27122020-LT-01.qxd 12/26/2020 11:46 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE 1,510 MATRIMONIAL PLAINTS DISPOSED OF AT MEGA CAMP The camp was organised to resolve the long pending matrimonial disputes at women cell & other police stations. FORECAST RAIN IN AFTERNOON PAGE 2 RAVEENA AND JACQUELINE JOIN SALMAN KHAN’S BIRTHDAY BASH PAGE 3 From dance performances, masti, games, to party, they will make sure Bhaijan’s birthday becomes special. MAX 19°C | MIN 4°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C | MIN 5°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:32 PM Over 30,000 healthcare workers to get shots at 7 places on December 28 & 29 Ludhiana, December 26 The industrial town is all set for the dry run of the Covid19 vaccination drive on December 28 and 29. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma here today. Chairing a special meeting of the district civil and police administration, the DC, flanked by the Commissioner of Police (CP) Rakesh Agrawal, said, “More than 30,000 healthcare workers, who have been on the frontline in the battle against the ‘Chinese virus’, will be given vaccine shots at seven different locations across the district during the first phase of the two-day mega vaccination dry run drive.” Ludhiana, which has assumed the dubious distinction of Covid capital of Punjab, is among the two districts – the other being Nawanshahr – chosen by the state government to launch the vaccination in Punjab. “The first phase of beneficiaries will include healthcare workers in both government Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal during a special meeting to finalise a dry run of Covid vaccination drive in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO and private sectors of the district, who have registered themselves on the government portal. Anganwadi workers, population above 50 years of age, below 50 years with comorbidities and others will be covered in the subsequent phases,” the DC added. “The seven locations finalised for the purpose will be located in subdivisions of the district. They are Civil Hospital and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, Raikot, Jagraon, Machhiwara, Khanna and Payal,” the DC said. This activity was aimed at testing the laid out mechanisms for Covid vaccination roll-out in the state, the DC added. “The dry run will conduct end-to-end testing of Covid vaccination process. Pre-identified beneficiaries from the specified groups supported by Co-WIN, an electronic application, will be vaccinated during the drive,” the DC added. The primary objective of the dry run included assessing the operational feasibility of using CoWIN application in the field environment and to test linkages between planning, the DC said. Implementation and reporting mechanisms would identify challenges and guide a way forward prior to the actual implementation of the massive vaccination campaign, the DC added. Covid vaccine would not be available off the shelf for the time being and only people, who registered themselves on the government portal, would be covered under the vaccination drive, the DC said. “Upon registration, beneficiaries will receive an SMS informing about the date and place where Covid vaccine will be administered to them,” the DC added. Pertinently, Punjab was among the four states along with Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Gujarat, identified by the Centre for undertaking the dry run of the Covid vaccine in the country. The immunisation partners – the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) – would support the dry run activity. Joint CP J Elanchezhian, ADC (D) Sandeep Kumar, ADC Jagraon Neeru Katyal Gupta, ADC (General) Amarjit Bains, Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga, all SDMs and other senior officials of the civil and the police district administration were present at the meeting. PAGE 4 She won wide acclaim for her role of Beena Tripathi in Mirzapur. She was also seen in web series A Suitable Boy. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:23 AM All set for dry run of Covid vaccination Tribune News Service RASIKA DUGGAL SHARES HER ‘EXISTENTIAL QUESTIONS’ SUNDAY | 27 DECEMBER 2020 | LUDHIANA 66-yr-old succumbs, 38 test +ve Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 26 Covid-19 claimed life of a 66year-old man from Mubarakpur village while 38 fresh cases of virus were reported in Ludhiana district today. The Health Department today confirmed 43 positive cases, including 38 from the city and five from other districts or states. In Ludhiana district, 20 persons with influenza like illness and three others tested positive for the disease. Besides, 10 persons, who visited OPD, and five others, who came in contact with positive patients, also tested positive for the virus. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Sharma said unfortunately three patients, including one each from Ludhiana, Bathinda and Hoshiarpur districts, succumbed to the virus during the past 24 hours. Now, the total number of persons, who died due to coronavirus, includes 956 from Ludhiana and 442 from other districts, the DC added. There were 416 active Covid patients in the district at present, the DC said. Till date, a total of 5,27,773 samples for the Covid test had been collected out of which report of 5,25,815 samples had COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: 78147-64759 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 5,27,773 24,596 416 956 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital Problem: 62849-12553 ■ For General Problem: 62845-31852 WEBLINK WHERE RESIDENTS CAN CHECK REAL TIME STATUS OF VACANT AND FILLED BEDS IN ALL HOSPITALS: https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district arrived, the DC added. As many as 4,97,581 samples were found negative while report of 1,958 samples was pending, the DC said. At present, the total number of coronavirus patients in Ludhiana was 24,596 while 3,638 were from other districts/states, the DC added. “Notably, 23221 (94.40%) patients have recovered from the virus till date. Three patients, including one from Ludhiana and two from other districts or states, are on ventilator,” the DC said. Civic body initiates Month old murder case solved, 4 arrested Register pets before work to upgrade Dec 31, or pay fine sewer at Prem Nagar Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 26 Finally, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has started the work to install a new sewer line at Prem Nagar, near Dhandari Khurd, in Ward No. 28. The work was inaugurated by ward councillor Paramjit Singh yesterday. The civic body had floated tenders for the work in December 2019. It took one year to start the work in this area. Residents have been complaining about the overflowing sewers for a long time. Officials of the Municipal Corportation claimed that the problem of overflowing sewers would be resolved with installation of new pipes. The MC superintending engineer, Rajinder Singh, said, “The work to install new sewer line has been initiated in the area.” The MC junior engineer, Devinderpal Singh, said, “New sewer line will be installed in Prem Nagar and nearby New Masjid Wali Gali. Besides, Ishar Nagar sewer a ❝The work to installPrem new sewer system in Ludhiana, December 26 A month old murder case of a man identified as Raju was solved by the police with the arrest of his brother and his three aides. Raju had come to know about illicit relationship of his brother with his wife. So, his brother killed him. The arrested suspects have been identified as Ashok Kumar, Raju’s brother, of Banda Bahadur Colony, Azad Alarm of Deep Vihar Colony, Pawan Kumar of Salem Tabri, and Izmamulhaq of Fambra. Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP) Bhagirath Meena, Additional DCP Deepak Pareek and other officials conducted a press conference regarding the Nagar and New Masjid Wali Gali has started. There is a need to upgrade sewer system in other parts of the ward too. The MC must allocate funds for this pupose. ❞ Paramjeet Singh, COUNCILLOR, WARD NO. 28 lines will be cleaned with super suction machines.” The councillor of Ward No. 28, Paramjeet Singh, said, “The work to install a new sewer system in Prem Nagar and New Masjid Wali Gali has been started. There is a need to upgrade sewer system in several other parts of the ward too. The MC must allocate funds for this pupose.” Two members of drug peddlers’ gang held, 2.6-kg opium recovered Our Correspondent Payal, December 26 The Malaudh police have arrested two members of drug peddlers’ gang and recovered 2.6 kg of opium from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Maan Singh Verma of Paras Ram Pur in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh and Ramesh Kumar of Udaipur village in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. The Khanna Senior Superintendent (SSP) of Police, Deep Singh, said cops led by the Payal Deputy Superintendent, Hardeep Singh Cheema, and the Malaudh SHO, Karnail Singh, had nabbed the suspects when they were trying to leave the Rorian bus stop area yesterday afternoon. On search, 1.6 kg of opium was recovered from the possession of Maan Singh and 1 kg of the contraband was recovered from Ramesh Kumar, the SSP added. Meanwhile, the police have yet to ascertain the identity of other gang members and origin and destination of both consignments of the contraband. c m y b matter today. Key suspect Ashok had illicit relationship with his brother Raju’s wife, the JCP said. He considered Raju as hurdle in their illicit relationship, the JCP added. Ashok along with his aide had given ~50,000 to contract killers Azad and Pawan, the JCP said. After taking money, on November 2, the suspects cornered the victim in Jodhewal and killed him by bludgeoning his head with bricks, the JCP added. Later, when probe was started in the case, involvement of victim’s brother came to the fore and he along with his aides was arrested, the JCP said. The police also recovered two mobile phones and a motorcycle from the suspects, the JCP added. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 26 The Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities have appealed to pet owners in the city to get their dogs and cats registered by December 31. The MC Senior Veterinary Officer, Dr Harbans Singh Dhalla, said, “More than 500 pet dogs have been registered while no cat has been registered with the MC till date. The annual registration fee for a pet is ~400 till December 31. After that, 10 times fine will be imposed on Continued on page 2
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