Chandigarh DC instructs SDMs to ensure strict adherence to COVID safety protocols

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 11
Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner, Mandip Singh Brar, IAS held a meeting on Thursday in the presence of ADC K.P.S. Mahi with all three SDMs regarding the new guidelines on Covid-19 in the City. The Deputy Commissioner instructed the SDMs to ensure that a strict vigil would be kept on adherence to COVID-19 protocol in their respective zones. The incident commanders should ensure that face mask wearing and physical distancing is maintained. He also ordered that strict action against shop owners that violate Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) will be taken. Further, a committee has been formed to enquire into the complaints made by the patients or affected person with regard to overcharging by the Medical Practitioners, private hospitals, and clinics in Chandigarh. The committee would consist of the concerned area Sub Divisional Magistrate, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Senior Medical Officer, Health Department, Chandigarh designated by the Director Health Services, Chandigarh, Drug Inspector, Health Department, Chandigarh designated by the Director Health Services, Chandigarh. The SDMs have been asked to take appropriate action against the defaulters for any overcharging etc. diligently. The DC also said that due to pandemic and other emergency duties, the pending court cases in SDMs office shall be expedited to keep the work on track. The SDMs were also asked to keep a watch of unauthorized constructions through their enforcement teams for being carried out in the periphery in their respective areas.  

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