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New way to treat bronchitis
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 16
The three-day 10th Indian Congress on Bronchology (Broncocon 2005) organised at New Delhi during last week, jointly by the Indian Academy of Bronchology and a Hospital, dwelt upon a number of new diagnostic techniques for treating bronchitis.

Noted specialist of chest diseases from the city, Dr R.S. Bhatia, who chaired a session on ‘miscellaneous topics’ on the second day of the conference told Ludhiana Tribune that as many as 108 procedures were demonstrated in practical workshops during the conference.

Delegates from several countries, including USA, Singapore, Japan and Australia attended the interactive sessions.



Move on police post at DMCH gets support
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, February 16
The staff students, and faculty members of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and its sister institution, the Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) have come out in support of the proposed move by the managing committee to seek a permanent police post in the vicinity of the hospital premises.

A general body meeting of the DMCH faculty adopted a resolution to set up a permanent police post closeby which would cut down the time taken by police to arrive when needed in cases involving accidents and medico-legal reports.

Talking to the Ludhiana Tribune, Dr Daljit Singh, principal of the DMCH, told that following the decision of the managing committee to this effect, the issue was taken up at a meeting of the faculty members. “Out of over 100 members present in the meeting, only two or three had expressed apprehension that the presence of police within the hospital premises will disturb academic and administrative atmosphere.”

He said the misgivings of a couple of faculty members were allayed and it was explained that the proposed police post, although to be located in a part of the land belonging to DMCH, would have nothing to do with the day to day working, nor would it have any access to the hospital from within. The place to set up the police post was being carved out in one corner of the hospital with its sole entry from the main road.

Dr Singh further asserted that contrary to what was being sought to be made out, the police post was not being set up to keep an eye on the employees in the wake of recent agitation. Even though one of the briefs for police would be to maintain law and order, availability of police personnel at short notice would definitely help the cases of trauma, accidents and burn injuries, involving medico-legal reports treatment of victims was delayed while waiting for police to arrive. “The DMCH also desires to introduce the facility of post mortem because in such cases where the patients die in the hospital, the family members have to take the body to civil hospital.” This proposal could also take shape once a police post was established.

Echoing similar views, Dr G.S. Wander, director of HDHI said that, given the situation in the hospital during the last one year, it had become very essential to set up a permanent police post in the hospital premises. He remarked that the police were already present in the institution for quite some time now and no body had any problem or objection to the move. Once it was made clear in the meeting of faculty that the police post would have a separate building with no internal access to the hospital, the decision should, rather be welcome than opposed.

Ms Rajwant Kaur Randhawa, president of DMCH Employees Union was of the view that if the purpose of setting up of a police post was rendering assistance in medico-legal cases, the employees would welcome it. Even otherwise, all major hospitals in the state and elsewhere had attached police posts, which in no way interfered with day-to-day working of the institutions. 



Sukhwinder Kaur wins 5 golds medals
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 16
Sukhwinder Kaur, a BA I student, won as many as five titles in the track and field events on the opening day of the 62nd annual athletics meet of the Government College for Women here today.

She bagged gold medals in 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m, long jump and high jump, besides clinching one silver and one bronze medal to stamp her supremacy.

Earlier, Ms Prabhjot Kaur, Principal of the college inaugurated the meet. She took salute from the participants during an impressive march past.

First day’s results: 100 m hurdles: Sukhwinder Kaur of BA I — 1, Paramjit Kaur of BA II — 2 and Seema of BA III — 3; 400 m: Sukhwinder Kaur of BA I —1, Seema Rani of BA III — 2 and Paramjit Kaur of BA II— 3; 800 m: Paramjeet Kaur of BA III —1, Seema Rani of BA III — 2 and Sukhwinder Kaur of BA I — 3.

1500 m: Seema of BA III — 1, Sukhwinder Kaur of BA I — 2 and Monika of BA I — 3; Shot put: Jagvir Kaur of BSc I — 1, Paramjeet Kaur of BA II — 2 and Gursharan Kaur of MA II — 3; Long jump: Sukhwinder Kaur of BA I — 1, Monika of BA I 2 and Seema of BA III — 3; High jump: Sukhwinder Kaur of BA I — 1, Simarpreet Kaur of BA I — 2 and Rupinderjeet Kaur of BSc I — 3; Chatti race- Jagvir Kaur of BSc I — 1, Kiranjeet Kaur of MA II — 2 and Manasveer of BA II and Sonia of BA I — 3; Spoon and potato race- Mansi of BA II —1, Babita of BA I — 2 and Sunita of BA III — 3; Class IV employees’ race- Sukhvinder Singh — 1, Dharampal — 2 and Sardara Singh — 3.



PAU athletics meet put off
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 16
The 39th annual athletics meet of Punjab Agricultural University, which was scheduled to begin tomorrow, has been postponed, as the track has not been found fit for use due to rains.

Mr H.S. Bhullar, Assistant Director (Physical Education), said that the meet will now be held on March 1. He said that cash award of Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000, and Rs 1,000 instituted in the name of Mr Amarpal Singh Sandhu Memorial Cash Award will be awarded to first three men athletes.



Water supply in jaundice-hit areas restored 
Our Correspondent

Khanna, February 16
The Municipal Council, Khanna restored the water supply to jaundice-affected areas of the town yesterday after a gap of one week. Mr Najar Singh E.O. Municipal Council said that the supply had been restored after checking sewerage and water pipelines in the area. Mr Jaspal Mittal SDM, said that the council had repaired two points from where the leakage was found before restoring the supply.

A week ago jaundice had spread in Uttam Nagar and other adjoining areas. The health authorities had confirmed 65 cases of jaundice. The Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, had visited the Jaundice-affected areas Ten water samples were taken by the health Inspector, Mr D.P. Sharma. A medical team had been deputed to give medical help to the needy patients, which was still camping, in the area.

Mr Najar Singh EO, said that the water supply had been stopped to check the leakage in the water supply and sewerage pipelines. He said that the council would now take water samples again for test from these areas.


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