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88 dengue cases in city hospitals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
The number of confirmed cases of dengue in city hospitals reached to 88 with 19 more patients testing positive in the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, and the Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, here today.

In the past 24 hours 17 new suspected cases of fever were reported at the PGIMER out of which 10 tested positive for dengue. At the GMCH, eight more cases added to the list of confirmed dengue cases so far thus increasing the total tally to 27. The GMCH today admitted 22 patients with high fever.

Only one more case tested positive for dengue at the GMSH-16. The total number of confirmed dengue cases at the hospital is thus three now.

Till date 112 patients of there suspected dengue fever have been treated and 31 patients are still undergoing medication at PGIMER.

The UT Health Department on the other hand has claimed that out of 159 cases, reported from GMSH-16, PGIMER-12, GMCH-32 and Fortis Hospital in Chandigarh, 91 have been confirmed having dengue. The confirmed cases belong to Punjab, Haryana, UP, Delhi and Uttaranchal.

Out of the 91 confirmed cases, 29 positive cases are from Chandigarh. The Zonal Officers and the members of RRT were investigating the positive cases to ascertain the source of infection.

Continuing field operations for the prevention of spreading of Dengue the Zonal Officers of the UT Health Department today conducted a follow-up in all areas which had been covered last week.

The Zonal Officers today checked the areas for monitoring the fieldwork in their respective zones. As a part of special drive residents were educated about use of mega phones.

Fogging operation was carried out at police station Sector 26, police station, Sector 17, and in Sectors 44, 45, 46 and 47.

The department today issued notices to 87 defaulters under Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act 1897, to defaulters in all zones of Chandigarh for negligence, on their part.

Meanwhile, no confirmed case of dengue was reported at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. The hospital has reported 21 confirmed cases, including a Bartana resident, till today.

Two more suspected cases-Arif and Modhi- from Mauli Jagran were admitted to the hospital today.

Meanwhile, continuing its fogging operation, the Army authorities today pressed two vehicles for covering Sector 2 and 6 of Panchkula today.



Interstitial lung diseases on the rise
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
The interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are increasing throughout the world. The diseases primarily involve the lung interstitium. Being progressive in nature, these diseases have been affecting from labourers working in mines to farmers and are commonly overlooked and wrongly diagnosed.

Pulmonary fibrosis causes shrinkage of the lungs. Breathlessness and other complications caused by the disease generally make the patient bedridden and subsequently lead to failure of the respiratory system.

These were the facts highlighted in the 21st Annual Continuing Medical Education Programme organised by the Department of Pulmonary Medicine of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to update physicians on the recent developments in chest diseases and respiratory critical care here yesterday.

Over 150 medicos from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and New Delhi participated in a discussion on the ILDs.

Dr Sanjay Kalra from Mayo Clinic, USA and an old alumnus of the department, Dr V.K. Vijayan, Director of VP Chest Institute, New Delhi, and Dr S.K. Jindal, Head of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER, spoke.



Orthopaedic medical camp
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 9
The local Rotary Club in collaboration with Orthomax Bone Treatment Centre organised an orthopaedic medical camp at the Senior Citizens Council day care centre, Sector 15, here yesterday.

The camp was inaugurated by Dr Gopal Munjal, Chairman, Ind Swift Group of Industries. He was received by Wg-Cdr Pradeep Prabhakar (retd), president, Rotary Club, Panchkula, Dr J.K. Kakkar, Mr Parveen Goel and other senior Rotarians.

A medical check-up of senior citizens was conducted and they were given medicines free of cost. As many as 150 patients attended the camp.

Dr Munjal has announced Rs 7,000 for the purchase of shawls for honouring elder members. Dr R.K. Garg arranged medicines from reputed companies for free distribution among patients.

Mirchia Diagnostic Centre, Mani majra offered a concession of Rs 200 to the members of the Senior Citizen Council for the bone marrow density test while Saket Hospital announced free physiotherapy treatment for the benefit of senior citizens.



Shivam wins road race title
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, October 9
Shivam won the top honours in the road race in the under-4 boys’ category, while Manan and Paramjyot secured the second and the third position, respectively, in the second All-India Dikshant Roller Skating Championships that concluded at Dikshant International School, here.

In the under-4 girls’ section, Aditi won the first position while Garima clinched the second position.

Chief guest G.K. Kapoor, former secretary of the DPS Schools Society, gave away prizes to the winners.

Results: road race: boys (under-4): Shivam 1, Manan 2, Paramjyot 3; girls’ (under-4): Aditi 1, Garima 2; boys (4-6 yr): Tejveer Singh 1, Anshpreet 2, Udesh and Kalan Bhatt 3; girls (4-6 yr): Ishita 1, Sehaj 2, Dhriti 3; boys (6-8 yr): Prateek 1, Mohit 2, Akash 3; girls: Rachita 1, Ohisha 2, Shreejna 3; boys (8-10 yr): Jwalin 1, Bhavdeep 2, Hitesh 3; girls: Dashwinder 1, Ambika 2, Rishika 3; boys (10-12 yr): Sumant 1, Hardeep 2, Kapil 3; girls: Navpreet 1, Jyoti 2, Apaar 3; boys (12-14 yr): Amit 1, Kunwardeep 2, Gaurav 3; girls: Mehak 1, Pragya 2, Karanveer 3; boys (14-16 yr): Guraan 1, Salil 2, Gulranjan 3; girls: Anupriya 1, Kanika 2; boys (above 16): Surinder 1, Ridamdeep 2, Piyush 3; girls: Manisha 1, Gargi 2, Meenu 3;

Rink race I (quads): boys (under-4): Shubham 1, Mayank Sood 2, Manan Gupta 3; girls: Dalvir Kaur 1, Aditi 2, Garima 3; boys (4-6 yr): Jatin 1; girls: Avni Ganeshya 1, Sanya Kumar 2, Sheren & Jasleen 3; boys (6-8 yr): Arshit Bhatta 1, Sawapnil 2, Nanam Gupta 3; girls: Tamanna Maan 1, Karen George 2, Hasmeet Gujral 3; boys (8-10 yr): Bhrigu 1, Lavanya 2, Akshay Madan 3; girls: Dashvinder 1, Suvidha Sarin 2, Rama 3; boys (10-12 yr): Hardeep 1, Shubham Rana 2, Vinit 3; girls: Sumedha 1, Ananya 2, Naina 3; boys (12-14 yr): Maninder 1, Rahul 2, Rajvinder 3; girls: Mehak 1, Ashima 2, Pawandeep Kaur 3; boys (14-16 yr): Salil 1, Sachin 2, Amanvir 3; girls: Nanveen 1, Anupriya 2, Deepika Khurana, Gurleen 3; boys (above-16): Rajat Sethi 1, Varun 2, Sahil 3.



A shuttler of promise
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
Twentysix-year-old Prabhjot, who won two golds in badminton at the World Summer Games in Ireland in 2003, has done our country proud.

Prabhjot’s achievement was recognised by the Government of India and for the first time a cash award of Rs 2 lakhs has been awarded to someone.

Praising his protégé, Dr Anil Sharma said, “He is under my training since 2002 at Bhavan Vidyalaya’s special cell. It is his devotion and zeal which makes him stands out in the crowd”.

Since 1996, Prabhjot has been representing Chandigarh in various state games organised by Special Olympics, Bharat, like athletics, floor hockey, table tennis and badminton.

He emerged on the scene in October 2002, when he clinched three golds in badminton at the Special Olympics, Bharat, held at Chandigarh. He was then selected to represent India at the Special Olympics in Dublin (Ireland) in June, 2003.

Recently, he won two golds and one silver in the badminton tournament organised by SAWERA School at St Stephen’s, Sector 45, and three golds in the Badminton State Meet during the Special Olympics Bharat, Chandigarh Chapter, held at Badminton Hall, Sports Complex, Sector 42.

Prabhjot who happens to be an all-rounder; represented Chandigarh in the first Asia Pacific International Cricket tournament held in Ahmedabad, where his team bagged the silver medal. Lately, he went to Vadodhra to undergo trials for the Special Olympics to prepare for the International Cricket Cup going to be held in Mumbai in November, 2006.

Prabhjot lives with his mother and elder sister. For a living, he runs a cosmetics shop, “Get Gorgeous”, at Mohali. He may not be well read enough to even pronounce the name of his shop correctly and gets confuse while returning the balance to the customers, but his pride will never allow him to live at the mercy of others. He takes pride in being self reliant.

He is also learning weaving, sewing and block printing at Udit Vocational Centre, Sector 11.



Gold medal for Gurjinder Singh in shooting event
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
Bhai Gurjinder Singh Bhucho, clinched the gold medal in .22 standard rifle prone senior men event by scoring 526/600 in the 31st Chandigarh State Shooting Championship held at the Sector 25 shooting range here today.

Holinder Singh scored 267/300 in centre fire pistol event and was declared the best shooter among men, while Shaleen Chauhan (380/400) went home with the best shooter’s tag in the air rifle (ISSF) senior women category.

Results: small bore free rifle (ISSF) prone senior men: Manchandran Singh (577/600) 1, Sukhdeep Singh 572/600 2, Arjun Partap (568/600) 3; small bore free rifle (ISSF) senior men: Arjun Partap (529/600) 1, Mansimran Singh (492/600) 2, Sukhdeep Singh (423/600) 3; air rifle (ISSF) senior men: Harsimrandeep Singh (580/600) 1, Sarabjit Singh (568/500) 2, Arjun Partho (540/600) 3; air rifle (ISSF) senior women: Shaleen Chauhan (380/400) 1, Prabhleen Chauhan (379/400) 2, Roopmeet Mann (359/400) 3; centre fire pistol: Holinder Singh (267/300) 1, Parminder Singh (264/300) 2, Harvinder Singh (257/300) 3; air pistol senior men: Avneet Singh (361/400) 1, Vijay Kumar 361/400 2, Aporva Bharti (354/400) 3.

Air pistol senior women: Akanksha Arora (363/400) 1, Nanki Singh (344/400) 2; .22 standard rifle prone senior men: Bhai Gurinder Singh (526/600) 1, Manjit Singh (488/600) 2, Bhagwant Singh (472/600) 3; air pistol (ISSF): Minarva Singh (366/400) 1, Amrinder Singh (359/400) 2; free pistol: Harvinder Singh (264/300) 1, Vijay Kumar (249/300) 2, Gursarvinder Singh (240/300) 3; best shooters (men): Holinder Singh; best shooter (women): Shaleen Chauhan; upcoming shooter (boys): Harmandeep Singh Sidhu; upcoming shooter (girls): Akanksha Arora



TT meet begins
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
NML, Jamshedpur, beat CFRI, Dhanbad, 3-0, in the Table Tennis Team Championship (Men) in the 38th Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Memorial Tournament that commenced at the CSIO, Sector 30, here today.

Over 225 participants from 11 laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, are taking part in the event.

The results: TT team championship (Pool A): CFTRI-Mysore b NML-Jamshedpur, 3-2; CSMCRI-Bhavnagar b CCMB-Hyderabad, 3-2; CFRI-Dhanbad b CSMCRI-Bhavnagar, 3-0; (Pool B) NAL-Bangalore b SERC-Chennai, 3-0; CLRI-Chennai b NAL-Bangalore, 3-1; NGRI-Hyderabad b SERC-Chennai, 3-1.

Carrom (team event, men): SERC b CFRI, 25-0; CLRI b RRL, 25-0; CFTRI b CCMB, 21-7; NGRI b CSMCRI, 25-9; SERC b NML, 23-8. (women): NGRI b SERC, 25-2; CFTRI b NAL, 15-10; CLRI b NAL, 24-2.

Kabaddi meet

The Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India will hold its 18th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship for men and women from October 11 to 13 at the Sector 17 football stadium here.

Fifteen states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Karnataka, have confirmed their participation.



Hockey tourney begins tomorrow
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
The Chandigarh Hockey Association will organise the Chandigarh State Hockey Championship at the Sector 42 stadium from October 11 to 14.

Teams of the CISF, 3 BRD Air Force, Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh Hockey Academy, Rock Rovers, ITBP, Spartans Club and Wanderers Club have confirmed their participation.

“There will be two matches daily on Oct 11, 12 and 13 and the final will be played on October 14,” said Mr Y.P. Vohra, Secretary, Chandigarh Hockey Association.



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