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Fazilka, October 15, 2012: It was the third function organised by Social Welfare Society, Fazilka to honour families of eye donors.
So far, the SWC has arranged the eye donations of 177 persons after their death and Fazilka is now known as Eye Donors City.
Padamshree Vijay Kumar Chopra, chief editor, Hind Samachar Group of Papers was the chief guest and Surjeet Kumar Jyani, MLA and Forest and Labour Minister, Punjab, presided over the function.
On this occasion, Nirmla Jyani, Charandev Singh Maan, ADC, Sudesh Nagpal, patron Istri Arya Samaj, Surinder Ahuja, businessman, Dr. S. P. Garg, SMO, civil hospital, Dina Nath Sachdeva, president, Pacca Arthia Association and social worker and various prominent persons of the city and NGOs were present.
The members of the family, who have contributed for donating the eyes on the death of their nearest relatives were honoured by Vijay Kumar Chopra and Surjeet Kumar Jyani and Nirmla Jyani.
Surjeet Kumar Jyani, in his address said, Fazilka is now known as the city of eye donors and announced the opening of Eye Bank at Fazilka. He further said that it is easy to say for eye donation but this service is not that easy as the people now shirk taking care of their parents even.
Charandev Singh, ADC said, eye donation is a big service to the society. A man can donate his eyes before his next birth. He thinks that the life is for him only but the real life is that if you are helpful to others.
Dr. Asha Goomber on this occasion said, the beautiful eyes are those, which are donate to give light to others after death.
Raj Kishore Kalra, president, Kanwal Kishore Grover, secretary and Shashi Kant, chairman said, as on date, the society has managed the eye donation of 177 persons on their deaths besides arranging artificial limbs to 198 persons with the help of Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Samiti, Ambala, Lala Durga Charan Charitable Artificial Limb Centre and Parvati Devi Trust, Ambala.
They further said that the society has also arranged number of social service camps like sugar check-up, education to poor students, regular medicines to poor families, woolen sweaters and organised seminars on social evils.
Padamshree Vijay Chopra in his address said, earlier there was a shortage of eyes but it not now. The initiative of Social Welfare Society for managing eye donations is appreciable and motivational. He said, "A man will live even after his death by donation one of his organ".
He further said, most of the social welfare works to be done by the government are being managed by the social organisations. The government should arrange sufficient power supply, pure drinking water and cheap education. By providing these essential services, the society will prosper and economists of the country must think it over. The youths should come forward by moving on the footsteps of elders and with the joint working of elders and youths, the society will be benefited.
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Civil Hospital ailing in Fazilka : Health services at the 103-year-old hospital crippled due to shortage of doctors
Fazilka, October 2
Medical services at the 103-year-old Civil Hospital, formerly known as Dane Hospital, Fazilka, which was established by the British, has been crippled following an acute shortage of specialised doctors and the paramedical staff.
Following the promotion and transfer of specialist doctors two years back, the office of the Civil Surgeon here fell vacant and has not been filled up yet despite Fazilka being a district headquarters.
As per the Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Civil Hospital, Fazilka, Dr SP Garg, out of the total 13 sanctioned posts, eight have been lying vacant for long and a pathologist, Dr Renu Dhuria, has proceeded on long leave.
The sanctioned posts of surgeon, gynaecologist, paediatrician, medical specialist, dermatologist and MBBS doctors are also vacant.
For the last few months, the doctors have been braving all odds to run the emergency services and OPD besides attending to duties like conducting the postmortem, attending the courts and sending the reports on a regular basis to the higher authorities.
The schemes run by the Centre and the state government for the poor sections of society have also been hit adversely due to the shortage of doctors. The aim of the state government-- to perform maximum deliveries at the Civil Hospital-- has also been affected in the absence of a gynaecologist.
It has become difficult for the staff to run the blood bank for want of a Blood Transfusion Officer (BTO).
The operation theatre and the ultrasound machine are virtually lying defunct. The ambitious DOTS project, for treating the tuberculosis patients, has been hit due to the non-availability of a physician. The hospital staff has to refer the seriously ill patients to the medical college at Faridkot for specialised treatment.
As per official sources, the number of patients at the OPD has declined to 200-250 on a working day. Earlier, the figure used to be around 400.
The number of indoor patients has also come down as the physicians, surgeons, heart specialists and the gynaecologists, who used to admit the patients, are presently not serving the hospital, thanks to the indifferent attitude of the state health department.
The patients hover around the OPD which often wears a deserted look even during the working hours. The posts of paramedical staff have also been lying vacant. Out of the total 24 sanctioned posts of nurses, 15 are lying vacant, which in turn, has affected the indoor services also.
"We have sent the report to the higher authorities but the vacant posts are yet to be filled up," said the SMO Dr Garg.