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COVID19 WAR ROOM DIRECTIONS

14th September, 2020.Chandigarh. 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.  Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary (Home), Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Deputy Commissioners of Mohali & Panchkula, Director-PGIMER, Director Health Services & Director Principal, GMCH through Video Conferencing.

WAR ROOM DIRECTIONS

1.Dr. Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER stated that they have 269 covid patients in Nehru Extension Ward, out of which 82 belong to Chandigarh, 80 to Punjab and 38 to Haryana.  He also stated that they have tested 666 covid samples, out of which 185 were found positive.  Among the positive samples, 91 belong to Chandigarh. Director, PGIMER further stated that the number of ventilators have now increased to 45.  These good quality ventilators from BEL are working fine.  20 more ventilators are likely to be received from Central Government.  Dr. B.S. Chavan, Director Principal, GMCH stated that they tested 538 samples, out of which 279 belonging to Chandigarh were found positive.  Director Principal, GMCH further stated the Medical College is going to start antigen testing shortly.  They have already received 2,000 kits for antigen testing from the Administration.  Dr. G. Dewan, Director Health Services stated that they have tested 1,322 samples, out of which 575 were of RT-PCR and 747 were Antigen samples.  He also mentioned that screening of persons were being done in Raipur Kalan, Railway Station & ISBT to detect symptomatic persons, if any.

2.Deputy Commissioner, Mohali stated that they have 2,581 active cases.  Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula stated that they have 1,331 active cases and Deputy Commissioner (In-Charge), Chandigarh stated that they have 2,728 active cases.

3.The Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT expressed satisfaction that the vulnerable senior citizens in Chandigarh have mostly followed the guidelines and stayed indoors.  He appealed to the all residents to maintain self-restraint and not to come out, unless absolutely necessary.  The Administrator stated that the onus is now on the residents to keep themselves safe by strictly following COVID protocol.

4.The Administrator directed for more IEC activities for making the citizens aware of the hygienic practices and mask wearing.

5.The Administrator directed Commissioner, Municipal Corporation and Director Health Services to ensure that there is regular fogging and spray of water bodies to prevent water-borne diseases.