Days after a student organisation protested against the Panjab University (PU) authorities for unhygienic food in the hostel mess, due to which some students suffered from neurocysticercosis (worm infection of the central nervous system), the PU has said the cost of their medical treatment will be reimbursed.
The students will have to get themselves checked at the PGIMER, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16.
The PU medical board members also took stock of the medical reports submitted by five girls on August 1 and 2. The students had stated they were suffering from neurocysticercosis (NCC). The members also submitted their report to the vice chancellor.
INFECTION ARISES TO POOR HYGIENE
They said there is a problem of cysticercosis (a tapeworm infection that affects the brain, muscle and other tissues) in the hostels. It arises due to contaminated food, water, or vegetables or improper personal hygiene. If remedial steps are taken, the problem can be reduced or eliminated.