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ADMINISTRATOR REVIEWS ARRANGEMENTS IN THE CITY: ANNOUNCES CREATION OF “CHANDIGARH FIGHTS CORONA FUND”

PRESS RELEASE

26 March 2020

ADMINISTRATOR REVIEWS ARRANGEMENTS IN THE CITY: ANNOUNCES CREATION OF “CHANDIGARH FIGHTS CORONA FUND”

Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator Chandigarh, Sh. VP Singh Badnore along with Adviser Sh. Manoj Parida and other senior officials  today undertook extensive tour around the city  and checked the arrangements made on field for  supply of essential items including Vegetables, Milk, Groceries etc. 

The officials visited Wholesale Market/ Mandi in Sector-26. In the Mandi, sufficient police arrangements have been made to ensure that the Supply Chain for Wholesale Supplies of Fruits and vegetables is proper. Form Mandi, Fruits and Vegetables supplies are being ensured to all Sectors and Periphery areas. 

Starting today, 70 CTU buses have been deployed for door to door Sale of Fruits and Vegetables in sectors and periphery areas. To facilitate the process of sale, in each bus two to three vendors along with policeman have been deployed. 

Further, Administrator also reviewed the distribution of Milk to households. He expressed his happiness that suitable arrangements of delivering milk at every household have been made. 

He has also announced the creation of the “Chandigarh Fights Corona Fund” and contributed a sum of Rs 1,00,000/- (One Lakh Rupees) from his side. The said fund will be used to fight the COVID19 in Chandigarh. Any person who intends to contribute can deposit the money either through Cheque or through Online Banking in the Indian Red Cross Society, UT, Chandigarh bank account. 

He further decided that, soon SECTOR RESPONSE TEAMs (SRT) comprising of  Officials will be made in each Sector/ Periphery Area. These teams will address to the grievances of people in their area. People will be able to consult them in verge of any issue in their area. 

These SRT’s will coordinate between People (respective area) and Administration. These will coordinate between the control rooms in Municipal Commissioner’s office/ Deputy Commissioner’s office etc and will ensure that the supply chain is maintained. The names and contact information of the Nodal officers of the SRT’s has been uploaded on the website of Chandigarh Administration and can be assessed at :-

1.    http://chandigarh.gov.in/pdf/mcc20-309-rt.pdf

2.    http://chdcovid19.in/uploads/1585224270-Order_of_Sector_Response_Teams_f...(1).pdf

He also reviewed medical arrangements in GMSH-16, GMCH-32 and PGIMER. It was decided that sufficient beds and Isolation Beds will be kept ready for keeping Corona patients as and when it is necessary. 

He directed the police officials for the strict enforcement of the curfew and desired that the  Adviser must ensure that the movement should be minimum and infection must not spread in the city. He also directed the officials to ensure proper coordination with District Administration of Mohali and Panchkula so that there is no unnecessary movement in the city from these two districts. 

Advisor Manoj Parida stated that talks are on with MARKFED and HAFED to operate mobile vans in city to provide rations at reasonable rates. He appealed residents to avail facility of  three mobile ATMs arranged for the city.

He also appealed to the residents that in the beginning there might be some teething  issues but all residents of Chandigarh must not come out of their homes. He has requested all not to hoard vegetables/ milk and assured that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, THERE WILL BE SHORTAGE OF ESSENTIAL ITEMS. Sufficient supply chain WILL BE continuously maintained.  The Chandigarh Administration is making all efforts and will ensure all necessary arrangements for door to door  delivery of  essential items. He further appealed the residents to strictly follow the sanitation practice like washing hands and using masks and sanitizers.

Chandigarh Fights Corona Fund – BANK DETAILS

Name     INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY, UT, CHANDIGARH
Bank    CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA, SECTOR – 17 B, CHANDIGARH
Bank Address    SCO 68-69, BANK SQUARE, SECTOR-17 B, CHANDIGARH
Account Number    3578152035
IFSC Code    CBIN0280412 
MICR Code    160016002

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