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Balbir Singh Sidhu


Second dose of Covishield after 28 days for those going abroad: Punjab health minister

June 09, 2021 6:05 am

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that the Punjab government has taken up the issue with the Government of India (GoI) several times to reduce the prescribed time of second dose of Covishield to facilitate international travellers, especially students.

Punjab has just a day’s stock of vaccines left: Health minister

April 21, 2021 12:45 am

Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, who got his second dose of the vaccine at Mohali on Tuesday, said that with highest vaccine coverage, Pathankot is continuously leading in Punjab in the Covid vaccination drive.

Race for mayor’s post starts after notification for selection of Mohali civic bodies’ heads

April 02, 2021 5:39 am

With the notifications, the elected councilors shall take oath and elect the heads of the civic bodies. The oath taking ceremonies are likely to be held next week.

SAD accuses Punjab health minister of not releasing funds for development

February 01, 2021 3:12 am

The president of All India Youth Akali Dal, Capt. Ramandeep Singh Bawa, said that through the RTI Act, he had sought information from the municipal corporation about in which wards the grant check has been distributed, especially by Sidhu.

Covid Vaccine: Dry run from today in Patiala, Panchkula

January 02, 2021 5:25 am

In Haryana, the dry run will be held in Panchkula, state's Director General (Health Services) Dr Suraj Bhan Kamboj said.

Four months after Amritsar SMO’s death due to Covid, his wife takes her own life

December 25, 2020 9:14 pm

Employees Welfare Association, Amritsar, had also written a letter regarding delay in the payment of pension and other funds to family of Dr Arun Kumar on November 28.

Punjab caps RT-PCR test fee at Rs 1,600 for private labs

September 24, 2020 12:11 am

Earlier, the Punjab government had capped the RT-PCR testing by private laboratories at Rs 2,400, bringing it down from Rs 4,500 charged initially.

Punjab directs civil surgeons to cross-check tests by private labs

September 22, 2020 12:16 pm

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, who did not want to comment on “fake positive reports”, said they had asked the civil surgeons to randomly counter-check those testing positive at private labs.

Punjab announces additional Rs 1,500 incentive for ASHAs

September 17, 2020 12:51 am

Underscoring the efforts being made by such workers, Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that "ASHAs have covered more than 50 lakh households and surveyed around 2.5 crore population under screening campaign"

Kejriwal’s oximeter plan for Punjab can trigger community spread, says Health Minister Sidhu

September 09, 2020 1:38 pm

Sidhu warned the people that AAP was misleading them completely, just as they had done in Delhi, where the Covid situation was critical, with all the 11 districts of the national capital among the country’s 35 worst affected districts.