Wednesday, August 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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DMCH faculty flays DIG's remark
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 13
The faculty of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has expressed shock over the statement of the DIG, Ludhiana range, in which he had justified the action taken by the police against DMCH employees on July 13 and threatened it repeat it if a similar situation arose again.

“A supposedly disciplined force such as the riot-control police, or for that matter any law enforcing agency in a country, which boasts of great traditional and ancient civilisation, cannot go on beating and torturing people, especially those who are peaceful and on duty.

No amount of provocation can justify barbarism against people who were not even on strike and those living in neighbouring localities and beating up of female nurses by male members of the police staff and hurling abuses at them in the police stations ,” said doctors.

The doctors alleged that rather than taking action against guilty and erring policemen, a senior officer like the DIG was justifying a barbaric action. This was not only sad and serious but also unfortunate and grossly abnormal, they said.

One of the senior doctors said,“ In carrying out professional duty, certain risks and hazards are inherent and have to be accepted at the time of joining the profession.

But this does not mean that a victim of occupational or professional hazard can take recourse to vindictive retaliation with mindless vengeance, and worse is that the superiors not only allow it, but also condone and justify it".

The faculty appealed to the bodies like the Human Rights Commission to take note of this and order an impartial inquiry. Responsibility for the excesses, injuries to the innocent and the death of the person on duty should be fixed and those guilty be punished, demanded faculty members.



DMCH staff rally

LUDHIANA: Employees of the DMCH held their dharna near Haibowal Chowk here on Tuesday. The employees union alleged that the management wanted to negotiate on their own terms and conditions. Ms Amandeep Jakhu, on behalf of the employees union, said that the issues regarding the status of Hero DMC Heart Institute and DMCH, contract system of employment and revoking of suspension of DMCH employees remained unsettled even after so many days of their “struggle”. OC



Greenland School win badminton title
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 13
Greenland Senior Secondary School beat Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School 3-0 in the u-17 badminton title, while in the u-14, Alpine International School got the better of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School 3-1 in the Ludhiana Zonal School Games being organised by the Ludhiana District Education Department at Tagore Public School, here today.

In the final, Gurbax of Greenland School beat Sanchit 7-0, 7-0 and 7-0 to give his team lead. In the second match, Ashotosh beat Mohit 7-0, 7-0 and 7-1. In the third and deciding match, the pair of Gurbax and Ankush defeated Sanchit and Ankush 7-0, 7-1 and 7-0 to clinch the title 3-0.

In table tennis (u-17), Greenland Senior Secondary School defeated Kundan Vidya Mandir School 3-1 to bag the trophy.

Rain played the spoilsport as a number of matches in different disciplines could not be held. One match each in kho-kho, volleyball and handball were played.

In the semifinals (football u-19), Government Senior Secondary School, PAU, prevailed over Government Senior Secondary School, Mangat, and Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School outplayed GGN Khalsa School to secure their berths in the final.

In the first semi-final, Government Senior Secondary School, PAU, overpowered Government Senior Secondary School, Mangat, in a tie-breaker. Sunil, Navpreet and Harpreet scored for the winners, while Sukhdev and Jaspreet for Mangat school.

In the second semi-final, Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School beat GGN Khalsa School, 4-1. Mohit Gupta and Suraj scored apiece, while Harsh Sharma found the target twice for Bhartiya Vidya Mandir. For the losers, Happy scored the lone goal in the 53rd minute of the match.

In the u-17 age group, Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, 2-1 to enter the final. Jasbir Singh put Government School ahead in the third minute. 



Admn gears up for I-Day function
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 13
The District Administration has made elaborate arrangements to organise the district-level Independence Day function at the Government College for Boys. Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Rural Development and Agriculture Minister, will unfurl the National Flag and take salute from the march past, in which contingent of the Punjab Police, home guards, NCC (boys and girls), NCC air wings, ex-servicemen, scouts and guides will participate.

Mr Anurag Aggarwal, DC, said the final rehearsal was conducted today. Students from 50 schools of the city would participate in the function. He said the chief guest would present sewing machines to needy women and tricycles to handicapped persons on behalf of the District Red Cross Society.


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