Tuesday, April 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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LSS holds awareness camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 15
The Ludhiana Sewa Sangh held an awareness camp about fees in government -aided private schools of the state at Nanakpura on Saturday.

Addressing the gathering, the sangh president, Mr Suresh Gupta, said that since the government-aided private schools were being given 95 per cent aid by the state government, admission and monthly tuition fees had been fixed by the government. But these schools were, in fact, charging fees far in excess of the stipulated fees. He said the admission fee in such schools as fixed by the state government was Rs 5 for the first standard and Rs 8 from second to fifth standard while from the fifth to the eighth standard the admission fee was only Rs 30.

Mr Gupta further said that the Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed all such aided schools vide its judgement dated December 8,1999, to issue receipts for the fees charged and display the fee tariff for different classes on notice boards.



IAP’s annual conference
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April15
The Department of Paediatrics of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised the annual conference of the state unit of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) at Dumra Auditorium yesterday.

In the first scientific session, Dr Pratibha Singhi, Professor of Paediatrics, PGI, gave a lecture on diagnosis of the central nervous system infection.

The chairpersons of this session were Dr N. Raizada and Dr K.K. Loham.

Dr Daljit Singh, Head of Paediatrics Department, DMCH, spoke on the management of acute upper respiratory problems. His topic was “evidence-based management of upper respiratory infections”. Dr Manorama Verma and Dr N.K. Anand were the chairpersons of the session.

Over 100 delegates from all over the region attended the session.

The general body meeting and elections of the Punjab state branch also took place in which Dr Daljit Singh was chosen the president of the state branch of the IAP.

Dr Shalini Bhatnagar, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, AIIMS, presented her paper on ‘Recurrent abdominal pain in children”.

Dr B.K. Thapa and Dr Surinder Likhi were the chairpersons of this session.

In the second phase of the conference, Dr B.K. Jain (DMCH), Dr Karnail Singh (GMC, Faridkot) Dr Sudesh Sharma (GMC, Amritsar), Dr Betty Chacko (CMC, Ludhiana) and Dr Abha Sharma (Kapurthala) participated in the panel discussion.


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