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DMCH gesture for old patients
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 19
Keeping in view the ailing condition of such critically ill or old patients, who find it difficult to come to the hospital for investigations, DMCH has introduced the facility of collecting blood samples from patients at their home within the municipal limits of the city.

For the convenience of public, this service will be made available in the adjoining localities of DMCH Civil Lines, Tagore Nagar, Udham Singh Nagar, Kitchlu Nagar, Haibowal, Maharaja Nagar and other surrounding areas.

Any patient requiring investigation can contact the Collection Centre Reception of DMCH on the numbers 2304256, 98155-14100, 98155-49100. On getting the call, a collection team will reach the patient within 10-15 minutes. Two mobile sample collection teams have been formed for the patients.

Further, the hospital authorities have said no additional amount will be charged for this service. The hospital will be issuing the cash receipt for each sample collected under this service.

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Ludhiana-B, Mohali, Ropar in semifinal
Anil Datt

Ludhiana, August 19
On the penultimate day of the Miri Piri Punjab State Junior Hockey Tournament, teams of Ludhiana-B, Mohali and Ropar registered emphatic victories to enter semi finals. The tournament is being organised by the Ludhiana District Hockey Association under the aegis of the Punjab Hockey Association with the help of Namdhari Seeds at the Satguru Partap Singh Astro Turf stadium of Bhaini Sahib near here today.

The first quarter final was played between Mohali and Tarn Taran in which the former romped home victorious (5-0). Ranbir Singh put Mohali ahead in the 9th minute. He increased the lead in the 14th minute.

Three minutes later, Mukul scored a field goal to further consolidate the lead. Just before the lemon break, Dipanshu sounded the board to read it 4-0. Immediately after the play resumed in the second half, Pawan Passi found the target to make it 5-0. Mohali lads managed to hang on to the lead.

In the second quarter final, Ropar proved too good for the Ludhiana-A team whom they crushed 4-0. Ropar made the first goal in the third minute through Virender Singh. He added another goal in the eighth minute. Two minutes later, Virinder Kumar scored to increase the lead. Parvez struck in the 14th minute which sealed the Ludhiana- A team's fate.

The third quarter final played between Ludhiana- B and Faridkot turned out to be a keenly contested affair with both teams pressing hard to overcome each other. Eventually, Ludhiana-B came out triumphant 5-2. Gurpreet Singh of Ludhiana-B was the top scorer as he scored all goals to steer his side to a win.

In the 16th minute, Gurpreet Singh converted a penalty corner to open an account. Ten minutes later, Gurpreet of Ludhiana-B scored the equaliser. Hosts' joys were shortlived as Faridkot's Gurpreet again successfully converted a penalty corner to help his team gain the lead.

Few minutes before the half time, Gurpreet Singh of Ludhiana converted a penalty corner to restore parity (2-2). He added three more goals (37th, 39th and 57th minute) to complete the rout.

Ludhiana-B forced as many as fourteen penalty corners. while Faridkot boys earned four penalty corners but they failed to capitalise on two of these scoring opportunities.

The fourth place in the semifinals will be decided after the outcome of the match to be played between Jalandhar and Ferozepur.

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Cricket trials tomorrow
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 19
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials here at the Arya College ground on August 21 at 4.30 pm to select the probables (seniors) for the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield, according to Mr Vinod Chitkara, honorary secretary of the association.

The selected players will attend coaching-cum-training camp at the same venue prior to the final selection of the Ludhiana team for this tournament. The tournament to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at different venues from September 2.

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