04102020-CT-01.qxd 10/4/2020 12:43 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 3 NSUI, IYC MEMBERS PROTEST FARM LAWS, LOCK BJP OFFICE Members of the NSUI and the IYC lock the BJP office in Sector 37 in protest against the new farm laws. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA SAMPLES TESTED 80,300 68,549 SAMPLES REJECTED 487 — POSITIVE 12,360 6,189 NEGATIVE 67,453 — RECOVERED 10,396 5,308 REPORTS AWAITED 153 — ACTIVE 1,792 790 RESENT — — DEATHS 172 91 MOHALI 79,120 — 10,833 67,033 8,947 1,255 1,687 — 199 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 101 PANCHKULA 88 MOHALI 107 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH STOLEN CAR Chandigarh: The police have arrested a resident of Zirakpur while he was riding a stolen Honda City car in Sector 32 on Friday. The suspect, identified as Abrar, who lives in a jhuggi, had affixed a fake number plate on the car. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. TNS 18-YEAR-OLD GIRL JUMPS TO DEATH Chandigarh: An 18-year-old girl reportedly committed suicide by jumping off the roof of her house in Ram Darbar here on Friday night. The victim has been identified as Kajal. Sources said the girl was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, where she succumbed to the injuries. Meanwhile, no suicide note was recovered from the spot. The police said the reason behind her taking the extreme step would be investigated. The police have initiated inquest proceedings into the matter at the Sector 31 police station. TNS DENGUE SPREADS TENTACLES IN PATIALA, 40 CASES REPORTED PAGE 3 Dengue seems to be spreading its tentacles in Patiala as the district has already reported 40 cases. MAX 35°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.6°C | MIN 20.1°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:04 PM Around 96 per cent of paddy has been procured by various agencies at grain markets in Mohali district. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:18 AM Relief: No death,dailycase count under 100 in Mohali C VID-19 PANDEMIC Mohali, October 3 The district witnessed 88 fresh Covid-19 cases today, taking the tally to 10,833. Health officials heaved a sigh of relief as the number of fresh infections went below the 100 mark after 48 days. Mohali Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said it was also a huge relief for the health authorities as the district did not witness any death due to the virus today after about one month. 88 more contract virus; 166 recover from disease Dayalan said of the 88 fresh cases, 59 were from Mohali (urban), two from Kharar, 14 from Dera Bassi, three from Lalru, one each from Kurali and Gharuan and eight from Dhakoli. He said 166 patients had recovered from the infection and were discharged from various hospitals in the district today. — TNS Pipli Wala Town houses shed containment tag Chandigarh, October 3 The UT Administration today removed the containment restriction in Pipli Wala Town, Mani Majra. The containment tag was removed from house numbers 2053/1, 2057, 2059, 2060 2061, 2062/1, 2063, 2063/2, 2063/3, 2063/4, 2075, 2074/1, 2074, 2073, 2071, 2070, 2069 and 2068. The last positive case was reported from here on September 19. — TNS A sample-collection kiosk at the entry of the Covid Block at the Civil Hospital, Panchkula. NTIIN MITTAL Testing times for suspected patients at P’kula hospital Amit Bathla Tribune News Service Panchkula, October 3 The Covid Block at the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 here doesn’t have a separate entrance for positive patients coming to the hospital to seek admission and outpatients visiting the infirmary to get themselves screened for the virus. The mingling of outpatients with positive cases at the government hospital poses a risk of transmission of infection. The Health Department has installed a kiosk for collection of samples from the suspected cases near the entrance of the Covid Block. After registration at the reception, outpatients wait Single entry for screening registration, patients coming for admission ‘WILL ADDRESS THE ISSUE’ it is matter ❝Yes,workaon. I willwe need to talk to the principal medical officer to address the issue as quickly as possible. ❞ Dr Jasjeet Kaur, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER for their turn near the kiosk. Ankur Taliyan (23), who underwent the Covid test at the hospital, said, “While I was standing at the registration counter, a Covid patient PAGE 3 96.54% OF PADDY PROCURED FROM MOHALI MANDIS: DC went past me. It was really scary. Those who come for the Covid test are at a high risk of contracting the virus.” Hospital officials said chairs were placed for those coming for the Covid test. The seating arrangements were made in a way that ensures adequate physical distancing, they said, adding that the area was sanitised many times a day. The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jasjeet Kaur, said, “Yes, it is a matter we need to work on. I will talk to the principal medical officer to address the issue as quickly as possible.” The testing facility, earlier located in Block A of the hospital, was shifted to Block C in August to ease crowding there. Four succumb, 70 more test +ve in P’kula Panchkula, October 3 The district today reported four Covid-related deaths, pushing the toll to 91. A 23-year-old woman from Raipur Rani, who was suffering from a cardiac disease, a 45-year-old woman from Buddanpur with no co-morbidity, a 67-year-old man from Sector 25, who was suffering from diabetes, hypertension and a chronic kidney disease, and a 63-year-old man from Kalka with no co-morbidities succumbed to the virus. The district also witnessed 70 new cases today. The tally now stands at 6,189. The fresh cases include eight from Sector 15, five each from Kalka and Pinjore, four each from the Industrial Area and Sector 7, three each from Sector 11, Sector 20, Sector 4 and Sector 9, two each from Kharag Mangoli, Police Lines, Sector 12, Sector 14, Sector 21, Sector 25 and Sector 26 and one each from Buddanpur, Khangesra, Kheri, MDC Sector 5, Naggal, Old Panchkula, Pyarewala, Raipur Rani, Rampur Thadyon, Sector 10, Sector 12-A, Sector 16, Sector 17, Sector 27, Sector 6, Shahpur, Sultanpur and Surajpur. While 790 cases in the district are active, 5,308 have defeated the virus. — TNS 125 HEALTH WORKERS INFECTED SO FAR A report released by the Health Department, Panchkula, revealed that 125 healthcare workers have contracted Covid19 while performing their duties in the district so far. According to the health bulletin, two of the 70 persons testing positive for coronavirus on Saturday were health officials. TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 148 more contract infection in city Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 3 The city today witnessed three deaths due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 172. The UT saw 148 more persons testing positive for coronavirus today, taking the tally to 12,360. A 43-year-old man from Hallo Majra died at the GMCH-32. He was suffering from coronary artery disease and dilated cardiomyopathy. A 32-year-old man from Dhanas died at the PGI. He had chronic liver disease, acute kidney injury and necrotising fasciitis. A 70-year-old woman from Sector 61 died at the GMCH32. She was a case of type 2 dia- A man gives a sample for the Covid test in Chandigarh. betes mellitus, hypertension and coronary artery bypass grafting. A total of 234 patients recovered from the virus today. With this, the number of recovered patients in the city rose to 10,396. There are 1,792 active cases in the city. 2 pvt hospitals allowed to treat Covid patients Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 3 The UT Administration today permitted two private hospitals for the treatment of Covid patients and fixed the cost of facilities to be availed by them. According to an official order of the UT Principal Secretary of Health, Kare Partners Group India Private Limited, Sector 18, and another hospital in Sector 19 have been allowed for the treatment as per the Punjab Government approved rates. According to the order, in NABH accredited hospitals, the cost for the treatment of a Covid patient with moderate sickness requiring isolation beds, including supportive care, has been fixed at ~9,000 per day. The cost for the treatment of a patient with severe sickness requiring ICU without ventilator will cost ~14,000 per day and those requiring ventilator will be charged ~16,500 per day. UT Administration caps treatment charges In non-NABH accredited hospital, the charges will be ~8,000, ~13,000 and ~15,000 for three categories, respectively. All these charges will include the cost of PPE. In case of mild sickness, ~5,500 will be charged per day in NABH accredited hospital and ~4,500 in non-NABH accredited hospital. These are the maximum rates that a hospital can charge from a Covid patient. Ex-DHS of Punjab offers service to UT at ~1 salary Year on, MC set to put leash on canine terror Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 3 The rising number of dog-bite cases in the city has finally spurred the Municipal Corporation to launch a dog sterilisation drive on October 5. City residents have been complaining about the increase in the stray dog population for almost a year now. On Saturday, a resident of Sector 9, who works as a domestic help, was bitten by a stray dog when she was going for work in the morning. The victim had to be taken to a private hospital for the treatment. “The dog sterilisation drive had not been held for a long time, but it will begin on Monday. About 10 to 12 dogs will be picked up on a daily basis and sterilised,” said Dr Amrit Pal Warring, Medical Officer of Health, MC. It is no secret that the num- To start sterilisation drive in city tomorrow DOG-BITE INCIDENCE YEAR CASES 2014 8,705 2015 Liquor sold at Panchkula Caught on the wrong foot! vend on Gandhi Jayanti Five booked for attacking two with sharp weapon Chandigarh, October 3 Dr Rakesh Gupta, former Director of Health Services (DHS), Punjab, has offered to serve on an honorary basis on the post of Administrative Director, NHM, UT. In a letter to the UT Administrator, Dr Gupta stated that he had superannuated recently and would like to contribute towards making health services better in the city, where he had been living for 54 years. He said he offered his services as the Administrative Director, NHM, on an honorary basis for ~1 per month. “The money thus saved may be used to provide better salaries to the contractual NHM staff,” he added. — TNS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 3 The UT police have booked five suspects for attacking two persons, including a woman, with a sword at Mauli Jagran. The incident was reported on July 26. However, a case in the matter was registered on October 2. The suspects have been identified as Rahul, Ravi, Deepak, Chandera and Manu Ram. In her complaint to the police, Radha a resident of Mauli Jagran, stated that her brother-in-law Madan had gone to a relative’s house in the neighborhood on July 26, continued on page 3 Panchkula, October 3 The police have registered a case after a video showing an illegal sale of liquor at a vend in Rajiv Colony here on Gandhi Jayanti went viral. On a complaint of Sector 16 police post in-charge Brij Pal, a case was registered under Section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code and Section 61 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, against unidentified persons at the Sector 14 police station. The video showed a large gathering outside a liquor Viral video shows large gathering outside shop shop in Rajiv Colony, Sector 17, towards the Mauli Jagran side, on October 2, which was declared a dry day by the Haryana Government. The salesman, in connivance with liquor contractors, was selling liquor to customers illegally through a small window, stated the FIR. The veracity of the video was being investigated for further action in the case, the police said. A UT police vehicle parked on a cycle track near the Punjab BJP office in Sector 37 on Saturday. Cops were deployed there for Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s visit. PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN 9,835 2016 10,254 2017 10,542 Experience the new normal in theatres amid pandemic 2018 11,756 Deepankar Sharda 2019 10,834 Tribune News Service ber of dog-bite cases is directly proportional to the count of stray dogs. Dog sterilisation in the city has been held up since June 2019 when the contract of the agency engaged for the purpose had come to an end. Since then, the civic body has floated tenders thrice, but has been unable to find a suitable bidder. continued on page 3 Chandigarh, October 3 PPE kit availability for guests, extended intervals to avoid gathering, QR ticket scanner, no pat down search, social distancing seating and handsfree water dispenser. These are some precautionary measures against Covid-19 to be followed at single-screen theatres and multiplexes reopening from October 15. Though the multi-screen and single-screen cinemas in the city will adopt various standard operating procedures (SOPs) in view of the Covid outbreak, the above list is likely to be implemented across the halls in order to provide a safe environment to the viewers. Some cinema halls are also mulling over the seating plan. “The seating plan for normal auditoriums will be a gap of one seat after each booking. In such a case, a family, couples or groups can sit together. In premium auditoriums, no seat will be c m y b Multiplexes, theatres to reopen from Oct 15 with preventive measures left vacant as these recliner seats are wider than normal,” said a source from a famous chain of theatres located in the Industrial Area. The source added, “Extended intermission, staggered exit, anti-microbial film on handles and regular sanitisation are among features that will be mandatory. PPE kits will be also available on a payment basis while for offering food there will be normal prepacked snacks. Food can also be ordered over phone. There will be contactless payment.” Movie buffs will have to sign a self-declaration form on Aarogya Setu app. The Multiplex Association of India has issued standard protocols, including staggered show timings, a minimum gap of 15 minutes between two shows, entry to lounge/waiting area half an hour before the show and others. EFFECT ON PRICING While different theatres will have different SOPs, one continued on page 3 Vagabond found dead in auto Chandigarh, October 3 A vagabond, aged around 45, was found dead in an auto at Mani Majra here today. The police had received information about a man lying unconscious in an auto following which they reached the spot. The victim was taken to the GMSH in Sector 16, where doctors declared him brought dead. An investigation by the police revealed that the victim was known as Ram and used to sleep in parks and bus queue shelters at Mani Majra. The police have ruled out any foul play in the incident. — TNS
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