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‘Dental implants gain ground in India’
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 2
Even as the first osseointegrated dental implant was placed in the late 60s, a lot of misconception about the implants and the resultant complications have lead to the implant not gaining popularity.

This was stated by Dr M. Thomas Abraham, a prominent dental surgeon in Malaysia.

Dr Abraham, who migrated from Kerala after studying in India, was talking to The Tribune on the sidelines of two-day Joint Scientific Meet of the International College of Continuing Dental Education (ICCDE) and Indian Dental Association at CII here yesterday.

More than 300 delegates from different parts of the country and abroad attended the meeting. The meeting, being held under the aegis of Asia Pacific Dental Federation, was inaugurated by Tikshan Sood, minister of medical education and research, Punjab.

There are complications involved in the osseointegrated dental implant as it involves risks, including damage to vital organs like nerves, surgery related infection, and damage to the adjoining teeth, but the success rate is as high between 85 and 90 per cent, claimed Dr Abraham.

In fact several dentists are reluctant to incorporate this treatment in their treatment plan, said Dr Thomas. Studies revealed that at least 80 per cent of dentists have attended an implant course or attended a hands on session and yet many of them feel reluctant to go for it.

One of the major concerns in the minds of a practioner is that a majority of the patients can not afford the cost of implant which amounts to more than Rs 15,000 for one tooth in India, said Dr Thomas adding that, however, the cost differs from country to country and it costs around $ 3000 in USA.

Even after these complications the osseointegrated dental implant is coming up gradually in the market with greater awareness as it provides the patient an artificial tooth which is very similar to the natural one.

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Spondylolisthesis
New technique scripts hope for patients
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 1
Doctors at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 claim to have successfully used a new technique for treating disabling back condition called spondylolisthesis here today.

A 50-year-old woman, who had been operated earlier to remove a disc in her spinal column, was suffering from severe lower back ache and could stand or walk for five to 10 minutes only. But within a fortnight of the surgery she is able to walk a fair distance comfortably.

Spondylolisthesis is a condition when there is forward slipping of a vertebra over lower vertebra. This leads to moderate to severe lower back pain which can be accompanied by severe pain in either or both of the legs. This pain becomes particularly bad if the patient stands or sits for a prolonged period of time. In severe cases the pain may persist even while the patient is resting. A team of doctors led by Dr Sudhir Kumar Garg, Professor and Head, Orthopaedics department performed the surgery called Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion(TLIF) .

In this procedure a titanium cage packed with patients own bone was placed between the vertebral bodies by sacrificing minor parts of vertebra on one side only. Unlike other procedures for this condition, important soft tissue structures as well as the spinal cord and other nerves are minimally touched. As a result the patient is able to walk and do daily activities shortly after the surgery and the rate of complications is low as compared to that in other procedures, informed Dr Garg.

This procedure has been introduced only in this decade in the developed countries and is being performed only at selected centres in India .

This is the first such procedure to be performed in this region (Chandigarh, Punjab and north of Delhi), claimed Dr Garg.

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‘Indian nurses preferred worldwide’

Chandigarh, September 2
There is worldwide preference for Indian nurses and there is a requirement of 1,27,000 nurses in the USA, which will grow further by 50,000 every year. This was stated by G.L. Kaushal, director of the National Institute of Technical Education (NITE), here today.

Kaushal was speaking at a seminar organised jointly by NITE and Modi Healthcare Placement India Pvt Ltd. After pursuing the career in nursing in the USA one can earn up to Rs 30 lakh every year, said Kaushal.

Harpreet Kaur from Modi Healthcare said the American health authorities did not recognise the GNM or B.Sc (Nursing) diploma and degree obtained from India they were required to go through the NCLEX examination. TNS

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Lecture on back ache problem

Chandigarh, September 2
In order to highlight the magnitude of the problem, causes, diagnosis and treatment, including home care, as well as, the prevention of lower back pain the Department of Anaesthesia, PGIMER, along with departments of orthopaedics and physiotherapy, has decided to organise a public awareness lecture entitled “Combating Low Backache: A team approach”.

The speakers shall also answer queries from the audience on the occasion scheduled on Friday at 4 pm, in the auditorium of Advanced Paediatric Centre of PGIMER. — TNS

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Health camp on LIC anniversary
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 2
As part of the ongoing anniversary and insurance week celebrations at the LIC, the Chandigarh division organised a free health camp at Sukhna Lake here today. A similar camp was organised at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, yesterday.

A large number of visitors and regular walkers visited the camp. Free blood sugar tests was also conducted.

Blood donation: A total of 387 units of blood was donated by devotees at a blood donation camp held at the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan here today.

The camp was the ninth in the chain of countrywide 100 blood donation camps organised by Sant Nirankari Mission every year. A team each from the PGI and the GMCH led by Dr Usha Rao and Dr Ravnit conducted the camp.

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Varun rips apart Minor line-up
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 2
Varun Khanna (6 for 9) of Mohali District helped his team to register a nine-wicket win over Minor District Zone A in the Katoch Shield Tournament 2007-08 at the YPS grounds here today.

Minor District started their second innings on a very poor note. The whole team was bundled up for paltry 50 runs in just 23.3 overs. Leg-spinner Varun Khanna virtually puzzled the entire batting line-up of Minors. The other wicket taker was Aman Preet with 3 for 23.

Jatin was the highest scorer, hitting 17 runs.Chasing the target of 23 runs, Mohali District made 26 runs in just 5.1 overs, losing one wicket. Gurkirat remained unbeaten on 15 while Ishaan Dogra lost his wicket on 10 runs. Mohali won the match by nine wickets.

Brief scores

Minor District Zone A (1st innings): 135 for 10 in 47.1 overs (Jatin 23, Zahoor Ali 32, Amanpreet Singh 5 for 43, Varun Khanna 2 for 48 and Harmeet Singh 3 for 22).

Mohali District (1st innings): 163 for 9 in 42.2 overs (Sunny Sohal 59, Gurkirat 36, Mayank Sidana 17, Rahul 5 for 33).

Minor District (2nd innings): 50 all out in 23.3 overs (Parminder 12, Jatin 17, Amanpreet 3 for 23, Varun Khanna 6 for 9). Mohali (2nd innings): 26 for 1 in 5.1 overs (Ishan Dogra 10, Gurkirat 15 n o, Rahul 1 for 16).

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Football
NPS blank Mizoram
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 2
New Public School (NPS) Football Academy, Chandigarh, routed Mizoram Football Association by 3-0 in a Pool C match during the Fifth Administrator's Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for u-17 at the Sector 17 football ground here today.

The match started at a fast pace. NPS opened their account in the 31st minute through Sukhmat. Nikhil Pradad then converted a spot kick in the 67th minute. The penalty was awarded as Mizoram defender P.K. Laldinpuia handled the ball in the proscribed area. K.H. Vikram (75th) rounded off the winners' tally in the 75th minute.

Meanwhile, Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) outplayed Sanjay Public School Academy by 3-0 in a Pool D encounter. Sunny Kumar (4th), Lakhi Ram Murmur (47th) and Sanjay Kumar (72nd) fashioned SSCB's facile triumph.

In another Pool B match, Sports Authority of India XI prevailed over Punjab Football Association by 1-0 held at the Sector 42 football ground. The all-important goal was scored by Parvesh Sardar, who converted a penalty corner in the 27th minute.

Seasoned referee Amrik Singh kept the players from both sides under control as they indulged in rough play and using foul lauguage. Six yellow cards, three against each team, were shown during the match. Manjeet of the Punjab Football Association received red card and was sent out of the field. He deliberately indulged in rough play twice. Wellington, A. Mondal and Parteek Joshi (all from SAI Team) and Kulbir and Amritpal (both of PFA) were penalised for rough tackling or unsportsmanlike behaviour.

Orissa Football Academy (Pool A), who were routed by the state-run Chandigarh Football Academy on Saturday 6-1, also registered victory on the second day. Orissa outplayed Delhi Football Association 3-0. S.K. Naim (22), Mahendra Nayak (42nd) and Sudam Soren (52d) scored one goal each for Orissa FA.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Football Association got a walkover against Andhra Pradesh Football Association.

Tomorrow's fixtures

Pool A: CFA vs Andhra Pradesh (8 am).

Pool B: Chhattisgarh FA vs Mahilpur FA (10 am) at the Sector 42 sports complex.

Pool C: Haryana FA vs Jammu and Kashmir (3 pm) and CBSSS, Jalandhar, vs Sanjay PSFA (5 pm) at the Sector 17 football stadium.

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Sepak Takraw
St Joseph's eves lift trophy

Chandigarh, September 2
St Joseph's School-44, retained the girls’ trophy in the fourth Chandigarh junior state sepak takraw championships for the Santosh Kumar Rana Trophy held at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19-C, here today.

Anirudh Rana of DAVSSS-8 and Jigmit of St Joseph's-44 were declared the best players in the boys’ and girls’ sections, respectively.

Deputy director of the Sports Authority of India Ajit Singh distributed the prizes.

Results: Super league (boys): DAVSSS-8 b Mount Carmel-47 (B) 15-6, 15-9; DAVSSS-8 b St Joseph's School-44 15-4, 14-16, 12-10; GMSSS-19 (B) b Mount Carmel-47 (B) 15-9, 9-15, 11-7; St Joseph's School-44 b Mount Carmel-47 (B) 15-11, 15-6; GMSSS-19 (B) b St Joseph's School-44 15-12, 15-9; DAVSSS-8 b GMSSS-19 (B) 14-16, 16-14, 11-5; Super league (girls) St Joseph's School-44 b Mount Carmel-47 (B) 15-13, 15-8; Mount Carmel-47 (A) b GSSS, Khuda Lahora, 15-6, 15-9; GSSS, Khuda Lahora, b Mount Carmel-47 (B) 15-13, 15-8; Mount Carmel-47 (A) b Mount Carmel-47 (B) 15-7, 15-8; St Joseph's School-44 b Mount Carmel-47 (A) 15-4, 15-5. — TNS

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AKSIPS-41 thrash YPS
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 2
Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, beat Yadvindra Public School, Mohali, by five wickets in a Pool C match of the WWICS u-14 Cricket Tournament being conducted by DP Azad Academy at the St Stephen's School stadium in Togan, near here, today.

Yadvindra Public School, which won the toss, failed to impress as they were bowled out for 69 runs in 21.5 overs. Arsh Goyal and Manuel Jain scored 18 and 12 runs, respectively.

AKSIPS-41’s bowlers Ashish (three for 12) and Harmanpreet (two for 11) restricted the YPS score.

In reply, AKSIPS-41 achieved their target by scoring 71 for five in 19.4 overs. Rajat was the highest scorer with 20 runs. Ishwinder remained not out on 12 and all-rounder Harmanpreet Singh made 10 runs. YPS medium-pacer Sahil Sharma bowled well and got two wickets for three runs.

Brief scores

YPS, Mohali: 69 in 21.5 overs (Arsh Goyal 18, Manuel Jain 12, Ashish 3 for 12, Harmanpreet Singh 2 for 11);

AKSIPS-41: 71 for 5 in 19.4 overs (Rajat 20, Ishwinder 12 n.o, Harmpreet Singh 10, Sahil Sharma 2 for 3, Anand 2 for 11).

Tomorrow's fixture CCA-GNPS Academy vs DAV Public School-15 at 2 pm.

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Karan sprints to victory

Chandigarh, September 2
Girls’ and boys’ kho-kho teams of Government High School, Dadu Majra, stood first in the kids’ group on the inaugural day of the three-day annual rural sports meet at Guru Dronacharya Stadium, Dadu Majra, here today. Over 400 children from three schools participated in various events.

Results: Spoon race (girls): 1 Sheetal (GHS, Dadu Majra), 2 Babli (GHS, Dadu Majra), 3 Madhu (GHS, Dadu Majra); three-legged race (boys): 1 Jaspal and Gurpreet (Navyug School), 2 Sumit and Deepak (Navyug School), 3 Mohit and Gurdip (Navyug School); 100m race (boys): (Class III) 1 Karan, 2 Vijay, 3 Gurpal; (Class IV) 1 Ajay, 2 Gurpreet, 3 Shubham; (Class V) 1 Gurdeep, 2 Mahesh, 3 Vikas; girls 1 Rohini, 2 Gurpreet, 3 Simran. — TNS

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SGGSSS-35 win kho-kho title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 2
Hosts Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, emerged winners in the u-17 boys’ category during the inter-school kho-kho tournament, which concluded on the school premises, here, yesterday.

The second place was bagged by Government Model High School, Sector 43, while Government High School, Sector 32, secured the third place.

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Appointed
Tribune News Service

 

Chandigarh, September 2
Secretary of the Chandigarh Roll Ball Association Balwinder Singh Johal has been elected as technical committee director of the Roll ball Federation of India for the period 2007-09.

Balwinder Singh Johal
Balwinder Singh Johal

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