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DMCH to step up TB eradication drive
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 19
A meeting to review and step up the efforts towards TB eradication was organised at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here yesterday. Dr Jagdip Whig, Vice-Principal and in charge of the Chest unit at DMCH, presided over the meeting which was attended by medical officers of peripheral DOTS centers working under the hospital.

Dr Whig said the task of TB eradication was challenging and a lot more still needed to be done in this direction. He said in May, 35 new cases were put on treatment at the DOTS centres of DMCH, bringing the total number of cases to 133 in comparison to 80 during the corresponding period last year. “Still, a lack of proper information, education and communication among the victims and awareness among the medical fraternity about the concept of DOTS and its efficacy remains the most challenging aspect of its implementation,” he observed. He said TB killed more than 6.05 lakh women every year as compared to around 4.93 lakh who died of pregnancy-related complications. Moreover, the disease forced more than 30,000 children to leave schools because of their parents’ illness all over the world, he added.

It was decided on the recommendation of Dr Anil Kashyap, Senior Resident, Chest unit, to organise a CME on DOTS in the DMCH to involve the doctors to highlight the concepts, efficacy, treatment regimes and the effect on the control of TB to make the drive more effective. Expressing their grave concern over an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for various forms of TB, those present felt that more DOTS centres needed to be set up, especially in Ghumar Mandi, Maya Nagar and Krishna Nagar localities, for comprehensive coverage of the area around DMCH. Elaborating on the working of DOTS Centre of DMCH, Dr Whig said it was providing free and complete treatment to patients of all forms of TB.



Medical check-up camp held
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 19
The Pensioners Information Centre Management Committee organised a free medical check-up camp at the Pensioners Bhavan here today.
Mr B.R. Kaushal, chairman of the committee, said the State Bank of India, Civil Lines, organised the medical camp to mark the second foundation day anniversary of the Bhavan.

Mr Samir Saran, Deputy General Manager, SBI, Zonal Office, Punjab, was the chief guest and Mr S.K. Jain, Assistant General Manager, SBI, Civil Lines was the guest of honour. He inaugurated the camp. The doctors examined around 125 pensioners. Medicines were given to the needy patients.



2 pledge to donate eyes
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 19
Two members of a family have pledged to donate their eyes to the Punarjot Eye Bank.
Dr Ramesh, Director of the eye bank, at a meeting thanked the families of the donors, recipients and employees of the bank. He said the eyes of two donors, Chuni Lal and Sukhdev Singh, were transplanted after a series of successful surgeries to four persons — Mr Jaswant Singh, Ms Dalip Kaur, Mr Dinesh Kumar and Mr Puran Singh Dhillawan.



Khaira fashions Tony Mahajan XI victory
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, June 19
Geetansh Khaira gave another fine batting performance, remaining unconquered at 73 as Tony Mahajan XI trounced Patwari XI by nine wickets to register second consecutive win in the 8th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (u-14) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at the Arya College for Boys here today. Geetansh had scored match winning 96 runs against Charanjit Singh Ahluwalia XI in the inaugural match of the tournament.

Batting first, Patwari XI made 104 runs in 29.2 overs. Only three batsmen, Piyush Likhi, Sandeep and Nirmal, reached the double-figure mark. For Tony Mahajan XI, Jashan Sidhu and Akash Juneja grabbed two and three wickets, respectively, while Salil Verma and Dhrone Kanish took one wicket each.

Tony Mahajan XI achieved the target losing just one wicket in the 19th over. Geetansh Khaira and Dilpreet Singh Grewal remained unbeaten at 78 and 15 respectively.

Brief scores: Patwari XI: 104 all out in 29.2 overs (Piyush Likhi 13, Sandeep 14, Nirmal 12 and Sukhan 4 n.o; Akash Juneja 2 for 22, Jashan Sidhu 3 for 21, Dhrone Kanish 1 for 17 and Salil Verma 1 for 2 0)

Tony Mahajan XI: 106 for 1 in 18.3 overs (Salil Verma 3, Geetansh Khaira 78 n.o and Dilpreet Singh Grewal 15 n.o; Sukhan 1 for 21)


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