Cases surge to 1,447, 116 +ve in single day in Ludhiana

2 more die of Covid; entry to DC office complex curtailed

Cases surge to 1,447, 116 +ve in single day in Ludhiana

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 13

The district today recorded the biggest spike of 116 positive cases in a single day. Besides, two more persons succumbed to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 34. The number of positive cases has now gone to 1,447.

A resident (60) of Dehlon died at the CMCH while the other death, a man from Gurpreet Nagar, Daba, was reported from Civil Hospital.

12 cops infected

Twelve policemen, including Moga DSP, four personnel of the Dakha police station and seven from the city police, have contracted the virus.

Four more healthcare workers have tested positive. In today’s fresh cases, seven persons have tested positive from Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, five from Kidwai Nagar, five from CMC Hospital, four from Rajiv Colony, three from Dashmesh Nagar, four from Daba Lohara, two from Borstal Jail and one from women jail.

Avoid visiting government offices for work: DC

With many officials from the district administration testing positive, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma has curtailed the entry of the public to the DC office complex. Entry will be allowed only in the rarest of the rare case.

“The residents are advised not to visit the government offices for any work and should instead submit their applications, complaints or memorandums through email, Whatsapp or through call. The redressal of problems of residents is also necessary, but the safety and well-being of government officials cannot be ignored as well in public interest. The number of positive cases is increasing with each passing day, and there is a need to break the chain,” said DC while exercising powers under Epidemic Act 1897 and National Disaster Management Act 2005.

Complaint box, WhatsApp number

Besides, a complaint box has been installed on the main gate of the District Administrative Complex, or the complaints/applications/memorandums can be sent at WhatsApp number 6284789829 or by calling at phone number 0161-2403100 from 9 am to 5 pm on any working day.

The DC clarified that a complainant can appear in person only in case of emergency cases. He also directed that hand sanitiser should be kept at the entry points of all government offices and officials should be deputed to check whether visitors are wearing masks, their hands are sanitised or and their temperature is checked with thermal thermometers.

“Memorandums would be accepted only through email/whatsapp. No organisations/person would be allowed to enter the offices for this purpose,” he reiterated.

Where to file applications, complaints

Any applications, complaints or memorandums related to Deputy Commissioner can be sent at dc.ldh@punjabmail.gov.in or dc.ldh@punjab.gov.in, those related to ADC (General) at adcldh@gmail.com, those related to ADC (D) at drdaludhiana@gmail.com, to ADC (Jagraon) at adcjagraon@gmail.com, to SDM (East) at sdm.east.ludhiana@gmail.com, to SDM (West) at sdmldhwest@gmail.com, to SDM Jagraon at sdmoffjgn@gmail.com, to SDM Khanna at sdmkhanna2010@yahoo.com, to SDM Payal at sdmpayal@gmail.com, to SDM Raikot at raikotsdm@gmail.com, to SDM Samrala at sdm1samrala@gmail.com, to the complaint branch at sangatdarshan@gmail.com and regarding the MA branch at mabrldh@gmail.com

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