Sunday, June 15, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Putting back the hands of time...

Tripti Nath

THOSE disillusioned with their ageing image in the mirror can now buy youthful looks again. The much-talked about age defying treatment options successfully tried by film stars are now available in India. It is now possible to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles in just 20 minutes, says Dr Vimal Malik, a surgeon, who runs Eleganza, a rejuvenation clinic, in Rajouri Garden, with his wife, Dr Seema Malik (a pathologist and laser expert). The instant removal of wrinkles and fine lines is done by the revolutionary technology of Gel Implant. Dr Vimal Malik says that the FDA approved technology is painless and free of any side effects. The treatment is also used for shaping facial contour, lip sculpting and correction of facial hollow cheeks.

The treatment costs anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000 depending on the extent of work a face demands. The product used in the treatment is Non-Animal Synthetic Hyalarunic Acid (NASHA) 20 mg/ml and physiological saline pH 7 qs The gel is available in three forms depending on the molecular size of the NASHA.

The gel is clear and transparent and as biodegradable as the hyaluronic acid of the body. Follow up treatment, is therefore, needed only after a year. A second sitting would also depend on other factors such as the skin, lifestage, age and the degree of perfection demanded by the client.

Dr Malik says that about five patients come to their clinic every week for removal of wrinkles. He says that the Gel Implant technique has been used by over 500 million people across the world including Hollywood celebrities as Mellani Griffeth, Demi Moore and Meg Ryan.

Lifetime achievement award for docs

Dr D.S. Gambhir and Dr S.K. Sama honoured with DMA Ratna
Dr D.S. Gambhir and Dr S.K. Sama honoured with DMA Ratna.

Two Delhi based doctors- Dr S.K. Sama, Chairman of Ganga Ram Hospital, and Dr D.S. Gambhir, an eminent Cardiologist, have been honoured with DMA (Delhi Medical Association) Ratna for contribution in the field of gastroenterology and interventional cardiology. The Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs Shiela Dikshit, gave away the lifetime achievement award, carrying silver trophies, to Dr Sama and Dr Gambhir on the opening day of the 46th annual medical conference of DMA. In her inaugural address, Mrs Dikshit called upon private medical practitioners to provide concessional or free services to atleast 10 per cent of patients who cannot afford treatment. She expressed the hope that the voluntary service would serve to eradicate the menace of quackery.

Addressing a gathering of about 500 doctors, the Health Minister of Delhi, Dr A.K. Walia, said that the role of the private practitioner cannot be ignored as he is the first to reach the reach in an emergency. Dr Walia said that all doctors ought to update their knowledge about resuscitation on an annual basis.

DMA President, Dr Anil Bansal, reiterated the association’s commitment to provide state-of-the-art preventive health care to society.

GBC award for Tata Steel

Tata Steel has recently been honoured with the prestigious Global Business Coalition Award (GBC) for 2003 for business excellence in the community for its outstanding HIV/AIDS awareness work in Jamshedpur. The Chairman of Tata Group, Mr Ratan N.Tata, received the award from the Chairman of GBC, Mr Juergen Schrempp, and Chairman and CEO of Daimler Chrysler Corporation, at a function in Washington D.C.

The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS is an alliance of more than 100 international companies dedicated to combating the disease. The annual award recognises best practices in prevention of HIV/AIDS and reduction of stigma and discrimination. Tata Steel implemented its AIDS awareness programme in 1993 by a core group of AIDS and an AIDS cell to formulate strategies for control and prevention of the disease. The programme targets children and youth, marginalised sections of society, domestic servants, truck and taxi drives, barbers, migrant and casual labourers and police and army personnel.

Batra Hospital signs agreement with ITBP

Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, a super-speciality hospital, here has signed an agreement with Indo-Tibetan Border Police to provide treatment to serving ITBP personnel and their family members for cardiac procedures as CAG, PTCA, CABG, EF Study, Cardio Vacular Procedure, MRI, CT, Imaging, Chemotherapy and Cancer radiation therapy. The agreement entitles ITBP personnel to free medication for cardiac and cancer related diseases at the 600-bed hospital on production of their identity card and permission by ITBP. The Batra Hospital will claim the cost of treatment from ITBP.

Visiting dignitary at Escorts

During a week long visit to India beginning Sunday, the Prime Minister of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mr Bounnhang Vorachit, will visit the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre (EHIRC) on Tuesday. Mr Vorachit is visiting India to explore bilateral economic co-operation in health sector.


Observe personal hygiene and good food habits this summer
Priyanka Gupta

TAKE care of your food habits this summer. The dusty atmosphere and scorching sunlight can not only harm your skin but also your health. Though these things need to be done regularly but often we do not give heed to these but it could prove dangerous to avoid precautions in summers. Make sure that you wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating. Adequate cooking is needed to kill bacteria and prevent them from re-growing after cooking. Refrigerate meats as soon as possible after bringing them home and cook them until they are no longer pink. After meals, refrigerate the cooked leftovers as soon as possible. Don’t forget to wash kitchen counters and utensils after they have been in contact with raw meat especially poultry. Carry own water bottles especially when going out.

Dr. Arun Kumar, Senior Consultant Gastroenterology, Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute says: “The most important thing for the people is to stop activities that they enjoy, but take appropriate preventive measures. Following just few simple steps is the shortest way to reduce infections. Actually the source of most of the gastrointestinal infections is contaminated food and water. Non- vegetarian food items as beef, sea food, ham, meat, dairy and poultry products, items that are not stored properly- all carry infections. And in summers, these infections spread more quickly.” He says one must ensure personal hygiene to avoid acquisition and transmission of infections. Dirty hands carry infectious germs into the body. Washing hands is the most effective means of preventing infections that are passed on from one person to the other.


Indian Airlines lift Hari Ram Cricket title
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 14
Indian Airlines defeated Uttar Pradesh Cricketers by seven wickets to lift the Seventh Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Karnail Singh stadium on Friday night. UP Cricketers, opting to bat, crashed to 164 all out due to the tight bowling attack of Airlines, with Nikhil Chopra (3 for 27), Manvinder Bisla (3 for 28) and Rajat Bhatia (2 for 38) giving a torrid time to the UP batsmen.

After dismissing UP cheaply, Indian Airlines rode on the strength of a swashbuckling unbeaten knock of 61 by FC Reetender Singh Sodhi and 67 not out by Shafiq Khan to race to victory for the loss of just three wickets.

Reetender Sodhi not only won his fourth man of the match award in the tournament, but was also adjudged the man of the tournament. Airlines earned a cash award of rupees one lakh eleven thousand while U P Cricketers received Rs 51,000. The two losing semi-finalists, Air India and Sonnet, were awarded Rs 21,000 each.

Scores: UP Cricketers: 164 all out in 39.2 overs (Satish Durai 49, Rahul Prasad 18, Nikhil Chopra 3 for 27, Manvinder Bisla 3 for 28, Rajat Bhatia 2 for 38).

Indian Airlines: 165 for 3 in 37.4 overs (Reetender Sodhi 61 n o, Shafiq Khan 67 n o, Rashmi Ranjan Pardia 25, Manu Kumar 1 for 16, Lalit Verma 1 for 24, Parminder Singh 1 for24).


Delhi Administration earn full points
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 14
Delhi Administration downed Customs and Central Excise by a solitary goal to earn three points in a Group B match of A Division in the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.

Harish Negi netted the match-winner in the 17th minute. Delhi Administration have logged 12 points from four matches to lead the group. Delhi Administration have ensured their place in the semi-final while Customs and Central Excise finished their engagements on nine points from five matches.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences also have nine points from four matches, and they play against IGPCL in their last match to decide the second semi-finalists from the group.

In a Group B Senior Division match, former champions Northern Railway came from behind to hold last year’s runners-up Delhi Audit to a 1-1 draw. Defender Birender Bhakuni put Audit in the lead while mid-fielder Harish Bisht pulled off the equaliser for Northern Railway in the 57th minute.

In a Group B match of A Division, Indraprastha Generation Power Company Ltd. received a walkover from Railway Board as the latter failed to turn up.

Sunday’s fixtures: Northern Railway vs Punjab National Bank (4 p m); DTC vs Bank of India (5.15 p m)—Ambedkar Stadium.


AIIMS sail into Scindia Cup semis
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 14
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) defeated Inter Face Club by seven wickets to enter the semi-final of the first Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Andrewsganj ground.

Scores: Inter Face Club: 165 for 6 in 25 overs (Neeraj Kumar 48, Saurabh Tiwari 36, Raja Sharma 4 for 25, Ratan Singh 3 for 31). AIIMS: 167 for 3 in 21.1 overs (Rajeev Uniyal 60, Vijay Arya 54, Saurabh Tiwari 3 for 30).

In the second match, Cotton Harper Club defeated New Delhi Cricket Club by five wickets. Scores: New Delhi Club: 168 for 6 in 25 overs (Neeraj Malhotra 83, Lalit Anand 3 for 38, Surender Kumar 3 for 18). Cotton Harper:172 for 5 in 24.1 overs (Shailender Singh 45, Lalit Anand 36, Ajeet Obrai 3 for 23).

Ghaziabad Academy win

Ghaziabad Mahanagar Cricket Academy (GMCA) defeated Heaven XI by seven wickets in the I D Paul Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Apex School ground. Scores: Heaven XI: 169 all out in 27.4 overs (Bharat Kumar 48, Sahdev Singh 49, Anuj Kumar 3 for 15, Rajesh Rana 3 for 25).

Ghaziabad Academy: 170 for 3 in 14.3 overs (Manoj Sharma 91 n.o., Mayank Tehlan 45 n.o., Anuj Sharma 30 n.o., Bharat Kumar 3 for 60).

Delhi Eaglets beat Ajmal Khan Coaching Centre by six wickets. Scores: Ajmal Khan Coaching Centre: 208 all out in 29.2 overs (Sunny Sethi 54, Nitin Kumar 55, Kamal Kishore 3 for 32, Rohan Gulati 2 for 28). Delhi Eaglets: 210 for 4 in 23.3 overs (Udat Bhatia 90, Saurabh Malik 53, Pankaj Kumar 3 for 17).

Gyan Bharati Cricket

Madan Lal Cricket Academy drew with DCF in a two-day match of the second Gyan Bharati Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort ground. Madan Lal Academy received eight points. Scores: Madan Lal Academy (first innings): 158 all out in 79.3 overs (Naman Raj Sinha 37, Bijon Keshwani 34). Second innings: 100 for 7 in 49 overs (Arush Khanna 19 n.o., Bijon

Keshwani 18). DCF: 76 all out in 50.2 overs (Shashank Chopra 27, Kunal Kumar 4 for 17, Gaurav Kumar 4 for 13, Geet Arora 2 for 21).

Om Dot Cup Tourney

The first Om Dot Cup Cricket Tournament will be held from June 15 at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground. Eight teams will participate in the tournament, which will have a cash prize of Rs 15,000 for the winners.


Sarthak, Kunal move up

New Delhi, June 14
Sarthak Gandhi of Apeejay School and Kunal Kathuria of Hans Raj Public School entered the cadet boys quarter-final of the 41st Summer Open Table Tennis Tournament at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

Sarthak beat Karanpreet Singh 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 while Kunal Kathuria defeated Vibhor Kumar 5-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-9. Deepak Malik of Haryana upset I M Singh 6-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-6 in the men’s singles non-medallist event.

Yaodong Wang of China continued his winning spree when he took Nishank Bajaj also in his stride with a 11-8, 2-11, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10 victory. OSR


Team TVS to clash against Yamaha in final

New Delhi: Battle lines have been drawn for the finals of the second leg of the MRF National Motocross Championship to be held at Jaipur on Sunday as the title contest is likely to witness a spectacular clash of riders of Team TVS Racing and Team Yamaha.

All eyes were focussed on Vijay Kumar of TVS, as he is the overwhelming favourite to lead Team TVS to victory.

Vijay received last year’s championship title from FMSCI on Friday.

Vijay Kumar has been in excellent form this season and has won accolades abroad too. Making rapid strides, his talent has left no one in doubt about his skill and mastery over the machine and tracks. OSR

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