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Cancer-detection camp at Fortis
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 26
The Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-speciality Hospital, Mohali, as a part of its outreach programme, is organising a free cancer check-up camp here. The camp will provide people of Chandigarh, Mohali and nearby towns an opportunity to get free consultation from some of India’s leading oncologists. This camp will be held at the hospital from 27th to 29.

Dr Rajiv Bedi, Dr K.S. Behgal and Dr Anshu Mehrishi will be present at the camp.

During the camp, people will be provided free consultation and on-the-spot tests like ECG, blood sugar and blood grouping. Additionally, the hospital will offer patients 20 per cent discount on diagnostics.

According to a spokesperson of the hospital, “In India, 70 per cent of the cancers are caused by accepted social practices such as chewing of tobacco, early marriage, multiple pregnancies, etc. Fortis is aiming to create awareness amongst the masses about various habits that cause different types of cancers and their symptoms. The masses need to be informed about basic symptoms which can help detect cancer at an early stage. We hope people will take advantage of this opportunity to improve their health and take proactive steps that can help detect dreaded diseases like cancer at an early stage.”


PGI to get advanced radiation therapy equipment
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 26
Treatment of various types of cancer will get a boost following the installation of a high energy linear accelerator at the PGI.

The foundation stone of the building which will house the accelerator was laid today by the Director of the PGI, Prof K.K. Talwar. It will be set up adjacent to old linear complex behind Block A of the Nehru Hospital building.

The Department of Radiotherapy at the PGI is one of the best equipped departments in the country to provide radiation therapy to cancer patients. It is lacking only one piece of equipment — high energy linear accelerator. According to Dr S. C. Sharma, Professor and Head of the Department of Radiotherapy, the institute has just placed an order for purchase of this equipment. The accelerator will provide two types of radiation energies — low energy of 6 MeV and high energy of 15 MeV which will help in treating different cancers at any depth in the body. This will also provide apart from conventional radiation techniques, the specialised techniques e.g. electron beam therapy, three-dimensional conformal radiation (3-D CRT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy for treatment of various types of cancer. The linear accelerator is being imported at the cost of Rs 8. 5 crore.

The project is to be completed on a turnkey basis. A special radiation-proof room will be constructed to house the linear accelerator. Varian India Pvt Ltd, Chennai, has been awarded the project.


Kinshuk beat Arvinder in AITA tennis tournament
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 26
Top seed Kinshuk Sharma in the boys section and Jaanesh Kaur in the girls section surged ahead on the first day of the AITA talent series tennis tournament played here today at the CLTA Tennis Stadium, Sector 10.

Results of the boys under 18 (first round): Kinshuk Sharma (Chandigarh) beat Arvinder Pal Singh (Chandigarh) 8-2; Gurdit Singh (Chandigarh) beat Amrinder Singh (Chandigarh) 8-0; Parul Verma (Chandigarh) beat Anmol S. Ladhar (Chandigarh) 8-3; Pritam Singh (Chandigarh) beat Yogesh Phogat (Haryana) 8-3; Manjit Singh (Chandigarh) beat Ashwani K. Thapar (Chandigarh) 8-1; Gurmohit Singh (Chandigarh) beat Tanveer Sandhu (Chandigarh) 8-3; Amit Chauhan (Chandigarh) beat Vikas Sethi 8-6; Mandeep Yadav (Chandigarh) beat Mandeep S. Gill (Chandigarh) 8-6; Simmerveer Singh (Chandigarh) beat Vijayant Malik (Chandigarh) 8-4; Satvir Singh (Punjab) beat Izreek Singh Randhawa (Chandigarh) 8-4; Sanjog Kapoor (Chandigarh) beat Rupinder Singh (Chandigarh) 8-3; Hazary Javed Akbar (Punjab) beat Harry Singh Amor (Chandigarh) 8-1; Manav Dhawan (Punjab) beat Kuldeep Chugh (Punjab) 8-4; Varun Sharma beat Inderjot Singh (Punjab) 8-3; Shiva Sangwan (Chandigarh) beat Deepinder Singh (Chandigarh) 8-3; Navinder Pal Singh (Chandigarh) beat Uday Sadana 8-5.

Results of the girls under 18 (first round): Prabmrit Kaur (Punjab) beat Ayushi Walia 8-1; Jugwinder Kaur (Punjab) beat Roop Saran Rihal (Chandigarh) 8-3; Jaanesh M. Kaur (Chandigarh) beat Pallak Grewal (Chandigarh) 8-4; Noor Paul (Chandigarh) beat Manvi Talwar (Chandigarh) 8-0; Rakshita (Chandigarh) beat Sonia Sharma (Chandigarh) 8-4; Poorna (Chandigarh) beat Mallika Bubber (Punjab) 8-3; Ramneek Rihal (Chandigarh) beat Shradha Singh (Chandigarh) 8-5.

Results of the boys under 14 (first round): Gurmohit Singh (Chandigarh) beat Nishant Kumar (Chandigarh) 8-0; Arjun Sehgal (Punjab) beat Tanveer Sandhu (Chandigarh) 8-1; Saurav Sharma (Punjab) beat Garry S. Amor (Chandigarh) 8-0; Arvrinder Pal Singh (Chandigarh) beat Kunal Deep Singh 8-3; Mandeep Gill (Chandigarh) beat Samin Bhargav 8-3; Deepak Singh beat Rajat Chopra 8-2; Digvijay Singh beat Shikhar Gaddh 8-1; Raghav Singhal (Chandigarh) beat Gurinder Singh (Chandigarh) 8-6; Sidharth Singh Baidwan (Chandigarh) beat Amrinder Singh 8-3; Amit Chauhan beat Jaivardhan Gupta 8-4; Akshat Joshi (Chandigarh) beat Harry S. Amor 8-1; Ashwani Kumar Thapar (Chandigarh) beat Vishal Suri 8-6; GauravInder S. Toor (Chandigarh) beat Abheet Sandhu (Chandigarh) 8-7; Ketan Gupta (Punjab) beat Anmol Singh Ladhar (Chandigarh) 8-7; Parul Verma beat Abhiraj Singh 8-2.

Results of the girls under 14 (first round): Ramneek Rihal beat Pallak Grewal 8-2; Navjot Saini (Punjab) beat Mehak (Chandigarh) 8-3; Noor Paul beat Prabhamrit Kaur 8-1; Jaanesh M. Kaur beat Manvi Talwar 8-2; Mallika Bubber (Punjab) beat Aayushi Walia 8-1; Shradha Singh beat Roop Saran Rihal 8-6; Poorna beat Qudrat Paul 8-2; Ankita Singh beat Divya Rangray 8-2.


An activity with difference
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 26
It is an activity with a difference at Tender Heart School, Sector 33 which has thrown open various activities on the school campus since May 24. The school has been laying special emphasis on sports, including roller skating and basketball. According to Ms Prem Suri, summer is the time when children enjoy vacations but do nothing useful while staying at home. The basic idea was to help children build confidence and develop their hidden talent through this workshop.

She said a student could opt for any of the two games. Skating classes were held in the morning while those of basketball were held in the evening. In the morning at around 9 am, workshops on communication skill and art, and craft were held. She said for parents also, they organised computer education programme in the evening.

Ms Suri said they had offered day boarding facilities for the working parents. Even students from other schools had also joined the workshops. Astronomy classes were also being held in the evening, she said.

At the school, they are committed to provide their children every kind of co-curricular activity apart from normal education, Ms Suri said.


Police to deal sternly with underage drivers
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 26
The new SP, Mr A.S. Chawla, said today that the police would deal sternly with the underage drivers particularly the schoolchildren.

In an informal interaction with reporters here, Mr Chawla said traffic regulation was going to be his priority area. The school managements would be held responsible for underage driving by the students.

Mr Chawla had replaced Mr Ranbir Sharma, son-in-law of the former Minister of State for Home, Mr I.D. Swami. Mr Sharma had reportedly been replaced in the wake of the dismal performance of the INLD government in the state and the Kalka Assembly segment of the Ambala parliamentary constituency.

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