Rajeev Jain, owner of Rajindra Engineers which makes bicycle parts, said, “Water entered the halls where manufacturing is done. Cartons of raw material have been damaged and exact damage will be assessed when water goes out of the factories.
Ludhiana has the maximum number of Covid patients in Punjab and has reported the maximum number of deaths due to the virus as well. Despite this, the district has been reeling under a shortage of ‘level 3’ beds (meant for critical patients).
Relatives of a 51-year-old positive patient have alleged that he was made to sit in a wheelchair for two hours. Later in isolation ward, his wife stayed overnight in the ward exposing herself to infection. Even a cousin wearing a PPE kit went to Covid ward for 20 minutes to see his patient.
The maximum new admissions has happened in the pre-primary section — 97,460, an increase of 43.21 per cent compared to last year — with a total strength of 3.23 lakh students as compared to 2.25 lakh students in the last financial year.
Out of total 761 beds available for Covid care in the district (450 in government facilities and 311 in private), a major chunk -- 685 beds -- is for Level 1 and Level 2 patients. The remaining 76 beds for critical Covid care seem too less for the most thickly populated district of Punjab.
Since April 18, Ramgarhia cremation ground in Ludhiana has seen cremations of 85 coronavirus patients. The crematorium has only one LPG chamber, which was set up four years back, but had remained unused till the pandemic outbreak.
Villagers have been protesting for the past 71 days, demanding their rights to do group farming on village panchayat land reserved for Dalits. They have been sitting on dharna in vacant agriculture fields since May 20.
A closer look at the inventory of the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital (GGSMCH) revealed that it shares load of critical patients from Bathinda, Mansa, Muktsar, Moga, Ferozepur, Fazilka and Faidkot.
On Friday, a large number of these protesters had also staged a dharna at the grain market of Sangrur defying Covid-19 guidelines. An FIR under the Disaster Management Act was lodged against Mukesh Malaud, president of ZPSC, members Gurmukh Singh, Bikkar Singh and 60 unidentified people
Simarjeet Kaur of Budhlada had taken Maths, Economics, Fine Arts as elective subjects apart from English, Punjabi and Environment Studies as compulsory subjects. She got full marks in Environment Studies, Punjabi while scoring one mark less in English in the boards.