COVID 19 WAR ROOM PRESS RELEASE
Chandigarh, 27th 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 perused the report prepared by the Administration regarding end of Containment in certain pockets of Chandigarh. He was informed about the condition of statutory 28 days from the detection of last positive case. After detailed discussions, he approved end of containment operations in Sector 38 from 27/05/2020 and Sector 52 from 28/05/2020. It was also decided that screening, surveillance and strict monitoring of the health of the residents will be continued. Further, regular sanitization measures and IEC campaign in the area will be undertaken by Municipal authorities. Random samples of fresh suspect cases, if any, will be taken and reported to Administration. Social gathering in the area will continue to remain restricted as per the guidelines issued by Government of India and necessary social distancing, mask wearing and hygiene will be strictly enforced.
•Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Health stated that 20,000 numbers of PPEs are available in the three hospitals and regular monitoring of both covid patients and persons in quarantine is being done. He also mentioned that 5,000 PPEs kits have been donated by Trident Company, out of which 1,000 has been given to Chandigarh Police.
•Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary stated that arrangements are being made to send people from areas outside Containment Zone to their native places by train. He also stated that 220 persons from Buffer Zone will be sent by buses to Jammu.
•Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation stated that regular screening of vendors and sanitization of market places are taking place. He clarified that individual customers are not being permitted to Sector 26 Wholesale Market to prevent infection.
•Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner stated that 52,673 cooked food packets have been distributed among the destitutes and needy persons in various parts of the city. Further, 3,08,825 persons have downloaded Aarogya Setu Applications in UT, Chandigarh.
•Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser stated that all efforts are being made to contain infection. All guidelines issued by Health Ministry and Home Ministry are being strictly followed. He further stated that the passengers coming to Chandigarh through domestic and international flights are being screened and tested, strictly as per the guidelines issued by Government of India.
•The Administrator appealed to the three medical institutions to equally focus on non-covid cases. He also stressed that national programmes regarding vaccination, tuberculosis, dengue etc. should not be ignored and should be attended simultaneously by the health officials.