How Covid19 Helped A Teacher Become A Health Worker?


GANDERBAL: With the spirit of service to humanity in her heart, a Rajouri teacher elevated the relationship between the health department and the education department to a higher level in the battle against deadly pandemic Covid-19.

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Babli Rani, a Pir Panchal Valley school teacher deployed in Ganderbal, picked up basic skills to become a front line health worker. She was given a certificate of appreciation by Director Heath Kashmir on June 7, 2021. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Babli Rani, a teacher, who 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 Covid19 closed schools and Babli Rani was tested positive, she was kept in a quarantine centre from where a new phase of her life started.

Babli found a desired social worker inside her, who woke her up and 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 a 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 for surveillance work, but the passion for fighting against Covid led her to do Covid sampling and she got the necessary training from the concerned technicians.

Babli 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, to her credit.

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 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 the ground but she is doing all this for the sake of humanity and to satisfy her own soul.

(This is a news feature by the DIPR Jammu and Kashmir)

This report changed on June 7, 2021, after the photograph was added to it following her services being acknowledged.


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