Tanbir Dhaliwal

Tanbir Dhaliwal

Tanbir Dhaliwal is a correspondent at Chandigarh. She covers health and business.

Articles by Tanbir Dhaliwal
Since March 2015, the PGIMER has been providing the online registration facility only to new patients at 14 OPDs.(HT Photo)
Since March 2015, the PGIMER has been providing the online registration facility only to new patients at 14 OPDs.(HT Photo)

Revisit patients to get online registration facility at PGIMER

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2015 10:02 AM IST
After the launch of the online registration facility for new patients in March this year, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is going to extend the facility to old (revisit) patients as well within a week.
The 108 emergency service ambulances stationed at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh. The system is functional in over 15 states and two UTs, but not in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
The 108 emergency service ambulances stationed at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh. The system is functional in over 15 states and two UTs, but not in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Undue delay in launch of ‘108’ ambulance service in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2015 12:09 PM IST
Though the neighbouring states had launched 108 emergency medical service several years ago, the UT is still struggling to find out ways to make it operation. The project is pending for several years now.
Making the dengue disease notifiable under the Epidemic Disease Act, the health department so far has issued over 80 challans and over 1,500 notices against those who violated the NVBDCP guidelines.(HT Photo)
Making the dengue disease notifiable under the Epidemic Disease Act, the health department so far has issued over 80 challans and over 1,500 notices against those who violated the NVBDCP guidelines.(HT Photo)

Extended hot weather cause of no decline in dengue cases in Chd

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2015 11:35 AM IST
The extended warm weather even in December is the main cause behind the increasing dengue cases. The health officials say so far this year, over 950 such cases have been reported in the city, and around three are reported every day.

PGI’s finance panel approves Rs 15 crore to set up pharmacy

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2015 10:45 AM IST
With approval of Rs 15 crore by the PGIMER’s standing finance committee, the “biggest hurdle” in getting a grant sanctioned for its pharmacy is finally over. Once ready, it will provide drugs at minimum 50% discount or more to patients.
Virus is on decline in the city.(HT Photo)
Virus is on decline in the city.(HT Photo)

These HIV positive women have defeated virus with grit

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2015 09:51 AM IST
When her husband died, little did Baljeet Kaur (name changed) know that he had left her distraught in more ways than she could imagine.
Dr Ravi Kanojia, associate professor, department of paediatric surgery said it was for the first time that such a surgery had been successful at the PGIMER.(HT Photo)
Dr Ravi Kanojia, associate professor, department of paediatric surgery said it was for the first time that such a surgery had been successful at the PGIMER.(HT Photo)

Conjoined twins separated after 8-hour operation at PGI, Chandigarh

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2015 10:45 PM IST
Performing one of the rarest surgeries, a team of doctors at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) successfully separated two female conjoined twins — Jannat and Mannat — on November 23. According to Dr Ravi Kanojia, associate professor, department of paediatric surgery, “Chances of such births are one in five lakh. This is a rare case scenario and a surgeon would be fortunate enough to see a couple of cases in his or her lifetime.”
Not leaving a chance to loot the helpless attendants, most of the chemists in the PGI, its adjoining sectors and GMCH-32 are selling this drug at exorbitant rates without giving any bills.(Representative Photo)
Not leaving a chance to loot the helpless attendants, most of the chemists in the PGI, its adjoining sectors and GMCH-32 are selling this drug at exorbitant rates without giving any bills.(Representative Photo)

Chandigarh: Chemists making a killing on life-saving drug

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2015 09:08 PM IST
With their loved ones struggling between life and death situation at the Emergency/intensive care units of the PGIMER and GMCH-32, attendants run from one chemist shop to another to purchase life-saving drug Albumin. Not leaving a chance to loot the helpless attendants, most of the chemists in the PGI, its adjoining sectors and GMCH-32 are selling this drug at exorbitant rates without giving any bills.
Punjab medium pacer Sandeep Sharma has missed the league stage of the Ranji Trophy this season due to back injury.(HT Photo)
Punjab medium pacer Sandeep Sharma has missed the league stage of the Ranji Trophy this season due to back injury.(HT Photo)

Among cricketers, bowlers most vulnerable to injuries, reveals study

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2015 11:45 AM IST
Among cricketers, bowlers are more prone to injuries, specifically of the lower limb and back. Apart from over workload, poor condition of grounds and lack of knowledge over physiotherapy front are the major reasons behind the increasing injuries in the sport.
“This week, we have received a grant worth more than a crore from the health ministry. Within a couple of months, a centre will be set up on the sixth floor of the Research Block-B,” said Dr Chawla.(HT Photo)
“This week, we have received a grant worth more than a crore from the health ministry. Within a couple of months, a centre will be set up on the sixth floor of the Research Block-B,” said Dr Chawla.(HT Photo)

PGIMER gets funds for organ transplantation unit

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2015 12:00 AM IST
It’s Indian Organ Donation Day and PGIMER has a good news to share. The hospital, which was earlier selected as Regional Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation (ROTTO) by the Union ministry of health, has now received grants, more than a crore, to kick-start the project.
Dispensary at Hallomajra in Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)
Dispensary at Hallomajra in Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

Govt dispensaries on Chandigarh’s periphery cry for attention

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2015 10:26 AM IST
Sitting in a small room, the lone doctor at Civil Dispensary, Hallomajra, provides healthcare services to the underprivileged population of around 21,000. Sitting on the floor, nearly 100 patients wait outside for their turn. The patients don’t complain much about shortage of medicines and inadequate infrastructure if they can meet the doctor.

Infighting between UT depts delays opening of Sec-45 civil hospital

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2015 12:05 PM IST
Blame game between the UT’s health department and engineering department, no funds to recruit doctors, quashing of tenders floated to appoint 118 paramedical staff are some of the factors causing undue delay in inauguration of the much-awaited 50-bedded civil hospital in Sector 45.

Spurt in resistance to anti-fungal drugs, 10-12 cases every day

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2015 10:11 AM IST
The cases of emergence of resistance to anti-fungal drugs are on the rise. The PGIMER for the last two years has been witnessing a large number of cases where people suffering from ringworm infection are not responding to the commonly used anti-fungal drugs.

Rock Garden all set to get permanent night illumination

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2015 03:48 PM IST
With a view to enhancing the beauty of Rock Garden at night, the UT administration has approved and initiated the concept of permanent illumination in the entire garden, which is divided into three phases. To begin with, the administration will temporarily illuminate phase-3 to celebrate the birthday of Nek Chand, the creator of Rock Garden, on December 15.
New models of four-wheelers sold the most this Dhanteras on Monday.(Karun Sharma/HT)
New models of four-wheelers sold the most this Dhanteras on Monday.(Karun Sharma/HT)

Cars outshine gold on Dhanteras in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2015 03:54 PM IST
Gold failed to attract many customers this Dhanteras on Monday owing to liquidity crunch in the market, resulting in 50-60% less business as compared to previous year. Buyers for gold jewellery were far and few despite the fact that the price of gold this time has been the lowest in recent years. The rate of 22-carat gold per 10gm on Monday was Rs 24,900.
Women buying jewellery on the occasion of Dhanteras ata jewellery store in Sector 22, Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Women buying jewellery on the occasion of Dhanteras ata jewellery store in Sector 22, Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Dhanteras here, but jewellers not upbeat

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2015 11:05 AM IST
Despite gold prices on the lower side as compared to recent years, the jewellery business has failed to pick up — even on the eve of Dhanteras, which people consider auspicious for investing in the yellow metal

With their craft, rural women give tough competition to designer stalls

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2015 04:07 PM IST
Coming out of the four walls of their homes, rural women from far-flung villages of Punjab and Haryana have come forward to showcase their handicraft work at CII Chandigarh Fair inaugurated here on Friday.
Though not out of business, earnings are diminishing for potters in the city.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Though not out of business, earnings are diminishing for potters in the city.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Fancy lights slowly taking sheen off potters’ lives

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2015 02:55 PM IST
For the past 40 years, she has been earning a livelihood by selling earthen oil lamps (diyas) at the Bijwara market, Sector 22. Now in her 80’s, Khajaani still sits at the same shop, but the number of customers had been dwindling.
While celebrating Pink October, city-based breast cancer survivors have come forward to share their stories of victory over the deadly disease.(Karun Sharma/HT Photo)
While celebrating Pink October, city-based breast cancer survivors have come forward to share their stories of victory over the deadly disease.(Karun Sharma/HT Photo)

Breast cancer survivors from city show the way to patients

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2015 11:25 PM IST
Once sufferers, they are now acting as a guiding and motivational force for hundreds of others who are diagnosed with breast cancer at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

PGI, PU join hands to educate women about health through FM radio

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2015 11:00 PM IST
Moving out of the four walls of Room Number 2060 in the New OPD, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the health experts are now going to use Panjab University FM radio — Jyotirgamaya: 91.2MHz — as a platform to give solutions to women-related medical problems.

Choice based credit system: PU V-C floats idea to obtain 2 degrees

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2015 11:21 AM IST
With the implementation of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in Panjab University, students from the next academic session might get the opportunity to acquire a major and minor degree at the end of the course.
Baptised Sikh Gopal Singh from Bihar at the gurdwara in PGI.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Baptised Sikh Gopal Singh from Bihar at the gurdwara in PGI.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Sewa at guru’s home prompts them to embrace Sikhism

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2015 09:52 AM IST
A long beard, a saffron turban and a kirpan slung across his shoulder, its khakhi strap looking distinct in the kurta — for anyone meeting him for the first time, Gopal Thakur looks like any other Sikh from the region.

70% of students prefer foreign degrees over Indian, says study

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2015 11:26 AM IST
Delivering a talk during World Congress on Excellence at Panjab University, Umesh L Bharte, assistant professor from University of Mumbai, said that around 70% students value foreign qualification more than the Indian degree.
On Monday, the Chandigarh International Airport became functional with departure and arrival of about 20 domestic flights(HT Photo)
On Monday, the Chandigarh International Airport became functional with departure and arrival of about 20 domestic flights(HT Photo)

Chandigarh International Airport gets thumbs up on take-off day

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2015 11:02 PM IST
Better public transport facility was the common demand of passengers at Chandigarh International Airport, as they found the private cabs quite expensive on the Day One of its operation. The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking officials have assured that four Corona buses will ply between bus stands at Sectors 17, 43 and the airport from Wednesday.
Former commander Lt Gen PN Hoon has said the Indian Army was involved in a plot to overthrow the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1987 . (HT File Photo)
Former commander Lt Gen PN Hoon has said the Indian Army was involved in a plot to overthrow the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1987 . (HT File Photo)

Army plotted to overthrow Rajiv govt in 1987: Lt gen Hoon

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2015 06:54 PM IST
Former commander Lt Gen PN Hoon has said the Indian Army was involved in a plot to overthrow the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1987 that was aborted after he stopped the movement of crack commando troops.
Lt Gen PN Hoon during his book release at Chandigarh golf club on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Lt Gen PN Hoon during his book release at Chandigarh golf club on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Lt Gen Hoon reveals some ‘untold truths’ in his book

Hindustan Times | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2015 01:14 PM IST
Operation Brasstacks was the army’s preparations for a war against Pakistan and not a military exercise, reveals Lieutenant General PN Hoon (retired), who was the then commander-in-chief of the Western Command. The revelation was made by the veteran during the launch of his book, “The Untold Truth”, on Saturday evening.
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