Corporation in collaboration with  ST/ SC/OBC Development Corporation and Directorate of Health Services.  Physician, Dentists, ophthalmologists, Pediatricians, Gynecologists and other specialists from Directorate of Health Services conducted free checkups, tests, USG, to the safaikaramcharis and provided free of cost Medicines.  Zala appreciated SMC and other departments in collaboration for organising such mega medical camps for the Safai karamcharis and expressed these camps should regularly be organised for thier health care. He also said such workshops where Safaikaramcharis are provided awareness regarding  their health insurance , their rights , loan  availability  housing for all scheme, scholarships for their children should regularly be organised. This not only boosts morale of our safaikaramchari but encourages him   to deliver his duties more effectively and brings betterment in his life as well. Mayor SMC Junaid Azeem Mattu on the occassion expressed his gratitude to the Chairman National Commission for Safai Karamcharis  Manhar Valji bhai Zala and his entire team for being part and parcel of this three day long event. Mattu while speaking on the occassion said that Safaikaramcharis play a major role in keeping our city clean and it is the responsibility of those who are at the helm of affairs to take care of thier needs and neccesities related to thier work, health and other varios schemes to be implemented for thier welfare. Various experts from different departments delivered lecture on  different topics which included Awareness about Manual Scavenging Act- 2013, skill development program for Safaikaramcharis, Awareness about safety measures/first aid kits, and awareness about thier rights and duties . Managing Director SC/ST/OBC Development Corporation RK Bhat  also disscussed about implementation of various schemes and loans which are meant to benifit  safaikaramcharies. Sunil Gupta from lead bank also spoke on occasion. Experts from labour commissioner department and social welfare department  threw light on utilisation of various rights of safaikaramcharis and the facilities and benifits they can avail under different schemes . Assistant Director social welfare  Najeef Lateef talked about  schemes regarding state welfare and insurance on the occasion. At the end of the event Zala  distrributed  cerificates among best saffaiwallas for thier commendable duties.

Deputy Mayor Shiekh Imran presented vote of thanks.

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