Two oxygen plants to be set up in Sector 48 and Sector 32 hospitals

Chandigarh, October 26, 2020: Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore today presided over the War Room meeting which was also attended by Manoj Parida, Adviser to the Administrator and Sanjay Kumar Beniwal, Director General of Police at Punjab Raj Bhawan.
KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, UT and Deputy Commissioners of Mohali & Panchkula, Director-PGIMER, Director Health Services & Director Principal, GMCH attended through Video Conferencing.
Director, PGIMER stated that they have 87 covid patients in Nehru Extension Block, out of which 16 belong to Chandigarh, 41 to Punjab, 14 to Haryana and 8 to Himachal Pradesh.
He also stated that they have tested 354 covid samples, out of which 10 belonging to Chandigarh were found positive.
The Administrator directed PGIMER authorities to expedite opening of OPDs, since the situation is returning to normalcy gradually.
Acting Director, GMCH-32 stated that they have tested 1,136 covid samples, out of which 37 were found positive.
She also mentioned that the Central Government has sanctioned 2 oxygen plants to be set up in the Sector 48 and Sector 32 hospitals.
The Administrator thanked the Prime Minister for sanctioning these plants which will provide piped oxygen supply to all the beds in the hospitals, instead of the present system of oxygen through cylinders.
Director Health Services stated that 11,012 houses have been checked for Malaria/Dengue infection and only 3 infected cases were found positive.
It was decided that there will be no laser show during Diwali this year at Sukhna Lake.
However, the decorative lighting in market places and iconic buildings etc. will continue.
The Governor also stated that for Ram Leela Competitions, permission can be given for open air activity and not for any place within closed theatres, since there will be risk of spread of infection.
The Administrator expressed happiness about recruitment of 31 Specialist doctors by Chandigarh Administration.

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