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Water supply resumes at TB hospital: The District TB Hospital has resumed the water supply on its premises. Earlier, the water supply was disrupted due to a technical snag in the pump supplying water to the hospital. Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr NC Kajal said the supply was resumed at about 5 pm on Sunday. He said the Public Health Department had got the snag rectified after they were informed about it by the hospital.
Awareness sessions: The CII, Ludhiana chapter, organised a series of awareness sessions for factory workers at Citizen Press Components and Akal Spring Limited.
The sessions were based on prevention of hand injuries. Dr Ashish Gupta, plastic and cosmetic surgery specialist, Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana, was the key speaker. He interacted with workers.
Ailing child needs help: A 12-year-old boy suffering from thalassemia is in need of Rs 20 lakh for his bone marrow transplant. The boy,
Kamal, a student of class VI, belongs to Patiala. His father Manohal Lal works as a newspaper hawker. The patient is currently being treated at Medanta Hospital in
Gurgaon. Although, his elder brother has a matching bone marrow, a rare occurrence, his family cannot afford the cost of treatment. Those interested in extending help to the patient can contact on phone no. 9463379669.
Female foetus found dumped in garbage: A seven-month-old female foetus was found dumped in a heap of garbage in Ward No. 3 of Cheema Mandi (near Sunam) in the district on Monday. The police sent the foetus for a post-mortem examination at the Civil Hospital in Sunam. But as the hospital did not have proper arrangements for the procedure, it was sent to the Government Medical College in Patiala, said officiating senior medical officer of Sunam Civil Hospital Dr Prabhat Kumar. The police has registered a case under Section 315 of the IPC against unidentified persons.
Another swine flu case in Sangrur: A woman was tested positive for swine flu in Longowal village on Monday. The woman was suffering from acute pneumonia. Her throat swab test at the PGI, Chandigarh, confirmed swine flu, said Sangrur civil surgeon Dr HS Bali. This is the second swine flu case in the district. The other victim died at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on January 17. To keep the health staff safe from any infection, the hospital has given Tamiflu tablets to the staff.
Govt employees organise gate rally: On Day One of their three-day protest, employees of the Deputy Commissioner's Office organised a gate rally here seeking fulfilment of their pending demands. District Employees Association president Sukhbir Singh Tikka claimed that the employees had been suffering due to alleged indifferent attitude of the higher authorities. Tikka claimed that the “anomalies” of the Fifth Pay Commission had not been sorted out till date.