Thursday, July 31, 2014

The doctors of Ludhiana on roads against hooliganism

Press Conference after protest march by IMA 
Ludhiana: 31st July 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen):

The doctors of IMA Ludhiana are anguished at the recent incident of hooliganism at the Arora Nursing Home, Baba Than Singh Chowk, Ludhiana by certain unscrupulous elements. The doctors are trained to prevent disease and treat a person if she/he is befallen ill. Many a times despite best efforts, we are not able to cure the patient. In this specific case the patient Jyoti, who was a case of Acute Asthma with severe Pulmonary Tuberculosis was admitted at the Arora Nursing Home on 20-7-2014 in a critical condition. After initial stabilization the relatives of the patient were told to shift her to CMC Hospital as the prognosis was poor. But they refused to do so under written informed consent and wanted treatment to be continued at Arora Nursing Home only. She showed improvement but on 23rd July at 8.40 am she again became critical. The attendants were again told to shift her to CMC Hospital but they refused again due to financial problems. Despite best efforts by treating team the patient could not be saved. Some of the relatives at this juncture started creating ruckus and called few hundred people there. On provocation by Mr. Mukesh Khatri & his accomplices; they started pelting stones and damaged the hospital property. They staged a dharna outside the hospital but only with police intervention they took the body for postmortem. Again for the next two days they set on dharna in front of the hospital led by Mr. Ramesh Bangar & Mr. Mukesh Khatri and blocked the functioning of the hospital. Some people even threatened Dr. Arora & hospital staff with abusive language and threatened of physical assault. Mr. Ramesh Bangar & Mr. Mukesh Khatri demanded Rs. 5 Lacs to settle the matter.

There are several forums for the redressal of the grievances of the patients. Patients and their relatives should not indulge into any kind of violence against doctors or hospital staff when provocated by so called Mohalla leaders / Local politicians / black-mailer & self-styled mischievous NGO leaders. Damage to the hospital property is cognizable offence under the “Punjab Protection of Medicare Services Persons and Institutions (Prevention of Violence and damage to property) Act 2008.  The Indian Medical Association has time and again demanded that this act should be implemented in letter and spirit and the life / property of the doctors be protected. Only under such conditions and a tension free atmosphere the doctors can discharge their duties well. We demand:

1.   All those who indulged in violence should be booked under above-said law.
2.    Government or administration should make it sure that no such dharna be allowed in front of any hospital in case of any such eventuality.
3.    We request the media also not to highlight the news against doctors without verifying the facts thus indicting the concerned doctor and damaging his reputation which he has earned in years.  
4.    Special campaign to be launched by the administration to sensitize the junior police force and the people about this issue.
We further appeal to the people to trust in the doctors because the doctors are most pained in the event of any mishap with any patient.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saharanpur Riots–U.P. Police failed to check violence.

Bill against Communal Violence should be passed at earliest
Image Courtesy: Ritvik Sharma 
U.P. Police and U.P. government remained mute spectators and failed to save the life and property of innocent citizens.
The reasons being given for inaction of police is that police was outnumbered by the Rioters, and Force was not sufficient.  This justification should not be acceptable at all.  It is a common excuse, given by the police in every riot, to cover up their inaction.

The action should be taken against the S.P. of Saharanpur for not taking any action to check the violence. 

Due to increase in the Communal riots in recent past, its absolutely necessary that the Bill against ‘Communal Violence’ pending in Rajya Sabha since 8 years should be passed at the earliest.  It was promised  by UPA Government in 2004 as well as 2009 Elections, but they had failed to pass the Bill.
Image Courtesy: Ritvik Sharma 
It is the duty and responsibility of the government to protect the life and property of every citizen.  Unfortunately in the recent past the communal tension has increased, and  a number of cases of communal violence and rioting have occurred. 

The Central Government should realize its responsibility and should take up and pass the Bill against Communal Violence without any further delay.

Doli–The Wedding Grandeur

A Two day Premium Wedding, Lifestyle & Fashion Exhibition
Ludhiana, 25th July 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen):
Doli–The Wedding Grandeur–A Two day Premium Wedding, Lifestyle & Fashion Exhibition, was inaugurated by Mr. Ravneet S Bittu, MP (Lok Sabha), Ludhiana,at the Hotel Park Plaza. The Exhibition, kicked-off stylishly with models in designer apparel, posing with top Fashion designers. The glamourous exhibition will be on till 27 July. With Teej and Rakhi approaching, the festival fragrance is all over. So to offer options to buyers, special Rakhi stalls from Jaipur & Chandigarh have been put up. For Teej there are Make Up Artistes, Apparel, Mehndi, Suhaag Nishani's jewellery & heavy formal apparel.
‘Doli’ is presenting as many as 71 designers from Nagpur, Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai etc. ‘Doli’ has been organized by ‘A Million Dollar Affair’, a Chandigarh based company managed by three young entrepreneurs – Ms. Neha Singla, Ms. Manpreet Kaur & Ms. Nidhi Chadha. Says Ms. Neha Singla, “Past Exhibitions in Ludhiana were focused on only Bridal, traditional wear etc. Doli will bring a fresh change by giving the pretty ladies of Ludhiana, would be brides, grooms or for that matter any type of fashion shopper, a one-stop-shop for all of his or her fashion needs.”
There is not the only unique aspect about Doli. A distinct Pakistani flavour exists. ‘Libaas Mojaris’ by Designer Willy has brought Karachi designs which include elegant Pakistani Suits & Sarees with heavy gotta & Patti’s based on cream & gold. Willy has also got Pakistani designer chappals and mojaris. Says Willy, “Suits designed by me have been worn by actresses in many T.V serials like Uttaran & Beintehaa on Colors.” A glimpse of Pakistan is also being seen in ‘The You by Simran’ stall which is showcasing fashionable attires from Dubai & Pakistan. The Pret collection of fashion brand Asim Jofa has also come to Ludhiana.  Neet Bridal Studio owned by Ravneet a Tellywood designer-- she has made apparel for many TV serials, has brought a fresh range of designer wear.

One can get a glimpse of the kind of sarees that Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty adorns at the Reins Creation’s showcase. Owner Mr. Rajesh from Indore says,  “The Western drapes make a female look modern, sensuous and yet traditional. I play with brocades, cottons & shimmers.” Ms. Payal Choithani from Nagpur has Westerns & Semi formal kurtis. She has designed for South African cricket team player - Hashim Amla's wife. Pollywood style has reached Ludhiana via Doli with Ms. Pankaj of CKC Studio who designs the personal wardrobe of Celebrity Satinder Satti. Apart from Pollywood, she will be entering the Bollwood arena soon.  Ms. Nivedita of Niveaz Ensembles, who again has designed attires for Pollywood Movies, is also presenting her dresses.

Apart from Bridal Couture there are Interiors specialists, Gold & Diamond Jewellers, wedding planners, Caterers, DJ, Photography, Make Up, Cosmetics, Luxury Premium Cars, Venue & Resorts, Holiday Packages and accessories available at Doli. A major attraction is offered by Zaira Diamonds the title sponsors of Doli. The brand will be distributing Diamond rings to lucky winners as a TEEJ celebration. 2 Lucky winners from visitors will get Diamond rings at 6:00 pm in lucky draws on both the days of the Exhibition. 
Exhibition is on till July 27 at Park Plaza, Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana from 10 AM-10 PM.  

Friday, July 25, 2014

GADVASU Takes Strict Anti-Ragging Measures

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM
Necessary instructions issued to its Deans/Directors
Ludhiana:25-July 2014:(Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen)
Dr. P.D. Juyal and 
Dr. S.P.S. Sangha
Courtesy Image

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has issued necessary instructions to its Deans/Directors in order to prohibit and eliminate the scourge of ragging. Registrar, GADVASU Dr. P.D. Juyal informed that all the constituent colleges of the University have made Anti-ragging Committees and Anti-ragging Squads as desired by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. GADVASU is strictly following the preventive measures for Anti-ragging outlined by the University Grants Commission. The colleges have also undertaken other forms of campaign as it may consider appropriate for prevention of ragging. All the wardens of the Girls and Boys Hostels have been directed to ensure that an affidavit must be obtained from every student, parent/guardian separately to desist from ragging and for punishment to the defaulters. The fresh students will be coming from 1st August, 2014.
Dr. S.P.S. Sangha, DSW-cum-Estate Officer, GADVASU stated that the University has uploaded the film on anti-ragging which will be shortly available on its website. The University Authorities have also stated that any violation of the above rules or if any college fails to take adequate steps to prevent ragging or not act in accordance with these regulations or fails to punish perpetrators of incidents of ragging suitably, UGC can call for action against erring colleges/institutions. Student in distress owing to ragging related incidents can access the telephone numbers displayed on the hostel and college notice boards. Anti-ragging posters and charts have been displayed at different places of students gathering. He said that the Punjab Government has also stressed to prevent ragging through the implementation of Punjab Education Institutions (Prohibition of Ragging) Act, 2013 (Punjab Act No. 22 of 2013). 

Camp & seminar on Bio Medical Waste Management

Around 200 doctors and other staff members participated
Ludhiana: 25th July 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau): 
IMA Ludhiana organized a Camp & seminar on Bio Medical Waste Management in association with Punjab Pollution Control Board Ludhiana  at IMA House, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana.
Around 200 doctors & paramedical staff from different hospitals of the city attended the camp.
Higher officials from the Punjab Pollution Control Board Ludhiana & Chandigarh were present on the occasion, including Er. Raj Kumar Ratra X-En, Er. Raj Kumar Goyal X-EN, Er. Tejwant Singh Gill X-EN from Chandigarh, Er. Paramjit Singh X-EN, SDOs and other staff were present.
Er. Kamaljeet Kaur SDO elaborated online filing of fresh/renewal application. Er. Tejwant Singh Gill gave an excellent presentation on Bio Medical Waste Management & its disposal.
All the officials of Punjab Pollution Control Board gave assurance to help IMA members regarding Bio Medical Waste Management.
Dr. R K Sharma President IMA Ludhiana thanked the officials, IMA Members & Office Bearers & Staff from various hospitals for attending the Camp. He announced the setting up of permanent cell concerning the Bio Medical Waste Management at IMA House for convenience of the members.
Dr. Narjit Kaur Sr. Vice President, Dr. Avinash Jindal Vice President, proposed vote of thanks.
Dr. Neeraj Aggarwal officiating Hon. Secretary & Dr. Shiv Kumar Gupta Finance Secretary guided the doctors & staff to fill the forms for fresh/renewal application. 

SBP launches 25 branches and a novel CSR initiative

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Patiala-head quartered Bank’s network has reached 1254 
Ludhiana: 25th July 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen): 
State Bank of Patiala today opened 25 Branches in 7 States across the country in an on-line simultaneous inauguration in order to give a further push to the task of Financial Inclusion.
The Branches were inaugurated by Shri S A Ramesh Rangan, Managing Director of the bank at a function at the Bank’s Network Office in New Delhi. 
With these 25 branches, the Patiala-head quartered Bank’s network has reached 1254, spread across 23 States/ Union Territories of the country.
The bank has already opened 47 branches this financial year and plans to add 60-70 more branches by September this year.
An Associate of State Bank of India, SBP had a total business of over Rs 1,67,000 crores as at the end of March with a 23% growth in micro and small enterprise loans and a 27% growth in agricultural loans last year. The bank received a special award from the Government for excellence in MSE lending for the year 2012-13. This year the bank plans to achieve a growth of 21% in MSE loans and 35% in agriculture loans. SBP was the first public sector bank to totally computerize all its branches and was also the first public sector bank to migrate all its branches to CBS.
Shri S.A.Ramesh Rangan, Managing Director also announced a novel Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the bank, under which the bank will contribute Rs.5/- for each new saving account opened, Rs.50/-  for each new current account opened,  Rs. 2/- for every new user of Internet Banking/Mobile Banking and  10 paisa per transaction on the Alternate Delivery channels( Internet banking, mobile banking, ATM & POS etc.) towards CSR activities.
The amount so contributed will be used for social welfare activities like aid to old Age homes, orphanages etc, donations (cash & kind) to needy individuals/ sections of the society, helping the less privileged and organizations engaged in their welfare. The Bank has been actively involved in various social welfare activities like adopting and aiding SOS Children Village, donation of Buses and various daily use equipments like fans, water purifiers etc to various organizations and providing aid to bodies like orphanages, and society for welfare of the handicapped and other such organizations. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Avoid Police and violence--H S Phoolka

Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 5:27 PM
Take Control of Haryana Gurdwaras through Court
The plea of Shiromani Akali Dal that the Haryana Assembly does not have the power to pass the Act and that the Act is unconstitutional and is a matter to be decided by the Supreme Court.  The opinion of the Attorney General is binding on the Central Govt. alone.  The said opinion is not a law and the State government may not agree with that.  There have been numerous instances when the Central government took action on the opinion of Attorney General and the said actions were quashed by the Courts for being illegal.  The Haryana Govt. has its own Advocate General and the Haryana Advocate General has given the opinion that Haryana assembly is empowered as per the constitution to pass this Law.   This issue can now only be resolved by the Supreme Court. In view of this position, the provocative speeches by the Akali leaders and the filling of Haryana Gurdwaras by the armed men is absolutely wrong.

The SAD is taking this action under the pretext of keeping the Sikh Panth united, and at the same time trying to create violence and disturb peace in Gurdwaras.  This action of SAD is totally dividing the Sikh Panth and is detrimental to the Panth. If the SAD had been sincere that they do not want division in the Panth they should file the Petition in the Supreme Court by now.  The reason that they are not filing the petition itself shows that they are not sure about succeeding in the Supreme Court and the correctness of legal position propounded by them.  

Mr. Phoolka appeals to Sikh Leaders of Haryana that not to take the help of Police in taking over the control of Gurdwaras.  This could results in violence in the Gurdwara.  Badals want violence in the Gurdwaras at this moment because they have utterly failed on all the fronts and wants to take up issue of use of Police by Haryana government in Gurdwaras. 

Mr. Phoolka advised the HSGPC leaders to use other methods and to avoid Police and violence.  According to Mr. Phoolka the best way to take over control is that after the HSGPC is constituted, it should file a Suit for Injunction against S. Avtar Singh Makkar – President SGPC and S. Sukhbir Singh Badal President Shromani Akali Dal, seeking the orders from the Court that these persons and their agents should be restrained from interfering in the management of Haryana Gurdwaras.  After the Court passes restraining order and if S. Avtar Singh Makkar and             S. Sukhbir Singh Badal does not obey these orders and keep interfering in the management, then both can be arrested in the proceeding of ‘Contempt of Court’ and in such eventuality they would not be released till they stop interfering in the management and obey the directions of the Court.  This way the violence as well as the Police interference in the Gurdwaras will be avoided. 

Both the sides should wait for the final decision by the Court.  In the meanwhile, the 11 members of SGPC who are elected from Haryana should be  given the control and management of the Gurdwaras in Haryana, with a clear understanding that they will further handover the control to the party whichever ultimately succeeds in the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Protest march in the Support of GADVASU striking students

Many organizations participated
Ludhiana: 23rd July 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen):

Joint Forum of Trade Unions and Social Organisations of Ludhiana held a protest march from Gate No. 5 of the PAU in support of the agitating fishery graduates of GADVASU. They have been agitating since 2nd June 2014 demanding jobs in the department of fisheries govt. of Punjab. Various speakers addressing the gathering said that it is an irony that despite these young graduates agitating for so long for their just demands the govt. has not paid any heed to them. The course of Bachelor of Fishery Sciences was started in 2008 and till now 28 graduates have passed out in three batches but not a single of them has been provided employment by the state government. The future of these graduates is dark and those who take admission to these courses in the time to come will be even more darker. The speakers further said that the department of fishery exists in the Punjab govt. and number of posts there is lying vacant, but still the govt. is not ready to absorb these graduates. Govt. is time and again talking of diversification through dairy, 
bee keeping and fisheries and Govt. had raised a loan from the World Bank specifically for the development of fisheries. But when it comes to giving employment to trained graduates the govt. is shirking its responsibility. Various speakers asked how will the govt. develop fisheries without utilizing new technology and utilising the trained human resources ? This shows that the govt. is only showing off its plan of diversification but is not really interested in that. Those who addressed the gathering include Prof. A.K. Maleri from AFDR, D.P. MaurJoint Council of Trade Unions, RamanjeetLaliBSP, Jaswant Zirakh- Inqlabi Kender, Mohinder Singh Dhandari B.S.P., Gurnam Singh Sidhu (AITUC), Kewal Singh Banwait PSEB Employees Federation, Gurmail Singh Medle P.S.S.F., Vijay Narain Moulder and Steel Workers Union, J.S. Ghuman of AAP, Narinder Thakur of ABVP, Parvej of Students and Youth Inqualabi Center, Mamta and Parminder Kaur from  Lakshya (A Woman Organization) also spoke. Apart from this many student organizations of nearby Colleges and Panchs / Sarpanchs of few Villages also participated in to-days Protest March.

 ABVP ने फिर की गड़वासु के हड़ताली छात्रों से मुलाक़ात 

गड़वासू के छात्र संघर्ष को मिली और शक्ति  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CICU Organized Industrial Interaction

 Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 6:02 PM
Face to Face with Principal Secy to CM Punjab 
Establishment of Multi Skill Development Centre at Ludhiana discussed
An Industrial Interaction with Chairman PPCB was held today with Sh. K.J.S. Cheema, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister Punjab with key industrialists comprising captains of various industrial associations at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana. 

Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU said that CICU has taken various initiatives for promotion of Skill Development by establishing Skill Development Centre for imparting trainings, encouraging sports, organizing job fairs for placement of unemployed Punjabi youths and organizing National Kaizen competitions and seminars on Poka Yoke- Mistake proofing for Quality & Production enhancement.  The skilled workforce will improve the productivity as well as ability to adapt in the changing industrial environment to face global competition and our industry will become self sufficient for skilled workforce.

Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja presented Memorandum to Principal Secretary for establishment of Skill Development Board Punjab, Scheme of National Development Council to be popularized in Punjab by bringing maximum funds, Providing public transport/extending Local Bus Service from Focal Points to interior, Rural & Sub Urban areas in Punjab, Unwind the On-holding to admit trainees in the courses under Skill Development Initiative Scheme, Setting up Skill Development Centers, Up-gradation of ITI, Bicycle and Auto Parts R&D Centers, Grant of awards for promotion of Skill Development and Grant to industries for Setting up Skill Development Centers under Skill Development Initiative Scheme. These initiatives will help industry & commerce sector of Punjab in providing them skilled work force as well as help Punjabi youth in improving their economic conditions.

Sh. K.P.S. Cheema said that Sh. Parkash Singh Badal, Hon’ble Chief Minister Punjab is keenly interested for setting up the state of art Multi Skill Development Centre for meeting out the requirements of Ludhiana industry. He has specially deputed me to hold an interaction with the industrial leaders for this purpose. The Punjab Government will provide funds for purchase of land, construction of building, hostel facilities for 5000 trainees purchase of machinery & equipments and other infrastructure for establishment of this multi skill centre at Ludhiana. 5000 trainees will get different types of trainings as per requirements of various types of industries. This centre will be for the industry, to be run by the industry and to be owned by the industry. The obligation is that the trained work force is fruitfully and gainfully employed by the industry. He requested Sh. Avtar Singh President, Sh, Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary and captains of Ludhiana industry to form a committee comprising representatives from 5-7 main industrial sectors for listing out the various steps to be finalized in the next meeting for speedy development of this centre.    

The meeting was attended by more than 60 members including S/Sh. Ashok Juneja, Inderjit Nagpal, O.P. Bhatia, R.D. Sharma, Rajnish Ahuja, Manjit Singh Khalsa, Avtar Singh Bhogal, G.S. Kahlon, Manmohan Singh Ubhi, Joga Singh, Jatinder Mittal, T.R. Misra, S.M. Mehta, Pankaj Munjal and many more.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Export promotion has become an essential part

Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 4:51 PM
CICU Conducted Seminar on Evaluating International Markets for Export Promotion
Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertaking Conducted Seminar on Evaluating International Markets for Export Promotion on at CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.

Shri Avtar Singh President CICU in his inaugural speech emphasized that developing a successful international marketing strategy for export promotion has become an essential part of an organization’s success. As the export promotion is the vital tool to promote facilitate and accelerate the growth of the industry and trade through global markets. It is necessary for sustainable growth of our industry, trade & country. The profitability of the industry and trade can be further strengthened through the export promotion only.

The main objective of the seminar was to provide practical knowledge about International Trade and Trade Composition, to familiarize the participants on how to analyze, select and target most appropriate markets and to develop skills of logical decision making. This is necessary for our industry keeping in view the increasing global competition.

A thought provoking and interactive sessions were conducted by Dr. Mahesh Chander Joshi (Gold Medalist), who is a Master of International Business having 15 years of experience in  export promotion activities, sales and distribution along with Mr. Ajay Khullar (IIM Ahmadabad Aluminous) who has a wide experience of International Business at corporate level. Both are working as senior associate professors in LPU. The program covered topics like present scenario of international trade, how to start and pace up the export business, identification of potential markets and buyers, Govt. policies and export promotion, quoting prices for international markets and risks associated with foreign trade and suggested remedies etc.

A large no. of the executives, export managers, general managers (export) and above rank as well as many entrepreneurs attended the seminar.   

Compared to developed countries like USA, UK, Germany & France the export promotion activities from Punjab will help our country to improve the economy of the country. It will also establish our products and their brands in the open global markets. It will further improve the productivity, quality and capacity utilization of our industry resulting in cost reduction and more profitability.

This seminar on export promotion will help the participants to improve their export related activities.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Birthday Celebration after Death gave a message to society

No-Drug Rally at Sarabha Nagar Market
Ludhiana: 13 July 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau): 
Sadbhavna De addiction Center Raikot in association with Sarabha Nagar Shokeepers organized a rally at Sarabha Nagar Main Market today. Speaking on the occasion Dr A K Banerjee said that Drug crimes are on the rise in Punjab. Many young lives are getting wasted. This is more s due to the lack of will of the government, administration and police. He said that on 21st June his only son Abhishek was found dead in a car at college road under mysterious circumstances. But police seems to be in closing the case. Dr Arun Mitra, convener citizens forum for justice, said that police instead of nabbing the culprits the manufacturers, the hoarders, and suppliers, the police is picking small addicts. Dr Deepak Prashar Secretary IMA said that addicts are victims of social disease. They need treatment and education. D P Maur said that the government must take full responsibility of the rehabilitation of addicts. S. Gohlwaria Mayor of Ludhiana expressed concern for the growing drug menace in the city. Sh H R dhanda also addressed.  Many Social workers Maj. S S Aulakh, Mrs Anita Sharma, Mrs Savita Kalra, Mrs Gurcharan Kochar, Gautam Rishi, Mrs Kimti Goel pledged to make Ludhiana drug free. Sh Sompal Herera and his team staged a drama on awareness against the drugs.  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

State-of-art radiology, medical imaging center now at Fortis

Make diagnosis techniques cost effective, poor friendly, DC
Ludhiana: July 12 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen):
Deputy commissioner Rajat Aggarwal flanked by Civil Surgeon, Dr. Subhash Batta, Director Fortis Ludhiana Vivan Gill, Medical Director Dr Gurbir Singh and MD Ace Healthways Rohit Kapoor inaugurated  the state-of-art radiology and medical imaging center at Fortis Hospital here today.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the deputy commissioner Rajat Aggarwal said that the need of hour was to provide cost effective treatment, especially to the poor patients. "The benefits of cutting edge advanced medical technologies should be made accessible for all. No one should be left wrongly diagnosed or untreated for the want of money," he said. Aggarwal called upon the medical fraternity to have softer corner for poor, women, children and elderly.

Dr. Subhash Batta, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana was the guest of honor on the occasion. Dr Batta said that Ludhiana is a hub of medical treatment in state and having better diagnostic techniques meant better treatment and healthier public.

Dr Vivan Gill from Fortis Hospital said that the center has 128-SLICE CT SCAN - safety and precision with the best in CT . It comes equipped with innovative technology that minimizes total radiation exposure up to 80 percent.

The center has been launched with ACE Technologies as their radio-diagnostic partner in the and in-house diagnostic centre.

Rohit Kapoor, the Managing Director of Ace Healthways said the besides 4D ultra sound system center has region’s first highly advanced PHILIPS MULTIVA 1.5 TESLA MRI SCAN that delivers up to 16 times faster imaging and offers superior image quality. It also reduces claustrophobia and enhances patient comfort through its spacious bore and provides higher clinical competence.

Prominent among others present included, Onkar Pahwa, Managing Director, Avon Cycle Ludhiana, Dr. TBS Buxi, Director CT & MRI, Sir Gangaram Hospital New Delhi and Dr. Ram Mohan Vadapalli, Consultant Radiologist, Vijaya Diagnostics, Hyderabad.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Candle Dharna Against Drug Menace by Victim Families

Next Candle March on 13th July
Ludhiana: 4th July 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen):
Today was birthday of Sukhdeep Bhatia who died due to rising drug menace. Instead if birthday celebrations all were expressing anguish against drug mafia which took his life and they were also protesting against police which did not take any action against the responsible person(s).All were silent but their silence was speaking and telling loudly that all is not well. All is not happened in a night. This tragic situation has a long hidden story which is full of conspired intentions.

Various organizations of the city gathered and lit the candles out side the Police Station No.8 (Sadar) in support of the demand for justice to the family of the deceased Abhishek Banarjee, Sukhdeep Bhatia, Abhinav and many such youth who became victim of the drugs. People demanded investigation by the police in a professional manner without any pressure. Incidentally today is the birthday of Sukhdeep Bhatia. People condemned the rising drug menace in the state and expressed anguish at that only the victims or small drug paddlers are being caught whereas the big fish goes scot free.

Organisations and people who participated include Mrs.Gurcharn Kaur Kochar – President & Mrs.Jeet Kumar – General Secretary from Punjab Istri Sabha Ludhiana, Dr Arun Mitra – General Secretary Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), Shri M.S.Bhatia – Organising Secretary Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha, Com D P Maur – General Secretary Joint Council of Trade Unions, Shri Keemti Rawal – President Mahatar Sathi Jagriti Manch, Dr Inderjit Dhingra – President – Aqupuncher Association of India, Mrs.Rajinder Kaur Bhatia and Shri Anod Kumar – from Social Thinkers Forum, Com Tersem Jodhan – Ex MLA & Com Jatinder from CITU,  Navdeep Jodhan & Gurjit Singh from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Vichar Manch, Mrs.Anita Sharma – Belan Brigade, Raghbir Singh Benipal, Santokh Gill from CPI (M), Com Gurnam Sidhu & Com Yadav –from CPI, Rajidner Raju – Sadbhavna Group, Tilak Singh Samra – PAU Retiree Association, Mrs.Neerja from Sadbhavna, Mrs.Savita Kalra – Spokes Persons of Mahatar Sathi Jagriti Manch, Jagshir Singh Khalwa, Harpreet Kaur Chopra, Surinder Kaur, Bindra Rani, Diljot Kaur, Ranjit Singh along with parents of Sukhdeep Bhatia, Abhishek Banrjee and Abhinav.

In the end Dr. Inderjeet Dhingra cautioned even police personals in serious but politre words that if your conscious still not awakening then you also have to celebrate the birthdays of your sons in same style so act according to your inner voice. Listen your heart.