Vasco talathi overburdened with work after staff tests positive for COVID-19

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Vasco: The talathi of Vasco is over burdened with various works after four staffers of the Mormugao mamlatdar’s office involving two talathis tested positive for COVID-19.

As per available information, the talathi of Vasco Hanumant Mandrekar has been given the task of collecting detailed reports of the persons who tested positive for COVID-19 from entire Vasco constituency.

He has to collect the data of the positive person by personally speaking on his cell phone. He has to find the location of the person through Google mapping system and even has to visit the locality in person.

The talathi has to further forward the detailed report of the positive person to the deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate Mormugao in order to make further necessary provision to shift them to the COVID hospital or care center or even for undergoing home quarantine.

It is learnt that the Vasco talathi has to provide service to the people despite his COVID duties. He has to write the reports of the applicants who have applied for residential certificates for various purposes and even has to submit the same to the Mormugao mamlatdar for issuing the same to the applicant. Apart from issuing of residential certificates, the talathi has to look after divergency certificates, income certificates, mediclaim, natural calamities, caste certificates, character certificates and various other jobs.

The Mormugao mamlatdar’s office in Vasco has a total of 22 staffers, apart from the executive magistrate. As four of its staff members including two talathis are reported positive for COVID-19, the office on Thursday wore a deserted look. The people who visited the Mormugao mamlatdar’s office on Thursday for various purposes were asked to drop their applications in a box kept at the entrance of the main door. The mamlatdar’s office was sanitised on Thursday after four cases of COVID-19 positive were reported on Wednesday. The other staff members have decided to conduct their COVID-19 test by visiting the Chicalim sub-district hospital.