Minister ensures Industry of all assistance in mitigating Covid stress

Chandigarh, Apr 20 (FN Agency) Even as he assured the industry of all proactive support and cooperation in mitigating the impact of ongoing second COVID wave, the Punjab Industries Minister Sundar Sham Arora has assured the industry of appealed for facilitating migrant workers in every way to ensure their well-being and safety. Our industrial units functioning in the state were provided full support by Captain Amarinder Singh led state government during COVID Pandemic, during earlier in the year 2020 and the industry in Punjab was able to withstand the COVID crisis and even supported that county by producing enough supply of PPE Kits and Masks, Arora said.

Lauding Industry’s stupendous role in times of grave crisis, Arora said that even during current year the industrial units have come forward by manufacturing Medical Oxygen to ensure uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen. The Minister also expressed satisfaction that no out ward movement of Migrant Workers has been reported in the state, a trend visible across other states. Many industrial units across all the districts are dependent on the migrant industrial workers and it is matter of satisfaction that till date no out ward movement of Migrant Workers has been reported in the state, he said.

He appealed the industry to take care of all their all workers including their migrant workers in this hard time of COVID and all Industrial workers may be got vaccinated for COVID dose at the earliest to arrest the further spread of COVID Pandemic. Arora assured the industry that the state government is committed to support and facilitate the industry in every possible way for their smooth functioning in the current COVID Pandemic. Pertinently, as Covid cases continue to rise rapidly across the country, including in Punjab, the state government on Monday ordered stricter restrictions beginning tomorrow, including extension of night curfew timings (8 pm to 5 am), closure of all bars, cinema halls, Gyms, spas, coaching centres, sports complexes, with restaurants and hotels to be open only for takeaway and home delivery from Monday to Saturday.