Sunday, January 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


PGI probe team gives doctor a clean chit
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 19
A team of the PGI investigating the death of Varinder Kaur, a 38-year-old resident of Sector 27, in the PGI emergency ward on December 10, 2001, has given a clean chit to the doctor on emergency duty. The team said the patient had arrived too late to the hospital for medical help and, that too, in a state of shock.

Close relatives of Varinder Kaur, including her husband, had alleged that she had died within two hours of reaching the hospital emergency due to negligence on part of the staff. They said she had been brought there in a conscious state for the treatment of minor urinary problem.

The Director PGI had, marked an investigation into the matter, following a written complaint. A press note containing the findings of the investigation team headed by the Deputy Medical Superintendent of the PGI, Dr Behara, was issued here today. According to the report, the case records of Varinder Kaur were thoroughly examined and it was found that she was a close relative of Dr Gurpreet Singh, Additional Professor of the Department of General Surgery in the PGI.

She had been operated upon for a parotid tumor about three years ago by Dr Gurpreet. Since he was away on December 12, 2002, and she was complaining of facial swelling, she was examined by Dr J.D. Wig in the surgical OPD and, apparently, there was no problem in the parotid tumour. Next day, she was in discomfort and did not pass urine for about 24 hours. The wife of Dr Gurpreet Singh advised her to take medical consultation.

Dr Gurpreet Singh, on returning from Patiala, also advised her to go to the PGI emergency and instructed the doctor on duty in the emergency. Till 10.30 pm when she did not come to the emergency, the resident on duty informed Dr Gurpreet Singh. A slip was found which showed that she had taken medical advise from a private practitioner who had prescribed drugs with a diagnosis of gastritis.

At about 4 am on December 10, 2001, when she came to the emergency, she had non-palpable pulse and was in a state of shock. A cut in the chest was made to make a line in one of the central veins, a usual procedure in treatment of patients in shock. Dr Gurpreet Singh was duly informed by the senior resident of the condition of the patient.

The report further says that the patient did not report in time on December 9, 2001, for medical help even when she was not well. There is no medical negligence on part of the doctor on duty. Regarding the complaints against the ECG technicians, Senior Resident of Radiology and the person working in the STD booth, necessary administrative action is being taken.



DAVC-10, PU campus shuttlers for title clash
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 19
MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh, in women section and DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, in men section sailed into the finals of the Panjab University Inter-college Badminton Tournament played here today at the PU Gymnasium Hall. MCM girls will now take on the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, while DAV College will vie up with PU campus team in the finals going to begin tomorrow at 9.30 am.

Today’s results: (women) — MCM DAV b SD College, Moga, 2-0, (H Sarda b Rajwant Kaur 7-0,7-0,7-0; H Sarda and Preetika b Sandeep and Jasdeep 7-0, 7-0,7-0; Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, b PU campus, Chandigarh 2-0, (Nazma Parveen b Amritjot 7-0,7-0,7-0; Nazma and Sangeet b Garima and Nidhi 8-7,7-1,7-0;

(men): — DAVC-10 b DAVC, Abohar, 3-0; Government College, Ludhiana, b PU campus 3-1.

Tennis meet

Panjab University, Chandigarh, got the better of Dr BRA Agra University, Agra, 3-0, on the third day of the North East Zone Inter-University Tennis (men) Championships played here on the PU campus.

In other matches of the day, Calcutta University, Kolkata, beat Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, 3-0, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra defeated Punjabi University, Patiala, 3-1, Allahabad University, Allahabad, beat Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, 3-0, while Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, defeated IIT, Roorkee, 3-0, MD University, Rohtak, defeated Jammu University, Jammu, 3-2, and GB Pant University, Pantnagar, defeated MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, 3-1.

TT tourney

The Punjab Veterans table tennis team (50-60 years) today went down fighting to Maharashtra, 1-3, in the quarter-finals of the National Veterans TT Championship played at Mahableshwar (Maharashtra). As per reports reaching here, Jatinder Kishore remained unbeaten in the team event.

Handball meet

Sector 42 Coaching Centre, outscored DAV School Club-8, 18-6, with half time score of 11-6 in the final of the 15th UT junior state girls handball championship here today at the DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. Karamjit and Kamini with eight points were top scorers for the winners while Reena and Simpy scored four points each for the losers. Third place went to Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, when they overpowered Coaching Centre-21, 13-12.

Baseball meet

Guru Gobind Singh College Club defeated Nine Famous Club, 6-0, in the women section while in men section, Valley Club ‘A’ beat Valley Club- ‘B’, 9-0, on the opening day of the Chandigarh State Baseball Championship which began here today at Panjab University grounds. Mr P. Pandarwani, IAS, and President, Baseball Association, Chandigarh, inagurated the meet.



Auction of sites on Jan 25
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 19
The Haryana Urban Development Authority will auction sites for nursing homes, clinics and schools here on January 25.

The auctions in Sectors 2, 20, 21, 25 and 26 would feature sites for a nursery school. A primary school site each will be auctioned in Sector 25 and Sector 26. One high school site in Sector 21 and one government college site in Sector 14 will also be auctioned.

A nursery school building in Sector 17 and a primary school building in Sector 12-A will also go under the hammer. Nursing home sites in Sectors 12-A, 14, 15 and 25 will also be put on auction.

The sites for schools, nursing homes and clinics will be auctioned on freehold basis. However, doctors, education societies, institutions and trusts participating in the auction will have to get themselves registered. Transfer of the plot or the building will not be allowed.



Saplings worth Rs 17 lakh planted
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 19
The Horticulture Department, Haryana, planted saplings of guava, lemon, amla and sapota under the Kandi project scheme in 227 hectares of land at a cost of Rs 17 lakh.

Stating this here today, the Director, Horticulture, Mr V.P. Ahlawat, said for this project 40 per cent cost was given to farmers as financial assistance and 60 per cent cost was borne by them. He said special attention has been paid to on the production of vegetables and good quality seeds were made available to farmers. A sum of Rs 8.50 crore has been spent, with vegetables worth Rs. 15 lakh grown under vegetable seed grown programme.

He said that 210 villages of Panchkula, Ambala and Yamunanagar districts were selected in the second phase of Kandi project in 1999 for the implementation of various schemes being carried out under the World Bank assistance. Gram Vikas Samitis were constituted for the implementation of these projects and work in 169 projects is underway. These projects included soil conservation, arrangement of irrigation and potable water, construction of dams, increase in forest land, repair of roads etc.



CHB to get 10 commercial sites
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 19
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will get 10 commercial sites in Sector 34 and in Sector 38 (West) from the Chandigarh Administration. The decision to transfer these sites collectively valued at nearly Rs 15 crore was taken at a high-level meeting three days ago.

These sites will then be auctioned by the CHB on the same pattern as auctions carried out by the Estate Office or by the Municipal Corporation. The action has been taken to compensate the CHB for the development it is presently carrying out in the sub-city centre in Sector 34. The entire sector is to be developed by the CHB and the money it will spend will be recovered through such auctions, sources said.


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