Bhubaneswar: An assistant engineer working with the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has become an inspiration for others as he defied his ailing health to join in restoration after cyclone Fani hit Odisha on May 3.
Subash Chandra Jena working in Division II of the Engineering Wing of BMC joined the restoration work defying the pain of post-dialysis.
A patient with kidney ailment since December 2018, Jena is on dialysis for two days in a week, i.e. Monday and Friday and spends over three to four hours in the dialysis unit at a city-based hospital.
However, Jena continued his duty from May 4 morning after undergoing dialysis and performed his duty in his assigned area for smooth operations of tree cutting, road clearing, and green garbage lifting, municipal solid waste lifting and overall coordination with other departments.
Sector officer for Smart City District comprising Ward No. 30, 34 and 41 Saroj Kumar Swain, said that Jena was assigned the responsibilities in Ward No. 30 and 34. “This proves his dedication and sincerity towards duty. Despite undergoing dialysis he continued to attend his responsibilities the next morning. I am happy that we could get a person like him in the post-cyclone reconstruction phase,” said Swain.