Port Blair, Jan 18: The Member of Parliament, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to order the concerned departments to provide all Anganwadi workers with sufficient safety gear like, masks, hand gloves, and sanitizer.

The Member of Parliament also requested to provide health as well as life insurance cover for all Anganwadi workers, who are involved in field survey and door-to-door surveillance for COVID-19.

In a letter addressed to the Hon’ble Lt. Governor, the Member of Parliament mentioned that a large number of staffs have been deputed for field surveillance activities all over Andaman & Nicobar Islands and out of these, many are Aganwadi workers.

He added that with other staffs the Aganwadi workers are performing their duties with utmost devotion and sincerity since the first lockdown, which is laudable.

The Member of Parliament added that very high risk is involved in this job of meeting people one to one, in every corner of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Although some safety gear like masks, hand gloves and sanitizers are given to these Aganwadi workers, I have been informed that those are not sufficient, he added.