29052018-LT-01.qxd 5/29/2018 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 29 MAY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE No bus stand Hockey festival Pressure of studies Buses pick and drop commuters on roadside at Mullanpur Dakha, disrupting traffic. P3 Grewal Club, Kila Raipur, get better of Young Sports Club, Samrala, (5-3) to enter the semifinal. P4 Children suffer from speech and hearing problems, slow learning, stammering due to pressure. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 43°C MIN 28°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7:23 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:24 AM Man uploads porn pics of wife, booked Scant regard for art Graffiti, an ambitious project of the administration, across the city has been defaced by pasting posters on them. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN Sewage, fly ash heaps greet visitors to Focal Point park Repeated complaints by residents have failed to move authorities Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 28 With the authorities concerned adopting an apathetic attitude, a public park at Focal Point, Phase VI, Dhandari Khurd, has become an eyesore. The heaps of industrial fly ash, sludge and polluted water lying at the park force visitors to stay away from it. The local residents have blamed the factories for not only causing soil pollution but also violating the norms by dumping untreated waste into sewers. They have sought from the government to inquire as to why waste water is getting accumulated at the park. Several manholes along the road have no lids, which give an open invitation to mishaps. It was learnt that a portion of land has been dug up to let waste flow between the park and an uncovered manhole. The residents said their complaints about the pitiable condition of the park had failed to move the authorities. “Instead of plants and trees, visitors come across industrial waste here. We have been seeing this pool of dirty water at this park for the past several years. The government should wake up and act strictly against the SNIPPETS Khamano, May 28 The police have registered a case against a man on a complaint of his wife, who has alleged that he uploaded her pornographic photographs on social media. The man has been identified as Devinder Singh, a resident of Ludhiana. Khamano SHO Navdeep Singh said a woman of Barwali Kalan village, in an application to the SSP Fathe, garh Sahib, had stated that she married Devinder on April 2 last year. She gave birth to his son some time ago. Her in-laws and her hus- P4 Buddha Nullah bridge closed to traffic Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 28 A dilapidated Buddha Nullah Bridge on Old GT Road, near the Chand cinema, was closed to traffic on Monday. According to the traffic police, the bridge has been closed on a trial basis. After the closure of Jagraon Bridge and the Gill Chowk flyover, it is the third bridge to have been closed to traffic in the city. Now, traffic has been diverted to the nearby new Buddha Nullah bridge (from the Jalandhar Bypass side towards Clock Tower). A trial bridge ❝Theon a trialhas been it closed basis and has remained successful. We will conduct a meeting on Tuesday to take further decision. ❞ GURDEV SINGH, ACP-TRAFFIC Earlier, the MC authorities had written to the District Administration to close the Buddha Nullah Bridge as it was declared unsafe by an engineer of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College in 2011. The bridge is said to be more than 100 year old. Executive Engineer of MC Teerath Bansal said he had received a call from the police Scared of snatchers, residents meet Commissioner of Police Tribune News Service Heaps of fly ash and sewage flowing into a public park at Focal Point. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA PPCB blames it on ‘faulty’ sewerage Will look into matter: MC Meanwhile, officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board blamed the faulty sewer system for accumulation of water at the park. Executive Engineer GS Gill claimed no factory was dumping any effluent at the park. “Actually, sewage was getting collected at the park as water flowed back due to choked sewers of the MC. We have already written to the civic body in this regard. If fly ash is being dumped there, the MC should look into the matter,” he said. Superintending Engineer of MC Rajinder Singh said the subdivisional officer concerned had been asked to visit the park. Municipal Commissioner Jaskiran Singh said they would look into the matter. guilty. There is a need to develop green belts and parks in the Focal Point area,” said a resident of Dhandari Khurd. Councillor from Ward No. 28 Paramjit Singh said: “It is a public park and industries should not dump waste here. I have learnt that some factories release untreated effluents into sewers with the help of motors. It is totally illegal and a matter of big concern.” President of the Federation of Punjab Small Industries Association Badish Jindal said: “At all, the MC is responsible for poor condition of its park. If the fly ash is dumped there, the authorities concerned must act against the erring factories.” Ludhiana, May 28 Infuriated over increasing incidents of snatching, residents of localities situated on the Jalandhar Bypass in Ward Number 1 met the Police Commissioner on Monday. They demanded patrolling be intensified in the area as they were living under fear after the recent incidents of snatching. A group of residents, accompanied by senior SAD leader Vijay Danav, met Police Commissioner Sukhchain Singh Gill. The residents told Gill that a snatching incident took place at Bharati Colony on Sunday night. Amarjeet Jeeta of Aman Nagar said: “Four incidents have taken place in our area in Pollution police need of the hour? P4 Experts say without any system in place, pollution and environment issues are treated with levity Ludhiana, May 28 To overcome the shortage of doctors, the Health Department will now be giving training to staff nurses to run health centres. The department will soon be opening health wellness centres in the state and Ludhiana will have 28 of such centres to be run by staff nurses, who are taking a bridge course. There was a hue and cry when the Central Government proposed the National Medical Council Bill, 2017, to introduce a bridge course for the AYUSH practitioners, so they can practise allopathy. Doctors throughout the country were against the move and the government had to finally put the decision down. Now, the state students ❝The number ofhas gone up becoming doctors now compared to the past 10 years. But the government is still facing a shortage of doctors. Instead of looking into the issues faced by them or coming up with new projects for the doctors, the government is turning nurses into doctors. ❞ A DOCTOR AT A GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL government is also taking the step on the same lines. Aiming to take health services to the people on their doorstep, the Punjab Government has decided to open 2,950 'Health Wellness Centres' in the state. Ludhiana district will have 28 such centres in the first phase, which, according to the department, will not only solve the problem of shortage of doctors but also strengthen health services in the state. c m y b To run these centres, the nursing officers (staff nurses) are being trained by the department under a specially designed bridge programme. Once they complete their course, they would independently run OPD Revenue staff on strike in Jagraon region Our Correspondent Residents of Ward No.1 after meeting the Police Commissioner on Monday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA the past one month. We appeal to the police authorities to intensify patrolling in our area as residents are feeling insecure. The miscreants had targeted a senior photo journalist earlier but he bravely foiled their attempt. The snatchers also injured a man at Bharati Colony last night. It seems the snatchers have no fear of law.” The residents urged the CP that CCTV cameras should be installed on internal streets. Vijay Danav said the people Continued on page 2 Now, staff nurses being trained to run wellness centres Tribune News Service regarding the closure of the bridge. "However, I have not received any order in this regard. I had recommended closure of the bridge to heavy vehicles only," he said. TEHSILDAR’S ARREST ASI suspended for State government move aimed at overcoming shortage of doctors and taking health services to doorstep ‘misconduct’ Manav Mander services in the sub-centres. for nursing officers. Ludhiana: The police chief on Monday suspended ASI Tejinder Singh for misconduct. The ASI was the reader of ADCP 4 Rajveer Singh Boparai. The order was issued by Police Commissioner Sukhchain Singh Gill. The suspended ASI has been sent to the Police Lines till further orders. Earlier, the Commissioner had marked an inquiry against alleged misconduct by the ASI. Boparai confirmed the suspension orders. He said a departmental inquiry would also be initiated against the ASI. TNS band were harassing her for not bringing enough dowry. Her constant torture at the hands of her in-laws forced her to return to her parents. The couple divorced on January 12 this year through panchayat members. She alleged even after their divorce, her husband kept harassing her. He uploaded her pornographic photos on social media sites and also threatened her with elimination, the woman alleged. The SHO said the case was registered after a probe by the ASP Khamano. — OC , The Civil Surgeon, Dr Parvinderpal Singh Sidhu, said a batch of 28 nursing officers, under the guidance of Dr Kulwant Singh, are getting six-month training of Community Health Officers from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). This course will finish in June this year and from October 1, the nursing officers will start functioning at the health wellness centres. Apart from Ludhiana, training is also being given to nurses in Jalandhar, Amritsar, Bathinda, Patiala, Ajitgarh, Faridkot and Gurdaspur. The academic counsellors (civil hospital doctors) were trained in Delhi and Chandigarh before starting the training programme At present, the sub-centres are being handled by one ANM and a multi-purpose health worker. People avoid visiting these centres. A doctor at a government hospital said how was it possible that some patients would be treated by nurses and the others by doctors. How could one demarcate difference of ailments in this context, he questioned. "The number of students becoming doctors has gone up now compared to the past 10 years. But the government is still facing a shortage of doctors. Instead of looking into the issues faced by them or coming up with new projects for the doctors, the government is turning nurses into doctors," he said. Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 28 Routine work remained suspended at sub-registrar and joint sub-registrar offices at Malaudh, Payal, Raikot and Jagraon, besides here on Monday. The situation followed a pen-down strike by revenue officers, who joined their counterparts from other offices during a protest held at the district level in Sangrur and Ludhiana. The protest was held to press the State Vigilance Police for the release of the Tehsildar of Bassi Pathana, who had been arrested by the SAS Nagar Vigilance Police for his alleged connivance in a land scam at Jheor-heri and Kandipur villages in Fatehgarh Sahib district around two years ago. Tehsildar Joginder Singh, president of the Ludhiana District Revenue Officers Association, and Gagandeep Singh, office-bearer of the association, said decision to shun work had been taken in response to a call given by the state president Gurdev Singh Dham following allegedly illegal arrest of the Bassi Pathana Tehsildar. “It is very clear that Kuldeep Singh was innocent but he had been wrongly framed by the Vigilance. He has registered document as per agreement. If the Panchayat Department has embezzled funds, what is the fault of the Tehsildar? It is my request to all members to show unity and strength for our class,” Joginder and Gagandeep said, quoting an appeal received from the state president of association. They said the protest would continue till the arrest of the revenue officer was reversed.
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