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Top hospital on the cards at Panchkula
Vibha Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
If what the Haryana Government is planning materialises, the North will soon have the first-of-its-kind holistic medical centre, with world-class facilities from different branches of medicine all under one roof, in the Mata Mansa Devi complex in Panchkula.

Though the plan envisaged by the state government is still in a nascent stage, sources said the area, which had been recently acquired by the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board near the Mansa Devi complex after a litigation in the Supreme Court, will be brought up as an all-in-one medical centre with hospital and research facilities of the level of the PGI.

A case had been filed in the apex court against the acquisition of land, on which earlier a museum and some related facilities had been planned.

The conceptualised plan, while providing world-class medical facilities for people in the area, also intends improving the existing model of the PGI, with its singular focus on a particular branch of medical science. In the proposed model, the best of all branches of medicine will be combined with world-class expertise in related fields of knowledge under one roof.

Taking advantage of the best knowledge in all fields of medicine, like allopathy, Ayurveda, homoeopathy, Unani, Tibetan and acupressure the hospital will bring together experts in all these fields together as is the latest trend all over the world.

Though the exact plans have not yet been worked out, sources said the government would be a major stakeholder in the project that would also invite private partnership by floating global tenders.

The hospital, besides offering these unique health facilities, will also reduce load on the PGI which on an average gets 10,000 visitors, including 3,000 patients, in its OPDs everyday.



New sanitation contracts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
To improve the sanitation services in the city, the Municipal Corporation today cancelled all existing sanitation contracts and made fresh allocation in all zones of the city.

Mr G.C. Bansal, Medical Officer Health, in a press note, has given details of the three zones. Zone I includes Indira Colony, Motor Market, Modern Housing Complex, Shivalik Enclave, Mauli Jagran Colony and Vikas Nagar. Zone II will cover Sectors 45, 46, 48, 58, 51, 52, 61, Burail village and Electricity Colony in Kajheri village.

The areas in Zone III of the sanitation contract will cover Sectors 41, 42, 38(West) Attawa, Badheri, Butrela and Dhanas villages, besides labour colonies in Dadu Majra and Maloya.



Round-the-clock cash counters at PGI
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
The PGI has decided to make the cash counters of the Advanced Paediatric Centre (APC) and the emergency block function round the clock from today. Earlier, the cash counters at the APC and the emergency would close down during the late night hours. Under this new move, ward attendants will take files of patients for the audit and payment of dues at the round the clock working cash counters.

Meanwhile, the anti- malaria week was started in the city today.



Sahib leads St Stephen’s to victory
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 1
Medium pacer Sahib Malhotra (5 for 22) bowled St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh to an easy 126-run triumph over Little Flowers School, Panchkula in the ICL Certifications Inter-School Cricket Tournament for Under-15 being organized by Chandigarh Cricket Association affiliated to Haryana Cricket Association at the Satluj Public School ground here today.

Sahib Malhotra’s victims were Varun (13), Lovely Thankur (0), Siddharth (0), Arjun (2) and Ved Kumar (14). Little Flowers’ innings terminated at 87 in 20.1 overs. Abhimanyu (18 not out) and Ved Kumar (14) were the main scorers for them.

Earlier, St Stephen’s batted first and piled up an impressive total of 213 for 7 in the stipulated 30 overs. Their innings was propped up by an 81-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Akshay (58) and Anurag (65 not out). Akshay’s knock contained six fours while Anurag’s unbeaten innings studded was with seven hits to the fence and one six.

Brief scores

St Stephen’s-45: 213 for 7 in 30 overs (Akshay 58, Anurag 65 not out, Jaspreet 18, Lakhan 27, Sudhanshu 15, Lovely Thakur 2 for 38).

Little Flowers: 87 all out in 20.1 overs (Abhimanyu 18 not out, Varun 13, Ved Kumar 14, Sahib Malhotra 5 for 22).



DAV-8, ICLC XI triumph
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, beat the Gian Bharti Academy of Delhi by 74 runs in the Chetan Sharma Sports Foundation Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the DAV grounds, here today.

Batted first, DAV-8 made 190 for 5 in allotted 25 overs. Anil Shiag and Vishal Thind bolstered the innings with a 121-run partnership for the second wicket. Shiag put on 97 runs, which comprised 11 fours, before he was run out. Saurabh remained not out on 22.

In reply, the academy made 116 for 8 in stipulated 25 overs. Vishal Thind took 2 for 9 and left arm spinner Saurabh claimed 2 for 22.

In another match, an all-round performance by Karan Geol (35, and 2 for 24) helped ICLC XI defeat the Kamal Talwar Academy of Delhi by 85 runs.

A 97-run partnership for the second wicket between Manan Vohra (51) and Karan Goeld (35) helped ICLC XI to consolidate their position. The team made 169 for 6 in stipulated 30 overs.

In reply, the Kamal academy were dismissed for just 84 runs. In the third match of the tournament, a brilliant century by Tarang enabled the Surinder Khanna Academy to beat the Panchkula Cricket Academy by 95 runs at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Batting first, the SK Academy made 190 for 4 in stipulated 30 overs. In reply the Panchkula academy was bowled out for 95 in 15 overs. Rajan picked 4 wickets.

In another match, the Sonnet Club registered a huge 220-run victory over St Lawrence XI. Sonnet batted first and piled up 271 for 5 in allotted 30 overs. In reply St Lawrence’s innings folded up for just 51 runs. Prateek dismissed six batsmen for just 29 runs. 



Spikers bring laurels to city
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, June 1
Local spikers Gurinder Singh and Balwinder Singh, both products of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, and Lalit Kumar of SD Public School, Sector 32, who were part of the Indian Youth Volleybal team, have brought laurels to the city when they bagged bronze medal in the just concluded Asian Youth Volleyball Championships at Teheran on May 20.

Talking to Chandigarh Tribune before leaving for Bangalore to attend national camp, Gurinder, who plays at Universal position said the team could have won the gold medal, but due to little mistakes, they missed the coveted first place. He said they overpowered Japan in the quarterfinal and the special invitee Australia in previous matches. They lost to Korea 1-3 after a stiff fight.

Balwinder another, spiker and a setter in the game, said earlier last month they represented the team and cornered glory by winning the 23rd Memorial Feeroccio Cornicchia International Volleyball Tournament held in Italy. It was the first time, that the Indian team triumphed in any Europe meet where India beat Hungary in the final.

All three top teams — Iran, Korea, India — of the Asian Youth meet have qualified for the World Youth Volleyball Championships to be held at Algeria from August 24.



Ropar DC in Mohali twice a week
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 2
The Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, would be holding office in Mohali twice a week. Announcing this, the new Deputy Commissioner Mr H.I.S. Grewal today said he would be meeting Mohali residents every Wednesday and Friday.

Taking to mediapersons during his first day of office in Mohali today, Mr Grewal said he had chosen the PWD guest house in Sector 71 for this purpose. Mr Grewal said most of the problems faced by Mohali residents related to Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) and the Municipal Council but he would be acting as the facilitator to help the public.

“We have already banned the sale of cut fruit, open sweets, fruit juices or any other food item being sold in unhygienic conditions.

The health department has formed teams that would inspect the various blocks in collaboration with the Municipal Council staff and implement these orders,” he said adding that ban on smoking in public places would also be strictly enforced in the coming days.

Mr Grewal said he would be utilising the small saving award money for filling critical gaps in the district, especially for the operation and maintenance of existing projects.


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