COVID19 WAR ROOM PRESS RELEASE
Chandigarh, 8th 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. On the basis of reports submitted by the Affected Area Committee and on the recommendations of Adviser to the Administrator, the Hon’ble Governor Punjab and Administrator, UT approved the end of Containment Zone limitations of Kachi Colony, Dhanas.
2. The Administrator also approved the removal of perimeter control in 06 pockets of Bapu Dham Colony, which are not having any active corona cases. The earlier restrictions imposed on entry and exit will stand relaxed. The Administrator, however, appealed to the residents to take proper care like social distancing, hand hygiene and wearing of mask in public places and to avoid risk of infection.
3. The Administrator mentioned that 1,000 packets of immunity medicines called “Phytorelief-CC” have been received from Alchem Company as a donation. It will be distributed among health workers, municipal employees and police personnel working in the field, if the doctors find it effective in fighting Covid.
• Dr. Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER stated that despite repeated requests, non-serious cases are coming from neighbouring states, which even includes few corona positive patients. The Administrator directed Adviser to the Administrator to take up the matter with neighbouring states, so that such patients, who could be locally treated need not be referred to PGIMER.
• Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Health stated that 200 domestic flyers have reached Chandigarh and have been advised self-monitoring. He also informed that there are only 28 active cases in the city now.
• Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary stated that nearly 50,000 migrants and stranded persons have been sent to their native places through Special Shramik Trains and specially arranged buses.
• Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser to the Administrator stated that as directed by the Administrator, the matter regarding exemption of water and electricity charges of areas, which were kept under Containment Zone is being examined. He also clarified that all symptomatic patients in Bapu Dham Colony have been medically treated. There should be no hesitation among the employees in accepting them back in their jobs.
• The Administrator appealed to the residents not to stigmatize the residents of Bapu Dham Colony and to give them full opportunities for integrating into the society. He directed Labour Department to take up the matter with the private employers, so that their pending wages could be paid and job opportunities increased.