Chandigarh, 2 January 2022, (Ozi Indian Bureau)-
Sharing her concern over recent surge in the Covid cases throughout the country, President of All India Congress Mrs Sonia Gandhi has directed the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to be fully prepared to combat any eventuality arising out of the Covid pandemic especially in the wake of new variant of Omicrcon.
Pointing out further, she said there should be no complacency in this regard and concerted efforts should be made to face any possibility of emergency efficaciously.
Apprising Mrs Gandhi, the Chief Minister said that he was constantly monitoring the current situation with the Health, Medical Education & Research and other line departments to put in place all the requisite health and medical infrastructure in place to effectively tackle any emergency in case the situation so warrants . He apprised Mrs Gandhi the testing has already been intensified coupled with ramping up the available primary and secondary medical services to provide the best possible treatment to patients infected with COVID. CM Channi further said that overall situation in state was under control and people were being sensitised to take all precautionary measures as per health protocols to check the further spread of virus. The Chief Minister said that all out efforts are being made to arrange sufficient stock of medicines, ventilators and oxygen in case of any emergent situation. Assuring Mrs Gandhi, CM Channi said he has already directed the Chief Secretary to be in touch with all Deputy Commissioners to meticulously review the current situation on daily basis and brief him accordingly to keep a close tab over the pandemic scenario.