Sunday, November 25, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 

N C R   S T O R I E S

 

 
HEALTH
 

BODY AND MIND
Terrorism: The mental fall-out
Tripti Nath

A national seminar organised by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation here recently called on the government and civil society to pay greater attention to the mental health problems caused by terrorism.

It drew attention to the trauma and suffering of families and community, especially women and children, affected by terrorism. The seminar suggested adoption of various measures including more effective partnership between the government and the non-government organisations, assistance to children of terrorist, more training facilities for non-medical health professionals and setting up of opening of district mental health centres in terrorism- affected areas.

Cancer patients, breathe easy

The Varanasi-based D S Research Centre which promises cancer patients light at the end of the tunnel, plans to set up information centres in Sector 29, Faridabad and Bangalore.

These centres would make arrangements to supply medicines which are otherwise sent by courier/mail to patients diagnosed as suffering from cancer.

The centre claims to have cured 2,500 patients till date through a therapy of nutrient energy (Poshak Urja Vigyan) based on the ancient Indian system of medicine (Ayurveda).

In reversing the condition of patients declared terminal ill, the centre has succeeded in proving wrong several oncologists.

The miracle medicine ‘Sarvapisti’ made of 1,621 edibles, was evolved after years of dedicated research by the Founder Director of the Centre, Professor S.S Trivedi and his brother, the late Dr U.S.Tiwari. According to close associates of Professor S.S.Trivedi, the first patient who was cured by this medicine was an 80-year-old woman, Ramdei Mundra from Bihar who had been diagnosed as suffering from cancer of the vocal chord. She had been refused conventional cancer treatment at Patna as the doctors opined that she would not be able to enure radiation/chemotherapy.

Inspired by this successful litmus test, Professor Trivedi gave up his teaching profession and decided to heal patients through this therapy. The centre does not re-examine patients diagnosed as suffering from cancer. It relies on the case files spelling out the diagnosis. The treatment costs Rs 2,000 per month. The patients are asked to keep the centre posted about their condition regularly. A patient is said to be free of cancer if the malignancy does not recur for five years.

Apart from treating cases of leukaemia, brain tumour, cancer of bone, liver, gall bladder, prostate, osteogenic sarcoma, neuro fibroma, nephritic syndrome, the centre is presently treating Dr Surhid Parikh, clinical director, Radiation Oncology, New York Hospital Medical Centre.

Dr Parikh has been under the centre’s medication for the last four months for cancer of the pancreas and liver.

Professor Trivedi’s book ‘Cancer Haarne Laga Hai’ published in 1998, documents successful case histories. The English translation of the book ‘Cancer is curable now’ was published last year by Kolkata-based Sanchetan Prakashan.

Care of the  newborn

Dr Neelam Kler, Head of the Neo-Natology unit of Ganga Ram Hospital and Secretary, National Forum of New Borns has been invited to present a paper at the annual meeting of the Perinatal Society of Nepal. Dr Kler is among the three Indian doctors invited to the meeting. She plans to speak on perinatal infections.

According to her, “The major burden of death with regard to newborns is caused by infections.”

Dr Kler also supervised a weeklong training programme at Ganga Ram Hospital on the care of the newborn. India has a very high newborn mortality rate.

There are a number of preventable causes and these can be tackled by social and economic development of the country, training of the medical personnel and the family members of the care for the newborn.

Asked if the death of newborns at King George Medical College was taken up as a case study, Dr Kler said, “The KGMC tragedy is only the tip of the iceberg. So many babies die in the community and such deaths go unreported.” He also justified the causes of infant death.

Endosurgery hospital

Pachim Vihar in North-West Delhi now has a new endosurgery hospital specialising in Minimal Invasive Surgery (Endosurgery). The Bhatia Global Hospital and Endosurgery Institute was recently inaugurated by the Health Minister of Delhi, Dr A.K. Walia. The 50-bed hospital will provide treatment of gall bladder stones, hernia, kidney stones, ovarian cyst besides offering super speciality services as Arthroscopy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopoy, Hysteroscopy, Cystology and Gastroscopy. It also offers basic medical facilities for ENT and eye, cardiology and plastic surgery among others. The project of the hospital was conceptualised by R.S. Bhatia, a retired executive engineer of Northern Railway who is the chairman of the hospital.

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Columba's to meet Don Bosco in cricket final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 24
St. Columba's School will meet Don Bosco School, Alakhnanda in the final of the Br. Foley Cricket Tournament at the St. Columba's School ground here on Sunday. In the semi-final here on Saturday, St.Columba's beat St. Xaviers by four wickets.

Scores: St.Xavier's: 109 (Dinesh 17, Rahul 12, Tushar 3/24, Franklyn 2/25). St. Columba's: 113/6 (Williams 21, Ankit Kayastha 17, Joel 13, Hamad Ahmed 14). Six teams -- Mt. St. Mary's School, Don Bosco School, St. Xavier's School, Frank Anthony Public School, St. Michael's School and St. Columba's School - participated in the tournament in which the teams were divided into two groups and after playing league matches, the teams played knock-out semi-finals.

The tournament was instituted in the honour of Rev. Br. J N Foley of Ireland, who was the former principal of Columba's, and was a keen cricket enthusiast who played a great role in promoting schools cricket in Delhi.

In the league matches, Columba's beat Don Bosco, St. Michael and St. Xavier's. Don Bosco beat Mt. St Mary's and St. Michael.

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Neha, Himanshu adjudged best
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 24
Neha Phalpher and Himanshu Rai were adjudged the best sports girl and best sports boy respectively at the 46th Annual Sports Day of Air Force Bal Bharati School (AFBBS), Lodi Road, here today. Mr Gyanendra Srivastava, director of education, Govt. of National Capital Region, presided over the function while Smt. Divya Srivastava gave away the prizes to the students who had excelled in games and sports at the State/National and International levels.

The mini stadium of the AFBBS was turned into a glittering fairyland with keen athletic contests, aerobics, taekwondo and mass physical exercises display in which over 2200 students participated. The function concluded with a vote of thanks by principal of AFBBS M Titus, and a thrilling Bhandra dance by the school students. Taxila

Sadan was adjudged the best among five Sadans in the school.

Administrative officer V K Duggal announced that in order to encourage and motivate young talent, the chief guest presented cash awards instituted by the Air

Officer-in-Charge, Administration, to the sports achievers of the school.

Cash awards of Rs 2000 each were given to Anmol Sethi (taekwondo) and Rishu Mehra (taekwondo) while Mahesh Saini (taekwondo) was awarded Rs 1000.

Others who received cash awards were Aman Joseph, Parit Bhargav, Harsimran Kaur, Lakshay, Anant Grover, Varun Sharma, Abhishek Narayan, Akanksha Narayan, Sonali Talwar, Derik Nipun Hinna, Saurabh Mittal, Varun Nagrath, Rohan Sahdev and Dawood Siddique.

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Gaiety marks St. Thomas annual sports day
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 24
St. Thomas’ School, Mandir Marg celebrated the annual sports day with pomp and gaiety at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

Spectacular drills, dance performances and athletic displays enlivened the meet, and the school motto “Light to Lighten” was projected by the junior students in bright and colourful costumes.

Sports captains of the school Vidhi Jolly and Gursheen Chadha took the oath on behalf of the school students.

Chief guest Dr Trinath Mishra, IPS, Director-General of Central Reserve Police Force, gave away the prizes.

Principal of the school Mrs C Manoharan and Rt. Rev. Karam Masih, Bishop of Delhi and chairman of the school, were among the distinguished guests.

More than 2500 students from nursery to Class XI took part in the sports day function in which co-ordination, co-operation and capability were displayed by the participants in the relay races.

This was preceded by keen competitions in basketball, badminton and kho-kho.

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Akash Chopra,Suhail Rauf to Delhi's rescue
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 24
Opener Akash Chopra with a well-struck 71 and middle order batsman Suhail Rauf with 56 rescued Delhi from total humiliation as they stood amidst the ruins to help the hosts make 204 for 9 in 89.4 overs against Jammu and Kashmir in the North Zone Ranji match at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here on Saturday.

Though the Delhi batsmen caved into the pace and guile of Vijay Sharma (5 for 64) and Ashwani Gupta (3 for 49), Akash Chopra and Suhail Rauf put on a century partnership, to prevent a total collapse. Harender Chaudhary also pitched in with a useful 23 to give some respectability to the Delhi score. Delhi were 3 for 15 at one stage, but Akash and Suhail repaired the damage to take the score to 122, before the fourth wicket fell. Their partnership yielded 107 runs off 47.3 overs, with Akash and Rauf scoring a half century each.

Brief scores: Delhi: 204 for 9 (Akash Chopra 71, Suhail Rauf 56, Harender Choudhary 23).Amit Suman 8, Raju Sharma 1 for 21.

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DSA to hold U-19 trials
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 24
The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) will conduct open trials-cum-coaching camp to select the Delhi State Junior (Under-19) Football team for the junior National Football Championship to be played at Jaipur from December 15. The selection trials-cum-coaching camp will be held from November 27 to December 22 between 2.30 and 5.30 p m at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium warm-up area. Players may contact Mr Jagdish Malhotra on Tuesday at the field.

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