Monday, March 3, 2003, Chandigarh, India

 

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Childhood asthma is curable: experts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 2
Prof Ranjit Chandra, Vice-Chancellor of University' Internationale Des Sciences De La Sante, Switzerland, delivered the first oration at the Advanced Paediatric Centre on the second day of the ongoing WWCA-2003 (What Works in Childhood Asthma) workshop being organised by the Department of Paediatrics at the PGI here today.

Professor Chandra is the recipient of the Officer of the Order award, Canada. He was recently awarded a D. Litt degree by Panjab University. He started his professional career at the Department of paediatrics, PGI.

The role of preventive medication in asthma was highlighted on the occasion. Dr Meenu Singh, organising secretary, spoke about related aspects of the disease and explained about curative methods at the hands-on workshop. Questions were also answered about the side-effects of anti-asthma medicines at the venue.

The session on patient-doctor partnership saw a sizeable audience. A need to have special training camps for asthmatic children was suggested. Dr Sumit Bhargav, a pulmonologist from the USA, Dr Prabhjot Malhi, an associate professor in clinical psychology, Prof O.N.Bhakoo, a former head of the Department of Paediatrics, Prof S.S. Gill, Dr S.S. Pandav and Dr A.K. Bhalla were the main speakers.

The workshop is providing a platform for an interaction between the national and international experts on the subject, delegates and family members of affected children.

Prof Anil Narang, chairman of the organising committee and head of the department, welcomed the guests and outlined the details of the subject under discussion. Prof S.K. Sharma, Director of the PGI, apprised the gathering about the increased prevalence of asthma and allergy disorders. He said asthma was not only curable, but also preventable. Dr Meenu Singh proposed the vote of thanks.

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Another award for Dr Nagi
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 2
The Chhattisgarh Orthopaedic Association honoured Prof O.P. Nagi, Head of Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMER, with the Mahurkar Oration Award at its second annual conference held on February 23 at Raipur. This oration award has been named in the memory of Dr Mahurkar, an orthopaedic surgeon of Chhattisgarh area, who spent all his life looking after the welfare of his patients. Professor Nagi read his oration on soft-tissue balancing in total knee replacement surgery.

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Raman surges ahead in tennis meet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, March 2
Raman Kumar of Jalandhar defeated H.S. Tiwana of Chandigarh, 8-3, to move in the last eight of the Arjun Singh Memorial Total Tennis Championship at the YMCA, Sector 11, Chandigarh, here today. Amitabh Singh went down fighting against TPS Mann, 6-8, in a above-35 years section tie. In the above-45 years, category, Sunil Bajaj defeated Birinder Bhullar, 7-2; A.K. Kaushal beat V. Bishnoi 7-1 and H.S. Tiwana defeated Palaram, 7-2.

Pitch and putt meet: The Chandigarh Golf Association will organise a nine-hole pitch and putt competition for the CGA members and their dependants at the CGA golf range on March 8. The same day, pitch and putt competitions for sports journalists based in Chandigarh would also be held. This was stated by Mr Desh Prem Azad, President of the Chandigarh Golf Association.

Cricket tourney: LG XI defeated the Ludhiana Cricket club by 116 runs in the inaugural Kesar Singh Anand Trophy match at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19 here on Sunday.

Brief scores: LG XI 196 for seven (Vaneet Jain 64, Rahul Panta 47, Kamalpreet 24, Madan Lal 18, Sumit Kumar 19 (n.o.), Pritpal Singh 3 for 39) Ludhiana CC 79 all out in16.3 overs (Ajay Madaan 33, Ajay Sikka 4 for 13, Surinder Singh 2 for 11, Vaneet Jain 2 for 22).

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Boxing championship
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, March 2
Dharmendra in the light fly-weight section and Dharam Singh in the bantamweight section, both from Chandigarh, moved up on the third day of the 10th All India Invitational AK Misra Memorial Boxing Championship being held at the skating-rink in Sector 10 here today. Winners in the light flyweight section were, Arun Singh, Sonu and Khimanand Belwei. In the fly weight section, Dilip K. Pauri, Daiphale, Harpreet Singh and Ashwani Sharma emerged winners.

In the bantamweight section, Sujit Biswa, Kamal Chauhan and BD Mandal surged ahead. In the featherweight section, Mohan Singh, Subodh Dhyani, S Michael Mitei and G Satyaraji moved up.

In the lightweight section,Gurpreet Singh, C.A. Kuttappa, Amit Shahlawat and Som Nath Singh sailed into the next rounds.

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