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61 posts of docs vacant at govt hospitalsA woman carries a disabled child to the Civil Hospital in Bathinda. A File photograph

61 posts of docs vacant at govt hospitals

There are 110 sanctioned posts of MBBS doctors at government hospitals and health centres in the district20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA:The state and Central Government may claim that providing good quality medical facilities to the public is one of their primary concerns, their claims are not yet corroborated by the ground reality.

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Nikhila Pant Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, July 19

The state and Central Government may claim that providing good quality medical facilities to the public is one of their primary concerns, their claims are not yet corroborated by the ground reality. 

In Bathinda district alone, there is an acute shortage of MBBS doctors. As against the 110 sanctioned posts of MBBS doctors at government hospitals and health centres, 61 posts are lying vacant. 

The shortage is not only limited to MBBS doctors but has extended to specialist doctors as well. 

The situation has come to such a pass that the facility of ultrasound is available only for two hours at the Bathinda Civil Hospital in absence of permanent radiologist. 

Despite the fact that at least 450-500 deliveries are conducted at the hospital every month, the expectant women have to either spend money on getting their ultrasounds done from private centres or wait for their turn at the Civil Hospital where a radiologist comes two hours in the morning. 

Either leaving for studying further or for greener pastures, nine MBBS doctors left government health centres in the district in the past one year. 

While seven doctors resigned from their jobs, two left for pursuing higher studies to gain specialisation in their profession. 

Speaking to Bathinda Tribune, Civil Surgeon Dr Hari Narayan Singh said all hospitals in the state were facing staff shortage for quite a long time now. 

However, he has assured that he would make sure that at every sub-divisional hospital, a gynaecologist would be available.

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Property tax: Chaos at MC office due to technical snag

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20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Chaos was witnessed today in front of the property tax money deposit counter at the Municipal Corporation office as a there was a technical snag in a computer.

Association protests against ‘anti-people’ banking reforms

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20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: On the occasion of the 48th anniversary of bank nationalisation in India, bankers observed July 19 as ‘Save Public Sector Banks Day’.

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20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab State District DC Office Employees Union today submitted a memorandum of demands, addressed to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, to Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra.

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20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: SAD leader and Zila Parishad chairman Gurpreet Singh Maluka today accused the Congress of forcefully trying to grab the management of the co-operative bank and accused the bank officials of dilly-dallying in giving election-related information to the SAD candidates.

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20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Six persons of a family have been booked in a dowry case.

3 booked for pasting fake job posters

20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Three persons have been booked for pasting fake posters about providing jobs in Guru Gobind Singh Refinery.

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Leaking water pipes creating problems for residents

20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: City residents are irked over the leakage of water pipes in various parts of the city.

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Street vendors still wait for permanent sites in markets

20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The initiatives of the Municipal Corporation implement the Street Vendor Livelihood Act in the city have not borne fruits.

Flyover construction on without safety measures

20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The ongoing construction of the flyover on Barnala highway at Bibiwala Chowk is posing threat to the commuters.

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20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

Bathinda: A 17-year-old girl was raped by a resident of the Sukhpeer road area who allegedly enticed her on the pretext of marriage.

Dangling wires pose risk to residents

Dangling wires pose risk to residents

20 Jul 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: With the onset of monsoon, the uncovered electric wires hanging from poles in streets and roads, particularly in congested localities, have become dangerous.

5 held with liquor, poppy husk

19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Kotfatta police have arrested a person and recovered 300 bottles of illicit liquor from a Honda City car (DL-CH-5714) from Jassi Pau Wali village.

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BATHINDA: Around a dozen areas in the city are facing water scarcity as one 250 horsepower motor and another 40 horsepower pump installed at Growth Centre water station are lying defunct due to some technical defect.

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19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

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2 held, 6 booked in assault cases

19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police have booked eight persons in four cases of which two were arrested.

Short spell of rain brings respite from sultry weather

Short spell of rain brings respite from sultry weather

19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: The city and its adjoining areas witnessed a short spell of rain this afternoon.

MCB spends Rs 31 lakh on marking traffic lines, has no info on rules

19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: Confusion prevails over new zebra crossing and yellow lines marked in the city by the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB).

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Villagers accuse police of inaction

19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: The family members of the youth, who was murdered at Maur Khurd village 10 days ago, today staged a protest and demanded immediate arrest of the accused.

Gang of thieves busted, 24 bikes recovered

Gang of thieves busted, 24 bikes recovered

19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: The police have busted a gang of thieves active in the city for the last six months by arresting six persons while two of its members are absconding.

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Pragma Hospital found flouting rules

19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa Civil Hospital and Pragma Hospital in Bathinda were today found to be not adhering to the guidelines pertaining to the treatment of medical waste.

Burglars target three govt schools in a week

19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: Burglars targeted three government schools in the district in the past one week and decamped with material worth more than Rs 10 lakh, including LED TVs and computers.

Zila Parishad auction comes to nothing

Zila Parishad auction comes to nothing

19 Jul 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: In the auction held by the Zila Parishad (ZP) to rent out shops in its new building, the ZP managed to rent out only one shop out of the 22 and four booths located on the first and second floors of the building.

Alumni meet organised

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: The (BFCMT) Baba Farid College of Management and Technology, organised an alumni meet “Samyukt 2017”, in order to reunite the previous pass out batches of MBA, starting from 2008 to 2014.

Four held with liquor, drugs

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

Bathinda: The police have arrested four persons with illicit liquor and one with poppy husk.

F&CC meeting on July 20

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has scheduled its Finance & Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting for July 20.

Dhobi Mahasabha meeting held

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: A meeting of the Dhobi Mahasabha was held in the city.

Murder of pastor: Christian body submits memo

Murder of pastor: Christian body submits memo

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the United Christian Welfare Association gave a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner regarding the murder of pastor Sultan Masih.

BDA holds camp for physically disabled

BDA holds camp for physically disabled

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) held a camp for physically disabled persons at the Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital in the city.

725 drug peddlers held in four months

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police have arrested 725 persons under different Sections of the Excise and NDPS Act in the past four months.

2-wheeler thieves now satisfied with tyres, battery

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Thieves of two-wheelers have started a new trend in which they steal remove tyres and batteries of vehicles and place its remaining structure at some secluded place.

No major clue yet in Maur bomb blast

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: No substantial clue has been found in the Maur bomb blast case after five and a half months of the incident.

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Stinky water at Joggers’ Park puts off visitors

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Thick algae, stagnant water, foul smell and mosquitoes have turned the four lakes at Joggers’ Park into pools of mess.

Sudden downpour brings respite from heat and humidity

Sudden downpour brings respite from heat and humidity

18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Bathinda city and its adjoining areas heaved a sigh of relief as the city experienced a sudden downpour in the evening.

High Court orders stay on construction of NH-15 toll plaza

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18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

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18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: The police have busted a gang of burglars by arresting five persons while two of its members are absconding.

PRTC halts city bus service on outer routes

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18 Jul 2017 | 12:12 AM

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