Friday, August 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Bring ID cards, Admn tells patients
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 8
In order to ascertain identity of patients coming to its hospitals, dispensaries and health centres, the Chandigarh Administration has decided that the patients attending the OPDs should bring with them their identity cards, election cards or ration cards etc.

The decision will be effective from September 1. Till then the General Hospital, Sector 16; Civil Hospital, Mani Majra; Community Health Centre, Sector 22; Poly Clinic and dispensaries will enter the addresses disclosed by the patients in specific columns in their OPD registers, said an official press note here on Tuesday.


Patients discharged
Tribune News Service

SAS Nagar, August 8
Two patients, who have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital for cholera-like symptoms were discharged today. Meanwhile, another patient suffering from diarrhoea was admitted to the hospital this afternoon.

According to doctors, the patients were discharged after their condition had improved considerably and reports had shown that they were not suffering from cholera. They said no other patients of cholera like symptoms had come to the hospital.


24 probables attend football camp
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, August 8
Twentyfour probables of the National Schools Football Camp are practising for the forthcoming Asian Schools Football Championships for under-18 to be held under the banner of the Asian School Sport Federation in Singapore from August 15. The camp has been organised by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India.

During a visit to the Sector 17 football stadium this afternoon, players were seen having tips from the coach, Vijay Kumar from Jalandhar.

According to SGFI officials, three players, who are attending the camp, had represented the Indian schools’ football team in the last Asian Schools Football Championships held in Bangkok. They are Perciyal D.Silva of Goa, Rakinder Jit Singh and Amarinder Singh of Punjab. There are three boys from Chandigarh, namely Gopal Thapa and Hanish Patial, both trainees at the Sector 17 football grounds, Bikramjit Singh, a student of Class X of St John’s High School.

Kamikar Singh, another coach, said the players were putting in their best efforts. He said they hoped to do well in the presence of strong opponents like China, but the best part was that these boys would get the exposure to play against foreign teams. The boys are getting training both in the morning and evening hours.

The boys who are attending the camp are: Digvijay Singh (Gujarat), Parmod Mishra, Ali Athar and Prakash Kumar (all from Uttar Pradesh), Pradeep Kumar (Karnataka), Inteshwar Alam and Aashqin Ajarekar (both from Maharashtra), Sandric Fernandez and Perciyal D.Silva (both from Goa), Pradeep Chandra and Srinivas Rao (both from Andhra Pradesh), Vijay Singh (Delhi), Rakinder Jit Singh, Amarinder Singh, Manjit Singh, Sarprit Singh Gill (all from Punjab), Gopal Thapa, Hanish Patial and Bikramjit Singh (all from Chandigarh), Ajay Grewal (Haryana), Daniel John, Swapan Mandal and Prashanjit Bose (all from West Bengal) and Bharat Endu (Delhi). The coaches are: R.K. Bhanot (SAI), Kamikar Singh (Punjab Education Department) and Vijay Kumar.

Carrom classes

The Chandigarh Carrom Association will hold classes for local carrom players on the ‘Laws of Carrom’ as adopted by the International Carrom Federation and the All-India Carrom Federation at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, on August 11. The lectures will be delivered by Mr Mahesh Sekhri, an international umpire and Chairman of the All-India Referee’s Sub- Committee, and Mr Darshan Singh, an All-India Panel Umpire.

Football tourney

Himgiri House and Neelgiri House outplayed Udaigiri House and Taragiri House by 3-2 and 2-0, respectively, in the Inter-House Football Matches conducted by Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35. Yadvinder Singh and Aman Sekhon scored the goals for Himgiri House.


MC takes charge of parking lot
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 8
Municipal Corporation staff and the Bank Square parking contractor's employees today had a tiff over the handing over of parking lot.

The corporation employees had to ask employees of the contractor not to issue parking slips which the latter resisted. The corporation later took over the charge of the parking lot. Nearly 40 to 50 corporation employees went to take over the charge. The parking lot came under the charge of the corporation after the parking contract was cancelled by the MC.

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