13072022-JTR-01.qxd 7/13/2022 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE ALL VILLAGES TO GET POTABLE WATER IN 2 MONTHS: JIMPA Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa has said all villages will get clean water within next two months. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 2 OF SNATCHERS’ GANG ARRESTED Phagwara: Nakodar police have arrested two members of an inter-district gang of snatchers near Malrri Gate Nakodar Monday night. Nakodar DSP Harjinder Singh said the accused were identified as Rajesh Kumar and Jaskaran Singh. Both accused are residents of Sohal Khurad village. The police have recovered a mobile phone, a toy pistol, a sharp-edged weapon and a snatched motorcycle from their possession. A case has been registered. OC MAN WHO STOLE ~10 LAKH HELD Phagwara: The police have arrested a person and recovered ~1,40,000 from his possession. The suspect, Surinder Singh Sonu, an employee of a moneychanger firm, allegedly fled along with cash amounting to ~10 lakh on September 21 last year. A case has been registered in this regared. OC MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN ACCIDENT Phagwara: One person was killed on the spot when the motorcycle he was riding rammed into a stationary truck near Jamalpur village between Phagwara and Goraya last night. The deceased has been identified as Som Nath (53), a resident of Dosanjh Khurad village. The victim was returning to his village and could not notice the stationary truck on the roadside. The police have registered a case under relevant section and handed over the body to his family members after a postmortem conducted at the Civil Hospital. OC PAGE 2 PAGE 3 SYLVESTER STALLONE ARRIVES ON OTT WITH THRILLER SAMARITAN Sylvester Stallone is set to hit screens once more, this time on OTT. His latest action thriller is titled Samaritan. MAX 34°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 29°C Kapurthala, July 12 The Horticulture Department will start planting 7,000 fruit saplings in government schools in the district from July 15. The campaign will be launched by Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal covering nearly 700 government schools in the district. The DC also directed the Horticulture Department and the School Education Department to form joint teams for this cam- SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:34 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:33 AM WEDNESDAY | 13 JULY 2022 | JALANDHAR Health Minister inspects Civil Hospital Woman killed, son injured as Finds washrooms stinking, doors broken, wards overcrowded & ill-maintained cars rams into road divider Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 12 As newly-inducted Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra on Tuesday visited the Civil Hospital, he was greeted by broken doors of washrooms, which were in stinking condition, leaking coolers of drinking water and bikes parked alongside the ward area of motherchild care centre. The minister spent about 45 minutes checking the facilities at the HIV patients’ centre and even the de-addiction centre. He said the hospital needed a lot of improvement in its facilities and it was unfortunate that the wards of children were overcrowded and ill-maintained. This happened despite the fact that the hospital authorities knew about the minister’s visit today and had got the entire premises cleaned up. There was no usual littering and the floors had been freshly swept. The minister said he had been informed about the condition of the hospital by Jalandhar Central MLA Raman Arora, who asked him to visit the premises on a priority basis and ensure its upkeep. “I will surely do the needful. The hospitals will be equipped with advanced technology treatment and healthcare facilities. Existing healthcare facilities will surely be upgraded on a priority basis,” he told mediapersons, giving certain directions to officials too. He said the staff scarcity issue would be resolved in the coming (Clockwise from above) Health Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra (centre) visits the mother-child care centre of the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, on Tuesday; vehicles parked alonside a ward; the minister interacts with a patient; and Jauramajra checks records maintained by the hospital staff. PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH NEED BETTER FACILITIES ❝ The Civil Hospital needs a lot of improvement as far as facilities are concerned. It is unfortunate that the children wards are overcrowded and illmaintained. Existing healthcare facilities will surely be upgraded on a priority basis. ❞ months. He said he would keep visiting the hospitals to get to know the ground realities and interact with the patients to know about their needs. Some safai karamcharis and nurses also met the minister and sought to raise the issue of salary and regularisation. The minister said that his government was contemplating to frame a new ‘health policy’ and he was visiting civil and sub-divisional hospitals to take stock of the ground reality so that a comprehensive document could be introduced in a larger public interest. He said the government was also planning to set up more cancer treatment centres and dialysis units across Punjab. On Mohalla clinics, he said the scheme would bring in good health facilities close to the localities. Over 500 health dis- pensaries have been handed over by the Rural Development Department to the Health Department. Earlier, Punjab Police officials accorded a guard of honour to the minister on his arrival at the Circuit House. Prominent among those present on the occasion included MLAs Raman Arora, Sheetal Angural and Inderjeet Kaur Maan. Deputy Commissioner paign, besides ensuring maintenance of the plants. Gurinder Singh Dhanjal, Deputy Director, Horticulture, said under the leadership of Shalindar Kaur, Director (Horticulture), Punjab, the target was to plant 1.25 lakh fruit saplings in government schools in the state. Horticulture Development Officer Manpreet Kaur said arrangements were being made for planting saplings of indigenous fruit plants like guava, mango, kinnow, etc, during the monsoon season. Our Correspondent Phagwara, July 12 Phagwara Municipal Corporation Commissioner Dr Nayan Jassal today inspected a garbage secondary point on Hoshiarpur road. She directed the staff to lift the garbage and spray herbal sanitiser daily to keep the surroundings clean and hygienic. She also checked public toilets in the main market and instructed the staff to ensure cleanliness. She ordered to set up 13 secondary points and daily lifting of garbage. Dr Jassal appealed to all residents not to litter or throw garbage on roads or in vacant plots. ADC-cum-MC Commissioner Dr Jassal also instructed health branch officials to issue challan to violators for littering. She also appealed to the residents to segregate wet and dry waste and then hand over it to door-to-door collectors to keep the city clean. MC Commissioner Dr Nayan Jassal during an inspection of a public toilet in Phagwara. Bags gold representing England in Perfly Nations Cup at Strasbourg Badminton player Rohan Kapoor with medals and the trophy. and had won a silver medal in the tournament organised by the School Games Federation of India in Dhanbad. His father Raj Pal Kapoor and sister Heena Kapoor were also associated with the sport. Both had represented India in various national-level championships. Raj Pal Kapoor said: “It was a proud moment for the family seeing Rohan competing in France. He had earlier also won gold in the Open Badminton Championship held in England.” He said Rohan’s team managed to beat Ireland, Switzerland, France, Holland, Germany and Denmark and took the trophy home. “On call, Rohan told me every single detail about the cup and how wonderful his experience was. He told me that England’s triumph in the Nation’s Cup was the result of a team effort,” he added. He further said his son was now gearing up for the European Championship, which would be held from August 7 to 13 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. c m y b Talking about Rohan’s past achievements, Raj Pal Kapoor said, “Before migrating to the UK, Rohan used to play for his native city Jalandhar. He has won the senior Punjab open badminton championship four times. Besides, he had won junior and sub-junior Punjab open badminton championships”. He said his son completed his studies in 2000 from DAV College here, and represented Punjab in the national badminton championships for over 10 years. He also served the erstwhile Punjab State Electricity Board for three years between 1998 and 2000 and won multiple badminton medals for the department. — TNS Jalandhar, July 12 An elderly woman was killed and her son sustained severe injuries in a road accident on Jalandhar-Pathankot Road here this evening. The victim has been identified as Surjit Kaur and her son as Amarjeet Singh, both residents of Bhogpur village in Jalandhar. As per the police, the exact reason of the accident is yet to be ascertained. However, eyewitnesses at the spot claimed that Amarjeet lost control over the vehicle and rammed it into the road divider. “The collision was so Eyewitnesses say driver lost control over vehicle after being hit by scooter Chetan Singh Jauramajra, HEALTH MINISTER NRI shuttler smashes his way to glory in France Jalandhar, July 12 City-based NRI and former Punjab badminton player Rohan Kapoor has once again made Jalandhar proud as he bagged the gold medal in the Perfly Nations Cup 2022, which was held at Schiltigheim (Strasbourg), France recently. The tournament was played between the European Countries and Rohan represented England in the tournament. Hailing from Adda Hoshiarpur Chowk here, Rohan has been staying in the UK for around three decades now. He comes from a family of badminton players. His brother Rohit Kapoor has represented Punjab in the national badminton championships PAGE 4 Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa showed the face of their son Laksh. They lovingly address their munchkin as ‘Gola’. 7K saplings to be planted Issue challan for dumping waste in Kapurthala schools on roads, Phagwara officials told Tribune News Service BHARTI SINGH & HAARSH SHOW THEIR SON’S FACE FOR FIRST TIME Jaspreet Singh, ADCP Sohail Mir and others officers of the administration and police were also present. The Minister also visited the Civil Hospital, Nawanshahr, and Sub-Division Hospital, Balachaur. Inspecting the arrangements, he visited various wards and enquired about the wellbeing of patients there. Seeking details of the required medical equip- ment, he said vacancies in the government health institutions would be filled soon and the infrastructure would also be upgraded. Minister Jauramajra asked the hospital management to pay special attention to 24hour emergency services, availability of medicines besides focusing on hygiene. He said he had announced a cash reward of Rs 51,000 for the best Civil Surgeon. intense that he and his mother fell on the other side of the road and received severe injuries. While Amarjeet was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital, his mother died on the spot due to severe head injury.” They said there were also claims that a vehicle hit Amarjeet’s scooter from the back due to which he lost control and ended up hitting a divider. “We are scrutinising the CCTV cameras installed near the spot,” they added. The police said the body of the victim was sent to the Civil Hospital for the postmortem examination and they are waiting for her son to recover, so that his statement could be recorded and further investigation could be done.
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