Monday, September 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Rare surgery at local hospital
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 16
Performing a rare surgery on a 48-year-old resident of Sector 18, Chandigarh, yesterday at Kaiser Hospital, Dr M.S. Ganesh, Senior Consultant in Surgical Oncology from Delhi, said the procedure of specialised management of very small breast lesions called ‘Mammographic needle localisation and surgical removal’, had been introduced at the hospital.

Claiming that breast cancer could be cured by early detection and prompt treatment, Dr Ganesh said more and more such cases were coming to light on account of increased awareness among public.

Giving details, he said in this procedure the patient first underwent a mammography wherein the nodule was detected which otherwise could not be felt by hand. A fine wire was passed into the nodule bearing area with the help of a mammography equipment.

He said the patient was immediately shifted to the operation theatre where the cancer surgeon, by tracking the path of the guide wire, reached the nodule area and removed it while the patient was still under anaesthesia.

The removed tissue was then sent to a radiologist who repeated mammography on the specimen and confirmed that the nodule had been removed. Only then the surgeon completed his surgery. The tissue was then sent for pathological study for final diagnosis, he explained.

Stating further, Dr Ganesh said it was not uncommon to find very small nodules detected on mammography even before they were felt by the patient themselves or by a doctor. “Nodules so detected in mammography are treated by mammographic needle localisation and surgical removal which is a sophisticated procedure requiring excellent coordination between the surgeon, radiologist and pathologist”, he said.

The Medical Director of Kaiser Hospital, Dr Gurdas S. Gurnani, said medical and surgical oncologists would be examining patients on Sundays. He added that cancer detection and treatment services were already on at the hospital.


Gurnoor shines in single sculls
Our sports Reporter

Chandigarh, September 16
Gurnoor Kang in the girls section and Praveen Kumar in the men’s section emerged winners in the single scull event in the one-day Chandigarh Rowing Championship held here today at Sukhna Lake. The meet was organised by the Chandigarh Rowing Association. Ms Neeru Nanda, Advisor to the UT Administrator, gave away the prizes, Mr T.C. Gupta, president of the CRA, was also present on the occasion.

HOCKEY MEET: The Chandigarh Police went down fighting the ITBP team at 1-2 on the opening day of the Chandigarh state Hockey championship today on Panjab University campus grounds. The three-day meet is being organsied by the Chandigarh Hockey Association.

In another match of the day, the Rock Rovers club beat Shivalik Public School (‘B’ team) by four goals to nil with Gurpreet scoring two goals and Rajinder and Gaurav scoring one goal each.

In the third match of the day, 3 BRD Air Force defeated Sanjay Public School, by six goals to nil. The scorers were, Satvir, Prakash, Baldev, Balbir, Kujur and Nambiraj. In the last match of the day, the CISF outplayed Shivalik Public School (‘A’ team) by one goal to nil. Parambir scored the solitary goal.

PCA TOURNAMENT: Chandigarh outplayed Ludhiana by 174 runs in their match for the PCA Katoch Shield Tournament held today at SAS Nagar. Earlier yesterday, Chandigarh scored 383 runs for nine wickets in 90 overs, while, in reply today, Ludhiana could muster only 209 runs in 67 overs. Ankur Kakkar scored 123 runs for the Ludhiana team. Amit Uniyal claimed three wickets, while, Dinesh Mongia and Vipur fetched wickets two each.

DOMINATOR DOMINATES: Kelvinator XI and Seventeen XI surged ahead by scoring victories over Dominator XI and Sagar Sports XI, respectively, by three wickets and five wickets respectively, in the Chandigarh league-cum-knockout cricket tournament for the D.P. Azad trophy played here today at GMSSS-19.

EXHIBITION MATCH: The Panchkula District Cricket Association officials XI outplayed the Sports Journalists Club by 26 runs in an exhibition cricket match played at JR Institute of Cricket Technology, Barwala, near here. Sanjay Verma was declared the man of the match, while, Vikrant Gupta was adjudged the best fielder. Ateet Sharma was declared the best bowler and Kamleshwar got the best bastman title.

DILAWARI MEET: The second Dilawari Cricket Tournament began here today on the Gursagar cricket grounds. In the first match of the day, the Oriental Bank of Commerce outplayed the Central Bank of India team by 25 runs, while, in the second match, Indo-Dutch team scored 49-run victory over the Punjab Secretariat team. Earlier, Col H.I.S. Virk, Chief Executive Officer, AUSTECH, India, inaugurated the meet.

SOCCER PROJECT: A unique soccer development project under the aegis of Soccer tech India was launched at the Sector 42 stadium, here today. Aimed at popularising football at the grassroots, the project got encouraging response as many children, accompanied by their parents, turned up at the stadium and received expert tips from former international Harjinder Singh who is also looking after the Chandigarh Football Academy. He was assisted by Dr P.Shaji Prabhakar. The coaching is being provided free of cost. For the time being, the programme has been limited to Sundays and for the concluding day a five-a-side match has been planned.


CTU leads state transport units, earns Rs 8.2 cr
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has made a profit of Rs 8.2 crore before tax for the year 2000-2001.

According to a press note, the CTU made a profit before tax of Rs 1.96 lakh per bus, which is the second highest amongst all state road transport undertakings in the country. In 1999-2000, the CTU had made a profit of Rs 6.16 crore tax.

It claimed that during the first four months of the current year, the CTU had already earned a profit before tax of Rs 2.7 crore. The CTU has generated the highest revenues per bus-Rs 13.15 lakh-amongst the state transport undertakings.

These figures are based on the statistics released by the Transport Research Wing, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

A saving of Rs 1.3 crore was effected on account of savings on spare parts. The accident rate has come down from Rs 0.49 per lakh km to Rs 0.37 lakh per km, said the press note.

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