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Punjabis Transfer Taste From Chicken To Prawns

Chandigarh: The all-pervasive "tandoori chicken" is being slowly nudged away from the plates of food connoisseurs in Punjab and Prawns and lobsters are taking its place//. ....This seems evident from the response of a large number food lovers who are thronging the ongoing seafood festival in Chandigarh these days. ....Punjab, which has catered to the gourmets' palates with the delicious "butte...

Punjab Government To Clamp Down On Sex Determination Tests

The authorities in India’s Punjab state are using decoy customers to trap doctors who conduct sex determination tests for unborn babies which // has been outlawed. The State’s sex ratio is less than 800 females for every 1,000 males. ....Officials said the decoy customers would be paid up to Rs.5,000 to help nab diagnostic centers indulging in illegal sex determination tests. Punjab's Health...

Punjab Government Told To Explain Illegal Kidney Transplantations

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for a report with regard to people allegedly being coerced to sell their kidneys and has issued the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police of the Indian State of Punjab with a notice. // As many as 300 laborers in the state are reported to have lost their kidneys since the year 2001, and about 25 of them are no longer alive. The...

IMA, Punjab, Gives Call For Medical Bandh On May 25

The Punjab chapter of Indian Medical Association today called a statewide medical bandh on May 25 to protest the Centre's move// to provide reservation for OBCs in elite educational institutions. ....At an emergency meeting of the state executive body of IMA presided by President Dr G S Gill, the members unanimously passed a resolution condemning police action against medicos in Delhi, Mumbai an...

Provisional Fees For Medical Courses Fixed By Punjab Government

The provisional fees for admittance into various medical courses offered by unaided medical institutions have been fixed by the medical education and research department// of the Punjab government. The courses include MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS and other similar medical and paramedical courses. ..Representatives of medical institutions and students have also been invited for a consultation regarding...

OPDs stopped, health services crippled in Punjab, Haryana

Health services in Punjab and Haryana were paralysed today as doctors of both state-run and and private hospitals// stopped the OPDs in the wake of a 'medical bandh' called by the Indian Medical Association to protest the Centre's reservation proposal. ...."All OPDs, including parallel ones run by medicos in front of state-run hospitals and private medical institutions have been stopped", Associa...

Medicos In Punjab, Haryana Contemplating 'Drastic Steps'

Medicos in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, who are agitating against hike in quotas in elite educational institutions // , said they were contemplating 'drastic steps' to draw the Centre's attention to the issue, as health services in the region today remained crippled causing immense hardships to patients. ....'Something drastic have to be done to draw attention of the Government. Our protests s...

Medicos Call Off Strike In Punjab, Haryana And Chandigarh

Medicos across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh tonight called off their nearly fortnight-long strike against Centre's move to reserve seats for OBCs in elite educational institutions. // ....A decision to this effect was taken at the general body meeting of Association of Resident Doctors of the Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research here tonight, Dr Subh Mohan Singh of Youth...

Drug addiction higher in rural Punjab: study

Amritsar, June 10 . Punjab has a high incidence of drug abuse in the 16 to 35 age group with the problem more acute in the rural areas where unemployment is rampant, according to a study. // ....The report, "Drug Addiction in Punjab: A Sociological Study", released by Punjab Governor S F Rodrigues here today, said an increasing number of youth in the villages of Punjab were taking to drugs like s...

Punjab Plans of Banning Sex Determination Kit from US

Punjab plans to ban the entry of sex determination test kits to counter online threats to its skewed sex ratio//. ....A US-based website's offer of 'Gender Mentor Home DNA gender testing kit' for $275 promising results within 48 hours has sparked fears of a mass killing of unborn girls in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. ...."We will take all steps to get the kit banned," Punjab's Health Minister Rame...

Obesity: A Notorious Problem among People of Punjab

The recent National Family Health Survey for Punjab is bittersweet. While Punjab has done wonders to contain the population explosion, and managed to retain the fertility// level at two children per woman, there has not been much progress with the soaring obesity rates. Nearly 38% women and 30% men are obese, the survey has revealed. ....The survey, conducted by CRRID in Punjab, studied nearl...

600 Doctors Transferred in Punjab

Nearly 600 doctors spread over various districts of Punjab have been transferred by the health department, leaving the medical community in the state fuming.// ....The transfer of these doctors in all 18 districts comes just weeks after the state government imposed a ban on general transfers in all departments of the state. ....The Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association has flayed the...

University to Campaign Against Female Foeticide in Punjab

For a technical university preparing engineers and other professionals, female foeticide and drug addiction would be quite unlikely topics to take up but the Punjab Technical University (PTU) is all set to launch an awareness campaign on these social issues. // ....The campaign by PTU gets underway Wednesday from the Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology (SVIET) at Banur, 25 km...

Stricter Norms for Chemists in Punjab to Curb Addiction

The Punjab government and its pharmacy council will frame stricter rules for the chemists to// curb addiction to medicines, especially among the youth. ....Medical Education and Research Minister Tikshan Sood told reporters here Wednesday that the department and the pharmacy council would ensure that the 25,000 chemist shops in the state employed qualified pharmacists to dispense medicines to co...

Art of Living Fights for Girl Child in Punjab

Punjab's abysmally low sex ratio - just 798 girls per 1,000 males in the 0-6 age group - has prompted various social groups, among them the Art of Living Foundation//, to tackle the practice of female foeticide. ....An 18-day campaign - Beti Sneh Sanjivni Yatra - by the Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and a couple of NGOs Thursday concluded a statewid...

Punjab Wants Ban on Advertisements by Doctors

Taking serious note of doctors using advertisements to lure patients to their clinics and hospitals, the Punjab government Monday asked the state's medical council to take steps to ban such advertisements . ......Punjab's medical education and research minister Tikshan Sood said here that advertisements given by medical practitioners were not only unethical but also a violation of the Medical Co...

Punjab University Reserves Seats for AIDS and Cancer Students

The Punjab University has reserved seats for students suffering from AIDS and cancer in various courses in its colleges . ......The University has reserved one seat for each of the fifty-six courses that it offers for people affected by AIDS or suffering from cancer. ......However, the university feels that one seat reserved in every course will be sufficient for the time being, since it do not...

Awareness About Condoms Among Pakistani Punjabis is Very Low

Only four percent of people in Pakistan's Punjab province know about the use of condoms in the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Sydrome (AIDS). ......The survey conducted by Behaviour Change Communication Services also found that people in the province were least aware of the AIDS and the ways one could get infected by the HIV. ......While, 26 pe...
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