Friday, March 14, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Rare abdominal surgery performed
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 13
Deepak Hospital has claimed to have performed a landmark in Advanced Keyhole Abdominal Surgery this week whereby cancer of the rectum was successfully extirpated by video image-guided surgery through fine keyholes in the abdominal wall instead of an open surgery. The surgery was performed with the help of the latest technology namely an Ultrasound Knife (Harmonic Scalpel).

Dr Deepak Issacs, Medical Superintendent Deepak Hospital while talking to mediapersons here yesterday said that cancer of the rectum was a dreaded disease and that it could be removed through surgery with or without Radio and Chemotherapy. Increased consumption of animal and fat low-fibre diet posed risk to cancer of the large bowel and rectum.

A “58-year-old patient complained of increasing constipation and diarrhorea. Usually a very major operation is undertaken by opening the whole abdomen but in this case, Laparoscopic Abdomino Perineal Resection was performed with an ultrasonic knife under video guidance. There was hardly any blood loss, the patient could start the oral feed on the very first day and could be discharged within 48 hours”, said Dr Issacs. The operation was performed by Dr Aridham Ghosh and Dr Paramjit Singh.



DMCH poll on March 28
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 13
The crucial elections of the office-bearers of the managing society of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will be held on March 28. The elections of the office-bearers (six) and members of the governing board (12) will be held through secret ballot. This is for the first time in the history of the managing society of the DMCH that the elections are being held through secret ballot, thus indicating differences among members.

Dr M.A. Zaheer, a former Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Punjab Agricultural University, has been appointed returning officer for conducting the elections.

The term of the newly elected office-bearers and the members of the governing board will be four years.



Usha Rani adjudged best athlete
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, March 13
Usha Rani, student of Electronics and Communication Engineering (Ist year), was named the best athlete in the two-day seventh annual athletics meet of the Sat Guru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, here today. She bagged two titles (400 m and 800 m race), while Jaspreet Kaur of IInd year emerged the fastest runner.

Ms Nirmal Kocher, Principal (retd), Ramgarhia College, was the chief guest at the prize distribution function.

Results: 100 m — Jaspreet Kaur, 1, Harpreet Kaur 2, Manpreet Kaur 3; Javelin throw — Jaspreet Kaur 1, Mandeep Hundal 2, Kulvinder Kaur 3; slow cycling — Devinder Kaur 1, Neha Kamoj 2, Gagandeep Kaur 3; 400 m — Usha Rani 1, Mandeep Kaur 2, Jaspreet Kaur 3; male staff race — Madan Lal 1, Devinder Kumar 2, Gogi Mahajan 3; discus throw — Hansdeep Kaur Hans 1, Navdeep Kaur Deol 2, Manu Bala 3; 800 m — Usha Rani 1, Jaspinder Kaur 2, Mandeep Kaur 3; matka race — Monika 1, Rajwant Kaur 2, Geeta 3; 4x100 m relay — ECE Deptt 1, CE Deptt 2, GMY Deptt 3; musical-chair race — Sugandha 1, Amarjit 2, Dr Lakhdev Singh 3.

Sports meet

The first annual sports meet of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Chandigarh road branch, was held today. A large number of students (pre-nursery to IInd classes) took part in different events. Mr Mitter Sein and Mr O.P. Sabharwal, president and secretary, respectively, of the school trust, along with Mr Ashok Setia, director, management committee, were present on the occasion.

Results: Pre-nursery — (boys, 30 m race) — Aayush 1, Abhas 2, Lovish 3; girls — Divya 1, Ria 2, Kushdeep 3; four-legged race (boys) — Abhas 1, Lovish 2, Aayush 3; girls — Simran 1, Ria 2, Divya 3; nursery and KG (30 m race, boys) — Shivam 1, Baljeet 2, Gurpreet 3; girls — Jyoti 1, Simran 2, Ashima 3; sack race (boys) — Shivam 1, Gurpreet 2, Baljeet 3; girls — Jyoti 1, Nashima 2, Ashima 3. Coin race (boys) — Shivam 1, Baljeet 2, Sandeep 3; girls — Jyoti 1, Aashima 2, Nashima 3.

Ist and IInd classes — (50 m race, boys) — Taranjinder 1, Abhas 2, Lovish 3; girls — Trishka 1, Apporvie 2, Neha 3; spoon-potato race (boys) — Ajay 1, Kamal 2, Tarjinder 3; girls — Gaytri 1, Ankur 2, Apporvie 3; sack race (boys) — Tarjinder 1, Ajay 2, Nikhil 3; chatti race (girls) — Megha 1, Neha 2, Apporvie 3.


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