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Fellowship for nurse
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh , October 8
Patiala-based Ms Radha Saini, serving as a nurse in a private hospital, has been awarded the UICC Trish Greene International Oncology Fellowship by the International Union Against Cancer for presenting a scenario of the treatment of breast cancer in India. Ms Saini has completed her project at the University Health Network, Ontario, Canada this year.

In her project report, she has observed that what is lacking in our health care set up is the lack of specialisations in the field of oncology. “The National Cancer Control Programme of the Government of India is in its developing stages, no studies are ever conducted to analyse the general population’s awareness of cancer. That is the reason why only a handful of people know about cancer prevention and treatment and thousands of cases go undetected until they are in their last stages,” reads the report. Ms Saini has further commented that no studies were ever conducted by the state governments on the subject. “Solely it is the responsibility of the doctor who is treating the patient... No conferences or workshops for continuous education programmes are conducted at the level of the Director-General, Health Services, to evaluate the knowledge and expertise of physicians and hence upgrading them,” the project report further points out.

Comparing the scene with Canada, Ms Saini adds that specialised services are available as the patient enters the healthcare set up or the hospital where he comes across a large section of medical and paramedical staff. Against the Indian set up, the psychiatric social workers in Canada help the patient undergo emotional and psychological distress, community health nurses acquaint the patient to community health resources like the various support groups and survivorship groups and rehabilitation resources apart from giving complete guidance to the family members as well. Advanced practice nurses work with the patient giving home care there and do advisory and counseling with the patient and also direct the patient to appropriate health agency in case the patient needs any further interventions.



YPS in cricket meet semifinal
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 8
Good bowling by Jagteshwar Singh of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, who claimed four wickets for three runs, including a hat-trick, helped his school beat Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula, by 20 runs to enter the last four stage of the St Kabir Trophy Cricket Tournament (under-13) at St Kabir School, Sector 26, here today.

YPS won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 91 runs for the loss of six wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Karan Goyal of Little Flower bagged three wickets.

In reply, Little Flower batsmen were bundled out for 71 runs after good bowling by Jagteshwar and Navtej Saini.

Brief scores; YPS XI: 91 for six in 20 overs (Suriya 19, Jagteshwar 17 n.o., Vikramjit 14, Karan Goyal 3 for 13); Littel Flower:71 all out in 16.5 overs (Arjun 21, Jagteshwar 4 for 3, Navtej 2 for 11).

Football tourney
St Stephen’s Club, Sector 45, and GGS College won their respective matches in the sixth Chandigarh Senior Girls Football Championship for Deepak Kapania Memorial Trophy at the Sector 17 Football Stadium on Friday. St Stephen’s Club eves downed Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, by a solitary goal and earned three points. Jasdeep Kaur scored in the 20th minute.

In another tie, GGS College For Women, Sector 26 blanked Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, two goals to nil. Rajdeep scored the first goal in the fifth minute.



Bob is under-13 badminton champ
 Bob Sharma Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 8
Sharma, a class VII student of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, has won the Punjab under-13 singles title in the state badminton meet in Ludhiana. A product of the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, he defeated Raj Kumar of Ludhiana 17-16, 11-15,15-11.

He combined with Anand Tewari of Ludhiana to win the under-13 doubles title. In under-16 section, he was runners-up place.

Athletics meet
The Shimla Chandigarh Educational Society will hold the eigth inter-school athletics meet from October 11 to 15 at the St Anne’s Convent School , Sector 32.

Athletes from 11 schools from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh will take part. 



13 safai karamcharis found absent
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
Safai karamcharis in certain sectors were found absent from duty on the fourth day of the drive by the Sanitation Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to check absenteeism among them.

According to information, a civic body team, headed by the committee chairman, Mr Chander Mukhi Sharma, found three sweepers absent from duty in Sector 27. Of the 43 sweepers in the sector, six were reported to be on leave.

In the main shopping centre in Sector 17, four of the total of 76 sweepers were found absent. Mr Sharma said five sweepers association’s leaders were absent yesterday. One them turned up for duty today.

In Sector 28, six sweepers of the total of 28 were not present at their place of work. Fourteen sweepers were reported to be on leave.

Mr Sharma warned that strict action, including stoppage of increments and break in service, would be taken against the sweepers found absent.



IT raid on Luxmi Overseas
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
Office of the Luxmi Overseas in Sector 9 here was raided today by the Income Tax Department officials.

According to information, the raid was part of the nationwide raids on residential and commercial premises of the company.

The department also raided the firm’s premises in New Delhi and Punjab suspecting evasion of tax.

Terming the raid as search under Section 132 of the Income Tax Act, sources said documents pertaining to trade of the company were taken into possession. 



4 Haryana Roadways buses impounded
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, October 8
The Chandigarh police today challaned 15 long-route buses and impounded four for plying on the Himalaya Marg from ISBT, Sector 17 to the Industrial Area that is banned for long-route buses.

All four buses that are impounded belong to the Haryana Roadways. The police released two buses after charging a fine.


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