Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Secretary S K Srivastava conducted a follow up review meeting of principal secretaries and heads of all government departments — PWD, Health, Revenue, Irrigation and Flood Control, Agriculture Marketing Board, Industries, Social Welfare Child Development and DTC — at the Delhi Secretariat on Friday.
Among a slew of directions issued on Friday, Jung the civic bodies and the Deputy Commissioners to enforce Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s order to shut down certain units that were polluting the atmosphere.
Once again, Jung stressed on the receipt of daily reports on the status of water supply, electricity and drainage. “The quality of such reports shall be assessed,” the official said. To streamline the functioning in the health sector, Jung directed the Delhi Health department to draw a mechanism to reduce the response time for local faults specially in critical areas such as surgical theatres. The department has been directed to consult the in consultation with Public Works Department (PWD) for the same.
“The L-G Jung has added that the presence of senior doctors and staff should be ensured in the emergency wings of hospitals, especially during the night,” an official said. Meanwhile, a delegation of Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), led by AICC general secretary Ajay Maken, met Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday, requesting him to open up playgrounds in schools for children who live in the area.
Maken also submitted a letter to the Lt-Governor in this regard. “Growing urbanisation and population has resulted in a scenario where Delhi is increasingly becoming bereft of open spaces. A direct result of this is the absence of playing spaces for our children who are forced to stay indoors or play on streets or recreational spaces….”