03052021-CT-01.qxd 5/3/2021 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 3 MAY 2021 | CHANDIGARH WASTE OUTSIDE SEC 38 (WEST) SPORTS COMPLEX IRKS VISITORS PAGE 2 The open area around the Sports Complex in Sector 38 (West) is gradually turning into a dump yard. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 4,12,497 44,306 36,218 860 7,592 370 496 7 MOHALI 2,80,831 3,06,345 21,687 48,551 19,087 38,708 198 1,045 2,383 9,233 254 63 217 610 4 7 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 101 PANCHKULA 151 MOHALI 138 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF COP MANHANDLED, RESIDENT ARRESTED Chandigarh: A Zirakpur resident has been arrested by the UT police for quarrelling with a senior constable at Dariya village. According to the police, the complainant, Sub-Inspector (SI) Satish Kumar, reported that a car being driven by Parveen was stopped during the lockdown by senior constable Hitesh. The police said the suspect started quarreling with Hitesh and tore his uniform. A case was registered against the suspect at the Industrial Area police station. TNS CASH SNATCHED, CASE REGISTERED Chandigarh: Two unidentified persons allegedly snatched ~1,100 from Shiv Mangal near the Kalibari light point on May 1. A case was registered at the Sector 31 police station. TNS EX-COP AMONG THREE BOOKED Chandigarh: The UT police have booked retired Inspector Gurnam Singh and two others for allegedly thrashing a hotel manager. The complainant, Parampal Singh, manager, Hotel Altius, Industrial Area, Phase I, alleged that Gurnam Singh and others thrashed him at the hotel on April 25 over a payment issue. The hotel was booked for a function. A case under Sections 323, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 31 police station. TNS 24SEVEN STORE MANAGER HELD Panchkula: The police have arrested a manager of a 24Seven store in Sector 11 for violating the weekend lockdown orders. The manager has been identified as Naresh Kumar, a resident of Baltana in Zirakpur. According to the police, he was found running the store during the weekend lockdown. On Saturday, the police had arrested a manager of a KFC outlet in Sector 9 for violating the weekend lockdown. TNS 3 BOOKED FOR JUMPING NAKA Mohali: Three SUV-borne persons, including a woman, have been booked for reckless driving and not stopping at a naka on Saturday night. On the complaint of Sub-Inspector Shyam Sunder, a case under Sections 186, 188, 269, 270, 279, 336 and 51 of the Disaster Management Act was registered at the Mataur police station on May 1. The trio, without face mask, hit the roadside railing and sped away. TNS PAGE 3 P’KULA TO SHIFT STEPDOWN PATIENTS FROM PVT HOSPITALS 98% PATIENTS UNDER HOME ISOLATION RECOVER IN PATIALA Health Dept sets up 60 Covid beds with oxygen facility at Kisan Bhawan in Sector 14 for stepdown patients. MAX 38°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37.7°C | MIN 23.5°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:01 PM Of 26,510 Covid patients placed under home isolation in the district, 22,647 have recovered from infection. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:37 AM At 1,045, biggest surge in Mohali Seven succumb to the virus in the district, toll 610; 975 more patients cured Tribune News Service Mohali, May 2 The district on Sunday recorded the biggest singleday spike since the Covid pandemic broke out. As many as 1,045 persons tested positive while seven succumbed to the disease and 975 got better of it. Among the new cases, 355 were reported from Mohali (urban), seven from Lalru, 15 from Kurali, 25 from Boothgarh, 26 from Banur, 69 from Gharuan, 147 from Dera Bassi, 177 from Kharar and 224 from the Dhakoli area of Zirakpur. So far, 48,551 persons have tested positive in the district and 38,708 of them have been recovered. There are 9,233 active cases with 610 deaths in the district. 798 CHALLANED, 20 FIRS IN MOHALI Mohali: The police issued 798 challans for not wearing a mask at a public place and registered 20 FIRs for violation of the Covid-19 guidelines in the district. Nine shops, eight persons, a hotel, an eatery and a liquor vend owner were booked in the past 24 hours. TNS IN P’KULA, WEEKLONG LOCKDOWN IMPOSED The police challan commuters caught without a mask and driving on the wrong side near the McDonald’s outlet in Zirakpur on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Panchkula: Amid the rising coronavirus cases, the Haryana Government has imposed a weeklong lockdown in all districts, including Panchkula, from Monday. Only essential services will be allowed during the seven-day lockdown. TNS UT call on lockdown, Jab for 18+ at 5 P’kula sites today Second dose for 45+ at 11 centres more curbs today Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 2 The UT Administration will take a call on imposing a longer lockdown and more restrictions in the city tomorrow. Punjab and Haryana today imposed new restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19. Punjab imposed restrictions on the movement of people and opening of commercial establishments, whereas Haryana imposed a lockdown for a week from May 3. The UT is in favour of a uniform policy for the tricity for better Covid management. On these lines, it had earlier fol- ESTATE, RLA OFFICES CLOSED TILL MAY 8 Chandigarh: The estate and RLA offices will remain closed for another week in the city. These will remain closed till May 8. An official of the Administration said the Sampark centres would remain open, but the next course would be decided on Monday. TNS lowed suit by extending the night curfew timings and imposing a weekend lockdown as was the case in Mohali and Panchkula. “We will hold a meeting in this regard tomorrow,” said a senior UT official. Panchkula, May2 After the rollout with a lone session, the Health Department today decided to expand vaccination for people in the 18-44 age group to five sites across the district from tomorrow. Tomorrow, the vaccination for 18-plus will be held at the government dispensary, Sector 25; Urban Health Centre, Sector 16; Ayush Dispensary, Sector 9, Primary Health Centre, Pinjore; and Community Health Centre, Raipur Rani. For those above 45 years, the vaccination will take place at 11 sites. However, only the second dose will be administered at these sites due to lim- 70 yrs on, villagers deprived of metalled roads, street lights VILLAGE WOES Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 2 It was in 1951 that villagers were allotted land in Jhungiya Bela, Kaimbwala, paving the way for turning their area into Sector 23. Seventy years down the line, they are deprived of basic amenities like metalled road, sewerage and street lights. Jhungiya Bela is perhaps the only area in the UT bereft of these basic facilities. Even after Kaimbwala village was merged into the Municipal Corporation more than two years ago, not a thing has moved there in terms of development. “We had our village at the place where Sector 23 exists today. We were given land in Jhungiyan Bela in 1951 so that the Sector could be developed there. We later constructed houses here. There is a kuchha road, which leads to our ‘abadi’. Can you imagine, our area is also a part of the UT?” commented Ram Karan, a resident. “We have met the officers in the UT Administration several times but nothing has been done. We are only given assurances. They refer the matter to one or the other department. After much persistence, a mast light was installed, but it illu- Villagers of Kaimbwala show the pathway, which never became a road. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI ‘CAN’T IMAGINE WE LIVE IN UT’ had our place where 23 exists ❝WeWe werevillage at thein JhungiyanSectorin 1951 today. given land Bela so that the Sector could be developed there. We later constructed houses here. There is a kuchha road, which leads to our ‘abadi’. Can you imagine, our area is also a part of the UT? — Ram Karan, A RESIDENT ❞ minates only side of the road. Other side remains dark,” he added. Residents here said the authorities gave us land, but no facility. During summer, the pressure of water supply is also very low. Around 10 families are residing in this area at present. Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Kaimbwala, lamented, “It is a sorry state of affairs in Jhungiyan. Whether it was under the Administration or now the MC, the residents’ fortune did not change. In oth- er parts of Kaimbwala, there is a dire need of replacement of the old sewerage system. We have to bear with stinking smell daily, as it gets blocked.” Balwant Singh of Kaimbwala added, “Several residents here have fallen sick due to mixing of sewage in drinking water. These days even OPDs are shut. Where would we go? We have taken bottles filled with dirty water to the UT and MC officials as a proof, but to no avail.” (Concluded) c m y b FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Healthcare system on the edge, no ICU beds vacant Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May2 The healthcare system in Chandigarh is on the edge with hospitals unable to handle the relentless inflow of patients and running out of ICU beds. Not even a single ICU bed was vacant in Chandigarh today at the three government hospitals. Doctors treating Covid patients say the fatalities have increased in the city due to exhaustion of hospitals beds. Prof GD Puri, who is heading Covid-19 management at the PGI, said, “Except for oxygen availability, our situation is in tandem with Delhi. Our emergency wards are full with Covid patients. There is a waiting list of patients who require ICU beds. The fatalities are a result of overburdened hospital capacities.” “We are trying our best to handle Covid patients and prioritise those who are more severe and require ICU bed. We also try to step down serious patients from ICU beds to vacate the beds, but only after ensuring that they are stabilised,” said Professor Puri. “Not even a single ICU bed is vacant in the tricity today. I UT SEES 860 CASES, 7 DEATHS Chandigarh: The city recorded 860 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the number of active cases to 7,592. With seven more deaths, the toll has reached 496. A total of 483 patients were cured of the disease in the past 24 hours. TNS 4 DEATHS, 198 CASES IN P’KULA Panchkula: The district on Sunday reported four Covid deaths and 198 fresh cases. Among the deceased, one had no known comorbidities. The death toll now is 217. While the overall tally has reached 21,687, the cumulative recoveries stand at 19,087. TNS feel helpless and frustrated for not having been able to help patients. My hands are tied up,” said Prateek Rishi, who runs NGO Raine Foundation and has been helping Covid-19 patients in looking for ICU beds. “Our patient couldn’t take the transfer hiccups from Apollo to the GMCH-32. He crashed shortly after relocation and died. The culprit is shortage of ICU beds,” said Ajay Rana, an attendant of the patient. continued on page 3 A beneficiary in the 18-44 age group gets the vaccine at a polyclinic in Sector 26, Panchkula, on Sunday. PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR HOSPITALS ited availability. These sites are the MDC, Sector 4; Government Polyclinic, Sector 26; Government Dispensary, Sector 12-A; the PHC, Nanakpur; Sub-Divisional Hospital, Attendant can stay with Covid patient at GMSH, but can’t go out Tribune News Service Sandeep Rana TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD COVID BED STATUS Sandeep Rana JHUNGIYA BELA, KAIMBWALA PAGE 3 Chandigarh, May 2 The Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, authorities today brought in strict regulations in its Covid ward following a report published in Chandigarh Tribune highlighting the issue. The hospital staff and attendants of Covid patients have been directed that no attendant will move out of the Covid ward. They also instructed that the family attendant will not change during the time his/her patient is admitted. Earlier, in the day the attendants were asked to stay outside the Covid ward. However, some attendants requested they wanted to remain with their kin following which they were allowed. They were directed to strictly adhere to the Covid-appropriate behaviour like wearing a mask and gloves. The GMSH authorities reasoned since they were shortstaffed, they could not have enough hospital attendants and kin would have to stay along, at least for old patients. A government bank official, whose father is admitted at the hospital, said, “In the morning, we were asked to stay out of the Covid ward. But we requested them to let us stay inside the ward with our kin. At least one attendant per patient must be allowed. continued on page 3 Kalka; the PHC, Surajpur; the PHC, Old Panchkula; the PHC, Kot; the PHC, Barwala; the PHC, Hangola and MLA Hostel Dispensary. continued on page 3 PGI GMCH-32 South Campus, 48 GMSH-16 COVID BEDS ICU BEDS (INCLUDING VENTILATORS) Total Occupancy Vacant Total Occupancy Vacant 375 335 40 72 72 0 216 193 23 31 31 0 100 57 43 17 17 0 240 232 8 6 6 0
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