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India’s Corona Heroes: This Andhra Pradesh IAS Officer Is Winning Hearts As She Returns To Work With Her Month-Old Baby

Meet India’s corona warrior – Srijana Gummalla, commissioner of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation who resumes duty with a month old baby in her arms

India’s Corona Heroes: This Andhra Pradesh IAS Officer Is Winning Hearts As She Returns To Work With Her Month-Old Baby

New Delhi: At this crucial time, when India is fighting the pandemic – coronavirus,  the chief of Visakhapatnam’s municipal body – Srijana Gummalla decided to return to her office with her month-old baby in her arms to do her bit for the country. The officer said it is the call of duty that motivated her to join office on priority. The officer joined the office immediately after delivering her baby boy and decided to give away her maternity leaves that are every women’s right in the country. Speaking to NDTV, Srijana Gummalla, Commissioner of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation said,

I went to the office in the morning and my son was born in the evening. Today, with the coronavirus outbreak, the circumstances are such. I requested the Chief Minister to allow me to rejoin and he asked me if I was completely sure. I am grateful that he allowed me.

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She further said,

As a human being, it is my response to be of some help to the administration. I felt that this is the time we should all stand together and be of strength to each other. I understand that maternity right is the right that has won over after many struggles. But in this crucial time, I have decided not to exercise my right and join back to duty as me being in my job right now is more relevant than any other times.

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Highlighting more details of her work and what all precautions she is taking being a new mother at this time of the pandemic, Mrs Gummalla added,

Most of our work requires going out in the fields, we need to go out and check on the sanitation drives or the surveillance work that is being done. Fieldworks are a huge part of life in our domain, but being a new mother, I do take all the necessary precautions. I come back every 3-4 hours to breastfeed my baby, I am also trying to do work as much as possible on video or telephonic conferences. I am very careful about where I go and who I meet. Most importantly, I am careful in the way I sanitise myself after I come back from any fieldwork.

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The 2013-batch IAS officer has won many praises on social media for her courage to come back to work with her month-old baby.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat praised the officer and expressed gratitude for attending to the “call of duty”. He said,

The country is fortunate to have such corona warriors. My heartfelt gratitude for this living example of commitment to duty.

BJP leader BL Santhosh added,

She is Smt Srijana Gummala, Greater Vishakaatnam Municipal Commissioner.. She returned to her work with her 1 month old baby in hand to duty . The crisis made her to answer the call of duty. Nation is lucky to have such Corona Warriors.

Apart from leaders, even Twitter users gave a big thumbs up to the officer.

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World

23,96,06,768Cases
20,13,42,617Active
3,33,82,100Recovered
48,82,051Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,96,06,768 and 48,82,051 have died; 20,13,42,617 are active cases and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 4:15 am.

India

3,40,37,592 16,862Cases
2,03,6782,908Active
3,33,82,100 19,391Recovered
4,51,814 379Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,37,592 confirmed cases including 4,51,814 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,03,678 and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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