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‘Obesity affects 15 cr in Europe’
Our Correspondent

Doraha,September 20
Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu, director and chief of surgery department, Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, attended the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), to attend the 12th world congress and 21st international symposium at Portugal and shared his views on obesity, recently.

Dr Sidhu said it was discussed during the conference that obesity currently affected 15 crore people all over Europe. In the search for a golden standard among the available treatments, the World Health Organisation currently rates bariatric surgery as the only available treatment for the morbidly obese patients. There is an encouraging increase in the number of surgeons who have a major role to play in treating the victims of this extremely serious and life-threatening ailment.

He said it was discussed in the conference that the surgery should have a multi-disciplinary approach as obese patients were delicate individuals. There surgery and the post-operative care involved extensive monitoring and with the latest hi-tech equipment, trained personnel in almost all discipline of medicine, only selected centres where all these facilities were available should be performing these operations.

Dr Sidhu said patients who have undergone bariatric surgery at Sidhu Hospital, had been losing about 60 per cent of excess weight in 1st year itself.

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Kabaddi team announced
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 20
Harpal Singh from Bathinda has been named captain of the Punjab postal circle team to take part in the 22nd All-India Postal Kabaddi Tournament slated to be held from September 25 to 28 at Kollam, Kerala, said Dara Khan, sorting assistant, RMS, Ludhiana, who is accompanying the squad as coach-cum-manager.

The names of the team members are: Balawant Singh of Ludhiana, Harpal Singh of Bathinda, Paramjit Singh of Katani Kalan, Binder Singh of Bathinda, Amarjit Singh of Bhejewal (Jalandhar), Kewal Singh of Maur Mandi (Bathinda), Sikander Singh of Ghuman Kalan (Bathinda), Inderjit Kumar of Ludhiana, Manjeet Singh of Jalandhar, Pritam Singh of Ludhiana, Harjeet Singh of Ludhiana and Avtar Singh of Maur Mandi (Bathinda).

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BCM girls finish runners-up
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 20
Girl students of BCM School, Basant City,Pakhowal road branch, made their presence felt in the Ludhiana district inter-school netball tournament (u-14) organised by the Punjab School Education Board at Punjab Agricultural University.

According to principal Amar Jyoti, the girls in their debut appearance secured second position. 

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