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Chandigarh.13 August,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 to the Administrator, and Sh. Sanjay Beniwal, Director General of Police at Punjab 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 & Director Principal, GMCH through Video Conferencing.



1.Dr. Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER stated that they have 149 patients in Covid Care Centre, out of which 57 belong to Chandigarh, 54 to Punjab, 16 to Haryana, 11 to Himachal Pradesh and remaining to other states.  He also stated that they have tested 765 covid samples, out of which 65 were found positive.  Among the positive samples, 37 belong to Chandigarh and 23 belong to Punjab.  Dr. BS Chavan, Director Principal, GMCH stated that they have done 1,229 testing, out of which 122 were found positive.  He also stated that during the last six days, 125 covid positive cases were medically treated and discharged.  Dr. G. Dewan, Director Health Services stated that they have conducted 1,736 tests so far through Rapid Antigen Method.  They have also screened 1,000 visitors from outside at Railway Station and Bus Depots.

2.Deputy Commissioner, Mohali stated that they have 767 active cases, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula stated that they have 372 active cases and Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh stated that they have 700 active cases.

3.Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser stated that 600 beds are available in Hostel No.8, 9 & 10 of Panjab University for taking care of mild and asymptomatic covid positive cases.  He also stated that facilities in James Hotel have been requisitioned, where the covid positive patients, who can afford to pay the charges can stay and avail Covid Care Centre facilities on payment.  Eden Hospital is also available for covid treatment in Chandigarh

4.Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT directed that additional facilities for 100 beds each exclusively for Chandigarh covid patients should be created both in PGIMER & GMCH-32.

5.The Administrator decided that on Tuesday, an interaction meeting will be held with Municipal Councillors over video conference to seek their views regarding Covid Management in the City.  Hon’ble Member of Parliament will also be invited to participate in the video conference. 

6.The Administrator appealed to the residents to celebrate Independence Day Function while maintaining proper social distancing and following hygienic practices during the events.