The plight of the families of sanitation workers who succumbed to Covid-19

Covid-19 has devoured at least 50 sanitation workers in Delhi alone. Some of them were the sole breadwinners of their families. Their death has left their families in the lurch. But no one is extending a helping hand to them, writes Raj Valmiki

The second wave of Covid-19 is on the wane in Delhi but it has already claimed the lives of at least 50 sanitation workers here. Their families are in dire straits. Some families have lost their sole breadwinner. But they have not got any help from the government. The Union and the Delhi governments have been making tall claims in newspapers. Advertisements issued by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government of Delhi clearly said, “The Delhi government is with the families of those who have died due to Covid.” But this assurance has not translated into reality.

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