17112022-CT-01.qxd 11/17/2022 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 17 NOVEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH POLICE DETAIN 46 PROTESTING NON-FACULTY STAFF OF PGI PAGE 2 UT police detain 46 non-faculty employees of the PGI protesting in support of their pending demands. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,324 48,424 1,01,140 RECOVERED 98,137 47,996 99,959 NEW CASES 0 0 4 ACTIVE 6 7 13 CHANGE 0 4 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX SUNSET THURSDAY 5:26 PM JHURIWALA DUMP Accepts panel report |Kalka MC to pay ~ 1 cr PANCHKULA 52 MOHALI 64 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH STOLEN PHONES Chandigarh: Mullanpur Garibdass resident Gonu, 27, has been arrested for theft of two mobile phones, an Aadhaar card and Rs 200 from a Sector 15 house on November 14. A case had been registered. TNS YOUTH HELD FOR USING FAKE PLATE Chandigarh: Gourav, alias Bindu, 19, of Sector 25 was held for using a fake registration number plate on his scooter. A case has been registered. TNS Chandigarh, November 16 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed Rs 10crore compensation on the urban local bodies of Panchkula and Kalka for dumping waste at the Jhuriwala site in Panchkula in violation of the environmental laws. “We determine compensation at Rs 10 crore — Rs 9 crore to be deposited by the Municipal Corporation, Panchkula, and Rs 1 crore by Municipal Council, Kalka,” said the NGT in its November 15 order. On November 15, Chandigarh Tribune had highlighted how a Joint Committee constituted by the NGT in its report stated the Jhuriwala site was “not suitable” for setting up a municipal solid waste facility, and that the Panchkula and Kalka civic bodies had violated environmental laws and caused significant damage to the environment. During a hearing on November 15, the NGT accepted the report. “We see no reason not to accept the report. Accordingly, we accept the same and direct 8-MEMBER PANEL FOR COMPLIANCE ■ The NGT has formed an eight- member panel, headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development, Haryana, for the execution of order ■ It will ensure remediation/recovery of land, identification of new site for waste processing plant, meeting the municipal solid waste norms ■ The NGT has asked the panel to submit a report on compliance status, as on March 31, 2023, on or before April 15 next year Dumping of garbage at the Jhuriwala site in Panchkula has resumed despite a recent dharna by residents. TRIBUNE PHOTO ECO-SENSITIVE ZONE 2.5 LMT Legacy waste at Jhuriwala site 10 acre Area of dumping site in forest ~300 per MT Rate at which cost calculated action in terms of recommendation in the report,” said the Bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel. The NGT added the compensation of Rs 10 crore has been fixed in view of the calcu- WILL FIND NEW SITE: MLA MONEY TO BE SPENT ON REVERSING DAMAGE Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta ❝ said he would soon meet Union Minister Bhupender Yadav to resolve the matter. “A new site will be chosen. Officials will examine issue legally and fix responsibility of erring officials within seven days,” he said. The amount may be deposited within one month with the DM, to be used for restoration measures to reverse damage as found in the report. — NGT Bench lation of the Regional Officer, Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), Panchkula, on August 17, 2022, at a rate of Rs 300 per metric tonne with the remaining amount to cover other violations. The NGT had in its May 9 St John’s School-26 and Sacred Heart School-26 win Basketball Trophy for Boys and Girls, respectively. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:50 AM NGT slaps ~9-cr cost on P’kula civic body for flouting norms Tribune News Service 102 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 MAX 26°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 12.3°C ❞ order in ‘Jagdish Kumar vs State of Haryana’ case noted legacy waste at Panchkula was 2.5 lakh metric tonne, spread over 10 acres. “The amount may be deposited within one month Continued on page 2 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD ‘PROPOFOL DEATHS’ HAD ‘LIMITED’ SUPPLY Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 16 The Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) has clarified the priority in distribution of drugs from institute’s pharmacy is usually given to poor patients, especially those enrolled under various government welfare schemes, besides staff clinic beneficiaries and that there is no correlation between availability of hospital supplies and patients being advised to procure it from outside. On September 1, a matter regarding unexplained hypotension (sudden drop in blood pressure) in intraoperative (during the course of a surgical operation) period with anuria (failure of the kidneys to produce urine) and/or jaundice in post-operative phase in a few patients over a period of a few days was brought to the notice of the Medical Superintendent by two of the department heads. Drug ‘Propofol’, which allegedly led to the death of five patients, was purchased from a private chemist in the Emergency wing by the patients’ attendants on doctors’ prescription. Sources say the Amid reports of PGI having asked patients to source ‘Propofol’ from outside, that allegedly led to five deaths, a senior doctor said they had limited stocks of anaesthetic at the time, prompting them to place a fresh order on September 5. The stock was received in October. The patients were not from “poor free” category, claim sources. patients in question were not from the “poor free” category. It is not uncommon for PGI doctors to hand over lists of items and medicines to regular patients for procurement from outside. According to the authorities, patients who have been declared “poor free” are provided consumables available in the hospital, while those not available are arranged from the Poor Patient Welfare Fund. Those not covered under any scheme are provided consumables as per availability in hospital stores (pharmacy) at nominal rates. The items unavailable in the hospital are procured by patients themselves. They say the hospital’s “Procurement Branch” sources medicines through both public sector and private players on a contract basis, Continued on page 2 Earn your 16th year of formal education (with 30 undergraduate-level credits) with our Global Master's Pathway Program Management Post Baccalaureate Certificate. 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Woman’s body found in car parked in fields Tribune News Service Zirakpur, November 16 A 30-year-old woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her car parked in fields near Shatabhgarh village this afternoon. The body of the deceased, identified as Sapna Rana, a resident of College Colony, Dera Bassi, was found in the back seat of the car with no Cops suspect it to be drug-overdose case external injury marks. Eyewitnesses said a youth was seen fleeing the scene on foot earlier. The police have taken the body into possession and started an investigation. Inspector Deepinder Singh Brar said around 2 pm, they received information that a woman was lying unconscious in the back seat of a car Continued on page 2
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