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DMCH alumni shares his experience in cardiac care
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 24
Dr Harinder Paul Singh, an old student of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), visited his alma mater here today to interact with the faculty and the students. Currently an interventional cardiologist with West Michigan Hospital in the USA, he shared the latest know-how in advanced cardiac care with the faculty of DMCH and Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI).

He discussed the latest developments about 'peripheral artery disease (PAD)'. He said PAD was a condition similar to coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease. "In PAD, fatty deposits build up in the inner lining of the artery walls. These blockages restrict blood circulation, mainly in arteries leading to the arms, legs and feet. In its early stages, a common symptom is cramping or fatigue in the legs and buttocks during activity. Such cramping subsides when the person stands still."

According to Dr Harinder Paul Singh, people with PAD often had fatty buildup in the arteries of the heart and brain. Because of this association, most people with PAD had a higher risk of death from heart attack and stroke. However, some of the latest developments had enabled doctors to detect PAD at an early stage and hence take corrective action.

Speaking on the significance on such interface, Dr G.S. Wander, chief cardiologist and coordinator at HDHI commented that it not only kept the faculty informed of some of the latest medical developments but also inspired the students to emulate their successful seniors.

"Doctors of the caliber of Dr Harinder Singh, who have carved a name for themselves, are the best role-models for medical students. They are the living proof of the fact that Indian doctors are among the most respected in every corner of the world and do India proud," remarked Dr Wander. Accepting a request from the hospital staff, Dr Singh assured the faculty and the students of regular contact with his college which, he said, was instrumental in his success in life.



Hospital employees get awards
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 24
The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and its sister institution, the Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) presented 'best employee' awards to staff members.

Others present on the occasion were Mr Balraj Kumar, Mr Gian Chand Dhawan, both members of DMCH Managing Society, Dr Daljit Singh, principal, DMCH, Dr Jagdeep Whig, vice-principal, DMCH, Dr G.S. Wander, chief cardiologist, HDHI, Dr Sandeep Puri, medical superintendent, DMCH, Dr B.S. Shah, professor of pathology, DMCH, Dr Vivek Gupta, consultant, HDHI, Ms Uma Aggarwal, nursing superintendent, Mr Vikram Bhanot, COSD, Mr Umesh Gupta, financial controller, Dr Rupinder Sidhu, deputy administrator, HDHI and Ms Prodhika Gupta, HR manager.

Best staff nurse Pardeep, Saroj Singh, Jaswinder Kaur (DMCH). Kuldeep Kaur, Jaspreet, Rupinder (HDHI).

Best technician Parshu Ram, Ramesh Chand (DMCH), Rakesh, Kuldeep, Manmohan (HDHI). Best ward boy Ram Kewal, Ram Dyal (DMCH), Balwinder Singh, James (HDHI). 



Girl gymnasts give splendid performance
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 24
Girl trainees of the Ludhiana Gymnastics Coaching Centre gave a splendid performance and emerged champions in three categories ( girls u-12, girls u-17 and senior women) in the Open District Gymnastics Championship held at Khanna, recently.

In the women's section, team of Babita, Monica, Shilpi, Sheetal and Kamla, all students of the Government College for women, Ludhiana, outperformed their opponents and helped the centre to bag the team championship. Babita was adjudged the best gymnast, while Shilpi and Monica were declared the second best and third best gymnasts, respectively.

In the apparatus championship, Babita secured first position in the floor exercises, un-even bars, vaulting horse and balancing beam. Shilpi was second in the balancing beam and un-even bars and finished third in the vaulting horse and floor exercises. Monica too was second in floor exercises and third in vaulting horse and balancing beam.

In the u-17 years section, students of R.S. Model Senior Secondary School, Model Town, gave a good account of themselves and fetched many titles. Radhika, Dimple, Heena , Rajeshwari and Jyoti enabled the coaching centre to clinch the team championship.

Radhika was declared the best all-round gymnast and Dimple was named the second all-round best gymnast. In the apparatus championship, Radhika finished ahead of others and won top honours in the floor exercises, balancing beam, un-even bars and the vaulting horse.

Similarly, in the u-12 years category, R.S.Model School girls, Arpit, Priaynka, Saloni, Chandni and Binny impressed with their performance. Priyanka was named the best all-round gymnast while Saloni was declared the third best gymnast.

Mr Mohan Lal Kalra, Principal, R.S. Model Senior Secondary School, congratulated the students and their trainer, Ms Manmohan Kaur Chopra, senior gymnastics coach, for bringing fame to the school.



BCM Arya School sports meet inaugurated
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 24
A large number of boys and girls took part in the annual sports meet (primary section) of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar here today. Mr Harjeet Singh Gill, Superintendent Engineer, Model Town, inaugurated the meet and took the salute from the participants. Competition in various regular disciplines and fun games were conducted on the opening day of the meet.

The results:

Sack race: Sanchi 1, Sarthak 2 and Rahul 3

Three-legged race (girls): Simran Dhall and Vanishka 1, Kanishka and Roshni 2; Gurmanpreet and Anjala 3;

Obstacle race: Daman 1, Abhinav 2 and Divjot 3;

Relay race (girls): Pahul and Ishika 1, Lovepreet and Megha 2, Arshpreet and Tania 3

Relay race (boys): Puneet and Sumeet 1, Divangh and Chirag 2, Arnav and Hrithik 3

Back race (girls): Purnima 1, Arzoo 2 and Jaspreet 3

Three-legged race (boys): Navdeep and Pranav 1, Vaibhav and Divanshu 2, Karan Jaspal and Karandeep 3.



Harpreet is the best athlete
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 24
Harpreet Kaur and Amarjit Kaur of Guru Har Krishan Girls College and Collegiate School, Phalewal village, were declared the best athlete and the best player respectively. Sandeep Kaur emerged as the fastest runner at the annual athletic meet of the institute that concluded near here yesterday.

According to Ms Rachna Sidhu, Principal of the institute, about 150 students had participated in various events and 50 of them were felicitated for achieving frontier positions in their respective categories.

Harpreet Kaur(400m), Kuldeep Kaur (long jump) , Sarabjit Kaur (200 m) , Kuldeep Kaur(1,500 m ), Satwant Kaur (shot put), Manpreet Kaur ( high jump), Sandeep Kaur

(100m), Ramanpreet Kaur (javelin throw), Harpreet Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, Gurjit Kaur, Kuldeep Kaur (relay race) Sarabjit Kaur (discuss throw), Ramandeep Kaur ( sac race), Jasveer Kaur (obstacle race), Sandeep Kaur, Amandeep Kaur (three legged race) Ramandeep Kaur (potato race) and Daljeet Kaur (slow cycling) bagged first prizes in their categories.

Harinder Kaur, Suraiya, Harpreet Kaur, Sarabjit Kaur, Jasvir Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Harinder Kaur, Gurjit Kaur, Ramandeep Mantej Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur, Karamjit Kaur, and Kuldeep Kaur received second prizes in various events.

The concluding session was presided over by Mr Amarjit Singh Sidhu, director of the educational trust running affairs of the institute, and Mr Kuldip Singh Rangi gave away the prizes to the winners. 



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