Covid warriors: Women guarding borders of this Hoshiarpur village

Covid warriors: Women guarding borders of this Hoshiarpur village

Women of Bhuno village at a naka on the village border. Tribune photo

Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi

Mahilpur, April 5

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in the area, women of Bhuno village in Hoshiarpur’s Mahilpur block have sealed all boundaries of the village.

Instead of men, women are guarding the village from morning to evening and those entering the village are being questioned. Earlier, men had been guarding the village for the last 12 days and tests were conducted on 10 coronavirus suspects from the village.

According to the information received, women panchayat members along with other village females are guarding the entry points. Bhuno village panch Balwinder Kaur, Neetu Bala, Kamlesh Kaur, Babli Rani, Soni Rani, Satveer Kaur and Surinder Kaur said 10 members of a family were sent to the Mahilpur Civil Hospital on March 28 for corona test and following that the village was sealed by the administration. After testing the reports negative, the administration took back the police guards, but for the last several days people have been patrolling the village by sealing all entry points.

Sarpanch Paramjit Singh said, “The panchayat has formed a committee of around 60 women for this work and deployed them in groups of seven women on the routes connecting Bhuno with rest of the villages and a register has been put on each naka. The village has been barricaded to prevent people from entering. A register is being maintained to enter the name of every person coming and going out of the village.”

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