March of the faith(ful) - ECAS Punjab

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Amritsar: On the occasion of 416th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, a 'nagar kirtan' was taken out from Gurdwara Ramsar Sahib to the Golden Temple. A 'Jalau' (show of splendour) was displayed at the Sanctum Sanctorum, Akal Takht and Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai, while Gurmat Samagam was held. A large number of devotees paid obeisance at the shrine, which was illuminated at night

2 accused escape from Ferozepur hospital

Ferozepur: Two accused admitted to the Civil Hospital here after testing positive for Covid managed to escape on Wednesday. They have been identified as Tinku and Bachhitar Singh. Amarinder Singh, SHO, Sadar police station, said the accused were arrested on August 11 in two separate cases. Before sending them to the jail, their swab samples were collected. After they tested positive, they were admitted to the Civil Hospital on August 17. Pardeep Mohindra, SMO, said despite the presence of security guards, the duo managed to flee. OC

More health packages under insurance scheme

Chandigarh: To ensure the maximum benefits of Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY) to people of the state, the Punjab Government has decided to increase the health packages from 1,393 to 1,579 being offered to the eligible beneficiaries. Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said "At least 767 hospitals have been empanelled by the state in the first year of this scheme. Secondary and tertiary care treatments are being provided free of cost to the beneficiaries in these hospitals." TNS

Distribute oximeters to curb spread: AAP

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said the state government should ramp up medical facilities at various government hospitals and Covid care centres and accelerate the pace of distribution of oximeters to take the Covid situation hands down. In a statement, Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema said the AAP government in Delhi had been actively engaged in distributing oximeters in Covid-prone areas. He said the party had decided to kick off a campaign to distribute oximeters to the needy in Punjab. TNS

Online programme on disaster response held

Chandigarh: To sensitise the administrative authorities and other stakeholders on disaster management, the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration in collaboration with the National Institute of Disaster Management organised a three-day online training programme on "Incident Response System: Basic amp; Intermediate". Launching the event, KBS Sidhu, Special Chief Secretary, stressed the need for coordination at individual, societal and institutional levels to undertake preparedness measures to minimise the effect of any kind of disaster and ensure a swift response to reduce losses. TNS



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