03062021-CT-01.qxd 6/3/2021 12:42 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 3 JUNE 2021 | CHANDIGARH PANJAB UNIVERSITY RANKED 175 IN ASIA IN TIMES RANKINGS PAGE 2 PROF RAJ KUMAR GETS 3-YEAR EXTENSION AS UNIVERSITY VC Varsity drops 26 places to 175th rank in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, 2021. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 5,13,554 60,288 58,276 134 1,251 230 761 3 MOHALI 3,39,606 3,88,545 30,109 66,844 29,067 63,601 50 153 690 2,268 48 292 352 975 3 8 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 58 PANCHKULA 45 MOHALI 115 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MOHALI RESTORES ELECTIVE SURGERIES Mohali: All government and private healthcare facilities in the district have been permitted to restore the elective surgeries henceforth. However, “it should be ensured that Level 3 capacity for Covid19 is not compromised”, said Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan. The decision has been taken in view of relatively lesser pressure on the healthcare facilities owing to a dip in Covid cases. TNS MAX 36°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.8°C | MIN 23.1°C Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 2 Eight patients suffering from mucormycosis (black fungus) have died at the city hospitals in the past one month. Three of them belonged to the city. So far, the city hospitals have witnessed 201 cases of mucormycosis. While the maximum 147 patients were admitted to the PGI, 50 were admitted to the GMCH-32, three to Healing Hospital and one to Mukat Hospital. continued on page 3 Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta to inaugurate the market developed by Panchkula Municipal Corporation. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:21 AM Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 2 For the regulation of rent and to balance the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, the UT Administration will adopt the Model Tenancy Act approved by the Union Cabinet today. With the implementation of the Act, a Rent Authority will be established for regulating renting out of premises and to balance the interests of the owner and the tenant by establishing adjudicating mechanism for speedy dispute redressal and a Rent Court and a Rent Tribunal will be established to hear appeals and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Rent Authority will have exclusive jurisdiction over tenancy issues. All rent agreements will have to be submitted to this authority. The landowner and the tenant will have to separately file the particulars within a month of signing the agreement. At present, these can ❝The law is takes balanced and care of both the tenant and landlord. Kudos to the government for bringing this muchneeded balanced law. This will certainly bring more housing for rent and more investment. Being a ❝will adoptUT, we the Model Tenancy Act here ❞ ❞ Manoj Parida, UT ADVISER be registered at the Sub-Registrar’s office. The authority will adjudicate all disputes between the landlord and the tenant. At present, rent-related disputes are resolved by civil courts, where the pendency rate is high. Appeals against the orders of the authority will be made in the Rent Court, headed by a senior judicial officer, and the case will have to be disposed of within 60 Model Tenancy Act, no premises to be rented out except by a written agreement on mutually agreed terms ■ The Act to be applicable to residential and commercial tenancies ■ It will be applicable to the entire UT — urban and rural areas ■ Rent to be fixed by mutual agreement between landlord (lessor) and tenant (lessee) ■ Act to provide for a fasttrack quasi judicial mechanism for adjudication of disputes ■ It will be applicable to all tenancies with no monetary threshold ■ The terms of agreement shall be binding upon successors of landlord as well as tenant for the remaining period of the tenancy agreement ■ Sub-letting is not permitted without execution of supplementary agreement between landlord and tenant ■ If the term of tenancy ends at the time when locality (where rented Ajay Jagga, ADVOCATE days. Against a Rent Court order, an appeal can be filed with the Rent Tribunal. No person shall, after the commencement of this Act, let or take on rent any premises except by an agreement in writing, which shall be informed to the Rent Authority by the land owner and tenant jointly within a period of two months from the date of agreement. continued on page 2 Hry Chief Secy’s house trespassed; woman, son held Tribune News Service ■ After commencement of the Curbs on No. of passengers in personal vehicles go Tribune News Service A tree that fell during a squall yet to be removed from a cycle track in Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Fallen trees stop city cyclists in their tracks Chandigarh, June 2 Several trees have been lying on cycle tracks, disrupting the movement of cyclists in the city. Tree branches broke and fell on cycle tracks due to the rain and squall on May 30. However, many of these have not been removed yet. As per the Municipal Corporation, as many as 75 trees were damaged and fell in different parts of the city. During a random check, tree branches were found lying on the cycle tracks along various roads, including Sectors 32/33, 46/45, 44/45 and Sector 28 near Himachal Bhawan. The cyclists halt on finding the track blocked, lift their cycle to the main road and move on. Some of them were seen avoiding the cycle tracks. Amitesh Kumar, a cyclist, said, “We understand that many trees fell on the day, but it does not mean that these will not be removed for many days. Besides blocking our way, these may injure commuters.” “The authorities must get these tracks cleared as soon as possible. They have all the machines, vehicles and the manpower to do the needful,” said another cyclist, Ramesh Rawal. Besides, broken branches were found on some roads also. Officials said it would take some time to remove a large number of broken trees and branches. Chandigarh, June 2 A woman and her 24-yearold son have been arrested by the local police for allegedly trespassing into Haryana Chief Secretary Vijai Vardhan’s house in Sector 7 and deterring a policeman on guard duty from discharging his duty. The same woman was earlier arrested in April for allegedly trespassing into Vardhan’s house and deterring a policeman from discharging his duty. Mohali, June 2 The Mohali administration today issued orders that liquor vends will remain closed during the weekend curfew. The restrictions regarding the number of passengers travelling in personal vehicles stand withdrawn. However, these continue to be applicable to commercial vehicles and taxis. Shops can remain open between 5 am and 5 pm. However, no shopping mall or single/multi-brand retail stand- The same woman was earlier arrested in April for allegedly trespassing into Haryana Chief Secretary Vijai Vardhan’s house and deterring a policeman from discharging his duty. . According to the police, Constable Sumer Singh of the Haryana Armed Police, who was on guard duty at the house, alleged that Preeti Jhakhar and her son Atharva Chaudhary forcibly entered House No. 20 in Sector 7 on June 1 and deterred him from performing his duty. The constable further alleged that the suspects snatched his watch. continued on page 3 IRREGULARITY USE OF HIGH FLOW O2 AFFECTED PATIENTS The daily use of O2 by the hospital was compared. The first period (April 26–May 5) was prior to fixation of quota while second period (May 23June 1) was post-abolition of the quota. During these periods, the hospital was free to procure any number of cylinders but the consumption pattern was different. Eden should have used 1,641 cylinders for 565 patients during the first period, but it consumed 2,935 cylinders. One of the glaring findings of the inquiry report was that the use of a high flow of oxygen against the prescribed guidelines might have negative effects on the patients. ‘STRICT ACTION WARRANTED’ Yashpal Garg, nodal officer for O2 supplies, said the Health Department might initiate strict action against the hospital under the Disaster Management Act. the inquiry and submitted its report to Garg on May 31. “There cannot be any justification for consumption of about 200 to 350 cylinders per day. Since the hospital has alone shop will open except those selling essential items in these malls/complexes. Covid monitors will be appointed by market associations and their names will be prominently displayed. They will be personally responsible for ensuring adherence to the Covid guidelines. Restaurants, eateries can open only for home delivery till 9 pm, but no dine-in or take-away is allowed. All private offices should ensure that their staff are tested regularly – preferably every two weeks. A beneficiary above the age of 18 gets the Covid vaccine in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Three fatalities in P’kula, 50 cases PANCHKULA: Three more persons succumbed to Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 352 in the district. The district has achieved a 96.53 per cent recovery rate and the positivity rate is 3.36 per cent. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Jasjit Kaur, said a 45-year-old man from Kharak Mangoli, a 77-yearold man from Sector 9 and a 38-year-old woman from Sector 26 died of the disease. Meanwhile, 50 fresh cases were reported, taking the total tally to 30,109 in the district. Of the 30,109 positive cases reported so far, 29,067 1,753 INOCULATED A total of 1,753 persons were vaccinated at one private and 25 government vaccination centres across the district. Of them, 137 persons got the second dose. Among those who got the vaccine, 1,410 persons were aged between 18 and 44, 253 persons between 45-59 and 69 above 60. A total of 2,16,917 persons have been vaccinated in the district. Of them, 1,67,102 got the first dose, while 49,815 got the second dose. — TNS patients have been cured. There are now 690 active cases in the district. UT sees 3 deaths, 134 cases CHANDIGARH: The city reported three deaths and 134 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday. The active cases now stand at 1,251 and the toll 761. As many as 361 more patients have recovered from the disease. — TNS 8 deaths, 153 new cases in Mohali MOHALI: Eight patients died while 153 positive cases were reported from the district on Wednesday. As many as 441 patients recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. Among the new cases, 51 were reported from Mohali, 14 from Dhakoli, 24 from Dera Bassi, 27 from Kharar, 14 from Gharuan, seven from Kurali, six each from Banur and Boothgarh and four from Lalru. Of the 66,844 cases reported so far, 63,601 patients have been cured. With eight deaths on Wednesday, the toll has reached 975 in the district. — TNS NOT THE FIRST TIME Naina Mishra to conduct the inquiry. Dr Manjit Singh of the GMSH16 and Dr Manpreet Singh of the GMCH-32 were other members of the committee. The committee completed premises is situated) experiences any force majeure event, the landlord shall allow the tenant to continue possession of the premises for one month from the cessation of such force majeure event on the same terms of the prevailing tenancy agreement ■ Security deposit for residential premises shall not exceed two months’ rent and in case of nonresidential premises, it shall be as per the terms of the tenancy agreement subject to a maximum of six-month rent. ■ Security deposit shall be refunded by the landlord at the time of taking over vacant possession of the premises, after making due deductions, if any ■ Recovery of possession of the premises by the landlord on certain grounds ■ Landlord is entitled for double the monthly rent for the first two months and thereafter, four times of the monthly rent in case of default by the tenant to vacate the premises after the termination of tenancy Liquor vends shut on weekend in Mohali High drama at hospital over Covid death KIN ALLEGE DOCS’ NEGLIGENCE, SAY GIVEN INFLATED BILL Mohali, June 2 High drama was witnessed at Shalby Hospital, Phase 9, when kin of a 32-year-old patient, Santosh Yadav, from Bihar stretchered the body into the reception area and protested alleging that their patient died due to doctors’ negligence after undergoing treatment for close to a month here. According to Possibility of hoarding or black marketing by the hospital cannot be ruled out: Inquiry report Chandigarh, June 2 When the city was facing acute shortage of medical oxygen, Eden Critical Care Hospital procured abnormal high quantity. This was stated in the report of an inquiry into the abnormal pattern of consumption of medical oxygen cylinders by the hospital from April 1 onwards. On May 9, Yashpal Garg, the nodal officer for oxygen supplies in Chandigarh, formed a committee chaired by Jagjit Singh, a PCS officer, FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE SALIENT FEATURES Eden got abnormal quantity of O2 amid shortage Tribune News Service TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Now, Rent Authority will adjudicate all disputes between landlords, tenants Tribune News Service In a month, 8 die of black fungus at city hospitals SUNSET THURSDAY 7:20 PM PAGE 3 UT to adopt Model Tenancy Act Chandigarh: Two bike-borne miscreants snatched a gold chain from a woman near her house in Sector 47 on June 1. A case has been registered. TNS Chandigarh: A 26-year-old youth has been arrested with 20-gm heroin. The suspect, Vinay of Kishangarh village, was nabbed at the IT Park during curfew hours on June 1. TNS STREET VENDOR MARKET STARTS IN SEC 15 OF PANCHKULA TODAY Vice-President and PU Chancellor M Venkaiah Naidu okays extension for Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar. CHAIN SNATCHED IN SECTOR 47 YOUTH ARRESTED WITH HEROIN PAGE 2 not produced the daily list of patients along with the purpose of admission or treatment and proper record of oxygen consumption, the possibility of hoarding/black c m y b marketing/ illegal diversion of medical oxygen cylinders cannot be ruled out,” read the inquiry report. The committee observed that Eden Hospital used medical oxygen at a very high flow rates against the guidelines issued by the Government of India. In comparison with other private hospitals in the UT, Eden Hospital consumed much higher number of cylinders for almost similar number of patients. Even if all beds at the hospital were occupied continued on page 3 WHAT HOSPITAL SAYS Cops reach the hospital as the deceased patient’s kin hold a protest on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Manoj Yadav, brother of the deceased, ‘’The patient, with no comorbidities, was admit- ted to the hospital with high fever on May 8 in the Covid continued on page 3 Shalby Hospital Chief Administrative Officer Dr Abhinav said, “The patient’s condition improved for the first two-three days. He tested Covid negative, but his condition started deteriorating thereafter. He was shifted to ICU, but could not be revived. During the treatment, his kin were counselled daily on the phone and through video calling. Before putting the patient on a ventilator, their written consent was taken. The hospitalisation bill was around ~7 lakh, which was as per the Punjab Government’s fixed rates for Covid treatment.’’ On HC intervention, PGI to operate upon kidney patient Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 2 Amid the gloom spread by the pandemic, Bhupender Beniwal is seeing a ray of hope. A day after he sought the intervention of the Punjab and Haryana High Court for treating his kidney patient nephew, the PGI has already commenced the procedure for conducting the surgery — an act Justice Jaishree Thakur appreciated entirely. Justice Thakur asserted that the court would like to place on record its appreciation for respondent-PGI, Chandigarh, for its prompt action taken while making an attempt to medically treat the petitioner’s nephew. “It is in the notice of this court that on account of resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the institute is facing difficulty in fixing dates for surgeries and the institute has taken up this matter on orders. However, any orders passed herein will not be treated as a precedent for any other case,” Justice Thakur asserted. Beniwal had moved the court seeking directions to the hospital to operate upon his nephew apprehending acute kidney infection in the absence of surgical intervention. He added continued on page 3
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