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Medical council notice
Doctor approaches govt 
Vimal Sumbly
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 5
A local doctor Narrottam Dewan, who was served a show-cause notice by the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) for allegedly holding “free” medical camps, is learnt to have approached the state government on the grounds that he was being harassed by the council. However, a few doctors are of the view that he could only move the MCI in case he felt aggrieved and the state government had no role to play as it could amount to interference in the functioning of an autonomous body.

Secretary (Medical Education) Jagjit Puri said the doctor had in a representation submitted to the government had stated that he was being harassed and victimised. Puri said the case was being looked into. However, he denied that the department had asked the Punjab Medical Council to withdraw the notice against the doctor as it was authorised to issue it.

Dewan was issued this notice on a complaint lodged by a few local doctors that he was holding frequent medical camps apparently to expand his practice.

Dewan while denying these allegations stated this was being done as a part of service to the society. The local chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had come to his support and alleged that the notice issued to him was motivated and aimed at victimising him.

Meanwhile, Dewan, who is the son of eminent freedom fighter and senior Congress leader, Dewan Jagdish Chander, reportedly met Education Minister Tikshen Sood for getting the notice against him withdrawn.

A few doctors are of the view that Dewan should reply to the show cause notice issued by the council. If, he still feels aggrieved, he could move the Medical Council of India. It is learnt that according to the precedent such complaints are to be referred to the State Medical Councils only and in case of any disagreement, these could be referred to the Medical Council of India and the state governments cannot interfere. 

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26 probables selected after trials
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 5
The following 26 probables were selected after the trials, conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College ground here yesterday.

The selection panel of the association with Chaman Lal Malohtra, Sham Lal and Pawan Pandey, all the former cricketers supervised the boys before finalising the list of probables. These boys have been asked to attend the coaching cum training camp to be organised at the same venue.

At the conclusion of the camp, the final team will be announced for participation, in the Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield to be helf from mid-August.

The names of the probables are Gagandeep Singh Toor, Ankur Kakkar, Gaurav Marwaha, Lov Abhlish, Karan Goel, Bharat Malhotra, Deepak Bansal, Tarun Passi, Geetansh Khera, Dushyant Khera, Gagandeep Dhand, Pankak Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, Chinton Sehgal, Varun Chitkara, Rahil Nanda, Sunny Kumar, Arun Sharma, Rahul Singla, Gurtej Gill, Mohit Sharma, Sushyant Kohli, Sakun Jindal, Jagarpreet Singh, Munish Sanwal and Amrinder Singh.

Ankur Kakkar and Gaurav Marwaha, both senior players have been assinged the duty of training the boys at the camp. T D Singh has been appointed physio trainer while Manmohan Bedi, cricket coach will be the supervisor.

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Aspirants brave hot and humid conditions
Anil Datt

Ludhiana, July 5
Braving hot and humid conditions, young aspirants attending selection trials for admission in the residential and non-residential training centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) here at Guru Nanak Sports Complex, underwent specific tests.

On the penultimate day of the trials, certain skill tests were held to select the talented and agile players who could perform well at the state as well as at national level tournaments. A four member panel of SAI experts, assisted by coaches conducted these tests. This was followed by medical examination of the players. Dr. Ritesh Chhabra, MD a renowned doctor of the region was engaged by the SAI for the purpose.

Karam Singh, assistant director, SAI Centre, Masutana Sahib, Sangrur has been supervising the trials said they had been trying to watch games performance besides other skills of the players very minutely and so that not even a single talented boy or girl goes unnoticed.

S.S. Rai, Director, SAI will be visiting the trials venue tomorrow and interview the aspirants after which the final list of the selected players will be released, Singh added.

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