Thursday, August 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


‘Hygiene, sanitation could have checked cholera’
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, August 28
Outgoing Director Health Services, Dr Rameshwar Chander, today claimed that cholera and other water borne diseases would not have been able to spread in the city had attention been paid to personal hygiene and community sanitation.

Addressing a press conference in the afternoon today, the DHS added that special heed should have been paid to the proper disposal of excreta. Giving details, he added that flies, after taking off from the excreta, were landing on the food of the healthy persons, infecting them in the process.

Emphasising on the need for cooperation, he added that the residents should not only be aware of their own responsibilities, they should also be willing to listen.

“Motivation, education and enforcement were three factors of utmost importance,” he asserted. “If you wish to tackle any problem — be it about cholera or food adulteration — you should first motivate the people, then educate them before launching an enforcement drive”.

Giving details of the activities of the Health Department under him, the DHS added that as a result of a new policy 209 samples were seized, out of which 47 had been declared adulterated. Results of 19 cases were awaited. About 206 vendors were challaned and fine of Rs 1,04,000 had been recovered since January.

Prohibition on the sale of articles manufactured by 13 factories, including banta bottles and soda water, were imposed. Operation of four ice cream factories and a factory engaged in the colouring pulses were also banned.

The DHS added that following their action 99 per cent pulses available in the market were without colour. Sale of loose spices and products bearing fake Agmark label had also been controlled to a great extent.

He claimed that samples were being collected through raiding parties headed by Senior Food Inspector M K Sharma instead of individual inspectors. This, he added, had gone a long way in ensuring against allegations of partiality and adoption of a pick-and-choose policy.

Laying emphasis on the need for better coordination between the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 16 General Hospital and Sector 32 Government Medical College, the Director Health Services today asserted that separate wings in different institutes were making the job difficult.

He added that there should also be better inter-personal communication. “Sometimes the seniors were not even aware of the instructions being passed by their subordinates”.



2 gastro cases reported
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, August 28
Even though the fear of cholera continues, no new patient suffering from the disease was admitted to Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital since yesterday. Two patients with gastroenteritis were, however, admitted to Sector 16 General Hospital. The Director Health Services, Dr Rameshwar Chander, when contacted, confirmed the information adding that the cases of these two patients were being investigated. He added that no new patient was admitted to the PGI.

He added that only one old confirmed patient of cholera, two-year-old Sukhram of Palsora Colony was being treated since August 19 at Advanced Paediatric Centre in PGIMER. Dr Chander further said anti larval measures were being taken by the health department to check mosquito breeding due to incessant rain.



UT team to participate in archery meet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 28
Archery is now getting a fillip in the city. This could be gauged from the fact that for the last three consecutive years, Chandigarh archery team had been taking part in the Senior National Archery Championship. This year also the UT senior team will be sent to take part in the 23rd Senior National Archery championship going to be held at Hyderabad from September 11 to 16. As many as six men and equal number of women archers would be selected for the above meet.

According to Mr Maha Singh, secretary of the Chandigarh Archery Association, city has a permanent archery coaching centre in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. The association has also appointed a permanent archery coach, Aditya Kumar, who is a NIS trained, at the above venue, and was paid emoluments by the association itself. Maha Singh said the city archers had also brought laurels to the city and position they attained include securing bronze medal in the All-India Inter-varsity Archery Championship.

Maha Singh said the city players would also participate in the North Zone Archery Championship to be held at Sonepat from August 30 to September 1.

Indeep excels: Indeep Sukarchakia of Carmel Convent School, sector 9 cornered glory by winning first place 50 metre free style in the girls below 14 section n the UT inter-school-swmming meet held at the Sector 23 swimming pool. Indeep Sukarchakia.

KB DAV students excel: The roller skaters and swimmers of KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, achieved excellence in the UT-Inter-school sports meet in these disciplines. The roller hockey team bagged first place in under- 17 section and it outplayed Bhavan Vidyalya School, Sector 27, 9-2. The players of the winning team were, Amandeep Singh( captain), Pankaj( goalkeeper), Amber Gill, Chetanpreet Singh, satish Mishra, Ashutosh Dev, Puneet Bagga and Charanpreet Singh. Appreciating the efforts of the sportspersons, Ms Madhu Bahl, Principal, said our boys in under-14 section also cornered glory in swimming. Karan Bhai won a gold medal and a silver medal in 200 metre butterfly and free style event. Then Eshaan Bakshi bagged two gold medals and a silver medal in 50 metre,100 metre breast stroke and 200 metre individual medlay events. Sparsh Arora was able to won bronze medal in 200 and 100 metres.

Cricket meet: Cricket teams from 12 districts of Haryana will participate in the Haryana State Level Cricket Championship, to be held at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula from August 29 to September 3. The tournament is being organised by the Haryana Sports Department under the aegis of the District Education Officer. Principal Krit Serai and convener of the cricket tournament said more than 200 players would be provided accomodation and sports facilities on the school premises’’. The venues for matches will be, Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula; Cricket Ground , Sector 5, Panchkula and Jainendra School, Sector 1, Panchkula. The final match will be played on September 3.

Match postponed: Mr Ravinder Talwar, president of the Chandigarh Football Association, said the football match which was scheduled to be played today on the third day of the Chandigarh Junior Boys Football Championship for Mahatma Hans Raj Trophy at Football Stadium , Sector 17, have been postponed due to non-playable ground conditions, due to heavy rain. The scheduled match will be played tomorrow ( 29.08.2002) from 1: p.m. onwards.

National Sports Day: Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula, will celebrate the National Sports Day on the school premises tomorrow. According to Mr Sanjay Sardana, Principal, around 600 students would be participating in various competitions like slogan writing, races, roller skating competition and quiz on sports to be held form 8. a.m. to 12 noon. In order to celebrate the birthday of Late Sh. Dhyan Chand, hockey wizard, the Sports Department , Chandigarh Administration, is organising a friendly hockey Match tomorrow at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, Chandigarh, at 4. p.m.

Basketball meet: The Chandigarh State Youth Basketball Championship for boys and girls for below 16 section will begin tomorrow at New Public School, Sector 18. In the above meet, 14 boys and 12 girls teams will be takng part.



UT may seek compensation from HUDA
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 28
The Chandigarh Administration, once it checks up its own land records, is likely to seek compensation for land the Haryana Urban Development Authority has allotted to six cooperative societies in Sector 6 of the Mansa Devi Complex, sources confirmed.

Top officials, while taking notice of Chandigarh Tribune news item, have asked for a report on the status of the land. The report will be discussed on Thursday. In a news item, Chandigarh Tribune had reported that 32 acres of land, owned by the Administration in Mansa Devi Complex, had been allotted to societies by HUDA.

The land is owned by the Chandigarh Administration and was on renewable lease to HUDA, sources said. Now for the Administration, the option will be take hold of the land or seek money on inter-state land transfer basis. Since the land lies within Haryana territory, the Administration can never develop it on its own.

Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Haryana Urban Development Authority said this 32 acres of land in Sector 6 of the Mansa Devi Complex “ has been found to be in possession of the ownership of HUDA as per the entries of records of rights maintained by the Revenue Department. This land was acquired over the years by HUDA.”


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