COVID19 PRESS RELEASE
Chandigarh.15 May,2020: Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, Sh. VP Singh Badnore today presided over Daily War Room meeting. The meeting was attended by Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser, UT, Chandigarh and Sh. Sanjay Beniwal, Director General of Police at Raj Bhawan. The Administrator also interacted with Sh. Arun Gupta, Principal Secretary (Home), Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary, Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation and Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, Deputy Commissioners of Mohali & Panchkula, Director-PGIMER, Director Health Services and Director Principal, GMCH through Video Conferencing.
WAR ROOM DIRECTIONS
1.The Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh expressed happiness that there has been no positive case today and advised all the three medical institutions to work together to fight against Corona.
However rigorous screening/testing campaign in Bapu Dham and other containment zones must carry on.
2.The Administrator directed Deputy Commissioner to utilize two school buildings available in Bapu Dham Colony for keeping persons, who can be given special care and nourishment in these centers. Those Bapu Dham Colony residents, whose houses are small and congested, should be allowed to utilize this facility free of cost, if they opt for it.
3.The Administrator thanked PGIMER doctors for their visit to Bapu Dham Colony for field inspection and desired that an interim report may be submitted for immediate action by the Administration.
4.The Administrator directed Commissioner, Municipal Corporation to ensure that adequate essential items are available in Containment Zones through ration distribution and sale through government buses.
•Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary (Health) informed that Government of India’s guidelines for treatment and discharge of patients have been duly circulated. He also informed that a Post-Discharge Centre has been set up in Sood Dharamshala for mild patients, who are required to be discharged after 10 days from the hospitals.
•Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary stated that 12,500 stranded persons have been sent in 10 exclusive Shramik Special Trains to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Similar arrangements have been made for Manipur students too.
•Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner stated that 49 lakhs cooked food packets have so far been distributed among the destitutes and needy persons in various parts of the city. He also informed that 11,150 MTs of wheat has been procured from the farmers and 2,83,000 persons have downloaded Aarogya Setu Applications in UT, Chandigarh.
•Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation stated that temporary shifting of vegetable/fruit traders market from Sector 26 to ISBT, Sector 17 has been completed. Necessary sanitization and social distancing is being maintained in the area. He further informed the Administrator that the sale of vegetables and fruits through CTU buses will be discontinued from tomorrow. However, there will be adequate number of registered vendors, who have been authorized to sell it in Rehries in various sectors directly to the residents.
•Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser stated that several reliefs are being granted by the Central Government for the benefit of the poor. Chandigarh Administration will implement those relief schemes, especially for migrant labours, vendors, construction workers etc., as soon as the detailed official communication is received.
•The Hon’ble Administrator desired that the reliefs granted to MSME industries should be passed on to the beneficiaries after detailed discussions with its representatives. He appealed to the residents to follow social distancing norms, wear masks in public places and to ensure that the spread of Corona is contained.