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Davinder Pal Singh, a 43-year-old senior journalist with the PTC Punjabi TV channel, died in Mohali on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

TV news anchor dies of Covid-19 in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 09:10 PM IST
Davinder Pal Singh was a resident of Phase-10 and suffering from post renal transplant complications when he was hospitalised on June 13 after testing positive for Covid-19
Punjab and Haryana High Court has effectively stopped PGIMER employee unions from going on strike.(Hindustan Times)
Punjab and Haryana High Court has effectively stopped PGIMER employee unions from going on strike.(Hindustan Times)

HC allows police to arrest PGIMER employees going on strike

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 11:13 PM IST
Deputy commissioner and senior superintendent of police asked to ensure that court orders are complied with
A man getting tested for Covid-19 at a drive-through facility of a private laboratory in Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
A man getting tested for Covid-19 at a drive-through facility of a private laboratory in Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Chandigarh lags behind UTs in Covid-19 testing

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 12:30 AM IST
Puducherry with a population bracket similar to Chandigarh’s has conducted almost double the number of tests
A 40-year-old woman jumped before a train with three of her children on June 17, of which one has survived.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 40-year-old woman jumped before a train with three of her children on June 17, of which one has survived.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

3 bodies on rail tracks identified: Mother killed herself, children

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The 40-year-old woman reportedly suffered from mental health problems and jumped on the tracks with her children, aged nine, seven and three, officials said.
A man being testing for Covid 19 in a drive-through booth installed by a private laboratory at Sector 11, Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
A man being testing for Covid 19 in a drive-through booth installed by a private laboratory at Sector 11, Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Chandigarh Covid-19 positivity rate highest in tricity, Mohali, P’kula carry out more tests

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2020 11:08 PM IST
With a Covid-19 positivity rate of 6%, the city is much ahead of Mohali with 1.9% and Panchkula with 1%
The condition of a doctor who tested positive for Covid-19 while working at the Civil Hospital in Sector 22 deteriorated when she was being treated at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16(HT Photo/For representation only)
The condition of a doctor who tested positive for Covid-19 while working at the Civil Hospital in Sector 22 deteriorated when she was being treated at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16(HT Photo/For representation only)

PGIMER refuses to treat critically ill frontline Covid warrior, then admits her after 6 hours

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 02:49 AM IST
The doctor, who contracted the disease while working at the Sector 22 Civil Hospital, had been isolated at GMSH-16 when her condition deteriorated
The WHO prescribes an average of one doctor for 1,000 people(Bijay/Hindustan Times)
The WHO prescribes an average of one doctor for 1,000 people(Bijay/Hindustan Times)

Coronavirus spotlights why we need to reform medical education | Opinion

New Delhi | By VS Pandey
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 11:28 AM IST
It is high time that India overhauls the medical education regulatory framework to carry out real reforms and minimise the shortage of doctors in the country
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36-year-old man injured in Friday’s hit and run dies at PGIMER

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The deceased, 36-year-old Sukhwinder Singh of Burail Village in Sector 45, worked as a mechanic.
Health workers and police in action in a sealed area at Bapu Dham colony, Sector 26, in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Health workers and police in action in a sealed area at Bapu Dham colony, Sector 26, in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Patience running out in Bapu Dham Colony and Sector 30

PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Savings depleted, employers threatening to sack them, no medical help available for the ailing, people want Covid-19 restrictions in the containment zones to go at any cost
A health worker checks people in a sealed area as Covid-19 cases spike in Chandigarh’s Bapu Dham Colony.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
A health worker checks people in a sealed area as Covid-19 cases spike in Chandigarh’s Bapu Dham Colony.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Biggest spike in Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh during lockdown 4.0

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 11:49 PM IST
As many as 103 persons, about 34% of the total cases, tested positive from May 18 to May 31, though most were confined to Bapu Dham Colony
Chandigarh conducted 4,467 tests in May, out of which 289 were positive, which translated to a positivity rate of 6.4%.(AP)
Chandigarh conducted 4,467 tests in May, out of which 289 were positive, which translated to a positivity rate of 6.4%.(AP)

Chandigarh’s Covid-19 positivity rate higher than that of neighbouring states

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 10:05 PM IST
Neighbouring states fare better than Chandigarh with less than three out of every 100 tests confirming positive in Punjab and one each in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, though doctors attribute it to testing of low-risk groups.
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Newborn dies as Chandigarh records 29 Covid cases in biggest single-day spike

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Three-day old girl of Dadumajra couple tests positive day after death; Bapu Dham records 28 fresh cases, taking its tally to 183
Two couples in Chandigarh had called the Childline helpline, seeking help saying their children were ‘virtually out of their control’.(HT photo)
Two couples in Chandigarh had called the Childline helpline, seeking help saying their children were ‘virtually out of their control’.(HT photo)

Can my child be sent to a shelter? Request from parents leaves Childline staff baffled

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Phone service for children inundated with pleas for help as parents grapple with child behaviour problems
Even after a month has passed, Covid survivors in Chandigarh say most people are hostile to them, which is adversely impacting their mental health.(HT Photo)
Even after a month has passed, Covid survivors in Chandigarh say most people are hostile to them, which is adversely impacting their mental health.(HT Photo)

Defeated virus, unable to dodge stigma: Chandigarh Covid survivors

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Survivors say they are greeted with hostile stares or shifty glances from those who were once friendly neighbours
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57-yr-old woman killed in hit-and-run at Chandigarh PGIMER campus

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 09:28 PM IST
During treatment, the mother of two succumbed to multiple head injuries
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No new Covid-19 case in Chandigarh after three weeks, PGI sends six patients home, most in a day

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 01:08 AM IST
Cured cases positive indicators that our recovery rate is consistently increasing and is comparable to the best in the country, says PGIMER director Dr Jagat Ram
The 24-year-old MBBS intern was posted in the emergency ward of Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and the 25-year-old policewoman was a new recruit of Chandigarh Police.(Representative Image/HT)
The 24-year-old MBBS intern was posted in the emergency ward of Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and the 25-year-old policewoman was a new recruit of Chandigarh Police.(Representative Image/HT)

MBBS intern, policewoman among six fresh Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh; count climbs to 189

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 12:21 AM IST
The day also witnessed two people getting recovered, taking the total to 30.
Seniors checking if the PPE kits have been worn properly at PGIMER in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO)
Seniors checking if the PPE kits have been worn properly at PGIMER in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO)

Young Covid-19 warriors in Chandigarh undaunted by infection risks, skin lesions, dehydration

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Working in non-AC environments can be tough and PPE suits make things work, says nursing officers at PGIMER’s Covid-19 hospital
A cop assists people during food distribution at a govt-run shelter home at CIDCO Exhibition Centre in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.
A cop assists people during food distribution at a govt-run shelter home at CIDCO Exhibition Centre in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.

Maha cases cross 10k with 583 new infections; death toll at 459

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 02:02 AM IST
The first Covid-19 case in Maharashtra was reported on March 9 and took it 30 days to cross the 1,000 mark. Within 23 days, the state has now breached the 10,000 mark.
The infant who recovered from Covid, in her mother’s arms, being discharged from PGIMER, Chandigarh on Sunday.
The infant who recovered from Covid, in her mother’s arms, being discharged from PGIMER, Chandigarh on Sunday.

11-month-old, Chandigarh’s youngest patient, checkmates Covid

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Director PGIMER Dr Jagat Ram said that it was a triumph as treating the baby was a mighty task for the medical team due to her tender age
The Chandigarh administration has set up an exclusive isolation  ward for Covid-19 patient at PGIMER.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
The Chandigarh administration has set up an exclusive isolation  ward for Covid-19 patient at PGIMER.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)

Staff safety a priority, says PGI after workers demand action for negligence

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2020 10:39 PM IST
An upset workers union wrote to the SSP after two workers were infected with the virus
A patient being taken for dialysis from an inn at the PGIMER to a private facility in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.(Anil Dayal/HT)
A patient being taken for dialysis from an inn at the PGIMER to a private facility in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Dialysis patients have a tough time amid Covid-19 curfew in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Police keeping a stringent check on vehicular movement on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur border on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Police keeping a stringent check on vehicular movement on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur border on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Curfew in Chandigarh extended till May 3, relaxation timings to be decided April 20

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 10:33 PM IST
A letter from Union home secretary to the UT admn emphasised that Chandigarh could not dilute restrictions imposed by the Centre
Patients who arrived at Chandigarh PGIMER for treatment before curfew was imposed have been stranded here since March 23.(HT file photo)
Patients who arrived at Chandigarh PGIMER for treatment before curfew was imposed have been stranded here since March 23.(HT file photo)

Stranded at Chandigarh PGIMER, patients yearn to go home

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 07:39 PM IST
UT health secretary, Arun Kumar Gupta, said the state governments concerned should provide assistance in this regard
DEFEATING THE PURPOSE: Residents gathered on a street, giving two hoots to the PM’s appeal for social distancing, during the candlelight vigil against coronavirus in Mohali on Sunday.(gurminder singh/ht)
DEFEATING THE PURPOSE: Residents gathered on a street, giving two hoots to the PM’s appeal for social distancing, during the candlelight vigil against coronavirus in Mohali on Sunday.(gurminder singh/ht)

Crackers sound jarring note as Chandigarh tricity lights up on PM Modi’s solemn plea

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 05:23 AM IST
Crackers were burst in most parts of the tricity. In some localities, enthusiastic Bharatiya Janata Party workers resorted to sloganeering in favour of their party and PM Modi.

48% Covid-19 positive patients in Chandigarh tricity aged between 21-40

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 08:34 PM IST
The age bracket hit the next hardest is between 41 and 60 years at 25.7%. Senior citizens, who are above 60 years, account for 20% of the positive cases, all from Mohali
An MC worker sanitising the house of UT health secretary Arun Kumar Gupta whose daughter is under home quarantine in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday.(anil dayal/ht)
An MC worker sanitising the house of UT health secretary Arun Kumar Gupta whose daughter is under home quarantine in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday.(anil dayal/ht)

Covid-19 outbreak: Containment policy to be implemented in Chandigarh if needed, says adviser Parida

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2020 12:53 AM IST
Steps to be taken up if an area shows hike in Covid-19 positive cases
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Chandigarh’s PGIMER accuses business conglomerate of intellectual theft

Hinduatan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2020 12:36 AM IST
Mahindra and Mahindra has approached the institute in the wake of Covid-19 epidemic, but within 48 hours, they had copied their low-cost ventilator and claimed it as their own design, said a PGI professor
Police personnel stand guard near a sealed road in Nayagaon that leads to the house of 65-year-old man who was tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.(Anil Dayal)
Police personnel stand guard near a sealed road in Nayagaon that leads to the house of 65-year-old man who was tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.(Anil Dayal)

6 Covid-19 cases, highest in a day, take tricity tally to 21

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor and Amanjeet Singh Sanyal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2020 01:10 AM IST
Five cases reported from Chandigarh, one from Nayagaon in Mohali district
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Coronavirus: Plans afoot to set up testing lab in Panchkula

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Space near the psychiatric ward of civil hospital has been finalised for setting up the lab
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