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Sahitya Akademi, Government of In­dia, has nom­i­nated Jas­pal Kaur Kaang as a mem­ber of its Pun­jabi Ad­vi­sory Board for a pe­riod of five years.

Chair­per­son of de­part­ment of Guru Nanak Sikh Stud­ies Jas­pal Kaur Kaang is a nom­i­nated mem­ber of se­nate, and is a prom­i­nent scholar of Pun­jabi lit­er­a­ture with 10 books and more than 40 re­search pa­pers to her credit.

Kaang is a mem­ber of var­i­ous ad­min­is­tra­tive and aca­demic bod­ies.

She has been al­lot­ted a ma­jor re­search project on “Ap­pli­ca­tion of teach­ing of Guru Granth Sahib in solv­ing hu­man prob­lems of Mod­ern times” from UGC re­cently. She was also nom­i­nated in Sahitya Akademi’s Pun­jabi Ad­vi­sory Board in 2003-2007.

To cre­ate aware­ness about com­mon health is­sues among pa­tients, at­ten­dants and the gen­eral pub­lic, the Post- Grad­u­ate In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search (PGIMER) here would or­gan­ise a se­ries of pub­lic lec­tures.

The first in the se­ries would per­tain to itching dis­or­ders and would be de­liv­ered by Dr Tarun Narang from the de­part­ment of der­ma­tol­ogy, PGIMER, on Fri­day at 12.30pm on the 3rd floor in C block of the New OPD, PGIMER.

In the coming days is­sues like dental care, res­pi­ra­tory al­ler­gies and asthma, itching dis­or­ders, hep­ati­tis-jaun­dice, com­mon uri­nary prob­lems, di­ar­rhoea and dysen­ter­ies, brain at­tacksstrokes, voice and hear­ing prob­lems, and bone and joint re­lated prob­lems would be dis­cussed.

A PGIMER press re­lease said that of­ten der­ma­tol­o­gists were able to di­ag­nose the cause of itching with a care­ful phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion; how­ever, to de­ter­mine the spe­cific cause of itch, a panel of blood tests, skin scrap­ing or biopsy might be needed.

“If the itch is due to a skin disease or in­fec­tion, treat­ment of the causative con­di­tion it­self, in com­bi­na­tion with top­i­cal med­i­ca­tions and oral an­ti­his­tamines, usu­ally re­lieves the symp­toms. If the itch is sec­ondary to an in­ter­nal disease, pa­tients may re­quire treat­ment of the disease with oral med­i­ca­tion,” the re­lease said.

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