Wednesday, July 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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‘Adopt alternative systems of medicine’
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, July 25 — The Chairman of the Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation (Punsup), Mr Bhag Singh Malla has emphasised the need to adopt nature cure and alternative systems of medicine to avoid the side-effects of modern medicine.

Presiding over a function to mark the inauguration of the regional office of Consumer Marketing and Services Ltd. in the city, he said the nature therapies like magnetic treatment needed to be propagated extensively so that more and more people could take advantage of alternative systems of treatment.

Mr H.P.Singh, Managing Director of the company, speaking at this occasion, observed that the materialistic race was taking the people away from nature resulting in an increase of physical ailments.


Orthopaedic camp
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, July 25 — Vandana Luthra's Curl's and Curves, organised a free orthopaedic check-up camp on July 23 on its premises. Dr H.S. Kang was the consultant orthopaedician.

Dr Kang on this occasion gave the information about the obesity related joint or other ortho problems. He said that arthritis in old age was mainly due to obesity as the weight-bearing area in the joints was under continuous stress. On the other hand, the arthritis in kids was basically an autoimmune disease. He said there were lots of factor which shoot the problem.

He said that one of the most important diseases among females was osteoporosis which also was obesity related. Dr Kang appreciated the efforts of the VLCC in providing right atmosphere for such people to lose excess weight.

Dr Kang further stated that there was a myth that arthritis patients should not walk. On the contrary walk was the best thing to do as it pumped fluids in and out of the joints most naturally, helping them to relax. Other exercises, including yoga, put joints under much more stress.

When asked about the backache problem, he said many factors attributed to it. Obesity, wrong living habits and more intake of junk food were among the major causes.

During the two-hour-long camp, he examined about 32 patients free of cost.


Probe ordered against Doraha MC
From A Correspondent

DORAHA, July 25 — The Department of Local Government has ordered an inquiry into an alleged misconduct by members of the Doraha Municipal Council.

Some residents of Doraha had lodged a complaint with the Principal Secretary of Punjab regarding the alleged irregularities, frauds and mismanagement by the President elect of the MC, its Vice-President, and some councillors.

The election of the Doraha MC President was held on July 7 in the office of the council. Mr Sudarshan Kumar Pappu was elected the President of the council. Dr Ishwar Singh, a former President of the council, had however, objected to the election. He said cases had been registered at the Payal police station against Mr Pappu and Mr Manwinder Singh, Vice-President of the council, for cheating and fraud.

Dr Ishwar Singh also said the Punjab Government had already ordered an inquiry into the affairs of the Doraha Municipal Council. Besides its President and Vice-President, some other members of the council, including Mr Surinder Kumar Sood, Mr Jaswinder Singh, Ms Baljit Kaur, Ms Gurcharan Kaur and Mr Darshan Kumar are also facing inquiries for their alleged involvement in cases of fraud and misuse of powers.


Employee-SDO row irks residents
From Our Correspondent

SAHNEWAL, July 25 — The controversy between some of the employees and the Subdivisional Officer of the Punjab State Electricity Board at Chawa village, about 15 km from here, on the issue of a seized electric motor, has now assumed serious proportions.

It all began when some junior employees of the board seized an electric motor installed at the tubewell of a farmer. The seizure was reported to the SDO, Mr Karan Singh Gill, who termed the action as unlawful. The motor, according to the SDO and the residents of the area, was not operating at the time because of an electricity cut. Hence, only a working motor, if found unauthorised can be seized.

Therefore, no fine was imposed on the consumer by the SDO. Now the employees involved have turned the whole matter into a prestige issue. They have revolted against the SDO and boycotted the work. They have also staged a dharna at the main gate and used abusive language against the SDO.

Ironically, senior officials including the SE and the XENs, have shown little concern over the matter. The SDO, with the help of his other employees, is ensuring regular power supply to the area. The immediate demand of the residents is that the officers should intervene to end the prolonged stand-off between the SDO and employees.Back

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