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Ivy Healthcare bags ‘Best hospital network’ in Punjab award


Ivy Healthcare Group, Mohali has been chosen for ‘Best hospital network’ in Punjab award during Medical Excellence Awards ceremony at a hotel in Chandigarh today.

Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare gave away this prestigious award to Gurtej Singh, chairman and Dr. Kanwaldeep, medical director of the Group .

Civil Surgeon reviews various health programs and schemes


Civil Surgeon Dr. Adarshpal Kaur held a monthly review meeting with the District Program Officers and Senior Medical Officers and gave instructions for more effective implementation of various health programs and schemes. Emphasizing on the prevention of dengue, malaria, chikungunya and other diseases that mostly occur in the rainy season, the civil surgeon asked all the officials to make people more aware about the symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment of these diseases and step up house-to-house anti-dengue drive. She said although the cases of dengue fever are very less this year compared to last year, still vigilance is very important.

         Dr. Adarshpal Kaur also asked the officials to make the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign a success. Taking stock of the preparations of ‘Aam Aadmi Clinics’ starting from August 15, the Civil Surgeon said that as of now all the 14 clinics are to be functional in the district on August 15 and concerned officials should ensure that all the arrangements are in place.

           The civil surgeon specifically directed the doctors not to prescribe medicines which are available at outside chemist shops. She further said that patients should be given medicines from the hospital pharmacy itself. She said that emergency teams and kits should be ready in ambulances at all times. Health officials were asked to pay special attention to cleanliness in the hospitals as well. She said that punctuality and discipline must be maintained in every hospital and timely attendance of staff is mandatory. She further said that the staff dealing directly with the public should be present in their seats. She added that corruption or bribery in any government hospital or institution will not be tolerated at all.

          Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr. Renu Singh, Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr. Parvinder Pal Kaur, District Immunization officer Dr Girish Dogra, District Health Officer Dr. Subhash Kumar, District Epidemiologist Dr. Akshay Kumar, Dr. Harmandeep Kaur, all senior medical officers etc. were present in the meeting.

Mohali Industrial Economic Zone on BTR a boon for pharma industry


Mohali Industrial Economic Zone (MIEZ) coming up on the Banur-Tepla Road (BTR) spread over 250 acres of land, will be the first of its kind planned industrial park of the region. Its best-in-class infrastructure, connectivity to the international airport, National Highways, skilled workforce, easy access to vendors and storage facilities make MIEZ BTR an ideal destination for pharmaceutical players.

“MIEZ-BTR has the connectivity advantage. Its proximity to Mohali and Chandigarh also addresses the concern of skilled workforce while semiskilled workers will have the advantage of affordable and quality life in and around Banur. Tax exemptions and other benefits from the Government of Punjab will be another boon for MIEZ BTR,” said Neenu Mittal,  Forgo Pharmaceuticals, Baddi.

While Baddi in Himachal Pradesh located near Chandigarh is known for being a hub for pharma big wigs, the upcoming option in the form of MIEZ -BTR could become a centre of attraction for those interested in putting up their pharma units in the economic zone.

“The major issues which pharma players face, in particular those falling in MSME category, are the problems related to receiving and storing raw materials, shrinking manufacturing process areas, locational constraints of quality control section, problems of storing finished and rejected drugs etc. Most of them do not have enough space for offices.  Pharma MSMEs’ need a one point solution to every issue related to the pharma industry,” said Vaneet Jain of Ultratech Pharmaceuticals, Baddi.

Piyush Kansal, a Director with Royale Estate Group(REG), promoter of MIEZ BTR, while talking about the benefits of establishing an enterprise in the planned Industrial zone said, “Pharmaceutical industries will get  a resolution to all issues they face. We will have smooth systems of receiving raw materials and adequate storage for these, elaborate manufacturing process areas, quality control mechanisms etc. MIEZ will provide all these aspects.”

Neeraj Kansal, MD, REG SAID , “MIEZ BTR is going to be a state-of-the-art industrial park. It is much suitable for the pharmaceutical cluster. The site of the park is just 21 kms away from the International Airport Mohali and in the vicinity of Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC). The Industrial Park is powered by wide roads, efficient power supply, common effluent treatment, solid waste management, business and exhibition centre, R&D centre etc.”

“It is true that Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN) enjoys the sobriquet of being Asia’s biggest pharmaceutical hub, however Punjab government is making concerted efforts to promote Mohali as a pharma destination. To attract key players, the state government is coming up with a new industrial policy, looking forward to continuing a lot of incentives and exemptions. Infrastructure facilities like MIEZ BTR will certainly attract pharma investors,” added Ashwani Mehta of Asterisk Health Care, Una.

 Ashish Mittal, also a Director with REG said, “With the growth potential and in a competitive ecosystem, around 115 pharmaceutical companies are already in Mohali and its periphery. An investor under the Invest Punjab will have the advantage of 100 per cent exemption of stamp duty, 100 per cent exemption of electricity duty for seven years, and 100 per cent exemption from property tax. There will be an investment subsidy too.”

 Punjab has several bulk drug manufacturers of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and Key Starting Materials (KSMs). Several pharma players such as Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries, DSM, Ind-Swift, Nectar Lifesciences and some other formulation units have established their base in Mohali. Affordable facility and regulatory ease will make an infra hub like MIEZ BTR a bright spot for pharma players.



The district administration SAS Nagar along with Forest division SAS Nagar today kickstarted the ‘Shaheed e Azam, Sardar Bhagat Singh hariyawal laher’ the flagship green scheme of the Government. The function in this regard was held at City Park sector 68, SAS Nagar. Mr.Kulwant Singh,ML A assembly constituency, SAS Nagar attended this function as chief guest whereas Mr. Amit Talwar, Deputy Commissioner was the guest of honour. Other officials of District Administration, 2 Battalion of CRPF, Local NGOs, School Children were also present at the occasion along with many other participants from all walks of life.

           Disclosing this in a press communique Mr. Kanwar Deep Singh, Divisional Forest Officer said that this scheme is a celebration of 115 birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh under which fifty thousand plants will be planted in each of the 115 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of the State. The concerned MLA s will be the guiding force to undertake plantations in their constituency.

           He said that today a large single day plantation drive and Van Mahautsav under this scheme was held in Mohali Constituency at City Park sector 68 Mohali. The program had a display of Forest Rakhis , an  innovative all organic product made from forest produce of by Self-help groups of Forest department in SAS Nagar District.  Thereafter a skit on environmental awareness and Bhangra was held to celebrate the Van Mahautsav .

           DFO further said that the plantation was carried out in unique manner whereby it was carried out not only at City Park but simultaneously at 50 different sites with more than 20,000 plants in the district and the same was live streamed at the event.

   MLA Mr. Kulwant Singh said that this scheme of government to increase the green cover in the State in memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh is a praiseworthy step which will go in a long way to further increase the green cover of the state.

           Deputy commissioner Mr. Talwar informed that this season we intend to plant more than 1 million saplings in Mohali district to increase the green cover and spread the message of greenery.

            DFO Kanwar Deep Singh informed that massive plantation drives are being held through out the district during this monsoon season . The focus is to increase the green cover of district not just in forest but also outside forest areas.

STF Rupnagar Range arrests 2 police constables in drug case


STF Rupnagar Range has arrested 2 Police constables posted in SAS Nagar with bribe money and heroin in their possession.
Disclosing this Mr. Harpreet Singh, AIG STF Ropar Range said that the arrested constables namely Ct. Guriqbal Singh No. 2083/SAS Nagar & S/Ct Dalbir Singh No. 432/SAS Nagar were arrested on the basis of secret information. He said that these constables have been arrested with heroin and Rs. 19000/- bribe money cash from their possession.

  Divulging the detail of the case he said that these constables apprehended one drug peddler along with drug and left him without taking any legal action against him after taking bribe from him on the pretext of police personnel from STF. These police officials have collected money from drug paddlers as a bribe in the name of STF and threatening them to register a false case against them on many occasions. He said that their dope test has also been conducted.
In this regard a case FIR No 149 Dated 07-07-2022 U/s 21, 29, 59(2) NDPS Act 1985, 7, 13 PC Act 1988 & 384 IPC, PS STF Phase 4, Mohali has been registered against Ct Guriqbal Singh 2083/SAS Nagar and S/ct Dalbeer Singh 432/SAS Nagar posted in SAS Nagar, Mohali along with two unknown persons. Further Investigation is being carried out.