07062018-CT-01.qxd 6/7/2018 12:54 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 7 JUNE 2018 | CHANDIGARH PGI to hire over 500 docs Asst caught taking bribe Suryanshi sails into semis PGI’s Standing Finance Committee approves hiring of over 500 doctors. P2 An assistant working in the UT Engineering Department caught taking a bribe of ~3,500. P4 Suryanshi registers a 6-1 6-0 win over Snigdha to enter girls’ U-16 semifinals of the STA-AITA tennis tourney. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 37°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.2°C MIN 22.7°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.22 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.21 AM After dog, hospitals’ apathy bites 13-yr-old boy Bitten by neighbour’s pet twice, victim denied admission by four health facilities, condition ‘serious’ Mohit Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 6 In a classic case of indifferent attitude of government medical institutes towards the plight of the poor, a man has been made to shuttle from one hospital to another for the treatment of his 13-year-old son, a dog-bite victim. The condition of the boy, Amit, a resident of Vikas Nagar in Daria village, is stated to be serious. Today, the family rushed him to the Civil Hospital, Kasauli, but he was denied admission to the hospital. Narrating the incident, Chandan Kumar (37), father of the dog-bite victim, said his son was bitten on the right leg by a pet dog of his neighbour for the second time on May 31. “On June 4, froth started coming out of Amit’s mouth WHAT DOCTORS SAY Normally, a dog-bite patient is sent back home after administering vaccine. However, no patient has been denied admission. The matter is being verified DR VANDANA GUPTA, MS, GMSH-16 I cannot state anything off-hand. Without verifying the facts, it will not be appropriate to comment. Bring the record, only then I will be able to comment on it DR SAVITA KUMARI, HoD, Internal Medicine, PGI while he was sleeping. We rushed him to the Mani Majra hospital. Doctors there administered him an anti-rabies injection and told us to take Amit to the PGI.” “We spent a night at the PGI Emergency, but the institute A BEFITTING TRIBUTE: FAMILY HOLDS CAMP 70 pledge organs on woman’s bhog Mohit Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 6 In a noble gesture, a family from Patiala organised an organ donation camp on the occasion of the bhog ceremony of an elderly woman member. After battling for life for 13 days, Baljeet Kaur (64), wife of Kuldeep Singh Dhingra, passed away due to multiple organ failure at the PGI on June 2. However, her children did not let her death go in vain and decided to donate her organs. “My brother Harkirat saw a camp of the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation (ROTTO) at the PGI. The concept of giving a new lease of life to others after death impressed us all,” said Rajneet Kaur, daughter of Baljeet Kaur. In the meantime, Baljeet Kaur’s condition deteriorated further and she was kept on a ventilator. “Doctors told us that chances of her survival were little. That was when we thought of pledging her organs. Our mother had spent her life helping others and she always wished that even at the time of her death, she could serve humanity. On June 2, when she left us for her heavenly abode, we approached the ROTTO team and donated her cornea,” said Rajneet Kaur. Motivated by the noble initiative, the family invited the organ transplant team of the PGI for organising an organ donation camp at a gurdwara in the Moti Bagh area of Patiala where the bog ceremony was held today. ROTTO transplant coordinator Karanjot Thind and Nilakshi also addressed the gathering on the occasion and told residents about the benevolent gesture of the family. As many as 70 persons from among the gathering filled forms and pledged to donate their organs on the occasion. PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL refused to admit the child. We then took Amit to the Civil Hospital in Phase VI, Mohali. I had a terrible experience there. A male employee at the hospital told me that my so is going to die. No doctor came for the treatment of my son. We again went back to the PGI,” said Chandan Kumar. The PGI authorities told him that dog-bite cases were treated at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16. Dog-bite victim Amit (left) with his father Chandan at Mauli Jagran, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. The ordeal of the family did not end here. On reaching the GMSH, Chandan was asked to take Amit to the GMCH, Sector 32. “We got exasperated and took Amit back home instead of the GMCH. Today, somebody told us that dog-bite cases were treated at the Civil Hospital in Kasauli, but my son was denied admission there too,” said Chandan Kumar. Amit’s mother Rinku Devi is inconsolable. She said Amit was the eldest among their children. Attacked twice in 10 days Chandan Kumar said his son was bitten twice in 10 days by the same dog. First, he was bitten by the dog on May 21 and again on May 31. The boy was administered three injections on May 23, 25 and 27 at the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra. 54-year-old woman drowns in pool Taxi driver held for molesting 22-yr-old Tribune News Service Victim had hired the cab from Delhi Mohali, June 6 A 54-year-old woman reportedly drowned in a swimming pool of a gym in Phase 5 here tonight. She has been identified as Gurmeet Kaur, a resident of Sector 71. Wife of a businessman, Gurmeet was with three or four other women when the incident took place. A trainer was also present at the spot. According to sources, people saw her floating and soon realised that something was wrong. She was taken to a private hospital in Sector 71 where she was declared brought dead around 9 pm. While the police have ruled out any foul play at the moment, the SHO of the Phase 1 police station, Rajan Parminder Singh, said, “A case will be registered after her husband’s statement is recorded tomorrow”. He said the body had been kept in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital in Phase 6. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 6 A 32-year-old taxi driver has been arrested by the police for allegedly molesting a 22-yearold girl, who was returning from Delhi in his taxi on Tuesday night. The victim, a postgraduate student and resident of Sector 63, had gone to Delhi to enquire about coaching institutes. The police said while returning to Chandigarh, the victim, through her brother, hired a taxi on a sharing basis. Through his friend’s reference, the victim’s brother booked the taxi and provided the registration number of the taxi to his sister, who then boarded the vehicle from Delhi. The police said there were six other passengers in the silver Ertiga, bearing a Haryana registration number. The victim sat on the front seat of the vehicle. The victim was supposed to alight from the taxi at MC employee found dead in Sector 2 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 6 A 55-year-old Class IV employee of the Municipal Corporation was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Sector 2 today. The police have ruled out any foul play in the incident. According to the police, information about a man lying at the Sectors 2/11 turn with injuries was received following which a police team was sent to the spot. The victim was taken to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where doctors declared him brought dead. The victim has been identified as Shiv Charan, a resident of Janta Colony, Nayagaon. The victim was working as a safai karamchari and was deputed in Sector 2. The police said the autopsy was conducted and the body handed over to the victim’s kin. Inquest proceedings have been initiated at the Sector 3 police station. c m y b Tribune Chowk. On the way, she booked an Uber to reach home from Tribune Chowk. The police said the taxi driver dropped all passengers at the Hallo Majra light point after which the accused allegedly molested the victim. The accused kept driving the car. Acting swiftly, the victim called up the police. “When the taxi reached near Tribune Chowk, the victim managed to unlock the door. The driver stopped the car and the victim got down,” said the police official. The victim raised the alarm following which taxi drivers at Tribune Chowk came to her rescue. The accused managed to flee from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. Later, the accused, Narender Kundu, a resident of Gaon Pabra village near Barwala, was arrested and a case registered against him at the Sector 31 police station. The accused was produced in the court and sent to judicial custody. Dog owner booked Chandan Kumar said his neighbour’s pet dog had bitten his son twice in 10 days. On Tuesday, a team had taken samples of the dog to verify whether it was suffering form rabies and asked its owner not to let the dog go out in the open till the report arrives. The Mauli Jagran police have registered a case under Section 289 of the IPC for negligent conduct with respect to an animal against the dog owner, Sandeep Saini. While Chandan says the condition of his son is serious, there is no one to corroborate his claims as hospitals have denied admission to the victim. Despite repeated attempts, Dr Vijay Bhagat, SMO, Civil Hospital, Mohali, was not available for comments. COMPLETING CITY’S ARTSCAPE Le Corbusier Centre in Sector 19 is a historic building where the famous architect conceptualised the city six decades ago. This connection gives Open Hand Art Studio a certain aura and sanctity. P5 Passengers stranded at the airport after the cancellation of the flight to Mumbai on Wednesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO Snag grounds Mumbai flight Another delayed; over 300 affected Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 6 The travel plans of over 300 passengers went haywire today as the Jet Airways Chandigarh-Mumbai flight was cancelled while the Chandigarh-Pune flight got delayed by 50 minutes. The Mumbai flight, scheduled for 3.10 pm, was grounded due to a technical snag. The flight has now been rescheduled for Thursday at 7.30 am, giving a big blow to the passengers. The Pune flight, which was to depart at 2.40 pm, got delayed and left at 3.30 pm. The Mumbai-bound passengers have been asked to stay at two hotels in Zirakpur. Some of them had heated arguments with the airline staff over the issue. Those who had connecting flights, especially foreigners, were the worst hit. According to those travelling to Mumbai, they got a departure call around 3 pm. “We stood in a queue for around half an hour. At 3.30 pm, they announced that Pune passengers could go while the Mumbai flight would go one hour later. They diverted the Mumbai flight to Pune. It was sheer harassment and unethical,” said a passenger, preferring anonymity. Official sources at the airport said, “There was a hydraulic leak in the plane. A part of the plane has to be changed. It is being brought from Delhi. Keeping the safety of the passengers in mind, the flight was cancelled. We could not arrange another flight as the runway here closes at 6 pm.” An official spokesperson for Jet Airways said, “The Jet Airways flight from Chandigarh to Mumbai was cancelled due to a technical reason and is now scheduled to operate the next day. The airline offered refreshments as well as accommodation to all guests. Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to the guests.”
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