14102021-CT-01.qxd 10/14/2021 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 14 OCTOBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH 5 PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN CITY TO SET UP OXYGEN PLANTS The facilities have agreed to install PSA plants after the Health Secretary asked these to gear up for a third wave. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,63,768 65,285 64,428 0 37 2 820 0 MOHALI 4,43,947 6,17,201 30,745 68,765 30,360 67,678 0 4 7 19 4 378 1,068 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX PAGE 2 MAX 33°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.3°C | MIN 19.5°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:53 PM 122 120 MOHALI 143 Chandigarh, October 13 The UT Administration will open schools for all classes from October 18. Orders in this regard were issued today by the District Education Officer to the school heads. The official orders read: “All heads of institutions will ensure compliance with instructions and SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the UT Administration from time to time. Vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff will also be ensured.” Wearing of mask, sanitisation of the campus, proper social distancing and other precautions have to be ensured. Students will attend classes with the consent of parents and classes will be held in schools both in the offline and online mode. Schools had reopened for Class IX onwards in July. Classes VII and VIII were restarted in August and Classes V and VI were INBRIEF FIVE DIARRHOEA CASES SURFACE Mohali: Five cases of diarrhoea were reported from Gaily Colony in the Kuranwala area of Dera Bassi on Wednesday. Sixty patients visited a medical camp and 124 houses were surveyed for diarrhoea-like symptoms. As many as 100 chlorine tablets and 50 ORS packets were distributed in the area. The Mohali Civil Surgeon, Dr Adarshpal Kaur, said, “After the disease was notified, information was gathered from patients and food history was reviewed to identify common exposure.” TNS PARENTS’ CONSENT Wearing of mask, sanitisation of the campus, proper social distancing and other precautions have to be ensured. Students will attend classes with the consent of parents and classes will be held in schools both in the offline and online mode. WHAT THE ORDERS STATE heads instructions and SOPs issued ❝AllMinistryofofinstitutions will ensure compliance withAdministration from time to by the Health and Family Welfare and the UT time. Vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff will also be ensured. ❞ — Admn reopened in September. Private schools are hopeful that parents will now send their children to school. ABS Sidhu, Director, Saupins School, said, “It is good news and we hope parents gain confidence in sending their children to school.” Atul Khanna, Director, Strawberry Fields School, said, “This is a welcome decision taken with a great deal of responsibility, thought and planning. As we rise to the occasion to adapt to a new normal, we are not letting our guard down. Covid protocols are now a given. Our focus is on helping stu- ROAD CLOSED FOR RECARPETING Nominations for MC poll in late Nov Chandigarh: One side of the road separating Sector 34 and 44 will remain closed to the public for four days due to road recarpeting work. According to the MC, it will start recarpeting work on a V-3 road. The public has been requested to take alternative routes from October 14 to 17. TNS Tribune News Service Accused flees from custody SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:24 AM Told to comply with Covid protocol |Pvt institutions hail move PANCHKULA SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD UT Adviser Dharam Pal inaugurates ‘Plaza Baithak’, a specialised corner for senior citizens, at Sector 17 Plaza. UT schools to reopen for all classes from Oct 18 CHANDIGARH Chandigarh, October 13 The filing of nominations for the MC poll will start in late November and the elections will be held in December. The State Election Commission, UT, convened a meeting of all returning officers and assistant returning officers today to discuss various issues relating to the poll. The meeting was chaired by SK Srivastava, State Election Commissioner. Election to 35 wards of the MC will be conducted by nine ROs. Each RO will be assisted by two AROs. Besides, two ROs and four AROs have been kept in reserve. The draw of lots for reserved wards will be held next week. The State Election Commissioner exhorted everyone to work sincerely to ensure transparent, free and fair elections. He laid emphasis on strict adherence to the Covid protocol and use of IT during the election such as disseminating poll-related information on mobile app. The Secretary, Election Commission, gave details of the poll procedure and a brief outline of the tentative poll schedule such as nominations to be file in late November and the poll to be held in December. A timeline for finalising polling stations has been released so that the poll can be concluded before December 31 when the term of the present corporation ends. CHANDIGARH: An undertrial in several heinous cases, including sexual assault and kidnapping, escaped from police custody at the PGI on Wednesday morning. He was undergoing treatment there since October 10. Suspect Rajat Arora (26) of Yamunanagar was lodged in the Jagadhari jail. The complainant, Inspector Ram Phal, of Yamunanagar reported that Arora escaped from the custody of Raghvir Singh and Amit Singh due to their negligence. A case under Sections 223 and 224 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. — TNS Divine grace Devotees pay obeisance on the occasion of Durga Ashtami at Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Admn completes digital mapping of city Will help generate three-dimensional info, high accuracy map of any area Tribune News Service BENEFITS OF PROJECT Chandigarh, October 13 The UT Administration has completed the mapping of Chandigarh on the basis of the Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology. “This technology will help in generating three-dimensional information and high accuracy map of any area,” said Nitika Pawar, Director, Information Technology, during a presentation at the launch of a state-level “Gati Shakti Project - National Master Plan” here today. It will prove beneficial in mapping of road networks, traffic management, ‘spatial representation of diseases’, study of disease pattern, urban mapping, tourist inflow mapping, site suitability analysis for schools/education centres and identifying fastest route to the place of crime. . Nitika said the project would prove beneficial in various aspects such as mapping of road networks, traffic management, spatial representation of diseases, study of disease pattern, urban mapping, tourist inflow mapping, site suitability analysis for schools/education centres and identifying fastest route to the place of crime. A complete map with information would be ready by October-end, she said. Meanwhile, Anindita Mitra, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, gave a presentation on the Integrated Command and Control Centre, which will act as a nerve centre of the city, connecting all important parts of the citizen service delivery system. The centre will integrate basic utilities like water, electricity, sewage, solid waste management, street light management, emergency services such as disaster management and 112 call centre. It will also be integrated with the public bike-sharing project, parking facilities and CTU buses for effective management of traffic and transportation across the city. continued on p2 c m y b PAGE 3 SPECIALISED CORNER FOR ELDERLY AT SEC 17 PLAZA Directs the official to look into the solemnisation of the marriage of a boy against provisions of the Act. Tribune News Service 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 2 HC ASKS P’KULA CP TO LOOK INTO UNDER-AGE MARRIAGE dents get back to their routines in a physical-mentalemotional-social state that is conducive to joyful learning. Our educators are going to be even more vigilant to identify any post-traumatic symptoms or signs of ill adjustment. We all need to combine relief with caution.” Four more found +ve in Mohali MOHALI: Four new Covid-19 cases surfaced in the district on Wednesday. Among the new cases, two were reported from Mohali and one each from Gharuan and Banur. Of the 68,765 positive cases reported so far, 67,678 patients have recovered. There are now 19 active cases. The toll stands at 1,068. TNS No fresh case in Panchkula dist PANCHKULA: No fresh Covid case was reported from the district on Wednesday, keeping the tally unchanged at 30,745. The toll remained at 378. While 30,360 people have recovered from the disease so far, seven cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 98.74 per cent. TNS UT sees no case CHANDIGARH: No fresh Covid case was reported from the city on Wednesday. With no fresh death, the toll remained at 820. Two patients were cured. TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Dengue on rise, city MC has just one fogging machine Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 13 While vector-borne diseases are on the rise, the local Municipal Corporation has only one low-capacity fogging machine. It has put a question mark on the preparedness of the city in the fight against dengue, malaria and chikungunya. Waking up from deep slumber, the corporation has now decided to order six machines, but it will be able to use these only in the next monsoon season. MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra said, “We have only one fogging machine, which is also of low capacity. We need at least five more machines. I have directed the officials concerned to buy these as soon as possible. The UT Health Department has its own fogging machines. We will tie up with it.” Chandigarh Tribune had highlighted last year that the malaria wing of the Health Department had only two vehicle-mounted fogging machines, one of these machines was not working while the other was being used to its minimal capacity. Of the seven-eight hand-held fogging machines, which are used inside houses, three were not working. Dr Upendrajeet Singh Gill, Assistant Director (Malaria), did not respond to calls and messages in this regard. Dr Suman, Director, Health Services, UT, said, “We have sufficient number of hand-held as well as vehicle-mounted fogging machines. We are holding public awareness continued on p2 related reports on page 3
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