Thursday, February 20, 2003, Chandigarh, India

 

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HEALTH
 

CT scan facility
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 19
The Haryana Government has started providing the facility of CT scan to the needy patients in General Hospital, Sector-6 here, from today onwards.
In a press release here today, Mrs. Satwanti Ahlawat, Deputy Commissioner, said that the patients could avail the facility of CT scan of head, neck, upper and lower abdominal region, stomach, spine and other parts of the body at fixed rates. However, few categories of economically weaker sections can avail this facility free of cost, she said.

The DC said that the facility of CT scan would be provided free of cost to the patients living below the poverty line, victims of accidents who could not be identified, employees of the State Government and their dependents. She further said that the rates of CT scan had been fixed at par with the rates of Medical College, Rohtak, and any changes in rates by the college in the future would also be applicable here, in the General Hospital.

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300 examined at medical camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 19
A medical awareness camp was organised at Shri Dhanwantry Ayurveda College and Hospital in Sector 46 today in which a team of doctors, yoga experts and dietician examined about 300 persons from various departments of Panjab University.

A statement issued here said besides general medical check-up, the camp comprised blood group testing, haemoglobin count checking and registration for eye donation. The camp was inaugurated by PUTA president, P.K. Mittal.

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Blood donation camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 19
As many as 113 persons donated blood at a camp organised by Government College for Girls, Sector 42, in collaboration with the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. Donors included students as well as staff members. The camp was inaugurated by the college Principal, Mrs Vijay Lakshmi.

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Gupta, Adhikari in final
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, February 19
Saurav Sen Gupta and Deepankar Adhikari, both of the RSB, Kolkata, will meet in the final of the menís singles on the penultimate day of the All India Civil Services Table Tennis meet at Sector 23 hall here today.

In the veterans singles, M. Sahid of the RSB, Indore, and K. Jairam of the RSB, Hyderabad, would face each other in the final.

In womenís singles, Geeta Tandon of the RSB, Kanpur, Shikha Sharma of the RSB, Chandigarh, Mausami of the RSB, Kanpur, and Rajni Gupta of the RSB, Jalandhar, sailed in the last four.

Results: semi-finals: men singles: Saurav Sen Gupta b Albesh Saini 11-5,11-5,9-11,13-11,11-6; Deepankar Adhikari lost to Swapnil Namjoshi 9-11,6-11,12-10,5-11,8-11. Veteran singles: M. Sahid b N.S. Rawat 3-11,9-11,11-9, K. Jairam b Balbir Singh 11-5,11-5,13-11.

Quarter-finals: womenís singles: Geeta Tandon b Gurvinder Kaur 12-10,6-11,9-11,11-6,11-7, 9-11,11-6. Shikha Sharma b Leena A 11-0,11-5,11-4,7-11,11-13,11-8; Mausmi lost to Chulbul Das 3-11,3-11,4-11; Rajni Gupta b Rubi Kaur 11-5,11-7, 12-10, 11-6.
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TTA mourns Arjunís death
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, February 19
The Board of Directors of the Total Tennis Academy (TTA) today held an emergency meeting today to mourn the death of Mr Arjun Singh, a prominent tennis personality.

Arjun Singh had worked as a tennis instructor in Panjab University and died last evening. The TTA has also named its forthcoming seniors tennis tournament as the Arjun Singh Memorial Total Tennis Tournament to be held from February 28 to March 2. 

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Cop suspended for drunken brawl
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 19
A Head Constable of the Chandigarh police, Satya Parkash, was today placed under suspension for indulging in a drunken brawl at a liquor shop in Sector 32 here this evening. According to information he was with a constable of the Haryana police, Satish.

While they were drinking, they entered into an argument with an employee at the liquor shop. A police party from the Sector 34 police station took them for medical examination to the GMCH, Sector 32. Head Constable is posted in the wireless section of the police and was on rest after doing night duty yesterday. A senior police official said departmental action against was being initiated against him.

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Jhuggis removed
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, February 19
The Enforcement wing of PUDA removed 11 jhuggis that had come up on an encroached piece of land in Sector 57 here today.
On the directions of Mr Ranjit Kumar, SDO, Buildings, a team, comprising a JE and a supervisor, were provided manual force for carrying out the operation. A survey had been carried out yesterday and all those jhuggis that had come up in the past few days were demolished.

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