Chandigarh Tribune
Thursday, January 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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Implants can remove facial defects, too
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Jan 19 — Those who have congenital defects of eyes and ears and few others who lose them because of cancer or serious trauma need not despair, for, the dental implants have an application in the cranio facial reconstruction for removing the facial defects also.

This was emphasised by Dr Richard Welfare, consultant in Restorative Surgery, Eastman Dental Hospital, London, while addressing a session on maxiofacial prosthesis on the concluding day of the Continuing Medical Education Programme (CME) here today. It was attended by the senior residents of the departments of General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and the Faculty of the Oral Health Sciences Department.

Dr Welfare gave a presentation through slides showing how artificial ears and eyes can now be stabilised with the use of implants in facial bones. The system of facial prosthesis, which was dependent on things like glue, have not been as effective as the system of implants used in the advanced countries, he explained.

For instance a girl born without ears can go in for silicon ears with the help of two implants. The technique of inserting implants is the same as in case of oral implantology. The implants are inserted into the bone on the support of which the artificial ears built from the impressions are anchored. He further said that they can also be used for attaching hearing aids in selected cases.

Earlier, both the visiting professors talked about various cases where they can and cannot be used. The complications in inserting these implants in a few cases were also taken up. Besides, this the participants of the programme were also apprised about the modalities of the treatment. Later, in the evening they delivered a lecture on oral implantology for the benefit of the dentists of the city. The lecture, which was organised by the Indian Dental Association, Chandigarh State Branch, drew a good response.

A hands-on demonstration of oral implants had been given to the participants yesterday in which they were made to practice each and every step of the surgery for inserting the oral implant on the artificial mandible (lower jaw). A lecture session was also held to highlight the usefulness of these implants.

Dr H.S. Coonar, Emeritus Consultant, Oral Surgery, at the end of the training programme observed: “We found the faculty members very knowledgeable, keen to learn and we are hopeful that they would soon be able to put to use what they have been trained during the last three days.” However, to begin with they should start with the simpler cases involving two or three teeth and then move on to the more complicated ones.

Dr H.S. Chawla, head of the department, also expressed his gratitude to them for coming all the way to train a handful of faculty members in one go, which would have been difficult if doctors had to be sent in groups of 2 to 3 there to learn. “It sure has been a satisfying experience and we now look forward to starting this new technique of replacing artificial teeth on a regular basis,” he added.Back


Directive to nursing homes
Tribune News Service

PANCHKULA, Jan 19 — The advisory committee of the district Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique, set up by the Haryana Government, which met here today under the chairmanship of the Civil Surgeon, Dr HC Nagpal, has asked the government and private nursing homes which are conducting ultrasound tests for prenatal diagnosis to get themselves registered with the committee within one month.

The committee also decided that private nursing homes, which were not registered, would not be allowed to conduct ultrasound tests for sex determination, and if they did so they would face action under the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique Act, 1994, a press note issued by the official spokesperson added. The committee issued an appeal to the people to approach the registered institutions only for undergoing such tests.

This has been done to curb the tendency of charging exorbitant prices, prevalent among most government and private hospitals and nursing homes. For the prevention of this illegal activity, the government had set up an eight-member state-level committee under the chairmanship of Director-General Health Services and an eight-member district level committee under the Civil Surgeons concerned to register these hospitals and nursing homes.Back


Amandeep, Hameer win
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Jan 19 — Amandeep Kaur of IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, won the shot put event for girls and Hameer Singh of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, won the athletics event for boys at Sports Complex, Sector 7, in the first Inter-School Tournament today.

Different disciplines in the tournament are being organised by the UT Sports Department at various centres in the city. In boys' volleyball, being held at Sports Complex, Sector 46, Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, 25-1, 25-1, while Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, beat DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, 25-17, 17-25, 25-15.

Results of various events are — hockey (Sector 18 Hockey Stadium): Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, beat Government Girls Secondary School, Sector 20, 11-0 (Asha-4, Pinki-1, Poonam-2, Prakash-2, Pooja-2); Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, beat Government High School, Sector 47, 6-0 (Jyoti Bali-4); Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, b SGGS Khalsa School, Sector 35, 6-0 (Prakash -5, Poonam-1).

Volleyball — girls (Sector 46 Sports Complex): Government Model School, Sector 32, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, 25-1, 25-2; Government Model High School, Sector 26, beat Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, 25-16, 25-21; Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, 25-12, 25-10.

Volleyball — boys: Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, 25-1, 25-1; Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, beat DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, 25-17, 17-25, 25-15.

Athletics — boys (Sports Complex, Sector 7): 1500m: Vinod Kumar (GSSS, Karsan) 1, Latif Mohammad (GSSS, Karsan) 2; long jump: Yogesh (GMHS-34)1, Bimal (Shishu Niketan-22) 2; shot put: Hameer Singh (AKSIPS-41) 1, Harinder Singh (SDPS-32) 2; 200m: Jaswinder Singh (SDPS-32) 1, Sanjiv (GSSS, Karsan) 2.

Athletics — girls: shot put: Amandeep Kaur (ISDSSS-21)1, Pooja Mehta (AKSIPS-41) 2; 1500m: Suman (ISDSS-21) 1, Poonam (Sharda Sarvhitkari-40) 2; 200m: Shalini (Sharda Sarvhitkari-40)1, Avneet (Bhavan Vidyalaya-27) 2; long jump: Shalini (Sharda Sarvhitkari-40)1, Vanita (GHS-40)2.

Handball — boys (DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8): GMSSS-21 beat GMSSS-19 16-12, 8-5; DAVSSS-8 beat GSSS-38 (w) 15-0, 12-0; GHS-37 beat GSSS-38 (w) 16-1, 11-0; SGGSS-35 beat GSSS-19 16-5, 10-3.

Handball — girls (Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8): SGGSS-35 beat GNPS-36 9-5, 6-2; GGSSS-8 beat GMSSS 7-6, 3-2; GGSSS-8 beat GGSSS-20 8-2, 6-0.

Basketball — boys (Sports Complex, Sector 46): DAVMS-15 beat AKSIPS-41 36-2, 10-0; SPS-41 beat GMS-37 31-2, 22-2; GMHS-26 beat GNPS-36 24-4, 11-2; DAVMSS-15 beat GMSSS-37 24-7, 9-0.

Basketball — girls: GMSSS-16 beat GNPS-36 12-11, 4-2; GMS-26 beat AKSIPS-41 20-5, 10-2.

Dolma, Bissa to get awards
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Jan 19 — The National Adventure Club (India) Chandigarh, gives give two awards to those who do well in various adventure activities. These awards are the Bharat Gaurav and the Adamya Sahas Pususkar. The Bharat Gaurav Puruskar carries a cash prize of Rs 11,000, a citation, a silver plaque and expenses of first class return train travel. The Admaya Sahas Puruskar carries a cash prize of Rs 1,100, a citation, a silver plaque and expenses of first class return train travel. These awards are given to outstanding adventure sportsmen for earning national and international acclaim in mountaineering, trekking, rock climbing, aqua sport or any act of bravery.

This year, the Bharat Gaurav Puruskar will be given to Dicky Dolma and Magan Bissa. Bissa who is 43-year-old, is a distinguished mountaineer who was a part of the Mount Everest expeditions in 1984, 1985 and 1992. He has also got the Sena Medal and the IMF gold medal.

The Adamya Sahas Puruskar, this time, will be conferred on Hawaldar Kalam Singh and Baba Maninder Paul who are also respected mountaineers. Maninder Pau,l despite being handicapped, has been a mountaineer since 1981.

The Bharat Gaurav Puruskar was given to Santosh Yadav in 1995 and Deepu Sharma in 1999 for climbing Mount Everest. The awards will be given by the Governor of Punjab at the closing function of the National Adventure Festival on February 6 at Cricket Stadium in Sector 16, here.Back


PU win yoga championship
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Jan 19 — Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Yoga Championship (men) by securing 825 points. DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, were second with 821 points, DAV College, Abohar, got third position with 803 points and GGDSD College, Chandigarh, finished fourth with 729 points.

The PU team comprised Sanjeev Sharma, Puneet Juneja, Joginder Singh, Ajay Grover and Kamal Grover. DAV College, Chandigarh, was represented by Gurpeet Singh, Paramjeet Singh, Amit Gupta, Pawan Kumar, Sunil Kamboj and Sanjay Kumar.

In the individual section, Amit Gupta of DAV College, Chandigarh, won gold medal with 171 points. Joginder Singh of PU Campus scored 170 points and won silver medal. Naresh Gandhi of DAV College, Abohar, got bronze medal with 168 points.

St. John's team: Harjot Singh Sandhu was named captain of the under-19 cricket team of St. John's Cricket Coaching Academy. The selection was made on the basis of matches played during the past few weeks. According to a press note signed by Brother C. D' Abreu, Principal, the boys selected are Harjot Singh Sandhu (captain), Anurag Chopra, Aditya Goyal, Divye Chopra, Sikander Jaitley, Ajay Paul Singh (wicket-keeper), Saurav Talwar, Abhay Mohan Singh, Nishchai Trehan, Uday Karan, Satinder Pal Singh,Varun Setia, Harneet Singh Arora and Salil Soni.Back


Cop recruitment test result
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Jan 19 — The result of the written examination of 805 candidates who have qualified the recruitment test for constables in Chandigarh Police, has been displayed at various places in the city.

According to Mr Ajay Kashyap, SSP, HQ, the lists have been displayed at the reception of Police Headquarters, Sector 9, and Gate number 1 of Police Lines, Sector 26. These have also been displayed at notice boards and are with duty officers of all police stations.

The result can also be accessed at the website of the police at www.chandigarhpolice.

The candidates will be required to appear for their physical test on February 11 at the Sector 26 Police Lines at 7.30 am.

The call letters to the qualified candidates are being dispatched by registered post in the next few days. Those who do not receive these by February 7, can contact the Recruitment Branch at the headquarters till February 10 between 7 am and 5 pm.Back


Allottee restrained from construction
Tribune News Service

SAS NAGAR, Jan 19 — Following protests by the Mohali Citizens Welfare Council of Phase XI here over the allotment of a site to a private educational institution in the area, the Estate Office of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has asked the allottee not to undertake construction at the site as it is planning to offer an alternative site to the institutionBack


Large turnout at recruitment test
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Jan 19 — An impressive turnout was witnessed at the recruitment test for Home Guard volunteers at the Sector 26 police lines here today. The department had recently advertised for filling 200 posts on a completely voluntary basis.

The venue was thronged by candidates who started assembling at around 7 a.m., although the physical test began at about 8. 30 a.m. The turnout was estimated to be more than 2, 000. Many candidates were accompanied by their parents and friends.

The entire selection process was supervised by Mr Baldev Singh, SP. He said 510 candidates had qualified at the end, out of which 300 had been shortlisted till the evening. The process of elimination to select the deserving 200 persons would be completed by tomorrow afternoon.

He said the entire exercise went off peacefully and nobody had registered any complaint with him so far. However, no relaxation had been given by the competent authority, the Commandant General Home Guards-cum-Inspector General of Police, UT.

The candidates were required to be between 19 to 56 years, matriculates, with a height of 5’-7” and chest size of 33 inches. They had to run a mile in six and a half minutes, execute a long jump of 14 feet and clear a high jump of 4 feet.

For those in the age group of 36 to 50, there was only a physical test of a jog of 1 km in 15 minutes.

The eligible candidates will be required to appear before the interview board for final selections. In the event of their deployment, they will be paid an honorarium of Rs 70 per day plus washing allowance.Back


Revision of poll rolls ordered
From Our Correspondent

ZIRAKPUR, Jan 19 — An intensive revision of the electoral rolls of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat has been ordered after the final delimitation of the civic body’s wards.

The nagar panchayat has been divided into 13 wards and the electoral rolls of the newly delimited wards will be revised afresh by house-to-house enumeration, keeping January 1 as the qualifying date.

The printing of the draft electoral rolls will be done from January 20 to 27, and published by February 1. Claims and objections will be received on February 8 and will be disposed of on February 15. The final rolls will be published on February 18.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development)-cum- District Electoral Officer has directed the Subdivisional Magistrate-cum-Electoral Registration Officer, Dera Bassi, to constitute teams and press them in the preparation of revised electoral rolls of the nagar panchayat.

According to Mr Amrit Lal Bansal, Executive Officer, the residents of the nagar panchayat have been informed through “munadi” about the revision of the electoral rolls. The nagar panchayat has decided to allot house numbers wardwise and then prepare the electoral rolls, said Mr Bansal.Back

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