Tuesday, March 11, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Seminar on neurology
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 10
Stroke is emerging as one of the most common killers in the country. On an average, 2,000 people suffer a stroke (in the brain) in the country everyday. This was stated by experts at a seminar, ‘Neuro Update, organised by Deep Hospital here last night.

Eminent experts from the field of neurology warned that stroke was as dangerous and deadly as a heart attack as this always came without any prior symptoms. Prominent among the speakers were Dr J.S. Chopra, former Principal and Director of the PGI Chandigarh, and currently president of the Neurological Society of India, and Dr V.S. Mehta, head of the Department of Neuro-surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

They said, hypertension and diabetes were the main causes of stroke and people should take care of these in advance. “Prevention is the best cure”, said Dr Arun Dhanoka, a senior consultant neurologist at DMC, who has recently taken over as the Head of the Neuro-surgery Department in the Deep Hospital.

Dr Baldeep Singh, director, Deep Hospital, said the main purpose of starting a neuro-department was to provide affordable services in neurology to the people in Ludhiana. 



Soccer trials on March 13
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, March 10
The District Football Association (DFA), Ludhiana, will conduct trials to select the district team on March 13 here at the Guru Nanak Stadium at 10 am., according to Mr Tara Singh Lotey, honorary secretary of the association. The selected players will represent Ludhiana in the coming Punjab State Senior Football Championship to be held at Bassi Pathana, from March 19 to 23.

Athletics meet: A two-day athletics meet will be held at the Satguru Ram Singh Government Multi purpose Institute, Rishi Nagar, on March 12 and 13. According to a press note issued here today by the principal, the meet will be declared open on March 12 at 9 am, while the concluding function will be held on March 13 at 4 pm. 


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