Saturday, April 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


New gynae technique to check bleeding
Chitleen K. Sethi
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 5
Following the successful use of a new non-invasive procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroid—the most commonly occurring tumour in the female reproductive tract, by PGI’s Radiology Department, the same procedure called ‘embolisation’, has now been successfully tried in patients with post-partum haemorrhage, a post-delivery complication which can even lead to death.

The technique which was started at PGI by Dr Rajiv Bapu Raj, Associate Professor, Radiology Department, PGI, with the help of the head of the department, Dr Sudha Suri, has been able to successfully treat excessive bleeding after delivery of a baby using minimal invasive intervention.

The procedure can be conducted under local anaesthesia which is revolutionary since the conventional method of treating excessive post-partum bleeding involved a major surgery through the stomach of the patient and required ligation of the blood-supplying vessels to the organs in the pelvis. This procedure also reduces the hospital stay period and there are no scars of the treatment on the body.

The new procedure involves intervention through two small punctures in the groin and selectively locating bleeding vessels and blocking these. The procedure is carried out in a special lab under X-Ray control by digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Once the bleeding vessels are identified using catheters, the same catheter is used to inject embolic material such as gel foam or poly vinyl alcohol particles and the bleeding vessel is blocked.

The PGI has conducted the procedure on more than 10 patients and has achieved success.

The method is proving a life-saving boon for patients who are in a situation when they are unfit for anaesthesia and surgery. 


Gyne conference at PGI
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 5
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PGI, Chandigarh is organising the annual conference of the Northern India Society of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Society of India (FOGSI) tomorrow.

More than 200 gynaecologists from the region are likely to participate in the conference. The main theme of the conference will be a panel discussion on “post menopausal bleeding”.

Besides, a large number of papers will be presented by distinguished guest speakers.

Pathologists’ meet

The Department of Immunopathology, PGI, Chandigarh, is organising a one-day conference of the North-Western Chapter of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists at the PGI tomorrow.

The major aims of the conference is a discussion on AIDS and auto immunity since tremendous knowledge has been generated in recent years in these areas.

Those who will be speaking on the occasion include Prof S. Sehgal, Dr N.M. Sharma, Prof B. Kumar, Prof U. Datta, Dr Sunil Sethi, Dr Sunil Arora, Dr Surjit Singh, Dr B.J. Kaura, Dr R. W Minz, Dr N. Varma, Dr A. Rajawanshi, Dr R.K. Vashistha, Dr M.L. Dubey and Dr Varsha Gupta.

More 150 delegates will be attending the conference from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.


86 boys appear for trials
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, April 5
The trials for Shivalik sports academies in athletics, volleyball, hockey and basketball were held on the premises of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today.

As many as 86 boys reported for the trials. Forty boys appeared for volleyball, 19 for basketball, 15 for hockey and 12 for athletics trials.

Dr D.S. Bedi, Director-Principal, said the response to the trials was very good. Tomorrow the final trials-cum-personal interview will be held at 11 am.

Team selected

Four boys and equal number of girls have been selected for the future kids camp during the AITA North Zone Future Kids Camp-cum-Tournament held here on Friday.

In the boys’ section, Uday K. Punia, Shiva Sangwan (both from Chandigarh), Rubal Shandilya and Pulkit Mishra (both from Delhi) were selected. In the girls’ section, Inayat Khosla and Ankita Singh (both form Chandigarh), Megha (Delhi) and Garima Sonkar (UP) were selected.

Football trials

Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, will hold the trials for the Sanjay Football Academy, on the school premises on Saturday at 9 am.

According to Mr T.K. Sethi, Director of the school, nearly 50 boys will be selected. The trials will be held in the age group of 14 to 19. He said the selected boys would be given free sports and educational facilities in the academy.


Cricket tourney
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, April 5
A cricket team of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, was the runner up in the inter-college PTU cricket tournament held at various engineering colleges in the state recently. The Sukhmani team entered the final — played with Adesh Institute of Engineering and Technology, Faridkot — after beating Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar.

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