CHANDIGARH, : Punjab Chief Secretary Mr. Karan Avtar Singh on Saturday apprised the Cabinet Secretary Government of India Mr. Rajiv Gauba about the status and situation in the state on Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) through video conferencing.
The Chief Secretary informed that Punjab had already taken all possible precautionary measures to avert the outbreak of Corona virus and the state government was fully committed for safety of the people and the best health services is being provided to the people.
Apprising the Cabinet Secretary about the steps being taken by the state government to keep a close tab on the Covid-19, the Chief Secretary also sought more funds under the National Health Mission.
Earlier, the Chief Secretary held a high level meeting with the senior officers of the State to review and take stock of the situation on Covid-19. He directed all the Heads of Departments to take every preventive step and sensitise people in this regard. He also asked people to stay away from rumours especially social media messages regarding coronavirus and emphasised on the need to follow the advice of doctors in this regard.
The Chief Secretary also appealed the media to verify all the facts meticulously prior to reporting on the disease. Notably, the Punjab Government has already launched a massive awareness campaign to sensitise people about the Corona virus.
The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary (Governance Reforms) Ms. Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary (Local Government) Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary (jails) Mr. R. Venkat Ratnam, Principal Secretary (Health) Mr. Anurag Aggarwal, Principal Secretary (Food and Civil Supplies) Mr. K.A.P. Sinha, Principal Secretary (Transport) Mr. K Siva Prasad, Principal Secretary (Medical Education and Research) Mr. D.K. Tiwari, Secretary (Health) Mr. Kumar Rahul and Mr. Manvesh Singh Sidhu, Director Information and Public Relations Mrs. Anindita Mitra, Director Rural Development Mr. D.P.S. Kharbanda and ADGP (Jails) Mr. Praveen K. Sinha and Other senior officers.