Monday, October 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Jain seeks CGHS dispensary
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Oct 15 — Mr Satya Pal Jain, former Member Parliament from Chandigarh, has urged the Union Health Minister, Dr C.P. Thakur to open a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in the city at the earliest.

Mr Jain informed the minister that there are about 25,000 central government retired employees in the city who are not able to get the benefit of the CGHS facilities because of the non-availability of a CGHS dispensary. He further pointed out that on a petition by certain employees, a Bench of the CAT had given directions to the Union Government for opening a CHGHS dispensary. He said, during his tenure as a member of the 12th Lok Sabha, he had given Rs 5 lakh out of his MPLACD fund for the opening of this dispensary.

He also urged the minister that keeping in view the acute problems and difficulties faced by pensioners,it would be better if PGI, Chandigarh and GMCH-32 were recognised for CGHS facilities.


Deaddiction camp begins
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Oct 15 — A deaddiction camp is being organised by the Department of Psychiatry, GMCH-32, from October 14 to 21 in Hallo Majra. It was inaugurated by Prof VK Kak, Director Principal and Secretary, Medical Education and Research.

About 20 patients of alcohol dependence syndrome were admitted in the camp at Panchayat Bhavan. Apart from alcohol dependence, people taking other drugs like smack, opium and, injectable charas will be treated free of cost. If required, they will be later admitted GMCH-32. They will be given medicines to control their withdrawal symptoms. Psychological and social help to patients as well as their families will be provided.

Dr B S Chavan, professor and head of the department, pointed out that addiction had increased morbidity and mortality rates. Despite efforts made towards solving the problem, it posed an unsurmountable challenge. He disclosed that treatment at the doorstep also forced the families to become involved in the process. Often deaddiction process fails because of the rejection of the family members.Back


Sunil shines for SPS-41
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Oct 15 — Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, bagged the junior boys state trophy in the UT sub-junior and junior volleyball championship, which concluded at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today. They overpowered SD Public School, Sector 32, 25-11, 25-12, 25-12. Sunil Kumar of SPS-41 was the most outstanding player.

In junior girls section, SD Public School, Sector 32, cornered glory by defeating Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, 25-13, 25-13 and GGSSS-18, 25-21, 25-18.

Coaching Centre, Sector 7, outplayed Government Model High School, Sector 26, 25-23, 25-21, 25-23 to win sub-junior boys trophy, while sub-junior girls trophy went ot Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, when they defeated Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18. Mr DS Saroya, DPI (Schools), gave away the prizes.

GMHS-28 win
Government Model High School, Sector 28, won the UT women’s cricket title by overpowering Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, by one wicket.

GGSSS, Sector 8, batted first and were 85 all out in 25 overs. Rashi took four wickets. In reply, GMHS-28 achieved the target with one wicket in hand. Mamta took three wickets for 20 runs.

SCATT system
Abhinav Bindra reached the city today for the first time after taking admission in an institute affiliated to the University of Bradford, for pursuing course in business administration.

His father lamented that when the country was in search of sportspersons who could be medal hope for the next Olympics, thy should be graded accordingly and provided the desired facilities.

Abhinav’s father recently bought a computerised Russian system, which was installed in a laptop and attached to the gun. Abhinav exhibited the working of the SCATT, better known as target precision and body movement system. In this system, the movements of the gun and body could easily be judged while training.

TT tournament
Arshdeep Kaur of Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, and Neeraj Chaudhary of New Public School, Sector 18, girls and boys under 18 titles in the CBSE (Cluster XI) table tennis tournament, which concluded at New Public School, Sector 18.

The under-16 girls title went to Megha Kassal of AKSIP School, Sector 41, while boys title was won by Ramit Singla of Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22. Nadia Saini of DAV Public School, Sector 8, won under-14 girls title, while Aditya Puri of Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, clinched the boys title.

Chetna CC win
Helped by Dinesh Mongia, who scored 103 runs in just 73 deliveries, Chetna Cricket Club outplayed Kelvinator XI by four wickets in the final of the inaugural Dev Raj cash prize knockout cricket tournament organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Association at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. Ravinder Palli, Chairman of the Indian Youth Congress (sports cell) gave away the prizes.

Brief scores — Kelvinator XI: 183 for 8 in 30 overs (Prabhjot Singh 76, Bhupinder Singh Junior 42, Rakesh Jolly 36); Chetna CC: 187 for 6 in 25.4 overs (Dinesh Mongia 103, Dharamveer Singh 24, A.P. Singh 21, Surinder Singh 2 for 35).

Cricket tourney
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, St John’s High School, Sector 26, St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, and YPS, SAS Nagar, made it to the semi-finals of the Blessed Edmund Rice cricket tournament.

In the matches played today, GMSSS-32 defeated Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, by seven wickets, St John’s prevailed upon Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, by three wickets, St Xavier’s beat Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, by 24 runs and YPS outscored St Xavier’s, Panchkula, by 57 runs. The under-12 and under-14 semi-finals will be played tomorrow.Back

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