Telangana is in a phase just like the entire country where it has no clue what is happening. Their standard rules and ways to control the super spreading second wave of covid is just continuing to attack professionals from all walk of life.
The most shocking of all the multiple reports from various organizations in the state is the latest one from Telangana State United Teachers Federation, which showed that more than 230 teachers died fighting the virus. This federation has underlined the exorbitant cost of private hospitals that go ah high as 18Lakh out of which a mere cost of 1 Lakh is re embursed by the state which, hardly helps out in any way. Plus, many succumbed teachers being former breadwinners of the family, arranging for a seven-digit figure is not easy. The secretary of the teachers union has exclaimed that the hospitals shouldn't charge such unbelievable rates or the government should consider increasing the reimbursement amount.
The worst part of this report is that an average of five teachers died in a single day, and most of these teachers were on election duty and were going to school till mid-April. Most of the teachers who died were from the ages of 20-45 years. And remaining had completed their service and under retirement. The TSUTF is the most prominent teachers union in the state. It demands the chief minister to recognize the teachers as frontline workers and allow them to get vaccinated before the next academic year at school.