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Punjab Health Institute to train candidates from other states
Our Correspondent

Mohali, September 6
The State Institute of Health and Family Welfare here will work as a premier regional training institute to take care of the training needs of other states like Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir and if possible even Delhi.

Dr R.S. Saggu, Director, Punjab Health Systems Corporation, said here today that efforts in this regard had been going on and a team of officials from the Government of India visited the institute in this connection. He said the team members were impressed by the infrastructure and the facilities provided at the institute. He said that they had agreed in principle to recognise the institute. He said that they had agreed in principle to recognise the institute as a regional training centre for organising professional development courses for senior doctors. One such course would be organised in October or November.

Dr Saggu further said that candidates for professional development courses had been identified and this course would be in collaboration with the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. The guest faculty had also been selected from the premier institutes of the country.

He said that we would make efforts to get the institute recognised from the World Health Organisation for organising training courses for South East African countries very shortly.



IMA opposes harassment of docs for negligence
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Chandigarh Chapter, has voiced against the harassment and penalisation of doctors for being prosecuted for criminal negligence. This comes in light of a case against a doctor in Ludhiana for giving an injection intrathecally, which is not meant to be given that way.

Calling the reaction of the medical community in hailing the recent Supreme Court judgement given favour to doctors “too much and too soon,” Dr Neeraj Nagpal, the President of the Association, said there were still many doctors who had not benefited from the judgement.

Citing the case in Ludhiana as an instance, where Dr Kohli of Oswal Hospital had been sent on police remand for giving the wrong injection to a patient which resulted in her death, he said who would be responsible for the loss of reputation and the mental trauma if the doctor was exonerated of the criminal charges later on.



MCM DAV girls win PU swimming meet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, September 6
MCM DAV College For Women, Sector 36, in women section and DAV College, Sector 10, in men section emerged winners in their respective sections in the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming Championship which concluded here today at PU Campus pool.

Results: Women: 100 metres: butter fly stroke: Kirandeep 1, Pooja 2, Gurnoor 3. 100 Metre Back Stroke: Kirandeep1, Gurnoor 2, Puneet 3. 100 metre free style: Kirandeep 1, Gurnoor 2, Gurpreet 3. 400 metre ind. medlay: Kirandeep1, Gurnoor 2, Anisha 3. 200 metre free style: Kirandeep1, Gurnoor 2, Gurpeet 3. 200 metre indv., medlay: Kirandeep1, Gurnoor 2, Riti Parmar 3.

Men: 100m butter fly stroke: Mohit 1, Harpreet 2, Naveen Singh 3. 200 M back stroke: Harsimran Brar1, Harpreet 2, Vivek Kapoor 3. 400 m ind. med: Harpreet1, Mohit 2, Vivek 3. 100 m free style: Harpreet 1, Mohit 2, Jashandeep 3. 200 m free style: Harpreet 1, Naveen 2, Mohit 3. 200 m ind med: Puneet Rana1, Harpeet 2, Gurpreet 3.

PU to take on DAV

Panjab University Campus and DAV College, Chandigarh, will meet in the men's finals while in women section, PU Campus will take on MCM DAV College, Sector 36, in the other final of the Panjab University Inter College Badminton Tournament played here today at Gymnasium Hall. In the men semi-finals, PU Campus beat GGD SD College, Sector 32, by 3-0 while DAV College defeated PEC-12 by 3-0. In women semi-finals, PU Campus beat GNGC, Ludhiana, 2-0 and MCM DAV-36 defeated PEC-12 by 2-0.

Carmel girls down Vivek High School

DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, won the boys' title in the CBSE Cluster XIII Basketball meet which concluded here today at New Public School, Sector 18. Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, won the girls championship while in the boys' final, DAVSSS-8 beat SD Public school, Sector 32, by 61-56 and in the girls section, CC-9 downed Vivek High school, Sector 38 by 36-31.



Table soccer launched in The Gurukul
Our Correspondent

Panchkula, September 6
Table soccer, having its origins in Europe in 19th century, finally landed in India and made its debut with first centre being launched here today at The Gurukul.

Table soccer is played on a wooden table with 137 centimetres length and 77 metres width. Further it has eight rods with four rods each divided in two and sand pepperd (artificial players) of two different colours fitted on it. Each rod has different set of such players like five in centre, then three, followed by two and finally one player termed as goal keeper. All these so-called artificial players are operated through the handles by the human beings who try to score goal in opponents’ goal post by way of ball cork 17 G of diameter 34/36.

Announcing its maiden launch, Mr Balwinder Singh Johal, President of the Table Soccer Federation of India (TSFI), said the sport was comparatively cheaper than many other indoor game and here a completely fitted table cost just around Rs 7,000 to 8,000 in the market. He said the sport has got tremendous response from the local schools who had shown keen interest to keep at least one table each in their schools. He said the sport could be played requiring small space.

He said the game could be played in singles, doubles and in mixed doubles format. It also required a fixed time period as senior category matches were of 70 minutes duration with intervals of 20 and 15 minutes. However, in junior section, game is of 15 minutes each while for school boys, it had two periods of 10 minutes each.



DAV gymnasts shine
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, September 6
DAV College’s gymnastics centre, Sector 10, won medals in the 32nd Chandigarh State Gymnastics Championship at the ITBP gymnasium hall in Behlana last evening. Dhan Bahadur and Manish Kumar were declared the all-round best in the sub-junior and junior boys' section, respectively. While Manish claimed four gold medals, Dhan Bahadur bagged three gold medals.

Vidhya was declared the third best gymnast and attained the first place in the hoop event. Deepika of the centre secured third place in the ribbon event.

Naveen and Hargun, trainees at the centre, won the first position in acrobatics (men pairs section).

Satluj champions series meet

Rohit Singh scored 39 runs and bagged two wickets for 20 runs, thus helping the Satluj Coaching Centre, Panchkula, in beating Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, by 41 runs in the inaugural Satluj champions series meet at the Satluj Public School cricket grounds here today.

Scores: Satluj CC:181 runs for seven in 30 overs (Rohit Singh 39, Tanveer Manak 29, Rishi Raj 26, Gaurav Chaudhary 3 for 13 and Sumeet 2 for 23).

GMSSS-46: 141 runs all out in 26 overs (Rajan Singh 33, Rubal 26, Gaurav 16, Tanveer Manak 2 for 27, Rohit Singh 2 for 20, Vipul Chadha 2 for 16 and Rishi Raj 2 for 16).


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