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Govt aims to transform Punjab into leading state in medical education

Chandigarh | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:50 AM IST
The minister further said that on the directions of the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, the state government had set up a mechanism in the government hospitals and procured equipment worth crores of rupees from abroad to test COVID-19 samples.
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur’s tenure was to end on Wednesday. He has been granted a three-year extension.(HT file photo)
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur’s tenure was to end on Wednesday. He has been granted a three-year extension.(HT file photo)

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur gets three-year extension

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Dr Bahadur was appointed to the post in 2014 and got his first three-year extension in 2017. His tenure was due to end on December 23. However, an order issued this week states that his tenure will continue for another three years.
Dr BS Chavan, the director-principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, died battling cancer on Friday.(HT file photo)
Dr BS Chavan, the director-principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, died battling cancer on Friday.(HT file photo)

Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, director-principal BS Chavan passes away at 59

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:59 PM IST
Dr Chavan, a noted psychiatrist, was diagnosed with advanced stage of cancer of the large intestine in 2019 and was undergoing treatment at Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.
At least 1279 candidates of Odisha have received allotments at the end of the first round counselling of NEET undergraduate 2020 for MBBS and BDS courses, officials said on Monday.(Satish Bate/HT file)
At least 1279 candidates of Odisha have received allotments at the end of the first round counselling of NEET undergraduate 2020 for MBBS and BDS courses, officials said on Monday.(Satish Bate/HT file)

Odisha JEE Cell releases first round allotment list for NEET UG 2020

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Odisha JEE Cell which conducted the examinations on behalf of the Directorate of Medical Education and Training, Odisha said of the 1513 MBBS and BDS seats in 7 government and 3 private medical colleges in the state, state-domiciled candidates can take admission under 1330 seats which are under state quota.
Pollution from firecrackers and stubble burning, coupled with low temperatures, can lead to a surge in Covid infections, doctors have warned.(HT Photo)
Pollution from firecrackers and stubble burning, coupled with low temperatures, can lead to a surge in Covid infections, doctors have warned.(HT Photo)

Stay safe, chance of Covid surge during Diwali, winter: PGIMER

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Exercise caution and follow safety protocols, says Dr Jagat Ram, director, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
OPD services at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research are restricted at the moment.(HT Photo)
OPD services at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research are restricted at the moment.(HT Photo)

Restore full OPDs after Diwali, Badnore directs Chandigarh hospitals

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Services were restricted after the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, reopened OPDs after the lockdown
Mental illness is a real and potent foe which is not only rearing its head in present times, but has been presenting dangerous or at least uncomfortable life situations to millions around the world.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Mental illness is a real and potent foe which is not only rearing its head in present times, but has been presenting dangerous or at least uncomfortable life situations to millions around the world.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Random Forays: Mental health should be a focus area

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:32 PM IST
Considering the fact that about 7.50% of India’s population is estimated to be suffering from mental health disorders, as per WHO numbers, a lot more needs to be done than what’s happening now
The crime scene at Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Sunday night.(HT Photo)
The crime scene at Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Sunday night.(HT Photo)

Second case of firing in city within 24 hours, TikTok star hurt

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Was talking on mobile phone outside Eskobar in Sector 9 when he was fired upon allegedly by a man from Ludhiana
“It was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season amid Covid-19 pandemic.”(Pixabay)
“It was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season amid Covid-19 pandemic.”(Pixabay)

Covid-19: Necessary to take extra precautions during festive season, says K’taka CM

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said it was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season, amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Former Students’ Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) state president Gurlal Brar.(Sourced)
Former Students’ Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) state president Gurlal Brar.(Sourced)

Lawrence Bishnoi aide and former student leader shot dead outside Chandigarh mall

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 11:26 PM IST
Sources said three men on a motorcycle fired around seven shots at Gurlal Brar reportedly to avenge the killing of gangster Davinder Bambiha’s associate Lavi Deora
Staff take off or wear their personal protective suits: A cumbersome process that takes 45 minutes.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
Staff take off or wear their personal protective suits: A cumbersome process that takes 45 minutes.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)

Armed for attack: This is what Chandigarh’s Covid combat zone looks like

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravi Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:37 PM IST
This is where high-octane action happens every day. Hindustan Times lensman Ravi Kumar takes in the sights and sounds of the Covid Care Centre in Chandigarh at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Videsh Pal from Adarsh Nagar in Mohali’s Nayagaon was one of the victims who died on Wednesday morning after sustaining head injuries in an accident at the Sector 9 and 10 dividing road on Tuesday.(Sourced)
Videsh Pal from Adarsh Nagar in Mohali’s Nayagaon was one of the victims who died on Wednesday morning after sustaining head injuries in an accident at the Sector 9 and 10 dividing road on Tuesday.(Sourced)

2 men die in accidents as cars mow down motorcycles in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:44 PM IST
One succumbed to injuries after being hit by a Hyundai Verna at the Sector 9 and 10 dividing road on Tuesday and the other died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle on the sector 20/30 dividing road
A health worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Lesiure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10.(HT Photo)
A health worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Lesiure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10.(HT Photo)

Numbers of Covid cases, tests drop in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Tests have dropped below the 1,000 mark since September 28, recording a low of 766 on Sunday, of which only 85 cases were positive.
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Patients have right to access hospital bills, treatment details: Mohali consumer panel

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Shailee Dogra
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Ludhiana-based Satrajit Sharma, who had been treated for cardiac ailments at Chandan Hospital in May 2017, paid Rs 1.50 lakh to the hospital as it was not empanelled with the insurance company whose policy he held
The electrocuted hornbill at PGIMER and (on right) a pair on a tree in Sector 4, Chandigarh.(PHOTOS: UPENDRA GOSWAMI & NEELAM MANSINGH CHOWDHRY)
The electrocuted hornbill at PGIMER and (on right) a pair on a tree in Sector 4, Chandigarh.(PHOTOS: UPENDRA GOSWAMI & NEELAM MANSINGH CHOWDHRY)

Wildbuzz: Fall of a beloved bird

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:59 PM IST
A beautiful Oriental Pied hornbill gets electrocuted and in HP a farmer shoots dead a Rock python in cold blood
Two labs have given different reports to a Chandigarh-based businessman.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Two labs have given different reports to a Chandigarh-based businessman.(HT Photo/For representation only)

Sampled for Covid-19 in one day, man gets positive and negative reports from two labs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:14 PM IST
Amit Singla, a businessman living in Sector 27B said he decided to get himself tested after returning from Leh on Saturday
Demand for oxygen is increasing in a number of hospitals, including GMCH in Sector 48, where supply is coming in through cylinders.(HT photo/For representation only)
Demand for oxygen is increasing in a number of hospitals, including GMCH in Sector 48, where supply is coming in through cylinders.(HT photo/For representation only)

Oxygen demand shoots up as Covid cases spike in tricity

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:33 PM IST
A major supplier of medical oxygen in the city said around 15,000 bulk cylinders per month were supplied in the region before Covid, which had gone up to 25,000 cylinders after the outbreak
A security guard makes an announcement for social distancing outside Elante Mall in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
A security guard makes an announcement for social distancing outside Elante Mall in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Coordination is key to unlockdown

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 12:00 AM IST
The number of Covid-19 cases is shooting up in the tricity, proving that restrictions are not working. So, closing malls in Punjab on weekends and opening them in Chandigarh instead will not help and only lead to large crowds gathering at one place, facing the risk of infection. A coordinated plan between tricity authorities to open shops, malls and later educational institutions will make life easier for residents, say readers
About 12 deaths were reported in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula on Monday.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)
About 12 deaths were reported in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula on Monday.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)

12 Covid-19 deaths in tricity as 373 test positive

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:02 AM IST
191 confirmed cases in Chandigarh, 104 in Mohali and 78 in Panchkula
We as a people have changed and are no longer comfortable in crowds, at markets, weddings or other gatherings.(HT Photo/For representation only)
We as a people have changed and are no longer comfortable in crowds, at markets, weddings or other gatherings.(HT Photo/For representation only)

Guest column: Life before corona and after

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rakesh Kochhar
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 09:42 PM IST
The novel coronavirus has drastically changed our lives – the mask has become ubiquitous, files are handled only while wearing gloves, and pockets and purses always carry hand sanitisers
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Patients to get free treatment, medicines for 13 at Chandigarh hospital

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Patients will be able to get consultations from doctors affiliated with reputed institutions such as the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), GMCH-32 free of cost at Tera Hi Tera Mission Super Specialty Hospital in Sector 45
With 21 persons recovering, the number of active cases is 649 in Mohali district.(HT Photo/For representation only)
With 21 persons recovering, the number of active cases is 649 in Mohali district.(HT Photo/For representation only)

2 deaths in Dera Bassi take Mohali Covid-19 fatalities to 21

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Chandigarh@hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:39 PM IST
The deceased included a 38-year-old man from Mubarakpur and a 70-year-old from Preet Nagar while new cases were reported from Dera Bassi sub-division, Mohali and Kharar
Fresh cases have been reported from sectors 15, 18, 26, 37, 39, 40, 45 50, 51, 55, besides the GMCH-32 campus, Bapudham colony and Raipur Khurd.(Hindustan Times/For representation only)
Fresh cases have been reported from sectors 15, 18, 26, 37, 39, 40, 45 50, 51, 55, besides the GMCH-32 campus, Bapudham colony and Raipur Khurd.(Hindustan Times/For representation only)

3 Covid-19 deaths, 28 new cases in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Deaths of two women, aged 55 and 75 years, and a man, aged 96 years, reported; fresh cases include a resident doctor from GMCH-32
Persons isolating at home will have to check their temperature daily and report to authorities in case of health problems.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Persons isolating at home will have to check their temperature daily and report to authorities in case of health problems.(HT Photo/For representation only)

UT hospitals allow home isolation for suspected Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:12 PM IST
The home isolation option was not followed earlier, but with the rising number of tests health authorities have decided to allow it
An assistant sub-inspector has been awarded ₹10 lakh compensation after being injured in a car accident.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An assistant sub-inspector has been awarded ₹10 lakh compensation after being injured in a car accident.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

MACT awards Chandigarh police ASI 10 lakh for traffic accident

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Satyabir Singh claimed that on April 27, 2018 , he was driving down from Aleva village in Jind to Chandigarh when a speeding Baleno car driving on the wrong side of the road collided with his Alto
Ludhiana has reported over a 100 positive cases for the fifth consecutive day, even as it recorded 104 cases on Wednesday, 120 on Thursday, followed by 105 on Friday(HT Photo/For representation)
Ludhiana has reported over a 100 positive cases for the fifth consecutive day, even as it recorded 104 cases on Wednesday, 120 on Thursday, followed by 105 on Friday(HT Photo/For representation)

Ex BJP district chief Ravinder Arora, 126 others test positive for Covid-19, 2 die in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 11:41 PM IST
The highest single day spike of 164 cases and seven deaths was recorded on Saturday
Are men more prone to infections? Health experts say travel history and mobility could be reasons.(ANI/For representation only)
Are men more prone to infections? Health experts say travel history and mobility could be reasons.(ANI/For representation only)

More men testing positive for Covid-19 in tricity than women

By Tanbir Dhaliwal and Amanjeet Salyal
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 12:20 AM IST
In the tricity 57.2% of those affected are men. The gap between males and females is widest in Panchkula at 66.5% male patients followed by Mohali at 59%, while in Chandigarh it’s 52%.
Though the human resource development ministry has asked schools to limit screen time for students, many institutes are not following the new directions, say parents.(Keshav Singh/HT/For representation only)
Though the human resource development ministry has asked schools to limit screen time for students, many institutes are not following the new directions, say parents.(Keshav Singh/HT/For representation only)

Online classes leading to stress, eye problems in children, say parents

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:18 PM IST
Health problems are cropping up as screen time increases for students due to schools being shut because of the Covid-19 pandemic
Out of 392 cases in Mohali, 271 have recovered, 114 are active and seven persons have died.(HT Photo/For representation)
Out of 392 cases in Mohali, 271 have recovered, 114 are active and seven persons have died.(HT Photo/For representation)

Mohali records highest ever spike with 26 Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 07:32 PM IST
Patients include 17 women and three minor children, a two-year-old boy among them
Before the Covid-19 lockdown, traffic jams were routine in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Before the Covid-19 lockdown, traffic jams were routine in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Vehicular density linked to rise in nitrogen oxide levels in Chandigarh: Study

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 12:11 AM IST
More vehicles on roads mean higher concentration of toxic gases, states a study by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
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