SYMPOSIUM ON CEREBRAL PAISY ORGANISED
Chandigarh February 17: -
A symposium on cerebral paisy was organized by pediatric orthopedic
society of North Zone at Chandigarh. More than 40 delegates from
Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana attended the meeting. Inaugurating
the symposium, Prof. S.S. Gill, Head department of Orthopedics
informed that the incidence of cerebral paisy is to the tune of
about 2-3 per thousand live births and the incidence with pre-maturity.
Dr. Anju Gupta from the department of Paediatrics PGI Chandigarh
spoke about the importance of holistic and multidisciplinary approach.
Dr. Bhatia, Director Saket Hospital told that most patients would
recover if managed correctly. Dr. Bobby john spoke about knee
problems and their management. Dr. Sanjay Sarup mentioned that
by timely intervention, painful dislocation of the hips could
be prevented. Dr. P.N. Gupta from GMCH Chandigarh dwelled that
it is essential to assess the overall function of a patient with
cerebral paisy and the foot deformities are amongst the commonest
of deformities in cerebral paisy. Dr. Wadhwa from PGI stressed
about the rehabilitation aspects of cerebral paisy should be sent
to normal schools. There should be more centers undertaking treatment
of disease. Genral medical facilities be improved for safe deliveries
and care of children
BADAL ASSAILS CENTRE FOR HIKE IN THE PRICES OF PETROL
Chandigarh February 16:
The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today lashed
out at the Centre for what he described as "back breaking
and totally unwarranted hike in the prices of Petrol and Diesel
In a statement here, Mr.Badal said that it was not only intriguing
but also unforgivable that on the one hand the Centre claimed
an abnormally high rate of growth in the country's economy while
on the other it was burdening the common man with such unthinkable
and unbearable rise in the prices of petroleum products and diesel.
He said that this step showed that the country's economic planners
not only lacked economic vision but also were divorced from the
fundamental essentials of sound economic planning.
"The recent hike in the prices of petrol and diesel would
further aggravate the woes of both the farmers as well as the
common man", rued Mr.Badal.
The Chief Minister demanded an immediate and total withdrawal
of the hike.
MINORITY STATUS FOR SIKHS IN PUNJAB- Supreme
Court Issues Notice of Motion on Punjab Plea
Chandigarh, February 16:
The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India while hearing the Special
Leave Petition filed by the Punjab Government on 15th February
2008 issued a notice of motion to the Respondents returnable in
Giving details, a spokesman for Advocate General, Punjab stated
that the Hon'ble Court was pleased to issue a notice of motion
on the SLP filed by the State of Punjab along with an application
for stay. He stated that it was not correct that the Hon'ble Court
had formally rejected the stay application moved by the State
and the matter was likely to be heard on the next date of hearing.
The matter being of importance to the State was being properly
represented and the State would articulate its stand before the
Hon'ble SC in the subsequent hearings, he added.
ESI HOSPITAL AT MANDI GOBINDGARH UPGRADED
Chandigarh Feb; 16
The 50-bedded ESI Hospital at Mandi Gobindgarh, the Industrial
hub of Punjab has been upgraded .The hospital will cater to the
needs of industrial workers as also others.
This was stated here today by Mr.R.I.Singh, Chief Secretary Punjab
while addressing a meeting of the officers of various departments
including the Finance, Health and Education. The Chief Secretary
asked the officers of the Health Department to purchase the medical
equipments in the state at the earliest and also ensure the availability
of the specialists especially in all the ESI hospitals in Punjab.
There are at present 70 dispensaries and 7 ESI hospitals said
the Chief Secretary, which should be provided the necessary infrastructure
and all kinds of modern facilities. He emphasized the need for
purchasing the equipment within a period of three months and asked
them to see to it that all purchases be made on the tender rate
contracts of Punjab Health Systems Corporation.
Mr. Vijay Kain, Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare
said that the extension of ESI scheme to private educational institutions
had already been accepted by the DPI Primary who will shortly
submit a proposal regarding this to the govt. He also said that
each ESI hospital would have the facilities for homeopathy and
ayurveda systems.Mr. Kain said that the ESI hospitals would have
the tie-up facilities with the major hospitals in Ludhiana like
DMC and CMC to avoid referral to Chandigarh.
The meeting was also attended by Ms.Jaspreet Talwar, Principal
Secretary Finance, Ms. Anjali Bhawra, Secretary Higher Education,
Prabhat C. Chaturvedi Director General ESI New Delhi, Mr. K.B.S
Sidhu, Secretary Health, Dr. Sukhdev Singh Director Health besides