05102021-CT-01.qxd 10/5/2021 12:30 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 5 OCTOBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH DENGUE DEATH IN MOHALI PAGE 2 3 HELD FOR EXTORTION CALL One more person dies of suspected dengue in Mohali, taking toll to five. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,46,335 65,243 64,386 6 38 4 819 0 MOHALI 4,36,587 6,06,691 30,739 68,747 30,357 67,651 1 1 5 28 1 6 377 1,068 0 1 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 82 PANCHKULA 117 MOHALI 48 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF SCOOTERIST HURT IN ROAD RAGE Mohali: A scooterist was allegedly assaulted by two unidentified youths in a car in a case of road rage near the ISB light point on Sunday. The injured has been identified as Jagdeep Singh (25), a resident of Chilla village. The complainant alleged that the car driver overtook him rashly and when he objected to it, the duo attacked him. He sustained injuries on the head and was admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32. The police have registered a case and begun a search for the duo on the basis of the registration number of the vehicle. TNS AUTOS TO DISPLAY DRIVER’S NAME Chandigarh: For the safety of passengers, the UT Administration has again directed operators of autorickshaw plying in Chandigarh to display the name of the owner/driver, contact number along with the complete address on the left side of the auto at a specific place. They have been asked to ply the autos wearing the prescribed uniform (grey pant/shirt). A police verification report has to be carried in the auto with other relevant documents. Violators will be challaned. TNS UT police arrest 3 Bihar residents for making extortion call to a city resident. MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.1°C | MIN 24.6°C Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 4 The PGI today saw a total of 7,971 registrations, an increase of 50 per cent from the 5,288 registrations recorded at the institute seven days ago. The daily walk-in registrations also increased to over 6,500 in the past one week. The institute had opened walk-in registrations for outpatient departments (OPDs) last Monday. On the first day, 3,942 patients had turned up for physical registration, while 1,345 patients got themselves registered through teleconsultation. Dr Naveen Pandey, incharge of the OPD administration, PGI, said, “There is a huge rush and the number of registrations has almost reached the pre-pandemic level. The situation will be reviewed soon in view of a possible third wave and the festival season.” The online registration for physical visit to all OPDs had increased to 50 for all departments and 100 for ophthalmology, hepatology and internal medicine. The registration for tele-consultation in the new OPD is being done from 8 am to 9 am. Registration of walk-in patients for Official says figure almost near pre-pandemic level One more Covid death in Mohali MOHALI: The district reported REGISTRATIONS AT PGI OPDs DATE Sept 27 Sept 28 Sept 29 Sept 30 Oct 1 Oct 4 WALK-IN 3,942 5,270 5,828 5,772 5,522 6,579 TELETOTAL CONSULTATION 1,346 1,453 1,434 1,444 1,471 1,392 5,288 6,723 7,262 7,216 6,993 7,971 one more death due to Covid19, taking the toll to 1,068. Meanwhile, one new case surfaced till Monday evening, taking the tally to 68,747, while six patients were cured of the disease. The only case that surfaced in the district came from the Gharuan area whereas no case was reported from Mohali, Dera Bassi, Kharar, Dhakoli, Boothgarh, Kurali, Lalru and Banur. — TNS SIX CASES IN UT Chandigarh: The city on Monday reported six cases of Covid-19 and no death due to the virus. Two patients were cured of the disease in the past 24 hours. TNS physical visit to the new OPD is being done from 9.15 am to 11 am at the respective registration counters. Lakhimpur echo in city Just one case in Panchkula dist PANCHKULA: The district reported just one Covid case on Monday, taking the overall tally to 30,739. The toll remained at 377. While 30,357 people have recovered from the disease so far, five cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 98.75 per cent. — TNS Smart power meters: UT fixes March deadline for pilot project Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Farmers and social activists hold a protest against the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, outside the DC office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN PAGE 2 Mahal assumes charge as Mohali SSP Crime prevention, zero tolerance to corruption on his mind Mohali, October 4 With a motive to make Mohali a crime-free district, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Navjot Singh Mahal today assumed the charge of his office at the District Administrative Complex. A PPS officer, Mahal was previously posted as the Commandant of 7th Battalion, Punjab Armed Police, Jalandhar, and was also holding the additional charge of the AIG, Special Task Force, SUNSET TUESDAY 6:03 PM PGI OPD patient count sees 50% jump in week Naina Mishra tolerance ❝I will adopt zeroofficials to corruption. Police will have to discharge their duties honestly. Navjot Mahal ❞ Jalandhar. He has also served as the SSP of Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar (Rural) and Khanna. He replaced Satinder Singh, who has been posted as the SSP Jalandhar (Rural). , Crime prevention and maintaining law and order will be his priority. Asked about any initiatives on his mind, Mahal said the presence of the force would be increased at all major points in the district to control illegal activities. — TNS Chandigarh, October 4 The UT Administration has set a target to complete the pilot project of installation of smart electricity meters in the city by March 31 next year. The Union Home Secretary today reviewed the progress of the pilot project with UT Adviser Dharam Pal. The Adviser said they had set a deadline for completing the pilot project before the end of the current financial year. Dharam Pal said they had also planned to replace all electricity meters with smart ones in the entire city by the 2022-23 fiscal. The project was allotted to the government-owned Regional Electricity Corporation in 2018 and was to be completed by June 2020. However, nearly 50 per cent of the work could be completed so far. Under the pilot project, nearly 30,000 smart meters are to be installed in Sector 29, 31, 47 and 48, Faidan, Ram Darbar, Hallo Majra, Raipur Kalan, Makhan Majra and Daria villages and the Industrial Area. e-token for entry to Mansa Devi temple NAVRATRI FEST ‘THIRD WAVE ON MIND’ In view of a possible third wave of Covid, the shrine board has decided to retain the e-token facility for entry to the Mansa Devi temple during the Navratri festival from October 7 to 14 to avoid crowding. ❝ Tribune News Service Panchkula, October 4 Despite a significant fall in Covid cases, the Mata Mansa Devi temple administration has decided to continue with the e-token scheme for devotees to pay obeisance at the temple during the nine-day Navratri festival, starting on October 7. After the beginning of the pandemic, the scheme was put in place for smooth “darshan” with strict adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour such as social distancing. The Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula-cum-chief The nine-day Navratri fest is set to start on October 7. RAVI KUMAR administrator, Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Vinay Pratap Singh, said, “Devotees have been advised to wear a mask and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour PAGE 2 in the temple complex.” “Darshan e-token can be obtained from the official website of the shrine, www.mansadevi.org.in. Fifty tokens will be issued for a time ❞ Vinay Pratap Singh, CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR slot of 10 minutes each,” he said. Only 8 Covid cases in week Only eight Covid cases have been reported from the district in the past one week. c m y b VISHAL, VAANI WIN TT TITLES PAGE 2 Vishal and Vaani win U-13 titles at Chandigarh state table tennis meet. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:18 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE
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