Monday, September 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Workshop on otology
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 8
The two-day workshop on “ Microsurgery of the ear-cum-update in otology”, organised by the ENT department PGI, concluded today with a live surgical demonstration of transmastoid facila nerve decompression.

Prof Suresh C. Chandra, Consultant, AIIMS, performed the surgery, which is done for post traumatic facial nerve paralysis in patients who sustain head injury with resultant injury to the portion of the nerve transversing the middle year.

The microsurgery was followed by a panel discussion on “ Controversies in the management of cholesteatoma”. This is the term used for unsafe type of chronic middle ear infection, which can lead to deafness, dizziness, facial palsy and even complications like meningitis and brain abscess. There was a concluding lecture on “ Clinical applications of otoacoustic emissions”.



83 donate blood
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, September 8
As part of Global Blood Donation Day being observed all over the world by the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, the local unit of the organisation today conducted a blood donation camp at the Sri Sathya Sai Old-Age Home, Sector 30. As many as 83 devotees volunteered to donate blood at the camp.



Netball teams

Kamaldeep Kaur and Amrish have been chosen captain of the Chandigarh girls and boys teams, respectively, for its participation in the 22nd Senior National Netball Championship to be held at Nasik from September 11 to 15. According to Mr R Sharan, secretary, Netball Association of Chandigarh, 24-member team will be accompanied by three officials.

The team is: (girls) — Kamaldeep Kaur, Pushpa, Navneet, Deepika, Mandeep, Amandeep, Ranjeeta, Kavita, Mrinalini, Kavta II, Purnima and Lucky Bhatia, (boys) — Amrish, Neeraj, Yoginder, Opender Sharma, Sanjeev, Balram, Harmandeep, Vikram, Amit Walia, Samdorsi, Sandeep Rana and Amit; coach —Amrit Pal and managers — Gurcharan Kaur and Varinder.

Exhibition: Inspired from the creativity of Nek Chand, Mr Ravipal Mann, a keen sports promoter, today held his first exhibition on Sports Photo Journalism at an institute in Sector 17. The exhibition, having collection of more than 10 clippings from various leading English newspapers, was inaugurated today by Mr L.H. Naqvi, Deputy Editor, The Tribune.

Mann collected old newspapers of past few months and cut the desired clippings for use in the exhibition. He said encouraged by this, he will now arrange another exhibition on photo journalism in January next year. However, the sports photo exhibition would be held every year in the first Sunday of September.


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