31052021-JTR-01.qxd 30-05-2021 22:23 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE CENTRE MUST STREAMLINE PLAN ON MASS JAB PROCUREMENT PAGE 2 City residents say brazen violation of mandatory safety norms at vax centres can worsen the situation. FORECAST MAINLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 2 KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENTS Hoshiarpur: Two persons were killed in two separate accidents that occurred in the district. In the first accident that took place near the petrol pump on the DasuyaUchi Bassi road on May 22, Dheerpal, a resident of Kotli Khera village, Dasuya, was seriously injured as his bike was hit by a tipper. His treatment was going on at the PGI, Chandigarh, where he succumbed to his injuries on late Saturday evening. A case under Sections 279 and 304A, IPC, was registered against the unidentified tipper driver by Dasuya police. In another accident, Yudhvir Sharma, a resident of Dulmiwal, was hit and run over by a tipper. The accident took place near the Dasuya police station on Saturday evening. On the complaint of the victim’s cousin Pardeep Kumar, the police have booked tipper driver Jasveer Singh, a resident of Satnaur village in Garhshankar, under Sections 279, 337, 338, 304-A and 427 of the IPC. OC WOMAN ROBBED OF MOBILE, CASH Jalandhar: A woman on Sunday afternoon lost her mobile phone and Rs 1,200 after two miscreants sprayed some chemical into her eyes and snatched her bag. The incident took place nearly 200m away from the bus stand police station. A resident of Bastiyat, the victim told the police that while she was on her way home, two bike-borne snatchers came near her and before she could understand anything, the pillion rider sprayed something into her eyes and she fell on the ground. When she moved her hands towards her eyes, the miscreants snatched her plastic carry bag. The victim told the police that there were Rs 1,200 and a mobile phone in the bag. The police are analysing the footages of nearby CCTVs. A case has been registered in this regard. TNS SONG TO HEAL: CELEBRITIES UNITE FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY DEVELOPMENT WORKS REVIEWED Nawanshahr: MLA Angad Singh visited Pallian Kalan and Pallian Khurd villages under a series of visits to various villages to review the ongoing development projects, government schemes and departments in the constituency. He said development work in the villages of Nawanshahr constituency was in full swing. He said problems of villagers were being addressed on priority. TNS DILIP RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF TIFF WITH CO-STAR RAJ ANADKAT Ahead of World Environment Day, celebrities have decided to come together for UN’s special music video. MAX 40°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C | MIN 30°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:26 PM PAGE 4 In an interaction, the Taarak Mehta Ka... actor said: “Absolutely rubbish. Who cooks up all these false stories?” SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:24 AM MONDAY | 31 MAY 2021 | JALANDHAR 1K vaccine slots for 18+ booked in hour Admn extends pilot project to 5,000 jabs from today Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 30 The district administration received an overwhelming response to its pilot project as 1,000 slots were booked just within an hour by 18 plus beneficiaries. Given the tremendous response to first-of-itskind initiative, the administration has decided to add another 5,000 slots from Monday. Covaxin doses for these slots have been procured by the District Relief Society. Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said under this pilot project, anyone above 18 years can pre-book a slot at www.cityw oofer.com/event/vaccination-drive at an affordable price of Rs 500 plus taxes, which is less than half of the price being charged by private hospitals. He said vaccination under this project was being administered on the premises of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya and Lyallpur Khalsa College 4 die, 195 fresh cases in dist C VID-19 PANDEMIC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 30 There has been a substantial decrease in the number of cases in the district and its periphery in the past few days. With 195 new cases, the district tally increased to 59,844 cases today. A total of four patients succumbed to Covid increasing the tally to 1,371. As many as 55,023 people have recovered in the district, while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 3,450. GET INOCULATED AT THREE-SESSION SITES ■ Anyone above 18 years can pre-book a slot at www.citywoofer.com/event/vaccination-drive for ~500 plus taxes ■ Vaccine is being administered on the premises of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya and Lyallpur Khalsa College, between 10 am to 2 pm daily ■ Residents must carry their Aadhaar card, confirmed booking slip and other necessary documents, while visiting any of the three-session sites between 10 am to 2 pm daily. The Deputy Commissioner said the project was launched with 1,000 shots in stock, sub- sequently; all the slots were booked within one hour. Thori mentioned that residents must carry their Aadhaar card, confirmed booking slip, and other necessary documents with them while visiting any of the three-session sites and added that registrations were non-transferable and cannot be changed once booked. 6 succumb in Hoshiarpur The district reported six more Covid fatalities on Sunday, taking the toll to 912, while 141 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 26,478. Giving information about the cases in the district, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said the number of active cases in the district stood at 1,493 and 25,963 patients had JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 195 59,844 4 1,371 55,023 3,450 recovered from the virus. Out of the total cases reported today, 11 patients were from other districts and the remaining were from various health blocks of the district. Out of the six deaths reported today, four patients died at Hoshiarpur hospitals, while one died at Jalandhar hospital and another died at Dasuya Civil Hospital. Nawanshahr records 3 deaths Nawanshahr reported 35 Covid cases and three deaths After initial hesitation, people want Covaxin doses now Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 30 Of the 5,18,000 people vaccinated in the district so far, a whopping 4,80,000 chose the Covishield vaccine while only 37,000 received Covaxin. While, initially, residents were hesitating about getting the Covaxin jab in the district, the vaccine is now much sought after. However, due to limited supply, only a few have been able to get the Covaxin jab. Notably, until Thursday, 5,18,000 people received the jab in the district, out of which 80,000 took the second dose. On Saturday, 3,200 people received the jab. Of them, 350 beneficiaries went for Covaxin doses and the rest for Covishield doses. Notably, initially, Covaxin vaccination got off to a poor start in the district with considerably lesser doses, its pace is now picking up. Amidst the poor availability of Covaxin, the special pilot project started by the Deputy Commissioner for three sessions sites has found many takers with 1,000 jab slots booked within hours. The DC extended the vaccines from an initial 1,000 to 5,000. Of the 40 session sites in the district, at present only two — Garha and Maqsoodan — administer Covaxin. Barring these, the 3 session sites announced by the DC are administering Covaxin only for those logging through a website. In the district, the Covaxin dose has so far been received by 38,000 people out of whom 25,000 have received the first dose and 13,000 have received the second dose. In the midst of this, a separate pilot project to people to get paid tabs by preregistering themsleves and getting vaccinated at Rs 500. Meanwhile, of the fresh vaccine doses received on Friday, 7,000 were Covishiled vaccines while 5,000 were Covaxin doses. District Immunisation Officer Dr Rakesh Chopra said, “We can only administer the number of vaccines we receive. Since we had lesser Covaxins lesser people have received the doses. However, now there is much demand. We are first competing vaccination process of all people due for the second dose of the Covaxin. Only once this is finished will we be able Covaxin vaccination for those getting first doses again.” Covid blues: Traders seek relief in lockdown timings INTOXICATING POWDER SEIZED Hoshiarpur: In two separate cases, the police on Saturday night arrested two smugglers, including a woman, with intoxicating powder. In the first case, the Mukerian police arrested Veero, a resident of Dhamota village under Indora police station in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, from near Bhangala Chungi. Around 22 grams of intoxicating powder was recovered from her. In the second, the Sadar police arrested Gopi, a resident of Street No.3, Ravidas Nagar, Hoshiarpur, with 317 grams of intoxicating powder from him. Separate cases under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the IPC have been registered against the accused by respective police stations. OC PAGE 3 Tribune News Service Residents got a relief from scorching heat after rain and thunderstorm hit city. SARABJIT SINGH Relief for residents as squall, rain lash city Jalandhar, May 30 A squall accompanied by rain on Saturday night lashed the city, bringing some relief to residents from hot weather conditions. This season, the maximum temperature has been registered at 44°Celsius so far. On Saturday, the maximum temperature was registered at 43°C. Even after the sudden downpour, there was not much change in the minimum temperature which was registered at 26°C in the mighnight. The temperature on Sunday afternoon again went up to 42°C and it will remain the same for the next 10 days. However, cloudy weather could be expected in the first few days of the next month. — TNS ~15-cr underpass to come up on Dakoha rly crossing Jalandhar, May 30 To get rid of traffic snarls on Dakoha railway crossing, a vehicular underpass (VUP) would be constructed at a cost of Rs 15 crore. The proposal was made by the district administration, following which a detailed project report and the estimate were prepared by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said crossing falls on one of the busiest Amritsar-Delhi rail routes and heavy traffic passes through this crossing daily. He said train vehicle unit has crossed one-lakh mark on this crossing and it has qualified criteria for the construction VUP . Thori said this railway crossing remains closed most of the time due to heavy flow of trains, which causes jams. Sometimes, this crossing remains shut for prolonged timings, leading to major inconvenience to commuters, he said. — TNS c m y b Jalandhar, May 30 On behalf of traders, the Khel Udyog Sangharsh Samiti has written to the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to grant them extra time after the lockdown hours. Such is the condition that the traders are left with no option but to operate their shops by closing their shutters. Ravinder Dhir, Convener, Khel Udyog Sangharsh Samiti, said, the industry has been allowed to work 24x7 to ensure uninterrupted production and continuity in exports. “We would like to bring in to your kind notice that not just industry, but even many traders in Jalandhar are getting export orders, but due to restricted working hours, it is getting impossible to complete them on time which is why the work is suffering,” he said, adding that at present, they are allowed to open their shops from 9 to 5 for five days. “Keeping in mind the above-mentioned issue, we request you to allow some extra time to traders who are bound to complete orders in time,” the letter reads. Meeting the orders is very important for all of us as non-fulfillment of which will not only Say need extra time after 5 pm to complete their export orders A market lies deserted during Sunday lockdown in Jalandhar. result in economic loss, but this will also affect future orders, the traders have rued. The traders said there were no domestic orders because of the lockdown and restrictions in several states which was already affecting the works, but orders from outside are there, but because of no proper time, they are finding it difficult to meet orders. Lockdown has been imposed in Hyderabad, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Bengal and the market is allowed to open for a few hours, so, doing business in this scenario is not even possible. One of the traders said there was hardly any work. “But, sometimes, we do get orders to export, but that is also problematic as we aren’t getting enough time to complete orders,” he said. on Sunday. Out of the total cases reported today, maximum cases (15) were reported from Muzaffarpur block. Urban Nawanshahr and Urban Banga did not report a single case today. The deceased include a 45-yearold and a 55-year-old woman from Saroya block and a 70year-old man from Mukandpur block. Balachaur, which had been reporting highest number of cases in the district in the recent past, today reported 10 cases. A total of 11,019 persons have tested positive for the virus so far and the positivity rate in the district is 4.97. The number of active cases today stands at 466 and 399 patients are under home isolation. 4 deaths in Kapurthala As many as 83 persons tested positive for the virus in Kapurthala today, taking the tally to 16,543. Meanwhile, two persons died of the virus in the district pushing the toll to 473. The deceased include a 40-year-old woman and an 84-year-old woman. MISSION FATEH-2 Survey of over 1L households conducted in Nawanshahr Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, May 30 In Nawanshahr, ASHA workers have surveyed a total of 1,13,502 houses covering a population of 4.21 lakh. So far, 4,579 sick persons have been identified out of which 3,656 persons were tested and 58 persons have tested positive for Covid till now. The data came out during reviewing of the performance of door-todoor surveys being conducted by ASHA workers under Mission Fateh-2. Additional Deputy Commissioner Aditya Uppal said Covid positive persons have been provided Fateh kits by home isolating them with the help of which they will be able to take better care of their health. At a meeting with the health officials, programme officers and senior health officers, the ADC directed to ensure safe delivery of Covid positive pregnant women. “Special arrangements have been made for safe delivery of such women at Civil Hospital, Nawanshahr, and a separate ward has been set up at the hospital for the delivery of Covid positive women so that the women do not face any risk. High risk pregnant women should be identified and treated on a priority basis so that no problem arises during childbirth,” the ADC ordered. He also asked to pay special attention to the care of newborns. Reviewing the current status of Covid-19, testing and vaccination drive, Uppal directed to strictly enforce all precautions regarding Covid-19 and ensure sampling of Covid-19 as per the minimum set target of each block. “It has been observed that the positive rate in all rural areas has been increasing rapidly over the last few weeks which is very worrying, so, it is very important to conduct extensive testing in rural areas,” he said.
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