Panaji: State health department has informed Chief Electoral Officer that the staff of all government run healthcare institutions should be exempted from the election duties considering the emerging COVID-19 situation in the state.
Under Secretary (Health) Trupti Manerkar on Wednesday has informed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) that the state government has decided to exempt the staff of all healthcare institutions from requisitioning of manpower and machinery or vehicles for election duties.
In the communication to the CEO, Manerkar has said that considering the current exigencies arising out of the pandemic and in order to ensure unhindered medical facilities to all, the Public Health Department/government has administratively approved to exempt the staff of all healthcare institutions from requisitioning of manpower and machinery/vehicles etc for Election duties.
“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to consider the exigency during the pandemic and issue necessary instructions to all the concerned to desist from requisitioning health department staff and vehicles etc for elections,” the letter reads.
The elections for Goa Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be held in February next year.