DC Mohali greets residents and appeals to follow Covid norms

DC Mohali greets residents and appeals to follow Covid norms

Mohali: As we enter the New Year 2022, Deputy Commissioner Ms Isha Kalia while talk with the team of The Aman Sandesh Times said, I, wish you all a Happy New Year! We know last year was challenging, and I pray that New Year 2022 will bring more special moments for all of you and your family.
Happy New Year 2022 and made an appeal to all to follow Covid norms and added, “We need to follow covid protocol to break the coronavirus transition cycle in the district. We are serious about the health and security of the people, and the administration is taking concrete steps and keeping a watchful eye on every aspect.” Mohali DC Ms Isha Kalia also appealed to the people to ensure a compliance with the Covid rules set by the government and the administration including wearing of masks, maintain social distancing.
“Extensive arrangements have been made at the administration level to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Ms Kalia also informed that there is sufficient stock available for the second dose and appealed to the people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The health department is monitoring persons infected with the virus. A control room has been set up by the administration along with various helpline numbers for medical services, information related to prevention of Covid-19.
“Risk of corona virus has not completely gone away, so it is our collective responsibility to follow guidelines to end the prevailing situation,” DC said.
Deputy Commissioner also sought cooperation of media persons to make people aware of Covid-19 pandemic and its hazards.

Leaders condole loss of lives in Mata Vaishno Devi shrine stampede

Chandigarh: At least 12 people died and over a dozen were injured in the stampede that took place around 2.30 am near Gate 3 outside the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine atop the Trikuta hills, about 50 km from Jammu.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and several other leaders today condoled the loss of lives in a stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.
Haryan CM in a tweet stated: “Deeply saddened to hear about the accident that took place at Mata Vaishno Devi at Jammu. May God grant peace to the departed souls and I pray for speedy recovery of the injured. My condolences to the bereaved families. We are ready to help in any way possible.”
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said, “My profound condolences to the bereaved families who lost their dear ones in a stampede at mata vaishno devi shrine. I pray for a speedy and complete recovery of those injured.”
Shiromani Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal expressed shock over the incident.
Shocked at the large scale deaths in the stampede at Mata Vaishno devi Devi shrine in Katra. My condolences to the families of the dozen deceased. May the almighty grant them eternal peace. I also wish a speedy recovery to those injured in the tragic incident,” the SAD chief said in a tweet.
“Deeply pained by the tragic news of several lives lost due to a stampede at Mata Vaishno devi Temple. My sympathies with the bereaved families in this toughest hour of grief. May Guru Sahib grant peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to the injured,” said Harsimrat Kaur.
Congress leader Manish Tewari said he was deeply saddened to learn about the tragic loss of lives. “Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers for a speedy recovery of those injured,” he said in a tweet.

Posters welcome an ugly look

Mohali: Posters and other election-related material, which has defaced walls, sign boards including various properties in the city, are yet to be removed. The political parties and expected candidates display their posters in every nook of their constituency. Apart from private properties posters can also be seen on public buildings and religious places.
Residents demand Administration should take initiatives in this regard.
It has also been suggested by the readers of The Aman Sandesh Times that, political parties should strictly warn their activists not to display any poster on public property or religious places and added, there should be a provision for a legal action against political parties indulging in such practice.
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‘Mukh Mantri Punjab Motia Mukt” campaign concludes successfully in district- Dr Adarshpal Kaur

Mohali: On successful completion of ‘Mukh Mantri Punjab Motia Mukt Abhiyan”, Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur informed, a total of 310 patients suffering from cataract have been operated upon and 8877 people have been screened by eye specialists in government health facilities across the district since November 26.
Civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said, a total of 149 operations have been performed at District Hospital Mohali, 52 operations at Sub-divisional hospital in Derabassi and 109 operations at Sub-divisional hospital in Kharar.
Civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said, that with a view to ensure better healthcare facilities to the people of the state, the campaign was launched on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on November 26 all across the state. Dr Adarshpal lauded the efforts of Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Renu Singh, doctors and other health care staff for making the campaign a complete success.
It is pertinent to mention her that, private hospitals were also made part of this drive, which continued till December 31.
An awareness van also visited different places in the district. Eye camps were organized in the district as part of the drive, wherein the eye sight of the people was thoroughly examined and those found suffering with cataract were operated upon after a period of 15 days free of cost.
“The transportation facility including pick up and drop back was also provided to the people along with the refreshments for the people undergoing operations”, said the officer, adding that free spectacles were also provided to those operated upon. She appealed to the people of the district to visit government health facilities to avail full benefit of quality health care services.

Stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu

Several persons are reported to be injured after a stampede occurred at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district early today, authorities said.
Incident occurred around 2:45 am, and as per initial reports, an argument broke out which resulted in people pushing each other, followed by a stampede.

The stampede broke out when a huge crowd of devotees, who had come to pay their obeisance to mark the beginning of the New Year, entered the Vaishno Devi Bhawan, officials said, adding that “large groups of devotees reportedly entered the Bhawan without permission slips.”

The police said that rescue operations started immediately and all the injured have been taken to hospitals, where condition of some is stated to be “serious”.

“All the injured have been taken to a hospital”

The incident occurred outside the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine on Trikuta hills. Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said that a high-level inquiry has been ordered into the stampede.