Punjab

531 doctors registered as volunteers to provide services in Govt. hospitals: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: To provide services in Government hospitals, 531 Doctors, 4680 Nurses, 2056 pharmacist and 1648 Lab Technicians come forwarded and registered themselves as volunteers to combat with COVID-19 pandemic.

No Shortage of PPE kits, N95 masks & triple layer masks in Govt. Medical Colleges: DK Tiwari

CHANDIGARH: No Shortage of PPE kits, N95 masks and triple layer masks in Medical Colleges & Hospitals of Punjab said Principal Secretary, Medical Education & Research Mr. DK Tiwari. He said that the Punjab government has ensured an adequate supply of 2500 PPE kits, 25000 N95 masks and 7 lakhs triple layer masks in the medical colleges of the state along with buffer stocks of gloves, infra-red thermometers, sanitizers, hypochlorite solution, anti-viral drugs, paracetamol, antibiotics among other consumables.

Punjab Police book Ludhiana resident on sedition charges for spreading hatred against state govt on FB

CHANDIGARH: Cracking  down heavily on spread of rumours and panic in the light of COVID-19 crisis, the Punjab Police has registered 34 cases of fake news on social media, while also taking strong action against those targetting a particular community in an attempt to disturb the state’s peace.

Capt Amarinder writes to Modi, Shah to release GST arrears

CHANDIGARH: Underlining the urgency of the situation triggered by the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his urgent intervention for immediate release of the state’s GST arrears and resolution of other pending issues to enable effective management of the current crisis.

Manpreet Badal Spearheads Expression of Gratitude to Medics, Cops and Cleanliness Workers

BATHINDA: Spearheading efforts to express gratitude to those who are serving humanity so that the rest of the populace can stay safe, Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal on Monday reached out to medical and paramedical professionals, police personnel, and cleanliness workers in Bathinda.

Punjab CM allows movement of Bees and Honey products during Covid-19 lockdown

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 6: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered all the Deputy Commissioners to allow the movement and migration of bee colonies, honey and other beehive products to/from other districts and states amid curfew/lockdown due to COVID-19.

Punjab cabinet urges center for insurance of all officials deployed in fight against Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: To boost the morale of Government staff in battle against COVID-19, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to provide insurance cover to all officers/officials working relentlessly for containment of corona virus across the state.

Punjab govt starts strict action against schools demanding fee during Covid-19 lockdown

CHANDIGARH: Punjab education minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said the education department has started acting tough against the schools which are asking the parents to pay fees during the lockdown period by defying Punjab government directions. The cabinet minister said that despite the repeated instructions, there were reports about some schools who have asked the parents to pay the fees of their wards after the results and strict action is being taken against them.

A good news after the horror of Corona as 8 samples of Baldev Singh contacts tested negative

NWANSHAHR: Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district which is in news after a sudden surge in Covid-19 patients following the death of Baba Baldev Singh, a priest with a history of German travell via Italy to Pathlawa,  had a good news today as out of 12 samples taken yesterday evening, as many as 8 have tested negative.

Capt Amarinder asks DDP to institute special awart for police personnel fighting against Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: To honour and motivate the police personnel working in the frontline of the battle against COVID-19, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has authorized the DGP to institute a new award for cops carrying out exceptional work, going beyond the call of duty, during the current crisis.

Punjab Govt employees to get full salary despite Corona crisis: Manpreet Badal

CHANDIGARH: The Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government has released Rs.150 crore for relief works in all the districts to fight battle against Corona virus.

Ex-Commandant donates Rs.5 lakh out of his pension account for Punjab CM Relief Fund

CHANDIGARH: While appreciating the efforts of the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government in tackling Novel Coronavirus in the state, Ex-Commandant Mr Mohinder Singh today handed over a demand draft of Rs 5 lakh to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mr Mohinder Singh Ex-Commandant and Leader-Mt Everest 96 has donated this amount to the Punjab Chief Minister's Coronavirus Relief Fund and the draft was handed over to Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu at his residence, here today.

Two more Jamaat members test positive in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:Two more members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who returned from the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz in March, were tested positive for coronavirus in Punjab on Monday, taking their total number to eight.

Corona infected relatives, associate of Raagi shifted to private hospital in Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Taking no chance, Punjab Government leaving its rules behind, today shifted five persons related to late Padma Shri awardee and former ''Hazuri Raagi'' Nirmal Singh to private hospital Fortis. Yesterday they all were tested positive.

Punjab CM speaks to deceased Ragi's son to extend personal condolences

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday called up the son and nephew of the deceased Hazuri Ragi Padma Shri Bhai Sahib Nirmal Singh Khalsa to extend his personal condolences, and assured them of the government’s full support in the treatment of the family members who had tested positive for COVID-19.

More family members of Raagi Nirmal Singh tested positive

AMRITSAR: Two days after the death of Padma Shri awardee and former ''Hazuri Raagi'' at the Golden Temple some more family members were tested positive here today.

Capt Amarinder directs DGP to finalise plan for smooth procurement

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to finalise a comprehensive security plan to ensure smooth procurement of the wheat grain, while directing purchase centres to notify details of procurement arrangements by April 7-8, 2020.

Punjab govt announces Rs.50 lakhs insurance cover for frontline cops and sanitation workers

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government on Saturday announced special health insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs each for the police personnel and sanitation workers in the frontline of the battle against COVID-19, on the lines of that announced for health workers by the Centre.

Capt Amarinder warns of strict action, impounding of passports for not declaring travel history

CHANDIGARH: Amid the COVID-19 crisis in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned of strict action, including impounding of passports, of those who fail to declare their travel history.

Mohali DC allows public dealing in banks from 10 am till 2 pm, with some restrictions

MOHALI: The District Administration has allowed the public dealing in the banks all across the district from 10 am till 2 pm on working days, but with some restrictions.

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