06042021-JTR-01.qxd 4/5/2021 10:30 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SUKHBIR: CM FAILED FARMERS & SAD FOUGHT FOR THEIR CAUSE Addressing a rally in Doaba, SAD chief Sukhbir Badal said Capt Amarinder Singh-led govt had failed farmers. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MEGA JOB FAIR FROM APRIL 22 Nawanshahr: A ‘Rozgar mela’ will be held from April 22 to April 30 in the district. While giving information, Employment Generation Officer Rupinder Kaur said applicants can apply on www.pgrkam.com till April 18. The interested youths can also call on contact number 88727-59915 if they have any query regarding the process. Notably, various camps were held earlier as well, but nine day job fair has come as a great opportunity for unemployed youths during the pandemic. OC MOBILE CAMPS FOR VACCINATION Jalandhar: The district administration on Monday asked councillors and sarpanches that if their wards or villages don’t have the facility for vaccination or there’s no government dispensary, then they can send the request for a mobile vaccination camp on firstname.lastname@example.org. For this, the number of persons above the age of 45 should be more than 100. The administration said the facility will be made available at respective wards and villages, once the required number of beneficiaries are listed at a particular place. TNS PAGE 2 VIRAT, ANUSHKA SHARMA COME FORWARD FOR A SOCIAL CAUSE PAGE 3 The couple has never shied away from taking a stand for the safety of animals, especially the stray ones. MAX 33°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:50 PM DEEP MONEY, AK ARE WINNING HEARTS WITH HIS LATEST TRACK Sung by Deep Money and AK, the new single De Daru on Bullman Records is gaining a lot of popularity. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:08 AM TUESDAY | 6 APRIL 2021 | JALANDHAR Lessons learned at Pathlawa village? A year after first Covid casualty, the village has concentrated 7 deaths, 370 new cases in dist focus on improving health facilities; no case reported so far Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 5 People here have seen it all. A year ago, the name of Pathlawa village had hogged the news coverage. The village in Nawanshahr, after the first case and casualty due to the Covid-19, was the talk of the town. For months, the villagers remained fearful. A 70-year-old resident, with travel history to Germany and Italy, was the victim. The Nawanshahr administration had also quarantined the village, the first containment zone in the state. A look at one year of the pandemic and what lessons has it given to the villagers: today, there are hardly any cases here, but everyone is prepared for the worst-case scenario as the second wave continues to bulge. Pathlawa has a population of 2,500. Sarpanch Harpal Singh, whose mother was also infected at that time, said the year had been tough. “The second wave is here. Obviously, there is a fear among the people, but what happened a year ago has made us work more towards looking after the health facil- The Pathlawa sarpanch is making sure that there is every health facility available at the village charitable hospital. TRIBUNE PHOTOS ities of the village,” he said. One thing that the sarpanch is now focusing on is providing health facilities c m y b PAGE 4 to the people here and making them aware of every development that happens. There is a charitable hospital at the village by the name ‘Sant Baba Kanhaiya Singh Charitable Hospital. The sarpanch is associated with the charitable society and has been ensuring that the hospital has every possible facility so that the residents don’t have to go outside the village for treatment. Harpal informed that an Xray machine will also be available in the hospital by tomorrow. He said the virus attacks the lungs, so it was very important to have the availability of the machine and by next week, scanning machines will also arrive. He is also ensuring regular sampling apart from asking people for inoculation. Pritam Kaur (72), his mother, became the oldest Covidpositive person from Pathlawa to be discharged from the hospital. When she came back, she was welcomed with a siropa. Her brother Ajaib Singh, former sarpanch of nearby Usmanpur village, had also donated a month’s pension to hospital staff for treating his sister well. Jalandhar, April 5 With 370 new cases reported in Jalandhar on Monday the district tally reached 31,788. Seven people died, taking the death toll to 951. While 27,578 people have so far been discharged, there are 3,284 active cases in the district. In Kapurthala today, 142 people tested positive. Four deaths were also reported. The deceased include a 68year-old woman who died at isolation ward Kapurthala, a 75-year-old male resident of Khallu village who died at GMC Amritsar, a 69-year-old female resident of Phagwara, who died at DMC Ludhiana and a 65-year-old male, also a resident of Phagwara, who died at GMC Amritsar. A total of 9,513 people have tested positive in Kapurthala until now. 11 deaths, 195 fresh cases reported in Hoshiarpur The health authorities on Monday reported 11 Covid-19 related in the district. With this, the death toll reached 586. The authorities reported 195 fresh cases, thus taking the tally to 14,453. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said reports of 2,229 samples were received and out of them, 154 new cases were reported while 41 more patients belonging to Hoshiarpur district were reported from other districts. — TNS/OC HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Helpline number of Ambu- lance: 108 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 ■ Jalandhar Helpline for Covid JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL DISCHARGED ACTIVE 370 31,788 7 951 388 27,578 3,259 or other medical queries: 0181-2224848 ■ District Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164 ■ Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/ 500-gm heroin seized from two foreign nationals Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 5 The Jalandhar police have busted an international drug racket with the arrest of two African nationals and recovered 500 gm of heroin from them. The accused have been identified as Okafor Paul Chukwunwekein and Mary Nyambura. Jalandhar Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the CIA Staff I laid a special naka on GT Road near Paragpur. He said cops noticed two African nationals with a bag. Bhullar said after noticing that there was a naka ahead, the duo turn back. He said the police party intercepted both the African nationals and during their inspection they recovered 200 gm heroin was from Chukwunwekein and 300 gm heroin from Nyambura. The Commissioner of Police said during the interrogation, Chukwunwekein admitted that he along with other African nationals was smuggling drugs into Punjab and Haryana. He said Nyambura also revealed that she was into the trade since long. A case under Sections 21/61/85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at Jalandhar Cantt police station.
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