Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Medical fraternity calls for adoption of new technology
A. Jain

Gurgaon, November 26
Indian Medical Association (IMA) Academy of Medical Specialities (IMAAMS) organised a two days North Zone conference at Gurgaon.

Addressing the doctors, gathered from all over the northern states, the chief guest Dr S. L. Verma, National Chairman IMAAMS said that doctors should adopt new technologies to treat the patients, as it would save energy, time and money.

They have to be careful and inculcate the feeling of social obligations in their profession, as treating humane is a noble cause, added the chairman.

Ten experts from various reputed institutions including Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre (EHIRC), Batra Hospital, Delhi, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science (PGIMS), Rohtak, Sheroff’s Eye and ENT Institute, VLCC Institute of Beauty and Health and the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Delhi, presented their scientific deliberations on the current issues during two days conference. The discussion in the seminar covered such topics as management of Tuberculosis, Obesity, Coronary Artery disease, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Vertigo, Endoscopic surgeries of Brain and Global Revascularisation strategies.

More than 300 doctors from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh participated in the conference. Various pharmaceutical companies had put up stalls exhibiting some of their latest medicines and instruments.

The conference provided opportunity to delegates from various parts of the country to interact and share their experience with medical experts on different subjects.

Gurgaon Civil Surgeon and IMA (Gurgaon) patron Mr N. K. Jain said that the private practitioners played a significant role in helping the government make our society a better place to live in. In his scientific lecture on ‘Management of Ventricular Arrhythmia’s,’ Dr T. S. Kler, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Delhi, said that is very dangerous.


India in tough group at Dhaka
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 26
Pakistan and Sri Lanka will provide the early obstacles for India as they bid for a third consecutive South Asian Federation Football (SAFF) Championship title, to be held in Dhaka (Bangladesh) from January 26 to February 5, 2002.

In the draw ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur today, hosts and 1999 finalists Bangladesh have been drawn to head Group B and will face Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan. Bhutan will be making their debut in the tournament. The Indian team will be looking for a hattrick of titles after claiming the title in the first two editions in 1997 and 1999.

The championship is to determine the top football nation in South Asia. The draw ceremony was jointly conducted by FIFA general secretary Michel Zen-Ruffinen and Dato Peter Velappan, the secretary-general of the Asian Football Confederation. SAFF president Ganesh Thapa, and secretaries of seven member associations were also present when the draw was held.

Group A: India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Group B: Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan.


IWHF picks 28 players for camp
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 26
The Indian Women’s Hockey Federation (IWHF) has announced the names of 28 players for the senior coaching camp commencing in Bangalore on December 3.

IWHF secretary Amrit Bose announced here on Tuesday that the camp will go on till February 7, 2002. She said this camp was in preparation for the World Cup qualifying tournament and the first Champions Challenge Trophy, scheduled to be held in South Africa, from February 9 to 17.

The probable are: 
Goalkeepers: Tingongleima Chanu, Suman Deswal, Helen Mary, Deepika Murthy and Amandeep Kaur.

Defenders: Kanti Bala, Suman Bala, Nilima Kujur, Sita Gussain, Pushpa Pradhan, Sumrai Tete, Masira Surin, Gurpreet Kaur, Agnecia Lugun and Lakshmishree.

Forwards: Shahina Kispotta, Sanggai Ibembal Chanu, Jyoti Sunita Kullu, Suraj Lata Devi, Pritam Rani, Pakpi Devi, Nidhi Mukesh Kumar, Manjinder Kaur, Mamta Kharb, Adline Kerketta and Surinder Kaur.

J & K struggle 

Jammu and Kashmir were tottering at 128 for three in their second innings against Delhi's handsome first innings total of 316 for four declared on the third day of the North Zone Ranji Cricket Championship at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here on Monday. J and K had been shot out for a paltry 134 in their first innings. Delhi, who were 46 for one overnight, scored runs at a brisk pace today, the brilliant century knock by Mithun Minhas, who remained not out on 128 (18x4, 1x6). Big knocks from Pradeep Chawla (52, 61b, 3x4) and Sohail Rauf (81, 79b, 12x4) gave Delhi the freedom to declare.


AP, Kolkata schools win in Subroto
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 26
Andhra Pradesh Sports School, Hakimpet, routed Government Boys HS, Dimapur (Nagaland) 2-0 in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.

S K Jaheer stole the limelight by scoring both the goals for the Andhra school in the 23rd and 54th minutes.

In the second match, Sports Authority of India Training Centre, Salt Lake (Kolkata) edged past Elite's Co-Ed, Kathmandu (Nepal) by a solitary goal. Nirmal Murmd scored the all-important goal in the 29th minute through a header following a corner kick. Though the Nepal boys exhibited better skill, their scoring efforts were thwarted by the Kolkata boys.

Tuesday's fixtures: Mathapura HS, Jamnagar (Gujarat) vs Govt HS, Dimapur (Nagaland) (2 p m); Govt. HS, Purani Pooch, Jammu and Kashmir vs Elite Co-Ed, Nepal (3.30 p m)--Ambedkar Stadium.

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