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DMCH authorities submit reply to DC
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 5
The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) today met Mr A.K.Sinha, Additional Deputy Commissioner, and submitted their reply to the unionís charter of demands to the city administration.

Dr Sandeep Puri, Medical Superintendent in a press statement today said the land and the building housing Hero DMC Heart Institute belonged to DMCH and continued to be so. He said the heart institute had been created for taking care of the heart problems of people, particularly those belonging to the northern region, according to the latest technique and methodology. Therefore, rules and regulations of the institute could not be equated with other hospitals or the same hospital providing different kinds of services. He said the basic qualification of the senior doctors at DMCH was basic PG, whereas in the heart institute, there were super-specialists. The working of the HDHI could not be done on the same terms and conditions as prevalent in the hospital. There had to be some difference.

Dr S.C. Ahuja, Principal, DMCH said prior to the establishment of the HDHI, the employees with the heart ailment were referred to other institutions where they were made to pay 100 per cent for their ailment. However, in HDHI against the usual rate, 50 per cent of the charges per procedure was being charged from the employees.

Contract basis was a universal truth and again it was prerogative of the management to recruit the employees on the terms and conditions best suitable for the institution. Terms of employment of all the previous employees were not being changed in any manner.

Meanwhile, the union has sought the intervention of Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to end the row between the two parties. The union alleged that the Deputy Commissioner had arranged two meetings but the members of the management never turned up to resolve the issue. 

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DMC doctor gets award
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 5
The Man of the Year Award 2001 has been conferred upon Dr Gurcharan Avasthi, Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, by the American Biographical Institute (ABI), renowned publishers of biographical reference works from the world over.

Earlier, Dr Avasthi and his wife, Dr Kumkum Avasthi, were given an honorary appointment to the Research Board of Advisors of the ABI.

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