08062021-JTR-01.qxd 6/7/2021 11:13 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE GREEN FINGERS: THIS DOCTOR HEALS MINDS WITH ECOTHERAPY PAGE 2 Dr Nirdosh, a psychiatrist, says plants release chemical called pheromones, which make a person feel good. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 2 ARRESTED WITH PISTOL, BULLETS Hoshiarpur: The Tanda police have arrested two persons and seized a country-made pistol and eight bullets from their possession. The accused have been identified as Sarpargatjeet Singh, alias Japan, and Charanjit, alias Happy, both residents of Kadial colony, Civil Lines, Batala. The police had laid a naka at Miani turn on Sunday at 10 pm. Cops signalled an SUV to stop and during inspection of the vehicle, a country-made pistol and eight bullets of 8 mm were recovered from the two car occupants. An FIR under Sections 25-54-59 of the Arms Act has been registered against the duo. OC 159 STUDENTS CLEAR NMMS EXAM Hoshiarpur: Hoshiarpur district has been ranked third in the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) exam. Providing details, Gursharan Singh, District Education Officer, Secondary, said 159 students from the district had qualified for the scholarship, results of which were declared on Sunday. He said 2,210 students from the state had passed the scholarship examination. These students are entitled for a scholarship of ~1,000 per month. He said to train the students for this exam, special teams were formed at district, block and school level. oc THREE HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Hoshiarpur: The district police arrested three smugglers with intoxicants on Sunday night. The Tanda police arrested Rajwinder Singh, alias Raju, a resident of Moha village, and seized 40 grams of intoxicating powder from him last evening, from a crossing near Hambran village. In another case, the Tanda police arrested Vinod Kumar, a resident of Chakk Sheron village from Dashmesh Nagar, while he was coming from Jhavan village, and seized 55-gm intoxicating powder from him. The Bullowal police arrested Jaspal Singh, a resident of Nasrala village, and seized five grams of heroin from him. Separate cases under the NDPS Act have been registered. OC ONE BOOKED FOR ABDUCTING MINOR Back in July 2018, the actress was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and spent months in the US for treatment. MAX 43°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 26°C Hoshiarpur: The Hariana police have arrested a smuggler and seized 11 bottles of smuggled liquor from him. A patrolling party of the police had stopped a man while he was going from Dussehra ground side carrying a plastic bag at 11 pm last night. On search, 11 bottles of liquor which had a ‘For sale in Chandigarh UT only’ tag on it were recovered from him. The accused Bodh Raj of Mohalla Ranka, Hariana, has been booked under the Excise Act. OC SUNSET TUESDAY 7:30 PM PAUL MARSHAL TALKS ABOUT HIS BONDING WITH DHARMESH PAGE 4 Dancer and choreographer Paul has always impressed the judges with his choreography and dance moves. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:22 AM TUESDAY | 8 JUNE 2021 | JALANDHAR After Covid, MIS-C is threatening children 40 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome reported in last two months, but Health Dept says only 11 Aparna Banerji CONTRADICTING FACTS Jalandhar, June 7 After witnessing a surge in Covid positive cases followed by mucormycosis or black fungus cases, Jalandhar district is now seeing an increase in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) cases. This autoimmune disease has been reported among children (aged from 6 years to 10) who had contracted Covid. The youngest patient in the district is stated to be a 10-month-old baby. As many as 40 cases of MISC have been reported in the last two months. Patients from Malerkotla, Mukerian and Himachal Pradesh, have got their children admitted to hospitals in Jalandhar. Followed by high-grade fever, the patient suffers pain, inflammation in various organs and could lead to serious cardiac problems if not treated in time. A few days ago, Una-based Manmohan Singh Dhiman’s 8year-old son developed a mysterious fever, which refused to come down. After two to three days, there was pain in stomach SYMPTOMS OF MIS-C We ❝last are getting regular cases of MIS-C for the two months. A total of 40 cases have Tribune News Service ■ Fever (high grade) lasting more than three days been reported at our hospital alone. MIS-C is an autoimmune disease, which is seen in children who have been infected with Covid19 at some point earlier. ❞ Dr Gurdev Chowdhary, PAEDIATRICIAN, ANKUR HOSPITAL ❝We haven’t received any case of in multisystem inflammatory syndrome Jalandhar so far, but formal monitoring of cases reported at private hospitals has begun. Reports are being compiled and will be sent to the higher authorities. An MIS-C patient under treatment at a private hospital in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO followed by headache, nausea and vomiting. Initially, Dhiman took his child to a hospital in Hoshiarpur, which referred him to Jalandhar, where the 8-year-old was diagnosed with MIS-C. Dr Gurdev Chowdhary, Pediatrician, Ankur Hospital (Jalandhar), said, “We are getting regular cases of MIS-C for the last two months. A total of 40 cases have been reported at our hospital alone. MIS-C is an auto immune disease, which is seen in children who have been infected with Covid-19 at some point earlier. It does not matter whether the child had symptoms of infection or not. Children who test positive for Covid antibodies get MIS-C. These children suffer from high-grade fever, rashes, redness in eyes and inflammated joints. Different body parts can get inflamed, including heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.” Dr Gurdev said, “In many cases, families are not even aware their children might have been Covid positive. It’s not an infectious disease, but it is very severe. At least eight of our patients have been on ventilators. If not treated in time, the disease can also cause cardiac issues in children in future.” Dhiman said, “Our child ❞ Dr Sahil Vikas, PAEDIATRICIAN, JALANDHAR CIVIL HOSPITAL had severe stomach pain. Intially, he had fever, nausea, intense stomach pain. Later, redness in eyes, rashes, dipping oxygen level, rising pulse rate and his platelet count reduced to 18,000. Doctors revived him and now he is fine.” While all the patients admitted to Ankur Hospital have survived, Dr Chowdhary has a word for caution, “We have a special children ICU and ■ Abdominal (gut) pain ■ Vomiting, diarrhoea ■ Neck pain ■ Rashes ■ Redness of eyes, tongue ■ Swelling and peeling of skin of hands and feet ■ Feeling extra tired EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS ■ Severe stomach pain ■ Difficulty in breathing ■ Fast heart beat or palpitations ■ Pale, grey or blue-coloured skin, lips or nail beds ■ Confusion or abnormal talking ■ Inability to wake up or stay awake have had severe MIS-C cases. The disease is not infectious and children with the MIS-C can stay with family. However, since it’s very serious, people should observe Covidappropriate behaviour for protection of their kids.” Dr Sahil Vikas, Paediatrician, Jalandhar Civil Hospital, said, “We haven’t received any case of MIS-C in Jalandhar so far, but formal monitoring of cases reported at private hospitals has begun. Reports are being compiled and will be sent to the higher authorities.” As per the Health Department, 11 cases of MIS-C have been reported from various private hospitals. Of these two were from Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and the rest from the Ankur Hopistal. No case of MIS-C has been reported from the Civil Hospital yet. Dist sees 4 deaths, 113 new cases Seeking regularisation, teachers hold protest Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 7 With 113 fresh Covid positive cases reported in the district, the tally has increased to 61,313 today and with four deaths, the toll has risen to 1,413. A total of 58,267 persons have recovered from Covid in the district, while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 1,613. HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Ambulance helpline: 108 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 113 61,313 4 1,413 58,267 1,633 ■ Jalandhar Helpline for Covid or other medical queries: 0181-2224848 ■ Dist Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164 ■ Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/ 4 die in Kapurthala Kapurthala district today reported 49 fresh cases with which, the tally in the district has increased to 17,093. Also, four persons died of the deadly virus in the district on Monday. The deceased include a 35-year-old man from Kapurthala city, a 75year-old woman from Pamma village, a 60-year-old man from Phagwara and a 70-yearold man from Lakhan Kalla village. The total number of deaths in Kapurthala district has reached 497. 2 die in Hoshiarpur With 86 persons testing positive for Covid, the district tally reached 27,456 on Monday. Also, two deaths were reported in the district today, which pushed the toll to 932. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh Ghotra said the num- Hoshiarpur: The Chabbewal police have registered a case against a youth for abducting a minor girl on the pretext of marriage. According to information, a worker of a brick kiln located in Jattpur village, told the police that his minor girl, who is a student of Class VII, was abducted by the accused, Bunty of Dhtana village in Muzaffarpur district, who was working in the kiln with him, by luring her of marriage. The police have registered an FIR. OC ONE HELD WITH SMUGGLED LIQUOR PAGE 3 SONALI BENDRE RECALLS HER JOURNEY OF BATTLING CANCER ber of active cases in the district was 973, while the number of patients who had recovered from the disease was 27,498. Of the total persons testing Covid-positive on Monday, 79 were from Hoshiarpur district and seven were from other districts. The two patients who succumbed to the deadly virus today have been identified as a 49-year-old Langeri village resident of Garhshankar and a 40-year-old Piplanwala locality in Hoshiarpur. The total number of samples collected in the district so far is 5,95,471, of which, 5,65,843 were negative, report of 3,401 was awaited and 588 samples were invalid. 20 test +ve in Nawanshahr Nawanshahr district reported 20 Covid cases for the third consecutive day, taking the tally to 11,198. No death was reported from the district on Monday. The district now has 230 active cases, of which 201 are under home isolation. The number of recovered cases is 10,628 (94.90 per cent). Urban Banga and Urban Rahon blocks did not report a single case on Monday. As many as 28 patients are admitted to L-II and 10 in LIII Covid care facilities in local hospitals. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 7 A union of temporary government teachers, working under the Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS), Alternative and Innovation Education (AIE) and other schemes, today held a protest in the city. The teachers gathered at the Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall from where they marched towards the district administrative complex to hand over their memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. The teachers led by district president Harpreet Kaur said they had been teaching under the government schemes for the past 18 years but had not been regularised yet. The teachers, most of whom are Bed-qualified, said they Teachers hold a protest in front of DC office in Jalandhar on Monday. were drawing only ~6,000 a month which was too low an amount for them to meet their family needs. The teachers said state Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla had called their state leaders for talks on June 15. “We are apprehensive that these talks are just delaying tactics. If our demands are not accepted in the meeting, we will intensify the stir. Through our memorandum, we have come to convey our message to the minister through the Deputy Commissioner,” said Harpreet. Teens making fruitful use of lockdown time Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service It took firefighters more than an hour to douse the flames. Fire breaks out at Axis Bank, currency safe Our Correspondent Talwara, June 7 A fire broke out at Axis Bank situated in main market on Monday at 6 pm. Short circuit was stated to be a reason behind the incident. Employees of the bank tried to control the flames with the help of a fire extinguisher. Navroop Singh, a security guard, immediately informed the BBMB Fire Department, which rushed to the spot. It took firefighters more than one hour to douse the flames. Vivek Kumar, manager of the bank, said electrical equipment got damaged and currency notes were safe. Jalandhar, June 7 In these Covid days when children are having a lighter study schedule and are mostly confined within the safe precincts of their houses, they are often seen killing their time playing video games and watching movies online. But there are some children who are making the most of this free time to hone their skills, come out with something really creative and show these to the world. Meet Harsimran Kaur (16), who is a student of Class XII (humanities stream) at Cambridge International School in Kapurthala. During the lockdown period, she has written a lot of poetry and fiction on various topics, including lockdown. Besides, she has now penned her third book “Clementines on my poetry table”. She had authored her first book “The best I can do is to write my heart out” when she was just 14. The book consists of 60 poems and 20 quotes. Her second book, “I am perfectly imperfect”, is a 25,000-worded fiction, which is about being a fatalist and trusting one’s destiny. She had got it c m y b Ananda Verma (left) focused on her passion of writing vintage letters, designing phone covers and making greetings; and Harsimran Kaur has written a lot of poetry and fiction selecting topics, including lockdown published when she had turned 15. Asked for her flare for writing, she tells, “I have always been fascinated by the art of storytelling at a very tender age. Observing other people’s impressions led me to discover a wide range of notions and thoughts in myself, which I think made me mature a bit early and develop an affinity with expressing myself through writing. Having been an ardent fan of literature since my childhood days, I combined literature and my philosophy by finally putting the thoughts/ideas on paper and expressing images from my inner world to the outer world by publishing my books.” Her father Jagtar Singh Mand is a government schoolteacher. As for her interests, she says, “I value raising my voice in those communities where education is considered a bane rather than a boon. I have been visiting many government schools around my area and improving their ideologies for society’s development.” Harsimran shares that she has been writing for climate change and has even planted around 50 plants alongside the road near her house and cleaned the surroundings of her house during the Covid-19 pandemic. Her poem “The Earth’, which is part of her new book, beautifully talks about motherly love that earth gives to its inhabitants who in return maltreat it throughout their lives. Like Harsimran, Ananda Verma (15), a student of Cambridge Girls’ School, Urban Estate, too used her time wisely. When her Class X board exams were cancelled, she did not sit back and rest. Instead, she focused on her passion of writing vintage letters, designing phone covers and making greetings. “I got a number of orders from my friends and their families. Of late, I have started doing designing on handmade paper. I reuse waste paper and old newspapers in the use for paper mache. Before the lockdown, I had taken a oneyear training from an art teacher which really helped in improving my skills. My calligraphy works and book marks are also in demand in my circle of friends,” said Ananda. She adds, “I also acquired baking skills during this time. I have been making choco lava cakes, beetroot halwa, pineapple and raisin cakes and walnut cakes. I want to indulge in more baking in days to come. It is yoga that keeps her fresh and energetic throughout the day. I have been practising it for many years, but got to know about its real benefits now during the lockdown days,” she beams.
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