Sunday, October 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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National conference on ovarian cancer
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 6
Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation and Institute of Preventive Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Jammu, will jointly organise 11th national conference on ovarian cancer on October 13 and 14 at Gulmor.

Dr Satish Jain, organising chairman, in a press statement said today that the Department of Gynaecology of the hospital was devoted exclusively to gynae cancer care.

Ovarian cancer is rightly called ‘the silent killer’ as 60 to 70 per cent patients come to know about the disease when it already has extra pelvic spread. With the availability of newer chemotherapeutic agents, the initial response has improved but ultimate survival is still very poor”, Mr Jain added.

Treatment of ovarian cancer involved a multimodality approach. Dr Satish Jain said, “The conference has been organised so that direct interaction can take place among specialists from different fields including gynae, medical, surgical, pathology, oncology and Radiology”.

The two-day conference will offer information on latest and most significant developments on ovarian cancer research and its application in clinical practice. The faculty from the USA, UK, Singapore, Canada, Israel, Denmark, Japan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be participating in the scientific deliberations.

Dr (Ms) Veena Jain, organising secretary, said diagnosis of ovarian cancer posed a lot of psychological stress as well as financial burden on the family due to expensive chemotherapeutic drugs. There will be panel discussion on the cost-effective treatment in ovarian cancer, where specialists from different fields will be discussing the reduced cost of treatment. Over 500 doctors from various parts of the country including Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Shimla, Chandigarh, Patiala and Kolkata will be participating in the conference.

Important topics of discussion will include epidemiology of ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer in South Asia, genetics and ovarian cancer, early stage of ovarian cancer, impact of staging in ovarian cancer, ovarian malignancy in youngsters, ovarian cancer-impact of newer chemotherapy and current status of chemotherapy.



Health employees’ dharna on Oct 11
Our Correspondent

Amloh, October 6
The Punjab Health Department Employees Action Committee will stage a dharna in front of the office of the Director, Health Services, Punjab at Chandigarh on October 11 in protest against the non-implementation of its demands.

The action committee consists of 12 organisations including the Punjab Clerical Staff of the Health Department, Pharmacists Association, Nurses Association, Paramedical Health Employees, Coordination Committee of Paramedical Employees, ANM and LHV Union, Ophthalmic Officer’s Association, Radiographers, Medical Laboratory Technical Association, Multipurpose Health Employees, Drivers Union and Class IV Employees Union.

The demands of the action committee include time scale promotion at 4-9-14 years service for Class III and IV employees, maintenance of the general provident fund (GPF) at the district headquarters, rent-free accommodation for all employees, implementation of the recommendations of the pay commission.


Victory for PAU school
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 6
A fine batting display by Gurvinkal, Lalit Mohan and Neeraj helped Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, to register their maiden victory in the Parle-G PCA Inter-School Cricket Tournament. Government Model Senior secondary School beat SAN Jain Senior Secondary School by 33 runs. Yesterday, PAU had lost to Sargodha National Public School comprehensively by 101 runs.

Today, SAN Jain Senior Secondary School won the toss and asked Government Model Senior Secondary School to bat first. Government school’s batsmen were all out for 211 runs after 36.3 overs. Gurvinkal top scored with 57 runs while Lalit Mohan and Neeraj made 46 and 55 runs, respectively.

The next fixture scheduled for Sunday is between Sargodha National Public School and Sacred Heart Convent School, BRS Nagar. Earlier, Director of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Father Davis, inaugurated the match.

Brief scores — Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU: 211 all out in 36.3 overs (Gurvinkal Singh 57, Lalit Mohan 46, Neeraj 55 n.o., tarun Passi 4 for 26, Rattan 1 for 25, Sachin 1 for 36 and Sukhwinder 1 for 34); SAN Jain Senior Secondary School: 178 in 35.4 overs (Chinton Sehgal 22, Pawan 36, Sachin 53 and Virender 5 for 23).

City student selected for basketball camp

Karanvir Singh, a student of Class XI made his school, Tagore Public School, Aggar Nagar, proud as he was selected to attend the preparatory camp for the National Basketball Championship Zone-I. Karanvir Singh was the playing member of the district team which won first position in the Punjab State Inter-District Schools Basketball Championship, according to a press note issued by the Principal of the school, Ms Manju Prakash.

Karanvir also represented the district team (U-17) in the Punjab State Open Youth Basketball Meet held at Fatehgarh Sahib where Ludhiana got third spot. He was a member of the 19 team which participated in the Open State Basketball Championship at Sangrur and finished third.

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