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200 examined at CMCH camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 15
The department of respiratory diseases at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) organised a free medical camp at its Field Ganj centre here yesterday to mark “World COPD Day” in which over 200 patients were examined.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Akashdeep Singh, pulmonologist at the hospital, said this year’s slogan was “breathless but not helpless.” Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was basically characterised by decrease in the ability of lungs to maintain the body’s oxygen supply and remove carbon dioxide.

According to him, the main aim of organising the camp at Field Ganj locality was its population and crowded residential and commercial area. The majority of the population belonged to economically weaker sections and labour class.

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Ludhiana register another win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 15
Another all-round performance by Rabeyg Dhillon, a Class XII student of Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, helped the home team to register win over Jalandhar by five wickets in the 53rd Punjab State Inter-District Schools Cricket Tournament (u-19) being played here at the PAU ground and Bachan Singh Academy, Balloke, near Haibowal Khurd, here today.

Rabeyg, who yeterday scored 25 runs off 23 balls and then scalped two wickets without conceding any run to enable Ludhiana to record a convincing victory over Moga, gave another stupendous performance today. He captured two wickets and scored 18 runs to fashion Ludhiana's win over Jalandhar.

Batting first, Jalandhar made 82 runs. Manoj scored 17 runs, followed by Harpreet, who contributed 13 runs. For Ludhiana,Deepak Bansal, Rabeyg Dhillon and Ashish scalped two victims each.

Ludhiana made the required runs after losing just five wickets. Hippon top scored with 30 runs while Rabeyg made a quick 18 runs with the help of four hits to the fence.

In the second match, Hoshiarpur beat Muktsar by six wickets. Muktsar were shot out for 70 runs while Hoshiarpur achieved the target after losing four wickets.

In other matches, Amirtsar defeated Gurdaspur by six wickets (Gurdaspur 73 runs and Amritsar 75 for 4) while Patiala scored a thrilling 7-run victory over Faridkot (Patiala 90 runs and Faridkot 83 runs).

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