Wednesday, December 1, 2021

'Athve Rang Di Talaash' released by the Language Deptt.

Book is  Jaspreet Falak's Punjabi poetry collection 

: 1st December 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Famous Hindi poetess Jaspreet Kaur Falak's new Punjabi poetry collection 'Athwen Rang Di Talaash' was launched by the Bhasha Vibhag, Punjab, in the grand 'farewell ceremony' of 'Punjabi Maah', The book was released by the chief guest, Shiromani Punjabi critic Dr. Jaswinder Singh,  Dr. Surjeet Lia, special guest Shiromani Punjabi litterateur Ninder Ghunhiyanvi and many prominent signatures of Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu literature.  The Director of the Bhasha Vibhag, Mrs. Karamjit Kaur, praised Jaspreet Kaur Falak for her creative achievement and motivated her to remain creative in future.  Jaspreet Kaur Falak described this moment as an unforgettable moment of her life.  Noted Punjabi singer Amar Noori was specially present at the function.  Apart from this, many eminent litterateurs and literature lovers including famous litterateurs Omprakash Gaso, Deepak Jalandhari, Sardar Panchi, Satnam Singh, Veerpal Kaur etc. were present on this occasion.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

CMCH completed 200 Stem Cell transplants

 Shukriya Punjab event celebrated with with joy and confidence 

: 17th November 2021: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, recently completed 200 Stem Cell transplants of Patients–a significant milestone for Punjab, by the Department of Clinical Haematology, which started its journey in 2008. 

To celebrate this milestone, a thanksgiving meeting was organised on Wednesday, 17th November 2021.  The official inauguration of the at 10.00 am.  

Dr. M Joseph John, HOD and Professor, Department of Clinical Haematology took the audience through the journey of stem cell transplantation.  This was followed by the address by Dr. William Bhatti, Director, CMCL who invited the chief guest. 

Dr. S. P. Singh Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, who was the Chief Guest inaugurated the function. He felicitated the event with his thoughtful words and emphasized the contributions made by CMC Hospital for the overall development of the citizens of Punjab. 

Well-wishers and people of eminence from all over the world felicitated the event through recorded messages.  

The Transplant Patients accompanied by their families were the guests of honour. 

After the inaugural session, cultural programmes followed by a ramp walk by the Patients and Donors were really mesmerizing and a feast for the eyes. Fun games were conducted for the Champions (Transplanted Patients) and our Superheroes (who have donated their Stem Cell). Patrons and well-wishers of CMC Ludhiana were also felicitated. 

The programme was concluded with a vote of thanks by Mrs Sangeetha Samuel, Deputy Nursing Supdt.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Walkathon for a Healthy Smile

 Children’s Day Celebrated by CDC Ludhiana 

: 15th November 2021: (Kartika Singh and Punjab Screen Desk)::

On the occasion of Children’s Day department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry of Christian Dental College organized a Walkathon for spreading awareness regarding Childhood Oral health diseases and prevention.  About 120 dental health care professionals and students took part in the event commencing at 06:30 am from Rakh Bagh to CMC Campus.    Dr. William Bhatti, Director CMC Ludhiana flagged off the event.  Shri Pardeep Kumar Sabbarwal, Municipal Commissioner was the Chief Guest of the occasion.  Through this walkathon Christian Dental College faculty and students conveyed the message of prevention of dental diseases for a healthy smile with early check-up and doing preventive and interceptive measures.  

On this occasion at the Pediatric Dentistry department Children’s Day was celebrated with the children of Morning Star School, Nur Manzil.  Through the next two week there is a special campaign ‘Bright future smile’ to endorse better oral health practices in children.  Dr. William Bhatti Director appreciated the efforts of the department in bringing community awareness regarding burden of childhood dental diseases.  Dr.  Abi M. Thomas, Principal CDC.

I still remember that during 20216 CMC institute has nas an old association with children day and kids too. Nearly 30 children having undergone open heart surgery at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) were invited to celebrate the Children’s Day. These kids expressed their gratitude to the doctors, staff and ‘Have a Heart’ foundation and its president Balbir Kumar.

Balbir Kumar was felicitated at the function for helping the children to undergo the surgery through his foundation. The president and trustees of the foundation assured constant support in future too for treatment of cardiac patients with financial and moral support.

While speaking on the occasion, Dr Abraham G Thomas, Director CMCH, reinforced the commitment to serve the sick and the needy with compassion and care. Dr Allen Joseph, Professor and Head of the Department, honoured the CMCH Director and extended warm welcome to the faculty and trustees of ‘Have a Heart” and all heart patients.

Dr Christopher Roy, Senior Consultant and Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, made a presentation on problems of cardiac disease in India.

Dr Namrata Gaur, Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, who conducted the show spoke about the mission of the CMCH to provide services in far flung and remote areas of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir along with all north-west India.

The CMCH Medical superintendent Dr William Bhatti, pediatricians, cardiologists, surgeons and many senior faculty members attended the programme and keenly participated in celebrating little hearts.

Remembering last year 2020 event related to children day it was under the shadow of Covid-19. A terror of Corona was every where but CMC was aware and remained dedicated to the welfare of society.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Experts Views on “Saving Liver, Saving Life”

 Liver disease has become rampant in the region of Punjab 

: 6th November 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

In the last decade, liver disease has become rampant in the region of Punjab due to large burden of obese & diabetic population with fatty liver, alcohol & drug abuse and high rate of HCV infection. Progressive liver disease leads to liver cirrhosis, failure and liver cancer causing untimely death. The only ray of hope for long term survival in such patients is Liver transplantation. 

Due to lack of adequate liver transplant services in Punjab, AGI-The GASTROCITI, LUDHIANA keeping its promise of delivering the best healthcare services to the needy people took the first initiative to collaborate with Jaypee Hospital (Noida) and started Liver Transplantation services in February 2021 at LUDHIANA. The liver transplant programme was designed with patient screening, assessment, pre-transplantation workup and post surgical follow up at AGI - The GASTROCITI, LUDHIANA. Surgical services were provided by Dr. Punit Singla, Associate Director, Department of Liver Transplant & Surgical Gastroenterology, Jaypee Hospital (Noida).

The Team has now successfully completed five liver transplants in a short span of six months, barring 3 months deferment due to second wave of COVID-19 when the services were temporarily interrupted. The teamwork of three eminent Gastroenterologists namely Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Malhi, Dr. Rajiv Grover & Dr. Jasmeet Singh Dhingra and Gastro Surgeon Dr. Harpal Singh in collaboration with Liver Transplant Surgeon Dr Punit Singla offers complete umbrella services to patients needing medical therapy, transplant surgery, holistic pre & post transplant care and most importantly listing of recipients for cadaveric transplant who do not have living donor in their family. 

It is a matter of great pride that after proper counseling, timely referral and expert pre & post transplant care, all the five liver transplants were completed with 100% success rate and this is an achievement of substantial proportions for the entire region. It is very encouraging and an eye opener for the society that women are leading and courageously coming forward to donate a part of their liver to loved ones. Recalling his experience, the first liver transplant patient Mr. Soni said life had become too difficult due to repeated abdominal fluid collection & blood loss as a result of end stage liver disease. His life span was limited to a few weeks to months without liver transplant. His daughter came forward to donate a part of her liver to her ailing father despite being young and unmarried. The patient underwent a successful liver transplant, which lasted for around 10 hours. Both donor and the recipient are now fine. 

Another three patients, underwent liver transplant where in their spouses donated a part of liver for the procedure. Such successful cases and courageous donors are the need of the hour for liver patients in Punjab. Some patients don’t have any eligible family donors. Since organ donation is the most generous gift known to mankind which can create a legacy of life, our fifth transplant patient Mr. Puri was fortunate that he could get cadaveric liver as he was listed in cadaveric list prior. A special “Green Corridor” was created in Delhi for the procedure. He is doing fine and has been successfully discharged. 

As the only ray of hope for long term survival in end stage liver disease (cirrhosis) patients is liver transplantation and there is a grave scarcity of quality liver transplant services in region of Punjab and its surrounding areas, this concept of wholesome patient care under one roof and collaborative team work of A.G.I- The Gastrociti Ludhiana & Jaypee Hospital Noida is a big boon for people of Punjab and will help the needy and liver disease patients in a big way.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Vigilance nabs ASI for taking bribe Rs.15,000

 21st October 2021 at 7:23 PM

Vigilance team from Jalandhar laid a trap 

Chandigarh21st October 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Punjab Vigilance Bureau today nabbed an ASI Santa Singh posted at Sadar Police Station, Nakodar, Jalandhar district red handed accepting bribe of Rs 15,000.

Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau said accused Assistant Sub-Inspector was arrested on the complaint of Kuljit Singh employee of a gas agency at Nakodar. The complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above mentioned accused police official was demanding bribe of Rs. 20,000 in lieu of not to involve him in a police case. He further said that he had already paid Rs. 5,000 as a first installment to the accused ASI.

After verifying his information, a vigilance team from Jalandhar laid a trap and the accused ASI was arrested on the spot while taking bribe of Rs. 15,000 as 2nd  installment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against him at VB police station, Jalandhar and further investigation is under progress.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Engg. P S Brar takes over as Deputy CE Enforcement

  18th October 2021 at 03:04 PM

He assures, the revenue leakage will be stopped by all means

Ludhiana: 18 October 2021: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen) ::

In Punjab, activities for improvement of power distribution, supply and other sectors are in full swing. In this situation, further Engineer Punardeep Singh Brar has taken over the post of Deputy Chief Engineer Enforcement Ludhiana.

He has extensive experience in the operations and working of various enforcement wings in this area. He has also proved his integrity by fulfilling his responsibilities as Additional Superintending Engineer in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited at the estate and also as Additional SE Enforcement in the divisions of Sundar Nagar. In this way the power department is getting the benefit of the services of a very experienced officer.

As soon as he assumed office, he said that the discipline would be strictly enforced and the revenue leakage would be stopped by all means. Power officials and employees who have worked with him says that Brar Sahib is very firm in his words and deeds. With their arrival now the discipline will also improve and the revenue of the power board will also increase. They will not tolerate any negligence in this work.

Common people also say that this will not only benefit the government but also the power employees. The common man will also get benefits -The benefit of good performance of high officials ultimately reaches the common man. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

25 more buses of big private players impounded

 10th October 2021 at 8:16 PM

Transport Department cracks down heavily on illegal buses

/Gurdaspur: 10th October 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

In a major operation against the bus operators floating norms in Gurdaspur district, the Transport Department today impounded 25 buses. The buses belonging to big private players were operating without tax, without time and floating other transport norms.

Disclosing this here today, Mr. Baldev Singh Randhawa, Regional Transport Authority, Gurdaspur said that complying to the direction of Transport Minister Mr. Amarinder Singh Raja Waring, this action was taken against the buses of defaulter private companies, such as Rajdhani, Dabwali and Libra Transport etc.

Mr. Randhawa said that any person violating the terms and conditions of the department would not be spared.