Thursday, October 27, 2016

A call by IMA Ldh and Punarjot Eye Bank society

Let's celebrate safe and pollution free Diwali
Ludhiana: 27 October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
IMA Ludhiana in association with Punarjot Eye Bank Society (Regd) organised a special seminar cum press conference on 27th November (Thursday), 4:00 pm at IMA House, B.R.S Nagar, Ludhiana.
Dr. PS Jassal Honorary Secretary IMA Ludhiana informed the audience that as they are feeling proud that we are going for smart city title for our Ludhiana. Let us contribute our role in health education and in prevention of ill effects of noise, air and physical injuries during Diwali.
Dr. Sanjeev Uppal Mch, HOD Plastic surgery DMC&H gave away the tips to have safe diwali. He said that children should be supervised by adults while bursting crackers and a bucket full of water should be kept nearby. He further told that crackers should be bursted in open space like play grounds, fields or roof top and recommended use of sparkle (fuljhari) to ignite crackers specially anaars, rockets, bobms and chakaries. This will avoid the risk of injuries to hands and face, he added.
Dr. Dinesh Goyal DM chest specialist suggested that all the asthmatic patients should take their preventive medication regularly and rescue medicine on need basis. Avoid inhalation of smoke as much as possible. Limiting use of crackers on diwali is one of the best way to decrease the human suffering particularly asthmatics patients.
Dr. Ramesh Medical Eye specialist told that in case of eye injuries due to firecracker first we should seek medical advice. We should not rub the eyes, rinse the eyes, apply the pressure and remove any object that stuck in eyes. Do not apply eye ointment or take the blood thinning and pain medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
Dr. Kulwant Singh President IMA Ludhiana appealed to all IMA doctors to participate with their expertise and experience in health education to prevent medical injuries to citizens of Ludhiana. IMA Ludhiana always worked for welfare of society and wishes all citizens of smart city Ludhiana very happy and safe Diwali.
Dr. Mohan Pal Singh Sadana, Dr. Karamvir Goyal, Dr. S S Sibia, Dr. Baljit Kaur and others were present on the occasion.

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