Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Nukkad Dhaba Opens Its 4th Outlet in Sector 27

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 19th September:- Nukkad Dhaba, famous for quality food and flavours, opened its 4th outlet in Sector 27, Chandigrh today. Municipal Corporation Chandigarh Mayor Devesh Modgil Inaguarated the outlet.
Joginder Singh, director, said that Nukkad Dhaba was established in 1984. They are known for serving only vegetarian food, and none of their outlets ever offer non-veg. Few of their specialities include ‘Baingan Ka Bharta”, “Daal Makhni” and “Shahi Paneer” among various other preparations. He said further that they start work at 9 in the morning and serve food till 11.30 pm everyday. We do have home delivery facility and also provide catering services for marriages and other parties. We will cater to events in our new outlet here in Sector 27.
He said that around 70 persons can sit and dine at the new outlet. Hygiene and fresh vegetables make the brand different from others. The name is of course Nukkad Dhaba, but the interiors give a feel of some restaurant of a five star hotel or something similar. The management has made changes to the interiors keeping in mind the changing taste of people.
Pankaj Sanduja, Director Nukkad Dhaba said that morning breakfast at their all outlets  includes 20 types of Tawa Paranthas, which is an unique feature in the city. Even, all the ‘Parantha wali Gali’ outlets belong to the Nukkad Dhaba firm.

LIC Chandigarh Unit Formally Launched ‘LIC’s Jeevan Shanti’ Plan

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Chandigarh 19th September:- LIC Chandigarh  Sr. Divisional Manager, Rajat Mukherjee today formally launched a new plan, ‘LIC’s Jeevan Shanti’. LIC’s Jeevan Shanti Plan is a non-linked, non-participating, single premium annuity plan wherein the Policyholder has an option to choose an Immediate Annuity or Deferred Annuity. The Deferment period can range from 1-20 years
While interacting with media after the launch, Rajat Mukherjee  briefed about the LIC’s Jeevan Shanti Plan. He said that the joint life annuity option can be exercised with any lineal descendant/ascendant of a family (i.e. Grandparent, Parent, Children, Grandchildren) or spouse or siblings as secondary life. If the Proposer has a handicapped dependant (Divyangjan), the plan can be purchased for the benefit of Divyangjan as nominee or as a Second Annuitant under the Immediate Annuity option.He shared also that the plan was launched on 12th September, 2018 Pan India. In just 6 days the plan received good response from the public. Chandigarh unit also got good response and earn more than 5 crore of business from this plan.
He shared further that all the annuity options under Immediate Annuity shall be available to NPS subscriber. The NPS subscribers include government employees, private companies and also those who have subscribed to NPS lite.
He said that the annuity rates are guaranteed at the inception of the policy for both Immediate and Deferred Annuity.
Accrued Guaranteed Additions: Under Deferred Annuity, Guaranteed Additions shall accrue at the end of each policy month, till the end of Deferment Period only. Under both Immediate Annuity and Deferred Annuity policies, where purchase price is high, incentive by way of increase in the tabular annuity rate will be given to the annuitant. 
Death claim proceeds, wherever payable, can be claimed as one lump sum, installments or in annuity form.
The policy also provides liquidity as there is provision for loan and surrender as well for annuity options with Death Benefit.
 ‘LIC’s Jeevan Shanti’ is a comprehensive annuity plan with unique features for benefit of the individual and support for the family too, especially for handicapped dependants.

राष्ट्रीय युवा हिन्दू वाहिनी ने हिमांशु पूनिया को सौंपी राष्ट्रीय सचिव की कमान

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Chandigarh 19th September:- राष्ट्रीय युवा हिन्दू वाहिनी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष गोस्वामी अनुराग भृगुवंशी द्वारा डॉक्टर हिमांशु पूनिया को संगठन का राष्ट्रीय सचिव नियुक्त किया गया है। डॉक्टर हिमांशु पूनिआ को फ़िलहाल ये पदभार  31 मार्च 2019 तक सौंपा गया है ।
राष्ट्रीय युवा हिन्दू वाहिनी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष गोस्वामी अनुराग भृगुवंशी ने हिमांशु पूनिया को नियुक्ति पत्र सौंपते हुए कहा कि उन्हें उम्मीद है कि संगठन द्वार दिए गए पदभार का वो पालन करेंगे और अपने पद कि गरिमा के साथ इसकी गोपनीयता को भी बनाये रखेंगे। इसके साथ साथ अपने जिले और प्रदेश में संगठन का विस्तार करते हुए लगातार सामाजिक हित के विषयों में जागरूक रहेंगे।
डॉक्टर हिमांशु पूनिया ने कहा कि संगठन की ओर से जो जिम्मेवारी उन्हें सौंपी गया है, उसे वो पूरी तन्मयता और निष्ठां से निभाएंगे।

Tumour Weighing 3.5 kg Removed from Patient’s Jaw at PGI

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Chandigarh 19th September:- A team of PGIMER doctors, lead by Prof. Jaimanti Bakshi, Professor and unit Head, department of ENT, removed a tumorweighing 3.5 kg from the oral cavity of a patient. These types of cases are extremely rare and require an advanced set up and technical skill to operate.
The patient, a 45 years old male is a resident of Punjab. He developed the swelling in right lower jaw, 5 years back. The swelling was insidious onset and gradually increasing in size. Due to poor financial conditions, the patient couldn’t seek medical attention.” Patient also had difficulty in chewing food, resulting in iron deficiency anemia, hypoproteinemia and generalized malnutrition due to the dysphagia and bleeding caused by the tumor. From  last 1 month, there was a rapid increase in size of swelling and maggot infestation, leading to severe infection. When he presented to PGI, he was fully worked up and financial assistance was provided to patient, as per the institute poor free scheme. The patient was diagnosed with,“benignmesenchymal tumour of Right Lower jaw (mandible). Size of the tumor was 30 cms x 20 cms  and patient was in a miserable condition due to this huge fungating tumor with foul smelling pus discharge and frequent bleeding.  Benign mesenchymal tumours are composed of fibrous connective tissue, smooth muscle, skeletal muscle, blood and lymphatic vessels, adipose tissue and peripheral nerve tissue. It can occur anywhere in body but presentation in head and neck is rare. These tumors can transform into malignancy (cancer) if not treated early.
The team of doctors, under Prof Jaimanti, treated the infection, anemia and hypoproteinemia prior to surgery.The surgery lasted 8 hours and was done jointly by the departments of ENT and plastic surgery. Patients Right lower half of jaw had to be removed as it was involved by the tumour along with 8cm x 6cms of the involved skin. There was a huge defect on the face after tumor removal which was closed primarily by the plastic surgeon. The patient is stable after surgery and is recovering satisfactorily.

Dr Bali Conducts First Non-Surgical Valve Replacement in Region: Heart Valve Replaced without Invasive Surgery

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Chandigarh 19th September:- In another first to his credit, Dr HK Bali, Director Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, has become the first surgeon in north India to conduct a non-surgical valve replacement. A team of doctors led by Dr. H K Bali performed this exclusive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement [TAVR] surgery which till date hasn’t been carried out even at the PGIMER, Chandigarh, itself.  Dr. H K Bali also did the stenting of a narrowed vessel of the heart. The procedure lasted 2.5 hours and was completely successful. Patient has made complete recovery and has become mobile from the second day after the procedure.
Addressing a press conference here today Dr. H K Bali informed that percutaneous aortic valve replacement is a new treatment option for patients of critical aortic stenosis, in whom surgical risk is very high as it carries increased morbidity. This is the first case of non-surgical aortic valve replacement in this region and comes as a boon to patients of North India. Elderly patients suffering from this critical disease would benefit greatly by this new technology. Valve replacement is done from the groin and the patient can become completely active next day after the procedure. This is a completely non-surgical technique and the groin site is repaired non-surgically immediately after the procedure’.
Dr. H K Bali cited the case of one Promila Sharma (name changed) from Mohali who was having symptoms of severe breathlessness on minimal day to day activities. On investigating, the 75-year-old lady was found to have critical narrowing of one of the left-sided valves of the heart – the aortic valve, along with critical narrowing of artery of the heart.
Promila Sharma was seen by cardiac surgeons and was found to be very high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. After detailed discussion, the Heart Team of Fortis Hospital, Mohali, decided to offer non-surgical transcutaneous aortic valve replacement as the best treatment option to her family.
Dr HK Bali led a team of doctors to successfully perform the first transcutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR/TAVI) of the region.
He informed further that narrowing of the aortic valve is a life threatening disease and normally requires an open heart surgery with valve replacement. Epidemiological studies have determined that more than one in eight people aged 75 and older have narrowing of the left-sided valves of the heart, which is known as aortic stenosis. If not treated emergently, this may lead to severe disability and sudden death.
He said that elderly patients suffering from the disease should be evaluated by their cardiologist to review their suitability for this procedure. Symptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis [AS] must be referred to a Heart Team for valve replacement evaluation.
The Heart team of Fortis Hospital, Mohali would evaluate such patients and individualized decisions would be taken to replace the aortic value non-surgically. The risk of this procedure is comprehensively less than open heart surgery in elderly individuals.
Dr. Bali also stressed on the need for close collaboration between cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to provide optimal care of critically ill patients.
Promilla Sharma was present during the press conference and interacted with members of the media and shared her experience of undergoing the procedure.
Meanwhile, Abhijit Singh, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, said that we at Fortis are proud to say that we are pioneers in Cardiac Care in the North region. The many firsts that we gave the city are Flat Panel Cath Lab, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Rotablator System, Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (CTO PCI), Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and now Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Elderly patients with valve narrowing can benefit by this new non-surgical technique.