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Sunil Munjal elected DMCH chief
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 3
Sunil Kant Munjal of the Hero Group has been unanimously elected president of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. He further nominated the vice-presidents and other office-bearers of the DMCH managing society.

The general body of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital managing society met here on March 30 to elect the office-bearers.

Sunil Kant's name was proposed for the presidentship and he was elected unanimously. The election of the society is held every four years.

Brijmohan Lal Munjal, chairman of the Hero Group of Industries, who was heading the society expressed his helplessness to continue further as the president of the society. The general body appreciated the service rendered by him towards the development of the DMCH and the Hero DMC Heart Institute.

Sunil Munjal, a director of the Hero Group of Industries and son of Brijmohan Lal Munjal, has served at various capacities in the highest industrial organisations of the country, including the president of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

The vice-presidents are Amrit Nagpal, G.C. Dhawan, Sudarshan Sharma. Prem Gupta, who was acting as secretary, has been made permanent secretary of the society.

Satish Sanwalka has been retained as treasurer of the society. Rajesh Sood has been appointed joint secretary.

Satyanand Munjal, O.P. Munjal, Jagdish Behal, D.V. Bector, Rakesh Bharati Mittal, Vijay Munjal, Mukesh Kumar, Sunila Gupta, Ashok Gupta, Devinder Sharma, principal Dr Daljit Singh and medical superintendent Dr Sandeep Puri are the members of the governing board. Three nominees of the faculty will be nominated later.

The following are the special invitees to the governing board: H.D. Dumra, Pran Arora, Balraj Kumar, Roshan Lal Gupta, H.O. Arora, S.M. Sharma and Deepak Mahindera. 

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325 tested for diabetes at camp
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 3
The 23rd free diabetes detection camp was organised at Shivpuri under the Community Service Project (CSP) programme.

Dr Surinder Gupta, secretary, National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA), today said Dr Ramanbir Singh, DM (Endocrinology) from Apollo Hospital, and a team of NIMA doctors comprising Surinder Gupta, Rajesh Thapar, Satinder Kakkar, K.K. Sharma, Sarabjit Dhaliwal, N.Saggar, Inder Sharma, Kharbanda, Ranbir Singh, Diwakar Sharma, Upendra Vatsayan and Sanjiv Jain offered their services.

Blood sugar tests of 325 persons were conducted to screen them for diabetes mellitus.

As many as 148 were found to have an abnormally high level of glucose in their blood. Among them, 30 were in the pre-diabetic stage, having blood sugar levels between 125mg and 145 mg.

Medicines were given to the patients free of cost and they were educated regarding diet and lifestyle.

It was found that some patients stopped medication on getting a normal report of blood sugar.

Patients were advised to continue their medicines to avoid complications like heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, diabetic foot ulcer, loss of vision and painful peripheral nerve disease.

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Blowing whistle costs boy dear
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana April 3
A team of doctors at Christian Medical College and Hospital performed a surgery on a 10-year-old boy here yesterday.

Rishabh, a Class IV student and resident of New Madhopuri, was brought to the hospital with the complaint of swallowing a blowing whistle.

According to his mother Sangeeta, while he was playing with the whistle it slipped into his windpipe and a strange whistling sound started coming from him as he breathed.

“The situation was nightmarish and we rushed him to hospital," said Rajesh, Rishabh’s father.

After an X-ray, the doctors at CMC detected the foreign body in the right main bronchus. A team of doctors comprising Dr V. P. Singh and Dr William Bhatti, lowered a bronchoscope in the respiratory tract and removed the whistle.

The procedure took more than one hour.

Post-recovery of the patient has been uneventful and the child would be discharged in a day or two.

“Removing the whistle from the respiratory tract was challenging as we had to ensure that the patient continued to breathe while we put the bronchoscope in the respiratory tract. This task was accomplished with the availability of a team of skilled surgeons, an anesthetist and pediatricians,” said the treating doctor.

“We are thankful to the doctors who saved the life of my son," said Rishabh’s mother.

She also wants to appeal the toy manufacturers to keep in mind the safety of children while making any toy. “This incident would have not happened if the whistle size was bigger,” she added.

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