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Cashless medical facility renewed for FCI employees
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 3
FCI employees and their dependents can now get cashless medical treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) following the renewal of relevant agreement with the hospital yesterday.

Though FCI employees were entitled to the facility earlier as well, the renewal of the agreement was stalled on account of certain technical points. Following detailed negotiations involving officials of FCI, DMCH and HDHI, the concerned authorities decided to fast track the renewal of the agreement.

"This was done keeping in view that many patients were facing problems due to the delay in the agreement," said Dr GS Wander, chief cardiologist and coordinator, HDHI.

"Often patients come to us in acute emergency wherein our only priority is to look after the medical need of the patient. To ensure that patients do not suffer on account of administrative requirements, the officials of FCI and the management of the hospital decided to renew the agreement for a the next two years," pointed out Dr Wander.

FCI administrative officials led by Amarjeet Kaypee, AGM, Ashok Gupta, Manager, and Nalini Ranjan were equally keen and helpful to ensure that cashless medical treatment was made available to their employees as quickly as possible.

As per the agreement, all the FCI employees have to do is to prove their identity when they visit the hospital for indoor treatment. All their bills will then by settled directly with the organisation by the hospital authorities. 

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Another endocrinologist joins CMC
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 3
CMC Hospital's Department of Medicine has set up a special endocrinology and diabetes clinic under Dr Jubbin Jagan Jacob who has recently joined the hospital after completing his DNB Higher Specialities (endocrinology) from the Christian Medical College, Vellore.

This medical institution is widely regarded to be the country's number 2 medical college, second only to the AIIMS. Dr Jacob worked as consultant in the Department of Endocrinology at CMC, Vellore, and has conducted research in this field too.

The endocrinology unit will be addressing a wide range of hormonal disturbances such as diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders like hyper- and hypo- thyroidism and goiters, pituitary problems, obesity, hirsuitism (excess facial and body hair in women) etc.

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SAI trials begin today
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 3
The stage is set for the selection trials for the admission of players for the training centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) which is to restart here at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex after a gap of nine years. The three-day trials will commence at the Guru Nanak Stadium here tomorrow.

The trials will be held in the disciplines of athletics, judo and weightlifting in the residential and non-residential scheme for boys besides for non-residential scheme in basketball, handball for boys and volleyball, judo for girl players.

Harbans Singh, in charge of the SAI centre, here, informed that a four-member team of experts - Vipan Kumar (weightlifting), Jaskaran Singh (athletics), Manjeet Kaur Sandhu (volleyball) and Parmod Kalia (basketball) will assist the selection panel to pick up the players.

After the registration of the players, the battery of tests will be conducted. These tests are held to ascertain the players' strength, speed, agility, flexibility and explosive power besides other qualities, he said.

The players who have secured the first three positions in the state and national level tournaments in the age group of 14-19 years are eligible to appear for the selection trials.

The selected boys and girls will be provided with facilities like boarding, lodging, coaching and limited competition exposure and stipend, sports kits, insurance coverage and outside competition exposure as per the scheme norms for all regular and day-boarding players.

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Cricket trials today
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 3
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to select the probables for the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield, here tomorrow, at the Arya College Ground.

Vinod Chitkara, honorary general secretary of the LDCA, informed that the selection panel comprising three members- Chaman Lal Malhotra, chairman of the selection committee, Punjab (senior), Sham Lal and Pawan Pandey will supervise the aspirants before shortlisting the probables.

The selected players will attend the coaching-cum-training camp at the same venue prior to their participation in the forthcoming tournament.

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