COVID 19 WAR ROOM PRESS RELEASE
Chandigarh.22 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 his satisfaction about the new Sampling Centre set up in Bapu Dham Colony area. He appealed to the local residents to avail this facility. He also advised doctors and health staff to take proper precautions while taking samples and testing those.
2.The Administrator again advised that the Administration must focus on Bapu Dham Colony area to ensure that the spread of infection is contained. Aggressive and intensive checking should be done, so that all cases could be detected early for medical treatment.
•Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Health stated that arrangements have been made for separate Quarantine Centre for the residents, who want to go out of Bapu Dham Colony and stay in government Quarantine Centre due to extreme congestion in their own houses. Adequate number of beds have been kept ready for such persons, who volunteer to stay out.
•Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation stated that the vendors are going to various sectors regularly for the sale of fruits and vegetables. They are medically tested/checked twice a week, so that they do not become a source of infection.
•Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner stated that field officials are ensuring that the social distancing is maintained in various market places. He also informed that 54,85,610 cooked food packets have so far been distributed among the destitutes and needy persons in various parts of the city. The Deputy Commissioner further stated that 2,96,000 persons have downloaded Aarogya Setu Applications in UT, Chandigarh.
•Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary stated that necessary arrangements have been made for transporting the stranded persons through special trains to various parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
•Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser inspected the premises of Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26, Chandigarh, where stranded persons have been medically screened and distributed food and tickets, before they boarded trains for their native places. Adviser further stated that necessary coordination is being made with the other states, so that the trains could be sent to other areas too.