No move to set up Covid care centres in Panjab University hostels: Chandigarh Administration

Strict action against those moving without masks in public places: Administrator

No move to set up Covid care centres in Panjab University hostels: Chandigarh Administration

A boys hostel at Panjab University. File photo

Chandigarh, January 20

The Chandigarh Administration on Thursday clarified that there is no move for setting up a mini Covid care centre in the Panjab University hostels.

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit said that PU hostel students need not panic over this issue.

Reviewing the Covid preparedness in the city, the Administrator directed all the officials to pull up the gear against the fight with Covid-19.

Keeping a tab on all the arrangements made by the city hospitals, the Administrator showed his satisfaction over the efforts made by the administration, but has stressed on adopting different strategy in improving the testing rate.

The Administrator lauded the aggressive approach followed by the health department in administering vaccination to the targeted population, but has also asked to improve the vaccination rate in the category of 15-18 years, which is currently 66.37%.

He also showed his concern in covering the remaining population for second dose of Covid vaccination.

Urging the residents of Chandigarh to vaccinate, the Administrator said,” Vaccination is the only way to protect ourselves from the grip of prevailing virus.”

The Administrator directed the enforcement of strict Covid protocols at the public places. He said that penalties should be imposed on individuals and institutions who are found violating the protocols, especially those found without masks.

Knowing the 70 per cent bed availability in the premier health institutions, the Administrator expressed his satisfaction on the readiness of the city for any unforeseen circumstances.

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Tribune Shorts


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