AIBOC general secretary Soumya Dutta said in the letter that there should be a mandatory rapid antigen test to screen bank employees at regular intervals.
Bankers have appealed to declare themselves as frontline workers.
Corona Booster Dose: Amid rising cases of Kovid-19 infection across the country, bank officers’ organization AIBOC has appealed to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to consider bank employees as frontline workers for giving a precautionary dose. . The All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), in a letter to the Finance Minister, suggested that banks be opened five days a week to break the chain of virus infection.
The letter also urged that all branches or offices should have a direct presence of only 50 per cent of the employees, and the rest be allowed to work from home. AIBOC also demanded special status for bank employees to avail public transport including suburban railway services. The government has said that a precautionary dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine will be given to health workers, frontline workers and people 60 years and above from January 10.
2000 bank employees lost their lives in first two waves
AIBOC general secretary Soumya Dutta said in the letter that there should be a mandatory rapid antigen test to screen bank employees at regular intervals. The letter said that around 2,000 bank employees lost their lives in the first two waves. The confederation said, “We consider ourselves part of the financial army, who have removed obstacles and served the country in times of crisis.”
3071 cases of Omicron infection so far
According to the latest data of the Union Health Ministry, so far 3,071 cases of Omicron infection have been reported in the country and the cases of corona virus infection have increased by 1,41,986 in a day.
Corona will be on peak again next month
The cases of corona virus may reach the peak in India next month and it is feared that 5 lakh cases will be reported daily. This has been said by US health expert Dr Christopher Moore. He is the director of the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation in Washington. He said that ‘Omicron will be less serious in the country than Delta’. At present, there is a big jump in cases due to Omicron across the country, giving clear indications that the third wave has started.