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City doctor to attend training in Netherlands
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 26
Dr Tejinder Singh, professor and head of pediatrics at Christian Medical College (CMC) here, has been selected to undergo training, leading to award of Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE), at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands.

As per a CMC release, the University of Maastricht is a WHO collaborating centre for health manpower development. Dr Singh will join the university for the first unit of 3 weeks on June 11. This will be followed by a distance-learning component for next one year. During 2008, there will be second contact session. Dr Singh will again visit Maastricht in 2009 to present his thesis.

MHPE is a unique program available at a few universities around the world. It helps the participants to learn the theory and application of educational technology. This training will be of great help in faculty development, which is being seen as an important means to improve the quality of medical manpower.

In addition to the mandatory units required under the course, Dr Tejinder plans to do an elective on “designing authentic learning environments”. An international fellowship in medical education, awarded by FAIMER, Philadelphia (USA), has made the participation of the CMC doctor in this course, possible.



Importance of eye care stressed
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 26 
Major eye aliments, including myopia and hypermetropia, are caused due to lack of concern among residents of rural and suburban areas about eye care and malnutrition. This was observed by a team of ophthalmologists after examining around 350 persons at an eye camp organised by the health authorities and Anand Isher Charitable Trust on the Chhpar Road today.

Diabetes is the major clinical entity leading to disorders of eyes in urban people, and excessive exposure to sunlight in rural folks causes cataract. This was stated by a team of doctors after examining about 350 persons at a free eye camp organised at Anand Isher Senior Secondary School.

Dr Rajesh Garg and Dr Jyoti said a majority of the patients examined at the camp had ignored eye care. "Besides ignoring proper hygiene care of eyes, they paid little attention to nutritional constituents required for optimum vision," maintained the doctors. 

Showing concern over deteriorating eye sight of students, Dr Garg called upon the management committees of educational institutes of the area to arrange routine check-up to detect the problems at an early stage. Referring to examination conducted on about 50 students, Dr Garg pointed out that a substantial number of them were suffering from myopia and related diseases. While the youngsters fell prey to the eye diseases due to faulty food habits and taking junk food, the elders suffered due to lack of care on behalf of their wards. 

Thirty persons had lenses implanted on the occasion. The organisers provided medicines and spectacles to the patients and food to their attendants free of cost.

Kartar Singh, principal, and R.K.Sood, a health department official, addressed the function marking the culmination of the camp.




First innings lead sees Chandigarh through
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 26
Chandigarh beat Ludhiana on the basis of their first innings lead in the opening match of the Punjab State Inter- District Cricket Tournament (u-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground, here today.

Chandigarh secured two points with the win, while Ludhiana had to be content with one point.

Resuming their first innings at five for no loss, Ludhiana could muster only 156 runs after 53.5 overs. Only Akhil Aggarwal and Jashan Sidhu were able to put up some sort of resistance against the accurate and penetrating Chandigarh bowling. Akhil scored 50 while Jashan contributed 38 runs. Munish Sawal, too made his presence felt by chipping in with 17 runs.

For Chandigarh, Rahul Chara was the pick of bowlers. He conceded 26 runs for his haul of five wickets. Sandeep Bhattacharya grabbed two wickets for 50 runs.

Chandigarh forced follow on and Ludhiana batsmen, who in their second essay too found themselves struggling at 42 for three after 18 overs. Then Sakun Jindal, Varun Chitkara and Munish Sawal stood their ground and denied the visitors an outright victory. Sakun made 36 while Varun and Munish remained unbeaten on 12 and 11 runs, respectively.

Chandigarh’s Sandeep Bhattacharya and Anil shared one wicket each for 29 and 23 runs, respectively. Ludhiana were 81 for three after 30 overs when the umpires called it a day. 



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