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Haryana forwards 4 names for MS’ post
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 22
Name of a panel of four doctors have been forwarded by the Haryana Government for consideration for the post of Medical Superintendent of Government Hospital, Sector 16, with the present incumbent’s, Dr N.K. Kulshresth, term scheduled to end later this month.

The names of the four senior doctors, shortlisted from a list of seven, are Dr Mohar Singh, Dr Usha Bishnoi, Dr Satvir Chaudhary and Dr Narvir Sanghwan, were sent to the UT Administration sometime last week.

While Dr Mohar Singh is at present the Civil Surgeon in the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala’s, home district, Sirsa, Dr Usha Bishnoi is the Deputy Director in the office of the Director General Health Services, Haryana.

Interestingly, Dr Bishnoi was repatriated to her parent state, Haryana, only last month. She had been on deputation to Chandigarh for the last 15 years and was serving as Senior Medical Officer in the Gynaecology Department of GH-16 at the time of repatriation.

Dr Satvir Chaudhary is posted as the Civil Surgeon in Panchkula while Dr Narvir Sanghwan is the Civil Surgeon at the Government Hospital in Jind.

The other names which could not make it to the panel are those of Dr OP Mittal, Dr GP Saluja, Civil Surgeons at Karnal and Rohtak, respectively, and Dr Gyanendra Sharma, Principal Medical Officer, Ambala.

Having a three year term, the MS GH-16 is appointed through interviews or on the basis of the previous records by a committee comprising the Adviser, the Finance Secretary and the Director, Health Services. While the MS is a deputationists from Haryana, the Director, Heath Services, is from among doctors of Punjab.

Though the UT is still to decide the date for interviews of the candidates on the panel, sources in the Health Department said that these will be declared soon. “The successor to the post of MS is always appointed before the retirement of the present incumbent. Dr Kulshresth is scheduled to retire on April 30. So, a decision on the new MS would have to be taken by the beginning of next week,” an official added.



Bio-availability centre at NIPER
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 22
The first National Bioavailability Centre in the country will be inaugurated at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) here tomorrow. Set up with the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, the centre at NIPER will be one among the two centres in the world, accredited by WHO for conducting bioequivalence studies of fixed dose combinations of anti-tuberculosis drugs.

The centre will be inaugurated by Prof V.S. Ramamurthy, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

The centre will conduct studies on drug products in healthy volunteers. It was also collaborate actively with other medical institutes and hospitals for evaluating anti-cancer products in patients.

Further, evaluation of controlled release products developed at NIPER laboratories, simplifying the regulatory requirements with respect to the conduct of bioavailability studies for product approval, will be done at the bio-availability centre.

Dr. C.L. Kaul, Director of the Institute, will be conducting ‘biostudy-a-week’ to meet impending demands of the Indian pharmaceutical industry.



Handball final today
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, April 22
Chandigarh Area will clash with Hindon Area in the tomorrow’s final of the Western Air Command Inter-Area Handball Tournament played here at the 12 Wing Air Force Station. Chandigarh made it to the final by defeating Halwara 15-6 in the first semi-final. The half time score was 10-5. In the other semi- final, Hindon defeated Adampur 13-10 and the half time score read at 7-5 in favour of Hindon. Halwara, however, won the match for the third place by beating Adampur 10-2.

Earlier, Hindon Area beat Suratgarh Area 15-10 with half time score of 10-6. In other matches of the day, Halwara beat Ambala 11-4 and at half time, scores were 4-3. In yet another tie, Halwara beat Adampur 10-2 and half time score was 6-1.

Chandigarh win: Chandigarh outplayed Ludhiana by nine wickets in the Punjab State Inter-District (under 15) Cricket Tournament for Sushil Bali Memorial Trophy played here at the PCA stadium, Mohali.

Batting first, Ludhiana, were 142 runs all out in 75 overs. Vishwajeet Singh made 40 runs and Sahil Arora scored 14 runs. Sidharth Kaul bagged three wickets for 33 runs while Anshul claimed four wickets for 22 runs. In reply, Chandigarh team led by its star batsmen Himanshu Chawla and Gurkirat Singh remained unbeaten 79 runs and 50 runs, respectively, to help their team in winning the tie.

In another tie, played between PCA, Mohali, and Zone B, Mohali. Zone B scored 220 runs in 89 overs. Jatinder Rana made 42 runs while Harpal 32 runs. In reply, Mohali were 41 runs for two in 17 overs.

Golf at Sacred Heart: Golf will be introduced in the Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, in near future. Stating this, Mr Ajay Gujral, a teaching professional, said there would be three-week programme with maximum of 15 students in each programme. He said the students would be asked to play on a mini chip and putt format.


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