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DMCH staff vaccinated against Hepatitis-B
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 20
Keeping in view the health of the personnel working in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), the managing society of the hospital took up a free vaccination of Hepatitis-B for all its employees.

A four-day vaccination camp commenced at Dumra Auditorium of the hospital today, which was formally inaugurated by secretary of the managing society Prem Gupta. Vice-principal Dr Jagdeep Whig and medical superintendents Dr Sandeep Puri and Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina were also present on the occasion.

“Health-care personnel can contribute more effectively towards proper patient care, if they themselves are in good health and well guarded against possible infections,” said Gupta.

Dr Chhina commented that needle stick injury among health-care workers constituted a very important mode of the transmission of Hepatitis-B and C viruses. The World Health Organisation has strongly recommended universal precautions in dealing with patients at the hospital. For instance, double gloves should be strictly worn during any surgical procedure or intravenous cannulation, as the health-care personnel come in contact with the body fluids and blood. Adopting this precaution reduces the transmission of Hepatitis, AIDS and other viruses, added Chhina.

It was estimated that nearly 400 million people all over the world were carriers of Hepatitis-B virus. The vaccination against this highly infectious disease not only protect against acute and chronic liver diseases but also protects against the development of liver cancer, remarked Dr Puri. 



500 examined at medical camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 20
More than 500 patients were examined and free medicines distributed to them at a free homeopathic medical check-up camp organised by Dr Kitchlu Nagar branch of Bharat Vikas Parishad at Sumitra Devi Aggarwal Charitable Dispensary here yesterday.

Meanwhile, in a family welfare camp held at Dr B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital here today, 42 tubectomy operations were performed. The camp was organised under the supervision of hospital medical superintendent Dr Wahigurupal Singh Sidhu and district family welfare office Dr Reena Sandhu. 



Namdharis, Air India XI in semifinals 
Anil Datt

Ludhiana, March 20
Namdhari XI, Bhaini Sahib, and current champions Indian Airlines, Delhi, battled it out to draw four-all in their last league encounter today. They secured berths in the semifinals of the 4th All India Guru Gobind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament being organised jointly by the Ludhiana Sportsmen Welfare Association and the PAU Hockey Club under the patronage of the Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council at the Prithipal Singh Astro Turf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University here.

Indian Airlines went into the lead in the 13th minute through Brojan Singh. Nine minutes later, Sher Singh of Namdhari XI found the target to level the score. They gained lead in the 41st minute when Karamjit Singh struck. He again sounded the board in the 48th minute to read it 3-1.

In the 49th minute, Brojan scored a field goal, which reduced the margin 2-3. Namdhari XI’s Karamjit Singh scored to complete his hat-trick, which increased the lead 4-2.

Down by two goals, Namdhari players went all out and eventually reduced the lead through Kulbhushan. Sandeep Michael scored in the next minute, which tied the two teams 
at 4-all.

In the second match of the day, Air India XI outplayed Sikh Regiment, Delhi, 2-0. However, both outfits qualified for the last four stage. Vinod Pillay and Harshpreet Singh contributed one goal each.

In the semifinals slated for tomorrow, Namdhari XI will take on Sikh Regiment at 1 pm and Air India will clash with Indian Airlines at 3 pm.



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