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Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana, Punjab
Address:Tagore Nagar, Civil Lines
Ludhiana (District Ludhiana)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 141001


Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab is also known as Dayanand Hospital.


Principal of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab is Dr Daljit Singh 0161-2304282-87, Nursing Wing: Principal:Dr Mrs Jasbir Kaur, 98147-39949.

Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab is situated in Ludhiana of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ludhiana comes under Ludhiana Tehsil, Ludhiana District.

Fax # of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab is +91-161-2406858, 2472620, 603612, 2302620, 2304289.

Contact Person(s) of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab is (are): Dr SC Chopra 98155-45300.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab are +91-98156-24078, Dr Atul Mishra, +91-98141-63473.

email ID(s) is Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC Ludhiana Punjab

Website of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab is www.dmch.edu., www.dmch.edu.com, www.herodmc.com.

Chairman : Sunil Kant Munjal.
General Secretary : Prem Gupta.

Contact Details of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab are : Telephone: +91-161-2471500, 2441105 ext. 700, 405501, 404446, 2304285-87, HR Dept: 4687568
email id: hrd@herodmc.com,
Admission related: Dr Sandeep Kaushal, Asst Dean Academics (Mobile 81465-45367)

Hospital 0161-4688800, 4687700 (60 Lines)
College Campus 0161-4686600 (30 Lines)

Enquiry : Hospital (Patient) 4687648 (8.00-20.00)
e-mail dmchldh@glide.net.in dmch_ldh@satyam.net.in

Enquiry : Admissions (PG - MBBS Courses) 4687645 (08.30-16.30) Lunch (13.30-14.00)
e-mail info@dmch.edu

Enquiry : Admission (Nursing Courses) 4686636 (08.00-16.00) Lunch (13.30-14.00)
e-mail condmch@gmail.com

0161-4687648 4687661-62, 4687700,4687503, 4686636
other email id: dmchldh@glide.net.in, hrd@dmch.edu
Dr Sandeep Puri, Medical Superintendent (updated 29 Oct 2012)
Dr Amarjit Kaur, Head, Blood Bank
Dr Arun Dhir (Ex DMC) Residence Telephone: +91-161-2668290. Dr Dhir is parma bhagat of Hare Krishna. He is a very nice personality. Perhaps he has migrated to Australia.

Hero DMC Heart Institute, Phone no: 0161-2304282-87 Ext. 381, Mobile: +91-98156-24078

DMC Corporate Cell (for Insurance Claims)
Tel No. 0161-4687664 Extn 7664
Fax 0161-2304250, email: corporate.desk@dmch.edu

Case against DMC doctor Dr Harish Matta registered at Barnala for medical negligence.

Dean Academics: dr Rajoo Singh Chhina


Courses

MBBB-70 seats, B.Sc.(Nursing), GNM-50 seats
Diploma in Anesthesia
Diploma in Child Health
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
DM - Gastroenterology
DM - Neurology
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
MBBS
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Anatomy
MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
MD - General Medicine
MD - Microbiology
MD - Pharmacology
MD - Physiology
MD - Psychiatry
MD - Radio Diagnosis
MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
MS - ENT
MS - General Surgery
MS - Ophthalmology
MS - Orthopaedics
POST BASIC B.Sc Nursing
B.Sc Nursing
M.Sc Nursing

New paramedical courses in 2013: Paramedical B.Sc. Diploma and certificate courses.


Number of seats in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab is 70.
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC, Ludhiana Punjab runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).

Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC is affiliated with Punjab Nurses Registration Council PNRC, Chandigarh (Punjab)


Profile of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital DMC

About Us
Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) Ludhiana, Punjab, India is a 1100 bedded tertiary care teaching hospital in North India. Having an imposing complex of modern buildings, the institution is equipped with all kinds of modern facilities for providing proper care to the patients and training to the undergraduate and postgraduate students. All the clinical departments, along with the diagnostic laboratories provide round-the-clock service at the campus.

Historical Background
Motivated by a devoted personality, Dr Banarsi Dass Soni, Ex.Capt.I.M.S. with a missionary zeal for medical education and patient care, conceived the noble idea of providing much needed medical care to the general public. This bloomed in the form of Arya Medical School in 1934,started in a rented building in Civil Lines, Ludhiana.

In 1936, management of the medical school was handed over to the Arya Samaj, Saban Bazar, Ludhiana, under the aegis of Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Punjab. A separate Managing Body was nominated by the Managing Committee of Arya High School, Ludhiana. It was shifted to its own building (now, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, College Campus) in 1937.

The institution was recognized for LSMF (Licentiate of the Punjab State Medical Faculty) in 1938. The following year, the Managing Body decided that the Ludhiana Medical School should thereafter be called 'Arya Medical School' and the hospital attached to it “Dayanand Hospital”.

It was only in the year 1964, consistent with the policy of the Government that the Arya Medical School flowered into a full-fledged MBBS College, which came to be known as Dayanand Medical College. The management of this college was taken over by a galaxy of prominent people of Ludhiana, who formed an organization known as the 'Managing Society of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana' and Late Shri H.R.Dhanda, a prominent industrialist of the town, became its Founder President.

MCI Recognition
The institution is duly recognized by Medical Council of India for the MBBS course as well as several specialty and super specialty courses.

Affiliation
The college is affiliated to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot

The institution also imparts training for DM Courses in Cardiology, Neurology and Gastroenterology as well as for M.Ch. Courses in Plastic Surgery. Permission for starting MCh(Urology), MCh(Neuro Surgery) and MCh(CTVS) course is underway. DMCH College of Nursing is one of the most modern and well-equipped nursing colleges of Punjab. It imparts excellent on- job training for General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) and B.Sc. (Nursing). Introduction of a post-basic diploma in cardiothoracic nursing and in critical care nursing is planned.

Medical Milestones
Historically, DMCH was the first hospital in Punjab to set up a dialysis unit in the Nephrology service in 1980. Since then, several other super-specialties have been added. At present, super-specialties, which are providing the most modern and advanced care to the patients, are:
Cardiology
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
G.E. Surgery
Urology (Including Kidney Transplant)
Nephrology
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Medical Oncology
Pediatric Surgery
Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery,
Plastic Surgery including micro-vascular surgery
Transfusion Medicine
Immunology
Surgical Oncology

All these disciplines are managed by highly qualified doctors who have at their disposal the latest sophisticated diagnostic and treatment facilities. At present, there are 37 super-specialist consultants (DM/MCh) on the hospital staff. The prominent state of the art investigative facilities available include:

Spect CT Scan
Telsa, MRI scan, Fiberoptic endoscopes including upper as well as lower GI Scopes, Hysteroscope and Peritoneoscope
Biochemical Autoanalyzers, Blood Gas analyzer, auto cell counter, Somatosensory Evoked Response Testing
Whole Body Spiral CT Scan
Ultrasonography, Echocardiography, EEG, EMG, DEXA etc

It is the first and the only institution in India having, in its Department of Orthopedics, the facility of a unique technique of external fixators perfected by the internationally renowned Prof. Oganesyan from Russia.

Facilities & Services
DMCH is the only institution in North India, which has an entire floor of Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with 100 beds incorporating all the critical care areas. Notable ICUs are:
Intensive Coronary Care Unit
Medical ICU
Surgery ICU
Neurosurgery ICU
Stroke unit
Pulmonary Critical Care Unit (PCCU)
Pediatric and Neonatal ICU
Burn ICU.

Special care facilities for burns, neonates, thalassaemia and cancer patients.

Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) with 120 beds became operative in April 2001 and is the leading cardiac medical and surgical care center in the region. The hospital has a Spect- CT Scan for nuclear medicine applications in various qualities especially Cardiology. The Institute has already performed more than 26,000 catheter laboratory procedures and 4200 O.T procedures.

The institution has well-developed urban and rural health delivery systems, with residential facilities for training of students and interns under the department of community medicine. Models for health care delivery and Community Oriented Learning have been developed in these areas in addition to research on community health problems, which has been widely acknowledged. Multi-purpose Dumra Auditorium is adding a new dimension to the curricular and extracurricular activities of the students and staff alike.

The institution has come up by the dint of hard work and sincere efforts of the faculty, the management, staff and administrators as also the co-operation of the students. The citizens of Ludhiana and other places have always been kind in extending their helping hand in building up this institution. Above all, the Central and State Governments and many dignitaries deserve gratitude for their co-operation and interest in the development of the College and the Hospital.

Phone Numbers
Designation Name Office Residence Cell Phone
Supdt, Boys Hostel (UG) Dr. Sanjeev Uppal 2464442 9814024125
Supdt, Girls Hostel (UG) Dr. Neena Sood (0161) 4687653 2300217 9914835009
Sr. Warden,Boys Hostel (UG) Dr. Gautam Biswas (0161) 4687656 - 9888030866
Sr. Warden, Girls Hostel (UG) Ms. Sonika Pathania (0161) 4687653 - 9464122361
GM Finance & Accounts Mr. R.K. Gupta (0161) 4687521 - 9872636100
AGM(PS&F) Mr. Rajesh Vashishat 9915159695
Asstt. Manager (F&C) Mr. Munish Kalia 9779090660
Administrative officer Ms. Anuradha Langar (0161) 4687501 2550780 -
Chief Officer On Special Duty Mr. Vikram Bhanot (0161) 4687508 2744423 9815545311
Sr. Law Consultant Mr. S.S. Saini (0161) 4687523 9814623612 9872637100

Vacancies
1. Applications are invited for the following posts
Applications are invited for the post of Assistant professor from candidates having MD / DM / M Ch Degree (MCI recognized) in the specialities of Nephrology, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Renal Transplant, Liver Transplant, Pulmonary Medicine and Community Medicine so as to reach in the office of the undersigned by 30th June, 2011.
Experience : As per MCI regulations.Any further clarification contact Dean Academics at 98155-45318 Email : dmchldh@glide.net.in

a) Quality Control Executive
b) Jr biomedical engineer
c) Housekeeper

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Ludhiana doc gets AO Trauma International Fellowship

Caste census begins in Ludhiana Share Doctors join ANM staff strike in Ludhiana Share First RTS application filed in Ludhiana, health dept office faces ire Share Ludhiana: A Ludhiana doctor has received fellowship from Austria. Assistant Professor at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Dr Deepak Jain has been rewarded with AO Trauma International Fellowship.Dr Jain completed six months training at Department of Trauma Surgery and Sports Injury in St Johns Hospital under the guidance of Dr Herbert Race to qualify for the fellowship. The training focussed at shoulder surgery, traumatic, sports and degenerative angles of shoulder injury.Dr Herbert is a world-renowned name in the field of shoulder surgery. The Austrian doctor has invented several innovative techniques in the field of shoulder surgery.

Ludhiana doctor awarded Canadian fellowship

Ludhiana: Dr Jatinder Singh Goraya, a pediatric neurologist from Dayanand Medical College (DMC), has been awarded Canadian fellowship. The fellowship has been granted by Canadas Royal College of Physicians.The fellowship is awarded to a select few doctors after completing a long training programme and clearing a certifying examination of the college. Dr Goraya completed his graduation and post graduation from DMC and went to the USA in 2005. He returned to India in 2009 to set up the states first pediatric neurology unit at DMC despite having received several offers to work in the US.Dr Goraya has also received visiting fellowship from UKs Royal College of Pediatric and Child Health and published about 50 research papers in various medical journals.

Ill effect of drugs: 25-yr-olds line up for hip replacement

Ludhiana Drug addicts, in the age group of 25-35 years of age, are increasingly lining up in hospitals for hip replacement surgeries, necessitated by the ill-effects of drugs. Dr J L Bassi, owner of J L Bassi hospital revealed this information while organising an awareness camp on Sunday morning.

Aneesh (name changed), who is in his mid-20s, had been a drug addict for many years and recently got his hip replaced.
We have done hundreds of such procedures in the last 2 years. Joint pains are common in people aged over 50 years, but these youngsters come crippled because of the easy availability of drugs in the state. They consume all types of drugs and it directly affects their hip-joints, which refuse to work after a few years. A majority of the patients coming for such surgeries are in the age group of 25-35 years. Hip replacement can help them walk, but, the problem can be cured once they shun drugs, said Dr Dhiren Bassi of the hospital.

At an awareness camp held recently, patients were also given information about knee replacement surgeries.
Dr J L Bassi, former head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, said: Earlier, the cut-off age for knee replacement surgery was 65 plus, but now it has been reduced to 55 years. Sedentary lifestyle and lack of proper diet are the main reasons for the increase. The ratio of men and women coming for the procedure is 1:3.
Dr Bassi said: Instead of living life with an ailing joint, it is better to get a knee replacement surgery done at the correct age. The all-India figure in 2008 was 38,000 surgeries. In 2009, the number was around 45,000-47,000. Approximately, 60,000 knee replacement surgeries were performed across the country last year.



Dayanand Medical College students come out in Anna’s support

Ludhiana: The students of Dayanand Medical College (DMC) joined the list of groups coming out in support of Anna Hazare’s fight against corruption. The students, doctors and employees of the medical college organised a signature campaign in the hospital in a show of solidarity with the fasting social activist.

Prem Gupta, the secretary of the Dayanand Medical College Managing Society, said that enforcing the Jan Lokpal Act will promote transparency and accountability in government functioning.In a related development, the Crime Information Bureau also showed support to the anti-corruption movement. The workers of the bureau, under their chairman Gurvinder Singh, held a protest demonstration outside DC’s office and submitted a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister asking for an immediate enactment of the Jan Lokpal bill.

HARMEET KAUR AND OTHERSVs PUNJAB STATE THROUGH SECRETARY TRANSPORT PUNJAB C FAO 710 of 1990

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA, CHANDIGARH

Date of decision January 13, 2011

Harmeet Kaur and others ....... Appellants
Versus
Punjab State through Secretary Transport, Punjab Civil Secretariat,
Chandigarh and another ........Respondents

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE K. KANNAN

Present:-
None for the appellant.
Mr. H. S. Gill, DAG., Punjab for respondent No.1.

1. Whether reporters of local papers may be allowed to see the judgment ? No
2. To be referred to the reporters or not? No
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the digest?No

K. Kannan, J (oral).
1. The appeal is for enhancement of compensation for death of Didar Singh who was aged 44 years. The claimants were widow, three children and the mother. The evidence was that he was running a hotel and was earning Rs.3500/- per month at Mundi Kharar and he was previously running a spare part shop in Delhi and had migrated to Kharar after 1984 riots. The Tribunal took the income at Rs.2500/- per
month, having regard to the fact that he was supporting three daughters
one of whom was a student in Dayanand Medical College and he was
incurring expenses for the hostel and additional expenses to the tune of
Rs.3600/- per year. The Tribunal awarded Rs.2,40,000/- by taking multiplier of 12.

2. I will take the income at Rs.2500/- per month as determined by the Tribunal but provide for 1/4th deduction and take the contribution to the family at Rs.1875/- and take annual contribution to the family at Rs.22,500/-. I will adopt multiplier of 14 and determine the loss of dependency at Rs.3,15,000/- and provide for an additional sum of
Rs.5,000/- for loss of consortium and other sum of Rs.7500/- as loss of
love and affection to the three daughters and I will also provide Rs.5,000/- towards loss of estate and Rs.2000/- for funeral expenses.

The total amount of compensation that will become payable will be Rs.3,24,500/- and the amount in excess of what has been determined by the Tribunal will also attract interest at 6% per annum from the date of petition till the date of payment. The increased amount of compensation shall be distributed equally amongst the widow and the daughters only.

3. The appeal is of the year 1990 and there is no representation on behalf of the appellant. I have examined the case with the assistance of the counsel appearing for the State. Registry is directed to dispatch copy of the order to the appellant, widow of the deceased.

4. The appeal is disposed of accordingly.

(K. KANNAN)
JUDGE

UNITED INDIA INSURANCE CO LTDVs RAJWINDER KAUR AND OTHERS FAO 159 of 2011

IN THE HON'BLE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH

Date of decision 13.01.2011

United India Insurance Co. Ltd ......Appellant
Versus
Rajwinder Kaur and others ......Respondents

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE JITENDRA CHAUHAN

Present:
Mr.D.R. Bansal, Advocate for the appellant.

JITENDRA CHAUHAN,J.
The United India Insurance Company Limited (hereinreferred) to as the appellant has preferred this appeal challenging award dated 13.10.2010 of Motors Accident Claims Tribunal, Bathinda. Whereby the learned Tribunal has awarded a sum of Rs.9,39,755/- in claim petition No.73 of 2009 and a claim of Rs.4,07,452/- in claim petition No.74 of 22.07.2009 in favour of Rajwinder Kaur (daughter) and Gagandeep Singh (Son) on account of compensation of their parents Amrik Singh (father) and Amarjeet Kaur (mother) who died in vehicular accident. The two claim
petitions filed under Section 166 of Motor Vehicle Act (for short the Act)
were consolidated and were disposed of vide single award dated 13.10.2010 which is under challenge before this Court.

In brief facts are that on 4.10.2008, the deceased Amarjeet Kaur along with her husband Amrik Singh (since deceased) and the petitioner Gagandeep Singh were coming from Bathinda to Ratia in the Car make
ZEN bearing registration No.DL-3CK-9273, driven by the deceased Amrik Singh at a normal speed and on the extreme left side of the road.

Amarjeet Kaur was sitting by the side of Amrik Singh, whereas petitioner Gagandeep Singh was sitting in the rear seat. At about 9.00 p.m., when the Car crossed the Bus Stand of village Maisarkhana, suddenly a Jeep make Bolero bearing registration No.PB-31E-9097, driven by Ram Singh in a rash and negligent manner and driven by Ram Singh, at a fast speed, in a rash and negligent manner came from behind without using dipper and blowing horn. In the meantime a Truck came from the opposite direction, as a result of which, respondent Ram Singh, having failed to control the speed of the Jeep, turned the same towards his left side and the same hit against the Car of Amrik Singh, which further hit against a tree standing by the side of the road. All the occupants of the Car sustained multiple grievous injuries on their persons. Amrik Singh died at the spot, while Amarjeet Kaur succumbed to her injuries while being taken to Civil Hospital, Bathinda. Petitioner Gagandeep Singh also sustained grievous injuries and he became unconscious. He went into coma and was taken to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, where he remained admitted for a period of about six months.

The information regarding accident was lodged by one Prem Nath, a close relative of the occupants of the Jeep make Bolero vide DDR No.28 dated 05.10.2008. The police initiated the proceedings only under Sections 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

After the recovery from the coma, petitioner Gagandeep Singh approached the police of Police Station, Kot Fatta and the higher police
authorities for the registration of a criminal case against the respondent
Ram Singh, but to no effect.

It was alleged in the petition that at the time of death deceased Amarjeet Kaur was aged 44 years. She was employed as Government
Teacher in Government High School and was drawing a salary to the tune of Rs.3,00,000/- per annum. Beside, the said amount she used to look after the family affairs and in that way her annual income was Rs.5,00,000/- approximately. It was further alleged that Amrik Singh deceased father of the claimants was about 45 years he was Junior Engineer with Punjab State Electricity Board and was drawing of salary of Rs.15,000/- per month.

He was also holding five acres of land from which he was earning
Rs.2,00,000/- per annum.

Ram Singh, Driver and Bhupinder Singh owner contested the petition on the ground that as a matter of fact on 04.10.2008, Prem Nath along with his father-in-law Budh Ram Garg, mother-in-law Krishna Devi, Vanital Rani wife of Jagan Nath, Guddo daughter of Jagan Nath, Simmi
daughter of Jagan Nath and Naresh Kumar, residents of Budhlada, were coming back in the jeep make Bolero No.PB-31E-9097 after attending a fair at Maisarkhana one car make ZEN bearing registration No.DL-3C-293 came from the opposite direction, driven by Amrik Singh at a fast speed in rash and negligent manner and the same had hit against the jeep make Bolero and as a result of the accident, Budh Ram Garg, Krishna Devi, Amrik Singh and his wife died. The occupants of the jeep make Bolero had also sustained injuries. The accident had occurred because of the negligent driving of Amrik Singh. Information regarding the accident was lodged by Prem Nath with Police Station, Kot Fatta, having got recorded a DDR. Since, Amrik Singh, who was responsible for causing of the accident had died, no action was taken by the police and only the proceedings under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure were conducted. The version of the DDR is correct and the petitioners are not entitled to claim any compensation.

It is also the plea taken up by the respondents that the jeep make Bolero was insured with respondent No.3 and respondent No.1 was holding a valid driving licence. Ultimately, the respondents denied their
liability to pay any compensation to the petitioners and prayed for the
dismissal of the claim petition.

Respondent No.3, United India Insurance Company, appellant also contested the plea on the ground that Ram Singh, Driver was not holding a valid driving licence and the owner was not having a valid
registration certificate and fitness certificate of the vehicle. The insurance company also denied the factum of the accident.

From the pleadings of the parties the following issues were framed:-

1. Whether Amarjeet Kaur and Amrik Singh had died on 04.10.2008 because of the rash and negligent driving of the jeep make Bolero No.PB-31E-9097 by respondent No.1?OPC.

2. Whether respondent No.1 was holding a valid driving licence at the time of accident?OPR-1

3. Whether claimants are entitled to compensation? If so, how much and from whom?OPC

4. Relief.

On perusal of the evidence the learned Tribunal decided issues No.1, 2 and 3 in favour of the claimants (respondents No.1 and 2 herein) and issue No.2 against the insurance company i.e. the appellant.

While deciding issue No.1 regarding assessment of compensation the learned Tribunal has applied multiplier of 13 on account of death of deceased Amrik Singh and also in case of death of Amarjeet Kaur.

I have heard the learned counsel for the appellant.

From the perusal of the award I am of the opinion that learned Tribunal was fully justified in applying multiplier of 13. The compensation and other charges has been rightly assessed and granted for death of Amrik Singh. The total compensation comes to Rs.4,07,452/-. Similarly, while calculating the income the learned Tribunal has rightly granted compensation to the tune of Rs.9,39,756/- on account of death of Amrik
Singh deceased.

On issue No.3 the appellant insurance company has not led any evidence that the driver was not holding a valid driving licence. Keeping in view, the terms and conditions of the insurance policy Ex.R1 the learned Tribunal has rightly fixed the liability of the insurance company-appellant to make the payment of compensation to the claimants. The learned counsel for the appellants could not point out any infirmity in the well-reasoned award of the learned Tribunal.

The learned counsel for the appellant argued that the DDR was not correctly recorded. He referred to the statement of Ram Singh, Driver in
order to show that the Zen Car (DL-3CK-9273) being driven by Amrik Singh was coming from the opposite side and it struck against the Bolero Jeep (PB-31E-9097). The learned counsel further argued that the accident occurred due to rash and negligent driving of ZEN Car by Amrik Singh deceased. The appellant cannot be allowed to raise this argument. The finding of the learned Tribunal on this issue is based on correct appreciation of evidence that must not be disturbed, in an appeal filed by the appellant. Thus, there is no infirmity in the well-reasoned award of the learned Tribunal.

Resultantly, the appeal of the insurance company is dimissed in limine.

(JITENDRA CHAUHAN)
JUDGE

DAYANAND MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL LUDHIANA Vs THE EDUCATIONAL TRIBUNAL PUNJAB LPA 1788 of 2010

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

(O and M)

Date of Decision 21.12.2010

Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana through its Principal and others -----Appellants
Versus
The Educational Tribunal, Punjab, Chandigarh through its Registrar. ---Respondents

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M. KUMAR
HON'BLE MS. JUSTICE RITU BAHRI

Present:
Mr. Balram Gupta, Sr. Advocate with
Ms. Anamika, Advocate for the appellants.

1. To be referred to the Reporters or not?
2. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?

M.M. KUMAR, J.
1. The instant appeal under Clause X of the Letters Patent is directed against interlocutory order dated 28.10.2010 rendered by
the learned Single Judge. The grievance made is to the second part of order whereby learned Single Judge has granted liberty to the appellant to move appropriate application, in case, enquiry officer finds that Dr. Kuldip Singh-respondent No.2 is obstructing in ongoing enquiry. It would obviously mean that if any witness is
sought to be influenced by Dr. Kuldip Singh-respondent No.2 or any record is sought to be tampered with or any other thing of that nature happens then the appellant is at liberty to move an
appropriate application. In view of the aforesaid liberty granted by
the learned Single Judge, it would not be possible for us to come to a conclusion in a blanket manner that respondent No.2 would
influence the witness or tamper with the record. We find that there is enough room in the interlocutory order left for the appellant to move an appropriate application.

2. In view of the above, we do not wish to interfere in the arrangement made by the learned Single Judge by the impugned
interlocutory order.

3. Accordingly, the appeal fails and the same is dismissed.

(M.M. KUMAR)
JUDGE

(RITU BAHRI)
JUDGE

MADAN LAL SETHI Versus DAYANAND MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL LUDHIANA Civil Writ Petition No.19382 of 2010

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Madan Lal Sethi Versus Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana and others
Present:
Mr.Ashok Sharma Nabhewala, Advocate, for the petitioner.

RANJIT SINGH, J.
The claim of gratuity has already been determined by the L.P.A.Bench. The L.P.A. Bench gave liberty to the petitioner to file a separate writ petition for other benefits. Accordingly, the claim for gratuity would not be maintainable. Faced with this situation, counsel for the petitioner seeks permission to withdraw this writ petition to file a fresh one claiming the benefits other than the gratuity that may be available to him. Dismissed as withdrawn with liberty as prayed for.

(RANJIT SINGH)
JUDGE

ASHISH GOEL ADVOCATE Vs STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS Civil Writ Petition 17507 of 2007

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of Decision: May 15, 2009

Ashish Goel, Advocate ............ Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ............. Respondents

CORAM
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE T.S. THAKUR, CHIEF JUSTICE
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE HEMANT GUPTA

1. Whether Reporters of local papers may be allowed to see the judgment?
2. To be referred to the Reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?

Present:
Dr. Surya Parkash, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Amol Rattan Singh, Addl. Advocate General, Punjab for respondents No. 1, 2 and 7
Mr. T.S. Dhindsa, Advocate for respondent No.3
Mr. Rajiv Atma Ram, Senior Advocate with
Ms. Deepika, Advocate for respondents No.4 to 6
Mr. Gurminder Singh, Advocate for MCI.

HEMANT GUPTA, J
The present petition, purportedly filed in public interest, is by an Advocate practicing at Panchkula in the State of Haryana challenging the admission of respondent No. 6 to MBBS course in a Medical College situated in the State of Punjab.

As per facts on record, respondent No. 6 was admitted against a seat meant for Non Resident Indian in the year 2003. The writ petition challenging the admission of the said respondent has been filed on 15.11.2007. It is alleged that said respondent No. 6 is ineligible for admission to a course leading to MBBS degree as the said respondent has qualified 10+1 from Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, with commerce subjects in the year 2001-2002. He has been admitted to the course on the basis of the certificate obtained from Springfield North High School, Springfield, Ohio, USA. The petitioner has alleged that the said certificate is a fabricated document. It was also alleged that respondent No. 6 did not
appear in the Punjab Medical Entrance Test (PMET) and that he was admitted against N.R.I. seat in Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, but within two months, he was shifted to Government Medical College, Patiala, where mother of the said respondent was the Principal. The petitioner alleges that admission of respondent No. 6 to MBBS course is against the eligibility conditions prescribed by the University itself. Still further, migration within two months of the admission is contrary to the Regulations of the Medical Council of India.

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, respondent No.3, has filed its detailed written statement. It has been stated that admission of respondent No. 6 was made absolutely bona fide and strictly on the basis of merit and in full conformity with the prescribed norms of eligibility and the established rules, regulations, procedure and without any relaxation, concession or deviation. It is also pointed out that father of respondent No.6 has nothing to do with the University at the relevant time as he took over as Vice Chancellor on 26.10.2005 i.e. two years subsequent to the admission of respondent No. 6 in September, 2003. It is pleaded that respondent No. 6 was admitted to MBBS course on the basis of merit and in full conformity with the prescribed norms of eligibility as per State Government notification dated 14.5.2003 and the Prospectus issued by the University. The qualifying examination for the purpose of admission is the examination equivalent to 10+2. 10+1 examination is not a qualifying examination for the candidates in NRI category. It is also pleaded that respondent No. 6 has produced certificate of study of three subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Class 12 of Session 2002-2003 from a foreign institute, namely, Springfield North High School, Springfield, Ohio, USA. The eligibility certificate dated 16.06.2003 was issued by the University certifying that the Diploma Certificate produced by him is deemed to be equivalent to 10+2 (senior secondary) examination of the Punjab State Education Board / Central Board of Secondary Education / I.C.S.E. The eligibility certificate Annexure R3/2 was issued to respondent No.6 on an application made by him to the University for the purpose. A complete photocopy of application form along with documents attached therewith has been attached with the written statement. It is averred that at no stage information in respect of 10+1 examination is sought from a candidate seeking admission to a seat for NRI and for the purpose of determining the eligibility conditions. It is submitted that Springfield North High School is accredited with North Central Association of Schools, State of Ohio, USA, thus, the qualification obtained by respondent No. 6 was
rightly considered equivalent to 10+2 qualification of the Indian School Boards/Institutes.

In a joint written statement filed on behalf of respondents No. 4 to 6, it is inter alia, pleaded that a NRI candidate is not required to take entrance test and the eligibility is to be determined by equivalence to 10+2 examination by the University. The NRI candidate is required to pass the qualifying examination with 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and there is no stipulation of 10+1 examination.

Equivalence is only required with 10+2. It is pleaded that respondent No. 4 retired from government service on 30.06.2003 i.e., three months prior to admission of respondent No. 6 and was appointed as Vice Chancellor on 26.10.2005. It is also pointed out that after admission, said respondent No. 6 has passed 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd Professional Examination and is currently doing internship. It is also pleaded that respondent No. 5 was not part of the Selection Committee which admitted respondent No.6 and that he was admitted to a private college and not to a Government College. It is also pleaded that the present
writ petition is a motivated writ petition filed at the behest of a vested interest of some private health care institute, individual organization seeking weakening and harm to the University.

We have heard learned counsel for the parties. Learned counsel for respondent Nos. 4 to 6 has raised a preliminary objection with vehemence that the present writ petition has been filed after four years of the admission to the course and by a person, who is totally unconnected with the cause. It is contended that the writ petition is at the instance of detractors of respondents No. 4 and 5 and, therefore, no interference is called for at this stage in a writ petition filed in public interest.

Learned counsel for the petitioner pointed out that the present petition has been filed by an Advocate having derived information in respect of illegal admission of respondent No.6 on the basis of pamphlets
found by him on a bus stand. Therefore, the petitioner, an officer of the Court and well versed in the rights and responsibilities of a citizen has rightly invoked the jurisdiction of this Court.

The legality of admission of respondent No.6 at this stage in a writ petition filed in public interest after more than four years of admission of respondent No.6 need not be examined. We find that the writ petition is not a bona-fide exercise in public interest. It is not disclosed when the pamphlets were distributed and on which bus stand were they found. It is also noteworthy that the present writ petition has been filed when the student has already completed the professional examinations. The writ petition filed after completion of the academic course by respondent No.6 suffers from gross delay and laches.

The petitioner as an Advocate has taken up an issue which is not related to the justice delivery system or a cause relating to the downtrodden or other weaker and deprived sections of society. The writ petition is directed towards a specific person. The petitioner appears to be only a name lender. He is a busy body unconnected with the subject matter of writ petition. Thus, we find that the present writ petition lacks bona fide.

In view of the above, we dismiss the present writ petition with no order as to costs.

( T.S. THAKUR )
CHIEF JUSTICE

( HEMANT GUPTA )
JUDGE

DR K P SINGH Vs DAYANAND MEDICAL COLLEGE and HOSPITAL LUDHIANA AND CWP 14181 of 1994

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

(O and M)

Date of decision: 11.5.2009

Dr. K.P.Singh ...Petitioner
Versus
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. Ludhiana and others ...Respondents

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE ADARSH KUMAR GOEL
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE JITENDRA CHAUHAN

Present:
Mr. Sumeet Mahajan, Sr. Advocate with
Mr. S.L.Bhalla, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Rajiv Atma Ram, Sr. Advocate with
Mr. Rajiv Kuthiala, Advocate for respondent Nos. 1 to 3 and 5.
Mr. Manohar Lal, Addl. A.G., Punjab.

ADARSH KUMAR GOEL, J. (oral)
1. This petition has been filed challenging the order terminating the services of the petitioner.

2. Issue involved in this petition was noted in earlier order dated 23.3.2009. It was also noted that counsel for the parties would be at liberty to take instructions whether the matter could be sorted out by suitable modification in the impugned order.

3. Learned counsel for the contesting respondents states that the contesting respondents have no objection to the termination order dated 15.9.1994 being substituted by order of retirement with effect from 1.7.1998 without there being payment of any arrears from the date of termination order till the date of retirement. However, Gratuity, Provident Fund and Leave Encashment are to be paid in accordance with law.

4. This proposal has been accepted by learned counsel for the petitioner.

5. The petition is disposed of accordingly.

(ADARSH KUMAR GOEL)
JUDGE

(JITENDRA CHAUHAN)
JUDGE

Empowered by legal freedom, gay woman comes out in the open but is spurned by ex-partner

High Court ruled in favour of equality for homosexuals in a landmark judgement on July 2, and amid discussions still rife over the repercussions of decriminalising homosexuality, a lesbian shunned all fears of a conservative Indian society last evening and came out in the open, only to take her lost love back into her life.

A high drama unfolded at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital last evening around 9 pm when a girl claiming to be the boy lesbian (the dominating partner) created a scene to take her partner back. She turned furious after her ex-partner hailing from Barnala, who was visiting the hospital for her fathers treatment, told her that she was now married and did not want to go back to her.


SHIKHA AGGARWAL AND ORS Vs STATE OF PUNJAB AND ORS

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH.

C.M.Nos.10231-32 of 2008 and C.W.P.No.6339 of 2008

Date of Decision:23.05.2008.

Dr.Shikha Aggarwal and others ...Petitioner.
Versus
State of Punjab and others ...Respondents.

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA AND
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA.

Present:
Mr.S.S.Narula Advocate for the petitioners.
Mr.Yatinder Sharma Deputy Advocate General Punjab for respondent No.1.
Mr.T.S.Dhindsa Advocate for respondent No.2.
Ms.Vikas Chaudhary Advocate for respondent No.3.

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J. (ORAL)
C.M.No.10231 of 2008
Written statement filed on behalf of respondent No.3 and Annexures are taken on record.

C.M. stands disposed of.

C.M.No.10232 of 2008
C.M. is allowed.

C.W.P.No.6339 of 2008
The petitioners have prayed for quashing the order dated 01.04.2008 (Annexure P-10) passed by respondent No.2 vide which the petitioners have been asked to pay the enhanced registration fee for NRI quota. The petitioners applied for admission to Post Graduate Degree courses against NRI quota after filling up the application form attached with the Prospectus for post graduate entrance test (PGET-2007) issued by the respondent-University. In the Prospectus issued by the College respondent No.3 the registration fee was depicted as US$1000/-. There was also a Clause that in case there is any change in the fee structure then an amendment would be made accordingly. The petitioners deposited 1000/- $ as registration fee. Thereafter vide Annexure P-5 dated 04.01.2008 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana demanded the balance of the enhanced registration fee payable to the University i.e. US$7250/- per student.

Learned counsel for the petitioners submits that once the fee of US$1000/- had been published in the Prospectus issued by the College therefore the College cannot demand US$7250/- after the entire fee has already been paid by the petitioners.

Learned counsel for the respondent-University submits that the Board of Directors of the University had taken a decision on 09.01.2007
which was conveyed to the respondent-College on 10.04.2007 that
henceforth the registration fee would be US$ 1500/- or 15% of the fee whichever is higher. This fact was not incorporated in the Prospectus by the College.

Learned counsel for respondent No.3 submits that the communication was issued by the University on 18.04.2007 and the Prospectus had been made available for sale on the same day and hence the amendment could not be incorporated. It is submitted that there is
already a Clause in the Prospectus that any amendments made by the University would be binding upon the students.

After hearing learned counsel for the parties we are of the considered opinion that so far as the Board of Directors of the University is
concerned they had taken a decision on 09.01.2007 wherein it was
decided to charge US$1500/- or 15% of the fee whichever is higher from every student who had applied for Post Graduate Degree courses.

Although the respondent-College did not incorporate this fact in the
Prospectus yet the petitioners are bound to pay the enhanced registration fee. The aforementioned enhanced fee has also been paid by all other students who have taken admission under the NRI quota.

In view of the above we find no merit in the writ petition and the same is dismissed.

Counsel for the petitioners prays that the petitioners be given liberty to file a civil suit claiming the damages from the University as the
petitioners were wrongly informed about the registration fee.

The petitioners may take recourse to the remedy which may available to them in accordance with law.

(ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA)
JUDGE

(KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA)
JUDGE

HARMINDER MAHEY Vs STATE OF PUNJAB AND ORS Civil Writ Petition 7967 of 2008



SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ETHICS Versus P C KESAVANKUTTY NAYAR AND ORS Civil OCP 475 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT FOR THE STATES OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of decision: February 28, 2008.

Society for Medical Ethics ...Petitioner(s)
v.
Dr. P.C. Kesavankutty Nayar and Anr. ...Respondent(s)

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SURYA KANT

1. Whether Reporters of local papers may be allowed to see the judgment ?

2. To be referred to the Reporters or not ?

3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest.

Present:
Shri Rajesh Punj, Advocate for the petitioner.
Shri Gurminder Singh, Advocate for the respondents.

ORDER
Surya Kant, J. - (Oral)
The petitioner, a self-acclaimed Society for Medical Ethics, filed CWP No.470 of 2003. The above stated writ petition was disposed of by a Division Bench of this Court in the following terms:-

“We have heard learned counsel for the parties for some time. Keeping in view the reports submitted by the
inquiry Committee constituted by the Director, Medical
Research and Medical Education, Punjab, we feel that it
may not be desirable on our part, at this stage, to
comment on the intricacies of the issues raised in the
present petition. Nevertheless, since one of the allegations of the petitioner is that despite their
representations to various authorities, including the
Medical Council of India, for taking action against the
Management of the Daya Nand Medical College and
Hospital, Ludhiana for alleged mal-practices, no action
has been taken by the said authorities, we direct the
Medical Council of India to look into the representations
stated to have been filed by the petitioner's society and
take appropriate action thereon.

Since the representations are stated to have been made as far back as in the year 2003, we expect and hope that the Medical Council shall take a final decision thereon as expeditiously as practicable and in any case, not later than 4 months from today.

To ensure compliance, a copy of this order shall be
supplied to the learned counsel for the petitioner dasti for onward transmission to the Medical Council along with the copies of the representations filed with them.

It goes without saying that the Medical Council shall take a final decision on these representations after giving adequate opportunity of hearing to all the parties
concerned.

The writ petition stands disposed of in the above terms.”

In addition to the reliefs sought by the petitioner society in the representations which were directed to be disposed of by the Medical Council of India in terms of the above reproduced directions, the petitioner made yet another representation dated 4.9.2005, a copy of which has been appended as Annexure P-15. On a perusal of the above stated representation prima-facie it appears that the same was targeted against a few doctors serving with Daya Nand Medical College and Hospital at Luhdiana, may be due to professional rivalry.
Be that as it may, the representations have been duly considered by the Medical Council of India as is apparent from the averments made by them in their detailed affidavit dated 11.8.2006 and thereafter the decision taken thereupon has been communicated to the Executive Member of the petitioner society vide an order dated 23.4.2007 (Annexure-A), appended with the additional affidavit dated 7.5.2007.

Even thereafter also, the Ethics Committee constituted by the Medical Council of India has heard the representative of the petitioner on 21.1.2008. It appears that during the aforesaid hearing, the petitioner again
wanted certain information against individual doctors, which is totally beyond the scope of its propagated object of “medical ethics”. The direction issued by this Court to the Medical Council of India to apprise itself regarding the larger issue of 'medical ethics' cannot be permitted to be misused to settle scores with individual doctors.

In this view of the matter, it cannot be said that there is any willful or deliberate violation of the orders passed by this Court.

Disposed of.
Rule discharged.
February 28, 2008.

[ Surya Kant ]
Judge

PRIYA GARG Versus STATE OF PUNJAB AND ORS CWP 9957 of 2007

N THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH.

Date of decision: 11.07. 2007

Dr. Priya Garg. -----Petitioner.
Vs.
State of Punjab and Others. -----Respondents.

CORAM:-
HON'BLE MR JUSTICE ADARSH KUMAR GOEL
HON'BLE MR JUSTICE AJAI LAMBA

Present:
Mr. Mahesh Gupta, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Suvir Sehgal, Addl. Advocate General, Punjab. for respondents No.1 and 2.
Mr. Rajiv Atma Ram, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Sunish Bindlish, Advocate
for respondent No.4.

Adarsh Kumar Goel, J.
C.W.P. No.9957 of 2007
This petition seeks a direction for consideration of the petitioner for MD/MS/PG Diploma of Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana as per the merit/rank in the counseling to be held on 12.07.2007 and 13.07.2007 at Ludhiana on the ground that she has passed the MBBS course from the Govt. Medical College, Patiala, which is affiliated to the respondent No.3 and Dayanand Medical College is also affiliated to the same University and both these colleges are situated in the State of Punjab as per Clause
37 of the Prospectus.

Further direction is sought for fixing order of counseling between General Open candidates and candidates reserved by way of institutional preference, as seats against each speciality are limited.

Case of the petitioner is that she passed MBBS course from Government Medical College, Patiala and completed one year internship. The Punjab Government issued notification for admission for Post Graduate Medical Courses in medical colleges of Punjab. She appeared in the entrance test, of which, the result was declared on 26.4.2007.

A writ petition was filed in this Court by some candidates challenging Clause 37 of the Notification dated March 21, 2007, to the following effect:-

37. The candidates who have passed their graduate degree from Medical/Dental Colleges situated in the State of Punjab except Christian Medical College/Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, and have qualified PGET 2007, shall be given additional 15% marks of the total marks obtained in the Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET-2007).

The writ petition was allowed vide judgment dated 24.5.2007 in the following terms:-

In view of facts mentioned above, clause 37 of the notification No.5/8/2007-3 HB3/1334, dated March 21, 2007 (Annexure P-1), as mentioned in the prospectus for PGET-2007 is quashed being contrary
to the law laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Magan Mehrotra’s case (supra) and also reiterated in Saurabh Chaudhary’s case (supra) and being ultra vires to the mandate of Article 14 of the Constitution of India. However, keeping in view ratio of the judgments, referred to above, liberty is granted to respondents No.1 and 2 to reserve, by way of
institutional preference, to the exclusion of the petitioners, 11 seats out of 21 seats available for general category candidates.

The respondent No.1, State of Punjab, issued a corrigendum on 27.06.2007 in accordance with the above judgment.

Grievance of the petitioner is that order of counseling between open candidates and candidates entitled to institutional preference, has not been fixed.

On notice being issued, Shri Suvir Sehgal, Additional Advocate General appears for the State of Punjab and Shri Rajiv Atma Ram appears for respondent No.4, Daya Nand Medical College, Ludhiana. A copy of the proceedings of the meeting held on 2.7.2007, to decide the criteria for giving institutional preference as per notification dated 27.6.2007, has been produced. In the meeting, following decisions have been taken:-

1. For the State Medical Colleges, it has been decided that the seats for general category candidates will be filled first according to merit of the
candidates and thereafter the seats reserved for 50% institutional preferences will be filled from amongst the candidates who passed from that State Medical/Dental College.

2. Similarly for the Private Colleges, it has been decided that the seats for general category candidates will be filled first according to merit of the
candidates and thereafter the seats reserved for 50% institutional preference will be filled from amongst the candidates who passed from the particular Private Medical/Dental Institution.

3. The Punjab govt. also issued Corrigendum No.5/8/2007-3HB3/30899 dated 14.6.2007 vide which the NRI seats in Private colleges will be reserved to the extent of 15% instead of 7.5%. As such, the distribution of seats stand revised by the respective institutions which have already been sent to the University by the concerned Principals, as conveyed in this meeting.

Learned counsel for the State explains that seats for General category will be filled first according to merits of the candidates and thereafter, seats reserved for 50% institutional preference will be filled in the manner indicated above.

In view of above, we are of the view that at this stage, no further direction is called for under Article 226 of the Constitution.

The petition is dismissed.

( ADARSH KUMAR GOEL )
JUDGE

( AJAI LAMBA )
JUDGE

AJIT SINGH KHURANA Versus DAYANAND MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL LUDHIANA

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH

Date of Decision: May 14, 2007

Dr. Ajit Singh Khurana …Petitioner
Versus
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana and others …Respondents

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M. KUMAR
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJESH BINDAL

Present:
Mr. Harpal Singh Sirohi, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr. Rajiv Atma Ram, Sr. Advocate, with Mr. H.R. Mittal, Advocate, for respondent Nos. 1 to 3.
Mr. Amol Rattan Singh, Addl. AG, Punjab, for respondent Nos. 6 and 7.

JUDGMENT
M . M. KUMAR, J . (Oral)
Learned counsel for the petitioner states that the instant
petition is directed against the order of termination, dated 18.3.2004 (P-18), passed by the Principal, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. The operation of the termination order was C.W.P. No. 5420 of 2004
stayed by this Court on 29.3.2004. In the meanwhile the petitioner has retired on attaining the age of superannuation and all his retrial benefits have also been paid.

Mr. Rajiv Atma Ram, learned Senior counsel states that
the petition may be dismissed as having been rendered infructuous as no useful purpose would be served by adjudicating the issue of determining the legality of order dated 18.3.2004 (P-18).

In view of the above, the writ petition is dismissed as
infructuous and we make it clear that the interim order dated 29.3.2004, passed by this Court shall be treated as final, subject to pendency of any other petition.

(M.M. KUMAR)
JUDGE

(RAJESH BINDAL)
JUDGE

Simarjit Singh @ Simra Singh and Anr Petitioners through Mr SPS Sidhu



AIDS awareness camp held

A lecture on HIV and Hepatitis B was organised for NSS volunteers of Kamla Lohtia SD College, Ludhiana, here today. Dr Rajoo S. Chhina, Medical Superintendent of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, highlighted the symptoms, modes of transmission and various other aspects of HIV /AIDS.

He motivated the students to take precautionary measures and also stressed on the importance of vaccination for liver diseases, especially Hepatitis B. It was followed by a question and answer round.

A medical camp was also organised on the same day, where around 100 NSS volunteers and another 100 people from surrounding areas were examined.

DMCH move to set up police station irks staff

Resentment prevails among students and the faculty of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital over the decision of the Managing society to construct a police station in the premises of DMCH to “conduct medico-legal cases and post-mortems”.

Resentment emanates from the fact that the proposed sites for the police station is near the undergraduate girls hostel and the boys hostel is also not far.

The managing society met last week and decided to construct a police station. The managing society also decided to bear the cost of the police station building which will be around Rs 50 lakh and also provide land free of cost.

Sources allege that the management is getting the police station constructed to keep the agitating employees away and maintain law and order in the hospital.

The decision has generated a lot of controversy in the hospital and the decision is being resented, though there is no vocal protest against it.

Enquiries reveal that the general body of the DMCH faculty did not approve of the proposal. The general body of the faculty at its meeting was asked to say “yes” but no one raised the hands and the principal promised to convey the sentiments to the managing society.

It is further learnt that a seven-member advisory committee was also formed to normalise the functioning of the hospital during agitation by the employees.

DMCH has been witnessing a long-drawn agitation by the employees and the functioning of the hospital and the heart centre was hit.

The management was feeling helpless to deal with the situation. Finally, the management decided to deal with the situation sternly and the police help was also sought for it.

The management, in the meantime, terminated the services of leaders of the agitating employees including Chander Mohan Kalia, president of the employees association. Now the functioning of the hospital and the heart centre has become normal. The two institution have suffered a huge loss of Rs 4 crore because of the agitation of the employees. Doctors complain that the police had maltreated them two years ago when the employees agitation had taken an ugly turn and senior doctors were also arrested and put behind bars without any fault. The doctors further allege that the management had arranged another security agency on contract for three months at Rs 18 lakh but was not wiling to enhance the salary scales of doctors.

The managing society, during its meeting, decided to shift the ICU to the new block and name the same as “Prem Nath Gupta ICU block”. Mr Prem Nath Gupta has served the DMCH for more than 20 years secretary of the managing society and was instrumental in the phenomenal developmental of the hospital and the college. The managing society has also decided to construct an effluent treatment plant at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.


DMC: where good medicare comes at a price

Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMC) is a home-grown institution of Ludhiana set up by the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, which today has a token representation on the managing body.

Started by Dr Banarsi Das Soni as a medical school for training doctors and providing medical care in a rented building in 1934, the school admitted 20 students in the first batch. The school was shifted to its own building in 1937 and christened Dayanand Medical College in 1964. Much of the credit for the sustained growth of DMC goes to the late Hans Raj Dhanda, who became the founder-President of the DMC Managing Society.

DMC and CMC do not work in tandem, though their goal is the same: serving the community. The faculty in the two institutions desires networking. While CMC conducts its own entrance test for admission into MBBS, DMC follows the government system and is allotted students on the basis of joint entrance test. The fee charged from MBBS students is different and so are the service rules and conditions. While CMC prohibits doctors from doing private practice, DMC allows it with certain conditions. Yet, in a short span of 39 years, DMC has earned for it self the reputation of giving patients a feeling of a “family hospital”!

DMC is not free from in-house problems. In July-August, 2002, the institution was hit by a 45-day strike. The employees wanted the Hero DMC Heart Institute, operative since April 1, 2001, to remain part of the parent DMC. The management was opposed to this. The strike caused a loss of Rs 17 crore. In the absence of any hierarchy or rational promotion policy, decision-making is reportedly influenced by extraneous factors. Some faculty members hobnob with the management for promotional and pecuniary benefits. A common refrain is that the management even lacks a professional approach. With fresh elections held recently, there is a forlorn ray of hope that things may improve.

While a section of the doctors says private practice is as much to the benefit of the institution as to patients, another section feels that this encourages ‘’misconduct and greed’’, and sets wrong precedents for junior doctors. Yet another school of thought is that this system gives patients an option to go in for either private or hospital treatment. Besides, this also gives them direct access to the doctors. Since patients of doctors engaged in private practice are also admitted to the hospital, this system ensures proper patient care because at stake is the reputation of the doctors and credibility of DMC.

The doctors are entitled to a share from DMC, which it pays out of the earnings collected from fee and other charges realised by way of doctors’ visits, procedures and investigations done during the treatment of the indoor private patients. “The password at DMC is — commerce”, says a senior consultant in all seriousness. There is a flip side to this system, as well, say insiders. ‘’It is not unusual to prolong the stay of the indoor patients and also subject them to multiple investigations. There is a tendency of over investigation’’. But the management denies this charge. Whether one avails of the OPD facility by paying Rs 10 as ‘purchee fee’ or gets admitted to the hospital, one gets to see the consultant concerned’’, say Mr Balraj Kumar and Mr Jagdish Behal of the Managing Society.

DMC is 1,100-bed hospital. The Heart Institute has 150 beds. There are nearly 2,000 employees and 200 faculty members. The Society also runs a College of Nursing, set up in 2002, besides the 70-seat Medical College. The fee for admission to the MBBS course is Rs 1.60 lakh. For an NRI seat the total fee is US $, 75,000. Student fee and funds, hospital and investigation charges etc. constitute the bulk of DMC’s Rs 60 crore annual budget.

Besides the undergraduate courses, says the Medical Superintendent, Dr Sandeep Puri, the College offers post-graduate courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Orthopaedics, Anaesthesiology, Radio-diagnosis, Psychiatry and Social and Preventive Medicine. This year there was no admission into post-graduate surgery.

And, today, if there is stagnation in several departments, there are also vacancies at the professor-level as well as at the junior teaching staff level. The waiting halls are well kept but OPDs are congested and require better ventilation; so do toilets. It is widely accepted that DMC has received a major stroke in the setting up of the Hero DMC Heart Institute. This, primarily, is for want of good, reputed doctors. The five-storeyed centrally air-conditioned building housing the Heart Institute has missed many a heart beat since its opening. Commenting on its performance, a managing society member says its the mortality rate is 4 to 5 per cent. Its presence weighs heavy on the heart of the management, which is reeling under debt because of the loans raised — Rs 24 crore.

DMC boasts of its services and patient care available in specialities and super specialties. Says Dr Puri, “For the first time endeavour is to bring all these services and the Intensive Care Units of faculties concerned under one roof. An 88-bed unit is being set up for this purpose. These ICUs will be available in one place for medicine, surgery, stroke, pulmonary heart diseases, gastroenterology, plastic surgery etc. Our aim is to give standard tertiary care to the patients. Our concept is to give consolidated and integrated medicare to the critically ill patients”. On the strengths and weaknesses of DMC, Dr Puri says the real strength is “affordability” of medicare and “availability” of private consultation. On weaknesses, with typical bureaucratic twinkle, he says, “There is always scope to do better, improve quality and standards of patient care, medical education and nursing”.

However, some senior consultants admit that DMC acts “miser” when it comes to giving of free treatment to the poor patients; It is seldom given. This, how-ever, is refuted by the society members who cite several examples of poor and deserving patients being treated. “In fact, we are running health centres at Hebowal and Puhar for poor patients. Our blood bank is one of the best, which caters to the needs of even poor patients. To write off expenditure incurred on the poor patients is a common practice with us”.

The faculty says that the management is partisan in distribution of budget and other facilities to the departments, promotions are done on a pick and choose basis and there is 20 per cent shortage of nursing staff. The faculty also points to the growing sense of frustration, stagnation and lack of back-up support from the management because of which several qualified, reputed doctors, over a dozen, have left the hospital since 1994. Majority of them even set up their own nursing homes, nearby.

DMC hospital is the first and the only institution in India having in the department of orthopaedics the facility of unique technique of external fixator, perfected by the internationally renowned Prof. Oganesyan from Russia, reads the College Prospectus-2002. It also claims that the hospital had set up the first Haemo-dialysis unit in the state, besides the modern intensive coronary care unit, intensive care units, stroke units and respiratory intensive care units. DMC also offers facilities for diagnosis and treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases. Another plus point it highlights is DMC’s urban and rural health delivery systems and training of students and doctors under the department of social and preventive medicine. Models of health care delivery and community oriented learning have also been developed in these areas, in addition to research on community health problems.

DMC has good infrastructure. It is currently in the process of consolidating its activities, even as it branches out, particularly to the rural communities. Its focus is on specialties.


British Columbia minister to visit DMCH

The Minister of State for Mental Health in the Government of British Columbia (Canada), Dr Gulzar Sigh Cheema, would be visit Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) here on December 30, 2002, from where he passed his MBBS examination in 1977 and also did his internship and house jobs in the Departments of Paediatrics and Psychiatry.

Elected to British Columbia Assembly in 2001 to represent the riding of Surrey-Panorama Ridge, Dr Cheema was appointed a minister of state in June, 2001. Before his election to the legislative assembly, he was a family doctor in Surrey. He had been practicing medicine in rural Manitoba and in Winnipeg and earlier, before migrating to Canada in 1979, was a clinical instructor in Punjab. His special interests included neonatology, psychiatry, psycho-geriatrics and geriatrics.

During his visit to the DMCH, Dr Cheema would be accompanied by his wife Mrs Harinder Cheema.

Profile

Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) Ludhiana, Punjab, India is a premier healthcare institute in Punjab state. It is a 1000 bedded tertiary care teaching hospital in North India. Having an imposing complex of modern buildings, the institution is equipped with state of the art medical infrastructure and all kinds of modern facilities for providing comprehensive and intensive medical treatment and proper care to the patients and training to the undergraduate and postgraduate students. All the clinical departments, along with the diagnostic laboratories provide round-the-clock service at the campus

Historical Background

Motivated by a devoted personality, Dr Banarsi Dass Soni, Ex.Capt.I.M.S. with a missionary zeal for medical education and patient care, conceived the noble idea of providing much needed medical care to the general public. This bloomed in the form of Arya Medical School in 1934,started in a rented building in Civil Lines, Ludhiana.
In 1936, management of the medical school was handed over to the Arya Samaj, Saban Bazar, Ludhiana, under the aegis of Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Punjab. A separate Managing Body was nominated by the Managing Committee of Arya High School, Ludhiana. It was shifted to its own building (now, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, College Campus) in 1937.
The institution was recognized for LSMF (Licentiate of the Punjab State Medical Faculty) in 1938. The following year, the Managing Body decided that the Ludhiana Medical School should thereafter be called “Arya Medical School” and the hospital attached to it “Dayanand Hospital”.
It was only in the year 1964, consistent with the policy of the Government that the Arya Medical School flowered into a full-fledged MBBS College, which came to be known as Dayanand Medical College. The management of this college was taken over by a galaxy of prominent people of Ludhiana, who formed an organization known as the “Managing Society of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana” and Late Shri H.R.Dhanda, a prominent industrialist of the town, became its Founder President.


Recognition and Affiliation

MCI Recognition

The institution is duly recognized by Medical Council of India for the MBBS course as well as several specialty and super specialty courses.

Affiliation

The college is affiliated to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. Punjab State. INDIA


Courses Offered


In the MBBS course, 70 students are admitted every year. The College is duly recognized for MD/MS Postgraduate courses in:

Anatomy
Physiology
Pathology
Pharmacology,
Medicine
Surgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pediatrics
Dermatology & STD
Ophthalmology
Otolaryngology
Orthopedics
Anesthesiology
Radio-diagnosis
Psychiatry
Community Medicine (S.P.M.)
PG Diploma courses in:

Pediatrics (DCH)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology(DGD)
Anaesthesia (DA)
Otolaryngology (DLO)
The institution also imparts training for DM Courses in Cardiology and Gastroenterology as well as for M.Ch. Courses in Plastic Surgery. Permission for starting DM (Neurology) course has been received.

DMCH College of Nursing is one of the most modern and well-equipped nursing colleges of Punjab. It imparts excellent on- job training for General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) and B.Sc. (Nursing). Introduction of a post-basic diploma in cardiothoracic nursing and in critical care nursing is planned.



Medical Milestones


Historically, DMCH was the first hospital in Punjab to set up a dialysis unit in the Nephrology service in 1980. Since then, several other super-specialties have been added. At present, super-specialties, which are providing the most modern and advanced care to the patients, are:

Cardiology
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
G.E. Surgery
Urology including Kidney Transplant
Nephrology
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Medical Oncology
Pediatric Surgery
Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery,
Plastic Surgery including micro-vascular surgery
Transfusion Medicine
Urology
All these disciplines are managed by highly qualified doctors who have at their disposal the latest sophisticated diagnostic and treatment facilities. At present, there are 26 super-specialist consultants (DM/MCh) on the hospital staff. The prominent state of the art investigative facilities available include:

Spect CT Scan, 1.5 Telsa, MRI scan, Fiberoptic endoscopes including upper as well as lower GI Scopes, Hysteroscope and Peritoneoscope
Biochemical Autoanalyzers, Blood Gas analyzer, auto cell counter, Somatosensory Evoked Response Testing
Whole Body Spiral CT Scan
Ultrasonography, Echocardiography, EEG, EMG, DEXA etc

It is the first and the only institution in India having, in its Department of Orthopedics, the facility of a unique technique of external fixators perfected by the internationally renowned Prof. Oganesyan from Russia.



Facilities and Services


DMCH is the only institution in North India, which has an entire floor of Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with 100 beds incorporating all the critical care areas. Notable ICUs are:

Intensive Coronary Care Unit
Medical ICU
Surgery ICU
Neurosurgery ICU
Stroke unit
Pulmonary Critical Care Unit (PCCU)
Pediatric and Neonatal ICU
Burn ICU.
Special care facilities for burns, neonates, thalassaemia and cancer patients.

Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) with 150 beds became operative in April 2001 and is the leading cardiac medical and surgical care center in the region. The hospital has a Spect- CT Scan for nuclear medicine applications in various qualities especially Cardiology. The Institute has already performed more than 20,000 catheter laboratory procedures and 3500 O.T procedures by 2008.

The institution has well-developed urban and rural health delivery systems, with residential facilities for training of students and interns under the department of community medicine. Models for health care delivery and Community Oriented Learning have been developed in these areas in addition to research on community health problems, which has been widely acknowledged. Multi-purpose Dumra Auditorium is adding a new dimension to the curricular and extracurricular activities of the students and staff alike.

The institution has come up by the dint of hard work and sincere efforts of the faculty, the management, staff and administrators as also the co-operation of the students. The citizens of Ludhiana and other places have always been kind in extending their helping hand in building up this institution. Above all, the Central and State Governments and many dignitaries deserve gratitude for their co-operation and interest in the development of the College and the Hospital.


News and Events

Oct- 2008
34th Annual Confernce of IADVL (Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists)-“CUTICON 2008” which yesterday got started with a gliterring inaugural ceremony was concluded today at Dumra Auditorium of DMCH.The chief guest, during the inauguration, was Sh. Prem Kumar Gupta, Secretary, DMCH Managing Society, who lit the inaugural lamp and applauded the role of dermatology in organzing this conference. The dignitaries present on the occasion were Vice-President of DMCH , souvenir was released by Sh. Gian Chand Dhawan ……………...
“CUTIC0N-2008” got concluded today at DMCH


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ISOT-08 Conference

The three-day 19th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT) got concluded today with informative guest lectures and symposium on “Legal, Ethical & Social Issues in Organ Transplantation”. The session was convened by Dr. Gopal Krishnan in the presence of chairpersons including Hon’ble Justice, Punjab & Haryana High Court- Mr. Justice K.S.Garewal, Mr. Harish Rai Dhanda (Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab


Library

A Learning Ecstasy
The first batch of MBBS course in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital started in the year 1964 and library was also established in the same year with a single room. In 1977 it was on one floor in old college campus. In the present location, the library is spread over an area of 6930 Sq. feet in the basement of Hero Heart Institute Building.

Visitors to this house of learning paradise are palpably impressed with the vast collection of books and journals. There are 14,628 books on different medical subjects and 13,894 bound volumes of journals.

Over 127 Foreign journals, 48 Indian medical Journals grace themselves in addition to it 30 online
journals.

It is clean, quiet, spacious and yet crowded. Central air conditioning keeps it comfortable the year around.

Not only is the atmosphere most congenial for study, the easy availability of the required books and journals keeps everyone satisfied. An annual budget of over Rs. 45 lacs takes care of the needs.

Visitors are deliberately impressed with the vast collection of books and journals on various Specialties.

Perfectly catalogued books, gracing the racks themselves speak of the well-organized structure. Besides this, for leisure reading, the library subscribes to a large number of newspapers and magazines also.

Medical Officers In charge were Dr. G. Avasthi (1976-1995), Dr. S.C Ahuja (1995-1998), Dr. Rajoo Singh Chhina (1999-2004) and at present Dr. S.C. Chopra (2004- To date) is the officer In charge of the library.

The pride of the library is its reference section, which is equipped with 450 latest books on all medical subjects. A separate dissertation section having 831 theses is a distinct feature of this library, benefiting post-graduate students not only of DMCH, but also from the other medical institutions of the region.

There is literally a pin-drop silence and gentle footsteps creeping in and out are the only sounds audible.

The library has a sitting capacity of 240 readers. The library is being computerized using TLSS library software in Library, Wi-Fi Internet facility (DSL) services are provided for the faculty.

The library is divided into the following different sections.
�� Reference and Circulation section
Current Periodical section
Technical section
Computer Section
Internet and Reprography section
Stacking area
Reading area: It is further divided as per the following users categories
Undergraduate section
Postgraduate section
Faculty

Objectives:
To support the education programs of the institution.
To keep the library users updated by providing right information at the right time, this is used for patient care, teaching and research activities.

Features
Library is open sixteen hours at stretch i.e. 8 A.M. to 12.00 Midnight.
Centrally air-conditioned.
Pin drop silence, which facilitates for more concentration.
Neat and clean.
Updated reference section. New edition of text books/important books of all subjects are
available in this section. These books are for library reading only which are not issued even for
an overnight.
Dissertation section has at present about 850 theses of different subjects.
Most of the core journals, which the library has been subscribing, are available in the library for the last thirty years continuously. The oldest journal in our library is “Medical Annual”, 1922. The library has numerous back volumes of journal, which are available since 1930 onwards.

CD- ROM Service:

The library is enriched with valuable and informative books, journals, research theses and electronic books on CD ROMs & DVD ROMs, which are fulfilling the needs of users.

The current reading material is as under:

Books 14,628
Back volume of journals 14,280
Book Bank 691
General Books 2,229
Dissertation 875
CD/DVDs 150

Reader Services
Issue and Return: Issue and return of books are provided from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. There is no
issue and return on Sunday/holiday. However, reference books for reading in library are
issued and returned throughout the working hours. Back volumes and current journals are
issued for Photostat only.
Reference Service: Reference service, both short range service and long range service are
provided meticulously
Current Awareness Service (CAS): Dissemination of information to the concerned user/department about the new books and journals, which are received in the library.
Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI): Providing information/literature as per
need/interest of the user
Bibliographical Services: Compilation of bibliography on a particular subject by using different indexes / databases.
Document Delivery Service (DDS): Providing document/micro-document on demand from its own resources or from out side sources.
Photocopy: Photocopy service is available in the library from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. on the nominal
charges.
Wi Fi Internet: Library provides Wi Fi Internet service to its users from 8 A.M. to 12 Midnight.

Library Timings

Working day 8 A.M. to 12 Midnight
Sunday/ Holiday 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.

During the year, library remains closed only on three National Holidays and Diwali festival.

DEPARTMENT OF DIETETICS


Dietetics is a specialized field dealing with clinical & therapeutic nutrition. In the world today,
where majority of the population is afflicted with health related problems, Dieticians as trained
professionals, influential in guiding and helping people to improve their lifestyle and performance.
Established in the year 2000, the Department of Dietetics now has Ms. Ritu Sudhakar as the
Chief Dietician. Ms. Shaveta Batta, Ms. Bhavna Bhakoo and Ms. Pooja Sharma are the
Dieticians. Two junior Dieticians assist them.
Dieticians work 7 days a week.
Timings: 7.00am- 6.00pm
Main activities that the department is engaged in are:
In patient food services
Out and in patient diet counseling
Teaching
Supervision of hospital cafes and Hostel kitchens
All the private patients are on hospital diet .The facility of complimentary hospital diet is also available in selected general wards and shall soon be extended to all the remaining wards. There is 100 % coverage of the patients in the ICU Block. The Dietician on ICU Duty communicates with the Doctors & other members of the critical care team, plans the diet accordingly and monitors implementation of the nutrition care plan. Rounds to wards and private rooms are undertaken to have a closer contact with all the patients. Diet plans are also provided to the inpatients so that they can follow the plan once they are discharged.
Regular out patient clinic is held on all working days (including gazzeted holidays) between 10.00am- 2.00pm. The patients are counselled and given a diet plan after assessing their nutritional requirements according to their diseased condition. A lot of patients visit our OPD even on referral from practitioners outside DMC. They actively participate in health camps that are held in and outside DMC, with an aim to create nutritional awareness among different sections of the
society.
Ketogenic Diet clinic is held in collaboration with the Department of Neurology that holds Epilepsy
clinic on Mondays, wherein special diets are planned for children who suffer from intractable
Epilepsy.
Ms.Ritu Sudhakar in the capacity of an external lecturer teaches Nutrition to students of B.Sc Nursing and the ones who undertake post basic course in Nursing.
The department is recognized by the Indian Dietetic Association for imparting 3months / 6 weeks compulsory dietetic internship to students who enroll themselves for post graduate Degree and diploma courses in Dietetics, offered by various universities, and have a regular inflow of students who come for the training from all over the region. Students who go in for distance learning programmes in Dietetics, offered by IGNOU come for practical training. They impart practical training in ‘catering management to the students who take Nutrition as a major subject in graduation. MBBS students visit the department to get an insight into the fundamentals of Hospital Dietary Services.
They also play a pivotal role in maintaining hygiene and in exercising quality control in all the hospital cafeterias (9 in no., they cater to the students, staff and patient attendants) as well as hostel canteens and kitchens that cater to different categories of students- MBBS, Nursing & Post graduates.
A patient kitchen is also being run under the strict supervision of our department where standardized recipes are made available to people at highly affordable rates. This kitchen caters to the areas where hospital diet is not being provided.
Dieticians have a ready access to Internet facility so that they can be constantly in touch with the current advances in the field of medicine and nutrition.
They are active members and co- initiators of the Dieticians forum where practicing dieticians from in and around Ludhiana meet often to exchange views on the latest trends in the field of Dietetics and Nutrition. We have been instrumental in arranging talks / seminars for the benefit of the dieticians.
Patient education lectures / exhibitions are arranged to mark World Health Day, World Diabetes Day and other important occasions. Patients are also educated with the help of informative posters that are displayed in the OPD area.
Dieticians at DMCH regularly attend National / regional conferences, seminars & meetings
associated with nutrition, critical care and patient management to be updated on the latest in the field of Dietetics. Ever willing and enthusiastic about disseminating knowledge on ‘Nutrition’, we wish to reach out to maximum number of people who need our support.

DR GAGANDEEP SINGH THIND Vs STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS Civil Writ Petition 11114 of 2008 (O and M)





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