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ADMINISTRATOR REVIEWS ARRANGEMENTS IN THE CITY    

ESS RELEASE

15th April 2020

ADMINISTRATOR REVIEWS ARRANGEMENTS IN THE CITY    

Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator Chandigarh, Sh. V P Singh Badnore today presided over Daily War Room meeting.  The meeting was attended to 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 A K Sinha, Finance Secretary, Sh K K Yadav, Commissioner, CMC  and Sh Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh,  Deputy Commissioner’s of Mohali & Panchkula, Director, PGIMER, Director Health Services and Director Principal, GMCH through Video Conferencing.

The Administrator was briefed about the decisions of Government of India declaring Chandigarh as a Hotspot district, which requires strict restrictions in the city.  The Administrator directed all officers to ensure that the instructions received from Central Government be strictly implemented and supervised.   He further ordered TOTAL BAN ON SPITTING in public places.  Principal Secretary Home was directed to issue necessary notification in this regard.  

The Administrator was informed that as on date, 12 Active Corona Cases are under treatment in Chandigarh.  He directed all the three Medical Institutions to ensure that the safety of the doctors and health workers is given top priority.  He suggested use of new technology for quick testing of cases as authorized by Indian Council of Medical Research.   Deputy Commissioner, Mohali was directed to maintain strict containment norms in Jawaharnagar and Jagatpura.

WAR ROOM BULLETIN

•    Dr. G. Dewan, Director Health Service informed that 5,75,670 Lakh persons have been covered in Door-to-Door survey for screening suspect cases.  Areas like Kaimbwala, Raipur Kalan, Manimajra, Ramdarbar, Khuda Alisher etc. were covered yesterday.
•    Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Health stated that adequate medicines, PPEs and masks are available in all medical institutions.  He also stated that 42 Doctors and Health workers have been accommodated in Hotel Parkview.

•    Sh. Vinod P. Kavle, Secretary Food and Supply stated that 5,100 families have so far been given 15 Kg. of wheat and 03 Kg. of pulse as per Union Government Scheme.  He clarified that this is in addition to the money already released under Direct Benefit Transfer to the beneficiaries in Priority household and Antodiya Aan yojana.

•    Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner  stated that 63,800 cooked food packets have been distributed among the destitutes and needy people in various parts of the city yesterday  and Rs.1.53 crores have been received so far as contribution to the local Red Cross Fund.

•    Sh. K.K. Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation stated that the various processes in Mandi, Sector 26 have been streamlined.  103 buses are being utilized for distributing vegetable and ration in different parts of the city.  He also stated that Municipal Corporation will resume supply of TT water to irrigate Green Belts, Parks and Gardens. PGIMER has NO objection to it. 

•    Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary mentioned that necessary arrangements for procurement of wheat has been made in coordination with Food Corporation of India.  

•    Sh. Sanjay Beniwal, Director General of Police stated that till date 3772 vehicles have been impounded and 485 persons have been booked for violating curfew orders.

•    Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser stated that as informed by Central Government no relaxation in lockdown/curfew should be allowed till 20th April, 2020.  The police has been requested to maintain curfew strictly. 

•    Sh. VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT reviewed the availability of fodder in various Gaushalas in the city.  He also directed that the arrangements for feeding of street dogs should be regularly supervised by senior officers in Municipal Corporation.  He also directed Director General of Police to contact senior citizens over phone and enquire about their safety and security individually.  The Governor appealed to the residents of Chandigarh to bear with the restrictions imposed by the Administration for the sake of the country.

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Public Relations & Cultural Affairs