September 27, 2020

Pondy could quickly have two-day lockdown each week: Malladi Krishna Rao, Well being Minister

Puducherry: Puducherry Well being Minister Malladi Krishna Rao on Tuesday indicated that the union territory could have 2-day lockdown each weekend, as a part of the federal government’s efforts to include unfold of coronavirus. The Minister instructed a digital press convention that presently a whole lockdown was imposed on Tuesdays as Saturdays and Sundays have been thought-about auspicious for holding marriage ceremony occasions.

“I’ve requested the Chief Minister throughout a video convention Monday to introduce the 2 day lockdown on Saturday and Sunday from subsequent month in order that the current spike in new circumstances could possibly be managed significantly,” Rao, elected from Yanam area in Andhra Pradesh, mentioned.

Anticipating not lower than 3,000 circumstances of viral an infection throughout the coming week, he mentioned the gear wanted for expeditious testing of swabs of sufferers in all of the 4 areas can be put in.

“Already the gear had been despatched to Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam areas and the hospitals within the outlying areas can be facilitated with the gear to hold out testing expeditiously.”

He additional mentioned steps had been taken to extend the mattress energy within the medical school hospital right here by making use of the premises of girls and boys hostels.

Rao additionally sought the cooperation of the general public in adhering to the security norms which might assist scale back the variety of contemporary circumstances.

In the meantime, the Secretary to Division of Well being Analysis in Indian Council of Medical Analysis, Balram Bhargava knowledgeable Lt Governor Kiran Bedi {that a} staff of scientists from ICMR would go to Puducherry tomorrow to strengthen the central staff of medical doctors of JIPMER in aiding the federal government combat the pandemic right here.

Lt Governor identified in a whatsapp message that she had obtained the letter from ICMR informing her that three scientists from the Nationwide Institute of Epidemiology Chennai would go to the union territory.