LAHORE: Punjab authorities is planning to arrange isolation wards at academic institutes and hostels for coronavirus sufferers and has requested the authorities involved to permit the rapid institution of the services within the hostels.
Sources revealed that within the first part, all hostels of the Authorities Faculty College (GCU) will probably be transformed into isolation wards. Seeing the rising variety of sufferers, all hostels of Punjab College and the College of Engineering and Expertise (UET) may also be transformed into isolation wards.
Punjab authorities can also be planning to increase the vacations on the universities and all semester exams scheduled to be held in April, Could and June will probably be cancelled.
Then again, college students residing within the hostels and college members are criticising the transfer to transform hostels into isolation wards, complaining that it might be dangerous for the well being of the scholars in future.
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The sources revealed that Punjab authorities is planning to get possession of hostels from the college administrations in Lahore and has requested the GCU administration at hand over the buildings, together with the historic new hostel on Kachehri Highway.
The federal government has additionally requested the Punjab College administration to make obtainable its hostels for sufferers. The administration agreed to offer Hostel Quantity 3, College of Organic Sciences and Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology. The PU administration has began making preparations on this regard.
In the meantime, the authorities have cancelled exams of O and A Ranges which had been scheduled in April and Could. Furthermore, as a result of isolation wards, it’s possible that the federal government will prolong the closure of academic establishments past April as introduced earlier.
Revealed in The Specific Tribune, March 19th, 2020.