Friday, 31 May 2019

Dalmia Life Care Presents a New Range of Consumer Care Products for ‘’Healthy Life, Better life’

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Chandigarh 31st May:- Dalmia Life care with its motto of ‘’Healthy Life, Better life’’ is pioneering a new range of consumer care product offerings backed with innovation, research and customer satisfaction reports. The company is building a rich product portfolio with an unconventional approach and striving to benchmark it’s products, services and qualities as per global standards. The product line of Dalmia Lifecare caters to the taste of consumers across all age brackets In India and global consumers as well.
Dalmia Lifecare stands on the verge of being recognised as India’s one of the most dynamic, progressive and responsible corporate entity.
Talking about the vision of the company, Sougat Chatterjee, CEO Dalmia Life care said‘that we at Dalmia Lifecare are working towards elevating the wellness index of the society by offering consumer benefiting products and services. We have learnt through extensive research and experience and we believe that our products and business process will be exemplary as any of the industry leaders. We will also constantly strive to bring in products which will eliminate the ill-effects of lifestyle and abuse from a consumer’s life. .
In a recent survey, we saw that tobacco kills nearly six million people in a year and one person dies every six seconds because of it. Around five million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600,000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
Looking at the addiction rate of the people and current health hazard that is has become, we thought it’ll be ideal to create something that would soothe the cravings of the people while imparting not the harm but health to the consumers.
Thinking and researching on these lines, we are coming up with a solution for the people who are subjected to tobacco abuse.
Similarly, the entire range of Dalmia Lifecare products will be backed by a thought and innovation that would enhance the standard of life.’
Dalmia Lifecare is striving thoroughly to make this world a healthier, greener, cleaner and happier place to live in by bringing a product portfolio that directly impacts the lives of our customers in a positive way.
The entire range of products of Dalmia Lifecare are research based, tested, evaluated and manufactured in accordance with the standards of contemporary health and hygiene parameters. The company has set a benchmark for the best of product innovation, end-to-life style products range and exceptional quality.
While talking to the COO of Dalmia Lifecare, Rajesh Tripathi, stated that Dalmia Lifecare has been brought to life to better the standards of living of the people. The company is driven by the spirit of togetherness, harmony and innovationwhich not only aspires to upgrade the life of its consumers but also provides a unique workplace for professionals. The competitive edge of Dalmia Lifecare’s diverse product portfolio rest on the unstirred foundations of institutional strengths derived from its cutting-edge Research & Development, differentiated product development capacity, brand-building capability, efficient trade marketing and distribution network and dedicated human resources.
Dalmia Lifecare, strive to consistently surpass the expectations of all stakeholders for a healthy life, better life.

Mandira Bedi Gives Excellence Award to Cloudnine Hospital

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Chandigarh 31st May:- Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, tricity’ s leading chain of maternity, child care and fertility care group of Hospitals, has been conferred the Punjab Entrepreneur & Excellence Award 2019 for providing the best fertility services in the tricity. Mandira Bedi, leading television actress and fashion designer awarded the coveted award to Dr Pawan Kumar, Regional Director (North) and Sushil Nagpal, Business Head, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals at a function held here.
This award honours large conglomerates for the exemplary spirit of entrepreneurship by creating new businesses and services that are successful, sustainable and growing in the region. Cloudnine Hospital has been recognised as one of the leading fertility service providers in the tricity.
Dr Pawan Kumar said that leading a business to success can be a big challenge, and I am really honoured to showcase the dedication, expertise and sheer hard work by receiving this prestigious award for our fertility services. Cloudnine Group started the journey here a year and half back and our fertility unit was set up last year. It is an extremely proud moment to say that with just word of mouth publicity, we have patients now coming from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab as well.
Dr Shanujeet Kaur, Senior Fertility Expert at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, said that fertility issues can happen to anyone and around 10-15% married couples who want to conceive suffer. Some of the lifestyle factors leading to infertility are increasing marital age, rising alcohol and tobacco consumption and obesity and a result, many couples are facing issues with conception and child birth. At Cloudnine, our aim is to offer the best patient care and treatment with the best clinical standards.
Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, is India’s leading chain of women, childcare, and fertility hospitals headquartered inBengaluru with over 700 beds across 20 facilities in Gurgaon, Noida, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune. Founded by neonatologist Dr. R. Kishore Kumar with his team of three co-founders in 2007, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals is backed by marquee investors, Matrix Partners, Sequoia India and India value fund advisors (TrueNorth). Having celebrated over 70,000 births across regions, with a 3000+ strong team, Cloudnine has been the pioneer in this specialty sector with continued effort to add new locations across India while continuing to maintain and excel international standards of care. 

Entries Open for the 10th Edition of Jagran Film Festival

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Chandigarh 31st May:- Entries for the much-awaited 10th edition of the Jagran Film Festival are now open. With its 10th edition, the World’s largest travelling film festival completes a decade of incessantly carrying the ‘Cinematic Culture’ from metro cities to smaller cities of India thereby spreading and promoting the appreciation of the cinematic art at the grass root level.  The extravaganza is all set to travel to 18 cities starting from New Delhi from 18th July.
The festival invites filmmakers to submit entries on the website by 15th June 2019 for Delhi, however the entries will remain opened till 1st September 2019 for other cities including Mumbai chapter.
Apart from the categories like World Cinema, Indian Showcase, Jagran Shorts and Jagran Docs, this year OTT has been added as a new category. Films can be submitted under the categories like Indian Showcase, World Cinema, Jagran Shots /docs and OTT. A multi-layered preview process followed by JFF invites entries with no submission fee.
The festival in its 10th year has grown to become the world’s largest travelling film festival that screens films across the genres from around the globe. Jagran Film Festival celebrates 10 years of glorious journey with exciting new additions this year.
This year’s festival will include new categories in Programming and Awards. 10th Jagran Film Festival will celebrate two Retrospectives -World and India. This year will also include “Icon of the World Cinema” as well in addition to “Icon of Indian Cinema”.
Rajeev Masand, a noted film critic & international entertainment reporter from the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Cannes and the Berlin Film Festival who  has interviewed Hollywood heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Daniel Craig and others is this year’s Festival consultant.
10 edition of JFF will also have separate curation for India and International lead by Udita Jhunjhunwala, a well-established entertainment writer, film critic & contributing authors to Bollywood’s Top 20 Stars (published by Penguin) and Aseem Chhabra, festival director of the New York Indian Film Festival and author of two biographies–Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star and Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Journey of a Global Bollywood Star.
The film festival will kick start from New Delhi on 18th July and will travel to Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Patna, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bhopal, Indore, Dehradun, Meerut, Hissar, Jalandhar, Agra, Raipur, and finally conclude on 29th September 2019 in Mumbai.
JFF provides filmmakers an audience of around 55,000 people and travels to 18 towns with 400+ screenings.
Basant Rathore, Senior Vice President - Strategy and Brand Development, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., said that JFF has come a long way over the last 9 years. We have discovered many filmmakers, and films, and have prepared audiences to receive and appreciate world-class cinema. With the phenomenal response we received last year, we are determined to travel farther and spread the wonderful stories filmmakers have to tell. This year, we have introduced new categories in an effort to be more diverse and inclusive of all genres. The culture of appreciating great films and doing it as a community no matter where we come from is what the Jagran Film Festival is all about.

PGIMER Celebrates "World No Tobacco Day" at Raipur Rani: Inter-sectoral Co-Ordination to Achieve No Tobacco Status to Block.

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Chandigarh 31st May:- In continuation of series of activities in effort to make Raipur Rani Block Tobacco free, PGIMER in collaboration of Civil Surgeon Office, Panchkula and CHC Raipur Rani observed World No Tobacco Day at Raipur Rani BDO office.
Highlight was elegant mix of prominent stakeholders: Jila Parishad Chairman Mrs Ritu Singla, Representative of MLA Panchkula, Aditya Sharma, SHO Raipur Rani, Market committee president Raipur Rani, Representative from district Civil surgeon office Dr. Parvinderjeet, SMO Raipur Rani, Dr Sanjiv, and Dr Anil Garg, and team from PGIMER Chandigarh including chief security officer P.C.Sharma.  It was attended by Sarpanches of Raipur Rani block, police personals of Raipur Rani Block, School and College students and teachers along-with market association members.
Dr Ekta from Department of Community Medicine & SPH coordinated the program. Dr. Arun Kumar Aggarwal, PGIMER Chandigarh delivered welcome address and stressed the need to develop joint action plan with all stakeholders to make Raipur Rani tobacco free. He stressed upon importance and role of all participants at individual level and organizational level to control tobacco menace in Raipur Rani block. In India 10% out of total deaths every year due to tobacco are due to second-hand smoke. Which is 80,000 to 1,00,000 deaths per year. India is second largest consumer and producer of tobacco. As per GATS survey 35% of population of India is consuming tobacco in some or other form.
Dr. Anil Garg, Medicine Specialist in CHC Raipur Rani discussed about harmful effects of tobacco. He elaborated how tobacco can effect each every organ of our body. Dr. Garg stressed upon the fact that in addition to causing cancers in head and neck region; and lungs tobacco causes many significant effects on sperm production. It also has cosmetic effects as well that include early aging wrinkling, staining of teeth, hair loss and poor skin texture.
Dr. Divya, Junior Resident and Mrs. Jagdeep Rana Female Multi-Purpose Worker from PGIMER did an experiment demonstration using one cigarette in a water filled bottle, creating negative pressure in bottle to make the cigarette smoke inside bottle, and then pressed the smoke out of bottle on a tissue paper.Audience was awestruck to see visible discoloration of tissue with smoke chemicals.Message was loud and clear- even one cigarette tar can cause enough damage in lungs.
Dr. Ekta Dogra, PGIMER, Chandigarh discussed about various sections of COTPA act. Quoting section 4 and 6 of the act, she appealed that those who are found to be smoking at public places can be fined with Rs.200. She informed that even sarpanches and teachers are authorized to impose penalty. She highlighted that It is mandatory to display No Smoking Banner at all public places.Seller should not sell  the tobacco product to a minor.  A display board must be put up at the point of sale declaring that “sale of tobacco products to minors is prohibited.” Sale of tobacco products through vending machine and display of Tobacco Products may result in violation of the act.Tobacco products should not be sold in an area within radius of 100 yards of any educational institution.
Under Section 77 of Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) 2015,sale of tobacco to the minor is Punishable act. Violator may be got rigorous imprisonment for seven years or be liable to a fine up to one lakh rupees.
Section 7 offence is bail able & non compoundable which means action against violation of section 7 to be handled by the CJM Court.Punishment for Seller/ Distributor in First Conviction: Imprisonment up to 1 year and/or fine up to Rs 1000 or both. Second Conviction: Imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine up to Rs 3000 or both. Cr.PC 1973 are applicable for search & seizure.
P C Sharma, Chief Security Officer, PGIMER Chandigarh shared his experience, how they were able to declare PGIMER Chandigarh smoke free status by supportive actions and by little strictness. He told that about 2000 Kg of tobacco products were self deposited by patients, attendants and staff while entering hospital premises, in initial two years of their campaign. He stressed it is difficult but possible by persistence, continuous and supportive efforts.
SHO Raipur Rani, Mahmood Khan thanked team for putting COTPA on open platform. He shared with audience how he has never smoked in his life and has ensured his office as smoke free zone all throughout his posting in Raipur Rani.
Rajinder Goyal, Vayapar Manch Pradhan delivered a passionate speech, and shared his experience how he never give in to stress from society to sell tobacco products. He asked upon all shopkeepers present to spread the word amongst their groups to follow the policy “ na piyunga/khaunga aur na khane dunga.”
In group discussion amongst the audience, everyone agreed to the fact that all need to work together to fight this menace.
Representatives from MLA Mrs.Latika Sharma (could not attend due to sworn in ceremony), Aditya Sharma, State BJP Karykarini Member and Mrs. RituSingla, Zila Parishad Chairman and were present on this occasion. They stressed upon importance of tobacco control activities amongst the public. Aditya shared his views that people must take responsibility for their own actions and assured full support for such activities in their area.
Students Miss Sonalika, Master Harkeet Kochar and Miss Gaytri were presented trophies and certificates for coming first, second and third in Poster making competition.
Miss Simran class twelfth student recited a poem on tobacco effects. Followed by a nukar natak was performed by students of GSSS, Raipur Rani stressing on leaving or not starting tobacco at all. In their nukar natak they demonstrated how due to peer pressure or to look cool youngsters start consuming tobacco ultimately resulting in disturbed family, society and premature death. They elaborated how with social support and will power all can overcome habit of tobacco consumption.

‘The Next Ten Years Will Define the Indian Healthcare Industry’: Dr Om Manchanda

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Chandigarh 31st May:- The next ten years will define the Indian Healthcare Industry, said Dr Om Manchanda, CEO, Dr Lal PathLabs Ltd, while addressing the CII Conference on Shaping Healthcare Ecosystem, organised by here at Chandigarh today. He added that we need to ensure that the gap between Indian healthcare infrastructure and the requisite skill training for the same is abridged by focusing on innovations and technology oriented solutions.
Dr Om Manchanda also mentioned that both public and private sector should work in synergy to overcome the various obstacles of the domain and maximize the benefits of unique government initiatives like Ayushman Bharat. There is sufficient demand in the healthcare industry, but the supply side needs to more accessible and affordable.
Ms Avneet Kaur, Joint Chief Executive Officer, Invest Punjab also addressed the gathering and mentioned that Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion is focusing on developing Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Mohali as hubs for Medical Tourism through a variety of initiatives. She also acquainted the audience that Invest Punjab is a one-stop office for all regulatory clearances pertaining to industry investments. The Bureau facilitates land identification and site visits, employ dedicated relationship managers, has end-to-end online process approval and systematized feedback mechanism in order to provide all round support to the investors.
Dr Meena H Singh, Director, Punjab Health Systems Corporation also graced the occasion and said that our nation has really progressed in terms of treatment facilities in the last few decades, but now we need to focus on preventive healthcare and achieve a substantial attitude change amongst our people. She also informed that Punjab state shall shortly announce a comprehensive health scheme that will allow the entire population to take its advantage in a uniform manner.
Dr Gaurav Maheshwari, Senior Consultant and Head- Surgical Gastroenterology, Paras Hospital said that Corporate Hospitals have a huge role to play in ensuring affordability of world class healthcare services, esp. to the marginalized sections of the society.  He suggested various methods by which private medical practitioners may become more socially responsible such as tele-medics, use of mobile diagnostics and re-engineering the use of medicines.
Dr Navneet Dhaliwal, Assistant Professor – Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, shared a government hospital’s purview of Indian healthcare scenario and sought the support of private players in implementing government schemes like ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna’ so as to extend its benefits to the masses.
Other dignitaries who shared their knowledge and opinion during the conference included Dr Rishi Mangat, Managing Director, Apollo Clinic; Dr Gurbir Singh Regional Medical Director (North & East), Fortis Healthcare Ltd; Dr Surinderpal Singh Bedi,Director – Clinical Services, Indus Hospital; Dr Ashish Sahani, Assistant Professor, Centre for Bio-Medical Engineering, IIT Ropar and Mr Harish Chavan, Chairman, CII Punjab State & Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra & Mahindra (Swaraj Divison).