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Docs elaborate on rare cardiac surgeries
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 17
A team of cardiac surgeons from Hero DMC Heart Institute talked about rare procedures in cardiology and cardiac surgery at the Sutlej Club here last night.
Talking to mediapersons, the doctors said about 10 million people in India were suffering from dilatation of the heart because of heart attack or blockages of the coronary arteries, adding that 1.2 million died per year of this ailment.

Taking about a rare surgery, the doctors said a 65-year-old woman from Ludhiana, Satwant Kaur, had a massive heart attack, which made her heart very weak. Echo and angiography tests revealed blockage of two main arteries, with the heart functioning being only 20 per cent. Moreover, the heart was dilated and globular in shape. She underwent an open-heart surgery, which reduced the heart’s size and brought it to the normal elliptical shape. The patient also had two bypass surgeries. After the operation, her heart functioning improved from 20 to 40 per cent.

Discussing another rare surgery, the doctors said a tumour measuring 9 cm had been removed from the heart of Pardeep Kumar, an 18-year-old boy from Haryana.

Dr G.S.Wander, Chief Cardiologist, said the institute was a tertiary care cardiac centre committed to providing comprehensive cardiac care facilities of international standards.



Jugraj Singh to be honoured at sports festival
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 17
Ace hockey forward Jugraj Singh and kabaddi player Inderjit Singh Pullanwal will be felicitated during the 18th Mata Sahib Kaur Gold Cup hockey tournament and Bibi Surjit Kaur state-level basketball meet to be held at the Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar village, from February 5 to 7.

Mr Narinder Pal Singh Sidhu and Mr Balbir Singh, chairman and president of the organising club, respectively, said the Olympian Surjit Singh Randhawa award would be conferred on Jugraj Singh and Inderjit Singh Phullanwal would be presented the Alankar Tony kabaddi award. Prabhjot Singh, Chief of Bureau, The Tribune, will be given the Amarjit Singh Grewal memorial award for his contribution to the promotion of sports.

During the sports festival, competitions will be held in hockey (senior boys and girls), kabaddi (academies), kabaddi (one village) and kabaddi (various weight categories), volleyball smashing and shooting. Top kabaddi outfits of the region have been invited.

Punjabi folk singers Manmohan Waris, Kamaljot Chamkeela, Baljinder Rimpy and Parminder Sandhu will entertain spectators during the festival.

Mr Ashok Singh Garcha, Chairman, Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, will inaugurate the festival on February 5. Gurkirat Singh Kotli, Mr Malkit Singh Birmi, Minister for Jails, will inaugurate the hockey meet. Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill, ADGP, Punjab, and president, Basketball Federation of India, will give away prizes to the winners.



City students shine in national baseball meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 17
Two girl students of R. S. Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, figured in the Punjab team which won the silver medal in the National Schools Baseball Championship held at Dewas (Madhya Pradesh) recently. Amandeep Kaur and Handeep Kaur helped their team beat teams from Chhattisgarh and Gujarat. However, the team went down fighting to the hosts, Madhya Pradesh, in the final.

In the boys’ section, three students of the school, Balkirat Singh, Rohit Gulati and Ritesh Sharma, were part of the Punjab team which fought well against Madhya Pradesh to finish runner-up.

Mr Harpal Singh Grewal, coach of the teams, appreciated the players’ performance. The school management felicitated the students who took part in the national championship.



Arjuna awardee to get Scorpio car
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 17
Former international kabaddi star and Arjuna awardee Balwinder Singh “Fiddu” will be presented a Scorpio car during the one-day seventh International Lodhi Kabaddi Cup tournament to be held here at the Guru Nanak Stadium on January 30.

The car will be presented by kabaddi promoter Channa Alamgir and an industrialist from the USA, Mr Baljeet Singh Sohal.

This was announced during a meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr Beant Singh Dhaliwal, who reached here last evening from Canada.

Earlier, Mr Dhaliwal was accorded a welcome by representatives of various sports organisations and sports promoters. After the meeting, Mr Dhaliwal said eight top teams of the country would be invited for the tournament and the matches would be played according to international rules.


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