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Sarangal opens course for SMOs
Our Correspondent

Mohali, March 28
Mr Tilak R. Sarangal, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab and Managing Director, Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC), inaugurated the second Professional Development Course (PDC) in Management, Public Health and Health Sector Reforms for district-level Senior Medical Officers at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare here yesterday.

The 10-week programme was supported by the European Commission as well as the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. Twenty Senior Medical Officers belonging to various districts of Punjab would be undergoing specialised training under this PDC course.

In the inaugural address, Mr Sarangal said the course would be very useful for doctors and help them develop specialised skills in management and health sector reforms. This would particularly be very beneficial while handling administrative positions, he added.

Dr A.M. Khan, Prof & Head, Deptt. of Social Sciences, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Munirka, Delhi, attended the programme as the representative of Govt. of India.

Dr Khan highlighted the background significance and need of this course in the current scenario of health services to bring the reforms as desired today to make the participation of the community, PRIs, NGOs and other health related sectors.

Dr Y.C. Markan, Director PHSC & SIHFW, stated that by completing this course the participants were expected to act as “agents of change” to ensure availability, accessibility, affordability of products and services offered as integral part of on-going health and family welfare reform programmes in general and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in particular. He further told the participants that during this course there would be three field visits to study the health services and reform processes going on in other states. These visits would be made to states of Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi, he added.

Dr P.C. Singla, Dr S.L. Mahajan and Dr T.S. Behl are the main co-ordinators of this course who had already obtained training for conducting this course from the National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Delhi.

The inaugural programme was also attended by senior officers of the PHSC and Health Deptt., Punjab. These included Mr Vipin Sharma, General Manager, Mr K.S. Pahra, Addl. Director, Dr S.L. Mahajan, Asst. Director and Dr T.S. Behl, Training Faculty.

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PSEB lift hockey title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 28
Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) defeated Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation Limted 2-1 in the final of the 32nd All-India Electricity Boards Hockey Tournament at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here today.

The Calcutta corporation failed to convert a penalty corner in the 15th minute.

The PSEB forged ahead in the 17th minute when forward Jagjit Singh scored a field goal.

The PSEB were awarded a penalty stroke and Gurdeep Singh sent the ball home.

The Calcutta corporation’s A.P. Ekka banged the board in the 67th minute to reduce the margin.

The second half saw many lapses by Calcutta corporation players, who frittered away at least six penalty corners.

Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board outclassed Haryana State Electricity Board 6-5 to grab third place.

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Amar Ujala win trophy
Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 28
Amar Ujala lifted the Airtel-Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Trophy by beating Dainik Bhaskar by four runs in the final of the tournament at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium here today.

Dainik Bhaskar elected to field first and Amar Ujala scored 167 for 5 in their allotted 30 overs.

Dainik Bhaskar were reeling at 101 for 7 when Amit and Ajay steadied the innings.

In the final over, Dainik Bhaskar needed 11 runs to win, but could manage only seven runs.

Satish of Amar Ujala, who took four wickets, was adjudged man of the match.

Brief scores: Amar Ujala 167 for 5 (Laxman 41 n.o., Gurdeep 36 n.o., Satish 27); Dainik Bhaskar 163 for 9 (Amit 21 n.o., Ajay 25).

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Chandigarh wrestling team announced
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 28
The Chandigarh Wrestling Association (CWA) today announced its 42-member team which will take part in the Senior and Junior National Wrestling Championships to be held at the Chaudhary Bharat Singh Memorial Sports School in Nidani (Jind District) from March 31 to April 3.

CWA secretary Darshan Singh was confident that Chandigarh wrestlers would perform well in Nidani and bring laurels to the city. Vinod, who will compete in the 74 kg class in the freestyle event for seniors, has donned India’s colours in the Asian Championships in Turkey and Tajikistan last year. Satinder (plus 96 kg) is also another international player in the Chandigarh team.

Joginder Singh was a member of the Indian team which took part in an international tournament in Colorado (USA) last year.

Teams:

Men: Freestyle: Anil (55 kg), Narinder (60 kg), Surinder (66 kg), Vinod (74 kg), Raj Singh (84 kg), Manbir (96 kg), Satinder (plus 96 kg).

Greco-Roman: Joginder (55 kg), Varinder (60 kg), Bajinder (66 kg), Jaibir (74 kg), Sanjay (84 kg), Dhirender (96 kg) and Kulbir (plus 96 kg).

Juniors: Freestyle: Sunny (42 kg), Sandeep (45 kg), Naveen (48 kg), Gaurav (52 kg), Satinder (58 kg), Narinder (63 kg), Jaspal (69 kg), Parveen (76 kg), Pawan (85 kg), Sonu Pal (85 kg).

Greco-Roman: Amit (42 kg), Rakesh (45 kg), Amit (48 kg), Mandeep (52 kg), Monu (58 kg), Billu (63 kg), Ravinder (69 kg), Naresh (76 kg), Parveen (85 kg) and Baljit Singh (plus 85 kg).

Coaches: Safri Lal, Darshan Lal, Ajay Pathak and Nirmal Singh.

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