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DMCH organises Nephrology Update
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 7
To update the knowledge of nephrologists, physicians and surgeons of the region, the nephrology unit of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) headed by Dr N.S. Khaira organised Nephrology Update-2004 at Dumra Auditorium here recently. Delegates from all over the region attended the event to benefit from the talks given by experts.

Mr Amrit Nagpal, secretary, Managing Society, DMCH, Dr Daljit Singh, Principal, Dr J. Whig, Vice-Principal, Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, Medical Superintendent (P), DMCH, also graced the occasion with their presence.

Dr V.K. Sakhuja, PGI, Chandigarh, and Dr A.K. Bhalla, Senior Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, were the guest speakers.

Dr Sakhuja, Chief of Nephrology, PGI, talked on the prevalence of coronary artery disease in patients of kidney failure and stressed on the need for proper screening of such patients before kidney transplant. Death related to heart disease was many times higher in patients with kidney failure as compared to the normal population, he said.

Dr Bhalla discussed the options for patients of chronic kidney failure. He stressed the need for the early detection of kidney failure in order to delay the need for expensive treatment. Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) or self-dialysis was a novel form and a very good treatment for patients who could not get kidney transplant, he asserted.

A large number of doctors, physicians and CAPD patients attended the function. There was also a live demonstration of the technique of CAPD. The delegates showed a lot of interest in the technique and it was felt that there was need to increase awareness about it. Dr Khaira delivered a vote of thanks at the end of the programme.



Health quiz held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 7
Cremica Foods Ltd, in association with reputed doctors and dieticians, organised a health awareness quiz for students of GMT Public Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar byepass, here today.

Students of Classes VIII, IX and X participated in the quiz which was held in five rounds. The quiz revolved around major topics of health and hygiene. The quiz was anchored by Mr Aditya Raj Kalia of The Catalysts, an event managing company.

The teams were named after various types of dietary constituents of human body like ‘Carbohydrates’, ‘Proteins’, ‘Fats’, ‘Vitamins’ and ‘Minerals’. The winning team of the contest was ‘Vitamins’ comprising Akshay of Class X, Shivam of Class IX and Deepti of Class IX.



Mayor to win over dissident councillors
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 7
Mayor Nahar Singh Gill is learnt to have stepped in to win over some dissident councillors of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation who have so far maintained distance from the campaign of Mr Munish Tiwari, a Congress candidate for the LS poll. These councillors, including senior Deputy Mayor Prem Mittal, had been supporting the candidature of Gurcharan Singh Galib.

Yesterday, the Mayor held a meeting, which was attended by most of the city councillors who came out in support of Mr Tiwari. Besides Mr Gill, others who attended the meeting were District Congress Committee president Jagmohan Sharma, local MLA Surinder Dawar and other office-bearers of the party.

Mr Gill assured Mr Tiwari that entire rank and file of the party was behind him. He pointed out that a party should get precedence over an individual. Mr Gill claimed that the Congress would win the Ludhiana seat with a record margin.

Addressing the meeting, Mr Dawar said all city MLAs (Ludhiana has all Congress MLAs) would ensure that they improved their previous performance. He pointed out that the quantum of work done by the government, the legislators and the councillors in their respective areas would contribute towards Mr Tiwari’s chances of winning the poll.

Mr Jagmohan Sharma claimed that the party was getting a good response.


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