LOK SABHA SPEAKER CONDUCTS INSPECTION TO TAKE STOCK OF HEALTH SECURITY MEASURES AND OTHER PREPARATIONS IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE COMPLEX.
PREPARATIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED FOR SMOOTH CONDUCT OF MONSOON SESSION: LOK SABHA SPEAKER
“CONTROL ROOM HAS BEEN SET IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE COMPLEX TO ADDRESS COVID-19 RELATED COMPLICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF MPS”: LOK SABHA SPEAKER
“COVID-19 TESTING FACILITY WILL BE AVAILABLE IN COMPLEX DURING ENTIRE DURATION OF THE SESSION. IF A MEMBER HAS A HEALTH-RELATED COMPLICATION, IMMEDIATE HELP WILL BE EXTENDED”: LOK SABHA SPEAKER
New Delhi, 13 September 2020. Before the Monsoon Session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla visited the Parliament Complex today to take stock of health security measures and other preparations. Shri Birla inspected closely every point from the Building Gates to the Lok Sabha Chamber and directed officials to immediately address minor requirements that were felt necessary. He first inspected the Building Gates and understood the working of the thermal camera installed there. He instructed officials to provide sanitizer to every employee posted at the Building Gates. After this, he visited the Chamber, Corridor, Inner lobby, Outer lobby, Waiting Hall, Media Stand, and other places in the Complex and gave necessary instructions.
After the inspection, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that the Monsoon Session of Parliament is being held under adverse times and all health security arrangements had been made for the Session. It has been ensured that sanitation and other arrangements are in place at all places, following the guidelines of the Government and the suggestions of expert institutions. Shri Birla hoped that the conduct of the proceedings of the House would be uninterrupted and orderly and all parties would be successful in achieving maximum productivity.
Shri Birla further said that all MPs and their family members had undergone COVID-19 test before the Session and they have been given kits of sanitizer, mask, gloves and other health related material. All officers and employees of Parliament were also tested. He informed that the Testing facility would be available in the Complex during the entire duration of the session. If a member has a health-related complication, immediate help would be extended.
Shri Birla informed that has been set up in Parliament House Complex to address COVID-19 related complications and requirements of Members.
Earlier, Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Birla chaired the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee in Parliament House Annexe. In this context, he told the media that it was emphasized in the meeting that, in such exceptional circumstances, there should be a more meaningful and positive discussion on legislative subjects during the Session, while taking care of health-related protocols. He said that all parties had assured maximum cooperation and all MPs are committed to fulfilling their constitutional obligations.
During the day, Shri Birla also visited the COVID-19 Testing facility set up in Parliament House Annexe for the Members of Parliament and reviewed the preparations there.