08062021-TT-01.qxd 6/7/2021 11:25 PM Page 1 PROVIDE MORE AID TO INDIA: US LAWMAKERS TO BIDEN WORLD /thetribunechd 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.141 no.157 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 haryana /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com tuesday | 8 june 2021 Centre to provide states free vax for all adults from June 21 PM Modi announces return Pvt hospitals can buy 25% jabs, Free foodgrain scheme for to centralised procurement max service charge ~150/dose 80 cr poor extended till Nov Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 7 The government on Monday pledged free Covid vaccines for adults from June 21. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision to revert to the old system of centralised procurement of 75 per cent doses for free distribution to the states, as was the case before May 1. The PM said private hospitals could continue to procure 25 per cent of the vaccines, but their service charge would be capped at Rs 150 (as against Rs 300 at present) per dose over the fixed price of the vaccine. Noting that the return to the centralised procurement was rooted in the demand of states, which felt the previous system (before May 1) was good, the PM in an address to the nation today said, “As many states, having realised the challenges of vaccine planning and supplies, demanded reconsideration of 1,00,636 FRESH CASES TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE CASES 3,49,186 14,01,609 2,427 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS AIIMS STARTS SCREENING KIDS FOR VAX TRIALS Passengers at Old Delhi Metro Station in New Delhi on Monday. PTI 2ND COVISHIELD DOSE AFTER 28 DAYS FOR... ■ Students studying abroad ■ Those joining work abroad ■ Indian contingent for Olympics the vaccination strategy and reverting to the pre-May 1 system, the government has decided that the 25 per cent vaccination work set aside for states will now be undertaken by the Centre. This will be rolled out in two weeks. “From June 21, the Govern- The screening of children for trial of Covaxin, India’s first indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine, among those aged between 2 and 18 started at AIIMS in New Delhi on Monday. ENSURE SAFETY OF DOCTORS: IMA TO PM In the wake of incidents of assault on doctors by relatives of patients, the IMA on Monday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring “optimum milieu” for medical professionals so that they can work without fear. ment of India will provide free vaccines to all Indian citizens above 18 years. It will buy 75 per cent production of vaccine manufacturers and provide doses to states free of cost. No state would have to spend anything for the vaccines. The Centre will provide free vaccines to all citizens.” The PM also announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana until Diwali. “Till November, 80 crore people will continue to get a fixed amount of free foodgrain every month. continued on page 9 New treatment guidelines drop ivermectin, zinc, vitamins, HCQ Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service PUNJAB EXTENDS CURBS TILL JUNE 15; SHOPS OPEN TILL 6 PM ■ Punjab on Monday extended Covid restrictions till June 15 with certain relaxations ■ Shops will now remain open till 6 pm; pvt offices are permitted to function with 50% staff ■ 7 pm to 6 am curfew on weekdays, including Saturdays ■ Regular weekend curfew to continue on Sundays ■ Gatherings up to 20 at weddings, cremations ■ Restrictions for those entering Punjab done away with ■ All recruitment exams will be conducted offline ■ Sports training for national, global events permitted — TNS JABS ON PRIORITY FOR STUDENTS GOING ABROAD, SAYS PUNJAB CM IN BRIEF 18 killed in fire at Pune sanitiser firm PUNE: At least 18 persons, mostly women, were killed in a major fire that broke out in a sanitiser manufacturing factory in Pune district on Monday. Around 10 other workers are feared trapped or missing in the incident. BACK PAGE ‘Hard landing’, 3 IAF pilots escape unhurt NEW DELHI: Three IAF pilots had a narrow escape on Monday when their helicopter made a ‘hard landing’near Daulat Baig Oldie in Ladakh, abutting China. ‘Hard landing’ implies uncontrolled landing from very low altitude. — TNS Adhikari booked for Yaas relief ‘theft’ KANTHI (WB): An FIR has been registered in Purba Medinipur district against BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari for his alleged involvement in theft of relief material sent after cyclone Yaas hit the state, the police said on Monday. — PTI New Delhi, June 7 India on Monday issued a new clinical protocol for Covid treatment and dropped all commonly used treatments for mild patients of the infection, including antibiotics, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), ivermectin and antiviral drug favipiravir. WHO chief scientist Soumya DGHS norms at variance with ICMR advisory NO ANTIBIOTIC FOR MILD CASES ■ No antibiotics or antiviral drug favipiravir for mild patients ■ No steam inhalation (people doing this in excess) ■ Hydration, good diet, positive mindset, social connection important for recovery ■ Remdesivir, tocilizumab use only in severely ill cases, as per DGHS guidelines Swaminathan today hailed the new evidence-based guidelines developed by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) who said continued on page 9 Evict encroachers from Aravalli forest land: SC Ensure roll Nos. to SC students, NCSC tells Punjab Govt Satya prakash Chandigarh, June 7 National Commission for Scheduled Castes chief Vijay Sampla today asked Punjab to ensure immediate release of roll numbers to 2 lakh SC students in private colleges. Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 7 The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the eviction of encroachers from around 10,000 residential structures constructed illegally at Lakkarpur Khori village in Aravalli forest area of Faridabad district in Haryana. A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar ordered the Faridabad Municipal Corporation and district police to evict the illegal occupants from the government land and file a compliance report in six weeks. “Land grabbers can’t take refuge under rule of law and talk of fairness,” the top court said, rejecting a plea filed by five encroachers against the demolition/eviction drive. The Bench, however, said SEEKS COMPLIANCE REPORT IN 6 WEEKS ■ At least 10,000 houses are constructed illegally at Lakkarpur Khori village in Aravalli forest area ■ The SC asked the Faridabad MC and district police to evict illegal occupants and file a compliance report in 6 weeks ■ It said petitioners’ demand for rehabilitation could be considered separately the petitioners’ demand for rehabilitation could be considered independently. The petitioners had challenged the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran Rehabilitation Policy to the extent it limits the cut-off for rehabilitation to 2003 and sought a continued on page 9 DO YOUR DUTY It’s the duty of the state to ensure SC students do not face any hardship. Vijay Sampla, NCSC CHIEF The Joint Association of Colleges had announced that the roll numbers were being withheld as the Punjab Government had failed to reimburse SC post-matric scholarship funds amounting to Rs 1,549 crore. The amount pertains to the 2017-18 to 2019-20 period. —TNS BJP wants Dalhousie renamed as Netaji Nagar, Cong opposes move Tribune News Service Dharamsala, June 7 A controversy has erupted in Himachal Pradesh over a proposal to rename Dalhousie, a famous hill station in Chamba district, as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Nagar, a demand made by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and being opposed by the Congress. Swamy is learnt to have written to state Governor ANTIGUA PROBES CHOKSI’S ‘ABDUCTION’ BACK PAGE The Dalhousie police station Bandaru Dattatreya in this regard. The town is named after Lord Dalhousie, who was the Governor General of India during the British rule. In 1992, the BJP government under CM Shanta Kumar had even issued a notification renaming the town, but the subsequent Congress regime withdrew it, said Swamy. BJP leaders claim Netaji had visited the town in 1937. Opposing the suggestion, senior Congress leader and Dalhousie MLA Asha Kumari has written to Chief continued on page 9
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