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World Physiotherapy Day
SHILLONG: The Indian Association of Physiotherapy, Meghalaya Branch will celebrate the World Physiotherapy Day on September 7 and 8. On the first day it will organise a free physiotherapy camp and Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Test at Civil Hospital Shillong from 10am up to 2 pm. On September 8, a walkathon at 6 am from St Edmund’s College round to Fire Brigade, Dhankheti back to St Edmund’s College. There will be a workshop at St Edmund’s auditorium on Lifestyle and diseases & how exercises prevent from difference types of diseases at 11am.

Meet on systematic review system
Shillong: The meeting on Systematic Review System chaired by PHE Minister, Samlin Malngiang, was held on Thursday at Circuit House, Khliehriat.Speaking at the meeting, the Minister called upon all the officers to work hard and to dedicate their services for the benefit of the people of the district and stressed that the strategies and synergies should be put in place for rapid development of the district. Earlier in the meeting, different departments gave power-point presentation about the activities and schemes of their respective offices. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, East Jaintia Hills District, F. M. Dopth among others.

MLCU observes nutrition week
Shillong: Joining in the national effort to make India healthier, Martin Luther Christian University on Thursday concluded its week long observation of the National Nutrition Week with an awareness programme held at the university campus. It was organised by the Nutrition and Dietetic Cell of the Department of Allied Health Sciences, MLCU on the theme “Nutrition Awareness: A Key to Healthy nation”, with the objective to create mass awareness about healthy eating especially among the adolescents and teenagers. L S Wallang, Demonstration Officer, Food & Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, was the resource person and she spoke at length about educating ourselves about the various development ion the food industry with regards to processed foods, genetically modified organisms (GMO), pesticides used, etc. She further added that we should all make informed food choices and that one should be aware of food facts.The programme was also attended by L Phanwar, Dietitian, NRC Unit, Ganesh Das hospital, Shillong; P Syiemlieh, Guest Lecturer, Bansara Eye Care & NEIGRHIMS, among students from schools and colleges.

Publication of draft electoral roll
Shillong: The Deputy Commissioner (Election), North Garo Hills has informed that the draft publication of Photo Electoral Rolls of Kharkutta, Mendipathar, Resubelpara and Bajengdoba have been published in accordance with the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960 and copies thereof are available for inspection at the office of Electoral Registration Officers concerned and at the Deputy Commissioner’s office. All are requested to check from the draft Photo Electoral Rolls of the relevant Assembly Constituencies for any claims and objection with reference to January 1, 2019 as the qualifying date, interested individuals may lodge their queries with the respective polling stations during the period of September 1 to October 31. Meanwhile, the Electoral Registration Officers of Sutnga Saipung and Khliehriat Assembly Constituencies has informed that the electoral roll has been prepared and a copy thereof is available for inspection at the office of  the Electoral Registration Officer of Sutnga Saipung and Khliehriat and at all the concerned polling station during office hours.

Baby boy delivered in ambulance
Shillong: Phuhrong Khongkrom (42) from Pynursla was travelling in their own car to a hospital in Shillong, when their car broke down at 3rd Mile. The patient’s family called 108 for the pregnancy related case. On reaching Umshyrpi, the patient complaint of labour pain and went into labour. EMT Nylla of 108 Sohiong based ambulance conducted the delivery and a healthy baby boy was born inside the ambulance.Both mother and child are doing well and were shifted to Nazareth Hospital .

Unclaimed body
Shillong: The office of the Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills informed that on August 8 a male dead body was found lying infront of the gate of CPWD Complex, Cleve Colony, Shillong Accordingly, inquest and other legal formalities have been observed and the same was sent to SDM&HO Civil Hospital, Shillong for holding post mortem examination. After the examination the dead body was kept in the Civil Hospital Morgue room for identification and claiming.The deceased is 35-40 years old, with a height of 5’2 and he was wearing black pants, black shoes without socks, red t-shirt with brown stripes and a black jacket. All concerned who can identify the deceased are requested to contact the O/C Laitumkhrah P.S 0364- 2223069 I 9436117661, Police Control Room, Shillong0364-2222277 .

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