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Sunday, February 28, 2021



Of head & heart: PGI doctor releases Hindi translation of neurosugeon’s work
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

‘Krodh’ touches upon the ethical, legal, and medical issues of psychosurgery.

PGI holds open house to address questions on vaccine: ‘New strains more transmissible; inoculation a weapon’
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Doctors from different departments, all closely involved in the fight against COVID-19 since the last one year, addressed common apprehensions, questions and concerns with scientific evidence and logic.

‘The only thing that can prevent spread and break chain of infection is vaccine ’
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Since the vaccination drive began on January 16, Chandigarh has not been able to achieve targets due to low turnout. On February 22, at 14 sites, the target was 3,579, while 667 were given the vaccine.

‘New Indian strains could be highly transmissible’
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

While doctors and nurses have come forward for the vaccination, other employees, said PGI Director Professor Ram, have been hesitant and they need to understand that the vaccine will give protection for six to nine months, check the spread of infection and break the chain.

City rises in support of Disha Ravi, against ‘incarceration of democratic voices’
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

As part of the show of solidarity, citizens demanded the release of all political prisoners and also called out to people to rise against “incarceration of democratic voices and the authoritarianism of the government”.

Chandigarh: After slump, no. of people coming for vaccine goes up
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

On February 4, the authorities had aimed to vaccinate 948 individuals at nine sites, however, only 344 were vaccinated. The target for the frontline workers was 54, of which 39 received the shot.

‘Did not stop services even for a day’
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

Dr Sushmita Ghoshal, professor and head, dept of radiotherapy, PGIMER, looks back at how they worked as one amid the pandemic to treat cancer patients.

World Cancer Day: ‘We need to win with will & science’
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Prof Santosh Kumar, department of urology, talks of new interventions in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Chandigarh steps out in support of farmers
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

A red board installed on the roundabout warned, 'Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted' and another one prohibited people from standing here. But that did not dampen the spirits of about 20 people, who stood near the Rose Garden.

Chandigarh: Author Khushwant Singh’s book on centenarian marathon-runner Fauja Singh to be a biopic now
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Omung Kumar B, the director of Mary Kom and Sarabjit, among other films, will direct the film that is being adapted to the big screen by Aleya Motion Magic, ThinkInk Picturez and Blue Lotus Creative.

Silence speaks: When Chandigarh’s roundabouts become rallying points for protesting farmers
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

There is no need to say much, as the collective consciousness is hard to miss. There is no stage, no leaders, no slogans, no drama, just the power of the people, united for a cause, standing together for the basics -- land and food.

‘Minor side effects are good signs… mean one’s body is responding well’: Covid Vaccine Principal Investigator
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

“There are just minor side-effects like pain, fever and body aches, which are good signs, for it means our body is responding well to the vaccine. Except for minor pain, I have experienced nothing and am now back to work and a normal routine, said PGIMER Professor Madhu Gupta.

Jaspal Kamana’s journey to document Punjab in images continues, this time focussing on farmers’ protest sites
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

The many metaphors of the protest are what he is capturing, with the youngsters at the sites a major subject of his work.

Punjab: The case of the falling COVID numbers in Chandigarh
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

“We have to remember that the first shot of the vaccine won’t give the immunity desired, it’s only after the second dose that our immunity levels will go up, but not 100 per cent," said Medical Superintendent Dr VK Nagpal.

Of faith and fire: Chandigarh’s centre reverberates with support for farmers
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

“The protest sites are an equal space, an idyllic world, where there is no caste, class, religion or barriers of any kind. There is no divide here, no greed, no individualism and no power struggle," said a former Panjab Universirty Professor Manjit Singh.

Punjab COVID-19 vaccine: A shot for health
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

We don't expect any side effects, maybe just some pain at the injection site, and mild fever. Some anxiousness and apprehension are normal, and I think it is in the case of any vaccination we take, but we are here for any help", says medical superintendent Dr VK Nagpal.

Sainath: Farm protest is in defence of democracry, we’re reclaiming republic
Mon, Jan 11, 2021

"This struggle is not only about Punjab and Haryana, it has gone beyond this. What do you want, community or corporate-led agriculture? The farmers are directly confronting the corporate... This protest is in defence of democracy and we are reclaiming the republic," said P Sainath.

Nutritional status strongly influences severity of Covid-19, genome mutations: Study
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

No single food is recommended over another and variety is the key. The immune-protection of many of these nutrients is based on their antioxidant capacity and consumption of one particular food in excess can result in loss of the same.

Punjab: National awardee screens his new film based on farm labour at protest sites
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

“There was no other place where I could be, after all these are my people and I stand by them, their demands and their fight and this protest is as much mine, as it its theirs," said director Rajeev Kumar.

Ahead of faculty selection at PGIMER, issue of nepotism in the institution comes to fore
Wed, Dec 16, 2020

The selection committee is expected to sit for a round of faculty selections from December 19 to 24 and then again in January, and the letter has seen the light of day a few days before the start of the important and valuable process.

Theatre returns to city after 9 months, with a 3-day festival dedicated to farmers’ protests
Sat, Dec 12, 2020

The 17th Gursharan Singh Naat Utsav by Suchetak Rangmanch opened on Friday at Punjab Kala Bhawan, with the theatre group dedicating the three-day festival to the farmers, supporting and standing by their demands.

Director Health Services, Chandigarh: ‘Fatigue related to Covid-19 should be avoided’
Tue, Dec 08, 2020

Dr Amandeep Kang, Director Health Services, UT in talks about the various strategies they have in place to combat Covid-19 and how people must become partners in preventing another surge.

Farewell to a Beautiful Mind: Professor B S Chavan departs at 59, leaves behind a wealth of work expertise in field of mental health
Sat, Dec 05, 2020

In Chandigarh, Professor Chavan was instrumental in starting comprehensive rehabilitation services in mental health for persons suffering from mental illness, mental retardation, cerebral palsy (CP), autism and multiple disabilities.

Two women from Chandigarh collect medicines, essentials for protesting farmers
Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Not just medicines, many came with handwritten letters for the farmers, many expressing how they feel helpless watching the farmers brave it out alone.

PGI’s ongoing study finds prevalence of GI manifestations in Covid patients
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, pain in abdomen, abdominal discomfort, loss of taste and smell constitute the various GI symptoms being experienced by Covid-19 patients.