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Camp at Dewan Hospital from Feb 18
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 16
Dewan Hospital and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Centre here will hold its 9th annual free and concessional surgical camp from February 18 to March 17.

Announcing this at a news conference here last evening, Dr Narotam Dewan, chief surgeon of the hospital, said during the camp, all patients would have the facility of free medical check-up and follow-up advice on surgical treatment. Further, hospital admission charges would be waived off, laboratory investigations, diagnostic tests, as also the cost of medicines and surgery would be highly subsidised. During the camp, 15 poor patients would be operated upon free of cost.

Ms Neeta Dewan, director of the hospital, said the institution had been holding annual charitable surgical camps from the past eight years and thus bringing the latest surgical treatment within the reach of thousands of patients from Punjab, and also the adjoining states.

Dr Livtar Singh Chawla, former Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, will inaugurate the camp, Dr Dewan added.

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Dental camp for visually challenged
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 16
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital organised a free dental check-up and awareness camp at Braille Bhawan of the Government Institute for the Blind, Chandigarh Road, here, on Thursday.

Visually handicapped and physically-challenged students, trainees and staff of the institute attended the camp and availed benefits of comprehensive check-up by a team of senior doctors headed by Dr Pawan Arora, Professor and Head, Department of Community Dentistry.

Mr Raj Kumar Lamba, national awardee and retired Welfare Officer for the handicapped, extended a warm welcome to the team of doctors and paramedical staff.

Ms Rani, Superintendent of the institute, highlighted the projects and schemes for providing education to the visually handicapped up to Class X.

Dr Arora inaugurated the camp with a talk on dental awareness and apprised the staff and students of common dental ailments, especially tooth decay and gum diseases like swelling and bleeding of gums, that led to mobile teeth and eventually the need for teeth replacement (dentures). He attributed all these problems to a change in dietary habits, lack of oral hygiene routine and periodical dental check-ups.

Dr Hardeep and Dr Jyoti B. Dass explained the importance of brushing twice a day and also taught the students the right brushing technique.

Those diagnosed with any dental problem were given a patient card and free treatment. Special concession was also declared for the patients coming for follow-up treatment to the hospital.

Free medicines for various dental ailments were also distributed. Mr Parvinder Singh, Producer, audio cassette studio at Braille Bhawan, extended the vote of thanks.

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