32-yr-old dies of drug overdose : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service

Tarn Taran: A 32-year-old man died of drug overdose at Bhai Ladhu Kalan village on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Gursahib Singh. The police have booked Jodha Singh of the same village under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code for Gursahib Singh’s death. Jodha Singh is a peddler who supplied drugs to addicts in the area. Jajbir Singh, elder brother of the deceased, said Gursahib Singh had been taking drugs for the past one year. He said Gursahib Singh was taken to the village cremation ground by Jodha Singh on Sunday where he gave him an intoxicant injection, following which Gursahib Singh died. Jodha Singh took the body to his residence and fled the spot. O.C

Medical camp for senior citizens

Amritsar: A medical camp to help physically disabled and elderly with artificial limbs, using wheelchairs, tricycles and other support items, was organized by the Ajnala SDM Office here on Monday. The camp was attended by 210 persons. Ajnala SDM Amanpreet Singh said elderly were given spectacles, hearing aids and walking sticks while the physically challenged were given tricycles, wheelchairs, walkers and other items as per their need. The SDM said those who needed artificial limbs were also examined and would be provided the same within next few days. TNS

Diagnostic lab at gurdwara

Amritsar: Dubai-based philanthropist Dr SPS Oberoi’s Sarbat Da Bhala Trust today inaugurated a lab and diagnostic for the poor at a gurdwara on the Circular Road here. Cabinet Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar and other officials of the Government Medical College were present on the occasion. Dr Oberoi said the trust had so far opened 70 laboratories in various parts of the country and around 50,000 people are daily getting the benefit from the same. He added that another laboratory would be opened in the Amritsar South soon.

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