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Civil hospital lab to remain open till 6pm

The laboratory at the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital will be operational up to 6pm for all patients from Monday onwards. Earlier, it used to be operational till 3pm, and after that only emergency samples were collected.

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Updated on Jan 03, 2015 07:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Sale of de-addiction drug restricted in state

The sale of buprenorphine sublingual medicine against opioid dependence has been restricted to the de-addiction centres in the state, and from now it will not be available at the chemist’s. The medicine is used to treat addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin and narcotic painkillers.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2014 09:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Sale of anti-addiction drug restricted in Punjab

The sale of buprenorphine sublingual medicine against opioid dependence has been restricted to the de-addiction centres in the state, and from now it will not be available at the chemist’s.

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Updated on Dec 27, 2014 09:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

No Ludhiana IMA polls on December 28

The elections for office-bearers to the Ludhiana chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have been stayed and will not be held on the scheduled date of December 28, after the current president of the chapter and the chief election commissioner for these polls filed complaints against each other with the state body.

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Updated on Dec 24, 2014 08:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Newborn deaths: Health dept issues chargesheet to gynaecologist

The health department on Tuesday issued a chargesheet to gynaecologist Dr Alka Mittal in connection with the death of two newborns and three stillbirths at Mother Child Hospital, attached to Lord Mahavira civil hospital, here on November 23.

Updated on Dec 23, 2014 10:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

De-addiction centre gets psychiatrist on temporary-basis

Five days after the arrest of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital de-addiction centre incharge Dr Sudha Vasudev, the civil surgeon's office has made temporary arrangements to provide a psychiatrist at the centre.

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Updated on Dec 23, 2014 06:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Psychiatrists to stop use of de-addiction tablets at clinics

The Ludhiana psychiatric forum has decided to discontinue the use of buprenorphine in their clinics to mark protest against the arrest of two psychiatrists.

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Updated on Dec 23, 2014 01:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Rail track mishaps claim a life daily

The railway crossing beneath the Dholewal overbridge may be closed officially, but it is like a normal road for people living nearby.

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Updated on Dec 23, 2014 01:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

'Visuals of massacre can lead to post traumatic stress disorders'

The visuals of massacre like that of Peshawar attack can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) in people who see them through electronic and print media or social networking sites.

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Updated on Dec 21, 2014 08:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Shatabdis among six trains to not run from Jan 1

With fog hitting rail and road traffic in the region, the Northern Railway has decided not to run six trains from January 1 to February 15, 2015. Among these trains are the popular Shatabdi trains that mainly connect Amritsar and Ludhiana to New Delhi.

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Updated on Dec 20, 2014 08:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

‘Take sun bath, healthy diet to beat winter blues’

With a steep dip in temperature and days getting shorter, people start facing the problem of winter blues, a seasonal affective disorder.

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Updated on Dec 18, 2014 02:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

British-era railway signal cabin to be razed soon

A British-era Train Dispatchers’ cabin between platform no 2 and 3 at the Ludhiana Railway Station will soon be history. The Indian Railways has decided to tear down the structure, along with a foot over bridge, both of which are no longer in use.

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Updated on Dec 17, 2014 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

With a fortnight to go for IMA polls, only five candidates in fray

Even while the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ludhiana, polls continues to court controversies, it has now come to fore that the battle itself may not be as intense. Merely five candidates have thrown their hats in for the contest for most important seats—president, vice-senior president—even as the date for the polls draws close.

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Updated on Dec 17, 2014 03:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

De-addiction centre faces staff shortage

The seriousness of the Punjab government to deal with the problem of drug menace could be adjudged from their seriousness in appointing psychiatrists at de-addiction centres.

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Updated on Dec 16, 2014 03:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Rain brings along power cuts

Rain over the past two days brought along power cuts, unmasking the tall claims of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) of continuous power supply. Even though power load remains low during winter, nearly half the city suffered power outage on Saturday night, which continued on Sunday.

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Updated on Dec 15, 2014 11:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Pb govt declares 2011 PMC elections null and void

The Punjab government declared the elections of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) held in 2011 null and void and ordered for the conduct of fresh elections.

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Updated on Dec 14, 2014 08:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana infant deaths: Report blames two doctors

Gynaecologist Dr Alka Mittal, paediatrician Dr Yogesh Khanna, staff nurse Rajni, and Class-4 employee Kanta Devi, who serve in the health facility attached with Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, are held guilty in the inquiry of not performing their duty.

Updated on Dec 03, 2014 12:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Nicotine in e-cigarettes, notices to 2 shopkeepers

With the samples of e-cigarette collected from two 'paan' shops by the health department showing the presence of nicotine, notices have been sent to the shopkeepers.

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Updated on Dec 03, 2014 06:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Treatment can help epilepsy patients lead a normal life:Experts

About 10 million people suffer from epilepsy in India and nearly 7-8 persons per 1,000 have epilepsy in Ludhiana, reveals a study conducted by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana.

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Updated on Nov 30, 2014 01:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Civil Hospital directed to upgradebio-medical waste disposal system

The bio-medical waste disposal system of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital will be upgraded soon as per the norms, officiating medical superintendent Dr Renu said this here on Friday.

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Updated on Nov 29, 2014 03:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana deaths: Mismatch in specialists’ postings ails system

Even as the government acknowledges scarcity of specialist doctors in government hospitals, their postings in relatively low-priority dispensaries raises questions over the intentions of the authorities.

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Updated on Nov 27, 2014 05:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

‘Mismatch’ in postings of specialists ails govt health system in Ludhiana

Even as the government acknowledges scarcity of specialist doctors in government hospitals, their postings in relatively low-priority dispensaries raises questions over the intentions of the authorities.

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Updated on Nov 26, 2014 10:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Acute shortage of chickenpox vaccine leaves parents worried

A severe shortage of chickenpox vaccine in the city for the past more than two months has left parents of infants worried. The disease causes red spots and rashes all over the body, fever in many cases and is highly contagious.

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Updated on Nov 27, 2014 07:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Patients rue lack of seating at Mother Child Hospital

Nine-month pregnant Sapna stood for nearly four hours outside the gynaecology out-patient department (OPD) at Mother Child Hospital attached to the Lord Mahavira civil hospital here, as there was no space to sit due to huge patient rush.

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Updated on Nov 26, 2014 11:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: New officiating medical supdt appointed

Two days after the death of two newborns and three stillbirths at the Mother Child Hospital, attached to Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital here, Dr Renu was appointed officiating medical superintendent of the civil hospital on Tuesday.

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Updated on Nov 26, 2014 01:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana deaths: Health minister suspends doctor

A day after two newborns' deaths and three stillbirths at the newly-opened Mother Child Hospital attached to the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital here, Punjab health minister Surjit Kumar Jyani on Monday suspended gynaecologist Dr Alka Mittal and transferred Dr RK Karkara, senior medical officer (SMO).

Updated on Nov 25, 2014 08:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Cases of five stillborn babies in Ludhiana civil hospital raise storm

Cases of five stillborn babies in the;Mother Child Hospital at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital here on Sunday have raised brows over the functioning of the hospital.

Updated on Nov 24, 2014 03:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Pb govt discontinues free treatment of newborns

The state government scheme for free treatment to poor, premature babies who needed special surgical intervention and intensive care treatment was discontinued as it was proving costly for the health department.

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Updated on Nov 22, 2014 10:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Health minister opens Mother Child Hospital with incomplete facilities

Punjab health minister Surjit Kumar Jyani inaugurating the Rs 17.5 crore Mother Child Hospital (MCH) at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Friday was no less than eyewash with the hospital yet to get required staff and equipment. While the inauguration was postponed in the morning, it was suddenly given a go-ahead.

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Updated on Nov 22, 2014 11:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Takht Parkarma train from Ludhiana on Dec 29

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will run a 'Takht Parkarma Special' train on December 29.The train will run for nine nights and 10 days and will take devotees to Data Bandi Chhor Gurdwara, Gwalior; Nanded Sahib Gurdwara, Nanded; Nanak Jhira Sahib Gurdwara in Bidar; and Patna Sahib Gurdwara in Patna.

Updated on Nov 20, 2014 11:36 AM IST
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