08092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/8/2021 12:04 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE ~25L, 10L CASH REWARDS FOR TOKYO STARS NISHAD, PUNIA PAGE 2 Paralympian Nishad and Olympian Bajrang Punia were honoured with cash rewards at Lovely university. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF FIVE SMUGGLERS HELD WITH DRUGS Hoshiarpur: The police have arrested five smugglers and seized a huge quantity of narcotics and ~1.5-lakh drug money from them. The Hariana police have arrested Akshay Kumar alias Ankush, a resident of Bhikhowal, and seized 52 gram of intoxicating powder from him. The Dasuya police have arrested Roshan Lal alias Roshi, a resident of Nangal Jamal and seized 22 gram of intoxicating powder from him. The Mukerian police have arrested Pawan Kumar alias Gora, Gaurav Kumar and Varun Sharma and seized 30 gram heroin and drug money of ~1.5 lakh from them. Separate cases under the NDPS Act have been registered against them. OC ONE BOOKED FOR ABUSING MINOR Hoshiarpur: The City police have booked a resident of Premgarh Mohalla for abusing and making obscene gestures at a minor girl after forcibly entering her house. The complainant told the police that he had a dispute with his neighbours regarding the construction of the house. He alleged that due to the enmity, his neighbour, Rajiv Johar, forcibly entered his house, abused his minor daughter and made obscene gestures at her. The police have registered a case against the accused. OC APPLICATIONS FOR STENO COURSE Kapurthala: The District Language Office, Kapurthala, has invited applications from candidates who want to join a one-year steno course. The course is organised every year by the Language Department. The educational qualification for the course is graduation. Interested candidates can submit their applications with the Jalandhar District Language Officer on the second floor of the District Administrative Complex up to September 14. For more information the candidates can contact the District Language Office on 99882-10590. TNS AGRI COLLEGE WORK TO BEGIN ON SEPT 13 Nawanshahr: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will inaugurate the construction work of the Agriculture College being set up at Kandi Research Center, Balowal Saunkhari, on September 13. The college is affiliated with the Punjab Agricultural University. The project of Kandi area would cater not only to the needs of students belonging to Nawanshahr but also to Rupnagar, Hoshiarpur and other districts. The college would be constructed at a cost of ~34 crore, of which the first instalment of ~13 crore has been released. TNS AGENT BOOKED FOR TRAVEL FRAUD Hoshiarpur: The Mahilpur police have booked a travel agent for allegedly duping a resident of Jhungian village of ~1.4 lakh on the pretext of sending his daughter abroad. According to information, the complainant, Dharmender Singh, told the police that Amandeep Dhawan, a travel agent, took Rs 1.4 lakh from him on the promise to send his daughter Harjot to Canada. He alleged that after taking the money, he neither sent his daughter abroad nor returned the sum. A case has been registered. OC TIGER SHROFF PRAISES HRITHIK ROSHAN’S DANCING SKILLS PAGE 3 Tiger praised his idol Hrithik Roshan when a fan questioned him about who among the two is a better dancer. MAX 31°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:42 PM TV ACTRESS ADITI MALIK PENS A HEARTFELT NOTE FOR HER SON PAGE 4 Aditi took to Insta & penned a heartfelt note for her son while recalling the time she became mother for the first time. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:08 AM WEDNESDAY | 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Rural health services get a push EASY ACCESS 8 community health officers join services at Shahkot villages Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 7 With an aim to improve the provision of health facilities to the people residing in rural areas, staff is being deployed at various health centres in the state. As many as eight new community health officers (CHOs) have joined Community Health Centre (CHC), Shahkot, who will act like a bridge between the doctor and patients and will be posted at Tandrust Punjab Sehat Kendras in various villages for easy access to the people. The function of these CHOs is to provide medicines for common diseases like cough, cold, fever etc so that the patients need not travel long distances to reach main health centres. Senior Medical Officer Dr Amardeep Singh Duggal and Block Extension Educator (BEE) Chandan Mishra briefed these CHOs about the work at Shahkot CHC. Dr Duggal said: “We check the patients and treat them. In diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, it is important for the patient to continue visits to the doctors and have medicines on a regular basis. But now, we will check the patients, fix their doses and will send them back. That is when the work of these officers will start. They will do follow ups. We have provided them with every apparatus. They will be giving the medicine to the patients.” Community health officers will operate from Tandrust Punjab Sehat Kendras at villages. PATIENTS NO LONGER HAVE TO TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES ■ The function of these CHOs is to provide medicines for common diseases like cough, cold, fever etc so that patients need not travel long distances to reach main health centres ■ The CHOs will also identify suspected patients to prevent non-communicable diseases like diabetes, BP, heart diseases, cancer etc ■ They have been entrusted with the responsibility of proper implementation of other departmental programmes, including monitoring of maternal and child health Patients used to visit the centre by covering a distance of 20-25 km from their villages, which was getting problematic for them. With the recruitment of CHOs now, it will no longer be a burden for the patients to go to the centre again and again. Telemedicine facility will also start in the block where the newly appointed officers will guide the patients on telephones. These CHOs, who did BSc nursing or BAMS courses, have been posted by the department after giving them training for six months. The officers have been appointed at the Tandrust Punjab Sehat Kendras in Bhullar, Talwandi Sangheda, Kotla Suraj Mal, Kotla Heran, Talwandi Bootiya, Puniyan, Sohal Khalsa and Dhadda Daulatpur villages. The CHOs will also identify suspected patients to prevent non-communicable diseases like diabetes, BP heart , diseases, cancer etc. At the same time, they have been entrusted with the responsibility of proper implementation of other departmental programmes, including monitoring of maternal and child health. For 1000 people, one CHO will be working and will take reports from those suffering from various ailments. Briefing the community health officers about their responsibilities and departmental structure, BEE Chandan Mishra said ASHA workers, ANMs and multipurpose health workers at the village level were already providing health services to the people and CHOs would help in improving the services. He also asked the CHOs to interact with sarpanches, anganwadi workers and representatives of other departments so that they can know the health needs of different villages. ‘Stay alert ahead Anticipatory bail plea of of festive season’ Gurdas Maan rejected Tribune News Service 2 NEW CASES IN JAL Kapurthala, September 7 Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal, on Tuesday, asked the health officials to stay on alert in view of the upcoming festive season as according to health experts, increase in Covid cases was expected. The DC has instructed the ADC (Development) SP Angra, Civil Surgeon Dr Parminder Kaur and all senior medical officers (SMOs) to increase the Covid sampling up to 2,000 on a daily basis against the present 1,600-1,700. The sampling will especially be done in the sabzi mandis and markets as these places witness huge rush during the festive season. To contain the expected third wave in the district, the DC has ordered the contact tracing of all 10 active cases that were reported in the last seven days. The DC asked the officials ■ The district on Tuesday reported two new Covid cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 63,246. The number of active cases has risen to 27. However, no death due to Covid was reported. In Nawanshahr, two fresh Covid cases were reported on Tuesday. One case was reported from Mukandpur and Balachaur each. A day after Kapurthala recorded four positive cases, no case was reported on Tuesday. to ensure adequate oxygen supply. She said 95-100 per cent vaccination had already been achieved in Sultanpur Lodhi while 80 per cent has taken place in Kapurthala. In the district, 4.20 lakh people i.e. 57 per cent of the total population has already been vaccinated. Now the focus is on vaccination of the migrants. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 7 Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan on Tuesday was denied anticipatory bail in the case of objectionable remarks made during a religious fair at Dera Baba Murad Shah in Nakodar last month. Maan had described Ladi Shah, who was the ruler of the dera, as descendant of third Sikh Guru Amar Das. Following his remarks, Sikh organisations, including the Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee, filed a case against him for hurting the religious sentiments of the community. Subsequently, Maan had filed an anticipatory bail petition in the District and Sessions Court. During the hearing, advocates of Sikh organisations Parminder Singh Dhingra and Ravinder Singh said Mann’s words had hurt the religious sentiments of the community. His remarks caused great resentment among the Sikh community. If Mann stays outside, it could increase people’s wrath, so he should not be given bail. They further added that Mann’s lawyer Darshan Singh Dayal argued that the singer had made the statement by mistake. However, he had apologised with folded hands and released a video of the same on social media. At the same time, the lawyer of Sikh organisations opposed stating that as per the law, such an apology was not valid. Meanwhile, Dayal did not interact with mediapersons. The hearing of the case was adjourned for tomorrow. While Gurdas Maan himself did not appear in the court, his lawyer filed a bail application. Security was also beefed up in the court premises as members of the Sikh bodies had announced to hold a protest if Mann did not appear in the court. In view of this, there was tight security outside the court complex too. Protesters were present in the court in large numbers in the morning. Paramjit Akali said they would wait for the court and then only any further action would be taken. A case under Section 295-A of the IPC has been registered against Maan at the Nakodar police station. The Sikh bodies had earlier blocked the Jalandhar-Delhi highway, demanding the arrest of Mann. Demands ‘fulfilled’, nurses back on duty Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 7 Following the call given as part of a statewide strike by the nurses, the district witnessed second day of the protest by nearly 250 nurses at the Civil Hospital. However, at around 6 pm, the protesters decided to postpone their strike. As per the new development, some of the demands of the nurses were fulfilled by the Health Minister today, following which the agitators concluded their protest and resumed their duties. Jagraj Singh, spokesperson of the district, Punjab Government Nursing Association, said, “A day after we intensified our protest, Dr Andesh, Director Health and Family Welfare, along with representatives of the association, met Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu. “He agreed to fulfill our demands and with immediate effect, four of our demands, including official notice on changing the name of the post (staff nurse to nursing officer), revised pay band of Rs 4,600, issuance of allowances like travel (Rs 1,800), uniform (Rs 2,010) and nursing care (Rs 7,200) and regularisation of contractual staff, would be fulfilled. The minister has sought 10-day time from the association for implementation of settlement orders. Hence, we have decided to postpone our strike to September 20. If the government fails to fulfill our demands, we will resume our protest,” added Jagraj. All medical emergencies as well as other services also remained suspended till 6 pm on Tuesday. Night-shift nurses resumed their duty. Nurses protest in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Teaching kids with special abilities a tough job now 398 aspirants get job letters COVID HEAT Educators say after schools reopened, they need to work a lot harder on them Tribune News Service Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 7 “When other students have badly suffered during online studies, you can well imagine the problems special children must be going through and the challenges we are facing,” shared volunteers who teach children with disabilities. The volunteers shared that after the schools have reopened, it has become difficult for them to handle such children. There are 153 cerebral palsyafflicted students in Jalandhar, while 176 are hearing impaired and 895 face mental disability. In Nawanshahr, there are 985 children with special needs. Several problems were faced by the parents and these children dur- There are 153 cerebral palsy-afflicted students in Jalandhar, while 176 are hearing impaired and 895 are suffering from mental disability ing the online classes because they were not able to learn or understand things the way they used to do in physical classes. But just as teachers have seen changes in other students, children with special needs have been showing changes in their attitude too. Nawanshahr district special c m y b educator Narinder Kaur said as per the reports from various schools in the district, all hard work behind these students has gone wasted as they do not remember whatever we taught. Sweetie, one of the volunteers from Jalandhar, said it had become more difficult to handle the children. “They have forgot everything. It is like we are restarting everything. These kids have become irritated and it is very difficult to make them sit at one place. Obviously, they remained at home for more than a year and it will take some time for them to get back on track. I hope to see some improvement in coming days,” she said. Kuldeep, one of the Inclusive Education Resource Teachers from Nawanshahr, also expressed the same emotion. He said: “Earlier they would at least write their names perfectly, but now they cannot do it anymore. Parents cannot teach the way we teach these students, which is why this problem has risen. Education has definitely suffered. But I have seen that they enjoy coming to school, because here they meet other students too, and thus now it will definitely help in their growth,” he said. Volunteers working under the “Inclusive Education for Disabled” initiative say teaching such students requires the use of various props and sign language, but that was very difficult to do via online mode. Parents also shared that they were noticing behavioural changes among their children during the online classes. Jalandhar, September 7 Under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission, two job fairs were organised by the district administration at the BDPO office, Jalandhar West and Mehatpur. As many as 398 unemployed youth today got job placements during these camps. As many as 451 job aspirants took part in both the camps of which 398 were selected by the companies. A total of 13 companies participated in the job fairs. In placement camp at the BDPO West’s office, as many as 167 youths were selected for the jobs while 231 got job offers at Mehatpur. Job aspirants can also contact on 90569-20100 for further information.
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