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Heart surgeon attends conference in Lahore
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 11
Medical facilities in Pakistan, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery, are behind those available in India, and Indian cardiac surgeons and cardiologists were comparable with those in several developed countries. Indian superspecialists can help develop medical sciences in Pakistan besides treating Pakistan’s patients in this country.

These observations were made by Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, chairman, cardiac sciences of Institute here. He was a key speaker at the 5th biennial International Conference of Pakistan Society of cardiovascular and thoracic Surgeons and first Heart Summit of Emergent Countries held in Lahore on March 27 to 29, 2005.

Dr Bedi presented 11 papers on various aspects of cardiac surgery, and chaired a few sessions. The visiting cardiac surgeon, had a meeting with Chief Minister of Pakistani Punjab Chaudhary Pervez Elahi. Indian doctors were touched by warmth from doctors and common man in Pakistan.

Dr Bedi has been invited to the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, to help the University Hospital develop programme on beating heart surgery. 



Combine ayurveda with modern medicine, say docs
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 11
The Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS) feels that India has all the potential to become a global leader in health care if the science of Ayurveda is revived and revitalised with the help of modern science and technology.

It says that various countries have shown great interest and enquired about Ayurveda from the Health Ministry of India.

Dr Anil Kapoor, one of the six members of CCRAS who returned after recently attending the 18th meeting of governing body of CCRAS at New Delhi, said that “Golden Triangle” — a strategy had been mooted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for making the Indian System of Medicine a world class one.

‘Golden Triangle’ was the blending of Indian System of Medicine with modern medical science and modern scientific knowledge tools and technology.

“Ayurveda did not get recognition as the vaids and hakims, till date believed in making medicines in crude way. There is a need to stress on standardization of herbal products, for quality assurance and standards in competitive global market,” said Dr Kapoor.

The Ayurveda scholars feel that government should focus on the safety, efficacy and quality of traditional Ayurvedic medicine.Not only this, there was a need to explain this ancient system of medicine in scientific language so that everything should be presented in best acceptable form.

During the meeting, Dr Kapoor requested Mr Aanbumani Ramadoss, Health and Family Welfare Minister, to set up a biochemical analytical labs in all Ayurveda institutions and to adopt modern pharmaceutical methods.

Dr Kapoor, member of the Council representing the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, stressed that mushrooming of several fake Ayurveda institutions in the country should be stopped and modern diagnostic methods should be adopted in all Ayurvedic hospitals.



1000 persons examined at medical camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 11
More than 1000 patients were examined by specialists at a medical camp organised by the Masihi Ekta Dal at Temple of God Church in Salem Tabri here today. Pastor Sultan Masih, chairman of the body said nearly 1500 persons had registered for check up for dental, eye, ENT and other diseases. Another camp will be held on April 23 in which the remaining persons would be examined.

Dental surgeons from Christian Dental College here and medical specialists from Operation Agabe and Operation Blessing India, two missionary organisations, conducted medical check up. Medicines free of cost were provided to the patients, who were also provided facility of blood tests for sugar, HIV and ECG.

Lala Jiwan Kumar, secretary, Punjab Congress Committee, inaugurated the camp and lauded the Dal for service to ailing peoples.

Pastor Yunus Masih, Sister Chander Prabha, Pastor Madan Lal, Mr Rana Mal Teji and Mr Anil Kumar Bawa were among those present on the occasion.



Karan Goel fashions MC XI’s win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, April 11
Allround performance by Karan Goel ( 4 for 38 and 47 runs) and an equally valuable contribution of 55 runs by Rajesh Gandhi helped Municipal Corporation XI to register 12-run win against FTI Club in a cricket match played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here yesterday.

Municipal Corporation XI, batting first made 215 runs. In reply, FTI Club’s innings folded at 203 runs with just two ball to spare.

Brief scores: Municipal Corporation XI- 215 for 4 (Rajesh Gandhi 55, Karan Goel 47, Harmit Batra 32 and Aman Sood 31 n.o; Monu 2 for 22 )

FTI Club- 203 all out (Jimmy 57, Shery 23 and Monu 20; Karan Goel 4 for 38, Dharminder 3 for 27 and Harmit Batra 3 for 33 ).


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