Sunday, February 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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Workshop on AIDS ends
From Our Correspondent

PANCHKULA, Feb 26 — The three-day state-level workshop for doctors, on HIV/AIDS, as part of the second phase of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), concluded at the State Institute of Family Health and Welfare, Sector 6, here today.

A total of 30 doctors, 10 from the Rohtak Medical College and another 20 from Panchkula and Ambala districts, attended the workshop. Specialists from the PGI, NACO, ICMR and NIFHW, New Delhi, expressed their views on the subject. Dr P.L. Jindal, Project Director of the Haryana AIDS Control Society, said the doctors were informed about the ‘rational use of blood’.

“Blood, which has several components, including plasma, RBCs, placentae and WBC, under the present system of transfusion, adds certain components to the human body during the process which are not required. With the new Refrigerated Centrifugal Machine, shortly to be introduced here, doctors would be able to segregate blood components and disburse these as per needs, restricting excess components and helping to overcome the shortage to blood,” he explained.

Doctors were informed about the Voluntary Testing Centres to be set up for the first time in all districts under the second phase of the NACP. Strategies to tackle the cumulative and inter-linked effects of HIV and tuberculosis, were highlighted. Survey reports revealed at the workshop, stated that 60 per cent of tuberculosis cases resulted in HIV.

Information about the new Directly Observed Treatment package for tuberculosis was also imparted. The workshop laid stress on the control of spread of HIV due to various infections accruing in hospitals. Hospital waste management techniques were introduced in the curriculum of the programme to curtail the menace.


MCM sport meet concludes
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Feb 26 — The two-day annual sport meet of the local MCM DAV College for Women concluded today. Aishwarya of BA III was declared the best athlete of the college. Earlier yesterday, the meet was inaugurated by Dr Ajmer Singh, Director Sports of Panjab University. He said now, women were doing all jobs better than men.

Ms Sneh Mahajan, Principal of the college, read out the annual report of sport activities. Mr Satya Paul Jain, a former MP, gave away the prizes to girls for achievements in sport. He also praised the sportswomen of the college who won the PU General Efficiency Shield for the fourth year in succession.

Results: 50 m — Aaishwarya 1, Sameena 2, Indu 3; 100 m — Aishwarya 1, Shruti 2, Poonam 3; 200 m — Aishwarya 1, Jaswinder 2, Kavita 3; 100 m hurdles — Jaswinder 1, Sameena 2, Ritu 3; slow cycling — Samriti Goel 1, Sarita 2, Jaskiran 3; three-legged race — Sameena and Shruti 1, Charu and Priyanka 2; Naini 3.

Relay race — Shruti, Sameena, Suruchi and Navjit 1; Jaswinder, Sarita, Aman and Kavita 2; Aishwarya, Suman, Shabnam and Kulwinder 3.

High jump — Aishwarya 1, Suruchi 2, Sameena 3; long jump — Suruchi 1, Jaswinder 2, Aishwarya 3; discus throw — Nivedita 1, Gurpreet 2, Harmeet 3; shot put — Nivedita 1, Nitin 2, Manjil 3; javelin throw — Neena 1, Nitin 2, Ritu Sharma 3; 400 m — Jaswinder 1, Amandeep 2, Kavita 3.

In the march past contest, second-year students won the first prize.

Cricket tourney

The Jagdamba Cricket Club of Mani Majra will organise the second Shanti Chauhan Memorial Cricket Tournament from March 4 at the PGI cricket grounds. Entries close with Mr Gurvinder Singh, Organising Secretary of the tournament, on March 2 at Video Vision, Cabin 3, first Floor, SCO 1004-05, opposite Inter-State Bus Stand, Sector 22.

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