Friday, December 09, 2011

Workshop on Common Eye Disorders

100 General Practitioners attended the workshop
Ludhiana//9th December,2011//Shalu Arora and Rector Kathuria
The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana organized a Workshop on Common Eye Disorders in the Hospital Auditorium on 9th December 2011 in collaboration with CBM, an International NGO. Approximately 100 General Practitioners from NIMA (National Integrated Medical Association) and AIIMA (All India Integrated Medical Association) along with others attended the workshop.
Giving information regarding this workshop, Dy.Medical Superintendent and Head of the Eye dept. Dr.Nitin Batra said the focus was on the Awareness and Primary management of Common Eye Disorders like Diabetic Retinopathy, Pediatric Cataract, Computer Vision Syndrome, Glaucoma and Lids and Ocular Surface Disorders.
The chief guest, Dr. Kim J. Mammen, Associate Director, CMCL, welcomed the guests and, encouraged them to participate in similar workshops in the future. The guest of Honor Dr. Kanwal Masih, Medical Superintendent,CMCL, acknowledged the spirit of the participants.

Parents moved a petition against an unaided school

Hearing on Monday December 12, 2011
Parents through Advocate Ashok Agarwal have today moved a petition before the Delhi High Court seeking directions against the St. Lawrence Convent Secondary School to forthwith stop discriminating against those students who have not made payment of Rs.400/- per month each in the name of smart class and to allow them to attend classes along with those students who have made payment for smart classes and to revert back to old pattern which was in practice before 17.10.2011, prohibit the school from demanding fees on account of Smart Classes without first getting permission from the Directorate of Education, as required under Section 17(3) of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and direct the Director of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi to enquire into the allegations of humiliation, harassment and insult subjected to the students who did not make payment on account of Smart Class by the authorities of the respondent school as mentioned in the complaint dated 17.10.2011, 20.10.2011 and 24.10.2011 and to take appropriate action against the erring authorities of the respondent/school in accordance with law.

The matter is likely to be heard by the Hon’ble High Court on Monday, 12.12.2011.   

Dr. Bedi of CMC saved an NRI patient

Mr Notra had severe heart disease
Ludhiana// 8th December, 2011//Shalu Arora and Rector Kathuria
Patient Randhir Singh Notra in happy mood with Dr. H S Bedi
Punjab is slowly developing as the hub of medical tourism in North India after New Delhi. In view of the excellent cardiac surgery results of CMC Hospital–a number of NRI patients are being referred as a part of medical tourism. Not only are the services up to International standards but the cost is much less. 

The latest patient referred was Randhir Singh Notra from Dubai. His healthcare provider - Fathima Healthcare Management Services– UAE – after doing a thorough background check– decided to refer Mr Notra to Dr Harinder Singh Bedi– Head of Cardio Vascular Surgery at the Christian Medical College & Hospital in Ludhiana. Dr Bedi told that Mr Notra had severe heart disease and underwent a minimally invasive total arterial beating heart bypass.

Mr Notra said that he was extremely satisfied with his treatment at CMC . He felt that the quality of the doctors, the paramedical staff, the technology available was on par with the best in the West. Additionally the compassion and care that he saw being given to all patients was priceless. Added to this is the fact that the same therapy in the West would cost about 10 times more. His healthcare provider had told him that Dr Bedi was a world leader in the beating heart technology which gives a safe and long lasting therapy to heart patients. Dr Bedi has his name in the Limca Book of World Records for innovating in the field of beating heart surgery.

Dr Abraham G Thomas–Director of CMC Hospital  reiterated that the CMC being one of the oldest Institutes of India was always in the forefront on imparting quality medical care to not only people of this region but also patients from all over the country and abroad.