Budget Session Will Be Held With All Covid-19 Protocols: Lok Sabha Speaker

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla chaired a meeting with senior officials of NCT of Delhi, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of AYUSH, NDMC, CPWD, DRDO, ICMR, AIIMS, Delhi Police and Delhi Government in the Library of Parliament Of. Today’s building. The meeting was held in the first phase from 29 January 2021 to 15 February 2021 and in the second phase from 8 March 2021 to 8 April 2021 to discuss arrangements related to the upcoming budget session of Parliament.

During the meeting, Mr. Birla was made aware that all COVIDs developed during the last session held amidst the epidemic in September 2020 would remain in place, with appropriate modifications as required by the respective standard operating procedures (SoPs). .

Mr. Birla was told that RT-PCR tests for all members of Parliament would be conducted in Parliament House Complex (PHC) on 27 and 28 January 2021 and tests would also be conducted at places other than PHC. Member; Emergency wards for immediate COVID care with dedicated medical teams including North Avenue, South Avenue, BD Marg etc. will also be deployed at RML Hospital to cater to the health needs of the members. Mr. Birla was also told that adequate steps would be taken to ensure that the time for examination results is minimized.

Shri Birla instructed the concerned agencies for regular fumigation / cleanliness of PHC during the upcoming session.

Mr. Birla later spoke to the media in a press conference. During the interaction, Mr. Birla stated that during the first phase of the session, the Lok Sabha will hold 12 sittings and during the second phase of the session, the House will have 21 sittings. Question Hour, Zero Hour will be held during this session. Mr. Birla also informed that all applicable COVID guidelines will remain in force during the proceedings of the House and session will be held following all the COVID-19 protocols. Members of Parliament will be requested to undergo RT-PCR testing.

In response to questions asked regarding COVID vaccination, Mr. Birla said that the vaccination process would proceed as per the policy of the government.