13012023-TTC-01.qxd 1/13/2023 12:49 AM Page 1 13 DEVELOPING NATIONS MUST SET GLOBAL AGENDA: PM NATION /thetribunechd CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 13 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 INDIA BEAT LANKA IN SECOND ODI, TAKE 2-0 LEAD SPORT friday | 13 january 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com COUGH SYRUP HAI TO ALVIDA KHANSI For more information, please call or WhatsApp us: +91 977 921 4455 / email@example.com 80% shortfall of specialists in rural India CHCs see dearth of surgeons, gynaecologists, physicians & paediatricians Aditi Tandon 4 SPECIALISTS NEEDED AT EACH CHC Tribune News Service A practice session at Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar. PTI Task daunting, but hosts India up to it Indervir Grewal Tribune News Service Rourkela, January 12 “When we came, the starting days were a little warm and we felt it might be a little tough,” India captain Harmanpreet Singh, chasing glory at the Hockey World Cup that begins tomorrow, says. “But suddenly, now the weather is changing. We have practised accordingly, both in the morning and evening, and played practice matches as well.” The weather here has been a bit difficult to deal with — the afternoons get warm with a bright sun burning the skin, while the mornings and evenings have been chilly, a little too cold for comfort. New Delhi, January 12 Indian villages continue to reel under an acute shortage of specialists with the latest round of rural health statistics revealing a whopping 79.5 per cent shortfall. Government data shows that while the overall shortage of specialists in community health centres (CHCs) of rural areas is 80 pc, shortage of specific specialities is even higher. Against the requirement for the existing infrastructure, there is a shortfall of 83.2 per cent surgeons, 74.2 17,000 POSTS VACANT STATE/UT A Community Health Centre in Khemkaran, Punjab. 6,064 Community Health Centres in country 5,480 in rural areas, 584 in urban areas 1 CHC caters to 1.2 lakh people in plain areas, 80,000 in hilly and difficult areas. per cent obstetricians and gynaecologists, 79.1 per cent physicians and 81.6 per cent Must focus from the first match and play according to our individual responsibilities. Tribune News Service Harmanpreet Singh, INDIA CAPTAIN Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande New Delhi, January 12 Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande on Thursday said the security situation along the northern borders (with China) was stable but remained unpredictable. AAPtold to pay ~163 cr in 10 days for ‘political ads’ Karam Prakash Tribune News Service IN BRIEF 6 YouTube channels spreading ‘fake news’ busted NEW DELHI: The Fact Check Unit under the Press Information Bureau of the Centre’s I&B Ministry has busted six YouTube channels “working in tandem and spreading false information in India”. INSIDE Prophet row: BJP ex-leader Nupur gets gun licence NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have granted a gun licence to BJP exleader Nupur Sharma, who was suspended from the party last year for “derogatory” remarks against Prophet Mohammad. INSIDE Anjali case: Accused Ashutosh’s bail plea rejected NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Ashutosh Bhardwaj, an accused in the hit-and-drag case that killed 20-year-old Anjali in the national capital on January 1. PTI New Delhi, January 12 Adding to the woes of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its government in Delhi has ordered it to pay over Rs 163 crore for allegedly publishing political advertisements in the guise of government advertisements. AAP has to pay the money within 10 days or face legal action. After getting a notice in this regard, the party has written back to the Directorate of Information and Publicity (DIP) asking for the details of the advertisements that vio- Former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav no more AI to launch more Asr-London flights NewDelhi, January12 Air India today announced the launch of 12 weekly flights to London’s Gatwick Airport and five additional services to London’s Heathrow Airport. To Gatwick, Air India will operate a thrice-a-week service from cities such as Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Goa and Kochi. To Heathrow, Air India will add five additional weekly frequencies with Delhi increasing from 14 to 17 times a week and Mumbai from 12 to 14 times a week. INSIDE Punjab Govt staff to get 119% DA CHANDIGARH: In three months, Punjab Government employees will get 119 per cent dearness allowance with effect from July 1, 2015. An undertaking to this effect was given before the Punjab and Haryana High Court by an Additional Advocate-General appearing for the state. INSIDE NewDelhi, January12 Former JD(U) president and ex-convener of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Sharad Yadav passed away at Fortis hospital in Gurugram on Thursday evening. He was 75. Yadav was admitted in an unconscious and unresponsive state, the hospital said. “He underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Despite best efforts, he could not be revived and was declared dead at 10.19 pm,” it said. Yadav’s daughter Subhashini Yadav, a Congress leader, confirmed the news on Twitter with Prime Minister Narendra Sisodia cries foul, says BJP ‘misusing’ IAS officers ‘PARTY VIOLATED NORMS’ ■ AAP ‘violated’ norms by using party name instead of that of the govt ■ Published views of the CM on incidents in other states ■ Issued ads outside the territory of Delhi lated the guidelines. Terming it an “advertisement scam”, the BJP has demanded that the bank accounts of AAP should be continued on page 7 RETAIL INFLATION AT ONE-YEAR LOW ■ 5.72% inflation in JULY 1, 1947—JAN 12, 2023 Will be remembered for his socialist leanings Modi leading the condolences. “Pained by the passing away of Shri Sharad Yadav Ji. In his long years in public life, he distinguished himself as MP and continued on page 7 Dec 2022; was 5.88% in Nov ■ 4.19% in food basket against 4.67% month ago ■ 6% RBI’s upper tolerance limit ■ 225 bps hike in repo rate since May last year; 35 bps last hike ■ Inflation on a downward trajectory since October last year FACTORY OUTPUT RISES SHARPLY TO 7.1% 1% 12.6% hike over previous previous high month’s 6.1% in June 2022 RBI’S MEET ON POLICY RATES SCHEDULED FOR FEB 6-8 Punjab backed out of textile park plan: Goyal New Delhi, January 12 Union Commerce and Textile Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the Punjab Government applied for the Centre’s mega textile park scheme but later withdrew the application citing unavailability of land. Answering questions during a press conference after the REQUIRED* AVAILABLE SHORTFALL Haryana Himachal Punjab J&K Ladakh All India 516 372 600 224 28 21,920 33 18 151 127 12 4,485 483 354 449 97 18 17,435 *DATA FOR RURAL CHCs; SOURCE: GOVT RURAL HEALTH STATISTICS 2022 paediatricians. Overall, there is a shortage of 79.5 per cent specialists at the CHCs as compared to the requirement. Simply put, it means that against 10 specialists New Delhi, January 12 The CBI on Thursday lodged an FIR against former Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram and a UK-based company for alleged corruption in the supply of exclusive colour shift security thread for Indian currency notes. The agency alleged Mayaram, UK-based De La Rue International Ltd and unidentified officials of the Ministry of Finance and the RBI hatched a criminal conspiracy to extend undue favour to the firm. It alleged Mayaram granted an “illegal” three-year extension to an “expired contract” with continued on page 7 LAC situation stable but unpredictable: Army Chief INDIA VS SPAIN TODAY The Indian team has had to adapt to the weather. Had this World Cup been held a decade ago, the weather would have been an apt metaphor for the continued on page 7 Each CHC requires to be manned by 4 medical specialists — surgeon, physician, obstetrician/gynaecologist, paediatrician — along with paramedical staff needed to man CHCs in villages, only two are available. The data is worrisome considering that the CHCs are mandated under the National Health Mission to provide specialised medical care of surgeons, obstetricians, gynaecologists, physicians and paediatricians to village population. The current position of specialists at the CHCs reveals that as on March 31, 2022, of the sanctioned posts, 71.9 per cent surgeons, 63 per cent obstetricians and gynaecologists, 67.5 per cent physicians and 69.7 per cent pediatricians continued on page 7 Post yatra, CBI books ex-Fin Secy in corruption case CITED LACK OF LAND Punjab applied and then withdrew application saying it did not have the land. Piyush Goyal, UNION MINISTER ❝ conclusion of the 13th IndiaUS Trade Policy Forum in Washington DC, Goyal lauded the Sikh enterprise and urged the Punjab Government to become more proactive in seeking investment and competing for central incentives. “The Centre has unveiled production-linked incentive schemes across sectors and does not discriminate between states. In fact, under continued on page 7 Addressing a press conference ahead of Army Day (Jan 15), the Army Chief said: “We have resolved five of the seven friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.” The pending friction points are at Depsang and Demchok in Says five of the seven friction points have been resolved eastern Ladakh, sources said. General Pande praised the troops on the ground for being able to maintain a “robust defensive posture” to prevent the adversary from changing the status quo along the LAC, the de facto boundary with China. On China’s aggression, the Army Chief said there was a slight increase in the number of troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) facing the Eastern Command. “Their (Chinese) troops which came for training have remained,” the General said, adding that “we have adequate deployment and we have the reserves to meet any challenge.” The Army has decided continued on page 7
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