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Hospital starts laser eye treatment 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 21
Jyoti Kendra Charitable Hospital in Kitchlu Nagar here today started Lala Kidar Nath Sukh Devi Jain Laser Treatment Centre in the Department of Ophthalmology with support by industrialist Mr Suraj Bhan Jain. The new facility was inaugurated today by Mr K.K. Goyal.

According to Mr Hitendra Jain, secretary of the managing society, the hospital had installed iris green double frequency 532nm laser with LIO and slit lamp delivery systems. With the added equipment, the institution could now provide treatment for holes in retina and bleeding in retina caused due to diabetes, hypertension or trauma (diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, peripheral retinal holes and retinal degeneration etc).

Dr Anurag Bansal, consultant ophthalmologist at the hospital, said that the incidence of diabetes and hypertension was quite common in patients these days, often resulting in degeneration in retina. This degeneration was generally not diagnosed in the economically-deprived strata of the society and even where diagnosed, it remained untreated due to the high cost of treatment.

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MC XI win by 27 runs
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, June 21
Abhi Behalís 63 and Dheerajís 52 went in vain as Abhi Cricket Club went down fighting by 27 runs against M C XI in the ongoing cricket tournament being played here at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys ground.

Batting first, MC XI scored 210 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 30 overs with main contributions coming through Anil Singla (35), Sunny (36), Harmit Batra and Sudhir 28 runs each.

In reply, Abhi Clubís could make 183 runs for 6 in their quota of 30 overs.

Brief scores: MC XI- 210 for 8 ( Sunil Sharma 19, Anil Singla 35, Sunny 36, Harmit Batra 28 and Sudhir 28; Sunny 3 for 36) Abhi Cricket Club- 183 for 6 ( Abhi Behal 63, Dheeraj 52 and Harjit 27; Chanchal 3 for 28 and Sidharath Sharma 2 for 34).

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