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Mohali doctor develops new technique
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
Dr Pankaj Garg, a Senior Consultant in the Department of Surgery, Fortis Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali, has done the city proud by treating anal fistula by the Anal Fistula Plug (AFP) method for the first time in South Asia.

The AFP method has revolutionised the treatment of anal fistula and has already been approved for clinical use by the highest standard enforcing authority of America.

While talking to mediapersons, Dr Garg said that anal fistula affects lakhs of people all over the world. It has afflicted mankind for centuries but till date there had been no satisfactory treatment available. Almost 10,000 patients have been suffering from the disease in Chandigarh alone, he said.

Conventionally Surgery — Fistulutomy or Fistulectomy — has been the mainstay of treatment. This treatment was more complex as it required three operations in a staged manner. The new method, AFP, has dramatically changed the way the complex disease is treated, he added.

According to Dr Garg, “The treatment requires the placement and fixing of the plug in anal fistula by a special technique. The plug is made of highly sophisticated absorbable material which provides the scaffold over which body’s collagen gets deposited and closes the fistula.”

Dr Garg said that comparative studies have shown that this method is very effective as there was no cutting involved. Moreover, the patient could be discharged and can join work the same day.

Dr Pankaj Garg, who did his Masters from the prestigious All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, is a well-known laparoscopic surgeon of the region.

He has the credit of founding World Piles Day which is observed all over the world on November 20 every year.

He is the force behind popularising the Stapler Technique for treatment of piles. He has treated scores of patients by this technique in the region. He is also the founder President of ABCDE - Association for Breast Cancer Death Eradication.




Nahan school pip New Angels
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
Carmel Convent School of Nahan today defeated New Angels, Zirakpur, by 102 runs in the ICSC (Chandigarh Region) Inter-School Cricket Tournament being organised by St Stephen’s School in Togan here.

Batting first, the Nahan school piled up 173 for 5 in 20 overs. Ritwik (49) and Abhishek (37) provided consolidation to the innings. Amit and Shamsher got two wickets each for 21 and 22, runs respectively.

In reply New Angels were bundled out for 71 in 16.1 overs. Aquib was their main scorer with 22 runs. Vasu (2 for 5), Manish (2 for 6), Shivam (2 for 10) and Ritwik (2 for 11) were the main wicket-takers.

In another match, Yadvindra Public School, Mohali routed St Kabir, Sector 26, by 61 runs. Yadvindra Public School scored 115 for 5 in 20 overs. Jotwinder was the top-scorer with 49 runs while Atish and Subeer contributed 27 and 23 runs, respectively.

St Kabir were dismissed for 54 in 15.1 overs.

Brief scores: Carmel Convent, Nahan: 173 for 5 in 20 overs (Ritwik 49, Abhishek 37, Amit 2 for 21, Shamsher 2 for 22).

New Angles, Zirakpur: 71 in 16.1 overs (Aquib 22, Vasu 2 for 5, Shivam 2 for 10, Manish 2 for 6, Ritwik 2 for 11).

Yadvindra Public School, Mohali: 115 for 5 in 20 overs (Jotwinder 49, Atish 27, Subeer 23, Karandeep 1 for 8, Pranav 1 for 26).

St Kabir, Sector 26: 54 in 15.1 (Navi 13, Sachin 2 for 4, Harpreet 2 for 18, Arshdeep 2 for 14, Gurjinder 2 for 9).



Emphatic win for Rock Rovers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
Riding high on a hat-trick by Satwinder Singh, the Rock Rovers XI registered a 3-0 victory over Spartens Club in the Chandigarh State Hockey Championship (Seniors) 2006 at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here today.

Satwinder Singh opened the account in the 12th minute. His next goals came in the 16th and 28th minutes.

On the other hand, Spartens earned three penalty corners, but squandered all.

The other match played between Chandigarh Hockey Academy and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College was won by the academy4-0. Darpinder Singh converted two penalty corners while Simrandeep and Harmanpreet netted one goal each.

Three penalty corners came to SGGS’s way, but none could be converted by them.



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