Kapurthala Diary

Creating awareness on non-communicable diseases

Creating awareness on non-communicable diseases

Civil Surgeon Dr Surinder Kumar flags off a van in order to spread awareness on non-communicable diseases in Kapurthala.

Kapurthala Civil Surgeon Dr Surinder Kumar flagged off an awareness van to apprise people regarding non-communicable diseases on Thursday. The Civil Surgeon said they want to inform people about sugar, blood pressure, stroke and cancer, among others. He said people should learn to identify symptoms and recognise the signs of diseases to get treatment at the earliest. He said changed lifestyles and wrong food habits had aggravated these diseases. Lack of awareness often results in delay in detection of diseases and treatment. He appealed people to take balanced diet, give priority to exercise and regular check-ups. Senior Medical Officer Dr Tara Singh asked people to stay away from liquor and tobacco. Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Raj Kumari Banga and Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Sarika Duggal were also present.

New protocols for sportspersons

Kapurthala District Sports Officer Jasmeet Kaur held a meeting with coaches on Thursday and instructed them to build rapport with players to reduce the risk of the Covid-19 spread. The meeting was held in order to give a fillip to sports amid the pandemic, which has impacted training of sportspersons. Coaches were informed that coaching centres would be sanitized. Coaches were asked to make entries in a movement register. She said the Sports Department task force committee would ensure that every player submits a letter stating that they agree and are aware of the risks posed during the pandemic. Staff was instructed to hold screening of players and staff ahead of training sessions. The RT-PCR tests of all players coming from Special Olympics Campus would be held. Coaches were directed to ensure at least two-metre distance during training. Coach Pradip Kumar, Satwant kaur and Inderjit Kaur, among others, were present on the occasion.

‘Ensure completion of development works’

Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti directed officials of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department to complete development works under the ‘Smart Village’ scheme at the earliest on Thursday. The Deputy Commissioner said works started with grants issued under the ‘Smart Village’, MGNREGA and the 15thr Financial Commission should be completed on time and certificates regarding the same should also be submitted within 15 days.

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