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Four lakh given polio drops
Tribune Reporters

Ludhiana, February 9
In the second phase of pulse polio campaign, around four lakh children in the age group of 0-5 years were administered polio drops in the entire district by organising static medical posts by the Health Department with cooperation of voluntary organisations and medical institutions.

Mr Gurcharn Singh Galib, MP, inaugurated the programme at a district-level function at the civil dispensary at Salem Tabri here this morning by administering polio drops to children. Mr Galib called upon the staff of the Health Department and volunteers to make efforts to cover transit points and interior places so that every child could be protected from this fatal disease. He appreciated the comprehensive arrangements made by the Health Department and administration to cover all parts of the district.

Mr Surinder Dawar, MLA, inaugurated the programme at the Civil Hospital in his constituency by giving polio drops to children.

Dr S N Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, giving the details of the programme, said to complete today’s exercise, 1,963 static posts were set up by the Health Department in the district to cover all 4.76 lakh children below the age of five years. He said the department had also associated private doctors and other staff to cover every nook and corner of the district. The Civil Surgeon further said in Ludhiana city alone 100 static posts had been setup and 96 mobile medical teams deputed for this purpose. He said these medical teams would go for door-to-door activity on February 10 and 11 to ensure that all the children below five years had been administered polio drops.

In Dr Kootnis Acupuncture Hospital, a polio campaign was organised by the hospital staff, in collaboration with Lions Club Royal. The club also distributed biscuits among the children.

Polio drops were administered to 300 children by members of Gurdwara Bhagat Chet Ram Sewa Society. Mr Jagmohan, president of Ram Charitable Hospital, inaugurated the function.

MACHHIWARA: More than 10,000 children in the age group of 0-5 years were given polio drops in the Machhiwara block. Mr Anil Sood, president, nagar council, Machhiwara, inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops in the presence of J.G. Vohra, medical officer of the WHO . The transit post at the Rahon road here began the campaign when Mr Satwinder Mohan Singh, President, Lions Club, gave polio drops to a child. The SMO, Dr Harwinder Singh, started THE campaign at Chhaurian village. Talking to this correspondent Block Extension Educator, Brij Mohan Sharma, said 72 teams had been set up to complete this campaign in the Machhiwara Block.

According to Dr Harvinder Singh, the children who were not administered polio drops today would be given the drops on February 10 and 11 by the volunteers in a door-to-door campaign.

AMLOH: On the second round of pulse polio, 1,644 children up to the age of five were administered the second dose of polio drops at eight booths and by a mobile team, said Dr Avtar Singh Bhullar, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, here. Mr Zora Singh, Principal, Government Senior Secondary School, inaugurated the camp.

Dr S.K. Bansal, Deputy Medical Commissioner, and Dr P.L. Goyal, Civil Surgeon, Fatehgarh Sahib visited the campaign. Mr Bhullar said as many as 2,096 children were administered the polio vaccine. The SMO thanked NSS volunteers and social workers for their cooperation. 



Cash prize, buffalo for Sihan Daud
Our Correspondent

Machhiwara, February 9
In the final of the Kabbadi Club Tournament at Lal Kalan, Sihan Daud defeated Bhinder Kalan, while Rurki beat Sehjo Majra in the volleyball (smashing) final. The Sihan Daud Kabaddi team was won a cash prize of Rs 6,100 and a buffalo.

This third rural sports meet was organised by the Youth Sports and Welfare Club of Lall-Kalan and the village panchayat. The Transport Minister of Punjab, Mr Tej Parkash Singh Kotli, gave away the prizes. Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, was the guest of honour. Mr Kotli announced a grant of Rs 30,000 for the club.

According to the club president, Mr Iqbal Singh Toni, and the club secretary, Mr Manpreet Singh Mangat, the results of various events were as follows: Dog race — Kultar singh Wazidpur’s dog Moti first, Tomi Grewal’s dog Bruce second and Jagga’s Road Ranger third. Kabaddi (35kg) — Mehdoodan first and Lal Kalan second; 42 kg — Natt village first and Jandiali Kalan second; 52 kg — Kalas Kalan first and Kup Kalan second; 57 kg — Ghalauti first and Lal Kalan second; 62 kg — Bhurthla Mander stood first and Dhoolkot second.

Besides, stunts by various persons were the main attraction of the final ceremony. Eight-year-old Pargat Singh of Bhamian Kalan lifted a 15 kg weight and Mandeep Kaur of Machhiwara pulled a bullet motorcycle with two riders on top. Joginder Singh Billoo picked up a 90 kg weight with his teeth.

The Lal Kalan Sarpanch, Mr Tara Singh, the vice-president of the club, Mr Amandeep Singh Aman; cashier Mr Sukhdev Singh Gogi, assistant secretary, Mr Sapinder Singh, and members Mr Gurwinder Singh, Mr Lakhvir singh and Mr Jagroop Singh were the other organisers of the tournament.



Double Deckor Club win tourney
Our Correspondent

Ahmedgarh, February 9
The Second Sabina Cup Tournament concluded at the local Shanti Tara College. It was won by the Double Deckor Club, Ludhiana, by defeating Friends Club, Malerkotla. The tournament was inaugurated by Mr Anil Kumar Aggarwal, executive director, Shreyans Industries Limited. Twelve teams from various noted cricket clubs of the area participated in the tournament. Winning team scored 167 runs in 20 overs and runners-up scored 89 runs in the final match.

The Double Deckor Club had earlier entered the final by defeating the team of Shreyans Industries Limited, Ahmedgarh. The Friends Club, Malerkotla, had entered the final by defeating the team of Shanti Tara College, Ahmedgarh.

Chintin and Varun of the Double Deckor Club were declared the best batsman and the best bowler, respectively. Ram Kumar was declared the best fielder. Mr Harpreet (Shanti Tara College), Kunal (Friends Club, Malerkotla), Satinder (GM Club, Ahmedgarh), Karan (Master Mahajan Club), Bunty (SIL), Ballu and Chintin (Double Deckor, Ludhiana), Raj Kumar and Lalit (Friends Club, Malerkotla) were declared ‘man of match’ in their respective games.

Mr Nirmaljit Singh Sandhu from the USA gave away prizes to the winners and outstanding players of the tournament. He donated Rs 10,000 to the host college. Mr Arvind Malhotra and Mr Amarjit Singh Sidhu, general secretary and director of the college, respectively, addressed the gathering.


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