Monday, January 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Complaint against PGI doctors
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 13
Alleging callous and indifferent attitude of the medical staff in the PGI’s emergency Ward, Sector 22 resident Ashwani Anand has, in a complaint submitted to the IGP, Mr B S Bassi, demanded that a case of negligence be registered against doctors attending to his relative who died while undergoing treatment.

According to the complaint, Sector 27 resident Varinder Kaur had walked into the Emergency Ward at about 3.30 am on December 10 “fully conscious”, but was declared dead about two hours later. The patient had complained of not being able to pass urine properly, but consultations with the PGI and family doctors during the past two days had not revealed any serious problem.

The patient was administered half a dozen bottles of glucose intravenously and later the doctors made an incision on the left side of her chest to carry out some tests. However, immediately after the cut, the colour on her face turned blue and she lost consciousness.

The complainant maintains that the administration of glucose without first making an outlet for urine put extra pressure on vital body organs, including the heart and the kidneys, as a result of which she suffered cardiac arrest.



Training programme for medical officers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 13
The UT Director, Health Services, Dr Rameshwar Chander, inaugurated a training programme for the medical officers under the national surveillance programme for communicable diseases. The DHS highlighted the prevailing conducive conditions for the outbreak of communicable diseases in the region.

Attributing the reasons for the emergence and re-emergence of various infectious and non-infectious diseases, the DHS felt that rapid urbanisation, unsatisfactory sanitary conditions and inadequate drinking water facilities were the main causes of the outbreaks.

The DHS elaborated that under the programme the inflow of data from dispensaries, health centres, polyclinic and other healthcare units would be made quicker so that an appropriate action was taken before the situation became conducive for outbreaks.



A promising cricketer
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, January 13
Simrandeep Brar, a class XI student of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, has established himself in cricket circles specifically at school cricket level. Simrandeep has made his school and state proud when he played for Indian schools cricket team in the under-18 section at the just concluded International Schools Cricket Tournament held at Ludhiana.

The medium pacer Simrandeep (16) has been representing Punjab schools in the national school games cricket meet for the past four years. It was three years back when while representing Punjab in the under-14 section, he was appointed skipper of the team.

Simrandeep said he always wanted to follow the great pace bowlers like Kapil Dev and J. Srinath. At present he was giving stress on batting skills also so as to become a prolific all-rounder. Former international cricketer Yog Raj Singh train him these days at the Sector 16 cricket stadium.

When asked about his aim, Simrandeep remarked, “I am making sincere efforts and trying my best to improve my bowling as well as batting. I dream of representing India one day”.

He was happy that the School Games Federation of India did a fine job of hosting the four national International Schools Cricket Meets in Punjab which gave tremendous exposure and confidence to the players.

Simrandeep said the diet was another area where he was laying more emphasis and said his parents particularly his father was taking every possible care to provide nourished food to him.

Kelvinator A XI win

A superb knock of 56 runs by former Ranji star Rakesh Jolly paved the way for Kelvinator A XI in getting the better of Mohali Gymkhana XI by 19 runs in the final of the First Tarsem Lal Talwar Memorial Cash Prize Cricket Tournament here today at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium.

The best bowler award was given to Sanjay Dhull, man of the series to Rakesh Jolly, best all-rounder to Arun Tuli while man-of-the-match to Jaswant Rai.

Mr Surinder Singh ‘Baijee’, Honorary secretary of the Chandigarh Cricket Association, gave away the prizes which included Rs 5100 for the winners and Rs 3100 for the runners-up.

Brief scores: Kelvinator A: 198 runs for six (Rakesh Jolly 56, Gurinder Saini 32, Arun Tuli 34, RP Singh 25, Madan Lal 3 for 33); Mohali Gymkhana: 179 runs all out (Harjeet Singh 27, Navdeep Singh 33, Amit Kakria 36, Jaswant Rai 4 for 30, Harikishan Lali 2 for 39).


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