Monday, October 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Stress on latest technology for surgeons
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 12
“In the new era of high-tech surgery there has been exciting technological developments in the recent past, which has made a major impact on surgical sciences. Newer patient-friendly procedures have developed which not only assure a better cure and control of diseases but also promise a better quality of life to the patients in post-operative period”, said Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu during a surgical conference, Mid-Term CME — 2003, organised by Doraha-based Sidhu Hospital, here today.

As many as 400 delegates attended the conference from all over the country.

Dr Sidhu added that the mantra of the new technology was ‘shorter cut, shorter recovery’. He said the conference updated the knowledge of practicing surgeons and postgraduate students and exposed them to the latest developments.

In his inaugural speech, the chief guest, Dr Ajmer Singh, a former Director, Research and Medical Education, Punjab, emphasised the need for acceptance of newer technologies. Prof S.N. Mehta from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, enlightened the delegates about the current status of kidney transplant in the country. He appealed to people to come forward and register themselves as kidney donors in case of death. This process had already shown good results in eye donation.

Dr Sidhu presented his work on laparoscopic hernia repair and demonstrated that this procedure had much better results than open hernia repair and could be made cost effective by certain simple innovations. “This makes it highly patient friendly and successful surgery at an affordable cost”, the surgeon said.

Prof Adarash Chaudhary from G.B. Panth Hospital, New Delhi, said laparoscopic cholecystectomy should be performed by experienced surgeons, so as to prevent the bile duct injuries which are life-threatening complication of this procedure.

Latest developments in the field of kidney, oesophagus and thyroid cancer were discussed. Prof J.D Wig, Head, Department of Surgery, PGI, while delivering his lecture on disaster management, stressed that the challenges of mass casualties needed to be met effectively by planning and training for disasters, through both internal hospital drills and regional exercises involving all community resources.

Dr Raju Singh Chinna from DMCH delivered a lecture on “Endoscopic management of obstructive jaundice”; Dr Muneet Khan of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute, Srinagar, and Dr Pawan Gupta delivered talks on endourology; Dr Kuldeep Singh from the DMCH, Dr Vijay Arora from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, and Dr G.R. Verma from the PGI spoke on advanced laparoscopy and robotics; Dr Rakesh Khazanchi and Dr Meera Khazanchi delivered lectures on latest cosmetic and paediatric surgery, respectively; and Dr Sanjeev Uppal from the DMCH and Dr Gurjeet Singh from Jammu Medical College spoke on Maxillo facial and vascular trauma, respectively.



Jalandhar boys retain cricket title
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 12
In a nail-biting finish, holders Jalandhar prevailed over Chandigarh by four wickets to retain the title in the third Punjab State Cricket Tournament for the Deaf and Dumb, which concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

Batting first, Chandigarh set a challenging target of 181 runs for their opponents as they scored 180 runs in their quota of 30 overs. The main contributors were Vinay and Somesh, who scored 66 and 23 runs, respectively. Vinay’s 66 runs came of 64 deliveries laced with six fours and one towering six while Somesh’s 23 runs was studded with three hits to the fence.

Jalandhar began their chase on a sedate note with opener Harvinder Singh and one down batsman Deepak Arora sharing 103-runs partnership for the second wicket. Harvinder made 25 with the help of five fours while Deepak’s innings came off just 34 balls.

At one stage, Jalandhar were struggling, with five wickets down, needing 53 runs off five overs. Jalandhar’s Kapali added invaluable 15 runs and then they required 24 runs in the last two overs. Chandigarh’s wicket-keeper fumbled on two occasions and failed to collect the ball neatly and the pair of Manoj (10 n.o) and Gaurav (3 n.o) survived run-out appeals and steered their team to a four-wicket win on the last ball of the match.

Brief scores: Chandigarh 180 all out in 29.3 overs (Sanjeev 14, Vinay 66, Somesh 23; Rohit 2 for 35, Sandeep 2 for 29, Pawan 2 for 27, Gaurav 2 for 11, Deepak Arora 1 for 16 and Manoj 1 for 17); Jalandhar 181 for 6 in 30 overs (Harvinder 38, Deepak Arora 41, Kapali 15, Manoj 10 n.o, Gaurav 3 n.o; Simranjeet 1 for 24, Sanjeev 1 for 28 and Vinay 2 for 25).

GNPS cagers in final

Giving a dazzling performance, Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, stormed into the final of Sahohdya Schools Complex Basketball Championship being organised here at the school ground.

In the semifinals (boys), hosts Guru Nanak Public School outnumbered Guru Nanak International Public School 24-14 while BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, just managed to scrape past DAV Public Senior Secondary School 26-23.

In the girls’ section, Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in a closely contested affair, outclassed Nankana Sahib Public School 18-14. In the second semifinal, Guru Nanak Public School, Mullanpur routed BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, 25-2 to set up the title clash.

Six-a-side hockey meet

Gill Sports Club, Ghawadi, and Mata Sahib Kaur Academy of Jarkhar won their last league encounters to assure themselves berths in the final of the Bibi Surjit Kaur Memorial Six-a Side Hockey League Hockey Tournament being organised by Mata Sahib Kaur Academy at Jarkhar village near here today.

In the first match of the day between Gill Sports Club of Ghawadi and Bahadurgarh XI, the former opened their account in the 11th minute through Mandeep Gill and he again found the target in the 17th minute to make in 2-0.

Daljeet Singh of Bahadurgarh XI scored a field goal in the 19th minute to reduce the mrgin. Five minutes later, Mandeep Gill stunned the Bahadurgarh goalkeeper and sounded the board to consolidate the lead 3-1.

After changing ends, Mandeep pumped in another goal to further cement the lead 4-1 while Sandeep scored a goal to help Ghawadi team to wrap up the issue 5-1.

In the second match, Mata Sahib Kaur Academy, Jarkhar defeated Guru Hargobind Sahib Academy, Ahmedgarh, 1-0. The all-important goal was scored in the 9th minute of the match by academy captain Pargat Singh.

In another match, which was of mere academic interest, Jattana Club drubbed Taj Resorts XI 6-1. The scorers were Sukhjit Singh, Amandeep and Harjinder who chipped in with a brace each while Mandeep reduced the margin for the Taj Resorts XI.

Athletics meet

MANDI GOBINDGARH: Om Parkash Bansal Modern School here organised IV annual sports and athletics meet on Saturday. Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, was the chief guest. Mr Ahluwalia stressed the need of sports for the all round development of the students. It develops spirit of teamwork and nationalism. He appreciated the institution for providing quality education to the students of the area.


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