Out of total 761 beds available for Covid care in the district (450 in government facilities and 311 in private), a major chunk — 685 beds — is for Level 1 and Level 2 patients. The remaining 76 beds for critical Covid care seem too less for the most thickly populated district of Punjab.
“It has been four months since the attack on March 25 but my daughter still trembles in fear. She screams in the night, gets nightmares and asks ‘why did they attack us?” says Malmeet Kaur (26), Poonam’s mother, who was born in Kabul.
The pigs were to be originally sent to the North East states, but the plan got derailed with the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in the Seven Sisters.
The family alleged that they had taken the patient to civil hospital after DMCH stated that they had a shortage of beds. In civil hospital, he could not get a ventilator.
“In the tough times due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, our government is ensuring delivery of foodgrains at the doorsteps and cooking cost in the banks accounts of the students,” said Punjab school education minister Vijay Inder Singla.
Compared to exports worth Rs 29,008.41 crore done in April- June, 2019, the figure was was only Rs 10,955.42 crore in the same period this year.
ADC (Jagraon) Neeru Katyal Gupta, who tested positive on July 7, remained in Ludhiana’s DMCH till July 13 with mild symptoms.
As per the latest orders issued by the varsity registrar, the campus will remain completely closed till July 24 and only “essential field activities” will be allowed, following “instructions/guidelines to prevent spread of COVID-19”.
The police registered an FIR against the girl’s paternal uncle, neighbour and other unidentified villagers for allegedly humiliating and assaulting the man Friday late, after the videos of the incident went viral on social media.
Another boy wrote his paper while sitting in a kirana shop where he was helping his father. Likewise, students are posting pictures which show the conditions in which they are living.
Many industrialists are doing short courses in digital marketing. A batch of 33 industrialists have started a four weeks’ digital marketing course from July 2 till July 31 in Ludhiana.
A ‘cycle valley’ is already coming up adjacent to Mattewara forest, villagers, activists fear industrial park will further disturb ecology.
“We have been into the milk vending business for generations, we don’t know any other work. But coronavirus has put us in a tight spot. We used to supply milk at Rs 50 per kg in family quarters of the cantonment area for the past many years,” said one of the milk vendors of village Bibiwala.
One of the reasons behind Amritsar reporting most deaths is that the Government Medical College in the district acts as a referral centre for patients from other districts. The GMC has has a tertiary care facility available too.
On July 5, Manga Singh had allegedly thrashed a dog to death with bricks and sticks and dragged her with a motorbike, till she died. The dog had given birth to four puppies late on July 4.
A medical officer posted at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital has also tested positive, confirmed Civil Surgeon, Faridkot, Dr Rajinder Kumar. With this the total number of health workers testing positive in the state now stands at 54.
Currently, Ferozepur MP Sukhbir Singh Badal is the SAD president, his third consecutive term at the helm of the party founded in 1920.
Till now, he has represented around 70 people booked under UAPA in different courts of Punjab.
Gurmeet Singh Johal, media adviser of Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, told The Indian Express: “Name of the party will be announced by Dhindsa ji only. He will be coming to Ludhiana on Tuesday and a programme will be organised in Gurdwara Shaheedan in Model Town area.”
After the SIM card was recovered, along with a mobile phone, from the barrack on July 4 (Saturday), the police have now registered an FIR against the jail official, the Youth Congress leader and his friend for allegedly smuggling phone and the SIM card.
Apart from the Sirsa Dera head, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, three national committee members of Dera Sacha Sauda — Harsh Dhuri, Sandeep Bareta and Pardeep Kaler — have also been nominated in the same FIR.
“Day-to-day works have to be done. We just can’t sit back at our houses for months together. We all need to learn to live with corona following all guidelines,” Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said.
In video, store manager shows difference between wholesale rate and retail price of medicines, says ‘people being looted’.
At least 22 people, including 20 Sikhs were killed when the driver of a coaster bus they were travelling in reportedly tried to take a shortcut to avoid a railway crossing and rammed the vehicle into a passenger train near Farooqabad in Sheikhupura of Punjab province.
Even as migrants, including those from his native district and state, started returning home citing lack of job and earning, the 42-year-old Mandal and his entire group decided to stay put.