Sunday, September 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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Hepatitis B vaccination camp
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — The health education cell of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised a Hepatitis B vaccination camp at Dumra auditorium yesterday.

About 500 persons were vaccinated during the camp.The camp was third in the series of such camps launched by DMCH according to Dr S. C. Ahuja, Principal, DMC.

Vaccine charges were Rs 100 for adults and Rs 50 for children. Employees of DMCH were also vaccinated. Dr Rajoo Singh Chinna, convener, health education cell, said, “Hepatitis was as dangerous as AIDS but generally AIDS got more attention from film stars and the media, and hepatitis, which was more infectious than AIDS, was generally neglected. Unlike AIDS the prevention of Hepatitis B was possible through proper vaccination. It should be an endeavour of the doctors to get as many people vaccinated as possible”.

Taking precautions was necessary as this deadly disease spread through all secretions of body like tears, blood, urine, saliva, sweat and infectious blood transfusions. One should take proper precautions while using razors, needles, blades, scissors, knives and while going for ear piercing. Blood for transfusion should be taken from high-quality blood banks. Health workers who deal with such patients also had the risk of catching the virus and Hepatitis vaccine should be made mandatory for them and children, stressed Dr Chinna.Back


Inter-Convent School Cricket Tournament
From Our Sports Reporter

LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — Sacred Heart Convent School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, registered a thumping eight-wicket victory over Sacred Heart Convent School, Jagraon, to set up the title clash with Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, in the Millennium 2000 Inter-Convent School Cricket Tournament being played here.

Batting first, Sacred Heart School, Jagraon, were skittled out for a paltry 58 runs with only Ramandeep Singh reaching the double-figure mark. Nippun and Ishwarjot of Ludhiana claimed four and three wickets each conceding 13 and 8 runs respectively.

Chasing a modest total Sacred Heart Convent School, BRS Nagar, scored 60 for the loss of just two wickets. Pranaybeer Singh with 27 runs excelled for the local team.

In the final, Sacred Heart Convent School, BRS Nagar, will clash with Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana.


Hockey tourney
From Our Sports Reporter

LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — The Ramandeep team and the Prithipal team recorded victories in the Harpal Six-a-Side Hockey League tournament being organised by the PAU Hockey Club at the Astroturf stadium of Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Ramandeep team defeated Charanjit team by 4-2. Rajpaul Randhawa scored two goals while Harpal Bhullar and Jatinder Singh scored one goal each. For the losers Munish Kumar and Sudhir Malhotra struck one goal each. In the second match, Prithipal team defeated Rajinder Singh team by 3-1. Both the teams were tied at one-all at the end of regular time. Sukhdeepak Gill of Prithipal team and Navdeep Singh of Rajinder Singh team found the target.Back

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