OP Soni hands over appointment letters to 30 Staff Nurses including daughter of martyred farmer

Chandigarh, October 26:Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. OP Soni, on Tuesday, handed over appointment letters to 30 staff nurses in Health Department including a daughter named Kamaldeep Kaur of martyred farmer Gurdev singh of village Khosa Pando (Moga), who lost his life during ongoing agitation against three draconian farm laws passed by Modi Government

Addressing a brief function here at Punjab Bhawan, Mr. Soni said that the Punjab Government firmly stood by the farmers, who were struggling against the anti-farmer laws. The state government was providing financial assistance of Rs.5 lakh to family including a government job to a kin of deceased farmer.

Mr. Soni stated that in a direction to provide quality healthcare services to the people, the health department had advertised for 598 posts of staff nurses and so far 533 Staff Nurses have already been given appointment letters under 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojana', an ambitious project of the Punjab Government to empower the youth of the state.

He further added that state government was committed to provide jobs to the youngster and to achieve this target, health department has completed recruitment of more than 13000 posts of paramedical and other staff including medical officers from the year 2017 to 2021 till date, while the process to fill more vacant posts is underway, adding that the entire recruitment process was conducted on the merit basis in a transparent manner.

Congratulating newly appointed candidates, the Deputy Chief Minister exhorted them to discharge their responsibilities honestly and diligently. He expressed hope that as the staff of the health department had performed their duties with utmost dedication during the pandemic of Coronavirus, we should maintain that pace in future also. Secretary Health Vikas Garg also motivated newly appointed staff to work efficiently.

MD PHSC Amit Kumar,Director Health and Family Welfare Dr. Andesh, Director Health Services (Family Welfare) Dr. Om Parkash Gojra and other officials were present on this occasion.

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Soni orders speeding up of fogging to curb dengue outbreak

Deputy Director deputed to monitor the dengue situation in Sangrur district

Chandigarh, October 26:=Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Om Prakash Soni today directed the top brass of the Health and Family Welfare Department to expedite the fogging activities being carried out to combat dengue.

The MLAs of Sangrur district called on the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Soni here today and apprised him about the dengue situation in Sangrur district.

Taking immediate action on this he directed the Deputy Director posted in Directorate Health office Chandigarh to monitor the activities being carried out in Sangrur district. He Ordered extensive fogging, cleaning up of accumulated water and speeding up tests on suspected patients.

Mr. Soni also directed the authorities to immediately suspend any officer who neglects the duty imposed by the government to fight dengue.

In this meeting Secretary Health Vikas Garg, MD of Punjab Health System Corporation Amit Kumar, Director Health and Family Welfare Dr. Andesh Kang and Director Health Services Dr. Om Prakash Gojra were present.

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735380.0045 MT Paddy Procured on 26 October : Ashu

Chandigarh, 26 October:The Government procurement agencies have procured 73299.0045 metric tonnes of paddy in Punjab on 26 October,2021 in this Season.

Disclosing this here today, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Punjab Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu said the Government procurement agencies procured total 8029056.3885 MT and 43446 MT paddy procured by private Millers.

He said that a total of 8309780.634 metric tonnes of paddy has arrived in the state so far and out of which 8072502.3885 metric tonnes of paddy has been Procured.

Mr. Ashu said department has cleared 11993.99 Cr. Rupee of farmers.

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TALENT HAS NO AGE; SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL PENNED BY 12TH STUDENT KHUSHI SHARMA RELEASED

EDUCATION MINISTER PARGAT SINGH DOES THE HONOURS

Chandigarh, October 26:Talent as they say has no connection with age. It is inbuilt and honed to perfection with persistence. One such assiduous soul is Khushi Sharma who has penned a book titled ‘The Missing Prophecy- Rise of the Blue Phoenix’. The book was released today at Punjab Bhawan by Education and Higher Education & Language Minister Pargat Singh.

S. Pargat Singh said that the change which has come in the last 15-20 years, has not been seen during 100 years. He further said that children in the modern era are very talented which is very aptly exemplified by Khushi.

]It is noteworthy that Khushi Sharma is a student of class 12th at Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh. A multi talented personality, Khushi is a two time National Medal winner in squash. A pianist and a Kathak dancer, she has staged a few performances in this Indian classical dance form.

The services rendered to society by this pious soul have been well recognised and she has been duly awarded for leading a community outreach programme in waste segregation . She also happens to be the youngest Isha yoga teacher, having begun the pursuit at the age of eleven.

During the pandemic, the lockdown period in particular, while most students her age might have been busy with more of recreational activities, this research enthusiast was diligently modelling the progression of covid 19 and evaluating preparedness, posting the articles on her blog, blogwithkhushi.co.in. to generate awareness among the youth. It was then that she also took to completing her debut Sci-fi novel which flowed naturally from her magical pen.

Speaking about her book Khushi conveyed that the sci-fi thriller has lead female protagonist Ember Hart, who epitomises courage, conviction, perseverance , teamwork and leadership; traits which Khushi identifies as her own.

Ember Hart has been wandering across the Universe for three centuries in order to find a way to bring back her beloved Niklaus.

Adding suspense to the story, observed the author, is the fact that while Ember is busy searching for her beloved, trouble is brewing up on her planet Solaris with evil forces threatening to conquer it. Will Ember Hart choose to save her planet or choose to save her beloved?

To know more about it, you have to read the book.

The book is available in all leading book stores. One can also order it online on Amazon.

Prominent among others who were present at the occasion included young writer’s grand parents Anand Garg and Radha Garg parents Ajoy Sharma and Bhawan Garg, besides MLAs Kuljit Singh Nagra and Gurpreet Singh GP, senior officers of Civil administrations of the the state K Siva Prasad, Tejvir Singh, Neel Kanth Avhad, AS Miglani, DK Tiwari, Pardeep Aggarwal, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, Parminder Pal Singh and Sukhjit Pal Singh.

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Raising the standard of medical education and research is the target of the state government-Dr. Raj Kumar Verka

Projects worth Rs 219 crore being implemented to renovate Patiala government medical college and hospital

Chandigarh, October 26-Reiterating the commitment of the state government to raise the standard of medical education and research, Dr. Raj Kumar Verka said that projects worth Rs. 219 crore are being implemented for the rejuvenation of Patiala government medical college and hospital. With the full implementation of these projects the people of Malwa region would start getting better facilities for treatment.

According to minister for medical education and research Dr. Verka, projects worth Rs 93.73 crore are currently underway at Government Medical college and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. Out of these, MCH Building Works (Rs. 6.66 crore), Dental Block-C (Rs. 5.46 crore), Electrical Works (Rs. 3.85 crore), Lifts (Rs. 1.32 crore) and Multi-storey Parking (Rs. 12.12 crore) projects have been completed. While nursing hostel, renovation of wards, new building of institute, renovation of medical college, Renovation of T.B. Hospital, Ayurvedic Electrical, Renovation of Ayurvedic Hospital, Renovation of Ayurvedic College and Public Health Works projects are underway. These projects worth Rs. 64.22 crore will be completed by December this year.

Dr. Verka said that apart from the above projects, other new projects worth Rs. 128.1 crore are also being executed in Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. The most important of these projects is the construction of Emergency / Trauma Center which is being set up at a cost of Rs. 42.08 crore. The project will be completed by December 2022. In addition, STP / CTP Project, Multi-storey Houses for Group C and D staff, Sports Complex, New hostel at RHTC Bhadson, CCTV in campus, AC emergency block, central lab, machinery and repair of doctors' hostel are also being implemented. Out of these 86.02 Rs. crore development work, most of the projects will be completed by 2022 while the construction of Central Lab and Sports Complex will be ready by March 2023.

Dr. Verka said that his aim is to raise the standard of medical education and research in the state so that the people could get better treatment facilities as well as to further improve the quality of medical education.

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Office of Advocate General, Punjab

Chandigarh, October 26-The hearing of the Drug matter came up for hearing before the Hon'ble Bench of Justice A.G. Masih and Justice A.K. Verma and the application filed on behalf of the State of Punjab for examining the Status Reports filed in the Court in the year 2018 be taken up on priority basis and after examining the same, an order be passed to enable the prosecuting agency to proceed as per law. The Hon'ble Bench considered this plea raised on behalf of the State of Punjab by the Advocate General A.P.S. Deol and after hearing him for an hour, orally observed that the Bench is conscious of the fact that the matter is pending adjudication without any effective order being passed since 23d May, 2018 and, therefore, the Bench does not want to give an impression that we are sitting over the matter.

So considering the plea raised in the application, the Hon'ble Court has directed the Registrar Judicial to produce the Status Reports in sealed cover in Chamber and observed that we will examine the reports in these days prior to passing the order on 18.11.2021. The request of Sh. Satya Pal Jain, representing Union of India to file further Status Report with regard to the progress in the extradition of certain accused as well as the latest report by ED and other Central fixed for passing an Government Agencies be filed on 15.11.2021 i.e. before the order on 18.11.2021.

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VIGILANCE BUREAU TO OBSERVE ‘VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK’ TO WEED OUT CORRUPTION AMONG SOCIETY

VB OFFICERS/OFFICIALS TOOK PLEDGE TO ERADICATE CORRUPTION

Chandigarh, October 26:Punjab Vigilance Bureau will observe ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’ across Punjab from October 26 to November 1, 2021 in which various state departments and educational institutions to be involved during the week-long campaign.

Disclosing this here today, DGP-cum-Chief Director of Vigilance Bureau Mr. S. Chattopadhyaya said the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) provides a special slogan every year for the Vigilance Awareness Week to aware the public for eradication of all forms of corruption in the country. This time "Self reliance with integrity" has been chosen as the theme by the CVC, he added.

He further informed that under the directions of Punjab Chief Minister, S. Charanjeet Singh Channi, the state Vigilance Bureau (VB) has adopted zero tolerance approach against corruption. In this regard, the VB had already launched a campaign against the corruption in government offices, said Chattopadhyaya.

Sharing more details, VB chief added that during this awareness week, the general public and students would be made aware about the work being done by the VB to eliminate corruption and to assist them in the efforts to weed out corruption amongst public servants.

In addition, he informed that the VB has already issued instructions to all SSPs of VB ranges including employees about observance of Vigilance Awareness Week. The VB officers would conduct awareness events in educational institutions and government offices. Apart from this, panchs, sarpanchs, block samiti and zila parishad members would also be involved in this campaign.

Celebrating the Vigilance Awareness Week in the presence of Chief Director Mr. Chattopadhyay, all VB officers/officials today took pledge at VB Headquarters at Mohali in which Mr. LK Yadav ADGP-cum-Director, Mrs. Vibhu Raj ADGP-cum-Director were also present on the occasion.

Mr. Varinder Singh Brar, Joint Director administered the pledge to all the officers/ employees posted in the Bureau. The VB Chief asked all the officers and employees to perform their duties with honesty and take a resolution to create awareness among the people to eradicate corruption.

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Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon takes over as Markfed Chairman in presence of Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister

• Strengthening cooperative movement top priority: Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon

Chandigarh, October 26:Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon on Tuesday assumed charge as the Chairman of Markfed in the presence of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa accompanied by the Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Waring and Industries Minister Gurkirat Singh Kotli.

Congratulating the newly elected Chairman, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channy said that Under Mr. Dhillon's leadership, the Markfed will attain further heights. "The co-operative institutions are directly connected with the economy of the State especially the farmers in order to make the state more prosperous", added Channi.

The Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa who also holds the portfolio of Cooperation department, said that Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon will take Markfed further up the growth trajectory with his hard work, efficiency and vision. During difficult time of Covid, Markfed played a leading role in delivering services to people's homes. said S. Randhawa adding the products of Markfed are known for their high quality which have a market even in foreign countries. He wished all the best to the newly elected Chairman.

On his part, Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon while thanking the party, the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, assured that he would fulfill the responsibility entrusted to them wholeheartedly. He said that it was a matter of pride to have got the opportunity to serve as the Asia’s largest cooperative institution. Mr. Dhillon further said that strengthening the cooperative movement would be his top priority.

Earlier, MD Markfed and Special Principal Secretary to the Deputy Chief Minister Varun Roojam welcomed the newly elected Chairman on his arrival at the office.

Prominent among others who were present at the occasion included MLA Kuljit Singh Nagra, Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon’s Brother Jasonpreet Singh Dhillon, Member Punjab State Commission for NRIs Daljit Singh Sahota, Navdeep Singh Babbu Brar, Deepinder Singh Dhillon, Hardinder Pal Singh Harry Mann, Financial Commissioner Cooperation K. Siva Prasad, MD Punjab State Cooperative Bank Rajesh Dhiman and AMD Markfed Amit Talwar.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

26th October 2021 (05:00 PM)

Details of Samples, Cases and Vaccination:-

1

Total Samples taken

15255962

2

Sample collected on the day

34116

3

Test conducted on the day

26476

4

Total No. of patients tested Positive

602251

5

No. of patients discharged

585471

6

Number of active Cases

226

7

Total Deaths reported

16554

8

No. of Patients on oxygen support

17

9

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

6

10

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

0

11

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1

12

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

216393

13

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

58

14

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1152169

15

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

70

16

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

136445

17

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

123

18

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

329977

19

COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

59

20

COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

193

21

Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

1368562

22

Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

466422

23

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

13069

24

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

6110796

25

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

16819

26

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

2920042

27

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

35805

28

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

8222030

29

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

35525

30

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

2789657

31

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

48933

32

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

52537

33

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

101470

On 26th October 2021

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

Nil

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

23

(Amritsar-2, Bathinda-3, Faridkot-2, Fazilka-1, Ferozepur-3, Gurdaspur-2, Hoshiarpur-2, Jalandhar-1, Kapurthala-2, Moga-1, Pathankot-1, Patiala-1, Ropar-1, Tarn Taran-1)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

Nil

Patients reported Positive on 26th October 2021-13

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case Details

Remarks

Ludhiana

4

0.08%

4 New Cases (ILI)

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Amritsar

3

0.21%

3 New Cases

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Barnala

1

0.23%

1 New Case

----------

Faridkot

1

0.35%

1 New Case

----------

Gurdaspur

1

0.03%

1 New Case

----------

Jalandhar

1

0.03%

1 New Case

----------

Patiala

1

0.05%

1 New Case

----------

SAS Nagar

1

0.06%

1 New Case

----------

Bathinda

0

0.00%

Nil

461 Samples Tested

Fazilka

0

0.00%

Nil

290 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

0

0.00%

Nil

185 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

0

0.00%

Nil

595 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

0

0.00%

Nil

1335 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

0

0.00%

Nil

522 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

804 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

310 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

549 Samples Tested

Pathankot

0

0.00%

Nil

172 Samples Tested

Ropar

0

0.00%

Nil

711 Samples Tested

Sangrur

0

0.00%

Nil

1687 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

0

0.00%

Nil

914 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

1058 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

13

0.05%

Cumulative Cases:-

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Active Cases

Total Cured

Deaths

1

Ludhiana

87599

29

85464

2106

2

SAS Nagar

68806

31

67707

1068

3

Jalandhar

63381

29

61856

1496

4

Patiala

48925

17

47550

1358

5

Amritsar

47361

14

45751

1596

6

Bathinda

41717

11

40664

1042

7

Hoshiarpur

30813

9

29820

984

8

Gurdaspur

22379

4

21575

800

9

Fazilka

20263

9

19726

528

10

Pathankot

18797

11

18367

419

11

Muktsar

18782

1

18257

524

12

Kapurthala

17850

4

17290

556

13

Sangrur

15760

4

14881

875

14

Mansa

15606

1

15225

380

15

Ferozepur

14337

7

13826

504

16

Faridkot

13922

10

13597

315

17

Ropar

12945

11

12511

423

18

SBS Nagar

11468

0

11080

388

19

FG Sahib

8874

1

8538

335

20

Moga

8674

8

8433

233

21

Tarn Taran

8043

6

7657

380

22

Barnala

5949

9

5696

244

Total

602251

226

585471

16554

* After reconciliation of data, 1 old death case added to district Jalandhar.

Micro Containment Zones

S. No

District

S. No

Micro Containments

Population of the area contained

1

Ludhiana

1

#30, PHASE-2, URBAN ESTATE, DUGRI, LUDHIANA

397

2

37 janpath farm, canal road, ludhiana

348

745

Total

2

745

Mucormycosis Status

1

On the day New Cases

NIL

2

On the day New Deaths

NIL

3

On the day Cured

NIL

4

Total Cases reported till date

691

4.1 Total cases belonging to Punjab

618

4.2 Total Cases belonging to other States

73

5

Cases Under Treatment

100

5.1 Total cases belonging to Punjab

92

5.2 Total Cases belonging to other States

8

6

Total Cases Cured till date

480

6.1 Total cases belonging to Punjab

425

6.2 Total Cases belonging to other States

55

7

Total Deaths reported till date

52

7.1 Total deaths belonging to Punjab

46

7.2 Total deaths belonging to other States

6

8

LAMA Cases

59

8.1 Total LAMA cases belonging to Punjab

55

8.2 Total LAMA cases belonging to other States

4

Name of District

No. of cases reported on the day

No. of deaths reported on the day

Total cases reported till date

Total deaths reported till date

Total Cases Under Treatment

Total cases cured till date

AMRITSAR

0

0

64

4

15

45

BARNALA

0

0

14

4

6

BATHINDA

0

0

56

4

5

42

FARIDKOT

0

0

15

1

1

11

FATEHGARH SAHIB

0

0

9

1

1

7

FAZILKA

0

0

16

2

1

10

FIROZEPUR

0

0

17

1

2

12

GURDASPUR

0

0

29

3

8

16

HOSHIARPUR

0

0

25

1

3

21

JALANDHAR

0

0

56

6

8

40

KAPURTHALA

0

0

13

2

2

9

LUDHIANA

0

0

112

8

16

72

MANSA

0

0

29

0

2

25

MOGA

0

0

12

0

3

7

PATHANKOT

0

0

6

1

4

PATIALA

0

0

33

2

4

24

RUPNAGAR (Ropar)

0

0

1

0

1

S.A.S Nagar

0

0

13

0

4

9

SANGRUR

0

0

33

1

7

21

ShahidBhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)

0

0

9

1

1

7

SRI MUKTSAR SAHIB

0

0

37

2

5

23

Tarn Taran

0

0

19

2

4

13

Other States

0

0

73

6

8

55

Grand Total

0

0

691

52

100

480

Details of Cases belonging to other States:-

Row Labels

Number of Patients

Deaths

AMBALA

4

1

BHIWANI

1

BIKANER

1

CENTRAL

1

1

CHANDIGARH

5

DEHRADUN

2

FARIDABAD

1

FATEHABAD

5

GANGANAGAR

1

GAUTAM BUDDHA NAGAR

1

HANUMANGARH

1

HISAR

1

JAIPUR

1

JAMMU

10

JIND

1

KAITHAL

3

KARNAL

4

KATHUA

3

KURUKSHETRA

2

MANDI

1

MEERUT

1

NANDED

1

NEW DELHI

2

1

PANCHKULA

1

SAHARANPUR

2

SHAHJAHANPUR

2

SIRMAUR

1

SIRSA

12

2

SONIPAT

1

1

WEST

1

Grand Total

73

6

Patients in Government & Private Institutions:-

    • Government Institutions-179
    • Private Institutions- 512