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Raakhi Jagga


Explained: What to do in case of a Covid emergency
Mon, May 17, 2021

"One should start treatment as per Covid-19 protocol because CT gives a clear picture of lung involvement. RT-PCR has sensitivity of 70 per cent only and there have been cases of false negatives", says Dr Abhimanyu Sharma.

As Centre deflects blame, manufacturer sends team to repair faulty ventilators in Punjab
Fri, May 14, 2021

A team of engineers from the ventilator manufacturer, BEL, reached Faridkot for repairing the faulty gadgets on Thursday. Five faulty ventilators in Faridokot medical college hospital were repaired during the course of the day.

Punjab: As Covid strikes rural areas, villages turn into containment zones
Thu, May 13, 2021

Punjab Government's data reveals that 22 villages have been included in the list of containment or micro-containment zones because of Covid cases being reported from these villages.

‘90% of 320 ventilators sent to Punjab by Centre faulty’
Thu, May 13, 2021

As of today, the Faridkot medical college, which caters to 10 Malwa districts, has only 32 ventilators in working condition.

Covid deaths: Ludhiana crematorium uses new LPG-fired chamber to tackle rush
Wed, May 12, 2021

The first cremation was using this was performed Tuesday at Ramgarhia Shamshanghat, Dholewal. The victim, Uma Pati (60), had succumbed to Covid-19 at Civil Hospital, Ludhiana.

Kisan Social Army not one of us, reiterates SKM
Wed, May 12, 2021

On May 9, the farm leaders came out with a statement that the Kisan Social Army was not a part of SKM movement, reiterating their stand two days later on Tuesday.

Punjab issues rejoining letters to 1,400 National Health Mission staffers on strike, most return
Wed, May 12, 2021

NHM workers are demanding regularisation of their pay scales. Most of the employees are on Covid duties and even in vaccination drives in Punjab.

Explained: How to be a caregiver of a Covid-19 patient
Wed, May 12, 2021

A caregiver is one who should stay home and monitor the health of Covid patients. The Indian Express finds out how to be a caregiver of a Covid patient without infecting yourself.

Only 232 vacant ventilator beds in Punjab, occupancy of L-2, L-3 beds up by 163%
Tue, May 11, 2021

This poor show is despite the fact that Punjab Health Minister Balbir Sidhu had recently stated that the government has spent Rs 1,000 crore over the past year to upgrade the health infrastructure.

Punjab: 8 Covid deaths in week shocks Sangrur villages
Mon, May 10, 2021

According to locals, four of the five deceased were from the same family, and three of them had tested positive for the virus.

Good post-Covid care critical for better, quick recovery, say doctors
Tue, May 11, 2021

Families often tend to have many questions regarding post-Covid management of patients, which can be both tricky and critical. Doctors detail the dos and dont's

Ludhiana: Pyres burn late into the evening as volunteers work overtime to cremate Covid dead
Sun, May 09, 2021

As Sharma spoke to The Indian Express on Thursday, Ludhiana hospitals had reported over 1,800 deaths out of which around 300 were from outside the district.

Farmers defy weekend Covid curfew, stage protests across Punjab
Sun, May 09, 2021

Whiles unions had given a call ‘lockdown todo, bazar kholo', but hardly any shops opened during the protest time. Farmer unions were seen staging protests in closed market places.

Punjab: After CM asks DC to review curbs, district-wise directions roll out
Sat, May 08, 2021

Ludhiana DC Varinder Kumar Sharma has ordered that all shops in the district can open from 5am till noon from Monday to Friday. Curfew will be imposed in the city after that for all categories of shops, private offices.

After Punjab CM asks DC to review Covid curbs, district-wise directions roll out
Sat, May 08, 2021

Curfew passes need to be issued by administration for office employees commuting on vehicles other than bicycles. Banks, government offices will operate with 50 per cent strength and will be closed on weekends.

Portable trolley in Ludhiana crematorium to ease space crunch
Fri, May 07, 2021

This movable trolley, made of iron frame and fire bricks, was first used Wednesday at Dholewal crematorium managed by Ramgarhia Educational Council.

Punjab Gurdwaras launch 25-bed ‘oxygen langar’ for Covid patients in Alamgir
Thu, May 06, 2021

The Covid ward at the Alamgir Gurdwara will cater to level 1 and level 2 Covid patients with each bed being equipped with oxygen concentrators.

Farm unions to protest against Covid curbs across Punjab on May 8
Thu, May 06, 2021

Union leaders accused the government of creating panic in the name of second wave.

Punjab shopkeepers protest closure of non-essential shops
Wed, May 05, 2021

The Meena Bazar Association, Beopar Mandal Ludhiana staged protest at two different locations Tuesday saying that either Punjab should impose full lockdown or they should allow all kinds of shops to open from 10 am to 5pm.

Explained: Proning, and how it can help Covid-19 patients breathe easier
Tue, May 11, 2021

The benefits of proning, and how it can save lives at a time when liquid oxygen supply and shortage has emerged as one of the major flashpoints between states and the central government.

Lockdown on, farmer unions to pare numbers, implement Covid protocols
Tue, May 04, 2021

The state governments of both Punjab and Haryana have imposed limited lockdowns to halt the transmission of the virus.

Stories of Covid grief and loss: How second wave is sparing no one
Mon, May 03, 2021

The diversity in the pool of people testing positive across social and economic strata is proof positive that the virus is sparing no one.

‘We have reached the outer limit… hibernate for a week’: Ludhiana DC
Sat, May 01, 2021

Urging Ludhiana residents to be cautious and to stay at home, Sharma said that the city produces 1,800 cylinders a day, while the consumption is 2800 cylinders.

Oxygen shortage: It is hand-to-mouth existence, says Punjab health minister
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Sidhu said, "We are just hand-to-mouth in terms of oxygen supply to various hospitals of Punjab. We get around 105 MT oxygen from other states, which is coming in limited quantities. We are trying our best."

Big surge in number of patients on ventilators
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

A total of 90 patients were placed on ventilators from April 22 to April 28 as compared to 36 between April 15 and April 21.