30092020-LT-01.qxd 9/30/2020 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CALL URGENT HOUSE MEETING, SAD COUNCILLORS URGE MAYOR PAGE 2 SCREEN SPACE MATTERS MORE THAN THE ROLE, SAYS AKASH Raise questions over non-redressal of issues in wards and MC's silence over failed road samples. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MEMBERS OF DJ ASSN BOOKED Ludhiana: The police have registered a case against the DJ Light Bhangra and Group Association on the charge of violating the Covid 19 guidelines. They had staged a protest to press for their demands outside the DC office. The police have registered a case against Karan Kumar of Haibowal and 90 unknown persons. A case under the Disaster Management Act as well as the relevant sections of the IPC has been registered. TNS TWO NABBED ON GAMBLING CHARGE Ludhiana: The Division 1 police have nabbed two persons on the charge of gambling. They have been identified as Johny of Islam Ganj and Uday Parkash of Partap Nagar. The investigating officer, ASI Rajinder Kumar, told the police that acting on secret information, a raid was conducted at a tea stall where the suspects were caught redhanded. The police recovered Rs 3,500 from the spot. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered. TNS PAGE 3 Actor Akash Jagga, Kaushik of Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2, bids adieu to his fans as the show is going off air. MAX 37°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:13 PM LUDHIANA 9;30 am to 5;30 pm: Subhash Nagar, Motia Khan, Jassaran road area HOLD GRAM SABHAS AGAINST FARM ACTS: BHAGWANT MANN P2 SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:20 AM WEDNESDAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 | LUDHIANA 12 more fall prey to virus Recovered Covid patients need family, social support C VID-19 PANDEMIC Tribune News Service FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 2,69,028 17,795 ACTIVE CASES Ludhiana, September 29 Today, 180 more people tested positive for Covid while 12 lost their lives to the virus. Four deceased were in the age group of 30-40 years, seven were aged from 50 to 60 years and one was 72-yearold. Three patients were also suffering from hypertension, two from diabetes and two were both diabetic and hypertensive. One patient was anaemic and another was a heart patient. The deceased belonged to Model Gram Extension, Shimlapuri, Janta Nagar, DEATHS 1,157 735 New Shivpuri, New Model Town, Jagraon, Mehdudan village, Samrala Chowk, near bus stand, Dehlon, Basti Jodhewal and Jamalpur. Those who tested positive include 21 persons who were contact of Covid patients, 46 were referred from OPDs and 64 reported at the flu corners. A team of the district Health Department visited the market near the Jagraon CONTROL ROOM For home isolation 78147-64759 Ambulance problem 78143-63850 Hospital problem 62849-12553 General problem 62845-31852 Weblink where residents can check real time status of vacant and occupied beds in all hospitals: https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district/ bridge and motivated people for Covid test. Teams told them that asymptomatic people are also testing positive. In such a scenario, sampling is the only way to differentiate Covid positive persons from negative ones. This way the spread of Covid could be contained. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajesh Bagga, said various vans had been pressed into service for sampling in collaboration with the Administration. At the initial stage, mass media teams motivate people for sampling and a tour programme is given to the teams deputed with vans. They have covered a number of factories, malls, dhabas, government offices and banks. Dr Bagga said as the number of cases was increasing day by day, testing of more and more people was the best strategy to contain the spread. It is these hidden cases which are currently the reason behind the rapid spread of Covid-19. He appealed the people to come forward for testing and shed all their fears and myths regarding testing. Sampling is very important to break the chain of virus. Cops dispel villagers’ fears about testing Teams of senior officials persuade panchayats for Covid sampling Nikhil Bhardwaj Ludhiana, September 29 To convince villagers for Covid testing, the Ludhiana rural police, along with the Health Department, have started a drive to ensure 100 per cent Covid testing among villagers as and when required. Senior Superintendent of Police, Ludhiana rural, Vivek Sheel Soni has formed teams of senior officials who are meeting the Panchayats and persuading villagers for Covid testing. The initiative has been taken as several Panchayats had refused to give samples for Covid testing citing rumours. “Barmi village was declared Residents of Barmi village submit a resolution on Covid testing to a police officer. TRIBUNE PHOTO a micro-containment zone on September 25. A team was deputed by the Health Department for conducting a survey and rapid testing of the residents of the village. The response was very poor. Last month, a few residents of the village had given a memorandum to the SMO of Pakhowal asking the Health Department not to come to their village as they will not give samples for testing,” said the SSP adding that this , situation created hurdles in testing so the police came forward to convince the villagers by dispelling their doubts. The SSP said the villages of Barmi and Dhoorkot had earlier passed resolutions not to support health teams. Now, Continued on page 2 Mayor gets Jagraon Bridge opened to light vehicles 12 caught gambling at Dugri, ~4.07L seized Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 Anti-smuggling cell of the Ludhaina police today conducted a raid and arrested 12 gamblers red-handed at Flower Chowk, Dugri, Phase III. The police seized Rs 4.07 lakh from the spot. Those arrested have been identified as Ashwani Kumar of Model Town Extension, Arun Kumar of Durga Puri, Haibowal, Harinder Singh Bhola of New Kidwai Nagar, Mahinder Kumar of New Janta Nagar, Sanjiv Gupta of Nanak Puri, Satpal of Janakpuri, Kanwalpreet Singh of Kidwai Nagar, Tribune News Service HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, September 29 One side of the reconstructed Jagraon Bridge was opened to light vehicular traffic on a ‘trial basis’ on Tuesday. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu ordered for the opening of the bridge. However, road work on the other half of the bridge is still incomplete. Sources said the Railway officials wanted that the bridge be opened to traffic only after completion of road work. Sandhu said the bridge had been opened to light vehicles. PAGE 4 The Google Doodle showed late actress Zohra Sehgal in a classical dance posture on September 29. Tribune News Service POWER SHUTDOWN GOOGLE DOODLE PAYS A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO ZOHRA SEGAL Vehicles cross reconstructed Jagraon Bridge on Tuesday. “The remaining road work will be completed by the Railways by Wednesday. The bridge will be then opened to all kinds of vehicles, including heavy ones,” he said. Naveen Kumar of Haibowal, Umesh Kumar of Model Town, Navtej Singh of Flower Chowk, Harish Kumar of Bajwa Nagar and Manjit Singh Laddi of New Amar Nagar. In charge of anti-narcotic cell Yashpal Sharma said the police received secret information that the suspects were gambling at some place in Dugri. A police party raided the place and caught the suspects gambling. Apart from cash, the police recovered playing cards from the spot. Sharma said questioning of the suspects was on to bust the entire network of gambling. INDERJEET VERMA Minna Zutshi Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 Recovered Covid-19 patients need family, social and community support. According to medical experts, this support is required extensively post recovery also. About 60 per cent people who have recovered from the acute phase of Covid-19 may still experience chronic fatigue symptoms of varying degree which delay the recovery process and impair the quality of life, say the experts. According to a Ludhianabased expert, Dr Rajeev Gupta, who is a senior psychiatrist at Manas Hospital, the chronic fatigue symptoms, segregated into physical, behavioural and psychological categories, include excessive tiredness, fatigue, weak muscle strength, lingering cough, shortness of breath, lost sense of smell or taste, headache, generalised body pains and gastrointestinal/urinary disturbances. Other related symptoms may be skin rashes, irritability, crying spells, social withdrawal, restlessness or agitation, motor retardation, reduced self-care, use of alcohol, smoking or drugs. The list of psychological symptoms is long – sadness in mood, passivity/apathy, apprehensions, fearfulness/phobia, reduced memory/concentration, sleep difficulty, appetite disturbances, lost motivation in work/job, suicide ideation, gloominess, feeling of derealisation or de-personalisation. “The symptoms can extend several months after recovery which make the patient PAINFUL AFTER-EFFECTS According to Dr Gupta, despite good recovery rate, getting Covid itself is like a bad dream that leaves painful after-effects, especially physical, behavioural and psychological drain-out, which is termed as chronic fatigue symptoms. “These aftereffects could be due to the damage caused by tiny virus vulnerable to acute stress reaction and sever psychopathology i.e. major depression, bipolar, panic disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis,” says Dr Gupta. Non-judgmental listening, showing empathy, assuring a speedy recovery, helping the recovered patients adopt a daily routine that includes healthy diet and good sleep are helpful. In case symptoms get worse, the family members should not hesitate to seek professional help such as consultation with psychiatrist or counsellor or psychologist whose expert advice may help in coping with Covid-19 after-effects and inside the body, effects of medications, compromised immunity and exhausted body resources, limited access of nursing and health professionals, prolonged psychological stress, anxiety, isolation, feeling of insecurity, fear of death, economic/work/job loss and social stigma attached.” symptoms. A 35-year-old patient, who recovered from Covid-19 two months ago, says that as a patient he found coping with the uncertainty that the pandemic has brought with it, a tough job. “Learning to tolerate uncertainty, adopting ways to reduce anxiety and stress – it is all psychologically exhausting and emotionally draining. I realised that by challenging our need for certainty, we let go of negative behaviours, reduce stress and worry, and free up time and energy for more practical purposes. I also learnt that it is important not to focus on worst-case scenarios and half-truths/rumours propagated on social media.” Government of India Ministry of Education www.ctuniversity.in APPROVED BY UGC Oﬀering Programmes Leading to Diploma, UG, PG and Ph.D Diploma in Airlines, Cabin Crew & Hospitality Diploma in Culinary Arts B.Sc. Airlines & Airport Management B.Sc. Airlines & Airport Management (Lateral Entry) Riot victims oppose Cong activist on panel Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 29 Led by Surjit Singh, state president, and Gurdeep Kaur, president of the women wing of the 1984 Sikh Katle-Aam Peerit Welfare Society, the riot victims and members of their families today held a protest at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in MiniSecretariat here against nomination of a Congress activist to the three-member committee set up for scrutiny and verification of red cards of the riot-affected persons. The delegation claimed that the society, led by Surjit Singh and Gurdeep Kaur, had worked tirelessly to get around 7,000 residential flats and booths allotted to victims and their kin across the state. They also charged Kartar Singh, heading a rival body of riot victims, with committing several irregularities and deriving undue benefit from the state government. Surjit Singh claimed that the Deputy Commissioner had assured the delegation that the constitution of the three-member committee ASHWANI DHIMAN MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO DC Anti-Sikh riot victims stage a protest at the DC office on Tuesday. An 11-member delegation of the society met Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and alleged that the newly nominated member of the said committee, Kartar Singh, and his supporters were making false and frivolous complaints against the riot victims. Surjit Singh and others charged the member of the committee with getting some 160 cards of bona fide riot victims cancelled. would be reviewed and the necessary action taken to give representation to the pending issues of the riot affected families, said the president of society. society in the said committee. An assurance was also given to address other c m y b Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (Lateral Entry) B.Sc. 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