Thursday, September 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Seminar on thalassaemia
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 18
The SDP College for Women organised a lecture on ‘Community control of thalassaemia’ by Dr Sheila Dass, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, and Dr Arun Sood from the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here today in the seminar hall.

The lecture was a joint venture of the NSS and the Red Cross. Dr Sheila said thalassaemia was as an inherited disorder of haemoglobin. She said children suffering from it became pale and developed anaemia from the age of six month onwards, hence, they required multiple blood transfusion for survival.

Dr Arun Sood spoke about alpha and beta thalassaemia. He said beta thalassaemia was more common in some communities and about three to four per cent of the population was affected by it. He also highlighted the causes and symptoms of the disease and explained how it could be prevented. He stressed the need to get thalassaemia tests done in the early stage of pregnancy, especially when both parents were carriers of this defective gene.

The lecture was followed by a question-answer session.

Ms S. Verma, Principal, also addressed the students. She announced that the college would make arrangements for getting all students tested for thalassaemia and other diseases in October.



Trauma management course
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 18
Accidents continue to be a major health concern with approximately one lakh people dying because of accidents and five times this number becoming physically handicapped after getting traumatised in an accident. It continues to be the number one cause of death in India.

Even in countries like the USA, it has been the most common cause of death in the most productive age group. It has been observed that the outcome of treatment in an accident victim depends largely on the care that is provided during initial couple of hours.

Keeping in mind its importance, the national trauma management course will be held for the first time in this part of the region at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Super Speciality Trauma Centre on September 20 and 21.



Appeal to fight drug menace
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 18
The Social Welfare Society today appealed to all the non-government organisations of the state to come up together against the evil of drugs and save the future of the country.

In a statement issued here, the president of the society, Mr Pritam Singh Bharowal, said that the time had come when all such organisations need to be active and come on the same platform to help those in the grip of drugs and discourage the unscrupulous elements which were spreading the cancer of this disease.

Mr Bharowal appealed to all the leaders of political parties to work together in the same direction. He said that his organisaton had decided to invite the heads of some socially active organisations to chalk out a programme to fight the menace of drugs and those doing commendable work would be honoured by the organisation.



Women’s hockey meet from Sept 28
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, Septemebr 18
The Ludhiana District Women Hockey Championship will be held at Guru Nanak Stadium here from September 28 to 30, according to a press note issued today by Ms Surinder Dhir, honorary secretary, Ludhiana Women Hockey Association.

Entries may be sent to Mr Jagbir Singh Grewal, organising secretary of the meet or Ms Arunjit Kaur, sports officer (hockey), Guru Nanak Stadium, up to September 27. 


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