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CORNEA TRANSPLANT: The Lions Club Ludhiana Skipper sponsored cornea transplant of six patients. Two patients belonged to Jalandhar while other four were from Ludhiana district. The function was attended by the Lions Club Skipper president, Mr H.K. Ahuja, Mr A.K. Dutta, Mr D.P. Singh etc. All members of the club appreciated the Punarjot Eye Bank of Punjab for the noble service. Dr Ramesh, stressed the need to spread eye donation awareness among the masses. He urged other clubs to come forward for promoting the noble cause. He also requested patients and their relatives to promote eye donation awareness campaign.

Gratitude expressed: The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ludhiana, has thanked the Marxist Communist Party of India for extending support to the association. Dr Gursharan Singh, president of the association, said in a press note that in most of the cases doctors were not at fault. “We have requested various NGOs to come forward and rescue the medical community from unscrupulous elements. The association had earlier got support from other sections also.” In a joint statement here, Mr Kuldeep Singh, secretary of the Punjab State Committee of the MCPI, and Mr Kirpal Singh Hans, member of the state secretariat of the Punjab MCPI, urged the government to frame a comprehensive policy and to take opinion of technical experts before proceeding into complex and technical cases.

RED CROSS CAMP: The Indian Red Cross Society in collaboration with the District Education Officer organised a tehsil-level Junior Red Cross Camp at Government Senior Secondary School, NTC, Rajpura, here on Tuesday. Nearly 125 students from various schools of the city participated in the camp. Speaking on the occasion, Principal of the school B.K. Bhatti told the students about the importance of first aid to the injured. District Education Officer, Patiala Red Cross, K.R. Verma imparted training on how to maintain health with clean environment, pure water and cleanliness as well as a balanced diet. Deputy Secretary, Punjab Red Cross, Ramesh Aggarwal, vice-president Red Cross Vijay Kumar Goyal were also present on the occasion.



CYLINDER CATCHES FIRE: A cooking gas cylinder caught fire in a house in Phase XI here on Tuesday. It is learnt that the fire broke out soon after an empty cylinder was replaced and gas started leaking from the regulator point. The defective cylinder was thrown out of the house averting a major fire incident. 



ROAD MISHAP: One person was killed and another injured when a canter hit a pedestrian near Shajadpur. According to information, Saleem and Hanish were going on a road when a canter hit them. Saleem died on the spot while Hanish sustained injuries. The police has registered a case against the canter driver. 

DAIRY OWNERS: The Ambala City Municipal Council has asked dairy owners of the city to shift their dairies outside the urban area by November 11. After the expiry of this date, action would be taken against them. The president of the council, Mr Rajinder Guddu, said they could collect the prescribed form from the council office in this regard. The council had acquired a piece of land at Khatoli village close to Ambala City where plots would be allotted to the dairy owners on subsidised rate, he added.


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