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800 patients examined at free medical camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 24
Nearly 800 patients were examined at a free diabetes and kidney check-up and treatment camp, jointly organised by the Ludhiana branch of National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) and SPS Apollo Hospital at Dr D.P. Goyal Hospital at Butahri village on the Malerkotla Road here today.

Dr Ramanbir Singh, endocrinologist and Dr Pamposh Raina, senior urologist at Apollo Hospital, along with the team of NIMA doctors, comprising Dr D.P. Goyal, Dr Surendra Gupta, Dr Inder Sharma, Dr K.K. Kharbanda, Dr Naresh Gupta, Dr Arjun Dev, Dr Kamal Goyal and Dr Gera conducted the medical check up of patients suffering from diabetes and renal ailments.

More than 300 patients were tested for blood sugar level and those in need were given highly sensitive Micral Test to detect early micro-nephropathy.

Interacting with the patients, Dr Ramanbir Singh said diabetes was spreading like an epidemic. India had virtually become the 'Diabetic Capital of the World.' It was the right time to educate rural masses regarding this deadly disease as they were considered safe as far as diabetes was concerned. But as of now, more and more ruralites were felling prey to leisurely life style due to easy availability of migratory labour which was a cause for serious concern.

Dr Pamposh Raina examined patients with urinary ailments like UTI, enlarged prostate, ureteric, renal and bladder calculi. Many patients with hypertension and diabetes related (early as well as advanced) nephropathy were diagnosed with the help of Micral Test. He advised medication along with simple dietary precautions for patients with minor or uncomplicated calculus disease.

Dr Raina advocated the use of plenty of fluids and water for healthy individuals, as a single most effective factor in prevention and treatment of calculus disease in particular, and other urinary ailments like UT!. In some of the complicated cases, he advised the patients to opt for other safe and effective surgical procedures. This was mandatory to keep the deadly renal failure at.a safe distance.

According to Dr Surendra Gupta, Secretary of NIMA, the team of NIMA doctors educated patients to keep strict vigil about the ensuing complications of diabetes. Apart from increased physical activities, daily examination of feet was advocated for early detection of neuropathy and foot ulcers since foot ulcers, if left untreated, could lead to amputation of the foot or the whole leg.



DMCH doctor attends course in Davos
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 24
The Head, Department of Orthopaedics at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has been invited as a faculty member for the 85th AO Course held in Davos, Switzerland.

The Head, Dr J.L. Bassi, attended the course, which sees participation by senior faculty members and orthopaedic surgeons from all over the world.

The department, under the headship of Dr Bassi, organised the first AO trauma course in the city in 2002.



Xmas celebrations at Apollo Hospital
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 24
SPS Apollo Hospitals celebrated Christmas today with gaiety. The hospital was tastefully decorated with bells and sparkling lights.

All doctors, nurses and staff took part in the celebrations. The Christmas message was shared in different languages for the benefit of patients and staff speaking different languages.

The message in Malayalam was shared by Mr Shivakumaran, in Tamil by Sister Ruth, in Telugu it was delivered by Mr Raja Ramkrisnan, in Bengali by billing In charge Mr Saha and in Punjabi by Dr Harpreet Gill.

Nursing Superintendent Sister Varghese cut the cake and the Director, Mr Jugdiep Singh, wished all a Merry Christmas. Christmas gifts and candies were distributed among children and patients.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, offered Christmas greetings to the people at a Christmas 'mushaira', organised by the Brown Memorial Hospital Employees’ Union here last evening. He said celebrations of such occasions by people from different religions went on to strengthen communal bonds and mutual trust.

Rev Clarance Bansi Lal, moderator, United Church of Northern India, Punjab Synod, delivered the Christmas message and extended welcome to the distinguished guests.

Mr Darshan Arora, Chairman, Ludhiana Citizens Council, Mr Kulwant Singh Dukhia, former councillor, Mr Ateeq-ur-Rehman, Chairman, Punjab Pradesh Congress Minorities Cell were among others speakers at the function. Dr Harpal Singh and Mr B.M. Frederick proposed a vote of thanks.



175 take part in body building meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 24
More than 175 participants in the sub-junior, junior and senior sections took part in the Ludhiana District Bodybuilding Championship. The position holders were given mementoes and certificates of merit. All other competitors were given participation certificates. A five-member panel of judges comprising Mr Parminder Singh from Ferozepore, Mr Jaswinder Singh Ubhi from Kapurthala, Mr Mohinder Paul Sharma from Sangrur, Mr Barjesh Kumar from Fatehgarh Sahib and Mr Arvinder Singh from Phagwara supervised the competition.

Results: Sub junior- below 55 kg: Jagdeep Singh-first; Jasdeep Singh-second; and Manjinder Singh-third. 60 kg: Shakti Raj-first; Vikram Singh-second; and Tarasdeep Singh-third. 65 kg: Prabhjot Singh-first; Meeyush-second; and Manpreet Singh-third. Above 65 kg: Inderveer Singh-first; Tejinder Singh-second; and Sukhjinder Singh-third.

Junior: below 55 kg- Satish Sharma-first; Kund Pal-second; and Rajidner Singh-third. Below 60 kg: Anil Kumar-first; Jaroorat Singh-second; and Sachin Bhatia-third. Below 65 kg: Umesh Kumar-first; Gurpreet Singh-second; and Hardeep Singh-third. 70 kg: Sunny-first; Pankaj Kapoor-second; and Yadvinder Singh-third. Below 75 kg: Vikramjeet Singh-first; Jaspreet Singh-second; and Balvinder-third. Above 75 kg: Hardeep Singh-first; Amandeep Singh-second; and Inderveer Singh-third.

Senior: 55 kg- Abhishek Dhir-first; Sachin-second; and Anil Mehta-third. 60 kg: Ashwani Kumar-first; Anil Kumar-second; and Jaroorat Singh-third. 65 kg: Gurpreet Singh-first; Kamaljeet Verma-second; and Satvinder Singh-third. 70 kg: Sunny-first; Sukhwant Singh-second; and Gurmail Singh-third. 75 kg: Vikay Kumar-first; Harjinder Singh-second; and Vikramjeet Singh-third. 80 kg: Amandeep Singh-first; Bhupinder Singh-second; and Dinesh Kumar-third. Above 80 kg: Hardeep Singh-first; Mohit Verma-second; and Tejinder Singh-third.

Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, former member of Lok Sabha from Ludhiana, gave away prizes to the position holders. Mr Prem Khullar, president of the Ludhiana District Bodybuilding Association along with Mr Ravi Prashar, general secretary and other office-bearers of the association were present at the prize distribution function.



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