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Blood donated for thalassaemics
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 23
Donors from the Army Institute of Law, including faculty members and students, donated 217 units of blood for thalassaemic children at a blood donation camp organised by the local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) at Mohali yesterday.

The medical team was led by Dr Praveen Sobti, in charge of Thalassaemia Day Care Centre, Dr Amarjit Kaur, Associate Professor and Head, Dr Hitesh Narang, Assistant Professor and Dr Mona Garg, senior Resident in the Department of Transfusion Medicine, DMCH.

In his inspiring speech, Justice N.C. Jain, Chairman, Punjab Human Rights Commission, who inaugurated the camp, said that to get adequate blood was the right of every thalassaemic patient . It was, therefore, imperative for every concerned citizens to donate blood voluntarily.

Dr Veer Singh, Director-General, observed that blood donation for the needy was a moral, social and even legal duty under article 51-A of the constitution, which enjoined on every citizen to show compassion for all living creatures and to promote brotherhood.

"Blood donation creates a social trust and builds a social capital", he added.

Dr Sobti observed that the DMCH had been working incessantly by joining hands with Punjab Thalassaemics Welfare Society.

A unit of blood normally cost Rs 800 but the DMCH was providing the blood at a very nominal rate of Rs 300 with the help of the PTWS through the Red Cross Society. Moreover, admission to the hospital was free for these patients.

Donors can contact the Thalassaemia Day Care Centre or the department of Transfusion Medicine at the DMCH for donating blood.

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Medical camp at college
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 23
A Medical Camp in collaboration with the Civil Hospital here was organised at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Girls. The camp is of one week’s duration.

An expert team of doctors comprising Dr JM Singh, SMO, Dr Gurdip Ghuman, Dr I.S. Bagga, Ms Santosh Bhatia and Dr Sangeeta Singh examined 200 students.

The college principal Dr (Mrs) Madanjit Kaur Sahota, said a healthy mind was dependent on a healthy body.

Keeping this in mind, medical check up of each student was essential.

This periodical check up would make the students health conscious.

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SVM School win by 93 runs
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 23
Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, defeated Nav Bharti Public School by 93 runs in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zone Cricket Tournament (u-16) being played at SDP College for Women ground here today.

Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Sanatan school made 145 runs for five wickets in 30 overs (Atul 43 and Sushyant Kohli 55; Nirmal and Manik 2 wickets each). Nav Bharti Public School in reply could muster only 52 runs.

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