To curtail the spread of the Covid-19 infection in the tricity, the Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday decided that a committee comprising deputy commissioners of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali will meet twice a week online to ensure effective coordination in all Covid-19 related matters such as lockdown restrictions, hospital management, supply management, vaccinations among others.
In compliance with the High Court’s order, a meeting was chaired by the Governor Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh VP Singh Badnore to discuss uniform anti corona measures in the tricity. Senior officers of UT Administration, senior doctors of all three medical institutions including PGIMER and the Deputy Commissioners of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula attended the meeting.
In the meeting, it was also decided that director health services of Mohali, Panchkula and Chandigarh will also meet twice a week over video conference to decide uniform and coordinated approach in medical treatment of Covid patients under the guidance and consultation of PGIMER. It was also decided that in case of emergencies anywhere in the tricity, the concerned authorities will provide oxygen, medicines, medical equipment like ventilators among others to each other to avoid any untoward incident.
In the meeting, it was also decided to request the Punjab and Haryana High Court for a separate quota of 5 MT of liquid oxygen exclusively for PGIMER.
787 NEW CASES, 10 DEATHS IN CHANDIGARH
Chandigarh’s Covid tally shot up to 51,857 as it recorded 787 new cases on Tuesday. With this, the city now has 8625 active cases while 10 more deaths took the toll to 585. While 348 men tested positive, the number of women infected is 439. The total number of samples tested in the last 24 hours was 2829 while the overall number of tests conducted was 444,454. THough cases were reported from all sectors, Manimajra reported 42 new cases, Dhanas had 36 cases. As many as 805 people were discharged from various facilities of the city.
Meanwhile, 39 affected areas in Chandigarh were declared containment zones till May 31. Regular screening and monitoring will be done by medical teams in these zones.