LAHORE: To make sure enough provide of flour to the folks and stop the unfold of coronavirus amongst staff, some flour mill homeowners of town have offered protecting tools to the workers working at gross sales level of the mills.
The Flour Mills Affiliation has demanded that the federal government present security tools to the workers who promote and transport flour.
On Thursday, the police needed to convey the state of affairs below management after the particular department reported that there have been large crowds of individuals at retailers arrange within the mills.
Moreover, the deputy commissioner of Lahore instructed officers that the mills ought to be ordered to promote flour out of vehicles at sure locations and never the storefronts. However mill homeowners refused as a consequence of danger of virus an infection as a result of crowds have been more likely to collect at such factors. They stated that if the district administration needs to arrange such sale factors then they’ll solely ship the vehicles.
They stated the district administration ought to take duty for the sale of flour at these areas to keep up public order.
Sources revealed that the lockdown in Punjab has led to an uncommon enhance within the demand for flour. Therefore the federal government has arrange gross sales factors within the mills the place individuals are shopping for giant portions of flour.
There’s additionally a danger of the virus spreading at these sale factors as a consequence of overcrowding. Due to this fact, some modern mill homeowners of Lahore have taken totally different steps and offered particular protecting clothes to their staff working at these sale factors. They’ve additionally made preparations for the consumers to scrub and sanitize their fingers.
Nonetheless, the mill homeowners are having hassle discovering protecting clothes. A protecting robe is being offered out there for Rs6,000.
The DC has been demanding that the meals division and different authorities make preparations to promote the flour by means of the truck sale factors. However the Flour Mills Affiliation has made it clear that they can not put their workers in danger due to inappropriate public behaviour and panic as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
The affiliation demanded that if the district administration needs truck sale factors, it ought to deploy its workers to cope with folks there.
Talking to The Specific Tribune, Punjab Flour Mills Affiliation Chairman Abdul Rauf Mukhtar stated the mills are additionally working exhausting within the ongoing warfare towards coronavirus and are doing all the pieces attainable to make sure meals safety of the folks.
“However, the government should also provide protective clothing for the employees of the mills who are working at the sale points because our staff is also in danger,” he stated.
Revealed in The Specific Tribune, March 30th, 2020.