Wednesday, February 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Hepatitis-B second dose vaccination drive
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 26
The Indian Medical Association and Shantha Biotechnics will hold the second dose Hepatitis-B vaccination camps in Chandigarh and its periphery from March 1 to 4.

Dr G.S. Kochhar, President, Indian Medical Association, Chandigarh branch, said about 5,000 persons were vaccinated in the first phase of the vaccination drive held from January 30 to February 4.

Dr kochhar said seeing the recent epidemic in Bathinda all the people who are due to take the three doses of Hepatitis-B vaccine should come forward and get themselves and their families vaccinated against the dreadful Hepatitis-B virus.

Dr Kochhar added that till the time the government took action against unregistered medical practitioners and the usage of unsterile needles and syringes the problem of HIIV and Hepatitis-B would continue. Dr Kochhar said: “Hepatitis-B is inflammation of liver which leads to cirrohisis of liver or liver cancer. Vaccination against Hepatitis-B is the only prevention against it”.

About 100 clinics and dispensaries were participating in the Indian Medical Association and Shantha Biotechnics Mass Hepatitis-B vaccination drive.

Mr Rahul Sehgal, Business Development Executive of Shantha biotechnics, said people could inquire about their vaccination and the venues on our helpline number: 9814285820 or could mail their questions about Hepatitis-B vaccinations, Hepatitis-B the virus and address of the venues on their online mailing address “”.

The second dose of 100 free will be given to those who have taken free at the IMA complex, Sector 35, on March 1 at 11 a.m.


Workshop on orientation of medical officers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 26
The three-day workshop on the orientation of medical officers of the city in disability management being held at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, concluded here today. This is the fourth such workshop in the line of six which are to be organised by the State Implementation Committee. More than 21 doctors from the city participated in the workshop.

During the past three days delegates were sensitised to the various aspects of management and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. Prof Raj Bahadur, Head, Department of Orthopedics and member-secretary, State Implementation Committee, explained to the delegates the aims and objectives of the training programme.

Dr Vikas Bhatia, senior lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, GMCH, talked about the history of the rehabilitation services and infrastructure available for this purpose in the country.

Dr M.R. Dogra from the Department of Ophthalmology, PGI, and Prof Sunandan Sood, Head of the department, stressed the role of early diagnosis and management in preventing and treating the visual impairment.

Dr Ravi Gupta and Dr P.N. Gupta, senior lecturers in the Department of Orthopaedics, introduced the delegates to the various causes of locomotor disabilities, their early diagnosis and management.

Prof Arjun Das and Dr Nitin M Nagarkar from the Department of ENT, introduced the delegates to the various aspects of disabilities arising from speech and hearing loss.


AIDS awareness camps
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 26
The State AIDS Control Society, UT, organised three camps in persuance of the Swasth Yauvan Mela at Bapu Dham colony, Raipur Kalan, and Maloya. The camp at Bapu Dham colony was held at Government Primary School as an AIDS awareness-cum-medical camp while the other two were AIDS awareness camps.

The Bapu Dham colony camp was attended by over 400 people of whom 183 availed diagnostic and medical facilities. Twenty blood samples were collected for further tests. About 4,000 households were visited. The camp was organised in collaboration with the Surya Foundation. The camp at Raipur Kalan was organised in collaboration with the Guru Kirpa Youth Club of Nehru Yuvak Kendra. The awareness camp at Maloya was organised in collaboration with the Citizens Awareness Group.


Impressive show by Chetanpreet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, February 26
Chetanpreet Kaur of Punjab created a flutter today when she shot an impressive 393/400 in the air rifle women event on the second day of the Northern India Shooting Championship here at the Patiali Ki Rao Shooting Ranges, Sector 25. Chetanpreet had recently bagged honours in the National Shooting Championship held at Indore.

Priti Sharma, a city-based shooter, excelled by leading in the sports pistol event for senior and junior women sections when she shot 254/300. In other events, Surinder Pal was still leading in the air rifle OS-NR event with score of 330/400 followed by Gurdeep Singh of Punjab who shot 329/400. In the air pistol — NR senior women category as well as junior women section, it was Pawandeep Kaur of Punjab who was leading on Tuesday with score of 341/400.

Tennis meet

The second day of the ongoing All-India Police Tennis Meet being played here at the Sector 10 CLTA Stadium saw police officers flexing their muscles in the individual section. Those who sailed into the third round of the open singles were: Ravideep Sahi, Randeep Dutta, R.K. Swamy, G.S. Nag, Yuvrinder Singh, S. Krishnamurthy, Rakesh Kumar, M. Chhabra, Sandeep Khaiwal, Dr Kenjom, B.N.S. Reddy, A.K. Sharma and S.K. Upadhaya.

The third round entrants in open doubles were: A.V. Chauhan and Reddy, B.K. Behra and M. Chhabra, Ravideep and Dutta and S.K. Sharma and Nitish Kapoor. Sukhdev Kar, K. Rao and Anil Mohan made it to the veterans singles third round. Those who sailed into the second round were: M. Tripathy and M.I. Khan, P.P. Singh and S.K. Upadhya, Sukhraj Singh and Suresh Ahire, C. Donthanga and S Raju, and Anil Mohan and R.K. Swamy.

Cricket tourney

As many as six teams including one from the headquarters will be seen in action in the 31st All- India Inter-Zonal Food Corporation of India Cricket Tournament to be held at Chandigarh from February 28 to March 4. The matches will be played at three different cricket grounds: Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, and Gursagar grounds.

According to Mr O.P. Dani, Secretary, Regional Sports Promotion Committee, FCI, Punjab Region, told that the first tie will be played between defending champions North Zone and South Zone at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium on February 28 while on the same day, another tie between HQ team and East Zone would be played at DAVSSS-8.

The tournament will be inaugurated at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium by Mr Jai Singh Gill, Managing Director, FCI on February 28 at 10 a.m. while Mr Kush Verma, IAS and Zonal Manager, North, will preside over.

Athletics meet

Bhiwani Singh was adjudged the best athlete among boys while Updesh among girls in the 41st annual athletic meet of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology formerly Central Polytechnic, Chandigarh, concluded here today on the college campus. The two-day meet was earlier inaugurated yesterday by Mr Balbir Singh, Principal of the college, while Mr Vivek Attray, Director, Technical Education, Chandigarh, was the chief guest today. Mr R.C. Sharma, a senior faculty member, read report on the sports activities of the college.

Sports meet

The annual two-day 16th Sports meet of the Government Post Graduate College, Panchkula, concluded today. The chief guest, Mr Randhir Singh, General Manager, Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC), gave away the prizes. Earlier, the meet was inaugurated by Mr H.S. Bhadu Director, Haryana Olympic Association.

Mr Bhim Singh Dahiya, Principal of the college, said in boys section, Mohit Beniwal secured first place in 200, 400 and 800 metres. In three-legged race, Mohit and Sandeep bagged first place.

In the girls section, Sarvjit Kaur bagged first place in 200 and 400 metres while Poonam clinched first place in shot put.

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