Necessary arrangements for 2022 budget session are being made to facilitate constitutional responsibilities of members of parliament: Lok Sabha Speaker

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla inspected the Parliament House Complex (PHC) today to take 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.

Shri Birla visited the COVID-19 Testing facility set up in Parliament House Annexe for the Members of Parliament, officers and staff of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and reviewed the preparations there. Reviewing the testing and medical facilities at the PHC, Shri Birla directed officials to immediately address any requirements of Members and officials that were felt necessary. He directed concerned officials to put in place all  precautionary measures to check the pandemic and keep track of positive cases. Speaking to Doctors and other Corona warriors at the Medical Centre, Shri Birla took a measure of the facilities currently available and directed that all additional resources may be made available on priority.

On this occasion, Shri Birla also said that necessary arrangements for the 2022 Budget Session of Parliament are being made in order to facilitate performance of the constitutional responsibilities of Members of Parliament. He directed officials to take special care of MPs above the age of sixty years and attend to their requirements in a proactive manner.

Shri Birla stated that the situation is under control and all steps are being taken to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. He added that it has been ensured that sanitation and other arrangements are in place at all places, as per official guidelines and SoPs.

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