AROUND TOWN: Ambala deputy civil surgeon’sbody donated

AROUND TOWN: Ambala deputy civil surgeon’sbody donated

The Department of Anatomy,PGIMER,on Thursday received the body of Dr Benu Gupta.

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Anatomy,PGIMER,on Thursday received the body of Dr Benu Gupta. Dr Gupta was working as a Deputy Civil Surgeon,Ambala,and was only 56 when she passed away on May 29. She joined the Haryana Civil Medical Services and served as a gynaecologist in rural and urban dispensaries and hospitals. She was associated with a number of charitable institutions and educational bodies. Her services to the children of institutions run by Sewa Samiti,Ambala,won her acclaim. Though she suffered from a lung ailment,she continued to work with dedication. As per her wish,her body was donated for research and teaching to PGIMER.

Couple injured as
car hits their scooter

CHANDIGARH: Two persons were injured when the scooter they were riding was hit by a car on Wednesday. Zirakpur resident Suresh Sharma alleged that the driver of Indica car,bearing registration number DL-03C-4071,sped away after hitting his scooter near 3 BRD Gate Ramdarbar,Chandigarh. Sharma and his wife who was riding pillion got injured and were admitted to GMCH-32. A case of rash driving and causing injuries has been registered at the Sector 31 Police Station.

Two booked for

CHANDIGARH: Two persons were booked for house trespass,criminal conspiracy after they forcibly took possession of a shop without making full payment. Panchkula resident Krishna Devi and Sunita Devi alleged that Zirakpur resident Ram Kumar and Panchkula resident Chander Parkash Shukla had given Rs 13 lakh as token money to them for a shop in Shanti Nagar,Mani Majra. However,without making the full payment,the accused forcibly took possession of the shop. Police have registered a case at the Manimajra Police Station.

Nurses’ hunger strike enters second day

CHANDIGARH: For the second consecutive day,a dozen nurses sat on hunger strike with 100 supporters at the Government Medical College and Hospital,Sector 32,on Thursday. Nurses of the hospital are protesting in favour of their long-pending and genuine demands which have not been met by the Chandigarh administration to date. One of the major demands of nurses is to adopt the Central pay scale and Central civil service rules as they are the employees of the Central government. The second demand relates to filling up of vacant posts at the earliest. The nurses are demanding their upgradation from 2006 and arrears from 2006 as it was an anomaly which has been cleared.