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July 25, 2001 - July 25, 2001

Surat company develops heart stent Wednesday, July 25, 2001

A STAFF REPORTER, The Times of India News Service
AHMEDABAD: A Surat-based company has developed the country's first cardiac stents that are implanted in the coronary artery to clear off and prevent further blockage of the coronary artery.

The life-saving device, 'Millennium Stent', has been indigenously manufactured by Sahjanand Vascular and Technoventions Private Limited.

Announcing its launch, Sahjanand Technoventions chairman Dhirajlal Kotadia claimed that over one crore heart patients across the country could benefit from a stent implant. "With such a big market, indigenously made stents will save foreign exchange worth crores of rupees", Kotadia felt.

Heart patients suffering arterial blockages are forced to shell out between Rs 55,000 and Rs 80,000 for imported stents, making procedures like stent-angioplasty an expensive proposition for poor and middle-class patients.

"We have priced the millennium stent in the Rs 25,000-35,000 range. With this launch, the four big US players have curtailed the prices to Rs 45,000-55,000. So it is like a win-win situation for the patients who benefit immensely from the lower prices", Kotadia said.

Kotadia claimed that the millennium stent has equivalent and a few better features as compared to the imported stent in quality and also performance. "The proof of our quality is the fact that we have just bagged an order to export 4,000 millennium stents per month", Kotadia added.

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


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Surat company develops heart stent Wednesday, July 25, 2001

A STAFF REPORTER, The Times of India News Service
AHMEDABAD: A Surat-based company has developed the country's first cardiac stents that are implanted in the coronary artery to clear off and prevent further blockage of the coronary artery.

The life-saving device, 'Millennium Stent', has been indigenously manufactured by Sahjanand Vascular and Technoventions Private Limited.

Announcing its launch, Sahjanand Technoventions chairman Dhirajlal Kotadia claimed that over one crore heart patients across the country could benefit from a stent implant. "With such a big market, indigenously made stents will save foreign exchange worth crores of rupees", Kotadia felt.

Heart patients suffering arterial blockages are forced to shell out between Rs 55,000 and Rs 80,000 for imported stents, making procedures like stent-angioplasty an expensive proposition for poor and middle-class patients.

"We have priced the millennium stent in the Rs 25,000-35,000 range. With this launch, the four big US players have curtailed the prices to Rs 45,000-55,000. So it is like a win-win situation for the patients who benefit immensely from the lower prices", Kotadia said.

Kotadia claimed that the millennium stent has equivalent and a few better features as compared to the imported stent in quality and also performance. "The proof of our quality is the fact that we have just bagged an order to export 4,000 millennium stents per month", Kotadia added.

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


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One stabbed during anti-Pak demonstration Wednesday, July 25, 2001

A STAFF REPORTER, The Times of India News Service
VADODARA: One Shaheed Imtiaz was mobbed and stabbed near Gandhi Nagargruh during an anti-Pakistan demonstration staged by a right wing outfit in city on Sunday.

The incident occurred at 6.15 pm when Imtiaz was passing by the Gandhi Nagargruh. A group of about 20 people stopped and assaulted him. One of the group members stabbed the man in the stomach. He was rushed to a nearby hospital.

The Raopura police have registered a complaint under sections 143, 147,148, 149, 188, 323, 326 of the Indian Penal Code.

Police sources said the assailant had been identified and would be arrested soon. By Monday afternoon, police said the assailant had been brought to Raopura police station for questioning.

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


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SBI opens MICR cheque processing centre Wednesday, July 25, 2001

THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
SURAT: State Bank of India opened an MICR cheque processing centre at Surat on Sunday. This is the second centre of SBI operating in the state, the first being at Vadodara.

SBI has acquired the latest technology available for their processing centre at Surat that has an image capturing facility simultaneously with data capturing. This helps storing all the images of the instruments on magnetic media passing through the cheque processing machine.

The availability of the image files enhances the processing quality and speeds up reject recapture, balancing, etc. The stored images could also be retrieved at a later date to facilitate quick reconciliation of clearing differences.

SBI have invested an amount of Rs 9 crore for the project to ensure speedy and accurate clearance of cheques for the member banks of the clearing house numbering 85 and three sub-members.

The reader-sorter machine acquired by the SBI has a processing speed of 1,200 cheques per minute with image capturing and 1,700 cheques per minute without image capturing, and requires not more than three passes for any instrument. The whole process of clearance of cheques at the centre with a volume of say 75,000 to one lakh instruments will be completed in about six to seven hours.

While inaugurating the centre, A Sankunny, the general manager (D &P B ), said that the MICR centre at Surat is another milestone in the technology upgradation programme of the bank.

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


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New Sanskrit Mahavidyalay building plans finalised Wednesday, July 25, 2001

A STAFF REPORTER, The Times of India News Service
VADODARA: Plans for the construction of the new Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya building in the M S university campus have been finalised. The 'bhoomi puja' for the purpose would be organised on August 5 which is celebrated as the 'Sanskrit Divas'.

Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya principal H M Pande said Governor Sundar Singh Bhandari will be present for the 'bhoomi puja' and the inauguration of the Sanskrit Divas programme. A variety of programmes have been organised for popularising Sanskrit.

The Sanskrit Bharati members and students of the Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya are currently preparing a special street play in Sanskrit to be presented on the occasion. The play, a Vithinatakam (street play in Sanskrit) is called 'Jagaruko Bhava'.

The unique feature of this Sanskrit play is that a majority of the actors have learnt to speak Sanskrit in just 10-day workshops which are periodically organised by the Sanskrit Bharati, Praful Purohit one of the actors in the play said.

Pande said that the need for an additional building was felt, as they required more classrooms and an astrology laboratory. According to him this year the Sanskrit Bharati has decided to further popularise Sanskrit so that it would be used as the national language in days to come.

"There is a misconception amongst people that Sanskrit is a difficult language. It is not, on the contrary it is a simple language that people can learn to speak in just 10 days," says Sanskrit Bharati Gujarat Samparg pramukh Vinod Shukla.

Shukla said technically Sanskrit is a scientific and logical language and these qualities therefore also makes it easier to be learnt. He said that it is also an advanced language that helps the speaker to express many things without requiring too many words.

"For example in English 'dirty water, or turbid water', two words are needed to convey the meaning, but in Sanskrit there are over 72 words to describe different types of water," he said. According to him, children too can pick up spoken Sanskrit within a few days.

Those who wish to learn Sanskrit can contact the Sanskrit Mahavidyalay, which offers evening courses in Sanskrit. The Sanskrit Bharati also has correspondence courses in Sanskrit wherein at a nominal cost they can learn the language. Computer CDs too are available for self-learning in addition to a number of books he informed. According to him the ten-day courses of spoken Sanskrit can enable students to read Sanskrit and speak in Sanskrit too.

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


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