Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday held a meeting with officials of the Health Ministry, AIIMS, DRDO, and other agencies to give a final shape to arrangements and said that all MPs would have to undergo a Covid-19 test to attend the monsoon session of the pariliment.
Birla said that all preparations based on “expert advice” will be undertaken to ensure smooth conduct of the session and prevent spread of Covid-19 infection.
The Session will be conducted with all necessary health safety arrangements in Parliament House.
“All members shall be requested to undergo Covid-19 test,” he said.
As per the Chairman’s directions, all possible steps are being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection.
For this, thermal guns and thermal scanner cameras will be used for measurement of temperature at entry points in the Parliament House.
In addition, proper measures for sanitisation of Parliament House premises will be undertaken.
The facility of touchless sanitisers will be in place at 40 different places within the Parliament House and emergency medical teams and ambulances will also be stationed.
All guidelines related to COVID-19 prevention will be strictly followed.
Social distancing and other guidelines will be followed within the Lok Sabha Chamber. Members will be allowed to address the Chair while being seated, so that the risk of infection might be minimised.
During the Session, visitors will not be allowed entry into the Parliament House Complex.
“This decision has been taken to minimise the risk of infection in light of the pandemic. Necessary arrangements will be made in galleries for members to ensure social distancing,” he said.