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Chandigarh.21 August,2020.Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, Sh. VP Singh Badnore today presided over 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 148 patients in Nehru Hospital Extension, out of which 46 belong to Chandigarh, 60 to Punjab, 16 to Haryana and 12 to Himachal Pradesh.  He also stated that they have tested 658 covid samples, out of which 88 were found positive. Among the positive samples, 44 belong to Chandigarh.  Dr. BS Chavan, Director Principal, GMCH stated that they tested 247 samples, out of which 33 were found positive.  He also stated that they discharged 22 covid patients after medical treatment.  Dr. G. Dewan, Director Health Services stated that they have tested 398 samples, out of which 40 were found positive. He also stated that 11,516 Digital Health Cards have been issued after launch of National Digital Health Mission by Hon’ble Governor Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh.


2.Deputy Commissioner, Mohali stated that they have 1,024 active cases.  Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula stated that they have 459 active cases and Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh stated that they have 1,094 active cases.


3.Hon’ble Governor Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh  appealed to all Councilors, Resident Welfare Associations, Market Welfare Assocaitions and NGOs, working in field to inform the Administration, regarding any resident showing symptom of Covid.  He stated that effective medical treatment can be given, when symptomatic cases are detected early.


4.The Administrator advised the Administration to start special campaign of 3W’s i.e. Wash your Hands, Wear your Masks and Watch your distancing.


5.The Administrator directed Health Officials to focus on Senior Citizens and small children, who are vulnerable towards covid infection. 


6.The Administrator directed Director General of Police to enforce all instructions of hygienic practices like proper wearing of masks etc.  All residents must wear masks above nose to make it more effective against spread of infection.


7.The Administrator complimented Senior Citizens in the city, who have taken due caution and have stayed at home, thereby preventing infection of any kind.  He advised them to be more cautious and stay indoor, since they are more prone to covid infection.