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Lok Sabha Speaker inspects Covid measures in Parliament
New Delhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inspected the Parliament House Complex on Tuesday and took stock of the health safety related measures and other preparations put in place in light of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.

Birla visited the Covid-19 Testing facility set up in Parliament House Annexe for the Members of Parliament, officers and staff. He directed officials to immediately address any requirements of Members and officials as necessary, officials said.

The Lok Sabha Speaker visited the Covid-19 Testing facility set up in Parliament House Annexe and reviewed the preparations there. He directed officials to immediately address any requirements of Members and officials that were felt necessary.

Birla also directed concerned officials to put in place all precautionary measures to check the pandemic and keep track of positive cases. He also spoke to Doctors and other Corona warriors at the Medical Centre.

The Lok Sabha Speaker said necessary arrangements for the 2022 Budget Session of Parliament are being made. He said the situation is under control and all steps are being taken to mitigate the impact of the pandemic

He stressed on ensuring that sanitation and other arrangements are in place at all places, as per official guidelines and SoPs.

He also directed that adequate arrangements for COVID positive officers and employees of Parliament may also be made.

This comes as Parliament heads toward Budget Session, even as the dates have not been announced yet.

Testing for staff and MPs has been arranged in the Parliament complex, and the Lok Sabha secretariat has also started booster dose vaccinations for MPs above 60 as per government guidelines.

A circular issued on Sunday said arrangements have been made for MPs above 60 years with comorbidities to get booster shots of Covishield or Covaxine in the Parliament complex.

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