‘Involve gurdwaras’ in Covid war in Punjab - ECAS Punjab

‘Involve gurdwaras’ in Covid war in Punjab

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Vishav Bharti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 28

The Centre has asked the state government to involve gurdwaras in the fight against Covid-19.

After a virtual meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the Union Health Secretary wrote to Punjab's Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan that delay in patients reaching hospitals was a big reason for most of the deaths due to Covid in the state.

The communication said the state must start an intensive awareness campaign to tackle the challenge. "The state can involve gurdwaras and other social organisations in promoting usage of masks and other Covid appropriate behaviour."

Specific issues like delay in patients reaching hospitals were also discussed.

The Prime Minister exhorted all chief ministers to reassess the efficacy of local lockdown of one-two days in controlling the spread of the virus. He also underlined that facilitating movement and ensuring availability of medical oxygen as well as essential medical supplies was of utmost importance, the letter said.

As per the letter, the PM also urged the chief ministers to focus on 60 districts with a high caseload and make a weekly plan to personally review the preparedness with block and tehsil-level officials.

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