COVID 19 WAR ROOM PRESS RELEASE
Chandigarh.21 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 satisfaction about substantial improvement in recovery rate of corona patients (77%) and doubling rate at 39 days. The deaths have been minimal, that too due to co-morbidities. He, however, expressed grave concern about the rising number of positive cases in Bapu Dham Colony and an urgent meeting of senior officers and doctors was called in the afternoon to decide new strategy for Bapu Dham Colony. It was decided to have a Local Sample Collection Centre in a school inside Bapu Dham Colony, so that more testing could be done. The Administrator directed all doctors and officers to devote their full energy and resources in Bapu Dham Colony. He suggested use of local volunteers to detect suspect cases and send them for testing. He desired that there should be aggressive and intensive screening of all pockets in the buffer zone and wherever necessary, the people under risk could be taken to quarantine centres.
•Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner informed that essential items are being provided to the people confined in containment zones. He further mentioned that 69,088 cooked food packets have been distributed among the destitutes and needy persons in various parts of the city and 2,94,592 persons have downloaded Aarogya Setu Applications in UT, Chandigarh.
•Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation stated that necessary sanitization and fogging is being done in various parts of the city. Water supply is also being augmented to meet the summer demands.
•Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser stated that necessary arrangements are being made to screen passengers, who will arrive in the city after regular bus, train and flights services are resumed.