PMO critiques efforts of 11 Empowered Groups in direction of tackling coronavirus COVID-19 disaster


NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Friday (April 10, 2020) reviewed the efforts taken by the eleven Empowered Groups in direction of tackling the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The assembly of the Empowered Groups of Officers, to deal with the challenges rising on account of the unfold of COVID-19, was held beneath the chairmanship of Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, a authorities launch mentioned.

The assembly was the newest in a collection of periodic critiques at numerous ranges by the Prime Minister’s Office to observe the continued efforts to counter the impression of the pandemic.

During the assembly, Principal Secretary reviewed the efforts undertaken by the Empowered Groups. 

The points associated to produce chain and logistics administration for availability of essential objects, efforts undertaken for the advantage of stakeholders concerned, steps to help farmers harvest their produce whereas sustaining social distancing, additional confidence constructing measures essential and want to make sure percolation of tips of the Ministry of Home Affairs to the bottom degree have been mentioned. 

The gathering reviewed and expressed satisfaction on the detailed testing protocol and process, beneath which (as on date) 1,45,916 samples have been examined.

‘’It was knowledgeable that each one Chief Secretaries of States have been issued directions to rearrange for shelter for the weak teams like migrants and homeless. Also, Centre is in fixed contact with States and District degree monitoring is being undertaken. The manufacturing of PPEs is being ramped up and  capability constructing for healthcare personnel is being ensured. NGOs and Civil Society teams are additionally being mobilized. Principal Secretary instructed that coordination with NGOs at district degree be completed to keep away from overlaps and guarantee efficacious utilization of assets,’’ the PIB launch mentioned.

The progress of roll out of welfare measures via the financial reduction bundle beneath PM Garib Kalyan Yojana was additionally reviewed through the assembly. Principal Secretary underlined that information sanctity was essential to make sure that the advantages reach out to all of the meant beneficiaries.

Steps taken to make sure well timed data dissemination all through the nation have been mentioned and making certain final mile outreach via communication in regional languages was emphasised. On the expertise and information administration entrance, whereas expressing satisfaction on the roll out of AarogyaSetu app, it was felt that the consumer engagement with the app must be enhanced, it added.

The assembly was attended by senior officers of Prime Minister’s Office and different Ministries beneath the Government of India.