06022023-CT-01.qxd 2/6/2023 12:28 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune STUDENTS BACK PROTESTING TEACHING, NON-TEACHING STAFF RAMPUR SEURI RESIDENTS THREATEN TO MOVE COURT 4-WKT HAUL BY PARAS FAILS TO DERAIL M’RASHTRA INNINGS Various student associations support the ongoing protest by members of teaching and non-teaching staff. P3 Residents threaten to move HC if the Kalka MC doesn’t stop dumping garbage at Rampur Seuri village. P3 A four-wicket haul by city spinner Paras couldn’t prevent Maharashtra from surpassing 300-run mark. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 186 PANCHKULA 57 MOHALI 111 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 2-YR-OLD DROWNS IN WATER BUCKET Mohali: A two-year-old girl died after she accidentally fell into a water bucket at her house in Mirpur village on Saturday. Ruby, daughter of Shyamu, a native of Sitapur in UP, was playing while her mother was working nearby when she fell headfirst into the bucketful. She was taken to a hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival. TNS DOC LOSES ~61K TO CYBER FRAUD Chandigarh: A PGI doctor has lost Rs 61,000 to online fraud. Manish KC Goutam, a resident of Old Doctors Hostel, Block C, claimed he received a link to update KYC for his SBI bank’s app. On clicking the link, an application got installed on his phone. On filling bank details, money was deducted. A case has been registered at the Cyber Crime police station. TNS MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 25°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 25.2°C | MIN 11.3°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:03 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:09 AM » MONDAY | 6 FEBRUARY 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Govt hospitals’ rental income to fund treatment of patients French firm offers legal help to UTpanel in nailing culprits Generate ~50 lakh/month from 6 medical shops, 1 canteen Tribune News Service Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 5 The UT Health Department will utilise additional monthly income of around Rs 50 lakh generated from renting out six medical shops and a canteen in government hospitals on patient welfare activities. The health facilities include the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, and three Civil Hospitals at Sector 22, 45 and Mani Majra. The canteen at the GMSH, Sector 16, was being operated by a family group for the past over 35 years. After the selection of a new agency through a fair and transparent bidding process, possession of the canteen has now been taken back from the previous agency. The newly selected agency will pay the hospital a monthly licence fee of Rs 11.70 lakh, almost double the fee being paid by the previous agency. For the benefit of patients, the Health Department had opened three new chemist shops, including a Jan Aushadhi store, on the hospital premises after a fresh tender process. Earlier, a sole chemist Three new chemist shops have come up at GMSH-16. PRADEEP TEWARI WHERE AMOUNT WILL BE SPENT ■ Rent is collected from three chemist shops at GMSH-16, and one each at Civil Hospitals, Sec 22, 45 and Mani Majra under UT’s Rogi Kalyan Samiti scheme ■ Money will be spent on treatment of patients suffering from trauma, stroke, etc. in Emergency for first 24 hours on request or in absence of attendant ■ After 24 hrs, treatment to be given after recommendation from HoD and nod of higher authorities. Residents over 80 years will be given treatment free of cost at GMSH-16 on request WILL GO TOWARDS ‘ROGI KALYAN’ ❝ Extra money generated from rental income will give us better opportunities to serve patients. We will utilise it on permissible activities for rogi kalyan. — Yashpal Garg, HEALTH SECY had been running operations from the hospital premises at a mere Rs 3 lakh monthly rent for the past 29 years. “The additional chemist shops on the hospital premises will provide patients an ❞ option of procuring medicines from the chemist of their choice and this will also eliminate possible malpractices because of monopoly. The extra money generated from rental income will pro- vide us better opportunities for the welfare of patients by utilising it on permissible activities for rogi kalyan,” says Yashpal Garg, UT Health Secretary. The additional income generated from the chemist will be utilised on giving free treatment to patients of trauma, stroke and myocardial infarction admitted to the Emergency for the first 24 hours in case the patient/attendant makes a request for the same, irrespective of their income status or if there is no attendant. After 24 hours, treatment should be given as per the criteria already being followed in the hospital i.e. after due recommendation from the head of the department concerned and approval of the Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS), Medical Superintendent (MS) & Director Health Services (DHS). Senior citizens, who are residents of UT and above 80 years, availing of health services at GMSH-16 will be given treatment free of cost in case the patient/attendant makes a request for the same, irrespective of their income status. HERITAGE AUCTIONWrites to member after Paris sale put off 40 ARTEFACTS WERE TO GO UNDER HAMMER Chandigarh, February 5 Following cancellation of an auction of as many as 40 UT heritage items from the city in Paris in January, a Francebased law firm has come forward offering help to bring culprits to book. In a letter to Chandigarhbased activist Ajay Jagga, who has been taking up cases of auction of UT heritage items worldwide, advocate Alexis Fournol has said: “... if you need assistance in France in the framework of the criminal proceedings that were opened after your report to the police, I will be delighted to help you to bring the legitimate claims of the Chandigarh Heritage Items Protection Cell before the French justice”. “If it is rare that so many pieces of furniture are gathered in a single auction in France, many other pieces of furniture coming from Chandigarh are nevertheless regularly offered for sale on the French territory.... We intervene in major cases involving criminal law relating to works of art for professional associations in particular, following the example of the case of the fake 18th century furniture sold to the Château de ■ A French auction house had planned one of the biggest auctions, comprising 40 lots of UT articles, on January 29; value was pegged at ~4.02 cr-~5.74 cr ■ Ajay Jagga, a member of UT Heritage Items Protection Cell, wrote to Nathalie Chanvallon, Judicial Police Officer, Paris, who had visited UT in Nov ■ After the objection was filed by the committee, the auction house put the event on hold for the time being, said sources WILLING TO PUT FORTH CLAIMS ❝ If you need assistance in France in framework of criminal proceedings opened after your report to police, I will be delighted to help you to bring legitimate claims before French justice. — Alexis Fournol, ADVOCATE WILL REVERT AT RIGHT TIME ❞ ❝ I am grateful for the assistance offered in France.... Since your law firm specialises in all matters relating to art law and the art market... will surely revert at an appropriate time. — Ajay Jagga, UT-BASED ACTIVIST ❞ Versailles,” added the firm. In his reply, Jagga stated: “I am grateful for the assistance offered in France in the framework of the criminal proceedings.... Since your law firm specialises in all matters relating to art law and the art market... will surely revert at an appropriate time.” The biggest-ever auction of the UT’s heritage items was scheduled to be held in France on January 29. The items were expected to fetch between Rs 4.02 crore and Rs 5.74 crore. The artefacts were Continued on page 2 Father, son hit by car at Zirakpur, die Car overturns during 2 labourers electrocuted at PGI; 1 dead Victims were crossing road after partaking of langar Tool touches power chase at Daria; 1 held cable; contractor booked Tribune News Service Mohali, February 5 A father-son duo was killed after being hit by a luxury car while crossing the ZirakpurPatiala road after partaking of langar at a religious congregation near the toll plaza on Friday evening. Desh Raj, 40, was crossing the road on foot with his seven-year-old son Avesh in his arms when the car hit them. His wife, Tejwati, had a narrow escape. The family was eking out a living by working as labourers and had come to partake of community food (langar) by the roadside. The speeding car coming from the Patiala side hit the two hard and both were tossed in air, sustaining serious injuries. After the accident, the car driver fled the scene. Some passersby took the injured to the GMCH-32, where doctors pronounced them dead on arrival. The police said a case had been registered against car driver Yuvraj Singh of Pathankot on the basis of the registration number of the car. Further investigation was on. — TNS Mangled car driven by Harman Singh near Mohali’s Amlala village. 19-yr-old killed in crash Tribune News Service Mohali, February 5 A 19-year-old youth died in a road accident near Amlala village here on Saturday night. Victim Harman Singh, the only son of Chadiala village panch Narinder Singh, was driving home from a wedding at Bhankharpur when his car collided with a tree. Harman suffered serious injuries despite car’s airbags deploying. The driver got trapped in the car as its front part got badly damaged. Passersby retrieved Harman from the car and took him to the Civil Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The body has been kept at the mortuary of Civil Hospital. Chandigarh, February 5 A speeding car overturned near the railway underbridge after its occupants tried to speed away on seeing a police checkpoint near Daria here on Saturday night. The incident occurred when the three car occupants were being chased by another vehicle, which they had hit while evading the police. The police said they had set up a checkpoint near a night club in Industrial Area, Phase I, to check vehicles. “While we were checking the vehicles, the driver of a white car approaching the checkpoint suddenly stopped and started reversing it. They took a Uturn, hitting another car in the process,” said a police official. The three occupants, who drove towards the railway station and through Daria, tried to flee toward Panhckula. “As they were being chased by a second car, the driver lost control of the vehicle at a sharp turn near the railway underbridge and the car fell onto the underbridge road and overturned,” said the official. Had hit another vehicle while evading cops The car that met with an accident near Daria. While two youths managed to flee, the third sitting on the rear seat, who was injured in the incident, was nabbed. The police were informed and a team arrived at the scene. “We searched the car, but didn’t find anything suspicious inside,” said a police official. The injured youth, a resident of Sector 20, Chandigarh, was taken to the hospital and his medical examination was conducted. “He was not found under the influence of alcohol, but we suspect the driver could have been drunk,” said the official. The car has been impounded and a probe initiated at the Industrial Area police station. — TNS Rose Fest: Rides, food stalls in offing; e-bids invited Tribune News Service FIRMS TO ENSURE SAFETY, HYGIENE Chandigarh, February 5 The UT Tourism Department is soon going to set up an amusement park and food outlets at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, as part of the annual Rose Festival from February 17 to 19. The tourism wing has invited e-tender to set up annual amusement park (rides) from interested parties. The reserve price for e-auction has been fixed at Rs 10 lakh, inclusive of the GST. The interested parties have been asked to send their entries by February 11. An official says rides can be installed only after obtaining ■ Tourism Dept has fixed reserve price of ~10L for amusement park; fitness certificate is a must & agency will have to provide safety gear to visitors ■ Reserve price for e-tender of food stalls over 1,500-1,600 sq ft area has been kept at ~3L; firm will have to ensure hygiene and food safety ■ Separate space with seating area will be given to government agencies such as CITCO, CIHM and AIHM) for setting up of food arena a fitness certificate. The successful bidder will have to provide adequate safety gear to visitors. ■ Work for street lights and CCTV surveillance system around Leisure Valley area will be allocated through e-tender; a sum of ~3.56L has been kept as reserve price Besides, interested parties have been invited to run food stalls. The reserve price for the e-tender of food and other items has been kept at Rs 3 lakh, inclusive of GST. Around 1,500-1,600 sq feet of the total area will be earmarked for setting up stalls. The successful bidder will be allowed to set up required number of stalls within the area. Lesser known brands or brands of disrepute will not be permitted. Sale of intoxicants, tobacco products, liquor, etc. will not be allowed. The successful bidder will have to maintain highest standards of hygiene and food safety. A separate space with seating area will be allocated to government agencies such as Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation c m y b Limited (CITCO), Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (CIHM) and Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition (AIHM) for setting up of food arena during the festival. The company/individual quoting the highest financial bid, inclusive of all taxes, will be allotted the jobs of setting up rides and food outlets. Meanwhile, the work for maintenance of street lights and providing temporary CCTV surveillance system around the Leisure Valley area will also be allocated through the tender process for about Rs 3.56 lakh. Chandigarh, February 5 A labourer was killed and another injured after they were electrocuted during digging work at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) on Saturday. Complainant Vikas Kumar, a resident of Burail, Sector 45, along with another worker, Pappu Thakur, was carrying out digging work to lay pipes near the cardiology department when the incident happened. The complainant alleged the iron rod with which Pappu was digging came in contact with an underground power cable and they were Continued on page 2
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