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Anil-JoshiChandigarh, February 10, 2016 (Yes Punjab News)

With the motive to curb the rising incidents of cancer pandemic, Mr. Anil Joshi Medical Education and Research Minister today released a journal prepared based on the survey and inputs provided by the team of cancer specialists.


While releasing the journal Mr. Joshi said that Punjab Government would frame a policy to check the spread of cancer-making serious inroads into the state.


The Minister said that cancer-related data was collected from various Government hospitals, Pathology laboratories, Municipal Corporations and private hospitals under Chief Minister Punjab Cancer Relief Fund Scheme and from hospitals that diagnose/treat cancer patients in states other than Punjab. This includes data from PGIMER, Chandigarh, Rajiv Gandhi National Cancer Institute, New Delhi and Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Institute, Bikaner and Medanta Cancer Institute, Gurgaon.


In Patiala district, oesophageal Cancer among males has been found the highest, followed by prostate cancer (8.8%), Lung Cancer(6.5%), oral cancer(4.9%) and blood cancer(4.7%). On the other hand, Breast cancer has been found the highest in females, followed by cervical cancer (11.7%), oesophageal cancer (7.5%) and so on. The majority of males having cancer are in the age group of 75 plus while the majority of females having cancer are in the age group of 55-59 years. Excessive consumption of Tobacco leads to 16.7% males showing these symptoms in the age group of 60-64 years and 15.9% females showing these symptoms in the age group of 60-64 years.


Divulging further detail Mr. Joshi said that this Index-Journal has been prepared by the Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology based on data from research publications across various regions of the country. This is a unique journal which complies with the international standards and parameters.


Chandigarh, February 10, 2016 (Yes Punjab News)

Punjab government today ordered the transfers and postings of 3 PPS officers of DSP rank with immediate effect.



Gobinder Singh, DSP, Special Branch, Faridkot has been transferred as DSP, SD, Gidderbaha.


Navreet Singh, PPS, DSP City-2 SAS Nagar has been shifted as DSP Hqrs, SBS Nagar.


Varinderjit Singh, DSP, Bureau of Investigation, Punjab has been shifted as DSP, City-2, SAS Nagar.

capt-amrinder-singhFaridkot, February 10, 2016 (Yes Punjab News)

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today promised that his party’s government will scrap the contractual system of appointments in the jobs, besides it will also bring in a law for guaranteed minimum salary.


He also announced that although the Congress party cannot participate in the SGPC elections, he as a Sikh will support any person who will oppose the Badals to rid the institution of their control.


On the issue of Bargadi sacrilege, reiterating his charges against the Chief Minister Parkash Sing Badal that the desecration had been done at his behest, Capt Amarinder said, his government will get the matter inquired by a judge and punish the guilty.


Fielding question from the youth and students during a two-hour interaction organised by Kushaldeep Singh Kikki Dhillon, here today, Capt Amarinder agreed with their suggestion that whosoever is appointed in the government service must get the appointment and all the benefits from day one. “There is no point in keeping people waiting for regularisation for years to the extent that they have to protest”, he said.


Replying to a question on the meagre salaries like Rs seven thousand a month paid to the employees, the PCC president said, his government will ensure a minimum guaranteed salary. “It must be a reasonable salary so that the person can make both ends meet and not just nominal as the Akalis are doing”, he said, while adding, he had already announced minimum one job for every family in Punjab.


The youth mainly asked questions about employment avenues, drug pedalling and corruption prevailing in the state. One of the questioners also asked as how he can finish the drug problem within four weeks as promised by him. To this Capt Amarinder said, he will do it in less time than that as he knows the people who are indulging in it and how to deal with them.


Replying to a question as why Congress party was not participating in the SGPC elections, Capt Amarinder said, Congress was a secular party and it does not involve itself in religion based politics. However, he made it categorically clear that he as a Sikh will oppose the Badals so that they are thrown out of the great institution which they have usurped and have been misusing for narrow partisan ends for a long time.


To another question about the deteriorating standards of education, particularly in engineering colleges and private universities, Capt Amarinder said, he was aware of the mushrooming of the educational institutions particularly in the private sector and the students coming out of these were not getting jobs. He said these institutions must provide quality education otherwise, these will have to shut down.


Among those present on the occasion included AICC Secretary in-charge Harish Chaudhary, MLAs Joginder Singh Pangrain, Ms Karan Kaur Brar, Kikki Dhillon, Amarpreet Singh Lally, Iqbal Singh Grewal, Surinder Gupta, Opinder Sharma, Daman Bajwa and others.