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HEALTH

Re-designation: GMCH docs hail decision
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The proposal for the re-designation of faculty members of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, was finally approved by the UT Administration benefiting a majority of the doctors of the hospital.

Sources in the Administration disclosed that the proposal was approved by the UT Administrator on Tuesday after it got a clearance from the UT Secretary, Medical Education.

The doctors working in the capacity of senior lecturers at the hospital would now be re-designated as readers after five years of service and subsequently as professors after putting five years in service.

In other words, a senior lecturer would be re-designated as professor after 10 years of his service with the implementation of the notification.

On the other hand, assistant professors working with the government-run-hospitals (associated with the Central Health Services) have been getting promotion as associate professors after two years of service and as professors after putting four years in service as associate professors. An assistant professor thus attains the post of a professor after six years of service in the CHS covered hospitals.

The implementation of the decision would benefit 115 faculty members of the GMCH. Currently, the hospital has 15 professors in various departments who would not benefit from the decision.

The Administration, however, has not given any salary hike to the beneficiaries while approving the proposal.

Enquiries from a cross-section of city-based medicos and GMCH faculty members feel that the decision would help in stopping exudation of doctors from the hospital. A large number of doctors had left the hospital in want of designation according to their work experiences and qualifications.

An atmosphere of stagnation had developed among the GMCH doctors who, otherwise being superiors or teachers of some budding doctors here, had to follow them at various national and international-level conferences for just being lecturers.

Appreciating the decision, a couple of GMCH faculty members said the Administration had taken the right decision. It would boost the morale of the doctors. A wave of happiness spread in the hospital soon after the news reached. The beneficiaries greeted each other with laddoos.

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400 donate blood at CIET camp

Chandigarh, February 7
The Chitkara Institute of Engineering Technology (CIET) today organised a blood donation camp on its campus. The camp was organised in association with the Rotary Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Sector 37, Chandigarh, a non-profit service organisation set up by the people for the people. The camp saw overwhelming response as over 400 students and faculty members donated blood.

The donors received certificates from the society and bath towels from Trident. Ms Niti Sarin, General Secretary, Rotary Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, thanked Chitkara for taking up the responsibility and urged youngsters to continue donating blood in future also. — TNS

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Pulse polio drive from Monday
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The UT Health Department claims to have made necessary arrangements for the pulse polio drive to be carried out in the city on Monday.

A press note issued by the UT Administration informed that 452 stationary and 88 mobile booths would be set up for making this round a success. Apart from this 2,100 personnel from different departments of health, education, social welfare, police and a number of non-government organizations (NGOs) consisting of Area Supervisors, Sector Supervisors and vaccinators would be deployed for the purpose.

Help of Independent monitors will also be taken for the constant monitoring of the activity during the campaign.

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SPORTS
 

Steffy shines in YPS athletics meet
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 7
Steffy Arora of Nalagarh House won the top honours in 800 m in the under-15 girls category on the third day of the annual inter-house athletic meet of Yadvindra Public School (YPS) here today. Harkiran Nain (Tagore House) and Seonju (Patiala House) came second and third, respectively. Despite today’s heavy downpour all events were held as per schedule.

Triple jump (u-14 boys): Ravinder Lather (Aitchison House) 1, Kabir S. Dhillon (Nalagarh House) 2, Raghvinder Sachdev (Tagore House) 3; javelin throw (a-15 girls final): Jairoop Riar (Patiala House) 1, Simran Aulakh (Nalagarh House) 2, Gurnain (Aitchison House) 3; 800 m (u-13 girls final): Akanksha Rao (Patiala House) 1, Harshini Madan (Ranjit House) 2, Aarushi Pawar (Ranjit House) 3; 100 m (a-16 boys final): Hansol (Patiala House) 1, Yuvraj Singh (Patiala House) 2, Shivam Gumber (Patiala House) 3; broad jump (u-15 girls final): Harkiran Nain (Tagore House) 1, Neelam Sidhu (Nalagarh House) 2, Steffy Arora (Nalagarh House) 3; javelin throw (u-16 boys final): Rajbir Singh Sidhu (Ranjit House) 1; discus throw (a-16 boys final): Amit Sharma (Nalagarh House) 1, Mohanjeet Chahal (Ranjit House) 2, Jigarjeet Singh (Ranjit House) 3; 400 m (u-11 girls final): Simrata Grewal (Aitchison House) 1, Arsh Baidwan (Tagore House) 2, Amandeep Benipal (Aitchison House) 3; 400 m (a-16 boys final): Abhinav Siag (Tagore House) 1, Yuvraj Singh (Patiala House) 2, Manav Narang (Nalagarh House) 3.

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UT athletics squad

Chandigarh, February 7
The Chandigarh Amateur Athletics Association has selected the following athletes to represent Chandigarh in the 33rd National Games to be held at Guwahati. Mens' team: Jaspreet Singh (SGGS College, Sector 26), Baldev Singh (DAV College, Sector 10), Gurmeet Singh (Sports Complex, Sector 7), Harvinder Singh (Sports Complex, Sector 46), Herwinder Singh (DAV College, Sector 10), Jaswinder Singh (DAV College, Sector 10), Vikram Chaudhary (DAV College, Sector 10), Sandeep Singh (SGGS College, Sector 26), Amandeep Singh (PUC, Sector 14), Surinder Singh (DAV College, Sector 10), Joginder Singh (DAV College, Sector 10), Atinder Bikramjit Singh (BSC, Sector 39), Harminderpal Singh (BSC, Sector 39), Pushpinder Singh (DAV College, Sector 10), Harkirat Singh (Sports Complex, Sector 7).

The womens' team: Amandeep Kaur (MCM DAV College, Sector 36), Veena Yadav (GGS College, Sector 26), Ishrat (PUC, Sector 14), Manjit Kaur (MCM DAV College, Sector 36), Rajwinder Kaur (SAI, Sector 18). — TNS

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CLTA bonanza for UT squad
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) today announced lucrative cash incentives to its three-member squad which will compete in the 33rd National Games at Guwahati.

Announcing the cash prizes, CLTA chairman Rajan Kashyap said if the Chandigarh team won the team championship, the members of the victorious squad would be given Rs 50,000. If the Chandigarh tennis team finishes runners-up, the members will get a cash award of Rs 30,000.

In the individual open competitions, Mr Kashyap said gold medallists of CLTA would be richer by Rs 40,000 and silver medal position holder would receive Rs 20,000. Giving the composition of the team, Mr Rajan Kashyap said Tushar Sharma will be the playing captain of the Chandigarh tennis team. Internationals Vijayant Malik, a product of CLTA rural scheme, and upcoming Mandeep Singh Gill are the other members of the Chandigarh team.

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UT team for civil services cricket
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 7
Chandigarh team will compete in the All-India Civil Services Cricket Tournament to be held at Nagpur.

The District Sports Officer, Chandigarh Sports Department, said that the team would proceed to Nagpur on February 9.

The team: Vijay Bhasin, TP Singh, Suresh Kumar, Hare Ram, Rajneesh Chapy, Ashwani Kumar, Mohan Singh, Surinder Kashyap, Lekh Raj, Rajinder Singh, Gulzar, Sanjeev Massey, Harish, Ajay Sharma, Satish Sharma, Sanjeev Kohli, Sudesh Prasar (coach) and Parveen Bhambri (manager).

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