Bengaluru: A 28-year-old sanitation worker in Bengaluru has died of COVID-19 and her trade union has alleged negligence in her treatment.
The deceased identified as Shilpa who was working as a sanitation worker, also known as pourakarmika, with the municipal corporation Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) in the city.
She fell sick and she was admitted to the Ambedkar hospital in Bengaluru, followed by that doctors found Shilp has COVID-19 and she died on Thursday.
After Shilps’s death, Bengaluru mayor Goutham Kumar said Rs 10 lakh has been given to Shilpa’s kith and kin.
The trade union AICCTU Karnataka has alleged that the sanitation worker was not given proper treatment.
“Negligence of casteist BBMP cost Ms Shilpa, a Powrakarmika, her life! We submitted letters, held placards, petitioned BBMP for PPEs, for testing but they weren’t moved. Join in a candlelight vigil at 7pm to demand action,” it tweeted.