Authorities failure to maintain social distancing among the job aspirants, who were seen standing next to each in a queue for their walk-interview at Government Medical College (GMC) Baramulla, has irked the onlookers.
According to eyewitnesses, “scores of job aspirants were standing shoulder to shoulder in a queue for their interview at the college here throwing health advisories for a toss.”
As per the reports, the college had recently advertised four lab technician posts for Medical Microbiology department. The candidates were asked to come for the walk-in-interview on Monday following urgency to fill these posts.
As per the reports, the college authorities on Monday itself postponed the interview.
However, many were irked with the college authorities for not making any arrangement to ensure social distance was maintained not complying with the health advisories while students were there.
“I am surprised to see so many students allowed to stand so close to each other. It seems no effort has been made by the authorities to maintain physical distancing for the candidates” said Farooq Ahmad, who had come along with his daughter from Sarnal area of Anantnag.
Similar sentiment was shared by Shazia, a job aspirant from Shopian. “I came from Shopian amid Coronavirus scare. I was sure that comprehensive arrangements would have been put into place by the college authorities here to maintain physical distance among the candidates. However, it was a complete mess here,” Shazia said.
The eye-witnesses said, “With no official bothering to direct these job aspirants to leave, the candidates continued with their casual interaction with one another without maintaining any social distance even when the interview was postponed.”
The GMC Baramulla authorities, while postponing the interviewing issued a notice which read, “The walk-in-interview for post of lab technician microbiology is postponed due to non-availability of the executive member of the GMC Srinagar due to the prevailing circumstances. New date of interview shall be mortified separately.”
No official was willing to come on record when asked why there were no arrangements put in place to ensure social distance as his maintained while the aspirants waited in the queue.