Friday, October 13, 2000,
 Chandigarh, India

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‘Include health in Concurrent List’
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur, stressed the need for including health in the Concurrent List to stabilise population growth by 2045 and provide healthcare services in rural areas. He was addressing mediapersons in the PGI here today.

The Health Minister is in the city to attend the 24th annual conference of the institute. He said the states were being asked to formulate their own policies within the framework of the National Population Policy-2000. “The National Commission of Population headed by the Prime Minister is monitoring the implementation of the population policy,” he said.

He said the policy had been formulated to address the issues related to contraception, healthcare infrastructure and the provision of integrated service delivery for basic reproductive and child healthcare.

Dr Thakur said the Union Ministry of Health had decided to hold a meeting of the state health ministers to discuss ways to achieve the targets. “Finding ways to stop the sale of spurious drugs will be the main agenda of the meeting,” he said.

The Health Minister dodged questions on issues like the appointment of the new Dean of the PGI. The post has been vacant for more than two years now.

Dr Thakur also denied that the Centre was trying to shield Delhi’s Apollo Hospital. Doctors of the hospital had been accused of mishandling the treatment of former Union Power Minister, P. Kumaramangalam, that allegedly led to his death. He said a committee of experts had not held the hospital responsible for the former minister’s death. He said most private hospitals were doing a good service to the poor.

The minister said the government would organise comprehensive healthcare programmes called Swasthya Melas. He said such melas would help in providing medical facilities in areas like Kargil, Patna and state capitals of the socio-demographically backward states.

Earlier, the minister also attended a seminar on Controlled Population and Good Sanitation organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Bharat Joro Sangathan and the North Zone Sanitary Inspectors Association. Dr S.K. Sharma, Director of the PGI, said at the seminar that benefits of development programmes had not reached the common man due to population explosion.

The Director of Health Services, Dr Joginder Singh, urged the NGOs and the other voluntary agencies to help the government in controlling population growth and ensuring better sanitation.

The Senior Sanitation Officer of the PGI, Mr K.K. Sharma, said the work of a sanitary inspector had been reduced to checking the attendance registers of safai karamcharis. He said the knowledge of the techniques of proper handling and treatment of hospital waste could prevent the spread of AIDS and hepatitis.

Dr R.R. Gill, President of the sangathan, stressed the need for revamping social set-up to keep the environment clean. Most of the other speakers, including the local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, said no government programme could be successfully implemented without the cooperation of people.


200 examined for eye ailments
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — On the occasion of World Sight Day, the Lions Club together with Tender Heart School, Sector 33, organised an eye camp on the school premises here today.

As many as 200 students and staff members were checked up for probable vision deficiencies. The school had especially been geared up for the occasion with informative charts based on general awareness about the information about regular eye check-ups.


‘Upgrade’ civil dispensary
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — The Social and Welfare Society, Sector 38, has in a memorandum submitted to the Union Minister for Health, Dr C.P. Thakur, sought the upgradation of the civil dispensary in their sector.

The residents of the area have pointed out the difficulties faced by them whenever any emergency arises. They have to go to far-off places like the Sector 16 General-Hospital and the Sector 32 hospital, which are already overcrowded. Keeping in mind the increase in population, they have asked for appointment of doctors in the dental and eye sections. The President of the society, Mr B.M. Khanna, has stated that though they have been stressing on this issue for the past five years, no action has been taken so far. Hence, he should direct the Chandigarh Administration to do the needful in this regard.



Inter-school tournament underway in GHS-37
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Oct 12—Government High School, Sector 28, defeated Government High School, Mauli Jagran, 45-7, in a kabaddi match the UT Inter-School Tournament being played here today at Government High School, Sector 37. In other kabaddi matches, Government High School, Sector 40, defeated Government High School, Daria, 52-22; Government High School, Maloya, defeated Government High School, Sector 11, 52-06; and Government High School, Sector 37, beat Government High School, Sector 47.

Results: under-17 — GHS Kajheri b GHS, Sector 37 , 45-14; GHS Dadu Majra b GMHS-37, 57-25; GSSS-20 b GHS-40, 47-24; GSSS, Dhanas b GSSS-45, 48-26.

Results in other events were as follows:-

Hockey: under-19 — SPS-41 b GMSSS-35, 5-0; SGGSSS-35 b GMSSS-46, 2-0, under-14 — GMSSS-32 b DAVSSS-8, 4-0; SGGSSS-35 b GMMS-42, 2-0; under-17 — GMSSS-22 b GMHS-28, 2-0; DAVSSS-8 b GMSSS-35, 3-0;SPS-41 b DAVSSS-8, 3-0.

basketball: under-14 — St Stephen’s 45 b GMHS-26, 35-6; DAVPS-8 b GNPS-36, 18-02; SPS-41b MRASSS-27, 26-05; St Xavier’s 44 b GMSSS-19, 28-02. under-17 — St Stephen’s -45 b GNPS-36, 47-13;GMHS-26 b GHS, Mouli Jagran, 42-04; under-19 — GMSSS-35 b GMSSS-19, 14-04; DAVSSS-8 b GN Khalsa SSS-30, 62-27; NPS-18 b GMSSS-16, 23-08.

volleyball: under-19 — DAVSSS-8 b MRASSS-27 , 2-0.

under-17 — GHS-32 b GHS-22, 3-1; GMHS-26 b DAVSSS-8, 2-0; GHS-7 b GHS, Mouli Jagran, 2-0; SGHPS-38 b GMHS-36, 3-1;GHS-26 b GHS-29, 2-0; AKISPS-41 b GHMS-28, 2-0; GMSSS-16 b SGGSSS-35, 2-0; GSSS-27 b GHS-35, 2-0.

Earlier yesterday, Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, defeated Government Model High School, Sector 34, 4-0 in under-17 section on the opening day of the UT Inter-School Football championship being played at the football stadium, Sector 17. In other football matches, Government Model High School, Sector 26 defeated Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, 1-0; Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16 defeated Government Model High School, Sector 43, 4-0;

In the inter-school hockey matches for under-19 section, GMSSS-35 beat GSSS-20, 3-0; GMSSS-46 beat DAVSSS, 3-2.

In handball events, GNPS-36 defeated GHS-41, 7-3; SGGSS-35 beat GMSSS-23, 8-4; GMSSS-16 beat GMSSS-21, 3-2; GNPS-36 beat GMSSS-19, 7-6; and DAVSSS-8 defeated GSSS-38, 6-5.

In under-17 football matches, GNPS-36 beat GSSS-15, 5-0; GMSSS-23 beat GMSSS-43, 4-0; and GMSSS-21 defeated GHS-37, 3-0.

In basketball matches, for under-17, section GHS, Mouli Jagran, beat GMHS-28, 8-4; GMSSS-16 beat DAVPS-8, 25-12; NPS-18 beat SNSSS-22, 46-0; St Xavier’s -44 beat MRASSS-27, 38-21; GMSSS-10 beat GSSS-45, 18-11.

In under-19 section, GNKSSS-30 beat GSSS-45, 39-30; GMSSS-23 beat GHMS-38, 10-6; GMSSS-33 beat GSSS-19, 53-2; and GNPS-36 beat SPS-41, 36-34.

Judo championship
Bipin Gaba and Vivek Thakur emerged victorious in the below 25 kg and below 30 kg section respectively in the Sub Junior boys section of the UT State Sub-Junior and Junior State Judo championship played here at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41.The meet was being organised by the Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh.


Sub Junior boys: below 25 kg— Bipin Gaba 1, Ashish 2, Amit Rana and. Tarun 3.

below 30 kg—Vivek Thakur 1, Naman Sharma 2, Bhupinder and. Sameer 3.

below 35kg—Atul Prashar 1,Vinay Kumar 2, Rajbir and Vivek Sharma 3.

below 40 kg —Anshul Gupta 1, Vijay Chauhan 2, Rakesh 3 and Harjot 3.

below 45 kg —Mehargan Singh 1, Sandeep 2, Manpreet and Sukhwant 3.

below 50 kg —Vinod Panwar 1, Ghanshyam 2, Dinesh and Simernjit 3.

above 50 kg—Aman Meet Garg 1, Vivek Sharma 2, Piyush and Sunil 3.

Junior boys: below 40 kg—Sagar Diwan 1, Ravi Kumar 2, Surjit Singh and Sarabjeet 3.

below 45 kg—Rajan 1, Abhishek Dhillon 2, Rajeev Panwar and Bhagwan Singh 3.

below 50 kg —Lalit Kumar 1, Vishal Diwan 2, Tapan Bhanot and Manwinder 3.

below 55 kg —Sanjeev 1, Hemant Sharma 2, Deepak and Vipin 3.

below 60 kg—Rajiv 1, Sunil 2, Rajesh and. Rakesh 3.

below 66 kg—Yogesh 1, Fateh Partap 2, Maninder Brar and Deepak Kumar 3.

above 73 kg —Udey Raj 1, Pankaj Dhar 2, Harshit Chaudhary and Parminder Singh 3.


Sunil Kumar gets sponsorship
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 — Sunil Kumar the Davis Cupper from Chandigarh and a product of a Rural Area Development Programme, initiated by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, has got sponsorship from Tata Steel Sports Foundation for a period of three years. Disclosing this, Mr Rajan Kashyap, Chairman of the CLTA, told that the money will be used for Sunil’s participation in various international tournaments, and for specialised coaching in country, abroad and at Paes En sport. Sunil was also a member of the Indian tennis team which took part in the India-Lebanon tie held at Lucknow last year. At present he was in Delhi for the DCL National Tennis Championship in progress there.

Skating, football trials
The UT Education Department will organise skating and football trials for the selection of Chandigarh schools’ team for the National School Games to be held at Haryana (skating), West Bengal and J and K (Football).

The trials for boys in skating events will be held on October 30 at skating rink Sector 10, while for girls on October 31 at same venue. The trails for under-14 football team be held on October 30 at the Football stadium, Sector 17, while for under-17 on October 31 at the same venue.

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