GUWAHATI: The State Bank of India Officers Association (North Eastern Circle), on Monday, appealed to the government and the administration to initiate corrective measures and provide safety equipment at various branches in the north-eastern region at the earliest to tackle the risks associated with the outbreak of coronavirus.
The bankers’ body stated that they are facing several constraints in the course of their daily activities, like sufficient number of hand sanitizers, masks, gloves, etc. In a release, the body said that they have been rendering their services for the public at large by jeopardizing their own lives. “We have to face the customers and handle the bank notes without enough protection. We have explored all the possible avenues from our end to get the mentioned safety equipments but all our efforts proved to be futile. Under the given circumstances, we understand that facing numerous customers and handling the cash, which could a major carrier of germs, is a very risky proposition. Here, we state in clear terms that all the bankers have risen to this occasion and have been serving the customers flawlessly treating it as a national call but at the same time no one can deny that the bankers are in serious jeopardy owing to the non availability of the safety equipments” the association added.
Further, the release stated that the bankers should not be harassed anywhere by the police while commuting.