28042021-JTR-01.qxd 4/27/2021 11:07 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE GREEN FINGERS: A BACKYARD OR A CREATIVE HAVEN? PAGE 2 Kamaljit Kaur, a homemaker, has spruced up her garden with bells, chimes and hanging beauties. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF WOMAN KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT Jalandhar: A 45-year-old woman on Tuesday evening got crushed under the wheels of the Army truck. The woman was reportedly heading towards her house on foot, when the truck hit her from rear. The deceased has been identified as Suman Sharma. The incident took place on Suranussi road. As per the police, Suman died on the spot. She used to reside at Issa Nagar. While the truck driver fled from the spot with the vehicle, two youngsters chased the truck and clicked a photograph of its number plate. The woman was working at DIPS school. Body of the deceased has been sent for the post-mortem. TNS SUCHA SINGH IS DASUYA MC CHIEF Hoshiarpur: On Tuesday, Sucha Singh was unanimously elected as president of the Dasuya Municipal Council. Chandershekhar Bunty was elected vice-president of the civic body. MLA Arun Dogra conveyed his best wishes to the newly appointed president and vice-president of the Dasuya MC. He said that it would be a big challenge to implement development works in Dasuya city by keeping coordination with all councillors. He said the president and the vicepresident have been elected on the basis of opinion given by councilors. OC COMPENDIUM ON DEVELOPMENT Hoshiarpur: Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait (pic) on Tueday released a compendium on various development works carried out in the district by the Department of Soil and Water Conservation. The compendium gives detailed information about the work done by the department under different government schemes. It contains details of rainwater recharging structures, joint and private project drip irrigation systems, crate wire structures to protect soil erosion during rains. The compendium contains precise information about the projects along with photographs of the projects undertaken. Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Harbir Singh and Divisional Soil and Water Conservation Officer Naresh Gupta were also present on the occasion. OC MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN ACCIDENT Talwara: A motorcyclist died on the spot after being hit by a tractor-trailer on Tuesday on Kandi Canal road in Datarpur. The deceased has been identified as Fakar Deen. Talwara SHO Ajmer Singh Chahal said Kalu Deen complained to the police that his younger brother Fakar was going to sell milk around 10 am and on the way, a tractor-trailer hit his motorcycle. The SHO said Fakar died on the spot. OC AYUSHMANN, TAHIRA CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS COVID-19 RELIEF PAGE 3 Ayushmann and his wife Tahira Kashyap have come forward to contribute to the Maharashtra CM’s Relief Fund. MAX 41°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 19°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:05 PM MAKING A RETURN: WAGLE KI... IS BACK WITH FRESH EPISODES PAGE 4 The show will continue to bring the quintessential day-to-day life stories with an essence of nostalgia. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:44 AM WEDNESDAY | 28 APRIL 2021 | JALANDHAR Residents rush home before evening curfew Shopkeepers down shutters by 5 pm| Home delivery allowed till 9 pm | Exemption for essential goods, services Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 27 The evening curfew orders have somehow led to panic among residents who are thronging supermarkets and grocery stores in large numbers during the daytime to store enough ration to cope up with any harsher measures that the government could take to tackle the virus. Most shopkeepers themselves pulled down their shutters in markets by 5 pm. All those who did not follow the new guidelines of the state government, were forced by the police to shut their shops. As the curfew was to be implemented by 6 pm from today onwards, the movement of vehicles came almost to a standstill by that time. The district administrations issued fresh directives today and got them circulated to residents through social media and by way of public address system. The Deputy Commissioner today issued detailed orders stating that though shops and malls would shut down by 5 Residents and shopkeepers stuck in a traffic jam at Kishanpura locality as they head homewards by 6 pm in Jalandhar on Tuesday; and (right) cops on a round on a deserted road. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH pm, home delivery would be allowed up to 9 pm. The daily curfew timings will now be from 6 pm to 5 am on weekdays, prohibiting all nonessential activities. The weekend lockdown will be imposed from 6 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday. However, essential services have been exempted. Private offices, including service industry would be allowed to ‘work from home’ only. Chemist shops and shops dealing with supply of essential goods like milk, dairy products and vegetables would be exempted. For manufacturing industry, movement of employees/ labour of manufacturing industry and vehicles carrying them would be allowed. However, industry concerned shall issue requisite permission for this purpose. All to and fro movement of passengers travelling via air, trains and buses would be allowed. Construction activities in both urban and rural areas would be permissible. Agricultural activities, including procurement, horticultural, animal husbandry and vet- erinary services would be allowed. E-commerce and movement of all goods would not be stopped. Vaccination would continue at outreach camps and people can come for vaccination. MY COVIDEXPERIENCE Youngsters set up 2 audit teams to monitor O2 ‘Tried to stay resilient corona relief unit consumption at pvt hospitals amid tough times’ Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service NODAL OFFICER TO KEEP TAB ON REMDESIVIR SUPPLY Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 27 A group of around 60 youngsters aged between 25 and 32 years have formed a ‘Corona relief unit.’Having started working on it just a few days ago, they have been circulating their numbers through social media telling everyone that they were ready to extend some help to patients in distress by providing medicines, oxygen cylinders, beds, food and plasma. The youngsters have made it clear that they would only act to set up a bridge between the needy patients and those with resources available and help them save crucial time wasted in liaisoning. Vaibhav Gupta, who is a chartered accountant, and his schoolmate Sajan Sachdeva, who works in Amazon in Bengaluru, said they took the initial plunge and many more batchmates from Apeejay School, where they studied, were getting added each day. “We have helped a few families already. We have been building a database of contacts. There are people who shared that they have an extra dose of Remdesivir at their place and we gave their contact to a needy patient’s attendant. There was another who called up saying that he had 5 litre of oxygen as there was no need of it now. Again a patient in need of cylinder got this help through us,” said the duo. Gupta said, “We have to revise our database continuously as some sources are getting dried up after the government imposed harsher curbs on black marketing. People have really got scared and are desisting from sharing information on availability of injections, medicines and oxygen cylinders with them. They apprehend that they could fall in any unnecessary trouble and are hence avoiding any discussion. Many people who had JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS 595 41,310 6 1,060 Six fatalities, 595 new cases The health authorities reported 595 positive cases and six casualties on Tuesday. With this, the death toll reached 1,060 while the tally of the total positive cases in the district has touched 41,310. On Tuesday, infections were majorly reported from Green Model Town, Amardas Nagar, Rama Mandi, JP Nagar, Wadala Chowk, Basti Bawa Khel, Basti Gujan, Bhagat Singh Colony, Defence colony, Golden Avenue and Surya Enclave areas. Meanwhile, Kapurthala district reported 95 new positive cases and four deaths on Tuesday. opened their contacts for supply of oxygen have switched off their mobile phones or have stopped responding.” He said, “There is a mix of fake and authentic information being shared on social media. So, we are also in the process of filtering the information. Our purpose is just that patient’s attendant get right contacts in the shortest possible time. We also have to ensure genuineness of patients.” The group members said they had also begun working on providing meals to Covid positive families by arranging a cook and some delivery persons. “We are not sure how it will work and how much demand we may get, but our efforts are certainly genuine and we only intend to serve people in these trying times,” said Sachdeva. Jalandhar, Aprill 27 There seems to be no respite from surge in positive cases in the district. The health authorities reported more than 600 Covid cases in the last two days, thus increasing pressure on hospitals and the administration. A day after conducting audit on consumption and demand of oxygen at the Civil Hospital, the district administration on Tuesday constituted two audit teams to continuously monitor oxygen consumption at private hospitals in the district. The development would streamline the demand and supply of oxygen at all the healthcare institutes, said officials concerned. Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said earlier, audit teams were formed only for the Civil Hospital, which helped in plugging pilferage, low pressure and leakages. Now, two more Seven succumb, 161 new cases in Hoshiarpur Our Correspondent ■ Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Tuesday appointed Zonal Lisencing Authority (ZLA) Lakhwant Singh as a nodal officer to keep a tab on supply, hoarding and black marketing of Remdesevir in the district. The DC has appointed Naib Tehsildar Vijay Kumar, Harminder Singh and Suraj Kaler to coordinate with the nodal officer and ensure stringent action against those indulging in hoarding and black marketing ■ Thori reiterated administration’s commitment to provide best healthcare facilities amid the pandemic. He said any kind of black marketing and hoarding of essential medicines would be dealt with sternly. He also urged people to strictly follow the guidelines to tackle the pandemic teams have been formed to conduct oxygen audits at all private hospitals. “First team comprises Bundala Senior Medical Officer Dr Ashoke Kaul, Talwandi Sanghera SMO Dr Gurpreet Singh and ETO Neeraj Kumar. The second team includes Kartarpur SMO Dr Kuldeep, Bhogpur SMO Dr Parminder and ETO Harjot Singh Bedi,” said Thori. The two teams would personally monitor the demand and consumption of oxygen at private hospitals, including its rationing. The team members have also Man stabs brother to death over ~300 Tribune News Service Hoshiarpur, April 27 The health authorities reported seven more deaths due to the virus in Hoshiarpur district, thus taking the toll to 711 on Tuesday. The authorities reported 161 fresh cases. With this, the tally increased to 18,157. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said number of active cases in the district stood at 1,633 and 17,285 patients recovered from the Covid-19. Of the positive cases, eight were reported from other districts, 23 from Hoshiarpur city and remaining from other health blocks of the district. c m y b been asked to prepare a daily report of audit on demand, supply and consumption at Covid Care facilities. In addition, officials said as of now oxygen supply to nonmedical institutions was completely stopped in the district and the police would act sternly against the ones indulging in hoarding and black-marketing of oxygen cylinders. Meanwhile, some private hospitals started denying admission to Covid-19 patients due to shortage of medical oxygen. As a result, ICU beds at the Civil Hospital were also getting occupied rapidly. Jalandhar, April 27 An argument over Rs 300 turned ugly between two brothers on Monday night. The younger brother (Rohit Sehgal) reportedly stabbed his elder brother (Pankaj Sehgal) to death. The incident was reported around 11 pm at Kabir Nagar. The duo were consuming liquor with their father when the incident took place. After receiving information, cops from police division number 1 and a PCR team immediately rushed to the spot. Their father, Swami Sehgal, told the police that he tried to stop them from fight- ing, but to no avail. Eventually, Rohit picked up a knife and stabbed Pankaj five to six times. Their mother told the police that she was sleeping on terrace when her sons and husband were drinking. Before we could understand anything, Rohit left the house, said Swami. Pankaj was rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. The SHO, Rajesh Kumar, said, a case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered against the accused and the police have also recovered knife used in the crime. Cops on Monday arrested Rohit through GPS of his mobile phone. V IKAS JAITLEY (39) got infected with Covid on March 18. While he started developing the symptoms such as dry cough, phlegm in the throat and runny nose on March 17, he got himself tested on March 19. Subsequently, his reports came positive on March 23. A day Initially, after, his wife also tested positive for Covid. He not only we both were put on had to take care of himself some medicines for 10 but also his wife’s. Not losing his calm, he followed all days. The doctors guidelines issued by the instructed us to observe Health Department and his home-quarantine for family doctor. one week, which we “Initially, we both were put on some medicines for 10 strictly followed. Though days. The doctors instructed fear had gripped us, we us to observe home-quaran- preferred to stay quiet tine for one week, which we strictly followed. Since, we and focused on our were experiencing minor recovery. We remained body aches and weakness, connected with our we kept ourselves isolated daughters and mother from our two daughters and my mother. Though fear had through video calls. Vikas Jaitley gripped us, we preferred to stay quiet and focused on our recovery. We shifted to the second floor of our house and set-up a small kitchen to cook our food on own. Motivating my mother and children to have patience, we remained connected with them through video calls.” “Avoiding solid intake, we tried to increase fluids and protein in our diet. With the help of oximeter and thermometer, we regularly tracked our oxygen levels and temperature. The frequent calls by the Health Department relieved us,” said, Jaitely. His wife Jyoti Jaitely, says, though the recovery period feels tough, anyone can tide over the virus with exercise and positivity. Even though we had body cramps, we never skipped our breathing exercise. We were in constant contact with our family doctor. “Complete precautions should be taken but once any symptom is experienced. There is no need to generate unnecessary fear and doubts. Consult your doctor at the earliest, so that timely treatment could be started at once to prevent any unexpected serious situation. Protein-rich food and basic amenities such as proper ventilation and TV were a big boost that facilitated us in passing my time on our own. Chatting with friends and meditating is itself a big relief,” added Jaitely. A resident of the Park Avenue, Laddhewali road, Vikas Jaitely is a railway employee and his wife is a government school teacher. ❝ ❞ (As told to Ajay Joshi)
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