11052022-CT-01.qxd 5/11/2022 12:30 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 11 MAY 2022 | CHANDIGARH SIT APPREHENDS ONE MORE IN POLICE RECRUITMENT SCAM Panchkula police SIT arrests one more person in the HSSC (male constable) recruitment exam scam. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 92,168 44,239 95,887 RECOVERED 90,927 43,798 94,670 NEW CASES 12 5 12 ACTIVE 76 27 69 CHANGE 2 1 2 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,148 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 132 PANCHKULA 89 MOHALI 101 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF SNATCHERS TARGET TWO WOMEN IN CITY Chandigarh: Two women were targeted by snatchers in the city. A resident of Sector 22 said two miscreants riding a scooter snatched her mobile phone near the Civil Hospital, Sector 22. A case has been registered at the Sector 17 police station. In another incident, a resident of Sector 34 reported that a motorcycle-borne miscreant sped away after snatching her purse containing ~4,000, an ATM card and documents near her house. TNS PAGE 2 HARNEET, ASHISH SHINE, WALK AWAY WITH TENNIS TITLES PAGE 3 Second seed Harneet Singh defeats Ankit Patel to claim men’s 35+ title on the concluding day of tennis meet. MAX 40°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38.1°C | MIN 27.3°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:06 PM NAIB TEHSILDAR SUSPENDED ON CHARGE OF IRREGULARITIES PAGE 3 Punjab Government suspends naib tehsildar Harminder Singh posted at Zirakpur sub-tehsil for irregularities. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:31 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE PGI to start online payments Fire breaks out in bank building Move part of queue management project, will minimise waiting period Zirakpur, May 10 A fire broke out in the Canara Bank building on VIP Road here this morning, destroying goods worth lakhs of rupees. The fire was put out by the fire brigade after a struggle of an hour. The bank was closed when the fire broke out. Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 10 The PGI is working on a model wherein it will introduce online payments using the QR code for the purpose of registration and payment for diagnostic tests as part of the queue management project. Till now, patients have to wait in long queues for physical payments, which leads to more waiting time in OPDs. The issue of long waiting time has been highlighted in the National Family Health Survey (2019-2021) as well. In Chandigarh, around 34.6 per cent of households do not generally use a government health facility. Among the reasons cited by residents, 65.4 per cent felt that the waiting time was too long and 32.6 per 34.6% DON’T USE GOVT HEALTH FACILITY The issue of long waiting time has been highlighted in the National Family Health Survey (2019-2021) as well. In Chandigarh, around 34.6 per cent of households do not generally use a government health facility. Among the reasons cited by residents, 65.4 per cent felt that the waiting time was too long and 32.6 per cent felt that there was poor quality of care in government hospitals. cent felt that there was poor quality of care in government hospitals. The project was discussed during a visit of the Union Health Secretary to the PGI recently. Sharing details, Kumar Guarav Dhawan, Deputy Director, PGI, said, “We are going to introduce online payments at the PGI registration counter to minimise the waiting period. We have tied up with the SBI for payment through cards and will also provide the facility to make payment through the QR code. This will require patients to remain physically present in the queue, but will certainly save their precious time. In the future, we will make this facility contactless wherein patients will be able to make the payment through Internet banking itself and will not require patients to stand in a queue.” Recently, as a part of its patient-friendly initiatives, the PGI had launched an SMS alert facility for laboratory tests. Once patients’ lab continued on page 2 police are searching for the parents of the girl and a case has been registered. Passersby noticed movement in the sack and informed the police. The Zirakpur police took the girl into custodyThe girl has been admitted to a hospital in Dhakoli. — TNS Coming soon, MiG-27 at IAF Heritage Centre Chandigarh, May 10 The upcoming Indian Air Force (IAF) Heritage Centre will soon receive its second vintage aircraft. An official said a MiG-27 vintage aircraft would reach the city within a week. Commissioned in 1985, the MiG-27 was an integral part of the IAF’s combat strength. During the Kargil war, the aircraft earned the nickname “bahadur”. The centre, being set up at the Government Press building, Sector 18, received the first 1971-fame Gnat vintage aircraft, which shot many Pakistani Sabre aircraft, in February this year. The official said the IAF had set a target to get continued on page 2 Goods worth lakhs destroyed A passerby spotted smoke coming out of the bank and informed the fire brigade. After receiving the information, a fire brigade vehicle reached the spot and put out the fire after much effort. Ravinder Kumar, regional head of the bank, said a neighbour reported the fire at the bank around 9 am. He informed the fire brigade and asked a bank employee from continued on page 2 UT steps up vigil at entry points Five-month-old girl child foundabandoned in sack Zirakpur, May 10 Two days after Mother’s Day, a five-month-old baby was left in a sack by unidentified parents on Patiala Road near the Chhat lights. The sack was tied and her mouth was covered with a cloth, eyewitnesses said. The The Gnat vintage aircraft was the first to be put up for display at the IAF Heritage Centre coming up in Sector 18, Chandigarh. MANOJ MAHAJAN Policemen at a naka at the Faidan barrier in Chandigarh on Monday night. c m y b Chandigarh, May 10 Alarmed over the grenade attack at the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali, the UT police laid nakas in the city, which continued till the wee hours of today. Senior police officers, DSPs, SHOs and those in charge of police posts patrolled their areas following the incident. MOHALI GRENADE ATTACK Roads leading to the city from Mohali were barricaded and vehicles entering the city were checked. The police were also instructed to check vital locations in the city. Sources said SHOs were out in the field till around 2 am while the nakas contin- ued till early morning, UT SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said patrolling in the city had been intensified and a close vigil was being kept at all entry points to the city. A police official said patrolling in the city had been stepped up. “All suspicious vehicles are being checked,” the police official said. — TNS
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