Wednesday, December 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Death due to TB, not jaundice
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 24
Health Department officials have claimed that the death of 70-year-old Mohinder Kaur, resident of the Agwar Ladhai locality, Jagraon, yesterday, was due to tuberculosis (TB) and not jaundice.

Dr Balbir Singh, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Jagraon said:” According to the investigations, Mohinder Kaur died due to tuberculosis. She had been getting the treatment for tuberculosis for the past two months but TB drugs induce jaundice in some cases”.

But the son of the deceased has alleged that his mother had been suffering from jaundice for the past one month and doctors lost hope as her condition deteriorated in recent days.

As many as 23 patients suffering from jaundice have been admitted to various hospitals in Jagraon town recently. The disease reportedly spread due to mixing of sewer water in the drinking water supply.

Dr Balbir Singh said the worst-affected area was near Adda Raikot. “The condition of the 23 patients is stable. The health officials from the Civil Surgeon office, Ludhiana, took several water samples on December 18 and the result is awaited. We are conducting door-to-door surveys and the residents have been asked to boil water for drinking. The residents have been distributed chlorine tablets”, Dr Balbir Singh claimed.

Meanwhile, residents of the area have complained that they have requested the municipal authorities several times to take adequate steps to check the mixing of sewer water with the tap water but of no avail. One of the residents said: “Despite repeated requests, the authorities have failed to check the supply of polluted water and to get the garbage lifted from the affected area. Unfortunately, the authorities wake up when it is too late”.


BVM school sports meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 24
The VIIth Annual Sports Meet (primary section) of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana received an overwhelming response as more than 700 students took part in it. The meet was organised at the school's Kitchlu Nagar branch here today.

Mr Ashok Setia, Director of the school, inaugurated the meet and among others who were present on this occasion where Mr Rajesh Prashar and Mr Daljeet Singh Gill, Principal and the in charge, sports, BVM school, respectively.

The annual meet for secondary section will be held on December 26. Former international and Arjuna awardee, Inder Singh will the chief guest at the prize distribution function.

Boys (Vth class) — 100 m: 1 Sahil, 2 Kuldeep Singh, 3 Kushal; 200 m- 1 Nitin, 2 Kuldeep, 3 Kushal; sack race: 1 Ankit Anand, 2 Naveen, 3 Raghav.

(IVth class) —100 m: 1 Mandeep, 2 Parteek, 3 Yogesh; 200 m: 1 Deepak, 2 Gaurav, 3 Kishanjeet; Sack race- 1 Shubham, 2 Sahil Bawa, 3 Parteek.

(IIIrd class) — 100 m: 1 Pankaj, 2 Abhishek, 3 Kashish; three-leg race: 1 Rahul and Sahil, 2 Mohit and Dishant, 3 Akshit and Abhishek; sack race: 1 Abhishek, 2 Kashish, 3 Jatin.

(IInd class) — 50 m 1 Prabhat, 2 Hemant, 3 Jatin; spoon potato race: 1 Niketan, 2 Kashish, 3 Ankush.

(Ist class) — 100 m: 1 Harpreet, 2 Nikhil, 3 Kunal; Potato spoon race- 1 Hitesh, 2 Varun, 3 Deevanshu.

Girls (Vth class) — 100 m: 1 Bharti, 2 Taranpreet, 3 Ritika; 200 m: 1 Bharti, 2 Ashima, 3 Richa; three-leg race: 1 Ritika and Richa, 2 Rishu and Sugandha, 3 Shivani and Niti.

(IVth class) — 100 m: 1 Diksha, 2 Deepika, 3 Arshdeep; 200 m 1 Diksha, 2 Deepika, 3 Arshdeep; three-leg race: 1 Surbi and Diksha, 2 Deepanshu and Amandeep, 3 Gyatri and Arshdeep.

(IIIrd class) — 100 m: 1 Jamine, 2 Neha Sharma, 3 Sandeep; Three leg race- 1 Money and Harleen, 2 Jasmine and Khushboo, 3 Sakshi and Neha Soni.

(IInd class) — 100 m: 1 Muskan, 2 Palak, 3 Bhumika; spoon potato race: 1 Bhumika, 2 Muskan, 3 Priya.

(Ist class) — 1 50 m: 1 Shagun, 2 Aditi, 3 Sakshi; Spoon potato race: 1 Manpreet, 2 Harleen, 3 Surati.


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