Singh Chahal

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Singh Chahal said : “Each of the 24 wards of Mumbai fought its own battle against Covid, with a war room and teams of doctors, paramedics, and equipment. A dashboard provides information about the allocation of beds at a single click. All private hospitals were banned from allotting their beds,” “We had 30,000 beds. We had jumbo hospitals and field hospitals to treat the patients. In decision-making, the mind of an engineer relies on mathematics. The technology and data-driven system helped us. Tell me one city in the world that can match Mumbai in its fight against Covid” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We had 30,000 beds. We had jumbo hospitals and field hospitals to treat patients. In decision-making, the mind of an engineer relies on mathematics. The technology and data-driven system helped us. Tell me of one city in the world that can match Mumbai in its fight against Covid,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Each of the 24 wards of Mumbai fought its own battle against Covid, with a war room and teams of doctors, paramedics and equipment. A dashboard provided information about allocation of beds at a single click. All private hospitals were banned from allotting their beds,” “Now, we have the highest vaccination percentage with the first dose at 99% and second 62% in Mumbai. By December 31, we would have achieved 100% vaccination,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "An administrative inquiry into the fire incident will be conducted. Also, if the complaints are found be factual, strict action will be taken against the concerned," External link

business-standard Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:43:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Nearly 96% of the newly infected cases do not need an ICU,” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 18, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We are reopening schools for classes 8th to 12th in Mumbai with effect from 4th Oct, and for the rest of the classes, we will make a decision in November. All COVID19 SoPs issued by the government will be implemented," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We are reopening schools for classes 8th to 12th in Mumbai with effect from 4th Oct, and for the rest of the classes, we will make a decision in November. All COVID19 SoPs issued by the government will be implemented," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Navi Mumbai ) : "In Mumbai, 600 to 700 new COVID-19 patients were found even today, whereas this number should be less than 500. If positivity rate dips to around 1 to 1.5 per cent, then we can say that the COVID-19 situation is under control," External link

dnaindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “In Mumbai, 600 to 700 new COVID-19 patients were found even today, whereas this number should be less than 500. If positivity rate dips to around 1 to 1.5 per cent, then we can say that the COVID-19 situation is under control,” External link

india Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Vaccination has to be a purely apolitical exercise,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Last year on June 6, Somaiya hospital reported 16 deaths. I was shocked how could 16 deaths happen in a day in a single hospital. On inquiry, we found that the hospital had reported deaths that occurred in March, April and May. On June 8, I instructed all hospitals to come clean and report all previous deaths,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Though the flooding disrupted traffic in some parts, in most areas there were no major disruptions. The local train services were suspended for a brief period,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "One bid is for Pfizer/AstraZeneca and remaining seven bids are for Sputnik. The time period has been extended by one week till 1 June 2021 to enable the various bidders to submit complete set of documents in support of the bids as prescribed under MCGM’s Global Expression of Interest. Any additional bid shall also be entertained," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We set up an excellent public-private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in the rest of the country," External link

srilankamirror Friday, May 21, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Once we get 15 million vaccine shots, I plan to vaccinate the entire city in next 60 days and by doing so I am very sure we will be able to stop the third wave from coming,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “The BMC planned to visit all the containment zones across various slums in Mumbai because 95% of the cases were in the slums,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “We started shifting close to 30,000 people a week,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “Those who developed symptoms were taken to hospitals. Else, they were sent back to their sanitised homes,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “This was in the second week of May. We quickly arrested the spread of the virus. In July, the World Health Organization praised our efforts in Dharavi,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “We entered public toilets in Dharavi and found that 200 people were sharing one toilet. Each public toilet had 20-25 seats. We ordered that the toilets be sanitised every two hours. That is being done even today. This is how we destroyed the virus in public toilets,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “The BMC planned to visit all the containment zones across various slums in Mumbai because 95% of the cases were in the slums,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “We started shifting close to 30,000 people a week,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “Those who developed symptoms were taken to hospitals. Else, they were sent back to their sanitised homes,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “This was in the second week of May. We quickly arrested the spread of the virus. In July, the World Health Organization praised our efforts in Dharavi,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “We entered public toilets in Dharavi and found that 200 people were sharing one toilet. Each public toilet had 20-25 seats. We ordered that the toilets be sanitised every two hours. That is being done even today. This is how we destroyed the virus in public toilets,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We want to initially only test the waters and see and hence will be floating a tender for 50 lakh vaccines by the end of the week. The process should take 3-4 weeks,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Any of 130 private hospitals can send two nurses and one doctor along with an ambulance to any office or housing society premises, they can vaccinate the entire building in two hours and come back, which is kind of de-facto door to door testing,” External link

business-standard Monday, May 10, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Current method for vaccine-slot booking for people aged 18-44 is in resonance with the extreme shortage of vaccines,” “You give me 15 million vaccines and we will make it walk-in for all” External link

business-standard Monday, May 10, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “This system still remains functional even as the private sector hospitals suffer severe losses,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 10, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I went ahead with the expensive order because I had to save human lives,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 10, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal added : “But when our positivity rate fell from 31% per cent in the first week of April to single digits…the demand has reduced,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 10, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal added : “But when our positivity rate fell from 31% per cent in the first week of April to single digits…the demand has reduced,” External link

news18 Monday, May 10, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I told the Delhi government that no hospital should be forced to add beds. The SOS calls from hospitals are because they are forced to increase oxygenated beds overnight, which is not supplemented with oxygen storage,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 7, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I had a word with the minister and he wanted daily break up of Mumbai’s oxygen requirement in light of Delhi’s demand for 700 MT. This letter gives details of daily cases and oxygen consumption in Mumbai. There is no shortage,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We need to increase the testing to 40,000 per day at least, if not more," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal added : "During the second wave, testing in the city has more than doubled and touched 56,000 a day last month . Our average daily testing in April was nearly 44,000 per day," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "This (BMC's testing policy) might have reduced the natural demand for home collection of swabs from our citizens in the last few days," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal claimed : "Our positivity rate is in single digit now with nearly 44,000 tests. Perhaps, Mumbai is the only city in India with a single digit positivity rate with high testing," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 30, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal claimed : "Our positivity rate is in single digit now with nearly 44,000 tests. Perhaps, Mumbai is the only city in India with a single digit positivity rate with high testing," External link

outlookindia Friday, April 30, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal claimed : "Our positivity rate is in single digit now with nearly 44,000 tests. Perhaps, Mumbai is the only city in India with a single digit positivity rate with high testing," External link

business-standard Friday, April 30, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The 63 existing BMC and government vaccination centres will be available for those in the age category of 45 years plus. New 227 BMC centres will be opened, one in each corporator ward and for all citizens in the 18 years plus category,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “There were Dalit students who testified, supported by Sikh, Muslim and Hindu upper-caste students, who also spoke in favour of passing the resolution,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, April 16, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Will my house help come, is the question many Mumbaikars have asked from the time the Janata curfew was declared. I have received several calls for this. BMC will issue detailed guidelines on this tomorrow,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Will my house help come, is the question many Mumbaikars have asked from the time the janata curfew was declared. I have received several calls for this. BMC will issue detailed guidelines on this tomorrow,” External link

news18 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Nodal officers shall be appointed for accurate and proactive functioning of 24 ward war rooms and jumbo field hospitals, especially from 11 pm to 7 am,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “There is a need for managing committees of housing societies to ensure self-styled sealing” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The positive numbers, whether 6,000 or more, are immaterial as long as the mortality is under control and every needy person is getting a hospital bed… Hence we are not shying away from conducting tests and plan to touch 60,000 a day. I will make it in the coming Tuesday-Wednesday. I would even be happier to go beyond that as well. Currently, the city is conducting close to 50,000 tests a day for the past 4-5 days,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “In Mumbai, 2.4 million have been fined for not wearing masks and Rs 48 crore have been collected...Due to this, even if people may not be wearing masks properly, everyone is with masks now. My further appeal to citizens is they should show Covid-appropriate behaviour by putting on their masks properly and ensure there is no crowding,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We are conducting 25,000 vaccinations per day. We have crossed the 1 million mark three days ago. We plan to do 1 lakh vaccinations per day… In the last 15 days, Mumbai has reported 85,000 new cases, 269 deaths. The mortality rate is only 0.2 per cent, which is very low and we are very happy with it. But 225 of these 269 are from the 60 plus age group. If we can vaccinate them quickly, we can save them,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “All allotment of hospital beds shall be through 24 WARD WAR ROOMS only and therefore no one should try to procure positive covid report directly from Testing Labs. Otherwise, they will find it difficult to get bed anywhere,” “Let the name come to us in our line list from labs at midnight and we will go to their homes with beds early next morning as we are doing since last June,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Considering the adequate health infrastructure and extremely low mortality rate, there is absolutely no cause for panic or worry in Mumbai,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 26, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Assuming that the number of positives in due course of time in Mumbai increases to 10,000 cases per day with assumption that approximately 15% of these would be symptomatic, and further assuming that every symptomatic patient will require a bed, the total number of beds required to handle 10,000 positive cases every day for a period of six to eight weeks will be around 21,000 beds,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We have completed 1 million vaccinations and we resolve to vaccinate 100,000 citizens daily, in the coming days. The ultimate remedy for ending this pandemic is only vaccination,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "Considering the adequate health infrastructure and extremely low mortality rate is absolutely no cause for panic or worry in the city. The BMC is in full control of the situation and is confident of controlling the pandemic in due course of time," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Each private hospital is required to vaccinate at least 1000 eligible citizens daily. For this, the help of various social and service-oriented organizations including local corporators should be sought,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “In view of daily increase in the number of cases, the next four to six weeks will be very important,” “It is important to have a sufficient number of beds available for patients with mild, moderate and severe symptoms. Given this, the civic body as well as all government and private hospitals in Mumbai must increase the bed capacity” External link

expressindia Friday, March 19, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The slowdown in real estate led to a reduction in the assessment of new properties, thereby decreasing the revenue collection,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 26, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The government policy is that all political parties should be allotted land in Delhi and accordingly, State BJP had applied for land for its office in 2001. The party then moved the Delhi High Court for getting this piece of land and the petition number for the same is 2174/2008,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "On the contrary, it is the AAP which has constructed its office on government land" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The slowdown in the real estate sector led to a reduction in the assessment of new properties, thereby decreasing revenue collection,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The BMC needs funds in the future to meet the increasing capital expenditure. Hence, it is the necessity of time to seek other avenues of income,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “It is felt necessary that the MCGM should be the single planning authority which will facilitate speedy development and also solve the problems with regard to infrastructural facilities of citizens residing in these layouts. Considering all the pros and cons of this decision, the MCGM is requesting the state government to reconsider their earlier decision and appoint the MCGM as a single planning authority for Mumbai,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "I am not entitled to take the vaccine as I am not a healthcare worker, otherwise I would have been the first to take it," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal added : “We will initiate further action once we get a report,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Hooliganism in name of celebrations will not be tolerated. Special focus will be on ensuring safety of women,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Any violation with regards to timings of commercial operations will also invite an FIR,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Christmas Mass ) : "This is not a normal new year. Till now, citizens followed the COVID-19 protocols as they celebrated the festivals. The same is applicable for Christmas and New Year celebrations," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "Substantial work has been done in the last couple of months with an expenditure of Rs 1,281 crore till November. Nearly 17 per cent work of the project work has been completed till now," External link

timesofindia Monday, December 21, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "COVID-19 is not over. The corporation does not want to impose a night curfew. But citizens should not be causing havoc around Christmas and New Year’s Eve time and force us into taking drastic measures," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The government is not in favour of imposing a night curfew because it creates panic among people. Hence it has decided to wait and watch till December 25,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We have registered FIR against a nightclub where around 1,000 people were partying without mask. I urge people to follow SOPs. We have requested govt if this continues, we must think of night curfew. We will review situation till December 20,” External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, December 11, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "In my opinion if the numbers remain like this till December 20, it will be considered as a positive sign and there should not be a problem in starting local trains for all," External link

mid-day Friday, December 11, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The government is not in favour of imposing a night curfew because it creates panic among people. Hence it has decided to wait and watch till December 25,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Social distancing, physical distancing, wearing masks, using sanitizers is the new norm. We have to avoid crowding at any cost because the threat is not yet over,” External link

india Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Following this, Kale’s name from recommendation for meritorious service medal should be taken back,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The government has completely failed to save lives of patients. Even in renowned hospitals, like Lok Nayak, COVID-19 patients are being treated naked and with their hands and feet tied. What kind of treatment is this?” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We are creating awareness among people that any violation will invite criminal proceedings,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The Aam Aadmi Party has falsely accused the corporations and now the BJP will ensure that strict action is taken,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 9, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The video is a reiteration of what an AAP spokesperson had alleged at a press conference on November 1 that NDMC councillors are indulging in corrupt practices and misapropriating property tax worth Rs 1,400 crore," External link

timesofindia Monday, November 9, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The doubling rate for the city has climbed from 66 days to 171 days," External link

mid-day Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “As it was a sign of happiness, the doctors inside (the facility) allowed them to celebrate,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "As it was a sign of happiness, the doctors inside (the facility) allowed them to celebrate," External link

mid-day Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal warned : “Anyone caught paying extortion money will face action too,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Greater Mumbai ) : "A large number of citizens under the MCGM do not wear face masks and this can lead to the situation getting difficult in future, thereby delaying further opening up of Mumbai," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 12, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The MCGM is now striving to increase the number of tests to 16,000 to 18,000 per day," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 12, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal wrote : “Since the pandemic has affected the finances of BMC adversely, it may not be able to fully bear the cost of the project,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 9, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 patients and a very high level of occupancy of ICU beds in Mumbai hospitals, private hospitals and nursing homes have to ensure that no admission is done directly," External link

mid-day Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal disse : "É uma honra e privilégio receber este prêmio e aceito a condecoração com um sentimento de grande humildade. Sou grato à Câmara de Comércio Indo-Americana. Agradeço também ao júri. Os 4 pilares da nossa luta contra a Covid-19, ou seja, testes, ambulâncias, gestão de pacientes e gestão de hospitais foram colocados no piloto automático. Tenho certeza de que os outros indicados são igualmente competentes e merecedores e são vencedores por próprio mérito" External link

prnewswire Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal explicó : "Es para mí un honor y un privilegio recibir este premio, y acepto este reconocimiento con gran humildad. Estoy muy agradecido a la Indo American Chamber of Commerce. Estoy además muy agradecido a los jueces por su deliberación. Los 4 pilares de nuestra lucha contra la Covid-19 son las pruebas, ambulancias, cuidado de los pacientes y cuidado en los hospitales, y todas ellas se han puesto en modo de piloto automático. Estoy seguro de que los otros nominados son igualmente competentes y se lo merecen, siendo ganadores de pleno derecho" External link

prnewswire Monday, September 28, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "It is my honour and privilege to receive this award and I accept this recognition with a sense of great humility. I am grateful to the Indo American Chamber of Commerce. I am also thankful to the jury. The 4 pillars of our Covid-19 fight namely testing, ambulances, patient management, hospital management, have all been put on auto pilot. I am sure the other nominees are equally competent and deserving and they are winners in their own right," External link

prnewswire Monday, September 28, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal warned : “People are not practising social distancing, if they are going out they are wearing masks either below their noses/ chins or not wearing them at all. We are doing all we can, however citizens also have to act responsibility. If they continue to behave like this, then the virus would be there with us for one more year,” “People are asking when we would open up more, when would the local trains start running at full strength? However, under the current circumstances when people are behaving in such an irresponsible manner, we can’t think of running local trains, for the people” External link

economictimes Monday, September 28, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal asserted : “I would like to reassure that there is absolutely no second wave at all,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Until an effective vaccine is found, residents need to comply with all these measures and cooperate with the government,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The corporation was conducting around 4,000 tests a day in May and June, which increased to 7,619 per day (including antigen tests) in August. Since September 1, we are testing around 9,000 to 10,000 people and on Monday it reached 11,861. This is the primary reason for the rise in the number of positive cases in Mumbai," External link

mid-day Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The cases started increasing from September 1 and we can analyse the trend in another two-three weeks," External link

mid-day Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “There are times when I am told that Delhi is doing more tests, as compared to Mumbai. Delhi has conducted over 160,000 tests, including over five lakhs via the RT-PCR method. So far, Mumbai has conducted over 800,000 tests, including over 90,000 RAD tests. RT-PCR is giving more positivity rate. Simultaneously, we will also do RAD tests. But RT-PCR rates will be done in a more focussed manner,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 7, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We will be able to handle up to 4,000 Covid-19 cases daily. In a couple of days, a 230-intensive care unit (ICU) bed facility at NESCO jumbo centre in Goregaon and 30 ICU beds at Mulund jumbo centre will be thrown open to the public,” “Our focus is on our jumbo centres. If a need arises, private hospitals can also be looked at. All Covid-19 patients don’t require hospitalisation. In that light, a daily spike in Covid-19 cases should not be a huge cause for concern,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 7, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We have asked private hospitals to keep the ratio of 80:20 cap on charges for COVID patients for the next three months. For non-COVID patients, they can start charging regular rates for 50 per cent of the beds while the remaining 50 per cent will have government rates," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We can now handle patients who can't afford expensive private hospitals and a decision has been taken to continue the 80:20 arrangement for COVID patients alone. We will take a review in the first week of October. The formal order is under process and will be issued in a couple of days," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “If we had kept tests at 4,000 per day, then we would have shown just around 500 cases per day, and we could have said look we have brought down the cases. What we have done is to ramp up testing; our tests are now 9,000 per day and I have asked my officers to further augment it to 12,000 to 14,000,” “As there is a need to become more aggressive, so for the next few days we may get even around 2,000 cases per day. There is, however, nothing to be worried about as this is due to more tests being done. We have a firm grip on the virus,” External link

economictimes Monday, August 31, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We have 10,000 beds, including hundreds of vacant ICU beds. People are crowding private hospitals because we have fixed the rate for Covid treatment at private hospitals at 4,000 a day, which is cheaper than what private hospitals would charge earlier. If I allow private hospitals to hike rates, these people would come back to hospitals,” External link

economictimes Monday, August 31, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We are conducting 8,000 to 9,000 tests every day. BMC is trying hard to make it to 12,000 to 14,000 tests daily, but unfortunately, people are not coming forward to get tested. Around 80% of the people are asymptomatic, and the number of symptomatic people has reduced,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal told : "If CBI team comes for 7 days they will be automatically exempted from quarantine and if they come for more than seven days period then they have to apply for exemption through our email id and we'll exempt them," External link

dnaindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Team ) : “The Philippines government will follow the Dharavi model. Team BMC shows the way to the world to fight Covid-19 virus, on front foot,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Navi Mumbai ) : “South Mumbai area received a heavy rainfall of 300 mm in just four hours with the wind speed of 100 kmph. Even during the deluge on July 26, 2005, South Mumbai had not come across such a situation. Major areas like Nariman Point, Colaba in South Mumbai witnessed a record rainfall. Due to this, there was waterlogging in these areas,” External link

asianage Friday, August 7, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal told : "The downpour started around 7 pm last night and slowed down around five to six am today morning. In the 10-hour downpour, 230 mm of rainfall was recorded in Mumbai. The Mithi river had swelled up in the morning because of the heavy rains and went above the prescribed danger mark of 27 meters. In the morning it had gone up to 34 meters and we had started to evacuate people in the low-lying slum areas. The water levels have come down to 24, so we have ceased evacuation for now," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal told : “The downpour started around 7 pm last night and slowed down around five to six am today morning. In the 10-hour downpour, 230 mm of rainfall was recorded in Mumbai. The Mithi river had swelled up in the morning because of the heavy rains and went above the prescribed danger mark of 27 meters. In the morning it had gone up to 34 meters and we had started to evacuate people in the low-lying slum areas. The water levels have come down to 24, so we have ceased evacuation for now,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "So, we had 1,500 patients, who would generate 15,000 calls daily and our phone system would collapse. Then there would be calls from the higher-ups about how the lines are down," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 26, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "I decided that unless a major surgery was done, the confusion over beds, the fear of death and people ringing would not stop," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 26, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We tested 7,600 people today (Saturday) and 1,080 came positive… about 85 per cent are asymptomatic. Only few require hospitalisation,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I was expecting cases to increase as our testing increased. Testing has gone up by 2,000 to 3,000 samples every day, and cases are coming down,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Which Pinky you are referring to? I don’t know any pinki shinki,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 10, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “After interrogation of the two accused arrested earlier, the Mohali Police arrested the kingpin of fixing racket Ravinder Singh Dandiwal, son of Gurnam Singh and resident of house number 108, Nohar, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan from Mohali on July 5,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Regarding the cases of betting and fixing tennis matches being investigated by Victoria Police, we are ready to join any investigation or probe if they approach us,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Their modus operandi was to take grounds on rent, manage players and telecast such matches through apps like Fancode, Diamond, Sky, Lotus, Tenbet, Spin, etc,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Association ) : “He also formed the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand and conducted matches (in that country)… The BCCI had contacted us regarding him in 2017 and 2018, and we were on the lookout,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “This is not the first time we received information about him. He was in the limelight earlier too,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The number of the accused is likely to increase in the course of investigation. Two laptops and his passport have been seized. The players who were made to play the matches were paid by him,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal told : "A case under Section 420 IPC (cheating) has been registered by the police. As per preliminary investigations, betting could be going on in the match which was held. Further investigations into the case are under progress," External link

business-standard Friday, July 3, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal told : “A case under Section 420 IPC (cheating) has been registered by the police. As per preliminary investigations, betting could be going on in the match which was held. Further investigations into the case are under progress,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 3, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The patient was in our line list and admitted to Sion hospital. He died there. The contention that the patient was not on BMC records is not at all true” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Sometimes there is a lag in reporting around the weekend. Importantly, if other states do a similar exercise, they too will find such deaths. For instance, look at Delhi and Tamil Nadu,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT



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Singh Chahal said : “Each of the 24 wards of Mumbai fought its own battle against Covid, with a war room and teams of doctors, paramedics, and equipment. A dashboard provides information about the allocation of beds at a single click. All private hospitals were banned from allotting their beds,” “We had 30,000 beds. We had jumbo hospitals and field hospitals to treat the patients. In decision-making, the mind of an engineer relies on mathematics. The technology and data-driven system helped us. Tell me one city in the world that can match Mumbai in its fight against Covid” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We had 30,000 beds. We had jumbo hospitals and field hospitals to treat patients. In decision-making, the mind of an engineer relies on mathematics. The technology and data-driven system helped us. Tell me of one city in the world that can match Mumbai in its fight against Covid,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Each of the 24 wards of Mumbai fought its own battle against Covid, with a war room and teams of doctors, paramedics and equipment. A dashboard provided information about allocation of beds at a single click. All private hospitals were banned from allotting their beds,” “Now, we have the highest vaccination percentage with the first dose at 99% and second 62% in Mumbai. By December 31, we would have achieved 100% vaccination,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "An administrative inquiry into the fire incident will be conducted. Also, if the complaints are found be factual, strict action will be taken against the concerned," External link

business-standard Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:43:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Nearly 96% of the newly infected cases do not need an ICU,” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 18, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We are reopening schools for classes 8th to 12th in Mumbai with effect from 4th Oct, and for the rest of the classes, we will make a decision in November. All COVID19 SoPs issued by the government will be implemented," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We are reopening schools for classes 8th to 12th in Mumbai with effect from 4th Oct, and for the rest of the classes, we will make a decision in November. All COVID19 SoPs issued by the government will be implemented," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Navi Mumbai ) : "In Mumbai, 600 to 700 new COVID-19 patients were found even today, whereas this number should be less than 500. If positivity rate dips to around 1 to 1.5 per cent, then we can say that the COVID-19 situation is under control," External link

dnaindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “In Mumbai, 600 to 700 new COVID-19 patients were found even today, whereas this number should be less than 500. If positivity rate dips to around 1 to 1.5 per cent, then we can say that the COVID-19 situation is under control,” External link

india Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Vaccination has to be a purely apolitical exercise,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Last year on June 6, Somaiya hospital reported 16 deaths. I was shocked how could 16 deaths happen in a day in a single hospital. On inquiry, we found that the hospital had reported deaths that occurred in March, April and May. On June 8, I instructed all hospitals to come clean and report all previous deaths,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Though the flooding disrupted traffic in some parts, in most areas there were no major disruptions. The local train services were suspended for a brief period,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "One bid is for Pfizer/AstraZeneca and remaining seven bids are for Sputnik. The time period has been extended by one week till 1 June 2021 to enable the various bidders to submit complete set of documents in support of the bids as prescribed under MCGM’s Global Expression of Interest. Any additional bid shall also be entertained," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We set up an excellent public-private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in the rest of the country," External link

srilankamirror Friday, May 21, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Once we get 15 million vaccine shots, I plan to vaccinate the entire city in next 60 days and by doing so I am very sure we will be able to stop the third wave from coming,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I knew it was a long drawn war; and I knew only systems can win the wars -- individuals can’t,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We set up an excellent public private partnership between hospitals which is still today not visible in rest of the country,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal acknowledges : “We are expecting a rise in cases within two weeks now, as vaccination centers are over flooded. They are not being managed properly.” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “More we vaccinate, the greater are chances that we reduce the threat of the next wave,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “The BMC planned to visit all the containment zones across various slums in Mumbai because 95% of the cases were in the slums,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “We started shifting close to 30,000 people a week,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “Those who developed symptoms were taken to hospitals. Else, they were sent back to their sanitised homes,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “This was in the second week of May. We quickly arrested the spread of the virus. In July, the World Health Organization praised our efforts in Dharavi,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “We entered public toilets in Dharavi and found that 200 people were sharing one toilet. Each public toilet had 20-25 seats. We ordered that the toilets be sanitised every two hours. That is being done even today. This is how we destroyed the virus in public toilets,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “The BMC planned to visit all the containment zones across various slums in Mumbai because 95% of the cases were in the slums,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “We started shifting close to 30,000 people a week,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “Those who developed symptoms were taken to hospitals. Else, they were sent back to their sanitised homes,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “This was in the second week of May. We quickly arrested the spread of the virus. In July, the World Health Organization praised our efforts in Dharavi,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal says : “We entered public toilets in Dharavi and found that 200 people were sharing one toilet. Each public toilet had 20-25 seats. We ordered that the toilets be sanitised every two hours. That is being done even today. This is how we destroyed the virus in public toilets,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We want to initially only test the waters and see and hence will be floating a tender for 50 lakh vaccines by the end of the week. The process should take 3-4 weeks,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Any of 130 private hospitals can send two nurses and one doctor along with an ambulance to any office or housing society premises, they can vaccinate the entire building in two hours and come back, which is kind of de-facto door to door testing,” External link

business-standard Monday, May 10, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Current method for vaccine-slot booking for people aged 18-44 is in resonance with the extreme shortage of vaccines,” “You give me 15 million vaccines and we will make it walk-in for all” External link

business-standard Monday, May 10, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “This system still remains functional even as the private sector hospitals suffer severe losses,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 10, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I went ahead with the expensive order because I had to save human lives,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 10, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal added : “But when our positivity rate fell from 31% per cent in the first week of April to single digits…the demand has reduced,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, May 10, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal added : “But when our positivity rate fell from 31% per cent in the first week of April to single digits…the demand has reduced,” External link

news18 Monday, May 10, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I told the Delhi government that no hospital should be forced to add beds. The SOS calls from hospitals are because they are forced to increase oxygenated beds overnight, which is not supplemented with oxygen storage,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 7, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I had a word with the minister and he wanted daily break up of Mumbai’s oxygen requirement in light of Delhi’s demand for 700 MT. This letter gives details of daily cases and oxygen consumption in Mumbai. There is no shortage,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We need to increase the testing to 40,000 per day at least, if not more," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal added : "During the second wave, testing in the city has more than doubled and touched 56,000 a day last month . Our average daily testing in April was nearly 44,000 per day," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "This (BMC's testing policy) might have reduced the natural demand for home collection of swabs from our citizens in the last few days," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 3, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal claimed : "Our positivity rate is in single digit now with nearly 44,000 tests. Perhaps, Mumbai is the only city in India with a single digit positivity rate with high testing," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 30, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal claimed : "Our positivity rate is in single digit now with nearly 44,000 tests. Perhaps, Mumbai is the only city in India with a single digit positivity rate with high testing," External link

outlookindia Friday, April 30, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal claimed : "Our positivity rate is in single digit now with nearly 44,000 tests. Perhaps, Mumbai is the only city in India with a single digit positivity rate with high testing," External link

business-standard Friday, April 30, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The 63 existing BMC and government vaccination centres will be available for those in the age category of 45 years plus. New 227 BMC centres will be opened, one in each corporator ward and for all citizens in the 18 years plus category,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “There were Dalit students who testified, supported by Sikh, Muslim and Hindu upper-caste students, who also spoke in favour of passing the resolution,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, April 16, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Will my house help come, is the question many Mumbaikars have asked from the time the Janata curfew was declared. I have received several calls for this. BMC will issue detailed guidelines on this tomorrow,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Will my house help come, is the question many Mumbaikars have asked from the time the janata curfew was declared. I have received several calls for this. BMC will issue detailed guidelines on this tomorrow,” External link

news18 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Nodal officers shall be appointed for accurate and proactive functioning of 24 ward war rooms and jumbo field hospitals, especially from 11 pm to 7 am,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “There is a need for managing committees of housing societies to ensure self-styled sealing” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The positive numbers, whether 6,000 or more, are immaterial as long as the mortality is under control and every needy person is getting a hospital bed… Hence we are not shying away from conducting tests and plan to touch 60,000 a day. I will make it in the coming Tuesday-Wednesday. I would even be happier to go beyond that as well. Currently, the city is conducting close to 50,000 tests a day for the past 4-5 days,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “In Mumbai, 2.4 million have been fined for not wearing masks and Rs 48 crore have been collected...Due to this, even if people may not be wearing masks properly, everyone is with masks now. My further appeal to citizens is they should show Covid-appropriate behaviour by putting on their masks properly and ensure there is no crowding,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We are conducting 25,000 vaccinations per day. We have crossed the 1 million mark three days ago. We plan to do 1 lakh vaccinations per day… In the last 15 days, Mumbai has reported 85,000 new cases, 269 deaths. The mortality rate is only 0.2 per cent, which is very low and we are very happy with it. But 225 of these 269 are from the 60 plus age group. If we can vaccinate them quickly, we can save them,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “All allotment of hospital beds shall be through 24 WARD WAR ROOMS only and therefore no one should try to procure positive covid report directly from Testing Labs. Otherwise, they will find it difficult to get bed anywhere,” “Let the name come to us in our line list from labs at midnight and we will go to their homes with beds early next morning as we are doing since last June,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Considering the adequate health infrastructure and extremely low mortality rate, there is absolutely no cause for panic or worry in Mumbai,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 26, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Assuming that the number of positives in due course of time in Mumbai increases to 10,000 cases per day with assumption that approximately 15% of these would be symptomatic, and further assuming that every symptomatic patient will require a bed, the total number of beds required to handle 10,000 positive cases every day for a period of six to eight weeks will be around 21,000 beds,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We have completed 1 million vaccinations and we resolve to vaccinate 100,000 citizens daily, in the coming days. The ultimate remedy for ending this pandemic is only vaccination,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "Considering the adequate health infrastructure and extremely low mortality rate is absolutely no cause for panic or worry in the city. The BMC is in full control of the situation and is confident of controlling the pandemic in due course of time," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Each private hospital is required to vaccinate at least 1000 eligible citizens daily. For this, the help of various social and service-oriented organizations including local corporators should be sought,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “In view of daily increase in the number of cases, the next four to six weeks will be very important,” “It is important to have a sufficient number of beds available for patients with mild, moderate and severe symptoms. Given this, the civic body as well as all government and private hospitals in Mumbai must increase the bed capacity” External link

expressindia Friday, March 19, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The slowdown in real estate led to a reduction in the assessment of new properties, thereby decreasing the revenue collection,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 26, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The government policy is that all political parties should be allotted land in Delhi and accordingly, State BJP had applied for land for its office in 2001. The party then moved the Delhi High Court for getting this piece of land and the petition number for the same is 2174/2008,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "On the contrary, it is the AAP which has constructed its office on government land" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The slowdown in the real estate sector led to a reduction in the assessment of new properties, thereby decreasing revenue collection,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The BMC needs funds in the future to meet the increasing capital expenditure. Hence, it is the necessity of time to seek other avenues of income,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “It is felt necessary that the MCGM should be the single planning authority which will facilitate speedy development and also solve the problems with regard to infrastructural facilities of citizens residing in these layouts. Considering all the pros and cons of this decision, the MCGM is requesting the state government to reconsider their earlier decision and appoint the MCGM as a single planning authority for Mumbai,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "I am not entitled to take the vaccine as I am not a healthcare worker, otherwise I would have been the first to take it," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal added : “We will initiate further action once we get a report,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Hooliganism in name of celebrations will not be tolerated. Special focus will be on ensuring safety of women,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Any violation with regards to timings of commercial operations will also invite an FIR,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Christmas Mass ) : "This is not a normal new year. Till now, citizens followed the COVID-19 protocols as they celebrated the festivals. The same is applicable for Christmas and New Year celebrations," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "Substantial work has been done in the last couple of months with an expenditure of Rs 1,281 crore till November. Nearly 17 per cent work of the project work has been completed till now," External link

timesofindia Monday, December 21, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "COVID-19 is not over. The corporation does not want to impose a night curfew. But citizens should not be causing havoc around Christmas and New Year’s Eve time and force us into taking drastic measures," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The government is not in favour of imposing a night curfew because it creates panic among people. Hence it has decided to wait and watch till December 25,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We have registered FIR against a nightclub where around 1,000 people were partying without mask. I urge people to follow SOPs. We have requested govt if this continues, we must think of night curfew. We will review situation till December 20,” External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, December 11, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "In my opinion if the numbers remain like this till December 20, it will be considered as a positive sign and there should not be a problem in starting local trains for all," External link

mid-day Friday, December 11, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The government is not in favour of imposing a night curfew because it creates panic among people. Hence it has decided to wait and watch till December 25,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Social distancing, physical distancing, wearing masks, using sanitizers is the new norm. We have to avoid crowding at any cost because the threat is not yet over,” External link

india Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Following this, Kale’s name from recommendation for meritorious service medal should be taken back,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The government has completely failed to save lives of patients. Even in renowned hospitals, like Lok Nayak, COVID-19 patients are being treated naked and with their hands and feet tied. What kind of treatment is this?” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We are creating awareness among people that any violation will invite criminal proceedings,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The Aam Aadmi Party has falsely accused the corporations and now the BJP will ensure that strict action is taken,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 9, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The video is a reiteration of what an AAP spokesperson had alleged at a press conference on November 1 that NDMC councillors are indulging in corrupt practices and misapropriating property tax worth Rs 1,400 crore," External link

timesofindia Monday, November 9, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The doubling rate for the city has climbed from 66 days to 171 days," External link

mid-day Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “As it was a sign of happiness, the doctors inside (the facility) allowed them to celebrate,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "As it was a sign of happiness, the doctors inside (the facility) allowed them to celebrate," External link

mid-day Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal warned : “Anyone caught paying extortion money will face action too,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Greater Mumbai ) : "A large number of citizens under the MCGM do not wear face masks and this can lead to the situation getting difficult in future, thereby delaying further opening up of Mumbai," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 12, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The MCGM is now striving to increase the number of tests to 16,000 to 18,000 per day," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 12, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal wrote : “Since the pandemic has affected the finances of BMC adversely, it may not be able to fully bear the cost of the project,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 9, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 patients and a very high level of occupancy of ICU beds in Mumbai hospitals, private hospitals and nursing homes have to ensure that no admission is done directly," External link

mid-day Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal disse : "É uma honra e privilégio receber este prêmio e aceito a condecoração com um sentimento de grande humildade. Sou grato à Câmara de Comércio Indo-Americana. Agradeço também ao júri. Os 4 pilares da nossa luta contra a Covid-19, ou seja, testes, ambulâncias, gestão de pacientes e gestão de hospitais foram colocados no piloto automático. Tenho certeza de que os outros indicados são igualmente competentes e merecedores e são vencedores por próprio mérito" External link

prnewswire Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal explicó : "Es para mí un honor y un privilegio recibir este premio, y acepto este reconocimiento con gran humildad. Estoy muy agradecido a la Indo American Chamber of Commerce. Estoy además muy agradecido a los jueces por su deliberación. Los 4 pilares de nuestra lucha contra la Covid-19 son las pruebas, ambulancias, cuidado de los pacientes y cuidado en los hospitales, y todas ellas se han puesto en modo de piloto automático. Estoy seguro de que los otros nominados son igualmente competentes y se lo merecen, siendo ganadores de pleno derecho" External link

prnewswire Monday, September 28, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "It is my honour and privilege to receive this award and I accept this recognition with a sense of great humility. I am grateful to the Indo American Chamber of Commerce. I am also thankful to the jury. The 4 pillars of our Covid-19 fight namely testing, ambulances, patient management, hospital management, have all been put on auto pilot. I am sure the other nominees are equally competent and deserving and they are winners in their own right," External link

prnewswire Monday, September 28, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal warned : “People are not practising social distancing, if they are going out they are wearing masks either below their noses/ chins or not wearing them at all. We are doing all we can, however citizens also have to act responsibility. If they continue to behave like this, then the virus would be there with us for one more year,” “People are asking when we would open up more, when would the local trains start running at full strength? However, under the current circumstances when people are behaving in such an irresponsible manner, we can’t think of running local trains, for the people” External link

economictimes Monday, September 28, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal asserted : “I would like to reassure that there is absolutely no second wave at all,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Until an effective vaccine is found, residents need to comply with all these measures and cooperate with the government,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The corporation was conducting around 4,000 tests a day in May and June, which increased to 7,619 per day (including antigen tests) in August. Since September 1, we are testing around 9,000 to 10,000 people and on Monday it reached 11,861. This is the primary reason for the rise in the number of positive cases in Mumbai," External link

mid-day Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "The cases started increasing from September 1 and we can analyse the trend in another two-three weeks," External link

mid-day Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “There are times when I am told that Delhi is doing more tests, as compared to Mumbai. Delhi has conducted over 160,000 tests, including over five lakhs via the RT-PCR method. So far, Mumbai has conducted over 800,000 tests, including over 90,000 RAD tests. RT-PCR is giving more positivity rate. Simultaneously, we will also do RAD tests. But RT-PCR rates will be done in a more focussed manner,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 7, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We will be able to handle up to 4,000 Covid-19 cases daily. In a couple of days, a 230-intensive care unit (ICU) bed facility at NESCO jumbo centre in Goregaon and 30 ICU beds at Mulund jumbo centre will be thrown open to the public,” “Our focus is on our jumbo centres. If a need arises, private hospitals can also be looked at. All Covid-19 patients don’t require hospitalisation. In that light, a daily spike in Covid-19 cases should not be a huge cause for concern,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 7, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We have asked private hospitals to keep the ratio of 80:20 cap on charges for COVID patients for the next three months. For non-COVID patients, they can start charging regular rates for 50 per cent of the beds while the remaining 50 per cent will have government rates," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "We can now handle patients who can't afford expensive private hospitals and a decision has been taken to continue the 80:20 arrangement for COVID patients alone. We will take a review in the first week of October. The formal order is under process and will be issued in a couple of days," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “If we had kept tests at 4,000 per day, then we would have shown just around 500 cases per day, and we could have said look we have brought down the cases. What we have done is to ramp up testing; our tests are now 9,000 per day and I have asked my officers to further augment it to 12,000 to 14,000,” “As there is a need to become more aggressive, so for the next few days we may get even around 2,000 cases per day. There is, however, nothing to be worried about as this is due to more tests being done. We have a firm grip on the virus,” External link

economictimes Monday, August 31, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We have 10,000 beds, including hundreds of vacant ICU beds. People are crowding private hospitals because we have fixed the rate for Covid treatment at private hospitals at 4,000 a day, which is cheaper than what private hospitals would charge earlier. If I allow private hospitals to hike rates, these people would come back to hospitals,” External link

economictimes Monday, August 31, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We are conducting 8,000 to 9,000 tests every day. BMC is trying hard to make it to 12,000 to 14,000 tests daily, but unfortunately, people are not coming forward to get tested. Around 80% of the people are asymptomatic, and the number of symptomatic people has reduced,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal told : "If CBI team comes for 7 days they will be automatically exempted from quarantine and if they come for more than seven days period then they have to apply for exemption through our email id and we'll exempt them," External link

dnaindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Team ) : “The Philippines government will follow the Dharavi model. Team BMC shows the way to the world to fight Covid-19 virus, on front foot,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Navi Mumbai ) : “South Mumbai area received a heavy rainfall of 300 mm in just four hours with the wind speed of 100 kmph. Even during the deluge on July 26, 2005, South Mumbai had not come across such a situation. Major areas like Nariman Point, Colaba in South Mumbai witnessed a record rainfall. Due to this, there was waterlogging in these areas,” External link

asianage Friday, August 7, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal told : "The downpour started around 7 pm last night and slowed down around five to six am today morning. In the 10-hour downpour, 230 mm of rainfall was recorded in Mumbai. The Mithi river had swelled up in the morning because of the heavy rains and went above the prescribed danger mark of 27 meters. In the morning it had gone up to 34 meters and we had started to evacuate people in the low-lying slum areas. The water levels have come down to 24, so we have ceased evacuation for now," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal told : “The downpour started around 7 pm last night and slowed down around five to six am today morning. In the 10-hour downpour, 230 mm of rainfall was recorded in Mumbai. The Mithi river had swelled up in the morning because of the heavy rains and went above the prescribed danger mark of 27 meters. In the morning it had gone up to 34 meters and we had started to evacuate people in the low-lying slum areas. The water levels have come down to 24, so we have ceased evacuation for now,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "So, we had 1,500 patients, who would generate 15,000 calls daily and our phone system would collapse. Then there would be calls from the higher-ups about how the lines are down," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 26, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : "I decided that unless a major surgery was done, the confusion over beds, the fear of death and people ringing would not stop," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 26, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “We tested 7,600 people today (Saturday) and 1,080 came positive… about 85 per cent are asymptomatic. Only few require hospitalisation,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “I was expecting cases to increase as our testing increased. Testing has gone up by 2,000 to 3,000 samples every day, and cases are coming down,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Which Pinky you are referring to? I don’t know any pinki shinki,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 10, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “After interrogation of the two accused arrested earlier, the Mohali Police arrested the kingpin of fixing racket Ravinder Singh Dandiwal, son of Gurnam Singh and resident of house number 108, Nohar, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan from Mohali on July 5,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Regarding the cases of betting and fixing tennis matches being investigated by Victoria Police, we are ready to join any investigation or probe if they approach us,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Their modus operandi was to take grounds on rent, manage players and telecast such matches through apps like Fancode, Diamond, Sky, Lotus, Tenbet, Spin, etc,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said ( about Association ) : “He also formed the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand and conducted matches (in that country)… The BCCI had contacted us regarding him in 2017 and 2018, and we were on the lookout,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “This is not the first time we received information about him. He was in the limelight earlier too,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The number of the accused is likely to increase in the course of investigation. Two laptops and his passport have been seized. The players who were made to play the matches were paid by him,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal told : "A case under Section 420 IPC (cheating) has been registered by the police. As per preliminary investigations, betting could be going on in the match which was held. Further investigations into the case are under progress," External link

business-standard Friday, July 3, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal told : “A case under Section 420 IPC (cheating) has been registered by the police. As per preliminary investigations, betting could be going on in the match which was held. Further investigations into the case are under progress,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 3, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “The patient was in our line list and admitted to Sion hospital. He died there. The contention that the patient was not on BMC records is not at all true” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Singh Chahal said : “Sometimes there is a lag in reporting around the weekend. Importantly, if other states do a similar exercise, they too will find such deaths. For instance, look at Delhi and Tamil Nadu,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT



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