COVID 19 WAR ROOM PRESS RELEASE
Chandigarh.20 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 noted with satisfaction that the number of active cases in Chandigarh have reduced to 106. He desired that all the 03 medical institutions should follow uniform Discharge Policy, as laid down by Government of India. He also directed Principal Secretary Health to ensure that the poor patients, who do not have spacious houses could be kept in institutional Post-Discharge Care Centres for nourishment. He directed Deputy Commissioner to focus on containment areas and ensure that the people inside must be provided with basic necessities of life, since their entry/exit to outside has been completely stopped.
2.The Administrator desired that a mechanism should be formulated in consultation with management institutions to ensure that the burden of OPD patients is shared among all medical institutions located in the Union Territory.
•Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary stated that more than 25,000 migrant labour and stranded persons have been sent to their native places through 18 trains and several buses.
•Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation stated that road re-carpeting work has been started. A priority list has been finalized in consultation with Mayor and Adviser. He also stated that necessary repair and renovation work is being done in Sector 26 Wholesale Market.
•Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner stated that though there is a lot of restlessness in the minds of people residing in the containment areas, yet as per Central Government’s guidelines, further relaxation could not be given. Any relaxation in entry/exit has a risk of infecting the rest of the city. He, however, assured that all essential items are being provided to the residents through Administration’s machinery. The Deputy Commissioner further stated that 79,993 cooked food packets have been distributed among the destitutes and needy persons in various parts of the city. 2,92,000 persons have downloaded Aarogya Setu Applications in UT, Chandigarh and 11,200 MTs of wheat has been procured.
•Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser stated that the matter has been taken up with Government of India for providing ration to poor people, who do not have ration cards or those who do not figure in the beneficiaries’ list, prepared by the Administration on the basis of earlier guidelines.
•The Hon’ble Administrator appealed to the Traders Associations, Market Associations and shop owners, who have recently been permitted to open their facilities to ensure that proper social distancing and hygiene practices are strictly followed by the customers. He also directed Director General of Police to ensure that there should be no relaxation in screening at the inter-state borders to prevent fraud entry of people, who might be carrying corona virus.