Tuesday, March 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Blood donation camp for thalassaemics
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 4
For the aid of thalassemic children getting treatment at the thalassemia unit of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Guru Nanak Engineering College hosted a blood donation camp on its premises in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine of the DMCH under the supervision of Dr Amarjit Kaur, Reader and incharge, Department of Transfusion Medicine, DMCH.

Students and teachers of the GNEC came forward enthusiastically to donate blood for the Thalassemic children, informed Dr Rohit Mehra, senior president, Department of Transfusion Medicine, who was present in the camp along with the medical intern, Dr Tarundeep Kaur. The blood will be screened and some shall be used for manufacture of components, said Dr Pavneet Kaur, senior resident, Department of Transfusion Medicine.

“Our major concern is to arrange adequate blood for the thalassemic children as their number is increasing day by day. Currently 103 patients are getting treatment in the special thalassemia unit of the DMCH and 100 to 120 units of blood are required every month to carry out their blood transfusion.

Their lives entirely depend upon availability of blood. This can only be made possible if people, specially youngsters, come forward for voluntary blood donation”, said Dr Amarjit.

Dr Praveen Sobti, Reader, Department of Paediatrics, said the “DMCH has been working with the Punjab Thalassemics Welfare Society. One unit of blood normally costs Rs 800 but the DMCH is helping these patients by providing blood at a very nominal rate i.e. Rs 300 with the help of the PTWS through the Red Cross Society, and admission is free for these patients.” She said that thalassemia was the commonest inherited disorder in the world and Punjab was the one in the worst-affected states.

Three to 15 per cent of Punjabi population had thalassemia trait but unfortunately people had very less awareness about the disease. The most painful fact was that many of these patients die because of unavailability of blood as they require one to two units of blood after every 15 to 20 days all through their life.



Athletics meet of MGKC, Kottan
Our Correspondent

Doraha, March 4
The second annual athletics meet of the Mata Ganga Khalsa College for girls, Kottan, was organised under supervision of the college principal, Miss Manjinder Kaur, and a lecturer of physical education, Prof Shashi Kaushal. The prize distribution ceremony was held by Mr Devinder Singh Cheema, honorary secretary, college management committee, and Mr Gurmail Singh Sangowal, member Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee.

Pushwinder Kaur of B.A. (I) was declared the best athlete. The results of the athletic meet are:

100 metres: Pushwinder Kaur 1, Navpreet Kaur 2 and Sandeep Kaur 3.

50M - Navpreet Kaur 1, Manwinder Kaur 2 and Pushwinder Kaur 3.

Long jumps: Pushwinder Kaur 1, Lakhwinder Kaur 2 and Kulvir Kaur 3.

Discus throw: Jugwinder Kaur 1, Harpreet 2, and Amanpreet Kaur 3.

Shot put: Amanpreet Kaur 1, Lakhwinder Kaur 2 and Harpreet Kaur 3.

Hammer throw: Kirandeep Kaur 1, Amanpreet Kaur 2 and Pushwinder Kaur 3.

Slow cycling: Sandeep Kaur 1, Gurdeep Kaur 2 and Harmeet Kaur 3.

Sack race: Maninder Kaur 1, Arashdeep Kaur 2 and Gurpreet Kaur 3.

Three legged race: Kanwaljit Kaur and Kirandeep Kaur 1, Jagdeep Kaur and Arashdeep Kaur 2 and Kulvir Kaur and Gurjit Kaur 3.

Potato race: Amanpreet Kaur 1, Harmeet Kaur 2 and Hardeep Kaur 3.

200 m (race): Pushwinder Kaur 1, Amanpreet Kaur 2 and Harpreet Kaur 3.

400 m relay race: Pushwinder Kaur Ramandeep Kaur, Kamaldeep Kaur and Harmit Kaur 1,pawandeep Kaur, Sandeep Kaur , Amanpreet Kaur and Harpreet Kaur 2, Kirandeep Kaur, Kanwarjit Kaur, Kamaldeep Kaur and Navpreet Kaur 3.

50 m race (staff): Prof Inderjit Kaur 1, Prof Ramandeep Kaur 2, Prof Ruby 3. 

Musical chair race (staff): Prof. Jagdeep Kaur 1, Prof Gurpreet Kaur 2 and Prof Rajinder Kaur 3.

Marchpast: Bebe Nanaki House 1, Mata Gujri House 2.


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