Sundargarh: In a novel initiative, the Sundargarh district administration today appointed seven transgenders in COVID related jobs. The decision has been taken with an aim to include transgender community in the battle against deadly COVID-19.
While one transgender has been posted as Data Operator at COVID Care centre in BPUT, Rourkela, another one was appointed for registration work at Chhend, Rourkela. Five other transgender were appointed as either attendant or sanitation worker at COVID Care Centre in BPUT, Rourkela.
As per a directive issued by Sundargarh District Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan, the seven transgenders have been appointed on provision basis, said official sources.