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Blood donation camp held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 2
A blood donation camp was organised at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Pharmacy for thalassemic children getting treatment at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) yesterday.

A team of doctors and technicians of the DMCH conducted the camp under the supervision of Dr Amarjit Kaur, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Transfusion Medicine. As many as 38 units of blood were collected, informed Dr Hitesh Narang, Assistant Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, DMCH.

A talk on pre natal diagnosis and thalassemia was delivered by Dr Parveen Sobti, Associate Professor and in charge, Thalassemia unit, DMCH.

Presently 168 children are registered with the thalassemia unit of DMCH.

Thalassemia is the most common inherited disorder in the world and Punjab is the one of the worst affected states. Three to 15 per cent of Punjabi population has the thalassemia trait. Unfortunately, people have very little awareness about the disease. Many of these patients die because they don’t get one to two units of blood after every 15 to 20 days.

Those interested in donating blood for the thalassemic children can contact Dr Amarjit Kaur at the Department of Transfusion Medicine, DMCH. 



Gender test complaint against doc
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 2
A complaint was registered against Dr Neetu, a gynaecologist of the Sri Ram Charitable Hospital, in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here today for allegedly conducting a selective sex determination test.

Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, in a press statement today said that on February 28 a caller gave a tip off regarding the test. A team of three government doctors was constituted. They included Dr Ajit Singh Chawla, member PNDT Advisory Committee, Dr Nirmaljit Kaur and Dr Anantjit Kaur, Medical Officers, Civil Hospital. They were directed to inspect the premises of Sri Ram Charitable Hospital, Prabhat Nagar, here.

Dr A.S. Chawla said, “a 16-week pregnant woman had been admitted to the hospital. She was the mother of a one and a half years girl. The relevant record was seized on March 1 and the details of ultrasound record were examined under the supervision of Dr Manorama Awasthy, District Family Welfare Officer”. The inspection team opined that the woman had been admitted for selective sex determination.



Fine performance by BVM School students
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, March 2
Students of the Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, gave a sterling performance in different sports disciplines during the district, state and national-level tournaments organised by the Education Department as well as the sports associations during the current academic year.

According to Mr Baljit Singh Gill, in charge, sports section of the school, 38 boys and girls of the school secured medals at various level athletics, judo, table tennis, football, volleyball, basketball, chess, swimming and horse riding tournaments and brought laurels to their school.

Priya Bawa bagged a silver medal in the 3 km cross country race and won a bronze in 1500 m race in the Punjab State Schools Athletics Meet at Ludhiana and also represented the state in the Junior National Athletics Meet in Kerala; Kirti Sharma figured in the 4x100 m relay team that finished third in this meet.

Maneet Sharma (u-19 years) and Deepak Kumar and Rishav Sharma (u-17 years) were the members of the district athletics team in the Punjab State Junior Athletics Meet held at Sangrur.

Meenu Arora (u-19) won a silver medal in the National Judo Championship conducted by the School Games Federation of India at Patiala while Manjeet Kaur (u-19), Nidhi Arora (u-14) and Vaishali Bawa (u-14) represented Ludhiana in the Punjab Schools Judo Championship at Jalandhar.

Kirti Aggarwal (u-14 years) won silver medal in the Punjab State Table Tennis Championship at Amritsar and then represented Punjab in the Open National Meet at Ajmer. other paddlers — Nirdosh Sood, Shweta Lamba got silver medals in the Sub Junior State Meet at Amritsar. Sumit Aggarwal and Jagdeep Singh took part in the punjab State Meet.

Harsimran Singh was the member of the Ludhiana football team (u-14) that participated in the Punjab State Schools Meet at Nawanshahr. Nivesh Sharma represented Punjab in the Junior National Volleyball Tournament in Andhra Pradesh while Rajdeep Abbi represented Ludhiana in the Punjab Schools Volleyball Championship at Muktsar

Manisha Verma, Radhika Sharma and Chandni Jain represented the Ludhiana district in the Punjab State Schools Basketball Championships at Gurdaspur (u-17 years) and Bathinda (u-14 years) respectively.

Sukhjeet Singh clinched a bronze medal in the Punjab State Schools Swimming Meet (u-17) at Ropar while Bikramjeet Singh and Kishanjeet Singh (u-14) represented Ludhiana in that meet.

Jyoti, Seema and Khushboo secured second position in the Punjab State Schools Chess Championship at Moga while Dilpreet Singh bagged bronze medal in the Horse Riding Show at Delhi.


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