Saturday, September 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Better dispensary for Mauli Jagran
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Dwellers of Mauli Jagran Colony and other nearby areas will now have access to better medical facilities, with the upgradation of the civil dispensary to be inaugurated by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R Jacob ( retd) on September 4.

Built at a cost of Rs 27 lakh by the UT Engineering Department, the dispensary has 10 rooms including the doctors’ room. It will offer OPD facilities for general check-up, gynaecology, ante-natal clinic and immunisation, besides a laboratory for malaria testing. There will be separate rooms for observation, administering injections and doing dressings, besides the registration and waiting hall. In fact, patients will be provided services of all national family programmes under one roof. The construction was completed in two years.

Prior to this, the said dispensary was functioning in two rooms of the government school, and examining patients was a problem. It was virtually impossible to cater to the requirements of the thickly populated area.

The complex also has provision of a spacious doctors’ residence. Hence, the doctor will now be available round the clock, in case of any emergency. The Engineering wing has also constructed as many as 10 houses to meet the long-pending demand of the paramedical staff and technicians. Of these, there are five Type II houses and five others Type III houses. These have been built at a cost of Rs 26 lakh.

Besides catering to the needs of Mauli Jagran, the dispensary will be a boon for the residents staying across at Rajiv and Indira Colony who do not have any such set up.

The Governor will also launch a tree plantation drive on the day of the inauguration.

Meanwhile, delay in the inauguration has led to the breaking of windowpanes. The possession of the newly constructed houses is also yet to be given. The surroundings of the dispensary, which are marked by pools of water and slush, also need to be cleared before the inauguration.Back


Seminar on eye donation on Sept 3
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The Bharat Vikas Parishad will hold a seminar on eye donation. A special function will be held at the seminar hall on DAV College, Sector 10, on September 3. Top specialists from the PGI are going to attend the seminar.

The idea is to tell the people that eyes of a dead person, if taken out within a few hours of death, can help blind person see.

A part of the programme, a motivation drive was launched in the city with the help of school children in Sector 17 this evening.Back


Medical camp in Tribune Colony
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The Tribune Colony Committee will organise a two-day alternative medicine camp at Tribune Model School in Sector 29 on September 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to the organisers, a team of doctors led by Dr Srikrishan Sharma, Acharya Harbinder, Dr Prem Chand Gaur and Dr Anoop Goyal will examine the patients and prescribe medicines. Back


Blood donation camp at PU
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — More than 90 students donated blood at a blood donation camp organised at Students Centre on the eve of the third anniversary of the Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) on the university campus. The Dean Students Welfare, Mr V. K. Bansal, inaugurated the camp.

SOPU and students of the science departments are demanding the promotion of BSc (Hons) students from first to second year. They are also demanding table marking or external checking of answer sheets to avoid discrepancies, early declaration of the results of re-evaluation and revival of the semester system.


Osteoporosis detection camp
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Two-day free Osteoporosis Detection camp organised by the department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, in association with Panacea Biotec, concluded here today. Prof Raj Bahadhur , Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, informed that this camp was organised with an aim to create awareness among general public about Osteoporosis.

During the camp 335 patients were screened for osteoporosis. Most of these patients were above 50 years of age. An analysis of the available data shows that osteoporosis is more prevalent in male than female patients. Contrary to the general perception, 74 per cent of male patients were found to be osteopenic or osteoporotic as compared to 53 per cent of female patients.Back


Indian Foot Society conference
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — “The most common disability that people suffer from is foot injury”. Speaking at a press conference held on the eve of the XIV Annual Conference of the Indian Foot Society, Prof O.N. Nagi, Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, said that in India, problems pertaining to feet were mostly ignored, as it happens to be the most neglected part of the body.

He said the main focus of the two-day conference would be on latest advances in the management of foot and ankle problems.” Live demonstrations and interaction, especially with foreign faculty, would help in gathering the latest in the ever-evolving field of modern orthopaedics.”

The Indian Foot Soceity, which started in 1985 with the who’s who of the Indian Orthopaedics Association, has since been regularly organising such conferences every year. However, it is for the first time that a venue in the North has been selected to host the meeting.

Dr Nagi said the conference holds special significance considering that the World Health Organisation has declared 2000-2010 as the bone and joint decade. “ The meeting would help focus the attention of the world on the activities of the society,”

Dr M.S. Dhillon, the Organising Secretary of the meeting added that anyone having a chronic foot problem could contact them on Sunday morning.Back


City eves still on top  
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — Chandigarh girls continued their winning spree on the second day of the 20th National Sub-Junior Ball Badminton Championship in the Sector 41 Shivalik Public School here today. Chandigarh beat Jammu and Kashmir, 29-01, 29-10.

Results: Girls — Kerela b Bihar, 29-0, 29-7; Andhra b Rajasthan, 29-17, 29-15; Tamil Nadu b Maharashtra, 29-23, 29-19; Chandigarh b Jammu and Kashmir, 29-01, 29-10; Hyderabad b Haryana, 29-0, 29-0; Andhra Pradesh b UP, 29-4, 29-6.

Boys — Hyderabad b Delhi, 29-9, 29-4; Kerala b Haryana, 29-5, 29-2; Karnataka b Manipur, 29-12, 29-10; Rajasthan b Punjab, 29-17, 29-4; Delhi b Gujarat, 29-18, 29-12; Orissa b Jammu and Kashmir, 29-11, 29-3.

Kho-kho meet

The CBSE Kho-kho Tournament for Cluster XI began here today where the Sector 21 IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School beat the Sector 21 MRA Senior Secondary School. The matches were played in Guru Harkishan Public School.

Results: Boys — Geeta Adarsh Vidyalya School, Solan, beat Air Force Regional School, 12 Wing, by one inning and four points; Golden Bells Public School, Sohana, beat Florence Convent School, Panchkula, by one point; Sri Sukhmani International Public School, Dera Bassi, got a walkover against Tribune Model School, Sector 29; GNKS School, Sector 30, beat Air Force School, 3 BRD, by 10 points; GHKS-38 beat St Soldier’s School, Sector 28, by one inning and four points.

Girls — St Soldier’s International School, Sector 28, b Golden Bells Public School, Sohana, by one point; Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, beat Sri Sukhmani Public School, Dera Bassi, by one inning and eight points; GAV Public School, Kangra, beat Air Force School, 3 BRD, by one turn and eight points; and Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, b MRASS School, Sector 27, by one inning and 14 points.

TT tourney

Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula, won under-14 boys’ and girls’ titles in the table tennis tournament organised by the Haryana Education Department at Panchkula recently. In the boys’ final, MM-11 beat DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, 3-0.

Results: Boys — Manav Mangal-11 b DCMSSS-7 3-0 (Pratik b Rinku, 21-13, 21-16; Aditya b Rajinder, 21-16 , 21-17; Akshay b Gaurav, 19-21, 21-14, 21-19).

Cash-prize cricket

For the inaugural Dev Raj Memorial Cash-Prize Cricket Tournament, 26 teams have confirmed their entries. The tournament will be organised from September 3 by the Panther Sports Association under the aegis of the Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association). According to Mr Surinder Singh, Secretary of the CCA, the prominent teams that are expected to take part in the meet include Godrej CC, DAV Coaching Academy, ICC, LIC, Evergeen XI, Videocon XI, PGI XI and Bedi CC.Back



Court inaugurated in school
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — At the National Ball Badminton Meet in the Sector 40 Guru Harkishan Public School, the first match on a new hard court was played between Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir. The court was inaugurated by Mr Paramjit Singh, Registrar of Panjab University.

Earlier, Ms Karamjit Kaur, Principal of school, welcomed the chief guest. Among those present on the occasion were office-bearers of the Ball Badminton Federation of India, including Mr J.S. Chauhan, its Secretary, Mr K.S. Neqovi, and its Joint Secretaries — Mr Wasi Ulla Khan, Mr G.R.K. Murthy, Mr S. Das, Mr B.M. Ram Krishna and Mr G. Sunbandan.

The chief guest praised the school’s efforts in promoting the game. Mr Baljinder Balli, Secretary of the Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association, said the school would organise the second UT Mini Ball Badminton Championship from September 29 to October 1. He said 15 teams would take part in the meet.Back


Mayor reviews status report
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Sept 1 — The Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, today reviewed the status report pertaining to the working of the nine nodal officers recently appointed by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC).

At a meeting, attended by Des Raj Tandon, Senior Deputy Mayor, Mohinder Singh, Deputy Mayor, Ashok Vashisht, Assistant Commissioner-1, and Puranjit Singh, Chief Engineer, status of the steps taken against defaulters, who encroached upon road berms, parks and open spaces was reviewed. Members were informed about the total number of notices and challans issued against the violators for the unauthorised storage of the building materials and dumping of the malba on forbidden locations.

Taking exception to the increasing number of encroachments on road berms, parks and open spaces, in the form of hedges, fences, gates and railings, the Mayor asked nodal officers to intensify the drive against encroachers. The action-taken reports against violators were also put up.

Apprising the meeting of the total number of notices issued to defaulters, notices complied to by violators and challans issued by the nodal officers, Mr Puranjit Singh urged the nine Xens, who had been made in charge of the nine sectors, to keep a vigil on the working of the sub-nodal officers under their supervision.

Unauthorised openings removed: The Roads and the Horticulture Wing today removed the illegal openings on the greenbelts of Sectors 20 and 41.

As a sequel to notices sent by the Horticulture Wing to 18 defaulters of Sector 20, eight persons removed the opening on their own and the remaining were removed at the cost of the violators. The removal charges would be added to the water bills of the defaulters. In Sector 41, of the 23 notices issued, two openings were closed.


Kaul inaugurates training centre
Tribune News Service

RAMGARH, Sept 1 — The first Industrial Training Centre of the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) was inaugurated by Mr Gautam Kaul, Director General of the force, here today.

With the construction of the complex, one of the long-pending demand of the ITBP personnel and their wards has been fulfilled. A large number of senior officers of the force, besides the CPWD and the SP of Panchkula, were present on the occasion. Mr Kaul said there were plans to expand it further, but for the time being, the number of seats were limited. Initially, courses in maintenance of computer, radio and TV and electronic items have been introduced. Hostel facilities are also available.

Mr Kaul said the staff of the institute was well-qualified and there was no complaint regarding the infrastructure.

He said the institute would ensure that its students got jobs in the best industrial units of the region. However, the students would not get any weightage for recruitment in the force, he said. 

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