Edited By Tarun Vats | Times News Network | Updated: 31 May 2020, 11:40:00 AM IST
Due to the deadly corona virus, millions of people died in the world and in India too, there have been more than 1.7 lakh cases of infected people. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases related to this epidemic and millions of people are facing problems due to it. In this list, there is also the mother of the young cricketer who is upset because of his salary.
Vaidehi, the mother of young bowler Atharva Ankolekar, who played with the Indian team in the Under-19 World Cup, is the conductor of Mumbai's Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport 'Best' bus. She told our associate newspaper Times of India that her building was sealed after she got a corona positive and she could not go to work for a few days.
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Vaidehi, 43, said, 'Atharva was refusing me to go to work due to the increasing number of cases related to the corona virus. In our building, a case related to Corona came out recently, after which the entire building was sealed. If we do not go to work, we are absent without leave. How will this work? I want my full salary. I somehow convinced Atharva that I have to continue my job.
Vaidehi has been acting as a conductor in place of Atharva's father since his death. The buses have been deployed for the movement of Corona virus warriors (including people like police, health, scavengers and media workers), in which Vaidehi is the conductor of a bus.
Proud to play a role in the battle of Kovid-19
He further said, 'I have to deliver the necessary personnel working in this crisis, including BMC employees, police, doctors and nurses, to their workplace on time. Trains are few, so these warriors depend on buses and people like me. I am proud that I also have an important role in this fight against COVID-19 epidemic. '
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'Insurance is not even covered'
He also said that there is no insurance of any kind for personnel like him. Vaidehi said, 'We have not been given any insurance. In BMC or Police Department, the government provides an insurance cover of at least Rs 50 lakh apart from giving a job to a family member. We have lost eight employees so far due to Kovid-19. If they had got insurance cover then it would have been some relief for their families.
I got a job after my husband's death
The left-arm spinner Atharva had a terrific performance in the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup and then took 5 wickets for 28 runs in the title match. Atharva's father Vinod was an employee at Best. After his death, Atharva's mother Vaidehi got a job there. The mother left no stone unturned in fulfilling her son's dreams along with the job.