Special camps to be held in Haryana ahead of International Yoga Day

Special camps to be held in Haryana ahead of International Yoga DayChandigarh : Special yoga training camps will be organized in Haryana by experts of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21.

An official spokesman Sunday said yoga experts from Patanjali will train Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) and Degree holders in Physical Education (DPEs) appointed in all, government and private schools in the state for three days, starting May 25.

Swine flu claims 47 lives in Punjab

Swine flu claims 47 lives in PunjabChandigarh: Swine flu has claimed 47 lives in Punjab so far this year, an official said here Tuesday.

As many as 47 people succumbed to H1N1 virus in Punjab, an official spokesperson of Punjab Health department said here.

The number of positive cases has reached 217 while the suspected number of patients are 526, he said.

Out of total 11 samples, one patient from Jalandhar was found positive for the virus, he said.

Indian doctors to do polio surgeries in Nigeria

Indian doctors to do polio surgeries in NigeriaChandigarh, Nov 15 : A team of Indian doctors will undertake a 10-day medical mission to conduct polio corrective surgeries in Nigeria, a Rotary International functionary said here Thursday.

Haryana town hit by Hepatitis-C

Haryana town hit by Hepatitis-CChandigarh, Feb 21 - Authorities in Haryana have rushed doctors and medicines to Ratia town in Fatehabad district following the outbreak of Heptitis-C disease in the past fortnight.

Hundreds of people have been affected by the disease in and around Ratia town, 280 km from here.

Punjab to prepare Cancer Atlas

Punjab to prepare Cancer AtlasChandigarh, Jan 12 : With reports of growing incidence of cancer in Punjab's Malwa belt, authorities have decided to prepare a cancer atlas in the state.

The health department said Thursday that the "Atlas of Cancer" will be readied to know the actual incidence of the disease in Punjab and take steps to combat it.

Haryana to recruit 400 doctors

Haryana to recruit 400 doctorsChandigarh, Feb 12 - The Haryana government has begun the process to recruit 400 doctors for its hospitals.

Besides, all vacant posts of doctors and medical staff will be filled in the coming months.

"For speedy recruitment, the process has been brought out of the purview of the Haryana Public Service Commission and a special committee has been set up to do the job," Health Minister Rao Narender Singh said Saturday.

Chandigarh to host global meet on venous diseases

venous-diseasesChandigarh, Jan 31 : Nearly 200 doctors from around the world are expected to participate in a two-day international conference on venous diseases (diseases affecting the veins) to be organised here Feb 4, an official said Monday.

This conference is being organised by the Venous Association of India (VAI) to update young doctors about advancement in the treatment of venous diseases.

Baby dies in womb due to wrong blood group transfusion

baby-blood-transfusionChandigarh, Dec 18 : A pregnant woman was given blood of a wrong group at a government hospital here leading to the death of her baby in the womb, officials said Saturday. The hospital has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

According to the officials, full-term pregnant Suman was admitted to the hospital in Sector 16 Friday.

Chandigarh man dies of swine flu

Chandigarh man dies of swine fluChandigarh, Aug 28 - A man has died of swine flu in Chandigarh's neighbouring Mohali town, a health official said here Saturday.

Gurmeet Singh, 43, a resident of Sector 36 in Chandigarh, died of swine flu at a private hospital in Mohali late Friday.

He is 'Doctor Fixit' for broken hearts

brokenhearChandigarh, May 31 : He may not have suffered a broken heart himself or even qualified as a medicine man, but that has not stopped others from calling him 'Doctor Rehabilitation', 'Doctor Feel-good' and 'Doctor Fixit'.

Ranjay Vardhan, an assistant professor at a post-graduate girls' college in Chandigarh, specialises in a unique area - mending 'broken hearts' - which is not just for those who were disappointed in love.

52-year-old dies of heat stroke in Haryana

Chandigarh, April 18 - The prevailing intense heat wave in Haryana has claimed its first victim as temperatures continue to reign five to seven degrees above normal in the state, officials said Sunday.

According to health officials, 52-year-old Rishi Pal died Friday while he was working in his fields in Jhinjhauli village of Sonepat district.

The met department said day and night temperatures are above normal by five to seven degrees in Punjab and Haryana while Chandigarh Saturday saw the highest temperature in the month of April in the last 30 years.

Chandigarh's award winning AIDS patient inspires others

Chandigarh, Jan 27 - She may be suffering from AIDS, but that has not stopped 28-year-old Pooja Thakur from working for the welfare of other HIV positive patients here -- a courage and commitment recognised by the government that honoured her with a state award during the Republic Day celebrations.

Now, she has become an inspiration for the residents of Chandigarh.

Five deaths due to swine flu in Chandigarh, six new cases

Chandigarh, Dec 31 - Five more deaths due to the influenza A (H1N1) virus were reported in this union territory (UT), taking the toll to 55, officials said Thursday.

"Five deaths were reported in Chandigarh hospitals yesterday (Wednesday) evening. The deceased were identified as Chandigarh resident Rajan Kumar, 52, Ganga Ram, 65, from Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh, Ritu Gulati, 34, from Ambala in Haryana and Lajwanti, 66, and Pooja, 20, both from towns in Punjab," H. C. Gera, UT nodal officer for swine flu, said.

2 more swine flu deaths in Chandigarh, 3 new cases

Chandigarh, Dec 30 - Two more people have succumbed to the influenza A (H1N1) virus in this union territory (UT), taking the toll to 50, health officials said here Wednesday.

"These deaths were reported yesterday (Tuesday) evening. The deceased women have been identified as 29-year-old Harpreet Kaur, a resident of Kurukshetra town in Haryana, and 30-year-old Parminder Kaur, a native of Patiala town in Punjab. They were admitted to the PGIMER (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) for the last few days," H. C. Gera, UT nodal officer of swine flu, said.

Four swine flu deaths in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Dec 24 - Four people, including three women, succumbed to swine flu in Chandigarh, taking the toll in this Union Territory to 41, officials said here Thursday.

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) reported the deaths.

The three women who succumbed to the viral disease included 17-year-old Priya from Punjab, Rani, 38, belonging to Himachal Pradesh and 22-year-old Manju from Pinjore in Haryana.

Twenty eight-year-old Shiv Kant from Panchkula in Haryana was the fourth victim of the killer disease.

Three die of swine flu in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Dec 22 - Three people died of influenza A (H1N1) at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGMIER) here, taking the toll to 37 in this union territory, an official said Tuesday.

The three people, including a woman working in a nationalised bank inside the Panjab University (PU) campus here, died Monday. This is the second patient from Panjab University who died of swine flu. Earlier, a servant of a faculty member who resides inside the university campus died due to the H1N1 virus.

The two others who died Monday were from towns in Punjab and Haryana.

Nine new swine flu cases in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Dec 21 - Nine new positive cases of the influenza A (H1N1) virus were reported from hospitals in the city, health officials said Monday.

"We had collected the throat and nasal swab samples of these patients Sunday and their reports are positive. We have properly diagnosed them and our doctors are keeping a close tab on their condition," G. C. Bansal, Chandigarh's officiating nodal officer of swine flu, said.

Three more swine flu deaths in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Dec 19 - Three more people have died of swine flu in Chandigarh, taking the toll due to the Influenza A (H1N1) virus in the city to 32, officials said Saturday.

The victims were identified as Vick (20), a resident of Haryana's Kaithal town, Harpal Singh (25) and Gurmail Singh (45) from Punjab's Ludhiana and Bathinda towns respectively. All three died at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) late Friday.

Three more people, including a doctor, have also tested positive for swine flu in Chandigarh.

Another swine flu death in Chandigarh, six new cases

Chandigarh, Dec 16 - A 60-year-old man has become the latest swine flu victim in Chandigarh that has reported six new H1N1 cases, officials said Wednesday.

"The deceased has been identified as 60-year-old Kashmir Singh, a resident of Kapurthala town in Punjab. We have informed the Punjab health authorities and have told them to quarantine Singh's family members and those people who came in direct contact with him," a Chandigarh health official said here Wednesday.

Another swine flu death in Chandigarh, 13 new cases

Chandigarh, Dec 14 - A 65-year-old man has become the latest victim of the swine flu virus in Chandigarh that has reported 13 new H1N1 cases, officials said Monday.

The victim was a resident of Dadumajra village here and died in a government hospital late Sunday.

"This patient was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 on Saturday. He was on life support system and died yesterday (Sunday) evening," a health official said.

Two more swine flu deaths in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Dec 12 - A two-month-old baby boy and a 45-year-old woman have succumbed to swine flu in Chandigarh, officials said Saturday.

The victims are baby Harshit, of neighbouring Mohali town, and Kamlesh of Panchkula town in Haryana.

Health officials of the respective areas have been told to quarantine people who had come in contact with them, an official here said.

Kamlesh was earlier admitted to a Panchkula hospital, from where she was referred to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh.

Chandigarh to host convention on cancer

Chandigarh, Dec 7 - Chandigarh will host a national convention on cancer Tuesday to draft a strategy to prevent, detect and treat the perilous disease at an early stage.

The convention is being organised by Cancer Care India (CACI), an apex body of regional cancer support groups and constituting a network of 29 member groups across the nation. At least 22 member groups are participating in this convention.

Chandigarh school closes due to swine flu scare

Chandigarh, Nov 24 - A leading all girls school here in Sector 26 has been closed for a week starting Tuesday because of a fear of swine flu, officials said.

The decision was taken after a class nine student of the Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School tested positive for the influenza A (H1N1) virus Monday.

"Apart from one positive case there were some more students of different classes who were exhibiting flu-like symptoms. Following this, we have closed the school from Nov 24 to 30," a school spokesperson said.

Bed and Breakfast scheme offering Indian hospitality in Chandigarh

ChandigarhChandigarh, Sep. 12 : To promote the city as a major tourist destination, Chandigarh administration has introduced a special `Bed and Breakfast'''' scheme to provide budget accommodation to tourists along with a family environment.

Chandigarh happens to the second place beside Delhi to have offered such a scheme.

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