<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Maruti Phad, 40, who worked as a personal assistant and driver to the then Principal Secretary, Medical Education and Drugs Department had left his home to pick up the Secretary near St Xavier’s College at Fort. At this unfortunate moment, he suffered two bullet injuries after mowing down Ajmal Kasab and his accomplice who were firing indiscriminately near the same area.Phad drove back towards the wrong side for at least 50 meters when the terrorists fired bullets at him.”I suffered two bullets on my hands but kept driving backwards. I am lucky that I survived. But now I want Hafiz Saeed and his accomplices to be brought back in India and hanged to death,” said Phad.”The masterminds should be hanged publicly so that the terrorists must get a strong message that we will not deal with terror attacks lightly,” he said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>To ensure that private hospitals in Jaipur provide tests and treatment for swine flu free of cost, state health department has formed a three member committee. The committee will carry out surprise inspections at private hospitals and keep a tab on the medical facilities.“Dr SK Jain, additional principal of SMS Medical College and Drug Controller Ajay Phatak are in the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Director, Medical Education Vachanesh Agrawal,” Kalicharan Saraf, state health minister told DNA.“This committee will inspect the private medical institutions of the city and ensure that free diagnosis and treatment is being provided to swine flu patients. The Committee will submit its report regularly to Medical Education Secretary, Anand Kumar,” he added.Earlier, on September 15, the state government had asked private hospitals in Jaipur to conduct tests and provide free of cost treatment for swine flu.In a meeting with state health minister Kalicharan Saraf, the representatives of all major private hospitals in the city agreed to abide by the government orders.It is worth mentioning that number of swine flu positive patients is increasing across the state and deaths due to the disease are occurring almost daily.In Rajasthan, the virus H1N1 has changed its strain to Michigan from California.As per the health department, more than 5,500 samples were collected from January 1 to first fortnight of September, of which around 1,900 were tested swine flu positive and more than 140 have died.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed lodging of FIRs against the former principal of BRD Medical College, and five others in connection with the death of 31 children at the hospital early this month.The Chief Minister issued the order after high-level committee, headed by Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar, submitted its report on Sunday night. The Chief Secretary has recommended action against those found guilty in connection with delay in making payment to oxygen supplier.A senior IPS officer at the DGP office confirmed that they have been directed to lodge cases against the suspended principal Dr RK Mishra and five others at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow.The Chief Minister has also ordered removal of Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Anita Bhatnagar Jain for ignoring reminders for timely payment of the oxygen supplier. She has been posted as Director General Training.It may be recalled that 31 children had died at the hospital between August 10 and 12, after the company snapped supply of oxygen on August 9. Dr Mishra was suspended by Medical Education Minister Ashutosh tendon on August 12.The five-member magisterial inquiry, constituted by the Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela, had admitted to oxygen breakdown at the hospital and indicted Dr Mishra and five others in its report.& AnalysisAs many as 60 infants had died at BRD College in a span of 48 hours, allegedly due to snapping of oxygen supply by the supplier, thanks to pending payments.The state government had initially stoutly refuted this charge and maintained that there was no shortage of liquid oxygen at the hospital.Though the government argued that the deaths were due to encephalitis, the action proves that there was merit in the allegation.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered FIRs against the former Principal of BRD Medical College and five others in connection with the Gorakhpur tragedy.The Chief Minister has issued the order after high-level committee, headed by the Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, submitted its report on Sunday. The Chief Secretary recommended action against those found guilty in connection with delay in payment to oxygen supplier.A senior police officer at the DGP office has confirmed that they have been directed to lodge cases against the suspended Principal of BRD Medical College Dr RK Mishra and five others at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow.The Chief Minister has also ordered removal of Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Anita Bhatnagar Jain for ignoring reminders for timely payment of the oxygen supplier. She has been posted as Director General Training.It may be recalled that 31 children had died due to the shortage of oxygen on August 10 and 12 2017 after the company snapped supply of oxygen on August 9 2017.The former Principal Dr Mishra was suspended by the Medical Education Minister Ashutosh tendon on August 12 2017.The five-member magisterial inquiry, constituted by the Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela, had admitted oxygen breakdown and indicted Dr Mishra and five others in its report.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, it seems, will have to eat its own words denying shortage of oxygen behind the mass deaths of children at Gorakhpur BRD Medical College.The magisterial inquiry report, submitted by Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela to Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon Gopalji on Sunday, is learnt to have made a mention of the “breakdown” of oxygen supply on August 10, 2017 at the hospital.When the deaths of 30 children in 48 hours hogged media headlines on August 11, 2017, the local BJP MLAs had held a closed-door meeting with the DM and had suggested him to order a magisterial inquiry.Though the report was to be submitted on Saturday, it was delayed for a day after the CM send Health Minister Dr Siddharth Nath Singh and Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon Gopalji for a spot inquiry.Refusing to make any comment on the DM’s report, Tandon told mediapersons that since the CM has ordered a high-level probe by the Chief Secretary, “let’s wait for the report”. “Responsibilities will be fixed and action will follow on the basis of Chief Secretary’s report,” he added.Contradictory statements by the ministers only compounded government’s problems. Tandon suspended BRD Medical College principal Dr Rajeev Kumar Mishra not knowing that he had already put in his papers.The Medical Education Minister claimed that Dr Mishra left Gorakhpur on August 10 when crisis hit the hospital without verifying that the Principal had sought prior permission from Director General Medical Education to attend an official conference in Rishikesh.Moreover, Tandon did not inquire from hospital authorities about clearance of dues to oxygen supplier when he was present in the meeting with the CM on August 9 at the BRD Medical College. Suppliers had sent as many as 20 letters to him, DGME, Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Anita Bhatnagar Jain, hospital authorities, DM etc in the last six months but the government only acted on August 1, 2017 letter.The suspended principal Dr Mishra claimed hat he had sent letters to the state government on July 16, 19 and August 1, 2017 seeking budget to clear dues of the supplier.Similarly, Dr Siddharth Nath Singh kept on denying deaths due to shortage of oxygen but at the same time admitted that supply was disrupted for a few hours at the hospital. He could not give any plausible answer to the reason behind the 23 deaths officially reported by the hospital authorities.District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela, on the other hand, formed the magisterial inquiry committee with members who should have been held responsible for deaths of children. Members of the committee included the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and a senior district doctors.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Amid the ongoing controversy over the tragic death of more than 60 children in Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College’s hospital in a span of six days, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday outrightly blamed the principal, Rajiv Mishra, for laxity in performing his duty. ?The supplier wrote a letter to the Principal on August 1 which was sent to the DG Medical Education on August 4 and the money was released on August 5. The money was released on proper time. When the money released by the Medical Education administration has reached there, is it the mistake of the Minister or the Principal? It was the careless behaviour of Principal towards his duty,? Chief Minister Adityanath said, while addressing the media. “We have constituted a committee to be led by the Chief Secretary to inquire the role of oxygen supplier in the tragedy,” he added. The suspended principal, however, earlier in the day, termed his resignation as pre-decided and clarified that payments were duly done to the oxygen supplying agencies. “I had already written my resignation earlier, owning up to all the deaths that happened at the BRD Hospital,” he told ANI. When asked about the allegations put forward by oxygen supply agencies about their due payments, he said, “This is a wrong allegation against me. The amount was released from the administration on August 5. The money released from there comes to directorate first and then to us. So the money came to us on 7th evening. The tokens were made on 8th. We had the Chief Minister’s visit on 9th, where he, along with other ministers, had a review meeting on encephalitis. On 10th, we sent the bills to the treasury and on 11th, the money went to the accounts of the gas agencies.” “The deaths were due to encephalitis, not due to lack of oxygen,” he added. “We are suspending BRD medical college principal with immediate effect for this negligent behaviour,” State Minister for Medical Education Ashutosh Tandon had said earlier in the day said, while addressing the media over the tragedy. According to data procurred from the BRD hospital, in five days – from August 7 to August 11, a total of 60 deaths occurred in the hospital. The procurred data also shows the number of oxygen cylinders sent for refilling each day, showing a clear shortage of liquid oxygen in the hospital.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi expressed his outrage at the death of over 60 children in Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College’s hospital due to alleged lack of oxygen, saying it was not a tragedy but a clear case of massacre. Taking to Twitter, Satyarthi tore into the Uttar Pradesh government asking ?is this what 70 years of freedom means for our children?? ?Appeal to CM @myogiadityanath Ji. Your decisive intervention can correct decades of corrupt medical system of UP to prevent such incidents,? he added. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a thorough probe into the matter and assured strict action against those who were involved in the alleged shortage of oxygen supply in the hospital. Speaking to the media today after attending an emergency meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that Yogi had recently visited the hospital, but he was not informed by the authorities about any anomalies. State Minister for Medical Education Ashutosh Tandon reiterated the same and said action will be taken after detailed probe on the matter. ?The Chief Minister has given us proper instruction on this issue. We will leave for Gorakhpur soon and after details analysis of the situation will take further decision on the same,? Tandon said. Earlier in the day, the alleged disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen at the hospital claimed lives of three more children. The shortage of oxygen allegedly led to encephalitis, which is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain, following which the children died. The families of the children have claimed that the doctors were not treating them well and the hospital was not even providing the medicines which were required for the treatment. As per the locals, though the hospital is supposed to provide free medical assistance, neither there is proper medical facility available nor are the patients provided free medicines. Earlier on Friday, it was reported that as many as 30 children lost their lives due to encephalitis in a span of 48 hours at the hospital. Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela said that the cause of the deaths at the BRD Hospital was the disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen and has further appealed to the suppliers to not cut the supply henceforth. Following this report, the Uttar Pradesh Government jumped in defence of the medical college, while also assuring that the District Magistrate has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and the report will be out in 24 hours. “There haven’t been any deaths due to lack of oxygen supply. And ‘only’ seven children have died today. Today three deaths happened in Neonatal ICU, two due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and two due to Non-AES,” UP Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon said. “The District Magistrate has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. The report will be out in 24 hours,” he added. He further said that the arrangement of oxygen cylinders was duly made and a strict action will be taken against those responsible for the mishap. According to data procured from the BRD hospital, in past five days – from August 7 to August 11, a total of 60 deaths have occurred in the hospital.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After a second appeal by RTI activist Chetan Kothari, the State Information Commission (SIC) has ordered the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) to upload all relevant data on their website by August 15.Kothari had earlier filed an RTI application with the SBTC, asking for details regarding the staff in blood banks under the Health Department and Medical Education Department.Upon finding the information inadequate, he filed another RTI application. Through its reply, it was learned that there are 326 blood banks in the state of Maharashtra, out of which 33 belong to the Public Health Department and 18 to the Medical Education Department.The Public Information Officer (PIO) stated that as per the order passed by the SIC, there has to be transparency in information related to the collected blood being used.In a recent order passed on June 5, Ajit Kumar Jain, PIO, said that the SBTC has to collect the necessary information from all 326 blood banks. The information required will include the cost of blood, collection capacity of the blood bank, complaints received against the bank, action taken on them, and how they are utilising the blood received. The information will have to be published on the website by mid-August.Speaking of the order passed, Kothari said, “I hail this landmark judgment. The staff of blood banks have a direct impact on its testing quality and also on prevention of blood wastage. The other issue highlighted during the hearing is also important. The second appeal made available information on blood wastage and also how blood is sold at higher rates on many occasions.”
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Yogi Adityanath government has started work on setting up six AIIMS and 25 new medical colleges in the state, one of the promises the BJP made in the run-up to the assembly polls. “We promised to open six AIIMS and 25 new medical colleges in the state. We have started working in this direction. Once we shortlist areas for setting up these institutions, we will send a proposal to the Centre through the Chief Minister,” Minister for Technical and Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tondon Gopalji told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As many as ninety-eight doctors in Jammu and Kasmhir were terminated for remaining absent from service without permission in 2016, the state government said today. Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat, in a written reply to a question by BJP MLC Sardar Charanjeet Singh, in Legislative Council said 98 doctors have been terminated from their services last year for remaining absent from their duty without permission. He said 135 doctors were on unauthorised absence from duty, while the number of those who may have gone abroad is not known. The department, after adopting due procedure, had terminated services of 98 doctors in 2016, Bhagat said. Proceedings on similar lines for such absentees have been initiated by issuance of notices as per mandated procedure and all necessary steps shall be taken in due course of time in this regard, the minister said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)