05082017-CT-01.qxd 8/5/2017 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 5 AUGUST 2017 | CHANDIGARH Monkeys run riot Swine flu case in Kalka Calvin bags title Two incidents of monkey menace reported from the Panjab University campus, trigger scare. P2 Swine flu rears its ugly head, one more case reported from Kalka in Panchkula district. P9 Comeback man Calvin Golmei clinches CLTA-AITA Ranking Championship title. P10 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.1°C MIN 25.2°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.13 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.44 AM MRvaccine: 20students taken ill Complain of fever, rashes, stomach ache; no need to panic: Health Dept Mohit Khanna COMMON SIDE EFFECTS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 4 Twenty students of Government Model School, Mani Majra, were rushed to hospital after suffering from "common side effects" of the measlesrubella (MR) vaccine. A majority of the children complained of rashes, fever and stomach ache while some complained of vomiting and nausea. According to officials of the UT Heath Department, 19,706 children were vaccinated in over 70 schools in the city. The students were vaccinated in the afternoon following which many complained of stomach ache, some developed rashes while others were down with fever. Official sources said 16 students were admitted to the Civil Hospital in Mani Majra while three were rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. However, all children were sent back home after treat- 'Injection spot' reactions (pain, redness, swelling or a lump), fever, rash, headache, dizziness, joint or muscle pain, nausea and vomiting. BADNORE OPENED DRIVE Students of Government Model School under treatment at the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra, after suffering side effects of the measles-rubella vaccine on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore had inaugurated the measlesrubella campaign on Thursday. Badnore highlighted the importance of the vaccine in the elimination of measles and control of rubella. He appealed to all children to take this vaccine and pass this message to their friends and neighbours as well. As many as 3.10 lakh children in the city will be covered under the MR vaccination drive. Dr Rakesh Kashyap, Director, Health Services, UT, said all children from nine months to 15 years of age would be vaccinated. The injured being taken to a hospital in Mohali on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY GHARU Migrant electrocuted, four suffer burn injuries at airport Tribune News Service ment. Anxious parents complained that the Health Department should have issued an advisory regarding the possible side effects of the MR vaccine. Dr Rakesh Kashyap, Director, Health Services, UT, said there was no need to panic as side effects such as fever and rashes could occur in some cases following the vaccination. “Three children were rushed to the GMSH, Sector 16. I do not have the details of the children admitted to the Mani Majra hospital. However, all stu- dents were discharged in the evening,” said Dr Kashyap. He said the vaccine was of high quality and had been approved by the WHO. continued on page 8 Nilambari Vijay to be Power shocker for consumers 20-30%, courtesy 1st woman SSP of UT Bills set to shoot upFPPCA charges FPPCA charges Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 4 The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the inter-cadre deputation of Jagdale Nilambari Vijay from the Punjab cadre to the AGMUT cadre as the UT SSP for a period of three years. The appointment was approved on August 2. A 2008-batch Punjab-cadre IPS officer, Jagdale Nilambari Vijay will soon join as the first woman SSP of Chandigarh. The post of SSP in the city has been lying vacant for eight months after Sukhchain Singh Gill, a 2003-batch IPS officer, was repatriated to Punjab in December last year. UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore had, in May, recommended the name of Nilambari Vijay for the post Chandigarh, August 4 The next bills of electricity are set to give a shock to the consumers as the UT Electricity Department has once again levied the fuel and power purchase cost adjustment (FPPCA) charges. The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has authorised the Electricity Department to compute the fuel and power procurement cost variations on a quarterly basis and charge it from the consumers. Sources said the department had levied the FPPCA charges on the electricity consumed during the last quarter (April to June). The FPCCA charges would be reflected in the bills to be dispatched from August 1 to August 31. While the JERC has rejected Jagdale Nilambari Vijay to the Union Home Ministry. Her name was part of a panel of three officers received from the Punjab Government. The two other officers on the list were S Bhoopati, a 2007batch IPS officer, and Naveen Singla, a 2009-batch officer. At present, Eish Singhal, a 2010 AGMUT-cadre IPS officer, is officiating as the UT SSP . Nilambari spent considerable time in Ludhiana. She also served as the SSP Ropar. , Category Domestic Units Paise/unit 0-150 57 151 – 400 108 Above 400 113 Commercial 0-150 110 151- 400 118 Above 400 256 the proposal for enhancing the electricity rates, the department has burdened the consumers in another way. The department bought electricity at higher rates and is charging the difference from the consumers. This will lead to an increase in the bills by 20 to 30 per cent depending upon the category. The charges have been levied POWER SHUTDOWN MOHALI 8 am to 1 pm: Parts of Phase II, Phase IV and nearby areas Free travel on Raksha Bandhan Chandigarh: The UT Administration has decided to provide the travel facility free of cost to women in all local AC and non-AC CTU buses on Raksha Bandhan, which falls on August 7. The facility, however, will not be available on long-route CTU buses. RLA OFFICE The office of the Registering and Licensing Authority, Sector 17, Chandigarh, will remain closed for two hours on August 7 on account of Raksha Bandhan and the office will open at 11 am. TNS c m y b for all type of consumers -domestic, commercial and industrial. The charges levied are from 57 paise to Rs 2.56 maximum per unit over and above the existing rates charged from the consumers. This is the fourth hike in the bills this year. Naveen Manglani, president of the Chamber of Chandigarh Industries, said the charges would ruin industries in the city. He said the process of levying the FPPCA charges should be made transparent and people should be told why they are being charged so high. He said following the FPPCA charges, the cost of electricity for the industrial sector had touched Rs 7 to Rs 9 per unit, the highest in the region. Baljinder Singh Bittu, president, FOSWAC, said the FPPCA charges were unjustified. Mohali, August 4 A 24-year-old migrant was electrocuted while four others sustained burn injuries at the Chandigarh International Airport at Mohali here this morning. The incident occurred around 10 am when Shankar Sahu from Chhattisgarh, along with his colleagues Harishanker (19), Manoj (25), Ved Parkash (25) and Sobhran (21), was dragging a 25-foothigh aluminium ladder from the cargo area to the airport terminal when it came in contact with a 22-foot-high overhead 11kV high-tension wire. All victims, hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, were hired on daily wages by a contractor for some ongoing work at the airport. According to eyewitnesses, all of them fell unconscious after receiving the electric Were dragging aluminium ladder, which came in contact with live wire . shock. They were rushed to Fortis Hospital at Mohali in an ambulance of the hospital, which is usually stationed outside the airport for emergency purposes. Shankar Sahu was declared brought dead at the hospital. “We started the treatment of the other victims immediately and now their condition is stable,” said one of the doctors. Later, the victims were shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, Chandigarh. Harishankar is the brother of the deceased, Sahu. Ved Parkash said all of them were busy chatting while dragging the ladder from the cargo area to the airport terminal area for setting up a canopy at the entrance to the airport. “The ladder was foldable and we had removed its upper parts before dragging it. Nobody noticed the overhead electricity wire. All of sudden, I got a shock and found myself lying on the hospital bed,” said Ved Parkash. The victims sustained burn injuries on their hands and arms. Fazal Ahmad, supervisor of the contractor, along with their advocate, Jatin Arora, reached the hospital. “We will bear all expenses on the treatment of the victims and will also provide them all kind of help,” said Arora. Inspector HS Ball, SHO, said kin of Sahu and the other victims had been informed about the incident. continued on page 8
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