Teacher turned health worker sets record in Covid surveillance, sample collection
Meet Babli Rani, an unsung Covid warrior
Ganderbal: With the spirit of service to humanity in her heart, a teacher from the Jammu region has elevated the relationship between the health department and the education department to a higher level in the battle against deadly pandemic Covid-19.
A woman namely Babli Rani who is a teacher by profession and is currently posted as Headmaster at Government Boys High School Rabitar in Ganderbal District, is an unsung covid warrior who has been serving selflessly to see people getting rid of this pandemic.
When the schools were closed due to the global epidemic and Babli Rani was tested positive, she was kept in a quarantine center from where a new phase of her life started.
Babli found a desired social worker inside her, who woke her up and she started thinking to become a warrior to disseminate awareness about this deadly disease. It was then her department deployed her to the covid duty as team member of a surveillance team.
From that day on, the routine of Babli Rani’s life changed as if she was not a teacher but always a health worker. In the early days, Babli went to different areas to do surveillance work, but the passion of fighting against Covid led her to do Covid sampling and she got the necessary training from the concerned technicians.
She started doing the tests and now she has become an expert in sample collection having a record collection of over 2000 RAT and RT-PCR samples.
Babli Rani says that she is enjoying this kind of work because spending time in the service of common people gives her peace of mind. Babli hails from Rajouri in the Jammu region and says she only went home once during the last winter vacation and her work as a health worker is on since August 2020.
She said that its true that the government and various NGOs appreciated covid frontline workers but the fact is that many of those felicitated with titles, certificates or cash rewards were the influential people who did nothing on ground but she is doing all this for the sake of humanity and to satisfy her own soul.
Babli, while extending her help and support to all the needy, says that people should pay respect to this deadly devastation and should follow all the advisories from the government. She said prevention is the only way to safeguard ourselves from Covid-19.
This iron lady with such golden heart deserves all the appreciations and applause from all quarters for what she has been doing tirelessly since August 2020.