13102021-JTR-01.qxd 10/12/2021 11:43 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE POWER CRISIS MAY EASE IN FEW DAYS, SAYS DY CM RANDHAWA The Deputy CM said acute scarcity of coal was the major reason behind current power crisis across the nation. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF FIVE BOOKED FOR ABETTING SUICIDE Hoshiarpur: The Garhshankar police have booked five persons, including a couple, for abetting suicide. Suman Kumari, a resident of Boda village, told the police that her husband Narendra Kumar had a dispute with Parminder Fauji, a resident of the village, his wife Sonia Rani and other associates, including Harsh Kumar, Neeraj Kumar, and Ajay Kumar. According to her, though a compromise had been reached between them, the accused used to harass her husband. She said her husband was upset with the harassment inflicted by the accused and committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. The police have registered a case under Section 306. OC MOTORCYCLE, ACTIVA STOLEN Garhshankar: A two-wheeler lifters gang active in the city stole a bike and an Activa in the broad daylight on Monday. Doji, a resident of Ward No. 13, stated that he had gone to the post office on his bike at 2.30 pm. After finishing the work, when Doji came out of post office he found his bike stolen. In the second incident, Shivam, a student of Guruseva Nursing College, said he had parked his Activa outside his college. When he returned after attending classes at the college he found his Activa missing. OC PAGE 2 DON’T WANT SARDAR UDHAM TO BE LIMITED TO PUNJAB: SIRCAR PAGE 3 Director Shoojit Sircar says he doesn’t want the movie to be limited to Punjab & wants wide reach of its message. MAX 34°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:58 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:29 AM Doc booked for culpable homicide after medical examination Tribune News Service People manhandle the doctor of Guardian Hospital, who gave an injection to 16-year-old Vansh (inset) in an inebriated state in Jalandhar. SHO, Police Division 6, Inspector Sukhjit Singh, said the case was registered following the statements of the vic- tim’s family members. The alcohol test was conducted on the doctor at the Civil Hospital last night after the accusations PAGE 4 It feels great working with a child on sets, especially when you’re shooting with cute kid like Hazel, says Sumedh. Treated by a drunk doctor, 16-yr-old dies after injection Jalandhar, October 12 A 16-year-old boy, Vansh, of Mukerian (Hoshiarpur), who met with an accident and admitted to a private hospital, Guardian Hospital, died barely half an hour after he was administered an injection by a doctor who was allegedly in an inebriated condition here on Monday evening. As soon as the family members of the victim came to know that the doctor was drunk, high drama was witnessed at the hospital as the victim’s kin started beating up the doctor and called the police. The police on Tuesday registered a case against the doctor of the hospital who reportedly gave wrong treatment to the child in an inebriated state. Police investigation revealed that the accused, Dr Jitendra, who was treating the patient, was under the influence of alcohol. The serious lapse during the duty hours was also confirmed in the medical examination conducted by the police on Monday night at the Civil Hospital. A case under Section 304 (culpable homicide) of the IPC has been registered against the doctor. SUMEDH SHARES EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH A CHILD of the family members, the report of which came back positive, added the SHO. The victim was admitted to the hospital situated near Milkbar Chowk in Model Town at around 6.30pm. Chander Kumar, father of the victim, stated that his son had met with an accident in which a school bus was involved. Following the accident, he was rushed to a hospital in Mukerian, where doctors further referred him to Guardian Hospital in Jalandhar. Vansh had received grievous injuries around his ribs. His family members further alleged that their son died due to the negligence of the doctor and hospital staff. They alleged that Vansh died after the doctor injected him a wrong dose. The infuriated family members also thrashed hospital staff. After they blocked the road, the police reached the spot to take control of the situation. When things seemed to go out of hand, the police took the doctor for the medical examination. The SHO stated that investigation was underway against the doctor. Action would be taken accordingly against him if the charge of medical negligence is proved against him. WEDNESDAY | 13 OCTOBER 2021 | JALANDHAR 370 challaned in anti-dengue campaign in city Tribune News Service JALANDHAR, OCTOBER 12 The civic authorities in Jalandhar have issued as many as 370 challans against persons who did not bother to keep a check on stagnant water in their premises resulting in the breeding of denguecausing mosquito larvae. Teams of Municipal Corporation along with health staff has been checking various buildings and asking people to ensure that there is no stagnant water which could lead to multiplication of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Flower pots, refrigerators, coolers, tyres, bird feeders and utensils kept around the houses and shops are being checked to ascertain chances of breeding. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori has ordered mass awareness drive in hot spots falling in the district to motivate people to clear out stagnant water in premises of residential, streets and public places. He said that as part of the drive, the MC along with health, education, youth welfare and other departments would form joint teams to visit doortodoor for sensitising the people about breeding grounds in the hot spots. Further in the rural areas, the teams of panchayat, health department, EOs, BDPOs would carry out awareness campaign in all villages. No case, death in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 12 After a gap of nearly a month, the district on Monday didn’t report any fresh Covid positive case. Moreover, no new death was recorded today. With this the total active cases in the district have also dropped to 18. The total confirmed cases of the district are 63,343. As many as 1,495 people succumbed to Covid19 in the district. 2 fresh cases in Hoshiarpur The district reported two new cases of Covid, taking the tal- ly to 30,793 cases on Tuesday. However, no death was recorded today. The death toll stood at 982. There are 13 active cases in the district. Meanwhile, the cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed 96 crore on Tuesday. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in first phase. Audio clip of panchayat fund bungling in Phillaur goes viral, MP says it’s doctored Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 12 An audio clip of telephonic conversation between Phillaur’s panchayat secretary and former sarpanch of a village in the same tehsil that went viral on social media has created a flutter in the area. The discussion revolves around the alleged bungling in panchayat funds with the name of Jalandhar Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh cropping in it. The audio is a conversation between Surinder Kumar, former sarpanch of Mehsampur village, and panchayat secretary Dharampal. It is reportedly three-week old, but became an issue as Congress leader from the area Damanvir Phillaur (son of former Akali minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur) called for an inquiry into the matter. Chaudhary Santokh Singh, however, termed it to be a doc- In the audio clip, the panchayat secretary tells the former sarpanch that Chaudhary Santokh Singh was taking commission for various development works, including those of installation of inter-locking tiles, streetlights and RO water system tored audio. “It is all part of a political stunt. Some frustrated elements in Phillaur have been doing all these foolish things. Allegations against me of taking commission for works are completely baseless.” Notably, MP’s son Vikramjit Chaudhary is the halqa in-charge of Phillaur since he contested unsuccessfully from this Assembly seat in 2017. In the audio clip, the panchayat secretary tells the former sarpanch that Chaudhary Santokh Singh was taking commission for various development works, including those of installation of interlocking tiles, streetlights and RO water system. Dharampal says, “All tiles, lights and water filter systems are coming from firms selected by MP Chaudhary. They are taking the entire commission directly from the companies passing on no share to anyone else. This can be confirmed from any of the 12 secretaries of Phillaur block. One or two sarpanches tried to confront Chaudhary over the issue but to no avail. He asks the sarpanches to either get the work done or face suspension.” Commenting on the audio, Damanvir Phillaur says, “The viral audio shows how corruption is being promoted and patronised in Jalandhar, particularly in Phillaur. “If the MP thinks that he has no role in the corrupt practices, clearly mentioned in the viral telephonic talk, then he should write to the Centre for a CBI probe,” he said, while addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday. Damanvir, who has also founded Phillaur People’s Forum (PPF), said, “I even wrote to the DC regarding the embezzlement of funds, but the local MP used his clout to suppress the matter.” He said that he will even request Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to look into the matter as he has already spoken about zero tolerance towards corruption. “People of Phillaur are looking towards the CM with great hope. He must act against corruption being patronised by party MPs, MLAs and halqa in-charges,” he said. LAKHIMPUR VIOLENCE Farmers hold candle march Tribune News Service Farmers hold a candle march to pay tributes to farmers who died during Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Jalandhar, October 12 Farmers on Tuesday paid tributes to farmers who lost their lives in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence by lighting candles at their houses. The farmers who have been participating in the farmers protest for the past 11 months also urged their supporters to light at least one candle in their homes to pay homage to the deceased farmers and journalist Raman Kashyap. continued on page 1 c m y b Students in a jubliant mood after getting their degrees during the annual convocation held at PIMS in Jalandhar on Tuesday. MALKIAT SINGH 118 receive MBBS degrees at PIMS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 12 Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) organised a convocation ceremony in which 118 MBBS pass-outs from 2014-15 batch were awarded degrees at the campus on Garha Road here today. The chief guest on the occasion was Dr Raj Bahadur, Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University. While sharing the achievements of PIMS, Dr Kulbir Kaur said the students from 2018 batch won four distinctions in their exam during Covid, the credit for which also went to the teachers and staff. These four students were also felicitated at the campus today as she said, “PIMS is steadily making a name in the academics by winning President Award for the best institute in India for splendid work of education in drug de-addiction. PIMS was first one to start RT PCR Lab (NABL accredited) in the Doaba region where the report was given same day with capacity of doing nearly 300 samples a day.” Apart from the convocation ceremony in which MBBS pass-out students were awarded degree, the best graduates, toppers and distinction holders in various subjects were also honoured in the ceremony. Amit Singh wished good luck to all stu- Dr Raj Bahadur, Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University, hands over a degree to an MBBS student with PIMS Director Principal Dr Kulbir Kaur, in Jalandhar, on Tuesday. dents for their future. He added that this was a noble profession in which the doctors not only get remuneration for their hard work but also blessings from the patients who come for treatment to hospital. “It is a noble profession which is dedicated to the humanity,” he said, urging the students to have a better patient- doctor relationship. He said patients are the doctor’s actual teachers and they should be duly respected. Dr Raj Bahadur, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University, congratulated the PIMS teachers and students for their hard work. He stressed that this profession required continuous learning.
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