21112020-JTR-01.qxd 11/20/2020 11:10 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE COLLEGE STUDENTS IN A FIX OVER PAGE 2 ADMISSION TO PG COURSES KAPIL SHARMA’S WIFE GINNI PREGNANT WITH 2ND CHILD Say GNDU charging late fee while results of exit classes of undergraduate courses are still being declared. While we still are in awe of Anayra’s cuteness, it is reported that the couple is set to embrace parenthood again! FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 400-KG POPPY HUSK SEIZED FROM TRUCK Jalandhar: The police seized 400-kg poppy husk from a truck and booked its driver identidied as Kabir Mohammed of Jammu on Friday. The police said the accused was ferrying 20 sacks of poppy husk hidden under apples. Adampur DSP Harjinder Singh said Manjit Singh, SHO, Bhogpur police station, received a tip-off that the accused was at Badshah Dhaba Kureshia. The DSP said the SHO was informed that inspection of the truck would lead to the recovery of the contraband. He said the truck driver had handed some sacks to an unidentified person, who was riding an Activa. The accused sat on the scooter and went towards Tanda, he said. A case under the NDPS Act was registered. TNS MAX 22°C | MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:27 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:01 AM THE CASE Sixty-year-old Yovinder Singh (in pic) was allegedly beaten up with rods by his neighbour and his son, following which he succumbed to his injuries. A dhaba owner, Yovinder, used to run Jaggi Naan shop opposite Pratap Bagh in Jalandhar. He had an altercation with his neighbour over some utensils kept outside their shop. The feud reached to such an extent, that his neighbours Manohar Bhalla and his son Rinku Bhalla thrashed Yovinder badly, after which he died. Yovinder’s son Harjot Singh (32) also received injuries, but was out of danger. Relatives of Yovinder Singh, a 60-year-old dhaba owner who was murdered on Thursday over a petty issue, hold a protest near the Phagwara Gate market on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 20 Relatives of Yovinder Singh, a 60-year-old dhaba owner who was murdered on Thursday over a petty issue, held up the Phag- wara Gate market for over an hour on Friday in protest against his brutal murder. Keeping his body at the shop where he died, they held up traffic and the market for over an hour. A huge jam was witnessed at the spot. The son of the deceased Yovinder Singh who was allegedly murdered by his neighbour Manohar Bhalla, said while the police had lodged an FIR, the accused was still at large. LAXMI NARAYAN TRIPATHI JOINS BHARAT KE MAHAVEER Relatives were adamant on moving the body from the spot unless the culprits were caught. They moved from the spot later in the afternoon after the police officials pacified them that the culprits would be caught. SATURDAY | 21 NOVEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR Fully prepared to tackle second wave of Covid-19: Health Adviser Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 20 Adviser, Health, Medical Education and Research Dr KK Talwar on Friday said Punjab was fully prepared to beat the second wave of the novel coronavirus if it hits the state in the coming days. Presiding over a meeting with district officials, doctors from Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital and 51 private hospitals offering Covid treatment, the adviser said Punjab had acquired a lot of knowledge from the first wave of the deadly virus in the past eight months. He said: “If the second wave surfaces, we will be in a better position to deal with the virus, as we have now strengthened health infrastructure, manpower, improved ICU care facilities, and made ventilators and oxygen available.” Dr Talwar asked doctors of private hospitals to ensure quality treatment to level-II patients on their premises during the golden period (oneweek), so that they do not get converted into level-III and can be cured at an earlier stage. He also asked them to ensure that every patient gets treated perfectly and report to their institutions, asking to contact Adviser, Health, Medical Education and Research, Dr KK Talwar, during a meeting with district officials in Jalandhar on Friday. him or the administration without hesitation in case they need any support. He said mask was the only vaccine to tackle the novel coronavirus. Referring to countries such as Japan, Hong Kong that witnessed fewer cases as people have adopted facemask culture, Dr Talwar asked people to follow the SMS (social distancing, mask and sanitisation) principle in their routine life to contain Covid in state. He said people must undergo an RTPCR test immediately in case they develop influenza-like symptoms, so that treatment can be started and mortality can be brought down. Managing director Punjab Health Systems Corporation Tanu Kashyap said the Health Department was already carrying out massive recruitment drive of MBBS doctors, specialists, nursing staff, lab technicians, and others, which would be instrumental in dealing with the pandemic in the state. She said the health infrastructure at the local Civil Hospital was already improved and soon the work of the oxygen generation plant would start there. On the complaints of some doctors that unqualified professionals were treating and delaying treatment to Covid patients which was leading to higher mortality, the Deputy Commissioner said any unqualified professional treating Covid patient would be prosecuted and strict action would be taken. 4 deaths reported, +ve tally reaches 16,670 MYCOVIDEXPERIENCE ‘Positive approach C VID-19 JALANDHAR ROUND-UP Samples collected Negative Positive Active Discharged Deceased Sample inappropriate Results awaited Home isolated PANDEMIC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 20 With 94 new cases surfacing, the caseload in the district reached 16,670 on Friday. Four deaths were reported as well. As many as 15,266 people have been discharged to date and the active cases are 883. Also, as many as 593 people are under home isolation currently. At Kapurthala, eight people tested positive for the virus. One succumbs, 23 new cases in Hoshiarpur The Health Department reported 23 new Covid-19 positive on Thursday. As a result, the number of positive patients has increased to 6,731. With death of one 3, 45,269 3, 09,379 16, 670 883 15, 266 521 2,950 3,331 593 person, the toll has reached 236 in the district. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said they took 1,520 samples of people with flu like symptoms today. With this, the total number of samples taken till date in the district has touched 1,82,845. As per reports, 1,75,525 samples were negative while reports of 1,821 samples were still awaited and 133 samples were invalid. The Civil Surgeon said the number of active cases was 203 while 6,292 patients had recovered so far. Out of 23 new positive cases, four cases were related to the city while remaining came from various health blocks of the district. Pandemic driving women to the edge, say experts MLA raises concern over As many as 80 suicide cases have been reported in the district during the lockdown till August contagion Aparna Banerji Our Correspondent EXPERTSPEAK Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 20 A 19-year-old girl committed suicide after she was prevented from meeting her friend by her father on November 16. On Wednesday night, an 18-year old, unable to bear penury and her mother’s separation from her father, also ended her life. On Thursday morning, an elderly woman committed suicide as she was under depression induced by her husband’s death and her separation from her children living abroad. Many such cases are being reported on a regular basis. As many as 80 suicides were reported in the district during the lockdown until August. Speaking about the 18year-old girl, a student of Class IX, who committed suicide, SHO Bhargo Camp, Bhagwant Bhullar said: “The girl’s father went away two years ago. She lived with her mother. She was traumatised by the problems between her parents and also by penury. She was PAGE 4 It features 12 champions from India who have gone out of the way to help those in need during the pandemic. Phagwara Gate murder: Kin protest, block market 2 HELD WITH STOLEN BIKES, CELL PHONES Jalandhar: The police on Thursday arrested two persons with two stolen mobile phones and motorcycles. The accused have been identified as Arunjit Singh, alias Mani, and Gurbhej Singh, alias Bheju, of Amritsar. A stolen VIVO smartphone along with a Splendor bike was recovered from Arunjit and a phone along with a stolen bike were recovered from Gurbhej Singh. They were arrested from Guru Nanakpura, when a naka was set up. The police said one Nitish Kumar had registered a complaint with the police that someone riding a Splendor had snatched his VIVO mobile phone on November 14 night. “But he didn’t register a case that night because of Diwali. Instead, he came to us on November 18,” the police said. The accused were held while they were coming on the Splendor bike. “It was because of the bike that the suspicion arose and the accused were nabbed,” the officials said, adding that investigation was on. A case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. TNS PAGE 3 an increase in a majority of ❝There has beenespecially among ❝Inseen, financialcases which we depression cases, have constraints and women during the pandemic. It wouldn't be wrong to say that women are the worst sufferers. They themselves battle their own mental health issues. If a kid can't go to school or a family member has a health problem, the mental impact of that, too, is borne by a woman. Dr Nirdosh Goyal, A PSYCHIATRIST found dead by her mother on Wednesday evening, when she returned home after working at a factory.” While mental health experts say financial constraints and Covid-induced anxiety are among the key reasons for driving people to the edge, women being homemakers are the worst affected by the scenario. Psychiatrist Dr Nirdosh Goyal said: “There has been an increase in depression cases, especially among women during the pandem- pandemic-induced anxiety remain the top causes for depression. Many working women who lost jobs and are unable to sustain households are reeling under depression. The pandemic has also acted as a trigger for some cases in which people are suffering, but healing. Dr Sanjeev Khanna, A PSYCHIATRIST AT CIVIL HOPISTAL ic. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that women are the worst sufferers. They themselves battle their own mental health issues. If a kid can’t go to school or a family member has a health problem, the mental impact of that, too, is borne by a woman. Women are bearing the brunt of Covid-induced anxiety. Previously they used to go out and meet friends, but that outlet was blocked during the pandemic. Their freedom has been curtailed, due to which they suffer from ❞ depression and anxiety. In many cases, mothers bear the impact of whatever goes wrong in their families. Middle class is the worst affected because not having money for healthcare induces panic and anxiety.” A psychiatrist at the Civil Hopistal, Dr Sanjeev Khanna, said: “There was an alarming rise in the cases of mental health during the lockdown. The situation improved after the lockdown restrictions were eased. But mental health continues to c m y b ❞ remain an issue. In a majority of cases which we have seen, financial constraints and pandemic-induced anxiety remain the top causes of depression. Many working women who lost jobs and are unable to sustain households are reeling under depression. The pandemic has also acted as a trigger for some cases in which people are under depression, but healing. However, during Covid, their mental health condition aggravated again due to panic and anxiety.” Hoshiarpur, November 20 Covid cases are on the rise and countries are heading towards a lockdown again. Hence, we all need to be vigilant for everyone’s safety, including our families, said Dr Raj Kumar, MLA, Chabbewal. He was addressing a meeting of Corona Task Force (CTF), a team constituted for spreading awareness and distributing essential items to counter the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been reactivated owing to a rising number of cases. He emphasised that personal hygiene, use of masks and sanitisers, maintaining social distance were the key factors to save ourselves. People have developed a relaxed attitude towards the disease and that’s more alarming. Hence, the responsibility of the CTF members has increased. He motivated participants asking them to educate people around about the severity of the pandemic. Masks and sanitisers were distributed among participants during the meeting. can do wonders’ T WO months ago Yashika Sharma (29) got to know that her husband had developed a mild fever. Without any further delay, she got him tested and he was found positive. Yashika soon isolated herself and her husband. Two days later, she also developed a few symptoms. She lost her Those sense of taste and smell. She goes on to share her who are suffering from Covid-19 should not experience… "When I lost my sense of panic and get taste and smell, I got to themselves isolated the know that I have contracted the virus too. We both moment they develop isolated ourselves in sepa- any symptom because rate rooms. Although I did- that helped me and my n't have any major symphusband tackle the tom, I did feel a little weak. But Covid never lowered virus without any down my spirit. Albeit, the problem. Also, don't get feeling of not being able to depressed, think smell and taste anything positively and believe did freak me out in the beginning. I knew I will that everything will be overcome this. And thus, I fine. Positive approach started paying more atten- towards everything can tion towards my eating habits during those days. I do wonders and I have started consuming vitamin understood this while C enriched food, as advised spending 14 days in by doctors. I used to have isolation. concoctions of herbs on a Yashika Sharma, A CITY RESIDENT daily basis. I ate fruits, healthy and green vegetables. One thing I didn't miss out during that tough phase was exercising. I kept on doing physical activities along with breathing exercises. These things gave me the strength to fight the virus. "Also, I was in touch with my family and friends over phone calls and messages. Within days, I got my sense of taste and smell back. I would like to tell others who are suffering from Covid-19 to not panic and get themselves isolated the moment they develop any symptom because that helped me and my husband tackle the virus without any problem. Also, don't get depressed, think positively and believe that everything will be fine. Positive approach towards everything can do wonders and I have understood this while spending 14 days in isolation. "Since my brother's wedding functions are on these days, I was tense as to how will I attend it. So, its excitement pushed me and helped me defeat the virus at the earliest without facing any severe problem. Now, I am ready to rock again at the wedding and am proud to call myself a Covid survivor." ❝ ❞ (As told to Aakanksha N Bhardwaj)
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