Thursday, 27 June 2019

Bariatric Surgery: Long Term Solution for Weight Loss; Reduces Risk of Serious Diseases

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 27th June:- Bariatric Surgery provides the most effective long-term solution for weight loss when other methods have failed, said Dr. Amit Garg, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon, Fortis Hospital, Mohali while addressing a press conference at Chandigarh Press Club here today.
Meanwhile, Fortis Mohali has launched its comprehensive Bariatric Campaign. A team of Specialists, a Bariatric Surgeon, a Dietitian and a Gastroenterologist will be offering complimentary consultation to overweight patients. During this period, Fortis Mohali will also be organising Health Camps across different locations.
Dr. Amit Garg said that on average, people can expect to lose 60 to 70 percent of excess body weight, which can be 40 kgs  or more. Like any weight loss plan, patients have to make lifestyle changes to make it work including exercise and adopting healthy eating habits.
Dr. Amit Garg said that one of the key aspects of the program that makes it different from many others is that we take a holistic approach to our care and follow our patients for life. After surgery, we follow them closely for the first 18 months and then annually to help keep them healthy and motivated. We work closely with their primary care doctor to check weight and nutrition, recommend labs and address any issues such as nutritional deficits, medical issues and any excess weight gains so we can help our patients stay on track.
We also understand that a successful transition to lifelong healthy living requires more than just losing the weight and may require the support of other specialists, said Dr. Garg. As a result, the Bariatric Center also includes medical nutritionists, an exercise specialist and a clinical psychologist to support a patient’s medical, physical and mental health throughout the process.
Dr. Amit Garg said that in addition to weight loss and improved quality of life, there are other reasons a patient and his or her physician may want to think about weight loss surgery. “Increasing evidence shows that it can help reduce a person’s risk for a number of serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancer. He added that Morbidly obese patients having type 2 diabetes and other problems who don’t lose weight with all efforts are advised bariatric and metabolic surgery.
He added that all of the surgeries are performed laparoscopically, which means they involve making several small incisions that are closed with only a few stitches, resulting in fewer complications and a much quicker recovery time for patients.
Dr. Amit Garg, said that the health and quality of life benefits these patients receive from bariatric surgery and other weight loss methods are tremendous,. They are more mobile, feel better about them, have less depression and have better family, social and work lives.
At the press conference some patients who have undergone bariatric/ metabolic surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mohali shared their success stories. Vinod Bansal47 yrs old Journalist from Bathinda, who got Metabolic Surgery by Dr. Amit Garg at Fortis Hospital, Mohali shared that he had a long history of poorly controlled diabetes with HbA1c of 14.3 and was on daily dose of insulin. After metabolic surgery he is off all diabetes medicine and lead a normal life.
Another patient, Mrs Poonam Singh40 yr old Punjabi Film Choreographer shared that after diabetic surgery by Dr. Amit Garg, now ahe ia not taking any diabetes medicines. She feels lighter and energetic and able to keep up with her hectic work schedule.
Mrs Dipika Swarup53 yrs old from Gurgaon who lost 104 kgs in 18 months and was crowned the biggest loser 2018-2019 shared that being morbid obese with BMI of 68, she was rejected for surgery in some of the best hospitals of Delhi/NCR. After undergoing bariatric surgery her self-confidence is boosted in every step ahe take and now feel very independent and motivated.
Mrs Monica Mittal, 44 Yrs, Educator from Lucknow said that she had diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and sleep apnea and was taking 90 units of Insulin and oral medications but her diabetes was still not controlled. She got Metabolic surgery done after suffering for eight years. Immediately after surgery, her blood sugar levels came to normal. Presently she is not taking any medicines and HbA1c is now 6.5. She feels very energetic with weight loss which was a bonus of diabetes surgery.

Scintillating Mango Feast for Mango Lovers

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 27th June:- This summer, relish the different avatars of the king of fruits, during the Mangolicious Food Festival at Cloud 9 – Hotel Shivalikview , with the perfect ambience to relax and spend time with family. Revel and relish this delicious and succulent fruit all through these ten days ( June 28–July 7 , 2019 )  at Cloud 9 , featuring some of the most delicious varieties of mangoes.
According to the Deputy General Manager Hotel Shivalikview, Bikram S Virk  the king of fruits–the delightful mango is the highlight of a plethora of specialty dishes in our Restaurant ,  Come & Beat the scorching heat this season by enjoying a magical feast at Hotel Shivalikview .
The beautifully curated al la carte menu promises a tantalizing new take on all things mango and includes Fresh Curd Almond & Mango based Indian Summer Seducer ,Mango Almond Lassi , Ambi Panna & much more With the king of fruits in season, do not miss out on desserts. For those with a sweet tooth the Mango Kulfi , Mango bliss , Mango Ginger Mousse , Mango Cheese Cake.         
Chef Nitin  & Chef Gopal Khadka  have curated the festival with dishes like Grilled Chicken with Mango Black Pepper Reduction , Pan Seared Fish with spicy Mango Salsa , Mango Tango Pizza and many more . According to Chefs that our sumptuous recipes cooked with freshest mangoes will definitely bring you back here for another visit.
Spread of Tomato and Mango salsa on soft Pizza base, topped with Pineapple and Mango dices loaded with Mozzarella will give you a sweet twist whereas Raw Mango based boneless Chicken Curry accompanied with Cumin Rice stands out of all.
Chef’s special Marinated Grilled Chicken topped Mango Black Pepper reduction served with charred Veggies and Potato Wedges is an instant hit. The signature dish Marinated Pan Seared Basa Fish topped with Mango Salsa accompanied Rice and Vegetables will satisfy craving of eating mangoes. For mango lovers , Grilled Sandwich with stuffing of Ripe Mango Salad and Cheese accompanied with French Fries and Mango Salsa is a must try. 

Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund Launches Aditya Birla Sun Life Pharma & Healthcare Fund

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Chandigarh 27th June:- Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund, the mutual fund arm of Aditya Birla Capital Limited, has launched the Aditya Birla Sun Life Pharma & Healthcare Fund, an open ended equity scheme investing in Pharma and Healthcare Services Sector. The fund opens on June 20, 2019.
The Indian Pharma Industry is projected to become US$100bn industry by 2030, with domestic pharma expected to grow at 10-12% per annum. Indian Pharma companies are global leaders in generic drug manufacturing, in fact 1 in every 3 medications sold in the US is supplied by an Indian Pharma Company. The gradual global shift from branded to generic drugs will act as a tailwind and further fuel the exports market for Indian Pharma. Increased Government spending on public healthcare through schemes like ‘Ayushman Bharat’, growing penetration of health insurance, higher life expectancy and increasing spends towards healthcare and wellness will act as a stimulus for growth.
Commenting on the launch, A. Balasubramanian, CEO, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd, said that the sector has been a long term outperformer over a 10 year period, except in the past 2-3 year. The underperformance of the sector in the last 3 years was due to compliance issues coming from abroad and pricing pressures. We believe this risk is already factored in the prices, given the strong balance sheet and export potential of companies in the sector. Poised for a strong rebound, there is opportunity in the coming cycle to take position given the attractive valuations and the potential growth in the sector.
With a new business cycle coming into play and new businesses with high growth potential and sticky profit like Diagnostics, Wellness & Specialty Chemicals also available to invest in, this sector is more vibrant than ever before. “To add to novelty, we also have ability to invest in innovators, patent holders & specialty instrument makers in global markets”, added A Balasubramanian.
Apart from the core Pharma and Healthcare space, the fund will also look at other large opportunities in sectors like Hospitals and Diagnostics growing at over 20% CAGR; Wellness businesses growing at 10-12% every year, or the Global Contract Research and Manufacturing Services industry (CRAMS) which is growing at 7% per annum. The scheme can also invest in equities of listed overseas companies, in line with the RBI and SEBI guidelines.

GoAir Records Best ‘On-Time-Performance’, 9th Time in Row

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Chandigarh 27th June:- GoAir, India’s fastest growing airline, has recorded the best On-Time Performance (OTP) for the 9th consecutive month. GoAir recorded 91.8% OTP according to the latest report released by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for May 2019. This achievement is the result of GoAir’s continuous focus on enhancing customer experience without compromising on service deliveries. Besides, for the month of May 2019, GoAir had the lowest cancellation rate of 0.33%. 
OTP ranking assumes critical importance in today’s context when passengers are looking at reliability and trust. From various research studies, it is evident that achieving better customer satisfaction is about more than airfare and flight availability. When considering an airline, travelers look for timeliness and assurance and on-time arrival is one of the major factors.
GoAir is pleased to offer a reliable travel service wherein we assure travelers to get them to their destination in a timely manner while taking into consideration factors that are not necessarily in the control of the airline like airport congestion, taxi times from the runways, gate availability etc. as these challenges are in the domain of air traffic control or the airport authority.
Besides, the DGCA report also states that GoAir had the second highest load factor of 93.3 % indicating the number of seats filled.
GoAir spokesperson said that GoAir is India’s fastest growing airline and we will continue to step up our performance and invest in Operational Excellence across the board. We thank our customers as this milestone would not have been possible without their punctuality, loyalty and support of millions of guests who have flown with us.
GoAir operates over 270 daily flights and carried around 13 lakh passengers in the month of May 2019. GoAir flies to 24 domestic destinations including Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar, and 4 international destinations, including Phuket, MalĂ©, Muscat and Abu Dhabi. 

NGO Urges Punjab Govt. to Expedite Fixing of High-Security Number Plates

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Chandigarh 27th June:- With the Punjab government resuming the drive to install high security registration plates (HSRP) on vehicles after four years, Raahat- The Safe Community Foundation, a non-governmental organization, has urged the government to expedite the process.
The HSRP project had begun operations in the state in 2012 but came to a halt in 2015 post a litigation between the vendor company Agros Impex (I) Pvt. Ltd. and Punjab state transport department.
Speaking on the occasion Kamaljit Soi, Chairman of the foundation urged the government to instruct the vendor concerned to also commence the process on a priority basis. Implementation of HSRPs in the state is important as it shares its border with the neighboring country and has witnessed several terrorist activities in the past. These ‘IND’ plates provide a standardized display of registration marks and come with chromium-based holograms to protect against counterfeiting.
The front and rear number plates have a unique alphanumeric laser identification number, which are automatically registered with the central database of VAHAN when fixed on the vehicle. HSPRs can also curb vehicle-borne crimes and other illegal activities such as drug peddling, smuggling, snatching and theft cases.
With the commencement of the scheme in the state, it is compulsory for new vehicles to affix HSRP, failing which the registration certificate (RC) of the vehicle will not be issued. As per the NGO, Punjab currently has over 1 Crore vehicles that are plying on the roads without HSRPs.

Meritorious Students Honoured by Career Launcher

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Chandigarh 27th June:- To commemorate the success of students, Career Launcher organised a grand felicitation ceremony, to honour the meritorious students of the Institute at Industrial Phase 2, Chandigarh. Over 70+ students qualified for National Law Universities Nationwide, Symbiosis, IPM-IIM Indore, and IHMs (Hotel management Colleges).
On this occasion, Bharat Jain, Director of Chandigarh & Patiala Region, Career Launcher rewarded the meritorious students with a trophy & certificate on their academic achievements. It is pertinent to mention here that apart from Patiala two centers of Career Launcher are running in Chandigarh -- one in Sec 35 and the other in Sec 8.
While addressing the gathering, Bharat Jain congratulated the students for their success and also expressed gratitude towards the efforts of the teachers & faculty members, whose sheer determination and hard work led to this moment.
Gautam Puri, the Co- Founder of Career Launcher was also present. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
According to Gutam Puri that Career Launcher focuses on diverse segments of education across learners of multiple age-groups led by a team of highly qualified professionals, including IIT-IIM alumni, with a passion for excellence in education.

Power of Flight or Invisibility: What the Stars from Sony SAB's Aladdin Naam Toh Suna Hoga Wish for as Genies

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Chandigarh 27th June:- Sony SAB’s Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga has successfully captivated viewers by taking them on a magical journey with Aladdin and his brand new troop of Genies. The new season of this legendary tale has witnessed new Genies with exciting powers which includes the enchanting Genie-Menie, also known as ‘Genie of the Bottle’ who can freeze anyone, albeit only for 15-20 seconds and the adorable Chaand Changez, the ‘Genie of the Pendant’ who is a shapeshifter, taking the shape of any non-living object but only for a limited time.
On that magical note, the stars of this show shared their interesting thoughts and desires when they were asked this intriguing question – “If you were a Genie for a day, what would you do?
When the  most energetic and charming artist, Siddharth Nigam who plays the role of Aladdin, was asked this question, he was thrilled to shared that his character Aladdin has an entire gang of Genies and he’d love to have that opportunity of being one as well. So if he is a Genie for a day, I’d first make sure that he retain my powers forever and he would save this world from all the threats. When asked if he would like to do something for himself he shared that he’d fulfill everything his loved ones wish for in life.
The glamourous, Avneet Kaur who plays the character of Yasmine said that she have always wished to have the ability to fly and I’d make that come true if she were a Genie for a day. Avneet later shared that she carries immense love for travelling and exploring the world and she would use this power to fly anywhere in the world for free. She also expressed her desire to contribute to the world with her powers by magically crafting a lavish feast for the underprivileged.
Talented and experienced artist, Aamir Dalvi essays the role of evil Zafar on the show gave a heart-felt response when asked this question, if he is a Genie for a day, I’d bring he father back to life. He passed away a long time ago and I’d love to see him again and show him that his son is doing well.
Child artist Krishang Bhanushali who plays the role of Chaand Changez responded with great excitement and said that he would want to have all kinds of power but first he would love to fly like a bird. He further added, being a car lover, he would magically have all his favorite cars appear at his home for various occasions and moods. Playing the role of a Genie on the show, Krishang expressed that he enjoys the character Chaand Changez and his power of being a shape shifter.
Sonal Bhojwani who has recently joined the Genie troop as Genie-Menie in this popular fantasy show said that I’d like to control the various elements of the nature: water, fire, earth and wind and play around with it. She expressed her desire to float in the air and when asked about the object she’d be connected to, she responded with sheer excitement that it would be a ‘Genie of a sparkling diamond tiara.
Raashul Tandon who plays the role of Ginoo, the most powerful Genie of the Lamp, had a rather different take on using his powers as a Genie in real life. He said that he would have the power to be invisible and use this power to eliminate misunderstandings by being the invisible fixer of any situation  Raashul had some notorious plans as well if he was invisible. He would tease his friends if he had such powers.