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Health Dept gears up to face outbreak of water-borne diseases
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 19
The UT Health Department is gearing up to tackle any outbreak of water-borne diseases, especially diarrhoea and cholera, in the city.

A meeting of the senior health functionaries of the UT held here today under the chairmanship of the Director, Health Services, Dr C. P. Bansal, decided to divide the city into four zones and appoint zonal officers in each zone.

These zonal officers include Dr S.S. Cheema, Dr N. M. Sharma, Dr Anil Garg and Dr P. K. Shridhar. The zonal officers shall make periodical visits in their respective areas for taking all preventive steps to check the water or vector-borne diseases.

The medical officers and senior medical officers in charge of dispensaries have also been asked to provide the information with regard to sudden and abrupt increase in the diarrhoeal cases to the central zonal officer, Dr S.S. Cheema.

A special rapid response team has also been constituted to investigate any rising trend in the diarrhoeal cases in a particular area.

The team will promptly visit the affected area on the same day to take stock of the situation and sugget immediate meaures to the zonal offices.

The department shall also maintain liaison with the sanitation wing and engineering wing of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh for making joint efforts in prevention and control of water and vector borne diseases in Chandigarh.

Steps to check the quality of water in different areas of Chandigarh have also been strengthened.

The department of Microbiology in collaboration with Engineering Department have already started taking water samples from different sources in UT for bacteriological examination. Weeky meetings will be held to review the situation.


City to play host to hockey camp
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 19
The city is all set to play host to the Indian Senior men's hockey camp beginning at the newly-laid Sector 42 Astro Turf Hockey stadium from May 27. As many as 28 senior hockey probables have been selected by the Indian Hockey Federation who will attend the camp here. The camp is being-held in the city after a gap of several years. Earlier last month, Indian women hockey team had attended the camp in this stadium.

Dr J.P.S. Sidhu, Joint Director, Sports, said a few of the players who were at present in Barog would also attend the camp.

The players are: A Dí Souza, Kamaldeep, K Suraj Kanta, William, Kamalpreet, Vikram Pillay, Viren, Vivek Gupta, Arjun Halappa, Inderjeet Singh Chadha, Adam, Vinay VS, Ignese Tirkey, Bimal Lakra, Jalwinder, Nitin Kumar, Gurpal Singh, V Katra, Harparasad, Girish, Sandeep Michael, Tushar, Prabodh Tirkey, V Raja, Muthu Selvan, Vikram Kant, Sunil Yadav and Harpal.

Football tourney

St Stephenís School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, bagged the ESPN Star Sports Inter School Football tournament by overpowering DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. The matches were held on the grounds of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali. Mr Kewal Singh, Director, Panjab University Sports Association, gave away the prizes to the winners. The meet, organised by ESPN STAR Sports as part of the sports summer camps across cities, saw participation by 10 schools of Chandigarh.

Kho-kho selections

The Chandigarh Kho-Kho Association has selected 20 boys and an equal number of girls for a coaching camp for the Junior National Kho-Kho championship to be held at Solan from June 2 to 6. The camp is being held at Government Model High School, Sector 42, for boys and girls at Shishu Niketan Model School, Sector 22.

The selected trainees are boys: Rakesh, Pardeep, Sandeep, Munish, Nitish, Ramesh, Abhinav, Nilesh, Mani Walia, Dinesh, Shiv Poojan, Vijay, Ravinder, Chandan, Ajit, Kirandeep, Kushal, Bhupinder, Anish Sharma and Vishal.

Girls: Priya, Nisha, Shivani, Pooja, Neelam, Pushpa, Aman Bajwa, Raman Bajwa, Monika, Rekha, Chanra, Neeta I, Neeta II, Neha, Meenakshi, Seema, Shruti, Shivani, Prabhjot and Priya.

Ball badminton

Sonika of St Josephís coaching centre, Sector 44, and Chetan Suri of DAV College, Sector 10, will lead the girls and boys section, respectively, in the Chandigarh Ball Badminton team for the 49th Senior National Ball Badminton championship to be held at Ernakulam from May 22 to 26.

The team members are: girls: Sonika, Roma Pamey, Priya, Vandana, Gagandeep, Paramjit, Indra,Talwinder, Kamal and Poonam. boys: Chetan Suri, Harjot Singh, Tejeshwarjit Singh, Sudesh Kumar, Abneet, Manish, Ashish, Naveen, Ankit Malik and Satinder.


Rowing championship on May 23
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 19
The Chandigarh State Rowing Championship for Men and Women will be held at the Lake Club on May 23 at 5 P.M.

The following events will be conducted in the Championship: single scull, double scull, coxlessed pairs and coxed four.

The selection of the team to represent Chandigarh in the 7th Sub-Junior and 9th Challenger Menís Sprint National Rowing Championships - 2004 to be held at Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu from June 7 to 12 will be made on the basis of performance of competitors in the State Championship.

The oars persons born on or after January 1,1989, will be eligible for the Sub-Junior Nationals. Entries close with Parmod Kumar Singla, Hony. Secretary, Chandigarh Rowing Association on May 22.


Tennis tourney
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 19
The Chandigarh State Tennis Championship will be held at the CLTA Tennis Stadium, Sector 10, Chandigarh, from May 29 to June 2. The five-day meet will be organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association.

The following events will be conducted in the State Championship, menís singles, menís doubles, ladies singles, boys Under 18 singles, Veteranís Doubles. Entries close with General Manager, CLTA on May 28.


50 hordings removed in Sector 17
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, May 19
Coming down heavily upon the display of huge and small signboards and glowsigns displayed by different companies in Sector 17-C and 17-D here in violation of the Chandigarh Advertisement Control Order, the enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today removed 50 hoardings.

A press note issued by Mr M.P. Singh, Commissioner of the corporation, claimed that the signboards boards and glowsigns had been displayed by Spice, Airtel, HDFC and others from buildings in Sector 17. The companies were not doing business from these buildings.

He claimed that the corporation had conducted a survey of Sector 17 and found more than 900 such hoardings having been put up in violation of the Chandigarh Advertisement Control Order. The commissioner asked the violators in Sector 17-C and 17-D to pull down their hoardings on their own, failing which the corporation would take necessary action.

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