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People wait outside Sion Hospital, Doctors continue strike

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Mumbai, March 20:People wait outside Sion Hospital as resident doctor’s across state continue strike over thrashing of a doctor by patient’s relatives.

The medical fraternity across Maharashtra is on strike, on Monday staged a silent protest outside OPD. The protesting doctors demanded security while working at hospital.

 

Doctors is on strike due to the recent incidents of violence against doctors.

The protesters held placards with slogans like ‘Stop violence against doctors’ and ‘Don’t harm your life-savers’ written on them.

This protest comes after an attack on the doctors of the Sion hospital by a patient’s relatives on Saturday.

Doctor Rohit Kumar of Sion Hospital was allegedly beaten up by a patient’s relative, who lost his life.

Moreover, Dean of the KEM Hospital, Dr. Avinash Supe has confirmed that they are making all emergency arrangements so that patients do not suffer.

A doctor from Sion hospital said, “In an unfortunate incident last night relatives of a patient, who was declared dead, tried to assault a first year medical residence doctor. Luckily, they were stopped in time by security personnel. But, the resident doctor was hit mildly. It was traumatic.”

“An FIR was immediately lodged and three people were arrested in this connection,” the doctor said adding, “We are in the process of establishing stricter protocols to prevent such occurrences. We are fast-tracking creation of new security posts, filling up vacant posts and installing more CCTV cameras.”

About 75 percent of doctors are resident doctors across major hospitals including KEM, JJ Sion and Nai.

Wefornews Bureau

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Delhi government to act against schools for arbitrary fee hike

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New Delhi, Dec 13: The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to act strictly against private schools that arbitrarily increased school fees citing the Seventh Pay Commission revision as reason.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia chaired a meeting at the Secretariat on Wednesday on several complaints of arbitrary increase in fees by schools in the name of Seventh Pay Commission revision, an official told IANS.

On Thursday, all MLAs are scheduled to meet officials of the Education Department, with complaints from their respective constituencies on the issue.

The meeting is expected to be attended by Kejriwal and Sisodia.

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Two days after moderate rain, NCR air quality again ‘very poor’

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New Delhi, Dec 13: The air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, again went down to “very poor” by Wednesday morning from “poor” for a day only in the wake of moderate rain on Monday.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality at 11 of the 21 monitoring stations across NCR was “very poor”, as against only four regions on Tuesday night.

In Delhi, concentration of major pollutant PM2.5 — air particles with diameter less than 2.5 micrometers — was 133 units at 15 active monitoring stations, and 131 units at 21 stations across NCR, considered “very poor”.

On Wednesday, the number of areas exposed to toxic air jumped from four (Tuesday night) to 11 towards noon.

The most-polluted areas included Anand Vihar in east Delhi, Delhi Technical University in north Delhi, ITO, Mandir Marg and Lodhi road in central Delhi, Siri Fort and R.K Puram in south Delhi, Sector 125 in Noida and Vasundhara in Ghaziabad.

The PM2.5 in these areas ranged between 123 and 194 units — five to eight times the permissible limit.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) across 10 stations in the NCR was 252 at noon, as compared with 219 at 4 p.m. on Tuesday after 7.8 mm rainfall.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the NCR with high moisture has no chances of rains on Wednesday and Thursday.

“Currently, Delhi is experiencing north-westerly winds with low speeds of 5 to 10 kmph,” an IMD official told IANS.

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Kashmir Valley freezes at sub-zero temperatures

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Srinagar, Dec 13: Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region remained below freezing point on Wednesday as the ski resort of Gulmarg recorded the coldest temperature at minus 9.8.

The weather office has forecast rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir till Thursday.

Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.5 and Kargil was at minus 5.8 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar was at minus 0.7, Pahalgam at minus 2.1, Jammu recorded 8.8, Katra 8.2, Batote 1.1, Bannihal 0.6, Bhaderwah 0.4 and Udhampur was at 8.0 degrees Celsius, the Met said.

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