11022018-CT-01.qxd 2/11/2018 12:47 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 11 FEBRUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Alumni meet at PEC National Lok Adalat AG Haryana enter final PEC Old Students’ Association, along with Dean, Alumni, organises annual alumni meet at college. P2 As many as 2,063 cases disposed of during National Lok Adalat at District Courts. P4 AG Haryana beat AG Madhya Pradesh in All-India Inter-Zonal Hockey Tournament semifinal. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 21°C MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C MIN 6.2°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.07 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7.06 AM Health index: Chandigarh slips to 2nd spot among UTs In Jaspal Bhatti’s memory NITI Aayog report shows decline of 5.22 points in city’s score Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 10 Chandigarh has lost its first position to Lakshadweep and has fallen to second position in the ranking of union territories on health outcomes, indicating deterioration in its local systems that led to its decline among the rest. Healthy States Progressive India, a NITI Aayog and Health Ministry document, has ranked UTs and states on their health status between 2014-15 and 2015-16 to measure improvements and declines. The 104-page report, which ranks all UTs and states separately, concludes that only two UTs — Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands — improved their position from the base year (2014-15) to the reference year (201516). Lakshadweep went up from second to first and Andaman and Nicobar Islands scaled from fifth to fourth position. Delhi has retained its third position during the period. Similarly, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli did not change ranks and were placed sixth and seventh, respectively. Besides Chandigarh, Puducherry also fell by one position (from fourth to fifth) in the rankings. While Chandigarh and Daman and Diu registered negative incremental change, five UTs — Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Delhi and Puducher- 29% POSTS OF ANM VACANT ■ Against less that 25 per cent auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) 100% INSTITUTIONAL DELIVERIES positions vacant in all other UTs and smaller states, Chandigarh has 29 per cent vacant posts of ANMs. ■ Among the UTs, Chandigarh has the highest proportion of vacant medical officer (MO) positions at primary health centres (69 per cent) followed by Andaman and Nicobar Islands (36 per cent) with no reduction from the base year to the reference year. There was no MO vacancy in Lakshadweep while vacancies in the remaining UTs lay in the range of 7 to 17 per cent. ■ In several UTs and states, the specified health worker positions were not sanctioned and/or overlapped with other functions. In Chandigarh, in place of sanctioned positions, the required number of specialists was used for the denominator. Chandigarh and Puducherry were the only two UTs that achieved more than 90 per cent coverage of institutional deliveries in both public and private institutions during 201516. Chandigarh, Puducherry and Delhi have achieved 100 per cent registration of births. CITY HAS NO 24X7 PHC Based on the composite Index score range for the reference year (2015-16), the UTs are classified into three categories — Aspirants, Achievers, and Frontrunners. Chandigarh, Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry are grouped as Achievers and also have significant room for improvement. The functioning of 24x7 primary health centres (PHCs) is important for providing a basic package of health services to the community and for reducing the workload at higher-level facilities. While Chandigarh, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Puducherry are yet to operationalise a single 24x7 PHC, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Dadra and Nagar Haveli have achieved the target of the required number of 24x7 PHCs. Chandigarh also did not have a single district with functional CCUs in public hospitals. ry — registered positive incremental progress. From the base year to the reference year, Chandigarh and Daman and Diu reported negative changes in the Health Index score. Their score declined by 5.22 and 8.67 points, respectively. Lakshadweep (ranked at the top) observed the highest incremental performance of 9.56 points. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Delhi saw an increase in the Health Index score of between 2 and 4 points. Puducherry achieved approximately a one-point incremental increase. Similarly, Chandigarh performed very poorly on firsttrimester antenatal care (ANC) registration that fell from 50 per cent in the base year to 37 per cent in the reference year. In the domain of health outcomes, all UTs, except for Chandigarh and Daman and Diu, have improved their performance from the base year to the reference year. For the health outcomes domain in the reference year, the range of Index scores is very wide and Lakshadweep scored the highest with 74.37 points TERMED ACHIEVER compared to Daman and Diu’s lowest 15.89. In the case of the key inputs/processes domain, the performance of Chandigarh, Puducherry, Daman and Diu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands has fallen whereas three UTs — Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep — showed improvement in their performances. The range is smaller for the key inputs/processes domain. In this domain, Puducherry scored the highest with 52.99 points while Andaman and Nicobar Islands scored the Continued on page 5 ~50L for two men maimed in mishap Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 10 The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) granted a compensation of more than ~50 lakh to two persons who suffered permanent disability in a road accident. Om Parkash (43) and Suraj Bhan (28), both residents of Yamunanagar, were travelling from Bhudiya village to Uncha Chandana village in a Tata Ace, being driven by Bhan, on May 6, 2016, when the mishap took place. At about 7.30 pm, a tractor hit them on the JagadhariAmbala road. It was being driven by Naim at a high speed and in a negligent manner. Om Prakash and Suraj Bhan sustained serious injuries and were taken to the Government Hospital, Jagadhari, from where they were referred to the PGIMER, Chandigarh. The tribunal was informed that Om Parkash dealt in scrap of old vehicles and earned ~25,000 per month. It was also stated that he underwent a surgery at the hospital. His right arm had to be amputated below the elbow. It was claimed that as per the disability certificate submitted by a doctor, permanent disability of the claimant was assessed by the medical board as 81 per cent. Suraj Bhan also suffered injuries and was declared 80 per cent permanently disabled to the right lower limb because of amputation above the knee. He worked as a driver. He had undergone an operation in the PGIMER on May 7, 2016, wherein debridement and square nailing for ulna was done and his leg above knee was amputated. Bhan underwent two more operations. After hearing the arguments, the MACT granted a relief of ~20.91 lakh to Om Parkash and ~31.82 lakh to Suraj Bhan. It also directed the driver and the owner of the vehicle, Naim, as well as SBI General Insurance Company to jointly give the compensation to them. GMADA starts land acquisition process GMADA, which is all set to extend the 200-foot wide Airport Road by 10 km to connect the international airport with New Chandigarh via Sunny Enclave, has initiated the process to acquire 140 acres. The project will cut the distance between two places by 4-5 km. P5 c m y b Playback singer Brijesh Ahuja performs during a musical tribute to the late comedian and satirist Jaspal Bhatti at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR P2 3 teens assault, rob Three-yr-old girl man of phone, cash dies in mishap Expect rain tomorrow 6-yr-old raped in Ram Darbar Chandigarh: Three teenagers attacked a Panchkula resident with a brick and a rod near the Railway light point on Saturday and took away his mobile phone and wallet containing ~550. The victim, Rajesh Kumar, was going to Panchkula on his bike at 1.40 pm and stopped near the forest area near the Railway light point to answer a call of nature. The three boys, who were already there, dragged him into the forest and attacked him before fleeing. Kumar dialled ‘100’, following which cops from the IT Park police station rushed to the spot. One of the accused, identified as Shubham (19), has been arrested. His accomplices are juveniles and have been identified. All three are said to be Mauli Jagran residents. TNS Chandigarh: Rain is likely to bring back the chill in the coming week. According to the Meteorological Department, there are strong chances of rain in the city on Monday due to western disturbances in the northern region. The weather will begin to change on Sunday and cloud cover will bring down the day temperature, it added. The city has remained rain deficient as showers have been witnessed only once this winter.Further, conditions were favourable for rain as the day temperature has witnessed a constant rise. On Saturday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 25°C and the minimum 6.2°C. TNS Chandigarh: Two boys allegedly raped a six-year-old girl on the pretext of taking her to play at Ram Darbar here on Saturday. The victim’s father informed the police that two boys took his daughter to a dumping ground near his house and raped her. The girl returned home and informed her parents about the incident, following which the matter was reported to the Sector 31 police station. The police have registered a case and initiated investigation into it. TNS Chandigarh: A three-year-old girl was killed after a Bullet motorcycle hit her and her mother while they were crossing the road separating Sectors 21 and 22 near Aroma on Friday. The biker rammed into them when Sonia and her mother Seema were on their way to a bank. As they, along with the motorcyclist, fell on the road, passersby called the police. In the meantime, a cab driver took Sonia and her mother to the GMCH32 from where the girl was referred to the PGI. While Sonia succumbed to her injuries, Seema is undergoing treatment. Seema lives with her husband and another daughter in Vikas Nagar Colony of Mauli Jagran. TNS
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