Tuesday, May 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India


L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


Curbs on use of Red Cross emblem
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 6
The Indian Red Cross Society has banned the use of the Red Cross emblem by members of the medical fraternity and has restricted its use only to personnel of the Red Cross movement and the Army Medical Corps.

In a communique by the national headquarters of the IRCS to the Ludhiana Red Cross Society, the use of the Red Cross emblem stands banned. According to Mr S.P. Mallik, Secretary, Red Cross, Ludhiana, a directive of the IRCS headquarters received by him yesterday clearly states that its use by persons other than belonging to the Red Cross movement and Army Medical Corps is illegal.

He said that the Red Cross Society would launch a vigorous campaign to bring about awareness among people, especially those belonging to the medical fraternity, that they were not supposed to use emblem on their vehicles, clinics and stationery. He said that the Red Cross society would initially spread awareness through display of banners and through media only and there would be no punishment for the violators. “But after some time we would decide on how to handle the violators.”

It has been noted that doctors whether allopathic, ayurvedic and homoeopathic have been ignorant of the rule that says that the Red Cross symbol is restricted for use only by the Red Cross movement and the Army Medical Corps and display the emblem prominently on their vehicles etc.



Charity show for thalassemic children
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 6
To celebrate the International Thalassemia Day, a charity movie show was organised for the thalassemic children by the Department of Paediatrics of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital at Orient Cinema. It was a moment of joy for these children to watch one of their favourite stars Hritik Roshan in his latest movie “Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage”.

Dr Praveen Sobti, Reader and In charge thalassemia unit, was the organiser of the event. Mr Kamaljit Singh, owner of the cinema hall, said, “When I came to know about the plight of these children, I was moved and wanted to do something to make them happy.’ Members of the Inner Wheel Club and people who had been donating money for the treatment of thalassemic children were also invited by the DMCH to watch the movie along with these kids.

The DMCH will also organise the third annual “medico camp” at the Department of Transfusion Medicine on May 8 in which doctors of the DMCH will donate blood for the thalassemic children. Dr Sandeep Puri, Medical Superintendent, DMCH, will inaugurate the blood donation camp. Dr Amarjit Kaur, In charge, Department of Transfusion Medicine, informed that people can make voluntary blood donations for these children.



700 examined at camps
Our Correspondent

Ahmedgarh, May 6
Free medical camps were organised by social organisations in the area on Sunday.

Mr Anil Kumar, executive director, SIL, inaugurated the camp organised by the Rotary Club at Janta College. During his presidential address, he said medical needs of the poor and the downtrodden could not be met without the assistance of social organisations.

A team of doctors, including Dr Rajan, a nephrologist, Dr Karnail Singh, SMO, Dr Punit and Dr (Ms) Jyoti Hind, examined more than 400 patients at the camp. Diagnostic services like ECG and CT scan were available at camp. Mr Ramesh Gupta and Mr Satish Jain, president and secretary of club, respectively, spoke at closing ceremony.

Another camp was organised by the Sports Club, Kanganwal, and the Nagar Panchayat at Government Senior Secondary School, Kanganwal. Mr Sinder Singh, a former chairman of Block Samitis, inaugurated the camp. Dr Maghar Singh Kalia, principal, DIET, was the chief guest.



New Civil Surgeon takes over
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 6
Dr J.S.Bhullar today took over charge as the district Civil Surgeon from Dr Rajinder Kaue, who has been transferred to the Director, Health Services, office, Chandigarh, as Deputy Director.

Dr Bhullar was earlier posted as Civil Surgeon at Nawanshahr. Outlining his priorities, Dr Bhullar said that at present he wanted to concentrate on the mop-up polio campaign.

Meanwhile, Dr Barinderpal Singh has also taken charge as Deputy, Civil Surgeon, replacing Dr R.C.Garg. Dr Harvinderpal Singh, SMO, Civil Hospital, has been replaced by Dr Jatinder Kaur.



Hero Club, Rait Club enter final
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 6
The Hero Club beat the Campus Club by two wickets to set up the title clash with the Rait Club, which defeated the NCC Club by four runs in the 9th Veera Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at the GGN Khalsa College ground, here. The final will be played on May 12.

In the first semi-final, the Hero Club won the toss and put the Campus Club into bat. The Campus Club were all out for 166 runs in 25 overs with main contributions coming through Arminder, 53, and Sarabjeet Birdi, 18 not out.

In reply, Saurav Marwaha hammered 47 runs (3 fours and 2 sixes) and Srikant contributed 37 runs as the Hero Club made 167 runs losing 8 wickets after 24.4 overs.

Brief scores: Campus Club — 166 all out ( Arminder — 5, Sarabjeet Birdi — 18 n.o., Deepak Soni — 16, Rajan Kapoor — 16, Sanjiv 4 for 34, Surinder 2 for 22)

Hero Club — 167 for 8 (Saurav Marwaha 47, Srikant 37, Surinder 15, Tarun 21, Kamal 3 for 34, Harpal 2 for 19)

In the second semifinal, the Rait Club, batting first, were restricted to a modest total of 105 runs in 18.1 overs. Only Rakesh Saini (17), Anil Singla (13), Harpaul (12) and Kuldep (15) could reach the double figure mark.

However, the NCC Club scored only 101 runs in 21.2 overs.

Brief scores: Rait Club 105 all out (Anil Singla 13, Rakesh Saini 17, Harpaul 12, Kuldeep 15, Gora 4 for 20, Rajan 2 for 6, Binder 3 for 21).

NCC Club 101 all out ( Goldy 31, Bittu 12, Devinder Rait 3 for 10, Kuldeep 3 for 19 and Varinder Patwari 2 for 11).



Inspectors transferred
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 6
In a rare exercise, DIG Ludhiana Range Rohit Choudhry has transferred around 30 inspectors of the Punjab Police posted in the four police districts of Ludhiana, Jagraon, Khanna and Ropar falling under the range.

According to the orders, following inspectors have been transferred: Paramjit Singh (SHO Sarabha Nagar Ldh to SHO PS Kotwali Ldh), Harbans Lal (I/C CIA Jagraon to SHO PS Div No 3 Ldh), Ranbir Singh (CIA Khanna to SHO PS Div No 4 Ldh), Shankar Dass (SHO PS Haibowal Ldh to SHO PS Div No 5 Ldh), Wazir Singh (SHO PS Sahnewal Ldh to SHO PS Div No 6 Ldh), Rajwant Kaur (I/C CAW & C Ldh to Area Crime Inspector Ldh), Angrej Singh City Traffic to Spl Branch with Addl charge City Traffic, Santokh Singh (City Traffic Ldh to Spl Branch with Addl Charge of City Traffic), Anil Joshi (Police Lines RPR to Distt Control Room Ldh), Naginder Singh Rana (Police Lines Ldh to Distt Conrol Room Ldh with Addl charge of Training, Niranjan Singh (Police Lines Ldh to Distt Control Room Ldh with Addl charge of Traffic), Amarpreet Singh (Under Trg in basic Trg Course at PPA PHR), Jasdev Singh (SHO PS Kharar Ropar to Circle Inspr S.D. Kharar Ropar), Tajinder Singh (SHO PS Anandpur Sahib to Circle Inspr S.D. Anandpur Sahib), Lehmber Singh (RI Police Line Rpr to DCR RPR with Addl charge of RI), Harcharan Singh (Police Line RPR to DCR RPR with Addl charge of RI) Balwant Singh (under suspension) (Police Line RPR to I/C R. RPR), Balwinder Pal Singh (Police Line RPR to I/C Distt Spl Branch RPR), Amrit Singh (I/C Traffic Wing RPR to Distt Spl Branch RPR), V.K. Vaid (I/C Traffic Mohali to Distt Spl Branch with Addl charge as I/C Traffic Mohali), Sikandar Singh (PS Dehlon Jgn to SHO PS Dakha Jgn), Ravinderpal Singh (SHO PS Dakha Jgn to I/C SPL Branch Jgn), Gurmukh Singh (SHO PS Humbran to I/C DCR Police Line Jgn), Harbans Singh (Police Line Khn to I/C Traffic Khanna), Charan Singh (I/C P C Branch, DPO Khn to I/C CIA staff Khn), Malkiat Singh (Police Line Khanna to I/C Spl Br DPO Khanna), and Harwant Singh (I/C Pros Cell Ldh to I/C PO Staff Ropar).


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