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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Chahat Rana


The writer, 21, is a final year student at Ashoka University. She is currently interning with The Indian Express

IIT-Ropar students develop app to track contact history of patients
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The group of students, who created this application, developed the MANU application apprehending the commencement of stage three of the COVID-19 pandemic, which involves community transmission.

Didn’t get PPE while treating patient: PGI’s quarantined staff
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The delay was made even as we were in direct contact with the patient,” says a member of the nursing staff at PGIMER who was one of the staff members exposed to the 65-year-old COVID-19 patient who passed away.

Capt Amarinder Singh claims Nayagaon man died on Monday
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The Chandigarh Administration and officials from PGIMER, however, maintained that the patient was alive and on a ventilator and passed away on Tuesday morning.

Chandigarh: Staff facing acute lack of protective gears, not enough people being tested, say GMCH-32 resident doctors
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Even as 12 persons suffering from the coronavirus disease are being treated at the hospital, the hospital staff faces a shortage of PPE, as claimed by a senior resident doctor of the hospital’s Anesthesiology department, Dr Dinesh Kumar.

Chandigarh: 36 healthcare workers exposed to positive COVID-19 patient at PGIMER quarantined
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The COVID-19 patient, who has no relevant travel history or history of contact with another positive case, was placed in the emergency ward and was in contact with the professionals, some of whom were not equipped with proper protective gear, before he tested positive for COVID-19

Complete lockdown needs to continue for 3 weeks, social distancing most crucial, says PGI’s Dr Goel
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Dr Sonu Goel of PGIMER’s Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, talks about the Chandigarh Administration’s order to allow one person from each household to visit shops or markets near their house between 10 am to 6 pm.

Daily wagers residing at Kachi Colony in Dhanas: ‘Either we walk, or we starve here’
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

"We will completely run out of money soon, so we cannot purchase this food regularly. We are relying on the little ration that is left at home," says Raja Ram, another construction worker residing in the colony with his three daughters and wife.

Chandigarh’s fifth coronavirus patient tests negative, to be discharged from PGI soon
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

“She was completely asymptomatic and stable for a while now so were hoping she has completely recovered. She was tested again yesterday just to ensure and she tested negative for the disease. We will be discharging her from the hospital within the next few days,” said an official source from PGIMER.

Was not asked to stay in home quarantine by airport or Chandigarh authorities: COVID-19 patient
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Since the patient was not home quarantined and was allowed to leave the household, he remained in contact with several people between March 11 and Wednesday, when he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Chandigarh: Mental health helpline at GMCH receives 50 calls by people anxious about pandemic
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Though most of the calls were from people who were deeply perturbed by the fear that they will get exposed to the disease or have already been exposed to the disease, others are people with underlying mental health issues who have not been able to seek help in the way that they regularly do.

Coronavirus in Chandigarh: GMCH-32 equipped to test 70 samples per day
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

According to an official from the Mumbai office of SRL diagnostics, the delay in commencing testing and swab collection in their labs across the country is due to the difficulties caused by the 21-day lockdown imposed by the government to enforce social distancing in the country.

Chandigarh: PGIMER doctor creates automatic AMBU ventilator
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The RC device will be operated by a motor which will automatically pump the AMBU bag at the required rate per minute.

Chandigarh: Calm at COVID-19 isolation ward despite climate of fear
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Just outside the entrance of the ward, a team of young interns operate the screening room and manage the COVID-19 helpline provided to the citizens of Chandigarh.

Feel healthier and hopeful, say patients being treated for coronavirus in Chandigarh
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Newsline spoke to a few patients in the city to see how they are faring, and found out that a few are on the path to recovery and feel positive about the future.

Chandigarh battles COVID-19: Only 9 dedicated ventilators for patients in Tricity; GMCH to procure 10 more ventilators; and more
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

These nine ventilators are spread across the three isolation wards in Chandigarh. Panchkula has none of its own, it has managed to procure as many as 57 from its private sector.

Chandigarh battles COVID-19: FIRs for curfew violation; Two private labs identified for testing; and more
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The police officials said that most of the FIRs were registered against the unidentified persons, however, they had recorded the vehicle numbers and said that the accused will be identified soon.

At Dhanas colony, social distancing, sanitary practices a distant dream
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Four residents of Dhanas were taken to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) from the dispensary in the EWS Colony on Saturday as it was suspected that they may be suffering from coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Seven positive cases in Tricity, four test negative
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

PGIMER director Jagat Ram claims that they have enough beds to ensure that the hospital is prepared for more suspected and positive cases of COVID-19.

Covid-19: Results awaited for 15 samples sent to PGI lab, 8 from Tricity
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Four of these suspected cases are the first COVID-19 patient’s mother, father, brother and cook, while the family’s gardener has also been tested and quarantined at Zirakpur. All the test results are awaited.

Chandigarh: Daily wage, contractual workers doomed if they quarantine, suffer if they don’t
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Covid-19 in Chandigarh: A daily wage labourer from Dhanas claims he and a few of his colleagues have had no work for the past 10-15 days and have been anxiously passing the days trying to look for work.