COVID-19 Lockdown: PMO to monitor situation

Coronavirus Lockdown: PMO to monitor situation, Union Ministers made incharge

After taking the feed back from the respective states, the Ministers have to convey this to Prime Minister's Office and Home Ministry. (Credit: PTI Photo)

Prime Minister's  Office has  set up a mechanism here to directly  monitor the steps taken to contain the spread of coronavirus and lockdown situation.

The Prime Minister has assigned Cabinet Ministers and Minister of states the task to keep a vigil on  activities in each state during the lockdown period. 

" Every Cabinet Minister and Minister of State has been given reaponsibility of each states. They have to personally be in touch with district collectors and Superintendents of Police in the respective states" said a source in the government. 

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Every day, the ministers have to call the district collector and the SP and take the feedback on prevailing situation everyday morning and evening. They have to collect the informations about availability of essential commodities, medicines, arranangement made to screen and test COVID-19 patients, areangment made to help poor and migranta workers. The Ministers also have to ask them if any special help is required from the Centre, sources said. 

After taking the feed back from the respective states, the Ministers have to convey this to Prime Minister's Office and Home Ministry. 

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The  Centre has made a team of officials to quickly address the issues raised by the state officials. 

Based on feedback from the state officials, the Centre will take quick action about  arranging the essential commodities including food grains, medicine and vegitables. 

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad  Joshi and Minister of State Railway Suresh Angadi have been made incharge of Karnataka while Chemical and Fertilizer Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has been made the incharge of Kerala and Laxshdweep for the purpose.

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