14092021-CT-01.qxd 9/14/2021 12:35 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 14 SEPTEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH THREE-DAY VACCINATION DRIVE BEGINS IN PANCHKULA DISTRICT As many as 12,340 people get inoculated at 69 centres across Panchkula on Day 1 of the drive. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 6,99,035 65,160 64311 6 32 2 817 0 MOHALI 4,21,457 5,76,402 30,701 68,670 30,309 67,568 0 5 15 41 0 2 377 1,061 0 1 AIR QUALITY INDEX MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.5°C | MIN 24.6°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:29 PM 72 52 MOHALI 37 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 2 FOUND DEAD ON RAILWAY TRACKS Dera Bassi: Two persons, including a woman, were found dead on the Ambala-Kalka railway tracks on Monday. A Mubarikpur resident, Mahipal (35), died after being hit by a train near Mubarikpur. The police said it was not clear whether the victim committed suicide or was hit by a train. In another case, an unidentified woman, in her 50s, died after being hit by a train coming from the Chandigarh side near Sukhmani College. TNS Umar Ahmed Dev was found hanging from a solar panel installed at RIMT University hostel in Mandi Gobindgarh. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:07 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Health Secy’s night visit catches India shooter Brar commits suicide hospital staff on the wrong foot Tribune News Service Doc found busy on phone, no check on drunkards at GMCH Chandigarh, September 13 The emergency medical officer at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMSH), Sector 32, was found busy with a mobile phone instead of attending to patients, drunkards were spotted outside oxygen plants and the X-ray machine at the ESI Hospital was not functional. This was the sight at city hospitals during a late night surprise visit by the UT Health Secretary. Health Secretary Yashpal Garg conducted a surprise inspection at various hospitals under the UT Administration here from 11 pm last night. During the three-hour long inspection, Garg strictly pointed out that the emergency medical officers (EMOs) should remain in emergency ward instead of retiring rooms, leaving behind the nursing staff/attendants. The Health Secretary said there was a need to consider deputing senior doctors/consultants during night shifts at the GMCH-32 and GMSH-16. Health Secretary Yashpal Garg (in yellow T-shirt) at a city hospital late on Sunday night. TRESPASSING COMPLAINT FILED According to Health Secretary Yashpal Garg, five-six persons were taking liquor in front of the oxygen plant at the GMCH-32. Garg has written to the SSP, Chandigarh, seeking action against them. He urged the police to take action against the unidentified persons for trespassing. Their car registration numbers have been provided to the police. Garg also directed the officials that there was a need to check the entry of such persons into the hospital premises. For this, the night duty roster being followed at the PGI and other premier medical institutions in other parts of the country should be implemented, he said. A surprise inspection note was sent to all medical officers at the city government hospitals. According to the note on the GMCH-32: “The supervisor of the security guards was quite busy surfing his mobile phone. He seemed to be least bothered about people coming in and going out of the emergency. The EMO was not available in the emergency. She was busy surfing her mobile phone in a nearby room.” “The attendant was in the emergency with five-six persons, including one police official. None of them was wearing a face mask and they were busy in gossiping/cracking jokes,” read the inspection letter. Giving an ultimatum to the medical officers, Garg said this being the first surprise inspection, there was no need to take any action against any of the officials on the basis of the inspection note. “However, it need not be interpreted as leniency because the undersigned is well aware about his authority to carry out the assigned responsibilities.” “There will be frequent surprise inspections and the same may be followed with appropriate actions,” the letter stated. He also said senior medical officers; Medical Superintendent; Director, Health Services; and Director continued on page 2 PAGE 2 J&K STUDENT FOUND DEAD AT RIMT UNIVERSITY HOSTEL The police are yet to register an FIR in a matter pertaining to alleged beating up of High Court lawyer by policemen. Tribune News Service PANCHKULA PAGE 2 POLICE YET TO REGISTER FIR ON LAWYER'S COMPLAINT Naina Mishra CHANDIGARH 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 2 Mohali, September 13 India shooter Namanveer Singh Brar allegedly committed suicide at his Sector 71 house here early this morning. Sources said the 28-year-old shot himself in the head with his licensed revolver around 3.30 am. His parents and wife were at home when the incident took place. His wife is stated to be expecting a child soon. The marksman was said to be in distress. After the incident, the shooter’s house was cordoned off and there was heavy police presence. DSP City-1, Gursher Singh , Sandhu said: “The exact reason behind the extreme step is not clear yet. His postmortem was conducted at the Phase 6 Civil Hospital and the body handed over to the kin.” Trap shooter Brar finished fourth in the minimum qualification score (MQS) category at the Shooting World Cup in Delhi in March this year. In 2015, he had bagged a bronze in the double-trap competition at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. Brar, a DAV College alumnus, practised at the Moti Bagh shooting range in Patiala. UT sees six cases, no death CHANDIGARH: The city on Monday reported six cases of Covid-19. No fresh death due to the virus was reported, while four patients were cured of the disease. — TNS One death, five cases in Mohali Shooter Namanvir Brar HCS ASPIRANT ENDS LIFE AT PG IN SEC 22 Chandigarh: A 26-year-old youth, who had appeared for the Haryana Civil Services exam on Sunday, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his PG accommodation in Sector 22 on Monday evening. The victim, identified as Anil, left a suicide note in which he stated that he was tired of life. He also apologised to his parents for taking the extreme step. Sources said the victim was upset after the exam. He also used to teach at a coaching institute in Sector 34. Police sources said PG residents informed them about the incident after which the police shifted the body to the GMSH-16. MOHALI: After a gap of 14 days, one person died of Covid-19 here on Monday, taking the death toll in the district to 1,061. The case tally went up to 68,670 as five more persons tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours. Six patients recovered from the infection. — TNS No new case in Panchkula dist PANCHKULA: The district reported no fresh coronavirus case on Monday, keeping the tally unchanged at 30,701. The Covid toll remained at 377. While 30,309 people have recovered from the infectious disease so far, 15 cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 98.72 per cent. — TNS It’s diarrhoea, confirms Civil Surgeon Law & order on new 84 new cases in Peermuchalla area, 12 hospitalised; medicines distributed Tribune News Service Home Secy’s mind Tribune News Service The mangled remains of a Haryana Roadways bus at the Mubarikpur police station in Dera Bassi on Monday. NITIN MITTAL Bus rams into truck, 2 kids among 8 hurt Tribune News Service Dera Bassi, September 13 Eight persons, including two children, were seriously injured in a bus-truck collision near Bhankharpur in Dera Bassi on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway in the wee hours of today. The injured were rushed to the Dera Bassi hospital from where six patients with serious injuries were referred to the GMCH, Sector 32. The children are stated to be out of danger, while the condition of four others is critical. Two patients were discharged in the morning, said Dera Bassi SMO Sangeeta Jain. There were around 35 passengers, besides the driver and the conductor, in the bus when the accident took place. Twelve passengers sustained minor injuries. The incident occurred around 3.20 am when a Haryana Roadways bus, which was on the way from Chandigarh to Gurugram, rammed into a stationary truck on the highway near Gurdwara Sahib. The front left side of the bus was ripped continued on page 2 Zirakpur, September 13 Eighty-four new cases of patients with diarrhoea-like symptoms were reported from the Peermuchalla area in Zirakpur today. Twelve patients had been hospitalised, said the health authorities. With 84 new cases today and 138 yesterday, the case count has touched 222. Ten water samples were collected from the affected areas, officials said. Sporadic cases were reported from Sector 20, Panchkula, today. The Health Department took stool and blood samples of patients to ascertain the cause of the disease. Primarily, water contamination is said to be the cause of the outbreak. The Mohali Civil Surgeon, Dr Adarshpal Kaur, said, “It’s a diarrhoea outbreak. The Health Department has set up a medical camp in Peermuchalla to give free medicines to patients. It seems there is a water contamination in three streets in the Peermuchalla area, adjoining Sector 20, Panchkula.” Zirakpur Municipal Council officials said they were detecting leakages in the area, but had not received any complaint in this regard. They said A health team examines patients at Peermuchalla in Zirakpur on Monday. NITIN MITTAL MEDICAL CAMP SET UP It’s a diarrhoea outbreak. It seems there is a water contamination in three streets in the Peermuchalla area, adjoining Sector 20, Panchkula. Nitin Kumar Yadav officials tasked with investigation to enhance their skills. Yadav said he had directed the head of the Law Department to devise a mechanism so that all cases could be monitored and if there was any problem from the investigation or the prosecution side, it could be resolved accordingly. continued on page 2 NOT THE FIRST TIME ❝ ❞ Chandigarh, September 13 New UT Home Secretary Nitin Kumar Yadav joined the UT Administration today. He said his focus would be on improving law and order in the city with stress on investigation skills and strengthening the Law Department. Yadav said the Law Department would be strengthened by removing shortcomings so that cases could be defended well in court. “If we do not have the required number of legal officers, the quality of the prosecution will be affected,” he said, adding that similarly, training workshops would be organised for police ■ In June, 80 gastro cases reported from Kharar ■ In July, a child died of diarrhoea in Abheypur in Panchkula ■ In August, two persons died in Baltana due to cholera ■ In Sept, three persons died in Dr Adarshpal Kaur, CIVIL SURGEON, MOHALI Contaminated water at a house in Peermuchalla. NITIN MITTAL it appeared that contamination was localised in some cases and might be due to leakage in individual water sources. Meanwhile, bacterial con- tamination has been confirmed in the water samples taken from Trivedi Camp in Mubarikpur where three persons have died after com- Trivedi Camp after complaining of fever, abdominal pain plaining of fever and abdominal pain in the past one week. “Two of the four water samples have failed the laboratory test,” said Kaur. It’s traffic violator, not accused Chandigarh, September 13 The UT traffic police, who earlier mentioned a traffic violator as an accused in the TVIS (traffic violation information slip), have now replaced the word accused with violator. A Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer, Nihit Lomis, had made a representation to the SSP (Traffic), stating that the Motor Vehicles Act nowhere mentioned that a person who violated a traffic rule should be called an accused. He had stated that the person concerned should be addressed as a violator or offender. The police, after consultation, took up the matter with the NIC for necessary changes in the echallan application after which the word accused was replaced with violator. — TNS UT’s aviary project gets Centre’s nod Look into multi-level parking issues, UT Adviser asks Mitra Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 13 After facing impediments, the Central Government has finally cleared the UT Forest Department’s prestigious aviary project. In a letter dated August 24, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, had requested the UT Chief Wildlife Warden to stop the process till all necessary approvals are granted by the To have 1,470 exotic birds of 46 species competent authority. However, a senior official of the UT Administration stated that the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had given its go ahead to the project and the work on the aviary would resume shortly. The aviary is being set up at Nagar Van near Sukhna Lake. In a representation to the Animal Welfare Board of India on August 9, the Second Innings Association had sought necessary action regarding caging of birds at the proposed aviary. Subsequently, a team of officers from the Central Zoo Authority had visited the project site on August 27. After the inspection, they had expressed their satisfaction with the project. continued on page 2 THE TRIBUNE IMPACT Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 13 Following a report, “Sector 17 parking lots jampacked, ~48cr multi-level facility vacant”, published in these columns today, UT Adviser Dharam Pal today asked MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra to look into the matter as to why the parking facility has failed to work despite a huge amount c m y b having being spent. The Adviser said, “I have asked the Commissioner to look into the multi-level parking in Secor 17. Why is it not being used? Is there a need to rework the model or do something else to put it to proper use?” Mitra told Chandigarh Tribune, “I have sought the tender document. I will assess why the parking remained non-functional even after spending so much amount. Suitable The vacant multi-level parking in Sector 17. FILE measures will be taken.” Chandigarh Tribune had highlighted that all three floors of the parking were almost lying vacant and there were only a few vehicles. Though taxis and bicycles of the public bike sharing project and MC vehicles lying in disuse are parked here, few visitors park their vehicles here. The facility, built in 2016, also has water leakage issues. The Adviser also asked the Commissioner to fix issues in the public-bike sharing project. It was also highighted in these coloumns today that people were unable to properly use the bikes due to glitches.
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