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Friday, 15 March 2019 | PNS

Free pediatric cardiology camp to be held

Bhopal: Free pediatric cardiology camp will be organised on March 26 at Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital, Sant Hirdaram Nagar Bhopal. This camp will be organized with the co-operation of Rashtriya Baal Swasthya Karyakram. Registration of patients will be done from March 18 to 25 by 9 am to 2 pm at Sewa Sadan. A target to register maximum 60 patients has been fixed. Eminent Pediatric Cardiologist Dr Vishal Changela and Cardiac surgeon Dr Alpesh Patel will diagnose the patients on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital. Patients identified for surgeries will later be sent to Narayan Hospital, Ahmedabad for their free surgery procedures. Patients are advised to bring their copies of Adhar Card, Golden Card of Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme and Mobile numbers of their parents in the camp. Those patients who have undergone their treatment earlier in any of the health organization should bring their old prescription, Investigation reports and X-Ray.

Septuagenarian man dies of swine flu

Indore: A 74-year-old man succumbed to swine flu here, taking the toll from the disease to 34 since January 1 in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh. The elderly man was undergoing treatment for swine flu at a local private hospital and died Wednesday evening. As many as 132 patients had tested positive for swine flu (H1N1) since January 1, the official said, adding of them 34 died here during treatment. Of the deceased, 18 hailed from Indore, while the rest were from other districts. Swine flu is a viral, air-borne disease that spreads from person-to-person, through large droplets generated via coughing and sneezing, indirect contact by touching a contaminated object or surface (fomite transmission like telephone, cellphones, computers, door handles, door bells, pens, toys) and close contact (including hand shaking, hugging). Its main symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, difficulty in breathing. Other symptoms may include body ache, headache, fatigue, chills, diarrhoea and vomiting and blood-stained sputum. There are three categories of H1N1 influenza -- A, B and C.

Worm found in sealed soft drink, company fined

Indore: The district consumer forum here has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on Coca-Cola India's bottling arm and three other respondents in a case where a worm was found in a sealed soft drink bottle of the company nearly 10 years ago. District consumer dispute redressal forum president Omprakash Sharma and member Atul Jain said Tuesday that the recovery of the worm in the soft drink bottle amounted to deficiency in service. The forum disposed of a petition filed by local resident Naveen Jain against Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola India. "The fault in service provided by the respondents has inflicted mental torture to the petitioner and for this the respondents should pay Rs 25,000 to him in two months," the forum observed in its nine-page order. The forum directed the respondents to pay Rs 8 as well to the petitioner- the price at which he bought the worm-infested cold drink bottle then. It also imposed a cost of Rs 3,000 on the respondents to be paid to the petitioner, who had spent the sum on suing them.