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Probe Aushadhi store’s working

Amritsar: The Employees’ Welfare Association at the Jallianwala Bagh Martyr’s Memorial Civil Hospital has written to the DC demanding an inquiry into the working of the Jan Aushadhi store at the hospital. Chairman Rakesh Sharma said recently a huge stock of medicines, which allegedly belonged to the Jan Aushadhi store, was found in a washroom illegally converted into a store. “The store was opened to provide medicine to patients at economical rates, but the pharmacist was indulging in malpractices to earn profits,” said Rakesh Sharma, adding that probe into the sale and purchase record of the store should be conducted. TNS

Anti-people policies flayed

Tarn Taran: The Bhagwan Valmiki Shakti Saganthan organised a protest against the increasing prices of petroleum products and other essential commodities on Sunday. They burnt an effigy of the Central Government. Manjit Singh Mintoo and Singh Sindbad condemned the policies of the Centre. Mintoo said life of all sections of society a has become miserable. Sindbad said increasing prices of petroleum products has ruined agriculture, labourers, industry and other establishments. OC

18,000 Sedative pills seized

Amritsar: The police seized 18,000 sedative pills from a house in Ganpati Vihar on Majitha Road on Saturday. The Verka police got a tip-off that Sonu, who lives in Ganpati Vihar, was involved in drug trafficking. A raid was conducted at his residence. The suspect was not present in the house. A case under the NDPS act was registered. In another case, the police have busted an illegal distillery in Verka and arrested Balwinder Singh. They recovered 200 litres of illicit liquor from the spot. A case under the Excise Act has been registered. TNS

Teenage girl abducted

Tarn Taran: Manga Singh of Harike abducted a girl in her teens from the Patti city on Friday on the pretext of marrying her. The victim was a Class VIII student. Her parents were not at home then. Her father alleged that the accused also took seven tola gold and cash Rs50,000 from the locker. The police have registered a case under Sections 363, 366-A, 380 and 453 of the IPC. OC

465 ventilators dispatched

Amritsar: ASR Charitable Trust dispatched 465 ventilators to various government and private hospitals in the state to provide better medical care to Covid patients. Harminder Kaur, trustee, said: “We had dispatched the machines to hospitals after receiving these from the Kent Foundation in the US.” He said the machines include 450 NIVs and 15 high-flow ventilators. Joint secretary Damanjit Singh said ventilators have also been sent to various hospitals in Uttarakhand, MP and Chandigarh. He said the aim is to help hospitals prepare for the anticipated third wave. TNS

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