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One of twins born in hospital park dies

One of twins born in hospital park dies

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Ludhiana: One of the twins born in the park of the Civil Hospital here on Thursday died today. A woman had given birth to a boy and girl. After the birth of the twins, they were referred to the PGI as it was a pre-mature delivery, but the family brought the twins back and got them admitted in the CMCH, where the baby girl died. Meanwhile, SMO, Dr Hatinder, has constituted a three-member board to inquire into the matter. The board members include Dr Surabhi, Dr Alisha and Dr Renu. The resident of Dhuri Lines was admitted to Mother and Child Hospital on Wednesday and on Thursday was asked to get the Echo test done from the CMCH. The couple was not provided ambulance and when the woman started going towards the gate of the hospital on foot, she started having labour pains. There she gave birth to the twins in the park while her family members were inside the hospital arranging for ambulance. TNS

Sewa kendras to remain open today

Ludhiana: All sewa kendras in the district will remain open on Sunday, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said here today. He said yellow cardholder/accredited journalists, smart ration card beneficiaries, construction workers, small traders, and J-form holder farmers could get their e-cards made by visiting their nearest sewa kendra, common service centres (CSCs) or suwidha kendras for availing the benefit of the Punjab Government’s ambitious cashless health programme Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (AB-SSBY). The DC said the beneficiaries had to pay Rs 30 for card generation. He said they had to carry their Aadhaar cards while visiting these establishments to avail on-the-spot enrolment and e-card generation facilities. Sharma said the beneficiaries could claim cashless treatment up to Rs 5 lakh under the scheme. He said the list of empanelled hospitals and eligibility of the beneficiaries could be viewed at the official website sha.punjab.gov.in. The scheme offered 1,579 packages to the beneficiaries, including 180 packages, reserved for public hospitals of which 25 packages were referable to private hospitals.

Father-son duo kills man

Ludhiana: A father-son duo killed a man over an old enmity on the Dhandra road, falling in the jurisdiction of the Sadar police station. The Sadar police registered a case against Mohan Sahni and his son Abhishek Sahni in this regard. SHO Sadar Jagdev Singh said the deceased Pashupati Jha, a native of Uttar Pradesh, was staying at Inder Singh Nagar, on the Dhandra road for the past few years and was running a provisional store there. The duo had reportedly old enmity with the victim and today when Mohan and his son met Pashupati, they started having heated arguments with him. The man and his son allegedly pushed Pashupati, resulting in his head hitting the footpath and his death on the spot. Both accused fled from the spot after the incident. The police have begun probing the matter. TNS

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