07052022-CT-01.qxd 07-05-2022 01:12 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 7 MAY 2022 | CHANDIGARH GOODS DESTROYED IN FIRE A major fire breaks out at a factory on the Mubarikpur-Ramgarh road. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 7 WANTED CRIMINAL NAILED PAGE 7 The crime branch of the P’kula police arrests a person in a robbery case. MAX 39°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37.6°C | MIN 22.7°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:04 PM Chandigarh, May 6 The Union Health Ministry today informed the authorities concerned about the approval of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to the appointment of Prof Vivek Lal, Head, Department of Neurology, as Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh, for a period of five years from the date of assumption of charge or until the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. The appointment of the new Director has come six months after the retirement of Prof Jagat Ram on October SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:35 AM ‘Recruitment key concern’ TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 92,124 44,213 95,840 RECOVERED 90,886 43,777 94,634 NEW CASES 11 5 6 ACTIVE 73 22 58 CHANGE 1 1 2 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,148 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 203 PANCHKULA 105 MOHALI 154 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Prof Vivek Lal, Head of Neurology, being welcomed by his staff on taking over as the Director, PGI, on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 31, 2021. The charge had been held by Prof Surjit Singh, Head, Department of Paediatrics, since then. Soon after assuming charge, Professor Lal did his MBBS (1985) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; MD (1990) and DM Neurology (1993) from continued on page 6 Chandigarh, May 6 New Director of the PGIMER has stated that he wants patients to feel satisfied and “wanted” when they come to the PGI for treatment. Professor Lal said, “The PGI stands for its patients and our biggest asset is the faith they have in the doctors who treat him. The only thing I want the doctors of this institute to reflect is compassion when they meet a patient.” He termed it “compassion index” by which he would instil values of kindness and empathy in the workforce. Another priority is that he wants to create a conducive environment for the PGI workforce which is less stressful. As a Director, I want to serve as a good leader with strong human values. I will remain positive towards all feedback and complaints, he said. Talking about the challenges, he said he would have to be quick in the implementation of various commitments and recruitment is one of them. “The doctors are overworked as there is a huge influx of patients coming from all quarters of northern India. continued on page 6 Naidu: Punjab, Haryana can do more for PU Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 6 On his visit to the Panjab University (PU) campus, the Vice President of India and PU Chancellor, M Venkaiah Naidu, used the platform to urge universities across India to ensure ‘peace’ for the betterment of the nation. In presence of both Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers and both Governors, the Vice-President urged both governments to contribute to the growth of PU. “There should be a closer interaction between universities and governments so that more robust policies can be formulated. I hope, they (both Pun- Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu gives away honoris causa degree of Doctor of Science to Prof Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, at the 69th convocation of Panjab University. PRADEEP TEWARI SEE ALSO PAGE 2 jab and Haryana governments) will extend their full support to the university. It is the duty of the Punjab Government as well the Haryana Government,” said Naidu. While attending the 69th convocation of the university, Naidu impressed the scholars by starting his address in c m y b PAGE 7 A fraudster arrested for duping an employee of an automobile company. Prof Lal of neurology dept new PGI Director Tribune News Service SWINDLER IN UT CYBER CELL NET Punjabi and later, went on to seek their support in the growth of the nation. Stressing the importance of using “mother tongue”, he insisted that the basic education should start in local languages. He also highlighted the importance of the new National Education Policy (NEP) in order to find the lost “glory” of the nation. He also guided the scholars for “paying back” to the university and urged those, who wish to go abroad, to come back and contribute to India’s growth. “Mein aj tuhade saryein wichkaar a kar bahut khush han, sareyian nu meri shubhkamnawan (I am happy continued on page 6 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE
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