Friday, October 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S



3-day workshop to train medical officers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
The department of orthopaedics, GMCH, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the WHO and the Directorate General, Health Services, New Delhi, will organise a three-day workshop on “Orientation training of trainers in disability prevention and rehabilitation” in Himachal Pradesh at RP Medical College, Tanda in Kangra from October 12.

Prof Raj Bahadur was appointed as the nodal officer for conducting workshops in Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh in August 2000.

Prof Bahadur said specialists and general duty medical officers working in peripheral hospitals and dispensaries would be trained.

Thirty medical officers from all over the Himachal Pradesh will attend the workshop. Dr R.K. Srivastava, Additional Director General, Health Services, New Delhi, will inaugurate the workshop.


Workshop on disability prevention from today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
The Department of Orthopaedics of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, in tandem with the WHO and Directorate General Health Services, New Delhi, will organise the first ever workshop on “Orientation training of trainers in disability prevention and rehabilitation” at the Tanda .P. Medical College in Kangra district from October 12 to October 14.

Prof Raj Bahadur, Medical Superintendent of the GMCH, Sector 32, has been appointed nodal officer for conducting workshops in Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh by the Directorate General Health Services.

Prof Raj Bahadur said after the training of the “master trainers” comprising of senior faculty members from medical institutions of these states, now specialists and general duty medical officers working in peripheral hospitals and dispensaries in these states would be trained. This will eventually take the message of disability prevention and rehabilitation to the grass-root levels. Doctors serving in Chandigarh have already been trained.

The first workshop for the doctors serving in Punjab was organised at Patiala last month .


Seminar on reproductive health ends
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
Education was a strong tool for bringing about positive changes in social evils, said Dr Inderjeet Kaur Walia, principal of the College of Nursing, PGI, on the concluding day of the seminar on reproductive health here today.

The seminar was organised jointly by the Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Research, Panjab University, and Jammu University in the ICSSR Complex.

Dr Walia demonstrated that social evils like rape and sexual harassment were due to unhealthy state of women in the country.

Dr A.N. Sadhu, Dean Academic, Jammu University, said that there was the need to stimulate positive, attitudinal changes.

Dr Lakhbir Kaur Dhaliwal, a senior doctor in the PGI, spoke on the prevention and cure of infertility.

Dr Ajaib Singh, Director of the PU Centre for Adult Education, underlined the possible role that could be played by teachers in educating youth on related issues.


Massive rally by health employees
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
The Punjab Health Department Employees Action Committee today held a massive rally outside the Punjab Health and Family Welfare Directorate in Sector 34 in support of their demands. The demands include promotional time scale after four, nine and 14 years, framing of a policy on transfers, grant of rent-free accommodation, restoration of additional house rent, vaccination of the staff against dangerous diseases, grant of all benefits to children of deceased employees on the police pattern, stoppage of appointment on contract basis, framing of a policy on the purchase of medicines and release of salary to the staff in time.

The employees demanded that their provident fund should be shifted to each district headquarters so that employees were saved from the inconvenience they have to face for visiting Chandigarh. All recommendations of the pay commission be enforced without any delay, the employees demanded.

Among the unions which took part in the agitation were the Punjab Health Department Subordinate Offices Clerical Association, the Punjab State Pharmacists Association, the Punjab Nurses Association, the Coordination Committee of Paramedical Health Employees, the Punjab Paramedical Health Employees Union amd the Punjab Health Department Radiographers Association. 


Neha gets special award in tennis meet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 11
Siblings Neha Singh in Under-16 section, Simer in under-14 and Mehak in Under 10-section walked away with titles in their respective sections in the finals of the Lake Club Open Junior Tennis Tournament held here today on the lake club tennis courts. The three are students of the local Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26. Mr M. Ramsekhar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, UT, gave away the prizes. A special award was given to Neha Singh for her outstanding performance.


Boys: (U-10) Arjun Sehgal (YPS, Patiala) b Anshul Kadian (Hansraj Public-Pkl) 6-1, 6-3; (U-12: Vijayant Malik (DAVM-8) b Uday K Punia (Vivek HS-38) 6-2, 7-6 (5); (U-14): Karan Patnaik (St Xavier’s-44) b Kinshuk Sharma (St John’s-26) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; (U-16): Harneet Singh (St John’s-26) b Izreek Singh (DAVC-10) 6-1, 6-3.

Girls: (U-10): Mehak (Sacred Heart-26) b Mehak Thakur (HPS-Pkl) 6-4, 7-5; (U-12): Inayat Khosla (Vivek-38) b Hena Kumar (Carmel-9) 6-0,6-1; (U-14): Simer (SH-26) b Chandni Thakur (SH-26) 6-3,6-4; (U-16): Neha Singh (SH-26) b Amanpreet Kaur (GMHS-28) 6-3, 6-1.

Inter-school meet

Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, bagged the under-17 boys’ hockey title while, DAV Public School, Sector 8, clinched the under-14 boys basketball title in the UT inter-school sports meet played here today at various places. In the final, SPS-41 boys defeated SGGSS-35 by 5-0. In the inter-school football matches, in the under-17 section, GMSSS-22 will take on Sanjay Public School-44 in the final. In kabaddi matches, national style, GHS-40 will clash with GSSS, Dhanas, in the final, while in circle style kabaddi, GMSSS-33 is to vie with GMSSS-40 in the final.

Women’s basketball

Panjab University campus outclassed Government College for Women, Ludhiana, by 51-49 in the PU inter college inter-zonal basketball meet for women played here today on PU campus grounds. In the other league matches, GCG-42 eves went down fighting to GCW, Ludhiana, by 43-51.

Football association

The Chandigarh Football Association will hold the Chandigarh Junior Football Championship for under-19 boys for the SD trophy. The meet begins tomorrow on Panjab University campus grounds. According to Mr Rakesh Bakshi, secretary CFA, 12 teams will take part in the meet.


Randhir Singh has been elected President of the District Volleyball Association, Panchkula. Mr Dharam Vir Bhambhu was elected general secretary of the association. Other office-bearers are: senior vice-presidents — J.P. Panjetha, O.P. Sihag and Man Pal Singh; vice-presidents — Nihal Singh, K.S. Sihag and Sanjeev Chopra; treasurer — Madan Lal Sharma and joint secretary — Kashmira Singh Thakur

Markfed club

A new club, the MARKFED Sports and Recreation club, has been formed Rajinder Bansal has been elected president, while Rajinder Saini has been elected secretary. Vice-presidents are, S.S. Sodhi, R.K. Aggarwal and H.S. Suri; finance Secretay Jeet Singh, and members-Harmit Singh and Pawan Verma.


Ten structures demolished
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
The Land Acquisition Department demolished 10 structures in a 55-acre plot to restore land to the Municipal Corporation in Pocket 9, near Subhash Nagar, here today.

The Subdivisional Magistrate (east) and Land Acquisition Officer, Mr Gyanesh Bharati led the demolition squad consisting of two JCBs, four trucks and 25 policemen for the job.

The land is being acquired for development and rehabilitation purposes. Thirteen more structures will be demolished after their compensation award has been given.

The demolition was carried out without any resistance, official sources said here.

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