C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Meningitis cases report negative
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 13
The final test reports of the two suspected cases of meninigococcal meningitis at the PGI — 11-year-old Meena from Mohali and a 20-year-old woman from Saha, a town in Haryana — came out to be negative today, even as a suspected case of meningococal meningitis was admitted at Panchkula. Thirty years old Surjit of Burij Kotian village has been admitted in isolation ward of General Hospital, Panchkula.

Doctors at the PGI have also informed that the death of seven-year-old girl Bhumika from a village near Nawanshahr was not due to meningococcal meningitis but due to some infection. “The final reports of the girl had shown yesterday that she did not die due to meningococcal meningitis. The test reports of the other two suspect cases who were admitted to the PGI a few days ago are negative and meningococcal meningitis is ruled out in their cases also,’’ said Head of the Department of Community Medicine, PGI, Prof Rajesh Kumar.

He further said that the PGI just had one confirmed patient of the disease, a 35-year-old man from Delhi who, said Prof Kumar, was recovering in the ward.

The doctors say that the situation is under control in Chandigarh and there is no need to panic. “Since Delhi had a number of cases of meningococcal meningitis recently, we are taking extra precautions here and keeping suspect cases under close observation,’’ added Prof Kumar.



Awareness activities mark nurses week
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 13
The local branch of the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) is celebrating “International Nurses Week” from yesterday. The theme of the week is “Nurses for patient safety, targeting counterfeit and substandard medicine”.

The theme is targetted at safe treatment, planning and administration of drug therapy and role of trained nurses in the process. The activities of the week started with an inaugural function on eve of birthday of florence nightingale which was held in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, today.

The chief guest was Dr H.M. Swami, Director Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital who inaugurated the function.



Prize for PGI’s Director

Chandigarh, May 13
Prof. K.K Talwar, Director, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, has been selected for the Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize for 2003 for his work on the utility of end myocardial biopsy in tropical heart muscle disease.

Prof Talwar, a renowned cardiologist and currently Head of Department of Cardiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, has made original contribution in heart muscle diseases at the international and national level. He initiated the technique of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) at the AIIMS and has extensively used it to study various tropical heart muscle diseases. This work has been presented and published in various international journals.

Prof Talwar has been member, Scientific Council on Cardiomyopathies-World Health Federation; member, Asian Region of Global Physicians Network on Myocarditis and related disorders; Fellow of International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences; WHO consultant to prepare a document on cardiac emergencies and guidelines for management of NCD in SEAR countries. 



GNPS girls bag handball title
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 13
Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, girls bagged the title in the 20th Chandigarh Sub-Junior Handball Championship played on the grounds of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here yesterday. In the final, GNPS-36 defeated GMSSS-21 by 18-8. In the boys section, Coaching Centre, Sector 42, will take on Coaching Centre, Sector 19, in the final. In the semi-finals held today, CC-44 beat Coaching Centre-23 by 21-11 while CC-19 defeated GMSSS-16 by 18-6.

Under-19 badminton camp

The following is the list of campers for the National Training camp in badminton (under 19) to begin from May 15 at Panchkula. The campers have been selected for the summer coaching camp on the basis of performance in Junior Nationals and other major ranking tournaments. Meanwhile, the Panchkula Badminton Association has made all arrangements for the top junior campers.

According to a communication received here from BAI secretary L.C. Gupta, the selected shuttlers have been directed to report at Panchkula on May 14.

Those invited to the camp are:

Boys: Jishnu Sanyal (Mah), P Kashyap (AP), Ajay Jayaram (Mah), Anshuman Hazarika (Asm), Amit Khandai (Mah), R Vijay Anand (TN), Anand Pawar (Mah), Kaushik Pal (WB), V. Amar (Karnataka), Himanshu Kharbanda (Delhi), Sandipan Bajerjee (WB), Amey Joshi (Mah), Bhanu Pratap Tripatai (Rlys), Romit Dodeja (MP), Prasad Shetty (Mah).

Girls: Aditi Mutatkar (Mah), Syali Gokhale (Mah), Apana Balan (Ker), Ridhi Pajwani (Mah), GM Nischita (Kar), Neha Pandit (Mah), Saina Nehwal (AP), Anita Ohlan (Rlys), Sampada Sahasra Buddhe (Mah), Rutha Misha (Kar), Vaidehi Dave (Guj), Neha Rane (Mah), Vhita lekha (Delhi), Rimi Hazarika (Asm), Varsha Belwadi (Kar).

Coaches: Surinder Mahajan (SAI, Chandigarh), Manoj Sabad (Bhubneshwar) and Balachandran Nair (SAI, coach-in charge).



CC-42 retain handball title
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, May 13
Coaching Centre-42 retained the sub-junior handball title by defeating Coaching Centre Sector 19-A Team 22-15 in the final of the 20th Sub-Junior Chandigarh State Handball Championship being played at DAV School, Sector 8, here, today. The winners had established a lead of four goals (14-10) at half time.

CC-19 A had to remain satisfied with the runners-up position.The combination of left-handed Amarjit and Dharamvir proved too good for Coaching Centre Sector 19-A players. They scored eight goals each. Chandi Prasad and Munish netted two goals each. For the losers, Sushil and Umed were the outstanding contributors with six and five goals, respectively.

Coaching Centre-Sector 23, got the third position by overpowering Government Model Senior Secondary School-Sector 16, with a margin of eight goals (15-7). The winners led 10-5 at half time.

Jagdish and Manoj, with five goals each, were the star performers for the winners. Tarunjit contributed three goals.

results: Sub-Junior boys (final): Coaching Centre Sector 42-A (Amarjit 8, Dharamvir 8, Chandiprasad 2, Munish 2) b Coaching Centre Sector 19-A Team (Sushil 6, Umed 5, Sunny 2) 22-15. Third and fourth places: Coaching Centre-23 (Jagdish 5, Manoj 5, Taraunjit 3) b GMSS-16 (Deepak 3, Yogesh 2, Ashul 1, Sahil 1) 15-7.

33 probables shortlisted

Chandigarh Cricket Association has shortlisted 33 probables in the under-19 age group for a coaching camp beginning tomorrow at DAV School, Sector 8.

The probables are, Udey Kaul, Gurkirat Singh, Akash, Sarul Kumar, Gaurav Kumar, Vishal, Devraj, Dhiraj, Simrat Bawa, Karanveer, Karan Sharma, Harjit, Sidharth, Anupam, Sandeep, Michel, Sumit, Varun, Amrinder Singh, Mukul, Achal, Abhishek, Shivansh, Bharat, Karan, Satnam, Naresh, Harpreet, Harman, Surinder Singh, Pawan, Ashwani, Gaurav Gambhir and Sohal.



Sanjiv, Deepika to represent city in trampoline meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 13
Sanjiv Kumar of ITBP and Deepika Rawat of Ajit Karam Singh School have been selected in boys and girls categories of trampoline discipline to represent Chandigarh in the IIIrd National Trampoline and Acrobatics Championship. It is going to be held at Thane, Maharashtra, from May 29.

The other selected candidates are: trampoline (boys) Raj Kumar, (girls) Apoorva Sheorn; tumbing (boys) Amar Kumar and Ravi Kumar, (girls) Deepika Rawat; and acrobatics: (groups and mixed pairs) Naveen, Hargun, Subhash, Gobind, Shilpa.

The coaching camp will start from May 13 at ITBP centre under Samir Deb, Inder Jit Singh and Sandhya Kaul.

Netball team

The following players have been selected to represent Chandigarh netball team to participate in the sub-junior netball national championship to be held at Delhi from tomorrow.

Girls: Gurinder Kaur, Sandhya, Eshita (Captain), Lovleen, Nivedita, Isha, Komal, Suman, Shilpa Sharma, Saloni, Natasha, Bhavna, Divya; and boys: Amit Kumar, Anil, Rajinder Kumar, Deepak, Naveen, Rajeshwar, Navdeep Singh, Kulwinder Singh, Parmveer Singh, Chhavi, Tarsem, Sudeep, Opender.



SAI official transferred
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 13
Mr Satish Kumar Sarhadi, Assistant Director, Sports Authority of India (SAI) has been transferred from Sports Training Centre, Patiala to Netaji Subhas Northern Centre, Chandigarh.

He will hold charge of administration of five states of north i.e Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and U T Chandigarh in SAI.

He will also hold additional charge of Sports Training Centre, Patiala.


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