Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 8
Four days after harrowed security guards of Panjab University (PU) voiced their concerns in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, demanding basic accommodation and food from the university through Chandigarh Tribune, a much-awaited sigh of relief has come their way.
In an official statement, the PU informed that it will be making suitable temporary accommodation, like hostel or guest house with food arrangement, for security personnel.
Anguished by the restriction on inter-district movement, many security guards who hailed from villages near Chandigarh had made a stopgap stay-over arrangement at departments they were deployed. They had started collecting ration to make food, claiming that there weren’t any functional shops or messes on the campus. Most of them had not been allowed to enter their villages on the pretext that they might be the suspected carriers of Covid-19.
“We welcome the university’s decision. I hope, we’ll soon be given a place to stay,” said a guard, on hearing the news.