Sunday, November 17, 2013

India is facing the emergence of a “hidden” epidemic:disability

Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Professor Gourie Devi in CME at CMC
Ludhiana, 17th November, 2013: (Shalu Arora  and Rector Kathuria): India, the world’s second most populous country, is facing the emergence of a “hidden” epidemic: disability due to neurologic diseases. The rapid economic, demographic, and social transformation of India in recent decades has already resulted in the double burden of unresolved epidemics of infectious diseases (e.g., malaria, tuberculosis) coupled with rising rates of chronic diseases (e.g., stroke, heart attack). This was stated by Professor Gourie Devi, former Director and Vice-Chancellor of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore in the 31st Dr LH Lobo memorial oration. She said stroke, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injuries due to road traffic accidents are the major causes of disability in India.  She spoke also about the delivery of neurological services at different levels of care in India.

Dr LH Lobo memorial trust, Ludhiana has been organizing the Dr LH Lobo Memorial Oration and Scientific symposium for the last 30 years, in memory of the late Dr LH Lobo, an eminent and renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon and Former Head of Orthopaedic department and Principal of Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana.   This year the 31st Dr LH Lobo Memorial Oration was organised by the department of Neurology, CMC on November 16th in the hospital auditorium. The inaugural function and the oration were conducted by Shri Sukhpat Rai Wadehra, President, Dr LH Lobo Memorial Trust and Dr MK Mahajan, Secretary, Padma Bhushan Prof JS Chopra, from Chandigarh was the Guest of Honour. Dr S Chopra gave the vote of thanks.

After the oration a CME on ”Management of Central Nervous System Infections” was organised by the department of Neurology, CMC Ludhiana. Prof Satishchandra Director and Vice-Chancellor of NIMHANS Bangalore gave a talk on the neurological manifestations in HIV patients.  Dr S Prabhakar, Head of Neurology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, updated the audience on the recent management of Bacterial meningitis. Prof Mathew Alexander HOD, Dept of Neurology, CMC Vellore spoke about the brain infection following measles virus. Prof Gourie Devi discussed about the various types of TB infection that can affect the brain.

Prof Yashpal Singh briefly talked about the common viral infection of the brain called Herpes simplex encephalitis. Prof Gagandeep Singh discussed various treatment options for Neurocysticercosis(tape worm) affecting the brain. Dr Jency Koshy gave a lecture on neurological complications that can occur due to Dengue fever. Dr DivyaDeodhar spoke about the current treatment of TB infection affecting the brain. Dr Vikas Loomba talked about the emerging infection called Scrub Typhus and its neurological manifestations. A PG Quiz on the Neuroinfections was held during the program. More than 200 delegates attended the program. The CME was organised by Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian and Dr Yashpal Singh.        CME at CMC on Neurological Diseases

Saturday, November 16, 2013

21st National Conference of Medical Biochemists

Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Event was inaugurated by Sh.Parkash Singh Badal
Ludhiana, 16th November, 2013: (Shalu Arora and Rector Kathuria): The 21st national conference of Association of Medical Biochemists of India was inaugurated today at Hotel Gulmor, Ludhiana by Sh.Parkash Singh Badal. The national conference has been organized by Dept. of Biochemistry CMC Ludhiana.
Dr.Bharti Uppal organizing Chairperson intimated that the conference is being attended by around 500 delegates from all over the India and abroad. There are delegates from Uk, USA, Australia and states like Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, J & K, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, MP, Karnatka, Kerla, Tamilnadu, A.P, Odissa, WB, Assam, Tripura, Gujrat & Maharashtra.
Speaking on the occasion Advisor to CM, S.Maheshinder Singh Grewal appraised the gathering and said that there is need of good clinical chemist for proper treatment of patient.
The CM in his inaugural speech said Punjab is a very small state as compare to other big states. We lost much area during partisan, but I am proud of Punjab. Punjab is a soul of country. Maximum sacrifice for the country has been done by Punjab.  

Health care is becoming very costly. It beyond of the common man. We in the Govt. doing best. More costly treatment is cancer, we recently open center in Mulanpur and Chd. There are 400 beds in these centers. It will take 1 year of time to work properly .All of us know health is more important then wealth. I congratulate all of you.

Dr.Bharti uppal HOD Biochemistry CMC Ludhiana and organizing secretary welcomed the guest gathering and informed that medical biochemist are an integral part of the patient care. The betterment in diagnostic facilities helps to improve the diagnoses and management.  

Dr A.G. Thomas , Director CMC said that the scientific sessions should went on a long way in paving the path to bridge the gap between a clinician and clinical laboratory personnel. He congratulates Dr.Bharti Uppal for a successful event.

Principal Christian Medical College Dr.S.M Bhatti, Mr.Rajendra Gupta were also present on the occasion.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Gurupurab Celebrated at Mother's Pride also

 Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Children and Staff celebrated Togetherness and Traditions 
Ludhiana:15 November 2013:(*Shobhan Soi//Education Screen Bureau): Today Gurupurab - Birthday of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji was celebrated with the students at Mother’s Pride, Ludhiana.
Children were made aware of HIS teachings & taken to Gurudwara where they all received the blessing from the almighty God. Ardaas was performed, praying for the bright future of the children. Students also recited the Mool Mantra, leaving all the present at the Gurudwara mesmerized. At the end, Karah Prasad & sweets were distributed among the students & staff.

The school was also beautifully decorated, with hymns enchanting in the ambience. Enchanting of hymns made the entire environment very lively & soothing. Students & Staff members also came dressed up traditionally.

Director of the school, Mr. Shobhan Soi, also blessed the students on this occasion & prayed for their long life.
*Shobhan Soi is  the Director of Mother’s Pride
100, New Lajpat Nagar, Ludhiana
Mb. 98145-11123

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Children’s Day was celebrated

 Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM
A function was held at St. Bawra Public High School
Ludhiana: 14 November 2013: (Education Screen Bureau):Children’s Day was celebrated at St. Bawra Public High School, New Lajpat Nagar, Ludhiana on 14th Nov’13 with great excitement. The school was beautifully decorated with balloons.
Children were explained about the importance of the day by the teachers, in a common assembly. There were also a variety of games for the children. Students enjoyed different rides & bouncies installed especially for the day. There was a small declamation contest on the life & works of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. 
Candies were distributed among the children for the occasion.
Principal of the school, Mrs. Chander Prabha gave her blessings to all the children for their bright future. She wished all the students to grow up as good human beings & responsible citizens of the country.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Diwali Greetings by Dr. Parveen Kaur Chawla

Principal of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women 
Published on Oct 30, 2013
Dr.Mrs.Parveen Kaur Chawla M.Sc. PhD H.Sci. Hm.Sc is the Principal of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women Ludhiana. is also presently the Member of Senate (Panjab University, Chandigarh) She was 'Nominated by the 5th TEC/UGC Consortium Agreement for the year 2012-2013 for a period of one weak' for a professional Visit to the University of Mauritius, Mauritius from 6th Oct to 13th Oct, 2013. She was the only nominee from the region of Punjab. She was invited to interact with the students of the University on certain current topics of Nutrition. She spoke out her mind on the following topics:-
• Importance of Balanced diet in Adolescent girls and occurrence of Nutritional Deficiency disease due to excessive use of Junk Food.
• Importance of dietary pattern and physical activity of the growth pattern and health related fitness in Children.
• Management of Obesity
• Role of Fiber in Diet. Her main stress was on the excessive use of Junk Food by adolescents which has a very adverse effect on the nutritional status of our teenagers and youth. She told that the students raised many queries which she answered to her best. 
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