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Max Hospital to hold ‘Knee Care Camp’
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 22
Responding to the rapidly growing cases of knee arthritis, Max Hospital, Noida is organising a special ‘Knee Care Camp’ from January 24-25, 2004.

During the period, all consultations by eminent specialists will be provided free of charge. Also, procedures such as X-ray will cost only Rs 100.

Dr J. Maheshwari, Knee & Shoulder Surgeon, Max Hospital Noida, said, “Knee problem is more prevalent in India because of squatting on the ground, climbing stairs, and obesity and heredity factors. This problem usually occurs in the age group of above 50 years and the symptoms are—pain in and around the knee joint, morning stiffness (worse on standings and attempting to walk) and swelling of the joint. Common signs aree–crepitus on motion, buckling or instability, tenderness, joint effusion and joint deformity.

Dr J. Maheshwari has performed over 25 Total Knee Replacement and around 20 Arthroscopic surgeries at Max Hospital, Noida. Concentrating on the rising trend of knee problems and to create the awareness among the doctors about the latest development in the treatment of knee diseases, a CME was organised on “Recent Advances in the Management of Knee Arthritis” on January 14, 2004, by Max Hospital, Noida. The CME was attended by more than 50 doctors attended from Noida and East Delhi. The focus was to understand different approaches to treat knee arthritis and the role of general practitioners in the treatment of a patient with knee arthritis.


Moti Bagh School qualify for semis
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 22
Government Boys Senior Secondary School No 1, Moti Bagh defeated Chiranjiv Bharati Public School, Palam Vihar 2-0 to qualify for the under-17 event from Group B in the Kangaroo Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday.

Inside-right Kulbhushan opened the account in the 53rd minute while Par Aung added the second goal four minutes later. Chiranjiv Bharati also qualified for the semi-final.

Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj also qualified for the under-17 semi-final from Group A when they drubbed St. Columba’s School 3-0. Abhishek scored two goals while Karan Vats accounted for the third goal.

Apex School, Burari, who topped Group A, also qualified for the semis. Apex will take on Chiranjiv in the first semi-final on January 24 at 10.30 a m while Moti Bagh will clash against DPS at 12 noon. The final is slated to be held on January 28.

Father Agnel School, Noida defeated Govt School, Moti Bagh 2-1 to qualify for the quarter-final in the under-14 category. Taikungam and Marcus scored for Father Agnel while Mahinder reduced the margin for Moti Bagh. There will be no match on Friday.



Senior National Judo at Cuttack
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 22
The Senior National Judo Championship will be held from February 15 to 19 at the indoor stadium at Cuttack (Orissa), under the aegis of the Judo Federation of India.

Over 500 judokas from all over the country are expected to participate in the nationals. Detailed information can be had from the Judo Federation of India office at the Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on phones 011-24365429 and 24369250).

Formidables lead in PHD-GPI Bridge

Formidables were leading the field with 70 victory points, closely followed by Shyam Sharma’s team with 63 points, on the opening day of the second PHD-GPI Bridge Tournament at the PHD House on Thursday.

Other teams like Lawrence Club (58), Stayers (55), Pankaj Mehta (54) and C V Rao (52) were placed at the lower order.

Thirtysix top teams represented by international players like J M Shah, P Khushari, D Roy, Subhash Gupta, K R Venkatraman, V Satyanarain and R Tiwari, are participating in the tournament which carries a total cash prize of Rs 6 lakh.

The tournament was inaugurated by Raj Aggarwal and Rajgarhia while chairman of the PHDCCI sports committee S K Sarkar welcomed the participants.


Top teams for DDA Hockey Tournament
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi,, January 22
Top teams like Punjab Police, Punjab and Sind Bank, Air India, Army XI, Border Security Force, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation and Central Industrial Security Force will participate in the sixth All-India DDA Invitational Hockey
Tournament to be held at the Shivaji Stadium from January 24 to 30. The tournament carries a total prize money of Rs 3 lakh, with the winners getting Rs 2 lakh and the runners-up Rs 1 lakh.

Organising secretary Wg Cdr (retd) S Mohla said on Thursday that the tournament has been accorded the status of an “A” Grade event by the Indian Hockey Federation.

He said the tournament was started in 1998 to commemorate the golden jubilee anniversary of the country.

Army XI will take on BSF in the opening match on January 24 at 1 p m while Air India will clash against Punjab and Sind Bank at 3 p m.

The tournament will be held on a league-cum-knockout basis.

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