Sunday, October 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 

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HEALTH

Conference in ovarian cancer opens
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 13
Two to three per cent of all cancer patients in the city suffer from ovarian cancer, which is really dangerous and needs to be properly examined. These views were expressed by Dr Veena Jain, Organising Secretary of the National Conference On Ovarian Cancer, which started at a local hotel today.

While talking to Ludhiana Tribune Dr Jain said it was unfortunate that women in Punjab did not report about the disease at an early stage. ‘‘They feel shy and hesitant, which is wrong. If the disease is not detected at the right time, the patient can lose her life also’’, said Dr Jain.

The two-day conference will provide information on latest and most significant developments on ovarian cancer research and its application in clinical practice. Eminent faculty members from India and abroad are participating in the scientific deliberations.

The conference was inaugurated by the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr Baldev Raj Chawla. In his inaugural address, Dr Chawla said women above 35 years of age should get themselves examined regularly for the disease. He emphasized that the spread of the disease can be stopped through surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Dr Chawla said in the current financial year, over 154 hospitals with latest equipment would be constructed in the state. He said out of these 154 hospitals, 116 hospitals had already been constructed.

The minister said the conference was an important one as delegates from Canada, Italy, Denmark, Singapore and Sri Lanka will share their views on the topic with the Indian faculty. Dr Chawla announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh for the construction of a library and laboratory at Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Centre.

Dr K.S.Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor Punjab Agricultural University, said cancer was a dreaded disease and half a million people in the world were suffering from ovarian cancer. Awareness was needed to curb the disease, said Dr Aulakh.

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Manpreet, Rajdeep win cross-country races
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 13
Students of different colleges affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala, took part in the Cross-Country Championship held on the Shanti Tara College campus, Ahmedgarh, according to a press note issued by the Principal of the college, here today.

Mr Arvind Malhotra, general secretary, Shanti Tara College, flagged off the races. The distance was 12.5 km for boys and 5 km for girls.

In the boys’ section, Manpreet Singh of A.D. College, Mastuana, with a timing of 41.51 minutes, emerged winner. He was followed by Jasvir Singh of GTB College, Bhawanigarh, and Kulwinder Singh of G.R. College, Bathinda.

In the girls’ section, Rajdeep Kaur of Government College of Physical Education, Patiala, took 20.05 minutes to win the race.

The second and third places went to Baljinder Kaur of the Government College for girls, Patiala and Gagandeep Kaur of the Government College of Physical Education, Patiala, respectively.

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Last chance to get voter ID cards
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 13
Voters in the Ludhiana North Assembly constituency who have not got their voter ID cards can do so on October 15. Giving this information, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, said this would be the last opportunity for the voters to get themselves photographed.

Under the ongoing programme, the photographing session would continue on October 15 for the voters of polling stations Nos 71 and 72 at Ganga Ram Dharamshala, Gokal Road, those of polling stations Nos 73 to 77 at the PSEB office, Chhawni Mohalla, polling stations Nos 78 to 82 at Government Middle School, Chhawni Mohalla, and polling stations Nos 83 to 86 at Dhir Model School, Upkar Nagar.

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