GIVE CHANCE TO YOUTH WHO HAD CLEARED PHYSICAL TO APPEAR IN WRITTEN EXAM INSTEAD OF IMPLEMENTING AGNIPATH: CM URGES GOI

REITERATES DEMAND FOR ROLLING BACK OF THIS WHIMSICAL SCHEME

Chandigarh, June 18:The Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said that those youth who had cleared physical in last two years must be to given chance to appear in written exam for joining Army instead of implementation of Agnipath scheme.

In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister, while reiterating demand for roll back of Agnipath scheme, said that it is ridiculous that from last two years thousands of youth have cleared the physical test of Armed forces but they have not been called for the written exam. On the contrary, he said that the NDA government had in a whimsical move introduced the Agnipath scheme which allows short service of four years to youth in Army san any pension. Bhagwant Mann said that this is grave injustice with the youth of the country who want to serve their motherland by joining the Indian Army.

The Chief Minister said that the Union government must take back this scheme and allow the youth, who had cleared their physical test in last two years, to sit in the written exam. He said that this will give them a fair chance to join Indian Army and serve their motherland. Bhagwant Mann said that this is need of the hour as this irrational move has already put the country on boil as youth from every nook and corner of India are agitating against this decision.

The Chief Minister said that Agnipath, if implemented, will dilute the fighting ability of the soldiers as in mere four years they will not have much experience to combat enemies in rough terrain of battlefields. He said that moreover this scheme will render the youth jobless after a short stint of four years in the Army that too without any security for his future. Bhagwant Mann said that this half-baked policy is an absurd idea which will further push the youth in vicious cycle of unemployment and poverty, which will be detrimental for unity, integrity and sovereignty of the country.

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CM CONDEMNS ATTACK ON GURDWARA AT KABUL, DESCRIBES IT AS BARBARIC AND COWARDLY ACT BY TERRORISTS

• URGES PM TO ENSURE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF SIKHS IN KABUL

Chandigarh, June 18:Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann condemned the barbaric and gruesome attack at a Gurdwara in Kabul by the terrorists.

“This is an inhuman act and I urge the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to ensure the safety and security of the Sikhs residing in Kabul”, the Chief Minister said in a statement issued here on Saturday.

The Chief Minister said that attack on Sikhs in ‘Karte Parwan’ Gurudwara is a shameful and cowardly act of the terrorists who have targeted innocent Sikhs in the holy shrine. He said that Government of India must flag this issue with the national government of Afghanistan and ensure that no harm is caused to Sikhs residing there. Bhagwant Mann said that the government of India must ensure the safety of the Sikhs in the Gurdwara.

The Chief Minister said that a decisive and swift action needs to be taken by the Prime Minister in this hour of crisis. He bemoaned that it is very unfortunate that the terrorists had not even spared the religious shrines for carrying out such brutal activities. Bhagwant Mann said that this incident has once again proved that the terrorist do not have any religion and their sole aim is to spread terror amongst the masses.

The Chief Minister said that attack on Gurdwara sahib where ardass is performed daily for well-being of entire humanity is unimaginable. He reiterated that this is a disgraceful act which must be condemned by one and all. Bhagwant Mann urged the Punjabis to pray for the well-being of all the Sikhs residing in Kabul.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

18th June 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

757726

19746596

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

2127

761200

3

No. of patients discharged

1679

742929

4

Total Deaths reported

12

17758

5

Sample collected on the day

11100

6

Test conducted on the day

11179

7

Positive cases on the day

92

8

Number of active Cases

513

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

11

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

2

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

0

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

4

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218661

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

12

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117426

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

13

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

210499

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

75

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1013521

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

499

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8322298

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

7361

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7382615

24

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

1379

25

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

12580982

26

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

15145

27

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

10107174

28

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

377

29

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

1082483

30

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

2068

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

742036

32

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

591

33

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

589987

34

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose on the day

2103

35

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

317271

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

4037

37

Total Precautionary dose given

702863

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

1894

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

22594

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

24488

On 18th June 2022

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

63

(Amritsar-7, Bathinda-1, Ferozepur-2, FG Sahib-2, Gurdaspur-1, Kapurthala-2, Ludhiana-12, Malerkotla-2, Pathankot-1, Patiala-5, Ropar-3, Sangrur-2, SAS Nagar-21, SBS Nagar-2)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

1

(Ludhiana-1)

Patients reported Positive on 18th June 2022 - 92

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

SAS Nagar

23

4.34%

23 New Cases

530 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

19

0.57%

19 New Cases

3319 Samples Tested

Bathinda

11

4.35%

11 New Cases

253 Samples Tested

Patiala

9

2.88%

9 New Cases

313 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

5

2.96%

5 New Cases

169 Samples Tested

Ropar

5

1.39%

5 New Cases

359 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

3

1.51%

3 New Cases

199 Samples Tested

Amritsar

2

0.16%

2 New Cases

1216 Samples Tested

Faridkot

2

1.18%

2 New Cases

170 Samples Tested

Fazilka

2

1.83%

2 New Cases

109 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

2

0.61%

2 New Cases

329 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

2

0.13%

2 New Cases

1576 Samples Tested

Pathankot

2

2.67%

2 New Cases

75 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

1

0.39%

1 New Case

257 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

1

3.23%

1 New Case

31 Samples Tested

Moga

1

0.51%

1 New Case

198 Samples Tested

Sangrur

1

0.15%

1 New Case

649 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

1

0.80%

1 New Case

125 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

100 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

0

0.00%

Nil

107 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

215 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

168 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

712 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

92

0.82%

Cumulative Cases: -

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Cured

Total Deaths

Total Active Cases

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Ludhiana

337

110113

221

107710

5

2284

119

2

SAS Nagar

635

96324

464

94997

2

1150

177

3

Jalandhar

186

78456

141

76841

1

1579

36

4

Patiala

271

62302

242

60814

0

1457

31

5

Amritsar

107

59504

99

57807

0

1682

15

6

Bathinda

83

50951

62

49840

0

1088

23

7

Hoshiarpur

80

40920

76

39808

0

1096

16

8

Gurdaspur

30

26969

24

26097

1

865

7

9

Pathankot

70

24602

56

24089

0

495

18

10

Fazilka

39

23437

44

22883

0

545

9

11

Muktsar

13

22567

18

22028

0

539

0

12

Kapurthala

50

22085

42

21494

1

583

8

13

Ropar

45

17983

39

17522

0

455

6

14

Ferozepur

26

17925

23

17383

0

537

5

15

Mansa

7

17235

5

16841

1

393

1

16

Faridkot

44

16827

37

16478

0

338

11

17

Sangrur

3

14312

3

13576

0

735

1

18

SBS Nagar

27

13429

29

13017

0

409

3

19

FG Sahib

34

11868

21

11501

0

354

13

20

Moga

11

10999

9

10740

1

255

4

21

Tarn Taran

14

10912

5

10510

0

394

8

22

Barnala

8

7505

12

7155

0

349

1

23

Malerkotla

7

3975

7

3798

0

176

1

Total

2127

761200

1679

742929

12

17758

513