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HEALTH

Preventive steps taken at Burail
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Following the report of two deaths (one-and-a-half year old Ajay and five-year-old Shanti) in Burail due to “food poisoning”, the UT Health Department today geared up field operations in the entire area of Burail. Special teams were pressed into action in different parts of the area for carrying out prevention and control measures.

As many as eight teams were deployed for treating the water collection with larvicides and insecticide. A special drive was also launched for the distribution of chlorine tables in the affected area. The residents were advised to use only chlorinated or boiled water.

The Health Department deployed a mobile van for giving preventive curative treatment to the patients in Burail village. So far, no clustering of cases of gastroenteritis has been reported in the area.

The members of Rapid Response Team visited the PGI, to enquire about the condition of patient Gajanand, a four-year-old boy from the same family, admitted since July 21. The condition of the patient is stable and no cholera case has been reported so far.

The Health Department further intensified anti-fly measures and stepped up the screening work in Burail. All refuse points have been treated with lime and dust.

Meanwhile, the survey team collected four water samples for bacteriological examination. The report for the same is awaited.

Two children of the five-member family of Mahinder Chauhan had died following symptoms of gastroenteritis while he along with his wife and four-year-old son Gajanand were taken ill and admitted to GMCH-32 and PGIMER. They had consumed home-cooked food while Mohinder Chauhan and his wife had consumed meat products.

After the matter came to light, a team of the Health Department visited the area. They observed that the premises where this family stays had 24 rooms with 125 people staying in it. The source of drinking a pump on which the owner of the house had installed an electric motor. The residents of the building mainly consumed water from the hand pump and the house was overcongested and lacked basic amenities.

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Importance of dental care highlighted
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Stating that dental caries and periodontal disease (gum disease) are the two major oral diseases, Prof H.S. Chawla, Head, Oral Health Sciences Centre, PGIMER, said dental caries affect 80 to 85 per cent of the children and adolescents, and periodontal disease (gum disease) affects 90 to 95 per cent of the adults.

Professor Chawla said this at a public lecture on “Care of teeth to last your life”, at the APC Auditorium of the PGI here yesterday.

Adding that sometimes caries may begin right at the eruption of milk teeth, Professor Chawla said the main causative agent for dental caries and periodontal disease was dental plaque, which is a thin slimy layer of micro-organisms that gets formed on the surface of teeth. It is invisible to the naked eye but can be seen by rinsing with disclosing solutions available.

"Whenever any sugary item in solid or liquid form is consumed, the bacteria in dental plaque convert the sugars into weak acids, which demineralise the sound teeth, thus forming cavities. Similarly the byproducts of oral micro-organisms in dental plaque cause the inflammation of the gums, leading to redness and bleeding (gingivitis), and in severe cases cause loss of bone, pus-oozing pockets (periododontitis). Dental plaque can be removed by thorough and efficient brushing, inter-dental cleaning and flossing," he explained.

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Seminar on heart failure
Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 23
The Fortis Hospital here and the Physician Forum have organised a seminar on ‘Advances in the management of heart failure’, followed by an interactive discussion.

Dr Jagmohan S. Varma, director of the Cath Labs, said biventricular pacing was one of the latest advancements in the management of heart failure and could save many patients from reaching a stage where a heart transplant was the only option.

He said biventricular pacemakers, which monitored heart failure and guided treatment, were highly sensitive and could pick up mild worsening of heart failure in advance before the hospitalisation of patients.

According to him, coronary heart disease, poor control of glucose levels, being overweight and age were important predictors of the development of heart failure and more persons with type 2 diabetes had been developing heart failure than previously thought.

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SPORTS
 

Naveen chess champ again
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Naveen Bansal emerged champion for the second successive year by beating Ajay Jaswal in the eighth and final round of the 17th Chandigarh Chess Championship, which concluded at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, here today.

He remained undefeated throughout the tournament.

Abhinandan Vohra (second), Sanjeev Biswas (third) and B.N. Prasad (fourth) followed him closely with 6.5 points out of a maximum of 8.

Naveen, Abhinandan, Sanjeev and Prasad would represent Chandigarh at the National B Chess Championship, to be held at Ahmedabad from September 1.

Points position at the end of sixth round: 7 points: Naveen Bansal; 6.5 points: Abhinandan Vohra, Sanjeev Biswas, B.N. Prasad; 6 points: Anmol Razdan, Anil Raina, Jeetender Joshi, Nitin, Ashwni Nirankari, 5.5 points: Ajay Jaswal, Himal Gusain, Samir Malhotra; 5 points: Manmohan Singh, Shweta, Sunil Bansal, Vipnesh Bhardwaj, Swapan Kumar, C.M. Sharma, Manish Sehgal, A.N. Dey, Kewaljeet Singh, Shivam Shashwat, Shirish, Sumer Singh; 4.5 points: Harinder Pal Singh, Satpal, Vipan Negi, C.M. Oberoi, Mohit Arora, Sahil Dhawan, Gopal Singh, Vikram Hooda; 4 points : Megha, Hari Lal Sharma, Prateek Munjal, Anubhav Pasrija, William, Pallak, Gurnoor Singh, Gagandeep Singh, Harpreet Singh, Sunny Kumar, Gitin Oberoi, Gurdeep Singh, D.M. Kapoor, Anmol, Anubhav Tuknayat; 3.5 points: Ajay Kumar; 3 points: Surinder Singh, A.P. Singh, Jatinder Padhi, Rita Gupta, Akshit Maurya, Devinder Pal Singh, Arjun, Anita, Archit, Raghav Jha, Shivam Kansal, Madhav Jha, Kanwar Inder, Harkirat, Gaurav; 2.5 points: Rohan, Japesh, Simran, Lawrence; 2 points: Raghav, Harsimranjeet Singh; 1.5 point: Paras, Sidharth, Harmanjeet; 1 point: Naveen Sapra.

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Nadia reigns supreme in TT
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
It was a day of Nadia Saini of NPS-18 who emerged winner in young girls (u-20), women’s singles and junior girls (u-17) in the Bhawan Hawk’s 12th BV Chandigarh State (1st Ranking) Table Tennis Tournament organised by Bhavan Vidyalaya-27 at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here, today.

Nadia defeated Naina Suri of DAVPS-8 11-4, 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 in under young girls (u-20) category. In junior girls (u-17) category, she defeated Meghna Kakaria of Secred Heart -26 8-11, 11-6, 6-11, 15-13, 11-6, 12-10. She then clinched women’s singles title beating Gurvinder Kaur of AG Panjab 11-7, 11-7, 11-6, 11-4.

Dev Saini dominated the scene in junior boys (u-17) group where he frustrated Puneet Kumar 11-7, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5. In young boys (u-20) category he outclassed Parteek Gupta in a well contested match 13-11, 11-8, 17-15, 8-11, 10-12, 11-5. The men’s singles title was grabbed by Dheeraj Arora of Reserve Bank of India who defeated the SGGS-26 peddler Sumit Bahri 11-9, 11-8, 12-10, 11-6.

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Tri-City Twenty 20 meet from July 29
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
The Chandigarh Twenty-20 Cricket Association (CTCA) has decided to play matches on Satrudays and Sundays in the first Tri-City Twenty-20 Cricket Championship at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Sector 3, Panchkula, from July 29.

According to I D Kamboj, president of the CTCA, players from Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali are eligible to take part in the championship. There will be no entry fee but the clubs must be registered with the CTCA.

Only eight teams will be selected to take part in the first edition of the Tri City Twenty-20 Cricket Championship. The teams would be divided into two pools and two top teams from each pool will qualify for a semi-finals.

The winning team would be presented a cash award of Rs 21,000 and runners-up Rs 11,000 along with trophies. The best batsman, the best bowler and the best all-rounder would be selected by a panel of experts. Each will be given a cash prize of Rs 2500.

Entry closes with ID Kamboj. Mobile number 9316036820.

Probables for the coaching camp to prepare the Chandigarh team for the coming competitions will be selected during the Tri-City meet.

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Fujitsu ties up with Salora
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Fujitsu, a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, yesterday announced a tie-up with Salora International Limited for distribution of its personal computing range of products in India.

Announcing the tie-up, Mr Ramanjeet Singh, head, PC Division, Fujitsu India, said with Salora as “our distribution partner, we expect our products to be available in 24 cities across India. Salora has proven expertise and the experience of handling premium brand such as ours and we are happy to tie-up with them”, he asserted.

“Our existing partner Fujisan Technologies will continue to work alongside Salora in niche markets and strengthen its work force to support Fujitsu initiatives”, he added.

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Rural sports meet on Aug 15, 16
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Guru Gobind Singh Sports Club, Dadu Majra, and the Democratic Youth Federation of India, Dadu Majra unit, will organise annual Rural Sports Meet on the occasion of Janamashtami on August 15 and 16.

This was stated in a press note issued by Mr Gurdarshan Singh, president of Guru Gobind Singh Sports Club, Dadu Majra, today.

Preparations for the sports meet are in full swing with the support of villagers and residents of the area.

Events in kabbadi circle style (35 kg, 40 kg, 45 kg, 50 kg and open), athletics, veterans' race and volleyball will be conducted.

Langar will be served to players and spectators on both days.

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ADMINISTRATION
 

IPS officers empanelled
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
As many as 25 IPS officers of the 1974 batch have been empanelled for appointment as Additional Director-General in the Union Government.

According to informed sources, there are about 60 officers in the 1974 batch.

The sources say one officer each from Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh has been empanelled. Those who made to the prestigious panel from these states are Mr Ranjiv Dalal (Haryana), Mr A.P. Pandey (Punjab) and Mr G.S. Gill (Himachal Pradesh).

Mr Dalal is currently posted as Director, Haryana State Vigilance Bureau.

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