Tuesday, January 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India


L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


Six mobile teams for Pulse Polio Campaign 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 21
The Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, created 32 posts and sent six mobile teams as the second round of the pulse polio campaign was set into motion yesterday. 

The campaign was inaugurated in the morning by Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja, Director, Iqbal Nursing Home, by giving the first pulse polio drops to infants in the 0-5 age-group. According to Dr Harvinder Singh, Senior Medical Officer of the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, senior para-medical staff of the hospital were present on the occasion.

MULLANPUR: Twelve primary health centres began the pulse polio campaign by giving polio drops to infants with the purpose of eradicating polio. According to Dr Ritu Gilhotra, Medical Officer, although the target of the campaign was to cover 3000 infants, they were hopeful of crossing the target by 1,000.



Ayurvedic seminar on diabetes
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 21
The Ayurveda Study Circle, Punjab, in collaboration with Aimil Pharmaceutical will organise a diabetes update conference on January 27 at Grewal.

According to a press release, a noted ayurveda expert and Deputy Adviser to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Dinesh Katoch, will speak on the ayurveda viewpoint on diabetes.

Dr Sanjiv Sood, Head, Department of Panchkarma, Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, while presenting the clinical data would explain the role of ayurvedic medicines in the treatment of diabetes and its prevention by the methods of lifestyle modifications expounded in ancient ayurvedic texts.

According to Dr Vivek Mohindra, Secretary of the ASC, veteran journalist Kamleshwar Sinha will preside over the conference. Over 100 ayurvedic practitioners and scholars of ayurveda from Punjab and Chandigarh will take part in the conference.



Heart care and management camp
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 21
As part of the ongoing community initiative programme, Fortis Heart Institute today organised a one-day heart care management and free cardiac check-up camp at Punjab Agricultural University Hospital here. The proceeds were donated to Punjab Agricultural University Hospital. More than 700 patients got themselves examined at the camp.

According to the doctors, "There is an alarming increase in the incidence of heart-related ailments in our country today. People and doctors need to keep themselves aware of this. At Fortis, we are committed to give our patients not only the best quality care but also make them aware of the dangers."

Apart from providing consultation, the doctors present at the camp educated the people about the increasing incidence of heart disease in India, specially Punjab.



City Sport
Riat XI beat Gautam XI
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 21
Riat XI survived anxious moments before romping home victory by four wickets against Gauatm XI while Brothers XI overwhelmed Chauhan XI by seven wickets to qualify for the last eight stage of the 6th Rajeev Gandhi and Ist Master Vishav Walia Memorial Cricket Tournament at Daresi ground here today.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Gautam XI made 139 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 25 overs. Riat XI began their essay on a dismal note as they lost two wickets without opening their account and then found themselves struggling at 34 for 5.

Then Riat XIís skipper, Devinder, and Sukhminder Puppa steadied the innings. The pair helped their team to surpass Gautam XIís total. Devinder made a patient knock of 41 runs while Sukhminder played a scintillating innings of 52 runs which included two hits to the fence and 5 towering sixes.

Brief scores: Gautam XI- 139 for 9 in 25 overs ( Gaurav 11, Rahul 15, Raja 17, Sunil 29, Happy 22, Lalit Kapoor 3 for 20 and Amit Sharma 2 for 12); Riat XI- 141 for 6 in 19.3 overs ( Devinder Riat 41, Jitender 22, Sukhminder Puppa 52 not out, Anurag Sharma 13 not out, Shunty 3 for 33 and Rommy 2 for 31 )

In the second match, Chauhan XI batting first scored 140 runs after losing 8 wickets in their quota of allotted overs. Brothers XI made the required runs in 20.1 overs after losing just three wickets.

Brief scores: Chauhan XI-140 for 8 ( Vicky 19, Harnek Singh 59 not out, Bobby 19, Deepak 10 not out, Sheela Mehra 3 for 22 and Pawan 2 for 19); Brothers XI- 141 for 3 ( Rajesh Kala 55 not out, Sheela Mehra 24, Goldy 1 for 27 and Bobby 1 for 29 ).

Jarkhar sports mela

On the second day of the 16th annual sports festival being organised by the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports and Youth Welfare Club at Jarkhar village, about 25 kms from here, BSF, Sail Academy, Amritsar, Punjab and Sind Bank and Thapar Academy, Patiala, recorded victories to secure their berths in the hockey (men) semi-finals.

In the women section, DAV Academy, Jalandhar blanked SAIL Academy, Jalandhar, 5-0, to enter the semi-final. In volleyball, Alamgir beat Dagolian, Jagraon beat Dalaian, Panjata beat Lehran, Chak Kalan beat Gill and Jasaar beat Jarkhar.

In kabaddi (57 kg), Bhilla defeated Kalas Kalan and in the 62 kg category, Pamal beat Dhaler, 27-24, Lalto Kalan beat Paddi, 21-15, Kandear beat Katani Kalan, 37-22 and Nat beat Dhollaon, 15-13.

Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, MP and Mr D.R. Bhatti, IG of Punjab Police and Director, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, gave away the prizes to the winners. Elected

Mr Krishan Goyal, chief engineer (retd), Punjab State Electricity Board, has been elected vice president of the Bridge Federation of India. According to a press note, Mr Goyal was elected to the post at the annual general body meeting of the federation held in Kolkata last week. The Bridge Federation of India has recently been affiliated with the Indian Olympics Association. Mr Goyal is the founder general secretary of the Punjab Bridge Association.


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