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Rare surgery performed
Our Correspondent

Doraha, November 3
A team of doctors, headed by Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu, Director and Chief Surgeon of Sidhu Hospital, performed a rare surgery of a condition called situs in versus totalis in which the organs of the body were transposed to the opposite side of the patients body.

Karamjit Kaur (name changed) from Mangarh village in Fatehgarh Sahib district was admitted to the hospital with pain on the left side of the abdomen with vomiting and fever. A chest x-ray of the patient revealed a right-sided heart, whereas an abdominal ultrasound revealed that the liver and gallbladder were located on the left side and the spleen on the right. Situs in versus is the name given to this rare condition.

As Dr Sidhu elaborated, “Situs in versus is not a contradiction for laparoscopic surgery. However, the procedure is more difficult and potentially hazardous due to the mirror-image anatomy (particularly the transposition of biliary ducts) causing difficulties in orientation, so extreme care is required to avoid iatrogenic injuries. Despite these factors, laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be performed safely in patients with situs in versus totalis.”

Karamjit Kaur was operated upon and her gallbradder, in which she felt acute pain due to stones (on the opposite), has been successfully removed.

Dr Gurdip Sidhu said such a condition occurred in 1:10,000 hospital admissions.

"This condition can present difficulties during laparoscopic surgery due to the mirror-image anatomy . The surgery is difficult because the surgeon and assistants have to stand on the opposite side of the patient and surgery has to be performed with the left hand," he added.



Free medical camp tomorrow
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 3
A free medical check up camp will be organised by a team of doctors from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and Hero DMC Heart Institute, in association with Krishna Breast Cancer Charitable Trust, at Rupalon village near Doraha on November 5.

According to Dr G.S. Wander, Chief Cardiologist at HDHI, in the wake of diverse needs of the patients, consultants from different specialisations will be available at the camp. The focus will be on patients suffering from breast cancer, heart disease and gynaecological problems. A number of medical specialists will also be available at the camp to deal with general medical complaints. This had been done keeping in view the consistent demand of the sarpanches of several villages, who wanted experts from diverse medical streams to participate in the camp.

Besides Dr Wander, the team of doctors at the camp would include Dr Narinder Jain from the Department of Medicine, Dr Shweta Gupta from Gynaecology unit, Dr J.S. Sekhon, Dr G.S. Brar and Dr D.S. Sandhu from Department of Oncology, all from DMCH.

Mr Sanjeev Arora, one of trustees of Krishna Breast Cancer Charitable Trust said awareness lectures and check up camps were being organised by the trust on regular basis to stress the need for early diagnosis of breast cancer, which was a curable condition if diagnosed in the initial stages. He further said the patients attending the camp for medical check up would be offered free gifts by the Trust. The Trust would also arrange for free treatment of those poor patients diagnosed with breast cancer.



Athletics meet concludes
Our Correspondent

Doraha, November 3
The annual athletics meet of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School concluded at the Guru Nanak Stadium here yesterday.

Mr Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal, SDM, Payal, who inaugurated the meet, encouraged the athletes and exhorted them to develop a healthy team spirit to be a winner. He congratulated six hockey players (under-17) who were awarded for their commendable performance at the state level by the Sports Authority of India. He also congratulated athletes who would represent their state at the national level.

Ms Urmil Sood, Principal of the school, welcomed the guests. Prof Balwant Singh Pangali, vice-president, applauded the outstanding performance of the athletes and boosted the winners of the meet. Mr Tarlok Singh Jaggi, secretary, Mr Harjiwanpal Singh Gill, Mr Rajinder Singh Khalsa, Mr Adarsh Pal Bector, Mr Joginder Singh, Mr Prem Singh Malhipur, Mr Jasdeep Singh Boparai, Mr Bhupinder Singh, Mr Tarlok Singh Sethi and Mr Vinod Bector were among those present on the occasion.

After the opening ceremonies, various events were performed on the ground, the results of which are as follows:

Ball race (nursery section): Boys - Harjot Singh 1,Gurdip Singh 2, Arshdeep Singh 3.

Ball race (nursery section ): Girls - Taranjot Kaur 1, Sahijdep Kaur 2, Husanpreet Kaur 3.

Tricycle race (Boys): Gagandeep Singh 1, Manmeet Singh 2, Navjot Singh 3.

Long jump (Girls): Kiranjot Kaur 1, Avneet Kaur 2, Ravneet Kaur and Jashandeep Kaur 3.

Long jump (Boys): Harcharan Singh 1, Amandeep Singh 2, Gautam 3.

Shot put (Boys): Ankush Singh 1, Baltej Singh 2, Sainder Singh 3.

Shot put (Girls): Kamalvir Kaur 1, Manpreet Kaur 2, Robina 3.

Toffee race (Boys): Ravinder Singh 1, Karan Bector 2, Harjot Singh and Parampreet Singh 3.

Toffee race (Girls): Manpreet Kaur 1, Harpuneet Kaur 2, Sukhman Kaur 3.

Sack race (Boys): Arshdeep Singh 1, Gurpreet Singh 2, Jashanjit Singh 3.

Sack race (Girls): Akashdeep Kaur 1, Avreen Kaur 2, Parminder Kaur 3.

Skipping race and cone race (Girls): Amanpreet Kaur 1, Imanroop Kaur 2, Jagdeep Kaur 3.

Slow cycling (Boys): Amritpal Singh 1, Ravinder Singh 2, Deepinder Singh 3.

Fast cycling (Girls): Kiranjot Kaur 1, Jashandeep Kaur 2, Harpreet Kaur 3.

800-m race (Boys): Gagandeep Singh 1, Navdeep Singh 2, Baltej singh 3.

400-m race (Girls): Manpreet Kaur 1, Amandeep Kaur 2, Prabhjot Kaur 3.

Brick race (Girls): Navjot Kaur and Pawandeep Kaur 1, Mandeep Kaur and Sandeep Kaur 2, Harpreetkaur and Baljinder Kaur 3.

Green House was declared the best house. Kiranjeet Kaur among girls and Gagandep Singh among boys were declared the best athletes.



Second win for Chennai zone
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 3
Chennai zone trounced South zone by 128 runs to register their second consecutive victory on the second day of the sixth All-India United India Insurance Company Limited Cricket Tournament, being played at Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

Batting first, Chennai zone hoisted big total of 198 runs for the loss of six wickets. The main contributor was S. Krishnan who hammered 43 runs off just 16 balls. His hurricane innings was studded with one towering six and six hits to the fence.

Razal Raha Krishnan chipped in with 53 runs, which came off 48 deliveries.

For South zone, Shanthuka claimed two wickets for 35 runs while Sangmeshwaran took three for 23 runs.

In reply, South zone could muster only 70 runs. For the winners, Muthu Pandian scalped five victims for 13 runs. Muni Krishnan, Syad Iqbal and Dev Raj took one wicket each.

In the second match, Mumbai zone routed North-East zone by 10 wickets. Chasing a target of 82 runs, set by North-East zone, Mumbai zone scored the required runs without losing a wicket.

For Mumbai zone, Manoj Waghela and V. Bharti scored 43 and 21 runs, respectively.



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