20092021-CT-01.qxd 9/20/2021 12:45 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 20 SEPTEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH GEAR UP FOR A POSSIBLE THIRD COVID WAVE, HOSPITALS TOLD Private facilities asked to install oxygen plants & procure enough O2 cylinders to deal with any sudden patient surge. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,12,826 65,181 64,326 5 37 2 818 0 MOHALI 4,27,352 5,83,857 30,715 68,694 30,321 67,5895 2 3 17 37 2 5 377 1,062 0 1 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 72 PANCHKULA 86 MOHALI 53 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 24-YEAR-OLD BIKER HIT BY SUV, DIES Mohali: A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a speeding car near Majaat village. The deceased has been identified as Janjheri resident Ravi Kumar, who was hit by an SUV near Majaat around 5.30 pm. After the incident, the car driver fled from the spot, but bystanders noted down the registration number of the vehicle. Ravi Kumar was rushed to a hospital in Kharar where doctors declared him brought dead. A case has been registered. TNS PAGE 3 PAGE 3 UT HAS HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF RECIDIVISM: NCRB REPORT The city has the highest percentage of recidivism among persons arrested under the Special and Local Laws. MAX 32°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25.7°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:23 PM Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 19 All patients attending OPDs at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, will have to undergo the Covid-19 test from now onwards. The UT Health Secretary, Yash Pal Garg, has ordered that all patients in OPDs will be required to undergo the Covid test. However, in case of emergency and serious patients, the doctor concerned may immediately provide treatment or consultation and get the Covid test done at a later stage. Dr Jasbinder Kaur, Director, GMCH, said, “Patients can get their Covid reports before coming for OPDs, but if the continued on page 3 SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:09 AM Health Secretary issues orders for GMCH-32, GMSH-16 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Day after, cops fail to get clue about robbers Tribune News Service DOCSPEAK If the report is not available, the hospital authorities will carry out an antigen test on patients. However, in emergency cases, the Covid test will not be a mandatory requirement. ❝ A girl receives the Covid vaccine at the GMSH-16. PRADEEP TEWARI ❞ — Dr Jasbinder Kaur, DIRECTOR, GMCH 5 MORE INFECTED IN UT 2 FRESH CASES IN P’KULA ONE DEATH IN MOHALI Chandigarh: The city on Sunday reported five new Covid cases, taking the total infection count to 65,181. The death toll remained at 818. Three patients were discharged in the past 24 hours. — TNS Panchkula: The district reported two fresh Covid cases on Sunday, taking the overall tally to 30,715. The death toll remained at 377. There are 17 active cases in the district. The recovery rate stands at 98.71 per cent. TNS Mohali: One more person succumbed to Covid in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,062. Three more cases surfaced, taking the tally to 68,694, while seven patients recovered from the virus. TNS Panchkula, September 19 The city police have failed to get any clue about the identity of the suspected robbers, who attacked a jewellery shop owner in an attempt to rob him in Sector 8 yesterday. 4 police teams tasked with tracing suspects At least four police teams have been tasked to trace the suspects by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Mohit Handa. Meanwhile, the crime scene was reconstructed today. A senior police official said they had picked up the auto driver in whose vehicle they continued on page 2 14-yr-old stalked, stabbed 16 new cases in Dhakoli, 5 hospitalised DIARRHOEA OUTBREAK by Burail man in Sec 33 Chandigarh, September 19 A 14-year-old girl was allegedly stalked and attacked with a knife by a Burail resident. The victim, in her complaint to the police, stated that she had gone to bring her sister from a school PAGE 3 Congress leader Pawan Bansal calls upon residents to end ‘the miserable rule of the BJP’ during MC elections. Covid test must for OPD patients Naina Mishra ‘MC POLL A CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO SHOW BJP THE MIRROR’ in Sector 33 when the suspect, identified as Lakha, stopped her near a park in Sector 33 on September 9. The suspect held the victim and slapped her. She somehow managed to run continued on page 3 Zirakpur, September 19 Fifty houses in Dhakoli were surveyed today in which 16 patients complained of diarrhoea-like symptoms. Five of them have been admitted to the Community Health Centre. Five other persons had mild symptoms. “The blood and stool test reports will be received tomorrow. The report of water c m y b samples will also be available tomorrow. Most of the cases are being found in Sukhna Colony in Dhakoli,” said Dr Adarshpal Kaur, Mohali Civil Surgeon. It has been six days since people started complaining of diarrhoea-like symptoms in Peer Muchalla and then in Dhakoli, but still new cases are being reported from the area every day. Contamination of water due to sewage and waterlogging in the area is said to be the main cause of the outbreak. Residents living in the vicinity of the Municipal Council office here alleged that it had been close to eight days that they were getting continued on page 2 Supporters of Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi dance to dhol beats at Gobind Colony in Kharar on Sunday. VICKY Neighbours elated at Channi’s elevation Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Mohali, September 19 Relatives and supporters thronged the residence of Charanjit Singh Channi at Kharar this evening as soon as the news broke that the Chamkaur Sahib MLA will be the new Chief Minister of Punjab. They distributed sweets among visitors and danced to the beats of dhol. Even as Channi was at the Raj Bhawan, neighbours said they would wait for him till late in the evening. Channi’s house had already been decorated with colourful lights and shamiana as his son Navjeet Singh is set to get married on October 10 and the family had organised akhand path today. Talking to Chandigarh Tri- DOWN TO EARTH He is a down-toearth man. Whether as a Cabinet Minister or a councillor, he has always remained approachable. ❝ ❞ — Kuldeep Singh, NEIGHBOUR bune, Channi’s immediate neighbour Kuldeep Singh, a Sugarfed employee, said they were happy that Channi would be the new Chief Minister of the state. “He is a down-to-earth man,” said Kuldeep Singh. “Whether as a Cabinet Minister or a councillor, he has always remained approachable.” “No barricades have ever been continued on page 2
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