“The scenario will probably be reviewed throughout the battle room assembly within the subsequent few days. If there isn’t a enchancment, residents must be able to face curbs stricter than the weekend lockdown,” Parida instructed TOI.
“People want to know that following Covid protocol and behavior is among the essential steps in combating this rampaging virus,” he stated, including the administration has deliberate to extend vaccination by taking it to a wider scale. The administration has additionally requested PGI to reinforce its capability to accommodate extra sufferers, he stated, whereas assuring well being infrastructure was good. “We have ample medical infrastructure, however PGI has been instructed to boost its capability. We have loads of vaccines and medicines. Since it’s a medical emergency, we’re monitoring the scenario. All required selections will probably be taken within the battle room assembly to be chaired by Punjab governor and UT administrator V P Singh Badnore,” Parida stated.
Sources within the administration stated non-public laboratories had been conducting nearly all of pattern assortment work owing to restricted sources within the authorities sector. “Private labs are gathering samples and giving it to the hospitals to conduct the check. Results are being given by the federal government well being establishments. Only PGI and Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, are capable of conduct the exams,” sources stated.
Parida backs Tricity lockdown for two days
Emphasising on a simultaneous weekend lockdown within the Tricity, UT adviser Manoj Parida stated, “Lockdown must be imposed on the identical time within the Tricity, else restrictions won’t remedy any function. It is the necessity the hour. This will assist us handle the scenario,” Parida stated.