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Hospital inaugurated in Sector 5
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 28
Advocating the need of public-private partnership (PPP) in the health sector, the Chief Secretary of Haryana, Mr Prem Prashant, said that the state or central government would be unable to fund the required infrastructure alone in the sector to cater to the entire population.

"While we have begun implementing the PPP mode in building of roads, bridges and ports, the time has come when the model needs to be adopted by the social sector as well where education and health are priority areas," he stated after inaugurating a multi-speciality Dhawan Hospital in Sector 5.

"Any government must be able to give the assurance of senior citizens' pension, medical facility and assurance of a place to reside. If the state gives these to its citizens, the people will be free from worry. I think we are moving towards this goal," the Chief Secretary added.

Disclosing that he had mooted a medical insurance scheme for below poverty line people, he said that according to the scheme the state would bear the medical expenses and make the best facilities in the sector available to those who cannot afford it.

He also strongly recommended the case of the poor by urging private hospitals to fix a percentage of poor patients who would be able to get a free treatment in lieu of concessions offered by the state in allotment of land.

The director of the Hospital, Dr Kuldeep Dhawan, said that the 30-bedded hospital would offer all types of surgical and gynaecological minimally invasive laproscopic surgeries. Equipped with operation theatres, pain clinical research centre as also a in-house laboratory, x-ray facilities, the hospital has a general and a private ward as well. Besides, the hospital is also equipped to handle ENT, neck surgery and a 24-hour emergency.

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70 students examined
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 28
More than 70 students were examined at a medical camp organised by the Citizens Association For Relief Education and Service (CARES) in collaboration with the Fortis Hospital at New Janta Colony, adjacent to the PGI, here today.

Free medicines were also provided to the needy patients. The Satnam Sarab Kalyan Trust donated the medicines, said Capt K.L. Sethi, a vice-president of CARES.

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SPORTS
 

Kwatra steers Adviserís XI to victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 28
A gutsy knock of 65 runs in 61 balls by Jaipal Singh went in vain as Chandigarh Press Club XI lost to Adviserís XI by six wickets in the Samuel Banerjee Memorial cricket match at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here, today.

Opener Narinder Kwatra and middle order Vivek Atray played key role in the win of Adviserís XI.

Batting first, Press Club team put on 152 runs for 5 wickets in allotted 25 overs. Jaipal Singh and Rohit Awasthi provided a good start to the team.

Chasing the target, Adviserís XI lost three quick wickets but Kwatra managed to salvage the team with his bat. Brief scores

Press Club: 152 for 5 in 25 overs (Jaipal Singh 65, Rohit Awasthi 49, Narinder Kwatra 2 for 12).

Adviserís XI: 156 for 4 in 23 overs (Narinder Kwatra 68 n o, Vivek Atray 33, Rajat Bhandari 11, Subhash Rajta 2 for 17).

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Easy win for MCM
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 28
MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, gave a crushing defeat to the SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, 11-01 on the second day of the Panjab University Inter-College Base ball (Women) Tournament. The tournament was held on the PU campus, here, today.

In another match, GN Girls College, Ludhiana, proved tough for MTS Memorial College (W), Ludhiana, and thrashed them by a margin of 10 points without conceding a single point. In the last match of the day, GN Khalsa College (W), Ludhiana, beat the GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, in a well contested match 8-7.

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City eves bring laurels
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 28
Chandigarh girlsí team cornered the glory as the team finished runners up in the Junior National Volleyball Championship held recently at Vijayvada. The team defeated Chattisgarh, Jammu & Kasmir, Uttranchal, Kerala, and Delhi during the tournament. In quarterfinals, the team registered victory over Maharashtra in straight three sets 25-09, 25-11 and 27-25.

In semifinals the team faced mighty West Bengal and defeated them 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-23.

In the final match of the championship, the team lost to the Tamilnadu team 25-21, 25-21, 27-25. The players including Poonam, Geeta, Seema, and Rajani played key role to clinch the silver medal in the tournament.

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