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Fortis celebrates 3rd anniversary
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 29
Celebrating its third anniversary, Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-Speciality Hospital, Mohali, today announced the successful completion of over 1700 cardiac surgeries and over 6,500 cath procedures during its third year of operations.

Within the third year of operation, the hospital has gained recognition for offering quality medical care among both the medical fraternity and the public. Over 60, 000 patients have come for treatment at the hospital during this period, and over 17,000 were admitted to the hospital. It has conducted a wide range of difficult and complex heart surgeries and procedures, including multiple surgeries, valve surgeries, paediatric surgeries, dental, carotid and those where patients were suffering from multiple organ diseases. The multi-specialty medical centre has performed over major 2,000 surgeries in various other disciplines like neurosurgery, urology, orthopaedic surgery and general and laproscopic surgery.

Currently, over 5,000 patients visit Fortis for treatment and over 650 procedures and surgeries are being undertaken every month at the hospital.

Mr Daljit Singh, Chief Executive, Operations, Fortis Healthcare Ltd, said, “ The three successful years are testimony to our being on the growth path. It has been our constant endeavour to offer the best healthcare services by maintaining world-class quality”. 


Narrow win for PDCA XI
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 29
Panchkula District Cricket Association XI defeated Bhiwani District Cricket Association XI by two wickets in a nail-biting finish in the last league match of the Pt Ram Vinod Memorial Triangular Cricket Championship being conducted by Panchkula District Cricket Association at J R Institute of Cricket Technology, Barwala here today.

After winning the toss PDCA XI asked Bhiwani District Cricket Association XI to bat first. Bhiwani District Cricket Association XI started shakily against left-arm medium pacer Arvind Rawat, who claimed three wickets for 20 runs, and at one stage the score read 47 for three at the end of 15 overs. The BDCA XI batsmen could not come out of the initial hickups against the medium pace bowling of Arvind Rawat and Kunal Trench and the innings folded at 130 all out in 34.3 overs. Parshant scored 30 runs whereas Ajay accounted for a sensible knock of 26 runs. Arvind Rawat claimed three wickets for 20 runs, Kunal Trench and Mandeep Singla took two wickets apiece.

Chasing a moderate total of 130 runs, PDCA XI also started with hickups as their opening batsmen fell cheaply. Thereafter, Mandeep Singla (33) and Prayas Panchuri (20) played sensible knocks as they were involved in a fruitful partnership of 51 runs.

But with the introduction of spin attack in the form of Narinder Sharma and Rajiv Sharma, the complexion of the game changed and wickets started tumbling in quick succession. PDCA XI registered their victory in the last over of the match.

Brief scores: BDCA XI 130 all out in 35.3 overs ( Parshant 30 , Ajay 26, Deepak Chaudhary 17, Arvind Rawat 3 for 20, Kunal Trench 2 for 19, Mandeep 2 for 29).

PDCA XI 132 for 8 in 44.3 overs. ( Mandeep Singla 33, Prayas Panchuri 20 Narender Sharma 2 for 32)

The final of the championship will be played at the same venue tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Women’s cricket

The National Sub-Junior Women’s Cricket Championship (under 16) will be held at Delhi from July 18, 2004.

Trials and camp will be held at Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, on July 1 from 4 p.m. onwards.


Kataria removed as Joint Registrar
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 29
The Chandigarh Administration today removed Ms Madhavi Kataria from the post of Joint Registrar, Cooperative Societies, and asked Mr S.K. Setia, Land Acquisition Officer (LAO) to handle the work of Joint Registrar, Cooperative Societies, in addition to his existing duties.

Ms Kataria will continue to work as SDM South, the orders said. The orders come within a fortnight of Ms Kataria’s name being dragged into the controversial Pink Rose Housing Society for allegedly favouring certain influential people.

Members of the society had met the UT Administrator on June 15 and levelled serious allegations against Ms Kataria.

The members had alleged that Ms Kataria had favoured certain Punjab cadre IAS officers in getting their names on the rolls of the society by replacing original allottees.

They have demanded that Ms Madhavi Kataria be transferred from the post of Joint Registrar, Cooperative Societies, U.T., Chandigarh, to save the allottee members of the Pink Rose Cooperative Society and other societies of Chandigarh from further harassment and ensure corruption free functioning of the Cooperative Department. The members had said that Ms Kataria was delaying the process of registering the society.

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