13052017-LT-01.qxd 5/13/2017 12:21 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 13 MAY 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Students fail to take exam International Nurses Day Relatives gherao ACP’s office The fate of 21 MA (Eco) first sem students at the PU hangs in the balance as they fail to appear for their exam. P2 Nurses at hospitals and medical colleges vow to achieve sustainable development. P3 Police resort to mild lathicharge as the kin of 14-year-old boy, who died on Thursday, gherao ACP's office. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 42°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET SATUDAY 7:13 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5: 32 AM SNIPPETS Elixir of life 20 challans issued in Zone B Ludhiana: The health wing of the MC issued 20 challans in Zone B for using plastic bags and serving unhygienic food. The drive was conducted under Medical Officer, Health,Dr RS Kang. Challans were served on to Toofani Chicken, Aman Chicken, Chawla Chicken, all on Chandigarh Road. Moti Mahal at Vishwakarma Chowk, Chick fi, Amit Fast Food and Chaurasia Pan Bhandar and juice bar, all at Jamalpur. Wife, paramour held for murder The police claimed to have solved the murder case of a Nepal-based man Mann Bahadur (50). As per the police, deceased's wife Anita connived with her paramour Jeevan Prasad of Bihar to kill her husband. Notably, Bahadur was killed at his shanty in Karamsar Colony on Thursday. After the murder, his wife told the police that they were sleeping in the shanty, and when she woke up, she found her husband in a pool of blood. When she was rounded up, she confessed to have committed the crime. She said she killed her husband because he had come to know about her illicit relationship. The accused were arrested, ADCP Jasdev Singh said. 7 booked for abetting suicide Almost a month after a man attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance, the city police have booked seven persons for abetting his suicide. Deceased Gurpal Singh of Nim Wala chowk died on Thursday, after which Honey, Sahil, Raman, Varinder, Ravi, Jeevan Sharma and one unidentified person were booked by the police. Complainant Balvir Kaur said on April 14, the accused came to her husband’s shop and threatened him. Next day he consumed some poisonous substance and since then he was undergoing treatment at a hospital, where he succumbed yesterday. A case was registered against the accused and raids were on to arrest them. TNS ‘Posh’ Dugri colony calls for immediate attention Residents submit memo to Sidhu A man quenches his thirst by drinking water from a tap on a hot Friday afternoon. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Ludhiana, May 12 The Dugri colony (Phase II) in Urban Estate developed by the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA), and since transferred to the Municipal Corporation for maintenance, is a neglected area. Residents have to live with bad roads, inadequate drainage system, poorly maintained parks, encroachments all along and no urban infrastructure worth the name. In a memorandum submitted to the Punjab Minister for Local Government Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Sukhmani Welfare Society – a representative body of the residents of Dugri (Phase II), residents said the main and internal roads in the colony are in a state of disrepair with top coat missing almost in entirety, adding that many roads in rural areas were better in comparison. Area residents said unlike most of the other colonies, interlocking tiles have not been laid in any of the streets here. Moreover, the problem of water-logging due to inadequate drainage system was persistent. “Most of the streetlights remain non-functional and repeated complaints to MC authorities evoke little or no response,” they said. They further complained that there were two parks, one big and another smaller one near Plot No. 3021, which have never been developed. Even though the officials claim that estimate for the development of parks had been prepared, no work has commenced so far. As a result, residents living in the vicinity are deprived of the green belt. Functionaries of the society said no footpaths have been provided on the road between MIG flats and a pocket of 300 square yard plots. To make matters worse, vacant area adjoining the telephone exchange was being used to dump garbage; and at times residents had to walk through the garbage piles. Even though residents had lodged several complains and had also held protests, the sanitation staff of the MC was continued on page 2 starting to sit, walk, learn, study. But once they are helped initially, they can become a part of the mainstream and lead normal lives,” she said. Kuldip Bhatia Civil Hospital endangering lives? Lacks fire-exit plan; Fire Department denies NOC, to conduct re-inspection after two weeks Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 12 The Fire Department has denied no objection certificate (NOC) to the Civil Hospital after it found inadequate fire safety arrangement at the hospital. The department has now given two weeks’ time to the hospital, after which reinspection will be done and the NOC will be issued only if things are in place. According to sources in the department, the Civil Hospital does not have firesafety licence which is renewed every year. For this, they have to seek an NOC from the Fire Department. This is not the first time that the Civil Hospital has been denied the NOC by the Fire Department. Unable to complete all prerequisites, the Civil Hospi- Fire tragedy: FIR sought against factory owner tal has been failing to get the licence for the past several years. The hospital building lacks fire-exit plan and the water tank also lacks minimum capacity. Additional Fire Officer Surjit Singh said the hospital lacks proper fire-fighting arrangement and the Fire Department has denied the NOC to the hospital. The old block of the hospital does not have adequate fire-fighting arrangement, while the fire extinguishers at the Mother and Child Hospital have also expired and some are filled with dry powder. Cylinder filled with dry powder can prove fatal on the hospital premises during emergency since it can lead to breathing problems among patients and cause death as well. Although hydrants have been arrangements and the department has written to the Punjab Health Systems Corporation to complete the infrastructure required for getting the no objection certificate from the Fire Department DR RAJIV BHALLA, Civil Surgeon Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. A FILE PHOTO installed at the hospital, there is no operator to use it in case of emergency Civil Surgeon Dr Rajiv Bhalla said the Civil Hospital lacks a few arrangements and the department has written to the Punjab Health Systems Corporation to complete ❞ the infrastructure required for getting the NOC from the Fire Department. Mothers in for a ‘special’ treat Gurvinder Singh Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 12 Mothers found it difficult to hide their tears as they saw their children perform during the Mother’s Day celebrations at a school run by Ashirwad, an NGO, for special children here today. Baljinder Kaur couldn’t withhold her tears from rolling down as she saw her son Tejinder walk confidently. He has completed his Class X through open school and can now operate the computer as well, which was something difficult to imagine, as he was suffering from mental disability. Ruchika feels relieved when she sees her son Arsh, who was suffering from intellectual disability, operate the computer confidently. Harjit was also happy to see her daughter Ekta walking down the ramp. There are children who came at the NGO with mental disabilities, but because of early intervention, they Ludhiana, May 12 In a fire incident that was reported at Malika Textiles in Industrial Area yesterday, where four firemen sustained serious burn injuries, the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union today submitted a complaint at the Police Station Division No 2 seeking registration of FIR against the factory owner for negligence. Union members alleged that it was due to the negligence of factory owner that continued on page 2 Civil ❝Thefew Hospital lacks a can now become part of the mainstream schools. Five-year-old Ishita, who had cerebral palsy, can now walk and behave confidently and be a part of the mainstream school. Birman, who had autism, looks very confident. Rohan, another child with Down’s Sydrome has started learning photography. ‘Early intervention can make a world of difference’ Dr Neelam Sodhi, who runs the school, said it is a mother, who actually is in the middle of the battle front when her child is diagnosed with any mental disability like Down’s syndrome or Autism among others. “Traditional doctors dub such children as ‘mandbudhi’ and the world comes crashing down on parents who are told that nothing can be done about it. But the truth is that parents can seek help, through early intervention and it can make a world of difference in the lives of children as well,” she said. “Mothers Special children celebrate Mother’s Day at a school run by Aashirwad, an NGO. PHOTOS: INDERJEET VERMA need to fight it out for the rights of their children, for their rights to study, for their rights to work, for their right to live a respectable life. They must c m y b not get discouraged by the problems that come their way. But by the result of their efforts, their children can indeed stand up on their own feet and become a part of the mainstream,” she said. “Such children don’t achieve developmental milestones on their own, but every step is a challenge, as they need help in
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