09102017-JTR-01.qxd 10/9/2017 12:59 AM Page 1 MONDAY | 9 OCTOBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Karva Chauth Of strength so beautiful Impressions in print Several clubs and hotels in Jalandhar made arrangements for exciting activities. P2 Aleksandra Chichikova chosen Miss Wheelchair World in the first-ever edition of the beauty pageant. P3 Shilpa Shetty to write another book, inspired by the talented kids on the show Super Dancer. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.06 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.30 AM Labs ‘dupe’ patients in the name of platelet count tests Colours of tradition Patients file complaints with Civil Surgeon, DC on clinical tests Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 8 With the Health Department running various drives to counter dengue in the district, the mushrooming of various shady labs in the district is causing a lot of harassment to patients. As per reports received from various labs, there are cases wherein the platelet count of the same patient has been shown 58,000 by a shady lab, while at other lab, the count was 18,000. Four patients have filed complaints with the Civil Surgeon in this regard while one patient has written to the Deputy Commissioner. However till date, no action has been taken against any of these labs. Jarnail Singh, chairman of Reports of tests vary ■ As per the reports received from various labs, there are cases wherein the platelet count of the same patient has been shown 58,000 by a shady lab, while at other lab, the count was 18,000. ■ Four patients have filed complaints with the Civil Surgeon in this regard while one patient has written to the Deputy Commissioner. However till date, no action has been taken against any of these labs. . the district unit of the Shiv Sena, said, “Two months ago, some patients received wrong reports after getting platelet count tests done. The same lab tests from three different labs in the city yield different results. While one particular lab has repeatedly been giving wrong results to a number of patients more than once, the authorities haven’t initiated any action against the establishment.” Jarnail Singh has filed a complaint against the lab with the Civil Surgeon and the DC. While a raid was also conducted on the premises of a health centre by the Health Department some days ago, no action has been taken against the unit. Meanwhile, Atin Agnihotri, a district-based lab owner, who has himself complained to the Civil Surgeon on the issue, said, “Glaring anomalies prevail in testing equipment, personnel appointed and the actual tests done by these labs. The issue has been brought to the notice of the health authorities several times. It is surprising that no action has been initiated against any of these labs so far. Patients lose faith in laboratories and many are getting tests done from two to three labs just to be sure.” Such labs are running with impunity in various areas, including Chugitti, Lamma Pind and Rama Mandi, of the city. Civil Surgeon Dr Raghubir Singh Randhwa, said, “I am currently on leave. But some days ago, a complaint against one of the labs was received. An inquiry has been ordered and action will be initiated against the erring lab based on the result.” So far the Health Department hasn’t sealed or initiated action against the owners of any of these labs. SNIPPETS Karva Chauth celebrations go hi-tech 4bookedforassault (Above) Married women perform rituals; and ladies decked up for Karva Chauth in Jalandhar on Sunday. SARABJIT SINGH Ashok Kaura Phagwara: The police have booked four persons, including a woman, for assaulting a resident. The accused have been identified as Hans Kaur, Ravi Kumar, Buta Ram and Raman Kumar. Complainant Jaswinder Paul, a resident of Nangal Majha, told the police that the accused attacked him at the village on Saturday night. A case under Sections 323, 341, 148, and 149 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. No arrest has been made so for. OC Phagwara, October 8 The festival of Karva Chauth was celebrated with fervour here today. It is one of the much-awaited festivals of the year when married women fast for the well-being and long life of their husband. Unmarried girls have started also celebrating the festival in a traditional manner these days, seeking a husband of their dreams. Several women whose A year after, to keep alive memories of her husband Farmers adopt new ways to shun stubble burning Sarita Tewari pens a book on Dr VK Tewari Tribune News Service Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, October 8 In a unique way to keep the fond memories of her husband who passed away last year, Prof (retd) Sarita Tewari has penned a book, ‘ Father Mere Puttran De’, as a tribute to Dr VK Tewari — a distinguished educationist and former principal of DAV College. Dr Tewari had died of a severe dengue shock syndrome. Having decided to release the book on his first death anniversary on October 10, she has invited Dr Tewari’s friends and colleagues at a function to be held at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall. Showing the first print of her copy, Sarita Tewari says she will give these free of cost to anyone who wants to know about him. “Along with desires, material, love and care — life manifests itself in various forms, sometimes in ways that surprise. Life is a mixture of joys and sorrows and the same is the book, ‘Father Mere Puttran De’. It is one such tale about the suppressed desires of a great personality who lived his entire life for the betterment of society. Through my words in the book, I have tried to put up his vision, kept forward his thinking and my journey as his wife,” she said. Sarita Tewari shows her book, ‘Father Mere Puttran De’, in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH love and care life ❝Along with desires, material, sometimes in -ways that manifests itself in various forms, surprise. Life is a mixture of joys and sorrows and the same is the book, 'Father Mere Puttran De'. It is one such tale about the suppressed desires of a great personality who lived his entire life for the betterment of SARITA TEWARI, wife of Dr VK Tewari society. Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Jalandhar, October 8 Amid various reports that some farmer leaders has denied to shun the practice of stubble burning, most of the farmers in Jalandhar and Kapurthala have rejected the practice and have opted for different alternatives, which is being seen as an encouraging step. Unlike previous years, when stubble burning used to go on unabated in both districts, some positive changes have been witnessed this year. DC Varinder Sharma, along with officials of the Agriculture Department, has been organising many seminars and was making farmers aware of the ill-effects of stubble burning. One of the two methods that are getting popular among the farmers is the use of mulcher, then rotavator and thereafter a plough. New methods Australia Study Transfer Program Join 2nd year in July 18 Batch. Save Time and 25 Lacs are getting popular among the farmers is the use of mulcher, then rotavator and thereafter a plough. The second method is the use of reaper to enable the collection of paddy straw and then deriving the straw out of the field. ■ Farmers say the first method is an effort to dissolve paddy straw in the fields itself and the second one is to make the collection of paddy straw easier to drag it out of the field. . The second method is the use of reaper to enable the collection of paddy straw and then deriving the straw out of the field. Farmers say the first method is an effort to dissolve paddy straw in fields itself and the second one is to make the collection of paddy straw easier to drag it out of the field. Continued on page 2 painful and the breaking point of a woman’s life, she says. But it is not easy to give up living and remain lost in your own world. One has to face the present and accept the reality as birth and death are predestined and these are not in our hands, Sarita Tewari adds. Excerpts from the interview... Continued on page 2 ers are accompanied by their children and mothers-in-law. Several men also observed day-long fast to express their love to their spouses. Clubs and banquet halls were booked in advance for the women’s day. Games like Tambola are organised to make their day special. Those not interested in playing such games spend their time while playing cards. Newly married women and those recently got engaged appear to be more excited. ■ One of the two methods that ❞ The title of the book certainly grabs the eyeballs as it is the mixture of English and Punjabi words. Sarita Tewari, who had been an actor with Doordarshan and was an English professor at Lyallpur Khalsa College, says the book has been written in all three languages — Hindi, Punjabi and English. Being separated from the husband is the most spouses are settled abroad found an innovative way to break their fast. They log on to various video chatting apps, including Viber, Skype, WhatsApp and Face Time, to talk to their husbands for breaking their day-long fast. Accessories like ‘bindi’ and bangles worn with matching outfits seem to be the perfect choice for the day. Their day starts with “sargi” (eatables). A few of them enjoy the eatables with their husbands in the wee hours while the oth- Benefits of Study Transfer Program Study 1 Year in INDIA + 2 Years in Australia and get 3 Years Australian Degree & Work Permit 2016/17 Pass 10+2 students with CBSE 50%/PSEB 60%/Others 55 % accepted Upto 100 % Scholarship Guaranteed Admission in University in 2nd year (Sydney/Melbourne). Canada refused may also apply Intake every month No IELTS Required For Admission in Pathway Program PYRAMID GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS Mulcher being used in a field at Kala Singha in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO 93978-93978 92563-92563 NH-1, JAL-DELHI HIGHWAY, VPO: MEHTAN, PHAGWARA (PB.) c m y b
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