Wednesday, August 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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CME on diet management
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — The Dietics Department and the Department of Medicine of Government Medical College and Hospital are organising a CME entitled “Diet management in medicine’’ on September 3 at the Sector 30 CSIO-auditorium. It will be inaugurated by the PGI Director, Dr S.K. Sharma.

The scientific session will include of lectures on contemporary issues viz: role of diet in delaying the ageing process; the good, bad and ugly of fats and oils; surgical nutrition: diet of soldiers at high altitudes/in war situations and role of diet in the prevention of stones by experienced medical and dietetic professionals.

A panel discussion on diet in medical disorders and nutrition quiz conducted by medical experts shall be the other highlights of the programme. About 200 medical and dietetic professionals are likely to participate in the CME. Back


The ground beneath your feet!
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — More than 60 per cent of the disabilities of the locomotive system pertain to foot injuries and infections. The XIV annual conference, being organised by the Indian Foot Society on September 2 and 3, at the PGI, will focus on the advances in the management of foot and ankle problems. It will be inaugurated by the Director-General Health Services, Dr S.P Aggarwal.

Giving details, Prof O.N. Nagi, Head of the Department of Orthopaedics pointed out that the unique feature of this conference was that the organisers at the PGI were hosting two workshops along with the conference. One of the workshops will be an operative demonstration of ankle arthroscopy, done by Dr Henry of the UK and Dr Antao of Mumbai, followed by didactic lectures on the topic. The second will be a hands-on workshop on models demonstrating the use of distraction external fixators in club foot. The technique involves minimal invasive surgery and helps achieve anatomical reduction, thereby allowing the patient to move his adjacent joints. According to Dr Nagi, this technique is a boon for trauma patients, who sustain foot injuries mostly in the productive age group of 25-40 years.

Nearly 200 national and international luminaries are likely to attend the conference, being held in the city for the first time, says Dr M.S. Dhillon, Organising Secretary of the conference. Dr A.P.J. Henry from the UK will speak on the arthroscopy of foot as well as correction of Hallux Valgus. Dr Song from Korea will talk about club foot treatment by using external fixators. Club foot, is a very common problem among children. The other ailments pertain to congenital defects, flat foot and high arched foot.There will be two doctors from Turkey who will be talking on fractures of the heel bone ( calcaneus) as well as flat foot, which develops due to some problems in adults. Dr S. Sarup will be speaking on flat foot in children. It is hoped that this will put to rest some doubts and false beliefs. The management of spastic children with foot deformities will also be discussed.

The Indian faculty includes Dr P.K. Dave, Director, AIIMS, who will talk about triple arthrodesis, Dr S.C. Pandey of Ranchi, who will talk on calcaneal osteotomies, Dr N.S. Laud and Dr S. Warrier from Mumbai, who will speak on injuries in the foot.

A few symposia will deal with specific topics injuries around the ankle, foot arthrodesis, chronic infections and diabetic foot. The focus will be TB to fungal infections since these infections may require an amputation, if not treated in time. Meanwhile, the Indian Journal of Foot Surgery, which is the premiere journal of its type published in Asia, will be released at this conference, with Dr Dhillon as its editor. An exhibition displaying the latest equipment for treating these injuries will also be put up. Back


Few celebrate National Sports Day
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — On National Sports Day today, the Chandigarh Sports Council organised a run for fun and an exhibition match between veteran men and women hockey players in the Sector 42 stadium. The day is dedicated to Dhyan Chand whose 96th birth anniversary falls today.

In the evening, 200 trainees of various coaching centres in the city, coaches of the UT and the Sports Authority of India, chief guest Tarlochan Singh Bawa, a former Olympian, Desh Prem Azad, former national badminton champion Wg Cdr Satish Bhatia, Ajinder Kaur, an Arjuna Award winner hockey player, and Director in Charge of the Northern Centre of the SAI, Dr P.C. Kashyap, were present at a ceremony.

Those who participated in the hockey match included S.S. Sodhi, a former Olympian, Dr J.P.S. Sidhu, Joint Director Sports of the UT and a former hockey player, N.S. Sodhi, Gurdishpal Singh and Rajinder Gandhi, an international umpire.

However the spirit of the day was missing and participants were not enthusiastic enough. T-shirts were given to the hockey players, but those who participated in the run for fun were ignored. In the other coaching centres, players carried on as usual.

Dr Kashyap said there was also a plan to organise a hockey match in the Sector 18 Sports Training Centre of the SAI. However, as the ground was not ready, the idea had to be dropped. He said various state sport directorates had been asked to organise events on this day.

Panjab University also ignored the day and none of its affiliated colleges organised an event on the occasion. The Sports Wing of the UT Education Department also did not ask schools to observe the day.

In the NIS at Patiala, matches between various in-house teams were organised and a half-day holiday was declared.

Football league

DAV College, Sector 10, collected 10 points, the highest in the UT Senior Football League for the Nivia Trophy in the Sector 17 Football Stadium. In a match played today, the DAV team beat Air Force 3 BRD, 4-0. D.D. Mohal scored a hat trick. He scored goals in the 32nd, 34th and 65th minutes of the match. The other goal for the team was scored by Sewa Singh in the 30th minute. The halftime score was 2-0.Back


SD Club cagers top pool
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — The SD Club, Sector 32, beat Khalsa College, Jalandhar, to top Pool A of the Pandit Mohan Lal Memorial Basketball Tournament here today in SD Public School, Sector 32. The SD Club won 46-42. Narpinder scored six points that helped the club win. Harminder scored 17 points, while Harkanwar scored 19.

In Pool B, Haryana police beat DAV College, Chandigarh, 64-48. 
Scores: (winners) — Rakesh 14, Manoj 15, Rajesh 13, Jaswant 12, Rajesh 10. Losers — Harjot 10, Amrish 14, Parveen 12 and Narinder 8.

In the pool A matches, the Sports Club, Kurali, defeated the Coaching Centre of Karnal, 51-42. Rajinder Singh and Sanjay scored 20 and 26 points, respectively, for the winners. In a Pool B match, DAV College, Jalandhar, beat DAV College, Hoshiarpur, 47-12.

Scores: (winners) — Amardeep 13, Harwinder 7, Sameer 8, Sanjeev 7. Losers — Rakesh 7. The final will be played tomorrow. The meet was inaugurated by Mr Parag Jain, SSP of the UT, yesterday.

Badminton meet

Puneet Bansal won the under-17 badminton meet organised in the Panjab University Coaching Centre today. The decision to organise the matches was taken at a short notice to celebrate the National Sports Day. The prominent among these present were Dr Ajmer Singh, an Arjuna Awardee, Mr T.P.S. Puri, a former chief national badminton coach, and Mr D.K. Mukerjee, founder and patron of the Chandigarh Badminton Association.

Results: Women — Sarda Devi 1, Mala Gaba 2; boys under-17 — Puneet Bansal 1, Akash Sethi 2; men — Vivek Sharma 1, Amit Sachdeva 2.

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