Published on:April 2019
    Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2019; 5(2):xx-xx
    Commentary | doi:10.5530/jppcm.2019.2.x


    A Lens to Understand Sanitation Workers and their Health Status in India


    Authors and affiliation (s):

    Rejesh Bose K*

    Consultant, Tata Trusts – Model UPHC Project PMU, Civil Lines, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

    Abstract:

    It is estimated that there is around 5 million in India are employed as sanitation workers. Among them two millions are working under “high risk” conditions. Despite of rapid growth in urbanisation and technology the working condition of these sanitation workers have remain unchanged since independence. Another inevitable concern needs to be understood while we study about sanitation workers is that it is also deeply rooted in Indian Caste system which assigns duties of sweeping, cleaning toilets, Manual scavenging to individuals from lowest sub castes of Dalit community. Read more...

     




     

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    K RB. A Lens to Understand Sanitation Workers and their Health Status in India. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine. 2019;5(2):xx-xx. Abstract