LG Anil Baijal chairs 31st meeting of DDMA to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said that Delhi’s Health Department has been advised to make adequate arrangements for additional manpower in hospitals and to scale up the vaccination drive. He said, Delhi’s administration has also been advised to strictly ensure Covid appropriate behaviour in market places and public areas to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19.
Mr. Baijal today chaired the 31st meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority to review the COVID-19 situation in the national capital. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendra Jain, Member Health NITI Aayog, Dr. VK Paul, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, Balram Bhargava, and Director AIIMS Dr Randeep Guleria. Senior officials were also present during the meeting.
After the meeting, Delhi’s LG said, all stakeholders were called upon to work in a coordinated manner to deal with the pandemic. He said, in view of the increase in positive cases it was decided to close the restaurants and bars and to allow ‘take away’ facilities only. It was also decided to allow operation of only one weekly market per day per zone. He said, it was advised to exercise vigil and constantly review the emerging data regarding positive cases, bed occupancy, geographical spread, number of deaths, and containment measures to effectively tackle the situation. The Health Department has been advised to take up positive messaging particularly through the vernacular media to elicit community support and to advise the citizens against any panic reaction.