Punjab Well being Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday mentioned there’s a want to scale back home flights from Mumbai and Ahmedabad the place numerous coronavirus instances were discovered.
Presiding over a overview assembly of the Well being Division, Mr Sidhu mentioned many of the COVID-19 instances reported in Punjab had been having the trip historical past of go back from different states or nations.
Due to this fact, to forestall the group unfold stage, there’s a want to put center of attention on passengers particularly coming from high-risk states and nations, mentioned Mr Sidhu in an reliable unencumber.
“With a purpose to include the unfold of COVID-19 in state, as Punjab has registered most effective 2.eight according to cent certain instances amongst 72,468 samples, Balbir Singh Sidhu mentioned there’s want to scale back home flights particularly from Mumbai and Ahmedabad the place upper selection of COVID-19 instances were reported,” the discharge mentioned, quoting the minister.
Mr Sidhu mentioned he would additionally speak about this key factor with Leader Minister Amarinder Singh within the Cupboard assembly to be hung on Saturday, the discharge added.
The minister additionally issued directions to make sure most sampling of passengers.
He additionally summoned from the Well being Products and services director the record on vacant posts of clinical and paramedical staffers, in order that the problem may well be mentioned within the subsequent Cupboard assembly, the discharge mentioned.