COVID 19 WAR ROOM PRESS RELEASE
Chandigarh.2 June,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 reviewed the impact of relaxations on lockdown given to the city residents. He stated that relaxations granted should not be misused. All residents must conduct with self-responsibility to fight Corona together by following strict social distancing, hand hygenie etc.
2. The Administrator directed Director General of Police to ensure that random screening at inter-state borders continues. All visitors should be advised to download Aarogya Setu Applications and do self-monitoring.
3. The Administrator advised the Chiefs of three medical institutions to enhance OPD facilities, so that the patients, who have been waiting for last several weeks get their treatment on time.
• Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Health stated that 132 passengers had come to Chandigarh from abroad and 84 of them have completed their quarantine period. 48 passengers are continuing to stay in hotels. All of them will be tested, before being allowed to go home. He also stated that 443 passengers have come by trains to Chandigarh and have been screened.
• Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary stated that the demand for special Shramik train has come down, yet two more trains have been planned to accommodate the remaining stranded persons, so that they could travel to their native places in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
• Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation stated that essential services are being maintained. Municipal Corporation is ready for the monsoon operation. Necessary Sanitisation is being done all over the city and a special June drive has been organized.
• Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner stated that till date 60,00,000 cooked food packets have been distributed among the destitutes and needy persons in various parts of the city. Similarly, dry rations has been distrubted in Bapu Dham Colony. The matter has been taken up with the private employers to ensure that the employees staying in Bapu Dham Colony are not denied their wages. Further, 3,21,000 persons have downloaded Aarogya Setu Applications in UT, Chandigarh.
• Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser stated that 06 pockets of Bapu Dham Colony, which were found clean have been exempted from perimeter control, as recommended by the Affected Area Coommittee, which included administration officials and medical experts including WHO representative.
• The Administrator approved end of the perimeter control of these pockets, since there have been no positive cases in these pockets till date. He also stated that regular review will be done to decide whether more areas could be granted similar relaxation from perimeter control.