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Chandigarh, 08th July, 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, Sh. Arun Gupta, Principal Secretary (Home), Sh. Sanjay Beniwal, Director General of Police, Sh. Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Finance Secretary, Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation and Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh at Punjab Raj Bhawan, Deputy Commissioners of Mohali & Panchkula, Director-PGIMER, Director Health Services and Director Principal, GMCH through Video Conferencing.



1.Dr. Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER stated that they have tested 414 covid samples, out of which 12 were found positive.  06 of the positive samples belong to Chandigarh.  Dr. BS Chavan, Director Principal, GMCH stated that they have tested 139 covid samples, out of 07 were found positive.  Dr. G. Dewan, Director Health Services stated that all asymptomatic and their primary contacts are being tested, as per the ICMR’s Guidelines.  Further, all flu clinic, patients having slightest symptoms of fever, throat infection or breathing problems are being tested.

2.Director, PGIMER mentioned that they are conducting their own covid tests on patients coming from outside, even when they carry their own covid negative certificates, issued by other authorities.  He complained about patients from outside Chandigarh falsely giving local addresses. 

 The Administrator directed Principal Secretary Health to look into such cases of wrong information.

3.Deputy Commissioner, Mohali stated that they have 79 active cases.  Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula stated that they have 18 active cases.  Deputy Commissioner, UT, Chandigarh stated that they have 98 active cases.

4.Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, UT, Chandigarh stated that 4,01,011 Aarogya Setu Applications have been downloaded in the city.

5.The Administrator directed Principal Secretary Health to ensure that all bio-medical waste, particularly PPEs are scientifically disposed off.

6.The Administrator directed health officials to ensure that the teams going for screening should carry oximeter, so that oxygen level could be checked instantly.  This could help in detecting severity of infection, if any.