COVID 19 WAR ROOM PRESS RELEASE
Chandigarh, 29th 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. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, Deputy Commissioner, 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 reviewed the activities of the three medical institutions. He expressed satisfaction that the tele-medicine work was going on satisfactorily and more than 900 cases were being handled daily. He advised the doctors to focus on non-covid cases too.
2.The Administrator specifically directed that necessary preparations should be made to fight water/air-borne diseases, which are likely to come in monsoon. He also desired that regular health programmes like vaccination, tuberculosis, dengue etc. should be continued in all dispensaries. He desired that adequate stock of blood should be kept by holding blood donation camps regularly.
•Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Health stated that 116 persons have reached Chandigarh from abroad, out of which 29 have been discharged after necessary testing. Similarly, 281 domestic flyers have also arrived Chandigarh and they have been advised to do self-monitoring at home, as per Government of India’s guidelines.
•Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary stated that the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India regarding migrant labours have already been made by the Chandigarh Administration. All the labourers were given free tickets, complimentary food and water and also medically screened before boarding the trains. He stated that 40,000 people have left for their native places from Chandigarh.
•Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner stated that de-containment in Sector 38 and 52 has successfully been done. He also informed that dry ration has started in Bapu Dham Colony. 3,15,398 persons have downloaded Aarogya Setu Applications and 50,900 cooked food packets have been distributed among the destitutes and needy persons in various parts of the city.
•Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser stated that Chandigarh Administration is ready with 3,000 beds for accommodating patients of both, mild and serious categories. There is no shortage of ventilators, oxygen, PPEs or medicines to treat patients. Regular testing has been done as per Government of India’s guidelines. Periodic review of Containment Zones is being done every week.
•The Administrator appealed to the residents to use Aarogya Setu Applications for their own safety and to strictly follow the social distancing norms.