|Thursday, April 27, 2000,
BODY FOUND: The body of a new-born female child was found floating in a pond at Sahri village on Tuesday evening. According to police sources, the childs unwed mother, Gurbax Kaur, after giving birth, threw the body into the pond. The police has registered a case under Section 318/34, IPC.
FUSION DANCE: A cultural programme, An evening of captivating fusion and classical dance, was organised here at Nehru Siddhant Kendra by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam on Tuesday. The evening started with ghazals of well-known light classical vocalist Rekha Surya who is considered a disciples of late Begum Akhtar. Well known fusion dancer, Navtej Johar, dancing sardar, gave a performance of Bharat Natyam.
FERTILISER: The local district Agriculture Department took 100,167 and 595 samples of fertiliser, pesticides and seeds, respectively, of which two samples of fertiliser and one sample of pesticide were declared substandard on Tuesday. The department has cancelled the licences of the dealers concerned.
EXAMINED: More than 400 patients were examined and treated at a free medical check-up camp organised by Mr S.L. Jalota, former president, Municipal Council, at Nabha Gate on Tuesday. Dr S.P. Sharma, Assistant Civil Surgeon, inaugurated the camp.
DC ORDER: The District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar, on Tuesday imposed orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, directing all those seeking employment in petty and non-formal trades or services provide their particulars, along with their passport-sized photographs, to the local police to enable identification or verification of criminal elements. Any breach of this order will invite action under Section 188 of the IPC. The order will remain in force till June 6.
SEMINAR: Oceanic consultants Private Limited will organise a one-day seminar on immigration to Australia on Sunday. The Managing Director of the company, Mr Naresh Gulati, said prospective immigrants to Australia could interact with experts without spending anything.
RATH YATRA: The local unit of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will organise the Lord Jagannath rathyatra on April 29 at Patiala. The rathyatra will begin at 12 noon from Pracheen Kali Mata Mandir.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Panjab University Sports Committee: President Mrs Harinder Dhillon (Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana); Senior Vice-President Maj D.P. Singh (Government College, Sector 46); and Vice-President Dr Karamjit Singh Brar (lecturer, GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar).
ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of Residents Welfare Association, Phase 3B1: President Mr Harmonder Singh Syal; General Secretary Mr Karam Singh Babra; Senior Vice-President Mr Igbal Singh; Vice-President Mr Davinder Singh; Joint Secretary Mr S.S. Bhatia; Finance Secretary Mr Kirpal Singh Bala; and Auditor Mr Nirmal Singh.
DRINKING: The local unit of the Ranbaxy Community Healthcare Society organised a camp at Mohali village here to create awareness on safe drinking water and disposal of water. Thirtyfour persons participated in the camp, said Dr Usha Sharma, Medical Officer of the RCHS.
SECURITY REVIEWED: In
the wake of heavy transactions of money during the
ongoing harvesting season, a meeting of representatives
of local nationalised and private banks was called by the
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr SS Gill, on Wednesday
to review security arrangements at banks. Thirty five
bankers participated in the meeting. In the recent past,
incidents of robbers targeting people coming to banks for
transaction of money have been reported in the region.
GENERAL SECRETARY: Dr Sudarshan Gasso of Gandhi Memorial National (GMN) College of Ambala Cantonment has been elected General Secretary of the Haryana College Teachers Union.
BOOKED: The police registered a case on Tuesday against Rulda Ram and four of his family members for allegedly murdering Darshna. According to police report, the couple was not having good terms since their marriage in 1991. The father of the deceased, Mr Barkha Ram, alleged that Rulda Ram and his family members had been torturing his daughter and they had murdered her.
SYL CANAL: The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, on Tuesday sought the intervention of Centre for early completion of the SYL canal. Mr Chautala said decision of Eradi tribunal must be implemented. He also said it was important to impose taxes for progress of the state.
MISHAP: Four children sustained injuries when the three-wheeler they were travelling in, met with an accident with an Army three-ton vehicle on Tuesday. The incident took place in the afternoon, when the three-wheeler was travelling from the Supply Depot Chowk and the Army vehicle was coming from the other side. The accident took place near the Cantonment Board office. The children were taken to Military Hospital.
DROUGHT-HIT: To provide
assistance for drought-hit areas of Gujarat and
Rajasthan, the Deputy Commissioner appealed on Tuesday
for foodgrains and cattle feed in large quantities. He
said foodgrain, cattle feed and monetary help was being
collected. The monetary sum and other goods can be
deposited with the District Red Cross and a receipt will
Making kidney treatment affordable
Kidney failure is fast becoming commonplace scaring the common man rather than spreading its awareness preliminary precautions about kidney-related diseases.
Dr Basant Pawar, Head of the Nephrology unit of Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, expressing his concern said: Currently 250 people per million population are in need of dialysis and renal transplantation. This figure does not include those who die unnoticed or suffer due to ignorance or for want of medical facilities.
Referring to seven-eight critical cases in the 18-25 age group whose kidneys have recently been transplanted and are being hospitalised in the CMCH nephrology ward, Dr Pawar urged the necessity of precautions as a vital concern for good health. The common causes of kidney diseases include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, kidney stone disease and some form of inherited diseases, he stated.
In March, the CMC replaced all old machines at a cost of Rs 52 lakh. The department is well equipped with sophisticated Braun haeno dialysis machines of German make. The induction of these machines along with the experience of the team provide, comprehensive renal health services of the highest quality at affordable prices.
Dr Rajan Isaacs and Dr Sajiv Cherian have been involved in launching organ donation campaigns and tapping financial sources for the poor and needy through to charitable agencies.
Dr Varinder Bansal and Dr Harish Ishwariah, both kidney transplant surgeons, giving a brief account of surgical procedure, said: Kidney is maintained with the help of special drugs and helps the patient to live a normal and long life.
The duo added: Protein or albumin and blood in the urine is a sign of kidney disease. Any such sign should not be ignored.
Mental patients home in Gurgaon
The Richmond Fellowship International (RFI), a non-government charitable organisation working in 34 countries, is going to establish a halfway house, in Gurgaon for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and other affective disorders.
With the establishment of Vishwas, the half way house in Sector 22, Gurgaon, this will be the first centre of its kind around Delhi. The inspiring force behind this project has been Dr Krishan Khurana.
Dr Khurana took early retirement from the National Health Service, UK, in 1996 after 20 years as a general practitioner in Greater Manchester. At the time he was quoted in British newspapers as saying Many people in India are unable to afford a doctor when they are ill. I plan to help, wherever possible. I shall not be working for money solely for the good of the local population.
Dr Khurana states Mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, is known to be a common illness affecting about 1 p.c. of the general population. In Delhi alone there are approximately 1.5 lakh people suffering from this illness. Schizophrenia usually strikes young people between the age of 15 and 25 the most productive years of ones life. Unfortunately, the treatment and rehabilitation facilities for such affected persons are limited in our country.
Vishwas will be part of the Richmond Fellowship Society (India), which was established in 1986 at Bangalore. A day care centre is also planned at Gurgaon in the near future to impart vocational training facilities for both men and women. The centre aims at providing job placement to the members after completion of training.
At Vishwas, the centre would have a comprehensive programme of activities designed to help members. The focus would be on the development of social and practical skills to overcome their deficits in personal, social and vocational functioning.
Recalling the hurdles
faced by the project at the start, specially with regard
to finances, Dr Khurana recounted how at the instance of
its Treasurer Prakash Seth, the society members
contributed from their own resources to get the project
going. Now, with grants coming in from UKs National
Lottery Charities Board (NLCB),
Vishwas is going to be a reality.
Dr Khurana hopes that philanthropists and organisations
would contribute generously to ensure that
Vishwas compares favourably with
the best of half way homes across the world.
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