|Friday, May 12, 2000,
DHARNA: On a call given by the Punjab Pharmacists Association, pharmacists of this district staged a dharna in front of the Civil Surgeons office here on Wednesday in protest against the callous behaviour of the Civil Surgeon, Hoshiarpur, towards their demands. Mr Surinder Ghai, Secretary, District Pharmacists Association, alleged that the Health Department had become a den of corruption. He demanded action against the Civil Surgeon.
CASE REGISTERED: The police has registered a case against Shiv Kumar, Manager, Hoshiarpur Gas Agency, on a charge of charging extra money from a customer. Mr R.P. Mittal, SSP, said on Wednesday that there were several complaints against the agency.
THREE KILLED: Mohammad
Shakoor (30), Mohammad Naasar (14) and Sardar Ali (28),
residents of Raikot Phatak, the Saraud road and Madina
Basati, respectively, were killed on Wednesday in a
collision between a tempo and a truck at Campa Cola Chowk
on the Malerkota-Ludhiana road.
TECHNICAL TRIAL RANGES: To commemorate the National Technology Day, the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) opened its technical trial ranges at Ramgarh, near here, for the public. Various high technological capabilities and state-of-the-art technology used in the field of advance armament research were demonstrated on the occasion. TBRL Officiating Director, Dr S.K. Vasudeva, emphasised the role of TBRL during the last decade in the field of design, development and evaluation of armaments.
DISPENSARIES: Mr S.P. Jand, President of the Residents Welfare Society, has urged the UT Finance-cum-Health Secretary, Mr Rakesh Singh, to open more ayurvedic and homoepathic dispensaries in Chandigarh. He has urged the Health Secretary to get buildings constructed for the Sector 46 and 33 government ayurvedic dispensaries, since these are presently functioning from government quarters. Mr Jand had earlier brought the matter to the notice of the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, when he had visited the Sector 45 polyclinic for its inauguration.
DISPENSARY ISSUE IN LS: The local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, on Wednesday took up the matter of delay in the opening of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in the city in the Lok Sabha. He pointed out that at present 25,000 Central Government employees and 10,000 pensioners reside in Chandigarh and adjoining towns. The retirees have been making this demand for the past two decades. Its establishment will result in savings on account of expenditure incurred on medical reimbursement. Mr Bansal emphasised that it is also a social obligation of the state towards the senior citizens.
GATE RALLY: The joint action committee of the Sector 16 General Hospital held a gate meeting on Wednesday in support of their demands such as hike in prices, privatisation of various government departments and grant of patient-care allowance. The union of Class IV employees working in the hospital and dispensaries has already submitted a memorandum listing its demands.
DONATED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, flagged off five trucks of fodder for the drought-hit Rajasthan from here on Wednesday. According to official sources, residents of Moi Majri, Sitawali, Juan, Mahra, Chitana, Pinana, Basodi, Palra, Kurar, and Hassanpur villages have donated it voluntarily on an appeal made by the Haryana Chief Minister.
CAMPAIGN: The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, which recently launched a campaign to recover the pending bills, has so far recovered more than Rs 1 crore. The nigam has extended the date for depositing the bills till May 15. All collection centres of the nigam will work on May 14, according to Mr S.K. Honda, Superintending Engineer, UHBVN.
DEMANDED: Residents of
the industrial area and mandi area on Thursday demanded
transfer of the SDO, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam,
and an inquiry into the complaints about frequent power
breakdowns and low voltage. They also alleged that the
official concerned was indifferent to their complaints.
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