20042021-LT-01.qxd 4/20/2021 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE RESIDENTS OF RAJGURU NAGAR RESENT INSANITARY CONDITIONS PAGE 2 RAKHI THANKS SALMAN KHAN FOR FUNDING HER MOM’S OPERATION Despite several complaints to officials of the LIT, Superintending Engineer & SDO, issues still remain unresolved. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF 5 HELD FOR COVID NORM VIOLATIONS Ludhiana: The police have arrested five persons and booked six others for violation of Covid-related restrictions and prohibitory orders under Section 188, IPC, on Sunday night. The arrested persons have been identified as Krishan Mishra and Surinder, both working with a goods transport company at Iqbal Ganj Chowk, Mithlesh and Vijay Nandan, workers at a ahata (drinking place), and Rakesh Kumar, employee of a liquor vend near Old Shivpuri puli. Those booked under Section 188, IPC, for keeping their shops open after stipulated closure orders were a grocery shop owner from New Ashapuri, a telecom shop owner from Baba Namdev Colony, an unidentified worker of Basant Fast Food, Fountain Chowk, the owner of Hans Dhaba, the owner of Nancy Fast Food and the owner of a salon, all in Basti Andullapur. OC TWO ARRESTED WITH HEROIN Ludhiana: The police have arrested two persons, Rajinder Kumar, a resident of Aliwal village, and Gurpreet Singh of Phullanwal village, under Sections 21-B, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act for possessing 35 gm of heroin. The police said the duo who were coming in a Bolero Pik-Up vehicle (bearing registration no. PB 10 EV 5344) from the Lalton Kalan side were stopped at a naka on suspicion. The search of their vehicle led to the recovery of the contraband. The vehicle was also impounded. OC 3 HELD, ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED Ludhiana: The police have arrested three persons with illicit liquor in two raids and seized 11 bottles of illicit countrymade liquor from their possession. Ravinder Singh and Gurwinder Singh, residents of Manjit Nagar, were nabbed while they were travelling in a Huyndai i20 car (bearing registration No. HR-02AH-0711) near the Basti Abdullapur railway crossing. Search of the vehicle led to the recovery of six bottles of raw countrymade liquor. Gurnam Singh was nabbed from Railway Colony No. 5 from near Shiv Mandir while selling countrymade liquor and five bottles of liquor were seized from him. All accused have been booked under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act. OC ILLEGAL MINING: 2 TRACTORS SEIZED Ludhiana: The police have impounded two tractors with sand-laden trollies in a raid conducted in connection with illegal sand mining from the Sutlej bed near Chaunta village. While the accused gave the police a slip, they left a Swaraj and a Sonalika tractors, both without registration numbers, and two sandladen trollies on the spot. The police have registered a case under Section 379, Indian Penal Code (IPC), and Section 21 of the Mining Act against unidentified persons and were investigating the matter. OC POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 4 pm: Urban Estate Phase III, MIG and LIG Flats Phase III, JJ Enclave, Military Complex area, Phase 5 and 6. PAGE 3 I STAYED FOCUSED IN TESTING TIMES, SAYS RANVEER SINGH The operation took place on Sunday and in a recent social media video, Rakhi revealed that it was successful. MAX 31°C | MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:58 PM PAGE 4 Ranveer’s success as a celebrity lies in his ability to balance two different aspects of being a new-age star. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:52 AM TUESDAY | 20 APRIL 2021 | LUDHIANA 10 dead, 758 test +ve Dist ranks fourth in per million Three health workers, undertrial among infected Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 19 As many as 758 persons tested positive for Covid in the district, while 10 persons lost their life to the virus today. The active cases have gone up to 4,707, while total confirmed cases till date have reached 43,821. The death count in the district due to Covid has reached 1,253. Eight men and two women, most of them with hypertension and diabetes comorbidities, lost their lives today. The deceased belonged to Mundian Kalan, Lahal village, Deharka village, Shimlapuri, Basti Jodhewal, Sherpur, Dhandari Kalan, Giaspura, Lasara village and Dholewal. Those tested positive include three healthcare workers and an undertrial. As many as 174 persons are still untraceable. In the district, 501 persons were home quarantined. Today 17 persons were on ventilator support, out of which 11 belong to Ludhiana district and remaining to other districts. Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar said it was the duty of people to follow the safety measures like wearing mask and maintaining social distancing. Covid-19 vaccination in state Nitin Jain Tribune News Service COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: 78147-64759 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital Problem: COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 8,93,994 43,821 4,704 260 1,253 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-19bed-status-in-ludhiana-district POLICE CHIEF CONTRACTS VIRUS ■ Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal has tested positive for Covid- 19. He has isolated himself at his residence and getting treatment. ■ In a post put on a Facebook page of the Ludhiana police, he said he woke up on Sunday morning with body ache and 101°F temperature. After undergoing both rapid antigen and RT-PCR tests, he was declared positive for Covid-19 and put on symptomatic treatment. ■ He has made an appeal to all those who had come in his contact during the past seven days to isolate themselves and also get tested. ■ Agrawal, who has taken both doses of Covid vaccine, observed that even though his office building (Police Commissionerate) had the highest level of hygiene, sanitation standards and strictly followed all preventive measures against Covid-19, but still he had got infected. ■ He has made an appeal to people not to ignore their health as the virus was spreading much faster and sooner than their imagination. Ludhiana, April 19 Ludhiana, which was the first district in the state to launch vaccination at doorstep by holding mobile camps, has ranked fourth in the per million Covid inoculation in the state. The data compiled by the Health and Family Welfare Department, a copy of which is with The Tribune, revealed that Ludhiana touched 1,36,172 per million vaccination coverage till April 14, which was way ahead than the state average of 99,887. Pathankot district topped the state with maximum 1,70,262 per million inoculation, followed by Gurdaspur 1,61,062, Jalandhar 1,47,448, Mohali 1,36,115 Hoshiarpur 1,25,465, Nawanshahr 1,15,683, Amritsar 1,03,866, Kapurthala 98,742, Faridkot 93,254, Patiala 92,753, Tarn Taran 79,098, Ropar 65,511, Muktsar 59,273, Ferozepur 59,061, Barnala 58,409, Bathinda 58,120, Moga 56,035, Fazilka 53,338, Fatehgarh Sahib 47,492, Sangrur 47,333, and Mansa 32,441. Ludhiana also stood fourth when it comes to the analysis of total dose coverage per million population. The district had inoculated 1,36,869 persons with both doses of the vaccine, which was much higher than the state average SHORTAGE OF COVISHIELD 54 pvt hospitals left high and dry Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 19 Fiftyfour private hospitals which are administering Covishield vaccine have been left high and dry after not getting the jab stock due to its shortage. Today second dose of Covishield was administered at only four government Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) in the urban area. Private hospitals are perturbed over the mismanagement of the vaccination drive. They are feeling cheated and questioning why at the first place they were asked to join the vaccination drive. On one hand they are making rounds of the Health Department for the stock and returning empty handed, on the other hand it has become difficult for them to make the one side, the is asking ❝On theget vaccinatedgovernmentother the people to and on the vaccine is not available. This is the third time that I am returning without the jab. Surjeet Kaur, A BENEFICIARY beneficiaries understand the real situation as they are questioning them about the availability of the vaccine. From the last three days, pri- ❞ vate hospitals have not been given the stock of Covishield vaccine. Beneficiaries who came for the second jab of Covishield at private hospitals in urban areas had to return without getting vaccinated even today. “On the one side, the government is asking people to get vaccinated and on the other the vaccine is not available. This is the third time that I am returning without the jab,” said Surjeet Kaur, a beneficiary. Another 67-year-old beneficiary said he choose a hospital near his house to get vaccinated against Covid. “I got the first dose and now my second dose is due. I went to the hospital and I was told that the vaccine is out of stock and if I want to get the vaccination done, I should go to either the Civil Hospital or Civil Surgeon office. I cannot go there in such sweltering Continued on page 2 A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA OFFICIALSPEAK Deputy Commissioners were asked to constitute disciplinary teams under senior officers with members from various departments having influence and close interaction with the public to expand the reach of ongoing vaccination drive and ensure maximum coverage of eligible persons. Hussan Lal, PRINCIPAL HEALTH SECRETARY ❝ ❞ of 1,00,200. Pathankot again ranked first in this category with highest coverage of 1,71,202, followed by Gurdaspur 1,60,572, Jalandhar 1,47,406, Mohali 1,35,518, Nawanshahr 1,15,372, Amritsar 1,04,909, Kapurthala 1,00,370, Patiala 94,042, Faridkot 94,012, Tarn Taran 78,909, Ropar 64,198, Ferozepur 59,723, Bathinda 58,599, Barnala 58,274, Muktsar 57,908, Moga 55,456, Fazilka 54,151, Sangrur 48,058, Fatehgarh Sahib 47,948, and Mansa 32,077. According to the statistics, 1,67,594 healthcare workers have so far been given first dose, 78,240 second jab. As many as 2,94,025 frontline workers have been administered first vaccine, 68,644 second shot. As many as 17,44,745 persons above 45 years have been administered first injection and 68,725 inoculated with the second dose. The vaccine inventory till date showed that 1,83,750 doses of Covishield were still available with the state after utilising 27.6 lakh of the total 29,43,850 doses received so Continued on page 2 Health team makes efforts to detect more cases in Dugri Govt has made testing mandatory for all residents in containment zones Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 19 Activities to create awareness against Covid-19 were conducted by a team of the Mass Media Department of the Civil Surgeon office at Phase I and II in Dugri here to detect more cases of Covid-19. Dugri was declared a containment zone by the district administration due to the detection of a large number of Covid cases in its areas. On Monday, the awareness campaign team of the District Health Depart- ment visited various places in Phase 1 and 2 and urged residents through the public address system to come forward for testing, which is being conducted free of cost by the department. The government has made it mandatory to test all residents of containment zones. Members of the team also told attendants of positive patients about how to take proper care of their positive relatives and other related information. Deputy Director Dr Kiran Gill said due to the high cases of Covid in Dugri, it has been made a containment zone. The Health Department, Ludhiana, has significantly increased testing. Testing is important for early detection of the cases, which can prevent the rapid spread of the virus. “More testing means we can track positive cases on a fast pace,” she said. “People usually go for test only when they come in contact with a positive persons or have any symptom,” she said. However, people should understand that they have to come forward to give samples for tests regardless of their symptoms or contact as the testing facility by the department is completely free. “There are a lot of misconceptions among people that sampling is a painful and time-consuming process, which is wrong,” Dr Kiran Gill said. Continued on page 2 Man withdraws ~2L from friend’s account MC restricts visitors’ entry to its offices Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 19 The police have booked Bharat Ketal, a resident of Netaji Park, Haibowal, under Section 379, IPC, for allegedly stealing an ATM card of his friend and withdrawing Rs 2 lakh from his savings bank account of Oriental Bank of Commerce through ATMs on different dates. Complainant Mithun, a resident of Naveen Nagar, Jassian Road, told the police that the accused, who was his former roommate, had stolen his ATM card and had withdrawn Rs 2 lakh from his bank Ludhiana, April 19 Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, the Municipal Corporation (MC), Ludhiana, has restricted entry of visitors to its offices. On the recommendation given by Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal has issued an order to officials to create awareness among people to send their complaints via email instead of visiting the MC offices. All zonal commissioners have been directed to keep a complaint box outside main gates of zonal offices to receive complaints. account on different dates. He said he came to know about the withdrawals when he got his mobile phone connection restored after his cell phone handset was lost somewhere. The involvement of the accused was known from the CCTV footage of an ATM lobby. The police were investigating the matter but no arrest had been made so far, he said. Appeals residents to send complaints via email; complaint boxes to be placed outside offices c m y b the zonal commissioners to deploy staff at entry points to MC offices with sanitisers and thermal scanners. Nobody will be allowed to enter these places without mask. email addresses of civic body officials released Residents can also contact 0161-4085013 and 0161-4085038 for giving their complaints. Various organisations or individuals who wanted to submit a memorandum or complaint to the MC Commissioner can send the same to email address — email@example.com. Only in extremely important or emergency cases, an applicant can submit an application at the MC office by following the Covid norms. The Commissioner has ordered The MC has released email addresses of officials for submission of any application, complaint or memorandum. The officials can be contacted at: Additional Commissioner (firstname.lastname@example.org om). Zonal Commissioner Zone-A (email@example.com), Zonal Commissioner Zone B (firstname.lastname@example.org), Zonal Commissioner Zone C (email@example.com m), Zonal Commissioner Zone D (firstname.lastname@example.org), Secretary for advertisement (email@example.com). Municipal Town Planner firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. O&M superintending engineers for water supply and sewer-related complaints: Zone A&B: firstname.lastname@example.org, Zone C&D: email@example.com. Superintending engineers for roads and street lights: Zone A firstname.lastname@example.org, Zone B email@example.com, Zone C firstname.lastname@example.org and Zone D email@example.com.
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