P&H High Court Reviews COVID Situation In Haryana, Punjab & Chandigarh UT

first_imgNews UpdatesP&H High Court Reviews COVID Situation In Haryana, Punjab & Chandigarh UT LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 May 2021 8:04 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday asked the States of Punjab, Haryana and UT of Chandigarh alongwith representative of Central Govt. regarding various issues arising due to Covid 19 pandemic.Beside other things relevant health issues like shortage of ventilators in Govt Hospital Chandigarh, wastage of vials of vaccine, over burdened ambulance facilities shortage of medical staff, allocation of oxygen were also taken up by the division bench comprising of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh.The bench reviewed the availability of ventilators in Govt. Hospital, Sector 16 Chandigarh and noted that only 6 ventilators are functional in the hospital and despite large number of patients pouring in for medical help. The counsel of Punjab brought to the notice of Court that out of 82 ventilators supplied only 71 are faulty. It was highlighted by Punjab that there is an urgent need of Remdsivir Injections and 4 lacs of vials of covishield vaccine immediately. The Advocate General Haryana submitted that medical officers as well as final year medical students have been taken in the loop for providing tele-consultation. The Bench also raised query about the wastage of vaccine in the State of Haryana, on which the response has been prayed to be submitted on next date of hearing. It has been also submitted that a cap has been put on the rates/charges of treatment by private hospitals and they are being closely monitored. About the spread of disease in the rural areas, it has been submitted that a plan has been drawn up and Senior Administrative Officer has been deputed for every District in Haryana to monitor the situation. That apart, Physical inspection in all rural areas/Districts is being carried out.The Bench has directed submission of detailed report of the work done at ground level. It has been further submitted by Senior Standing Counsel U.T that in view of the order passed by Hon’ble Bench dated 7.5.2021, a common strategy has been drawn up by the Administration of all the three Districts alongwith Directorate Health Services of all the 3 Districts i.e. Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali. It has been decided to hold meetings twice a week to review the situation and to take measures accordingly.A meeting in this regard has already been undertaken on 11.05.2021 and it has been decided that In case of emergency anywhere in the tricity, the concerned authorities would provide oxygen, medicines and medical equipment like ventilators etc. to each other to avoid any untoward incident. That apart a request has also been made that a separate quota of 5 MT of liquid oxygen be exclusively kept for PGIMER. Steps had also been taken to ensure rational use of oxygen. A senior PCS officer has been deputed to see supply of oxygen to private hospitals as per daily quota, is made in time.Additional Solicitor General of India submitted that after the order dated 7.5.2021 passed by Hon’ble Bench, Government of India has increased the oxygen supply to Punjab from 227 MT to 247 MT and to Haryana from 267 MT to 307 MT. He further submitted that the request made by the State of Punjab for supply of six more containers and release of pending quantity of Remdesivir injections and vaccine shall be looked into forthwith. As regards 71 faulty ventilators to the State of Punjab, he submits that the matter shall be examined immediately and necessary steps taken for rectifying the fault, if any, at the earliest. He further submits that sufficient number of PSA Generators have been supplied to various Government Hospitals in UT, Chandigarh which all are functional now. The request of 5 MT of oxygen for PGIMER exclusively, would also be processed expeditiously. The Bench while addressing the issues directed that Nodal Agencies of all the Districts may monitor ambulance facilities being provided by private operators and voluntary agencies, NGOs etc. may be roped in for the service. It has also been directed to examine the possibility of providing more ventilators to GMSH-16, Chandigarh hospital as the same is centrally located and patients normally approach the said hospital in the first instance. As regards the need for supporting staff, the issue may be examined by the Secretary, Health. If it is found that more staff is required in this emergency situation, he is at liberty to recruit the same on contract basis, in case a provision to this effect exists in the rules. It has been directed by Hon’ble Bench that PGIMER be provided full co-operation in every respect for its smooth and efficient functioning. It has been desired by the Bench that all the three States may impress upon the private diagnostic centres to reasonably slash their rates for CT Scan for Covid patients.Lastly, the bench also mentioned that since under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) incorporated in Section 135 of the Companies Act, it is obligatory for the Companies to contribute at least 2% of their profit as social responsibility to the society in this period of crisis generated due to pandemic. The bench has left it to the three States to ask the corporate houses to participate in fighting the crisis by providing ambulances, oxygen beds, ventilators, CT Scan machines etc. to Government Hospitals so that economically weaker strata of the society has easy access to such facilities. Click here to read/download the orderTags#Punjab and Haryana High Court Punjab Justice Rajan Gupta Next Storylast_img read more

Ocean City Opens Locations for In-Person Beach Tag Sales

first_imgThe deadline to purchase seasonal beach tags at the discounted price of $20 is extended to June 30. In-person sales of 2020 seasonal Ocean City beach tags are now open and available at the following locations:City Hall: At the reception desk. Hours are 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays (including Memorial Day).Music Pier/Box Office Window: Purchase from the window. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center: Purchase from the window. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Henry Knight Building: Purchase from the lobby. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.34th Street Information Center: Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Beach tags are also on sale online and by mail at www.ocnj.us/beachtags. The deadline for purchase of discounted ($20) seasonal tags has been extended to June 30. Beach tags are not required until June 6.Military beach tags are available at City Hall, the Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center and the Music Pier with proper ID. See www.ocnj.us/beachtags for more information.Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines when purchasing beach tags; stay 6 feet apart in line, wear a face covering, and wash or sanitize your hands after the transaction.last_img read more

AVB needs third – Allardyce

first_img He added: “He’s done great hasn’t he taking over from Harry? But fourth is the same as Harry and you know what we’re like in football – they’ll say ‘Oh well, Harry done that’. “I think they’re good enough to finish third or fourth. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. I think if they continue to maintain the top players fit they’ve got a really good chance and they might even get into that third spot. I was particularly impressed with them when we played them, their front line was outstanding.” Gareth Bale scored once with ex-Hammer Jermain Defoe bagging a brace as Spurs ran out 3-1 winners when the two sides met at White Hart Lane in November. But Allardyce has overseen wins over the likes of Chelsea at Upton Park, where his side have also held Manchester United and Manchester City to draws. And the 58-year-old believes home advantage could prove the difference on Monday. “You can only be as good as your players are. If you’ve got great players you’ll get the results and I think they’ve got some great players at Tottenham and they’re really producing,” he said. “We know we’ve got a game on our hands on Monday but we’re a different team at home and we enjoy playing against the big boys. It seems to bring the best out of our players and hopefully it will be the same on Monday.” West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes Andre Villas-Boas has to guide Tottenham to a place in the top three of the Barclays Premier League to truly win over the club’s supporters. Villas-Boas replaced Harry Redknapp as Spurs boss after chairman Daniel Levy sacked the 65-year-old despite the former Portsmouth manager guiding the club to fourth place last season. The Hammers entertain Spurs on Monday night with Villas-Boas’ side currently occupying fourth spot once more, but Allardyce said: “They’ve got to finish higher than fourth haven’t they? That’s the pressure for him.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 16: When Fans Got Thrills Aplenty

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In the headline bout, Nigeria’s Rilwan ‘Real One’ Oladosu of Nigeria defeated Benjamin Lamptey of Ghana to clinch the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight title. In the other international bout, reigning African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Nigeria’s Otto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph knocked out Ghana’s, Emmanuel Mensah.The much anticipated rematch between Waidi Usman and Chibuzor Obi provided an anti-climax, with the latter’s defeat by knockout in the second round of a national featherweight challenge bout.A few debutants had their first moments of professional glory. These were products of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search from the last two editions of the programme. Waheed Shogbamu conquered stage fright to achieve a first-round knockout victory over Azeez Tijani in a national light welterweight challenge bout. In the same weight category, Adeyemi Adekanla defeated the more experienced Ganiyu Kolawole via a split decision. Opeyemi Elijah, GOtv NextGen Search 4, showed what is to come by defeating Sheriff Ogunbanjo in a super bantamweight clash, while Aminu  Akintayo did the business on Mutiu Lawal.The biggest winner on the night, however, was the little known Taiwo Agbaje, whose explosive encounter against Tope Musa in a national lightweight challenge got the crowd jumping from start to finish.For his efforts, Agbaje was voted best boxer on the night, winning the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and a cash prize of N1.5 million. The Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, erupted in wild cheers just after the bell signalling the start of the sixth of the 12-round national light heavyweight title bout. The cheer was for the underdog, Adewale Masebinu, whose brutality over five rounds forced the corner of his opponent and pre-bout favourite, Kabiru Towolawi, to throw in the towel. This was the scene from the Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of GOtv Boxing Night 16, on Sunday.The fans’ exuberance was a feature throughout the duration of the event, which featured nine fights, including the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight title bout and an international lightweight challenge contest. On parade were exciting mix of big-name pairings and a crop of debutants hoping to worm their way into the mind boxing-watching public. As early as 2pm, snaking queues of spectators had formed at entrances to the hall itching two see action in the nine bouts scheduled. The fans hunger was understandable, given that the event was making its return to Lagos from Ibadan, where it held in July.last_img read more