On 1st April, 2020 Punjab’s Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh tweeted from his twitter handle that Punjab is going all the way for ‘Community Testing’ with the help of ‘Mobile Testing Vans’ which shall be operational in all districts having pandemic hotspots.
Capt. Amarinder Singh showed his clear intention of improving state’s healthcare infrastructure to overcome any health risk.
Considering the large NRI population which resides in Punjab, Community testing is a much needed and equally welcome measure to curb the spread of virus. It will further strengthen the state to deal with the emerging situation.
I have directed the health department to make mobile testing vans operational in all districts having pandemic hotspots to conduct community testing for Novel Coronavirus. We are scaling our healthcare infrastructure to meet any eventuality. #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/3moTcDPDu6
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) April 1, 2020
Many people from the medical, paramedical field, NGOs and research scholars are also taking initiatives and coming forward to help the government in the service of nation during the time of crisis.
Some research scholars under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Neeraj Pant have suggested using the University/Institution laboratories for COVID-19 sample tests to share the load of the state governments, so that situation can be contained timely and effectively.
COVID-19 cases have sharply increased after Tablighi Jamaat event and have raised the alarming situation for all states. Maharashtra and Tamil-Nadu have already witnessed the spike in COVID-19 cases during last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Punjab government have taken impressive and effective measures to contain the community spread of virus, side by side fulfilling all necessary demands of civilians and coming up with new initiatives for safety of people.