LG Saxena asked for retrofitting of buildings, CM Kejriwal was also present
Disaster Management meeting in Delhi ends: LG Saxena asked for retrofitting of buildings, CM Kejriwal was also present
The Kejriwal government held a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Saturday afternoon regarding the increasing cases of influenza. In LG VK Saxena and CM Arvind Kejriwal were present. The earthquakes in Turkey and Syria along with the H3N2 virus and rising Covid cases were also discussed in the meeting. In which there was a conversation about masking, physical distancing, hand hygiene and sanitization. Although it is not mandatory to wear a mask.
Explain that Delhi is considered in the category of the high-risk seismic zone in the country due to earthquakes. LG Saxena said that the authorities should get all schools, hospitals, police stations and all important offices and weak buildings in the city retrofitted to avoid damage in case of an earthquake.
LG Saxena said that disasters do not give information before they occur. We should be fully prepared from today itself to face any eventuality. He should find an open place to carry out the rescue operation. Hospitals in districts and sub-divisions should be prepared in such a way that they can work in case of emergency. Instructions have also been given to improve the telephone network system for railway connectivity and communication.
In the meeting of Disaster Management, CM Arvind Kejriwal also reiterated the need for retrofitting of LG. Along with this, he said that the reports of the committees related to the disaster should be seen.
The representative of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDRF) said that other states have formed their State Disaster Management Authority (SDRF) to work closely with the NDRF, but Delhi is yet to do so. He urged DDMA to constitute Delhi SDRF soon. On this, the LG office issued a statement saying that it will be done as soon as possible.
Earlier, Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj had talked about getting the screening done during the press conference on Friday. However, wearing masks was not made mandatory. He advised children below 5 years of age and elders above 65 years to be more careful.
Let us tell you that when CM Kejriwal was asked about the spread of this virus at Delhi's Bhalswa landfill site on Thursday, he said that we are monitoring the situation. Will discuss it in detail in the DDMA meeting. According to the information, earlier this meeting was to be held on Thursday, but it was postponed till Saturday.