Two in five adults are hypertensive in Punjab
Chandigarh: Two in five adults are hypertensive in Punjab, and almost equal number are in pre-hypertensive stage who are at risk to develop hypertension. Moreover, intake of trans-fatty acids can increase the risk of death due to heart attack by 28 percent. As highest consumer of vanaspati, Punjab must take immediate steps to limit its consumption by regulating trans-fat in oils and foods through stringent policy enforcement, stressed the health experts, policymakers and journalists during a dialogue on Thursday. Food and Drug Safety joint commissioner Dr Anoop Kumar said that cardinal solution for preventing needless deaths and safeguarding health of present and future generation is removal of industrially produced trans-fatty acids from food supply.
Section events held at CHASCON-2019
Chandigarh: As part of the ongoing Chandigarh Science Congress (CHASCON-2019), section events — on life sciences, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering and Management Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Sciences — were carried out at various Science Departments on Thursday. In Engineering and Management Sciences section, the event at University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), witnessed wide participation in which researchers from all over India participated. A total of 57 research papers on engineering, management, fashion technology, biotechnology were selected for oral and poster presentation after a rigorous review process.
Health camp for mess, canteen workers
Chandigarh: A health awareness and check-up camp was organized at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hall, Boy’s Hostel No. 4, Panjab University, Chandigarh, for mess and canteen workers. Health checkup of the mess and canteen workers was conducted by Medical Officers Dr Atul Bhardwaj and Dr Ramesh Rattu. The concept of health awareness and check-up camp was initiated last year, at Boy’s Hostel No. 4, in association with the Centre for Public Health. The Camp included 30 minutes health talk regarding musculoskeletal disorder, physical activity, and environmental consciousness by Dr Meenakshi, Rajinder Kaur and Anish Patyal.
World Kidney Day: Patients interact with docs
Mohali: Dialysis patients and their family members on Thursday gathered for a special event to mark ‘World Kidney Day’ organized at Fortis Hospital Mohali. The interaction was held under the aegis of ‘Sahaayak’, a get-together of patients of kidney failure undergoing dialysis. Those who have undergone kidney transplant also attended the event. The day was made special as the patients presented mementoes to doctors, thanking them for their care and support.
NGAI condemns move to trademark Gatka
Chandigarh: The National Gatka Association of India (regd) and World Gatka Federation (regd) have strongly condemned the move by a private proprietor limited firm for getting registration of patent of trademark of Sikh martial art and Gatka saying that Gatka is an ancient traditional art inherited from Sikh Gurus and nobody has any right to get it patented. NGAI president Harjeet Singh Grewal, secretary Tejinder Singh Gill and WGF secretary Baljeet Singh, in a joint statement, said that a Delhi-based private firm registered under the Indian Companies Act has got patented two names — Gatka and Sikh martial art under Trademark Act and described it as “a mockery of Sikh martial art and Gatka” which challenged the entire Sikh community and its respected traditions.
Chandigarh DGP awards certificates
Chandigarh: In view of latest security scenario, DGP Sanjay Baniwal recently issued special directions to the police officers posted in South Division to make extra efforts to work out unsolved heinous cases and to curb crimes like murders, dacoities, robberies, burglaries, vehicle thefts etc. He awarded police officers with Commendation Certificate - 1st class for encouragement.