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Rs 19 cr for tuberculosis control in Haryana
Our Correspondent

Rewari, December 30
The Union Government has allocated Rs 19 crore for the implementation of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in various districts of Haryana.

Ten out of the nineteen districts, including Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sonepat, Karnal, Jind, Panchkula, Yamuna Nagar, Ambala, Mahendergarh and Rewari have been covered under RNTCP.

The programme is expected to be extended to the remaining nine districts by March, 2004, as soon as modalities were worked out after the ensuing visit of a specialists team of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This information was given by the Haryana Health Minister, Dr M. L. Ranga, who formally launched the RNTCP at a function organized under the auspices of the District Tuberculosis Control Society here yesterday. Dr Ranga said that it was a matter of concern that about 40 per cent of the youths were inflicted with tuberculosis in India.

The Haryana Government was making concerted efforts to achieve the target of total eradication of tuberculosis, he said.

He said tuberculosis patients in rural areas of the ten districts where the programme was being implemented would be given free medicines after being medically examined by team of doctors constituted under the RNTCP.

The minister also distributed two motorcycles to health functionaries of the district.

The Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of the District Tuberculosis Control Society, Mrs Neerja Shekhar, informed that there were about 1,800 TB patients in the district and about 50 per cent of them were in receipt of regular treatment from civil hospitals and dispensaries in the district.

The District Tuberculosis Officer, Dr Subhash Bodwal, informed that one tuberculosis unit each in the civil hospital of Rewari and the Community Health Centre (CHC), Bawal, had been set up to ensure efficacious implementation of the RNTCP.

Besides, microscopic centres have also been set up at the civil hospital, Rewari, CHC, Bawal and Meerpur, Guraora, Khol, Dharuhera and Kosli primary health centres to facilitate examination.

Simultaneously, as many as 120 sub-centres have also been set up throughout the district to ensure precise consumption of medicines by the patients, he added.



Well-known doctors attend Max Healthcare workshop
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 30
A workshop, organised by Max Healthcare on ‘Septorhinoplasty and Sinus Endoscopy’, as part of the Max CME series 2003 at Max Hospital, Pitampura, attracted leading doctors from across Delhi and North India.

The three-day workshop was conducted by a distinguished panel of doctors, like Dr S. K. Kaluskar from Omagh, Ireland, Dr Thulasi Das from Chennai and Dr P. S. Saharia from Delhi, who is also associated with Max Healthcare as a consultant. The workshop attracted over 35 ENT specialists.

An interesting and dynamic combination of educational lectures, video demonstrations, live surgery and comprehensive presentations, including cadaver dissections (organised at Lady Hardinge Medical College) and live surgery conducted by the course directors at Max Hospital, Pitampura, were part of the workshop.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ashok Vaid, chairman of the organising committee, said: “The workshop has provided invaluable insights in the surgical steps involved in endoscopic sinus surgery and in surgeries, such as Septoplasty and Septorhinoplasty”. Such workshops help surgeons understand the intricacies involved in these cutting edge surgeries and benefit from the experience from world-renowned authorities in the field, Dr Vaid said.

Max Healthcare is committed to partnering with the physicians community at all levels and believes that organising such workshops helps in enhancing the quality of medical services available in the city. The Max CME 2003 series is designed to facilitate this exchange of knowledge and sharing of valuable experiences of leading experts in their fields.



Kenya crush Singapore
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 30
A fine knock of 48 by T Maunga and deadly bowling by Kalpesh Patel (5 for 4) enabled Kenya beat Singapore by 74 runs in the Commonwealth Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the K D Singh Babu Stadium in Lucknow. The match was reduced to 25 overs a side due to heavy fog. Scores: Kenya: 145 for 9 in 25 overs (T Maunga 48, C Janik 4 for 6, Jackie 2 for 17). Singapore: 71 for 9 in 25 overs (G B Mayer 21, Kalpesh Patel 4 for 5, D O Kumu 2 for 22, R Bhudia 2 for 26).

IHF draw with Namdhari XI

Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) drew with Namdhari XI 3-3 in the opening match of the 6th Chhattrapati Shivaji Hockey Tournament for the Dhyan Chand Cup at the Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday. IHF led by one goal at half time.

IHF forged ahead in the 28th minute when Jatinder Singh scored off a penalty corner. Prem K added the second goal on resumption, again off a penalty corner. Jarnail Singh completed the tally for IHF.

After IHF took a handsome 3-0 lead, Namdharis got into their scoring mood, slotting in three goals through Gursatinder Singh, Ajmer Singh and Anmolak Singh.

Wednesday’s fixtures: CRPF vs Namdhari XI (1 pm); Indian Oil vs IHF Junior (2.30 pm)—Shivaji Stadium.



National Stadium win Nehru u-15 tourney

New Delhi, December 30
An half century by man of the match Akshay Sharma was the highlight of National Stadium Coaching Centre’s seven-wicket victory against Government School, Jheel in the Nehru Public School Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Scores: Govt. School: 181 for 6 in 35 overs (Rajeev Gupta 69, Surjeet Singh 39, Sonu Yadav 27 n o, Tausheef Ahmad 3 for 41).

National Stadium: 182 for 3 in 32.3 overs (Akshay Sharma 55, Samarth Singh 39, Gandharbh Mehndi Ratta 26 n o, Moti Lal 3 for 32). OSR


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