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Awarness camp at D.D. Jain College
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 10
A valedictory function was organised on the fourth day of an awareness camp at D.D. Jain College of Education which was presided over by Mr Gian Chand Jain, the financial adviser of the managing committee. The president, Mr Narinder Kumar Jain, and other members of the committee were present on the occasion.

Dr Saveen, Deputy Directory, Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension and Dr Prabha, project director of the same department of Panjab University, were present on the occasion.

Dr Aruna Sood, Mr Parveen Bansal and Dr S. Verma addressed the gathering and spoke on various diseases. Dr Sood spoke on thalesemia and urged the girls to go for its check-up before tying the nuptial knots.

Mr Parveen Bansal enlightened the students about yoga and its various kriyas. He encouraged the students to practice yoga daily not only for physical strength but also for mental development.

Dr S. Verma spoke about health and nutrition, especially for children, adolescents and pregnant women.

Mr Narinder Kumar Jain proposed a vote of thanks.


Lecture on financial analysis
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 10
The Postgraduate Department of Commerce, Arya College, Ludhiana, organised an extension lecture on international financial analysis. The lecture was delivered by Dr Subhash Sharma of Department of Commerce and Business Management, GNDU, Amritsar. The students of the Postgraduate Department and faculty members attended it. Dr S.M. Sharma, Principal, welcomed the chief guest and emphasised the need for holding such lectures.

Dr Subhash Sharma emphasised the need for analysing the annual reports of multinational corporations as some of the Indian companies had become multinational. He discussed the problems faced by the analists to analyse the financial statement of MNCs.


PTU music workshop ends
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 10
A two-day music workshop of Punjab Technical University (PTU) was organised at Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here, which began yesterday.

The workshop was organised to provide training to students who would be representing PTU in the North Zone Intervarsity Youth Festival to be held at Kurukshetra University from January 12 to January 16, 2004.

Mrs Anup Kaur Bansal, Principal, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women (GNKCW), inaugurated this two-day workshop. Mrs Mohanbir Kaur Rana, Head, Department of Music, GNKCW, supervised this training and Ms Sandhya Mehta, Cultural Officer, GNIMT, organised this workshop.

Mr Gurbinder Singh, Mr Sarabjeet Singh and Mr Jolly trained the students on the nuances of fine singing.

Ramandeep Kaur and Ridhi Nayyar of GNIMT, Ludhiana, Garima Thapar, Kunal Jhangi, Damanpreet Kaur, Princy Jain and Amandeep Singh from DAVIET, Jalandhar and Preetkamal Kaur and Navdeep from GTBKIET, Chappianiwali, Malout, were among those who participated in this workshop.

Dr A S Bansal, Director, GNIMT, said that the institute had taken this initiative for providing venue and coaching arrangements to the talented students. 


CMCH plans anti-cancer programme
Shivani Bhakoo

Ludhiana, January 10
Dr Silas Charles, Director of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), has claimed that the hospital management will launch a complete cancer programme in another two years time. This will be one of the best ever programmes launched in the world. “I am seeking local support for this”, said Dr Charles, who has come from USA to inaugurate the 1.5 Tesla GE Excite MRI machine at the CMCH here yesterday.

In an exclusive interview with Ludhiana Tribune here yesterday, Dr Charles said that for making the programme successful, the management was standardising everything. More faculty was being introduced and it would be one of the comprehensive oncology set-up. “We would be having Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), which is very common in western world and in India places like Mumbai and Delhi have such facility. The people in this part of the region would definitely be benefited from it”, said Dr Charles.

Asked that wouldn’t it be better for the institute if the Director stayed in the country, Dr Charles said, “I admit that it would have been much better, but at the same time the Director of the institute had to be visionary also. Even if I am staying abroad, my focus is always on the betterment of the CMCH. I try to bring the latest technology, more facilities to people here. As far as the management of the institute is concerned, we are managing it quite well, I get myself updated with day to day report”.

Dr Charles said future of the institute was very bright. “Last year we had bed occupancy of about 65-70 per cent. This year, in the first week, we have 50 per cent bed occupancy. This temporary slump has been because of winter season”, he said. While talking about the new MRI Machine, Dr Charles said similar machine was there at Amritsar, but in that cardiac MRI was not present.

Meanwhile, the 1.5 Tesla Super conducting GE Signa infinity plus MRI was inaugurated this afternoon on the hospital premises by Mr S.K.Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation and Dr Silas Charles, Director, CMCH.

In his address, Dr Charles said the CMCH always believed in providing the best for its patients and setting-up of this MRI unit was one step forward in this direction.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sharma appreciated the efforts of the CMCH in bringing in the latest technology in health care sector to the city, thus making it possible for the citizens to get the best treatment in the city itself. He added that this new facility would greatly benefit not only the doctors at the institute, but also other doctors in the region.

Giving details of the MRI machine, Dr S.S.Bakshi said apart from the fact that images were obtained in a lesser time at a much higher resolution than other systems presently available, the real utility of this machine had in its capacity to access and even quantify body functions rather than just simple anatomical sections only.

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