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Hospital asked not to conduct knee-replacement surgeries
Our Correspondent

Mohali, May 18
The Mohali Civil Surgeon has directed the local Civil Hospital not to conduct knee-replacement surgeries till further orders.

Dr M.S. Toor said here today that he had directed the SMO in charge of the hospital, Dr H.S. Sarang, to ask the doctor concerned to stop performing such surgeries.

He said firstly, the hospital was only 50-bedded where such surgeries were usually not performed and secondly, other operations would get neglected if the staff got involved in such surgeries.

The Tribune had highlighted on May 14 that knee replacement surgeries were being performed at the Civil Hospital, despite lack of required infrastructure.

Four operations had been performed since March even when the Civil Hospital lacks a proper intensive care unit (ICU) and back-up facility to tackle any complications arising out of such surgeries.

There is also no proper equipment, trained staff and a blood bank, too, is lacking on the premises of the hospital.



Sjoba blood donation camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 18
An annual blood donation camp was held by St John’s Old Boys Association (SJOBA).

SJOBA executive members visited each class in the school to encourage students to ask their parents to donate blood and contribute towards a noble cause.

Donors were gifted scented candles and were given healthy refreshments.

The SJOBA president, Mr I.S. Sandhu, who is also the ADC of Chandigarh, also donated blood, besides Ms P. Cheema, Principal.

Also present on the occasion were SJOBA founder president Mac Sarih. Over 200 donors donated blood.’



6-yr-old Tuba trounces Swati in carrom tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 18
Six-year-old Tuba of Rajkiya Primary School, Burail, trounced Swati Atariya of DAV Public School, Sector 8, 25-0, 25-0 in the girls junior single category in the 9th St Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament being played at St Stephen’s, Sector 45, Chandigarh .

In the men’s single Asif Iqbal, Mazhar Khan and Neeraj Bharti also moved in next round after beating their opponents. In the girls junior single, national player Reena fought bravely but lost to another national player Aakansha (0-25, 22-18, 8-25).

The results of the second day are as under:

Men’s single: Gagandeep Singh bt Riyasat Ali 25-06, 23-13; Jaffar Khan bt Mishan Hassan 25-19, 22-17; Hassan bt Piyush Sood 25-06, 19-18; Mazhar Khan bt Jagjeet Singh 25-05, 25-04; Neeraj Bharti bt A. K. Jolley 21-13, 08-25, 25-02; Asdif Iqbal bt Mohammad Furkan Ansari 25-04, 25-01; Rajkumar bt Aarish 22-08, 25-07; Sanjay Negi bt Mohammad Dilawar 25-0, 25-0; Mukesh Piplani bt Anurag Kala 25-03, 06-25, 25-0; Umed Ali bt Nitin 25-0, 0-20, 25-0; Anil Sundrayal bt Dhruva Chakraborthy 16-10,13-16, 22-10.

Boys junior singles: Mohammad Saquib bt Nikhin Chopra 25-0, 25-0, Mohammad Shahnawaz bt Sumit Singh 25-0, 25-0; Bharat Olhi bt Paras 25-0, 23-10; Jagjit Singh bt Himanshu Mishra 25-0, 25-0; Aarish bt Jaspreet Singh 25-0, 25-0; Anuj bt Saksham 22-10, 19-14, 22-08; Wasim Akram bt Aiyush Hemdan 25-13, 11-16, 22-12; Hassan bt Jaffar Khan 15-25, 19-16, 25-06; Charnpreet bt Mohit Takuar 25-0, 25-0; Ankur bt Harjot Singh 25-0, 25-0; Bhufaram bt Lakshya Piplani 23-15, 25-06.

Boys sub-junior singles: Saquib bt Suryz Mittal 25-0; Tansaver Ali bt Rahu 25-07; Ojhal Anand bt Bilawaldeep Singh 25-07; Majoj Thakur bt Lalitesh 25-05; Shubham Jain bt Bharat 25-11; Aayush bt Himanshu 25-0; Kushagra Nanda bt Ajit Shukla 25-19; Mukul Sharma bt Anand Pandey 25-0.

Girls junior singles: Farheen bt Shabnam K Singh 25-0, 25-0; Aayushi bt Punima Gupta 25-07, 25-0; Khazanika bt Jasmine 25-02, 25-0; Aakansha bt Reena 25-0, 18- 22, 25-08; Joysheen bt Sweekirti Sharma 25-06; Tuba bt Swati Atariya 25-0, 25-0; Alisha Aggarwal bt Bharya 25-04, 25-03; Disha bt Jyoti 25-0, 25-10; Parul bt Roopnat Mann 23-11; Surbhi bt Akansha Thapar 25-0, 25-0; Samridhi Piplani bt Chahat 25-08, 25-11, Kudrat bt Gunjan 25-0, 25-0; Harshpreet bt Simran Sood 25-01, 25-0; Vishakha bt Anshula 25-0, 25-06.



FCI beat BSNL 7-0

Chandigarh, May 18
In a one sided affair, the FCI team trounced BSNL team 7-0 in the ongoing four-day Public Sector Hockey Tournament at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42 here today.

Satwinder of the FCI was the most successful player as he scored five goals out of seven. The FCI team earned seven penalty corners and converted two successfully. On the other hand, BSNL team, got one penalty corner and that too went in vain.

In another match, BPCL took apart the defence line of SCCL team to register thumping victory 8-1.

Amar Aiyamma netted three goals followed by Pumolik and Deepak Sharma, who scored two goals each. — TNS



Boxing team selection tomorrow
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 18
Trials, to select Chandigarh women (Sr) boxing team, will be held on May 20 at SD College, Sector 32 here on 5 p m. The selected team will participate in the All-India Women Boxing Championship to be held at Nainital from May 27 to May 30.


Sanjay Public School Academy will hold trials to select cricket teams in u-13, u-15, u-17 and u-19 age groups, on May 21 at 3 p m at the school premises.

Interested players should bring their age proof certificates along with at the time of trials.

Archery body

Mr Jasdeep Singh and Mr Divesh Moudgil have been elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Chandigarh Archery Association. Mr Satya Pal Jain, former MP was elevated as chairman of the association.

The other office-bearers are as follow: Sr Vice President — Mr Ravinder Talwar; and hony secretary — Mr Maha Singh. 



3 companies keen on Jan Sampark Centres
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 18
The Department of Information Technology of the Chandigarh Administration has received “expression of interest” from three companies for Jan Sampark Centres.

The applicants include Spice, Selvel Ads and ITI, all telecommunication companies. Mr M.S. Brar, Director of Information Technology, said the selected company would be announced “very soon.”

The Administration had started a trial run of Project Jan Sampark in January. The Department of Information Technology had asked all departments to initiate e-governance in their respective departments and take advantage of the services of e-Sampark Centres.

The departments have been suggested to re-engineer all processes to make them more user-friendly and transparent. The departments have been asked to set up a quick response mechanism with regard to public grievances and public service delivery through single-window systems.

The departments where the residents can pose their questions include education, health, tourism, police, industry, electricity and agencies concerned with rural administration, besides those handling important wings of civic amenities under the municipal corporation.

The centres are expected to maintain a bank of information regarding private agencies also and private practitioners related with looking after maintenance of gadgets.

The centres are also expected to provide information regarding bookings at hotels and guesthouses.


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