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10-day-old cured of rare disease
Tribune News Service

The scalded skin syndrome child before
The scalded skin syndrome child after
The scalded skin syndrome child before (top) and after.

Mohali, December 19
A local doctor here has claimed to have cured a 10-day-old child of a rare congenital condition called scalded skin syndrome.

According to Dr Gaurav Gupta of Charak Clinic here, the baby was brought to his clinics with fever, irritability and decreased feeding.

He had large areas of skin that looked completely burnt off with the skin peeling off from face and abdomen (see picture).

"Initial diagnosis that it was "staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome". This is an infection of the skin that occurs in small children and is caused by a bacteria called staphylococcus.

It is an uncommon disease and causes skin to peel off as if it were burnt, thus giving rise to the name 'scalded skin syndrome' " said Dr Gupta.

The baby was admitted to the intensive care unit. "Since it was a bacterial infection, the management depended on prompt diagnosis, admission and intravenous antibiotics that worked against staphylococcus bacteria.

Supportive care included dressings just like in burn patients, intravenous fluid drip, keeping the baby warm and protein and giving vitamin supplements.

It was imperative that full aseptic precautions were taken as the child had very high chances of developing secondary skin and blood infections otherwise, "pointed out Dr Gupta.

However, due to the burns-like illness the child developed swelling on the entire body due to protein loss.

This was treated by albumin infusion. Later, the entire skin was shed off by the child and replaced by new healthy skin (see second pic) and he was discharged.



Amar Ujala win inter-media cricket tourney
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 19
Amar Ujala XI won the Hutch-Chandigarh Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Tournament by defeating The Indian Express XI by seven wickets in the final played at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, here today. The tournament was organised under the aegis of the Chandigarh Press Club.

Amar Ujala XI, backed by a fine all-round performance by Satish, achieved the target of 159 runs put up The Indian Express by losing only three wickets. Satish was declared Man of the Match as well as the Man of the Series. First, he claimed five wickets of The Indian Express XI by giving just 19 runs and then played a magnificent knock of 55 runs to help his team win the tournament.

The Indian Express XI won the toss and elected to bat first. Vinay Naidu was the highest scorer with 35 runs, followed by Kamleshwar Singh who made 22 runs and Varinder Bhatia, who contributed 17 runs. The team scored 159 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 25 overs. In reply, Amar Ujala batsmen continued calmly despite losing two early wickets of Praveen Antal and Lakshman Singh. Captain Gagan Sethi assisted Satish in putting up a fine partnership that proved to be the decisive factor in their victory. While Gagan Sethi was run out for 20 runs, Satish scored 55 runs. Sanjiv Mahajan made 25 runs.

Arun Kapoor, CEO, Hutchison Telecom, Punjab, and A. J. Philip, Senior Associate Editor, The Tribune, gave away the trophy to the Amar Ujala team. Prominent among those present on the occasion included Amar Ujala General Manager R. Paniker, Bureau Chief of Amar Ujala Girish Upadhyay, and Dainik Tribune Editor Naresh Kaushal. R. P. Singh of the Times of India was declared best batsman, while Mr Rajesh Malik was declared best bowler. The best fielder award went to Jaipal Singh of The Indian Express, while Prabhjot Singh of The Tribune was given a special award for sporting spirit.

Meanwhile, Maneesh Chhibber, Convener, Sports Committee, Chandigarh Press Club, announced, that Hutch has agreed to sponsor the forthcoming Inter-media badminton tournament.

Brief score: The Indian Express — 159 runs for nine in 25 overs ( Vinay Naidu-35, Kamleshwar Singh 22, Varinder Bhatia 17 runs, Satish 5 for 19); Amar Ujala — 160 runs for three in 23 overs (Satish 55 n.o., Sanjeev Mahajan 25 n.o.), Gagan Sethi 20.



Pardeep, Ajay bag bodybuilding titles
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 19
Bodybuilders from Bon Sante, Sector 17, walked away with most of the titles in the 11th Sub-Junior and 14th Junior Mr Chandigarh Bodybuilding Championship organised at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

The meet was organised by the Chandigarh Bodybuilding Association. More than 60 bodybuilders from various health clubs and educational institutions of the city took part in the championship. Mr Nand Lal, Accountant-General (A&E), Punjab and Chandigarh, was the chief guest. He gave away prizes to the winners.

Pardeep Kumar and Ajay bagged the junior and sub-junior titles, respectively.

Results: junior category: Mohd Mustak1, Rohit 2, Sukhdev 3; below 60 kg: — Ajay 1, Sikandar 2, Rajwant 3; below 65 kg: — Raj Kumar 1, Puneet Chadha 2, Sonu 3; below 70 kg: — Raj Kumar 1, Amrinder 2, Anil 3; below 75 kg: — Pardeep Kumar 1, Sandeep 2, Sukhraj 3; above 75 kg: — Rakesh 1, Anshuman 2, Neeraj 3.

Sub-junior category: below 55 kg: — Rohit 1,Sandeep 2, Varinder 3; below 60 kg: — Ajay 1, Narinder 2, Rajwant 3; below 65 kg: — Puneet Chadha1, Sonu2, Rakesh 3; below 70 kg: — Amit Kapoor 1, Kuldeep 2, Parminder 3; above 70 kg: Raj Kumar1, Anirudh 2, Guradesh Mann 3.

Archery championship

The Chandigarh State Junior Archery Championship will be held on December 21 at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8.

According to Mr Maha Singh, Secretary of the Chandigarh Archery Association, the one-day meet will be held in the below-18 junior boys’ and girls’ sections. The team for the Junior National Archery Championship to be held at Chandigarh from December 26 will be selected on the basis of performance in the state meet.

Athletics meet

The annual athletics meet of Aanchal International School, Sector 35, was organised at the Sector 46 Sports Complex here on Sunday. Children from play group onwards took part in a march past and various track field events that included frog race, garland race, shape-picking race, needle and thread race, vegetable picking race, three-legged race, sack race, relay race, high jump and long jump.

Mr I.S. Sandhu, Director, Sports, Chandigarh, UT, gave away prizes to the winners.

Cricket match

Superb performance by Narinder Kwatra and Daniel Banerjee with both bat and ball enabled Advisor XI in beating DGP (Punjab) XI in a match played here on Sunday at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16.

Kwatra remained unbeaten with 85 runs and claimed three wickets for 16 runs. Daniel also remained not out with 50 runs and bagged two wickets for 23 runs.

Later, N. Kwatra was declared man of the match, while Daniel was adjudged the best bowler, M. Farukhi the best batsman and Kuldip the best fielder.

Brief scores: Advisor XI: 188 runs for two in 25 overs (N. Kwatra 85 n.o., Daniel Banerjee 50 n.o., Vivek Attray 18); DGP (Pb) XI: 163 runs for seven in 25 overs (M. Farukhi 45, SM Sharma 35, Rakesh 33, N.Kwatra 3 for 16, Daniel Banerjee 2 for 23).

Soccer tourney

The North Zone Audit Football Tournament to be organised by the Accountant-General (Audit) Haryana will begin at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, on Monday. The three-day tournament will be played on knock-out basis and winners and runners-up teams would qualify for the Inter zonal football tournament to be held next month at Nagpur.

Five teams, including the defending champions DGACR, New Delhi, will participate in the meet.

AG, J&K, Srinagar, will play against AG (Audit), Punjab, on Monday at 11.30 a.m.



Move to reform plan-sanction process lauded
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 19
The decision of the Chandigarh Administration to make the procedure of passing the building plans "people-friendly" has received a positive response from various quarters. The decision was hailed at a joint meeting of the representatives of the Architects Association, the Chandigarh Property Owners Welfare Association, and Samadhaan.


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