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Facets of sinus surgery explored at workshop
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 22
Organised with a view to educating on the rise in acute sinusitis with increased pollution, allergy and cross-infection, a two-day workshop on hands-on cadaver dissection and live endoscopic sinus surgery, organised by the Department of ENT, concluded here today.

The workshop was inaugurated yesterday with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Dr Daljit Singh, Principal, DMCH, along with Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, Medical Superintendent, and Dr S.C. Chopra, Dean, Academics.

Also present at the inauguration were Dr Hemant Chopra, organising chairman, Dr Manish Munjal, organising secretary, Dr Kapil Dua, scientific secretary, and Dr Yash Sharma.

According to Dr Hemant Chopra, during the workshop academic and surgical sessions on endoscopic management of nasal and sinus problems were elaborated upon by the guest faculty — Dr Tulsi Dass from Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Dr Hetal Patel from KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Dr P.P. Singh from UCMS, Delhi, and Dr Ashok Gupta from PGI, Chandigarh.

Postgraduate students of the department who had passed after 1980 were felicitated by Dr Somnath Gupta, former Head of the Department, DMCH.

The guest surgeons were honoured by Dr Daljit Singh and Dr Jagdeep Whig, Vice-Principal, DMCH.

Dr Somnath Gupta and Dr R.S. Garewal, both former Head of the Department, DMCH, were given a token of appreciation by Dharambir Bector, vice-president, DMCH Managing Society, and Prem Gupta, secretary of the society.

According to Dr Hemant Chopra, the department was segregated from the Department of Ophthalmology in 1969 and Dr Darshan Garg from Bathinda was its first postgraduate in 1980. So far, 57 postgraduates had passed out from the department, he added.

Dr Manish Munjal said during the workshop latest knowhow pertaining to the field was discussed and endoscopic surgical modality was minutely elaborated upon.

Besides, latest surgical techniques, instrumentation and care of nasal and sinus problems were emphasised upon.

Dr Kapil Dua extended a vote of thanks.



Basketball trials tomorrow
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 22
Trials to select the Ludhiana sub-junior boys and girls basketball teams will be conducted here at Guru Nanak Stadium at 4 pm on July 24, according to Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary secretary, Ludhiana District Basketball Association.

Players born on or after January 1, 1993 are eligible for the trials. Interested boys and girls have been asked to report to Mr Balkar Singh Brar on the scheduled date and time at the venue. The selected players will represent Ludhiana in the forthcoming Punjab Sub-Junior Basketball Championship to be held from July 26 to 29 at Mansa.



Keen contests in chess tournament
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 22
The two-day chess tournament being organised by the Life Insurance Corporation of India Employees’ Sports and Recreation Club, Ludhiana, was inaugurated by Mr S.C. Dhingra, Senior Divisional Manager, LIC of India, Ludhiana, at the Divisional office, Dugri, here today. As many as 31 participants in the age groups of 6-9, 10-12, and 13-14 took part.

The players were divided into three groups and the following nine qualified for the final round. They include Ankit, Bhavya and Paramjeet from group A; Hitesh, Satvik and Himani from group B; Sukhraj, Sangeet Singh and Parichay from group C.



Sports quiz at BVM School
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 22
A large number of students took part in the inter-house sports quiz organised at the Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Chandigarh road branch, here today. The students of Classes 6, 7 and 8 were selected during the preliminary rounds and were further divided into four teams for the final competition.

In the final round, students were asked about the FIFA World Cup 2006, general games and picture prescription. Praladh House comprising of Atul, Gauravdeep, Uday Shankar and Ishpuneet Kaur emerged the winners while the second position was secured by Dhruv House which comprised Sunil, Ayush Jain, Poonam and Rishabh.

Ms Ranjeet Kaur, Principal of the School, gave away prizes to the position holders. She described the importance of general knowledge and current affairs.

To give knowledge through fun and activity was the motive behind such event, she added.



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