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GMC gets nod to use plasma therapy

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Chandigarh: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has given approval to Government Medical College (GMC), Amritsar, to treat Covid patients with plasma therapy. State Medical Education and Research Minister OP Soni said the Covid patients would be soon treated with the plasma therapy in GMC, Amritsar. The requisite preparedness had already been completed to start the process within the next few days. The minister said given the adequate infrastructure and sufficient plasma donors, GMC, Amritsar, was fully equipped to provide best treatment to the Covid patients via the plasma therapy. TNS

Patiala patient donates plasma

Chandigarh: Ramping up the efforts to equip medical fraternity with latest techniques to cure Covid patients, the Department of Medical Education and Research, Punjab, is coordinating with the PGI and initiated a multi-centric studies on the role of steroids and plasma therapy in patients. A patient from Patiala was motivated to donate plasma for Covid-19 patients. This team-based approach has gone a long way in saving lives of patients. A group was formed in Punjab wherein the experts in managing Covid-19 patients have been regularly discussing the cases on phones and on video-conference. TNS

Political outfit within a month: Dhindsa

Muktsar: Rebel Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Friday said he would announce the name of his political outfit within a month. "I will announce name of our party within a month. A number of SAD activists are in contact with me," said Dhindsa during his visit to Muktsar. He said he would never form an alliance with the SAD or the Congress and repeatedly targeted Sukhbir Singh Badal. Dhindsa said there should be no interference with the minimum support price (MSP) of crops. On a query about forming an alliance with the BJP in future, he said, "I appreciate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and criticise him as well." TNS

Rs 1,037 cr okayed under industrial policy

Chandigarh: Fiscal incentives under the Industrial amp; Business Development Policy 2017 to the tune of Rs 1,037.66 crore have already been approved till date. This is in addition to Rs 3,522.41 crore worth of power subsidy extended by the government during the same period. Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora said under the Industrial Business amp; Development Policy 2017, state-level and district-level committees had been constituted to consider and approve the fiscal incentives for MSMEs and large-scale industrial units. TNS

2 travel agents booked
The police have booked two travel agents from Amritsar for allegedly duping a Nakodar resident, Jagmit Singh, of Rs 4.22 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. They have been identified as Joey Pal and his wife Suman. Navjot Singh Mahal, SSP (R), said the accused neither sent him abroad nor returned his money. He said a case under the Travel Profession Regulation Act had been registered against the couple. OC

2 booked for suicide bid
Two residents of Vehran village attempted to commit suicide by cutting their veins with a blade on Friday. Identified as Gurdip Singh and Balwant Singh, both men were admitted to the Civil Hospital. SSP (R) Navjot Singh Mahal said the men had threatened to kill themselves in the hopes of dissuading the officials from deploying policemen in the area in the wake of levelling of road in the area. Both of them have been booked. OC

Pharmacists protest
Rural Health Pharmacy Officers' Association members staged a protest at the Zila Parishad office in Bathinda on Friday. The protesting officers raised slogans against the state government and the Rural Development and Panchayat Department and demanded regularisation of jobs and salary hike. Shubham Sharma, a union leader, said, "Rural pharmacists rendered their services on frontline at quarantine facilities, isolation wards and flu corners amid Covid crisis, but the government has adopted an indifferent stance with regard to regularisation of their jobs."OC

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