bhubaneswar l monday l june 14, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 30 l late CITY EDITION djokovic beats tsitsipas in five sets to win 19th major Novak Djokovic is now just one behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s tally of Grand Slam titles after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday novak joins emerson, laver in elite club Novak Djokovic has become just the third man in the game’s history after Roy Emerson and Rod Laver to win all four of the Grand Slams at least twice. He is the first in the Open era to achieve the feat. The Serbian has now won the French Open twice, the Australian Open a phenomenal nine times, the Wimbledon on five occasions and the US Open thrice TWO serbian scripts historic comeback ■ ■ Novak Djokovic bounced back after losing the first two sets in a Grand Slam final for the first time in his career. This was the sixth instance of Djokovic losing the first two sets in a final Runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered his first defeat after taking a two-set lead in his Grand Slam career number of french open titles won by novak djokovic CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI G7’s big pitch as China’s counter for Global South Modi push for vax patent waiver gets support Express News Service mal coal power generation by the end of 2021”. Addressing an outreach sesLeaders of the Group of Sev- sion, Prime Minister Narendra en (G7) nations on Sunday Modi, while urging the G7 to wrapped up their in-person demonstrate leadership, sought summit, sending out the mes- their strong support for India sage that international cooper- and South Africa’s proposal for ation is back on the front burn- patent waiver for Covid vacer and that they are a better cines at the WTO. friend of poorer naSouth Africa’s Presitions than authoritardent Ramaphosa echian China. oed Modi’s call. AusT heir pledg e of tralian premier Scott more than 1 billion Morrison referred to coronavirus vaccine his conversation with doses to poorer naModi earlier and extions and promises of pressed his strong supsupport for global port for the patent Natural ally, health, green energy, waiver. Director Gensays PM infrastructure and ederal of the WTO, Dr ucation, were tailored Modi said India is Okonjo Iweala, and UN to underscore their su- a natural ally for Secretary General Anthe G7 and its periority over China’s tonio Guterres were partners in outreach. on the same page, indefending On climate change, formed P Harish, addithey launched a ‘Build democracy, free- tional secretary in the Back Better (B3B) Part- dom of thought foreign office. nership’ plan that and liberty from Modi addressed threats stempromises funds for inthree sessions. The ming from frastructure to accelerdiscussions were on ate the global shift to authoritarianism, three broad tracks: renewable energy It’s terror, extremism health, vaccines and . and economic a direct counter to Chirecovery from Covid; coercion na’s Belt and Road iniclimate change; and tiative that has inopen societies and creased its clout and landed open economies. On climate many nations in a debt trap. change, Modi called for collecThe final communique, while tive action, saying that this reiterating their position on challenge cannot be addressed eliminating inefficient fossil in silos. He recalled India’s fuel subsidies by 2025, commit- achievements on climate action ted them to an “end to new di- and said it is the only G20 counrect government support for try on track to meet its Paris unabated international ther- commitments, Harish said. P11 @ New Delhi Eriksen had cardiac arrest, was gone: Doc A s s o c i at e d p r e s s @ Copenhagen DENMARK’S team doctor said Sunday that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped and that “he was gone” before being resuscitated with a defibrillator at the European Championship. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 group game against Finland on Saturday and was given lengthy medical treatment before regaining consciousness. “He was gone. And we did cardiac resuscitation. And it was cardiac arrest,” said team doctor M o r t e n Boesen, who led the work in giving Eriksen treatment on the field. “How close were we? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib. That’s quite fast.” Eriksen was in stable condition at a Copenhagen hospital and had spoken to teammates via video link on Sunday team officials said. , Boesen said it was still unclear what caused the midfielder’s collapse. “I’m not cardiologist, so the details about why it happened and further, I will leave to the experts,” he said. Full coverage: P13 WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 30 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) Curious case of vax allocation skew in some cities S a n a Sh a k i l @ New Delhi Amid reports of people who fail to get vaccination slots in major cities, traveling to nearby districts and satellite towns for jabs, an interesting correlation of several smaller districts near big urban centres/state capitals being allocated an unusually high percentage of vaccination doses has emerged. Extensive CoWin app data analysis by this newspaper threw up this interesting phenomenon, but there are no clear answers as to why there is an allocation skew, though several officials confirmed the pattern of people from bigger urban centres going to satellite cities to get vaccinated. For instance, Meerut in UP, Hooghly and Howrah in West Bengal, Pune in Maharashtra, Alwar in Rajasthan and Panipat in Haryana received more doses than districts with higher population in their respective states. In Meerut, a tier-2 city located 100 kms from Delhi and considered a part of the National Capital Region (NCR), 7.35 lakh doses were administered in a population of 34.43 lakh. However, there are at least 20 districts in UP with higher population that received lesser allocation. Take Sultanpur and Hardoi for example. The two districts have significantly larger population, but received only a third of the doses allocated to Meerut. Authorities say the situation is similar in Bulandshahar, another UP district adjoining Delhi. According to Bulandshahar district immunisation officer Dr Rohitash Yadav, the trend is most visible in vaccination centres at Khurja, Sikandara- NATIONWIDE june 12 june 13 Fresh cases 84,332 Recoveries Deaths 1,21,311 1,32,062 4,002 3,303 80,834 June 12 31,67,961 doses June 13 34,84,239 doses Total doses: 25,31,95,048 Jab-o-meter Take your shot bad and Anupshahr. “Almost 15-20% of the beneficiaries in these three towns are actually residents of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar. Owing to shortage of slots in areas they live, they are booking slots here,” Yadav said. The status is similar in Alwar, falling within the NCR. It reported over 11 lakh vaccinations, which is the second highest in Rajasthan after Jaipur. And Alwar is not the most populous of Rajasthan’s 33 Continued on: P9 districts. SCB Centre of Excellence! Prof of Medicine posted against vacancy in Cardiothoracic Surgery department Hemant Kumar Rout @ Bhubaneswar Life On The Road A nomadic family travelling on a trolly-rickshaw during the weekend shutdown in Bhubaneswar on Sunday | Biswanath express read Odisha Covid recovery inches closer to 8 lakh The total recoveries rose to 7,96,799 after 7,733 more patients recovered on Sunday posting a rate of 93.5 pc | P2 odisha june 12 june 13 Fresh cases 4,852 4,469 Recoveries Deaths 7,578 47 7,733 45 No flood threat to Odisha as of now Odisha government on Sunday maintained that there is no flood threat as of now though most parts of the State received heavy rainfall during the last 24 hours | P3 As the grand plans of the State government to set up a full-fledged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) unit at SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, for treatment of extremely critical Covid and general patients has gained momentum, a bizarre situation has come to the fore. The gover nment has posted a professor of Medicine against a vacancy in the department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS), a specialised surgical discipline. The ECMO unit is set to be established in the CTVS department. Sources said while one post of professor, two associate professors and assistant professors of the CTVS are lying vacant since 2015, pro- fessor in medicine Dr Jayanta Panda was posted against the vacant post of professor in the department last year. Dr Panda, who though works as the head of department of General Medicine, draws his salary against the professor of CTVS by virtually blocking the post. While the CTVS department has been struggling without mini- mum faculty and surgeons, such an arrangement has raised eyebrows. The CTVS department, which is already overburdened with at least 15 bypass surgeries a month, will be the nodal department of the ECMO unit. Since there is no one in the rank of associate professor since long, there is hardly any possibility that anyone will be promoted to the rank of professor in at least next five years. CONTINUED ON: P7
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