Archive for July, 2009

First batch of Mobile Medical Units launched

Patna, (Bihar Times): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday launched the first batch of Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) vans named Arogya Rath in five districts of the state. The programme, an important part of the central government’s National Rural Health Mission would provide medical facilities to the far-flung areas of the state.

Talking to mediapersons after flagging off the first batch of MMUs Nitish said that this facility would cater to the needs of those people who reside in far flung areas of the state as they would not have to go to the hospital, instead hospital would be at their doorstep.

Every district would be provided with one MMU van in the next two months, he said, adding that if the MMU scheme turns out to be a success then the number of MMUs could be increased in the districts.

The global positioning system (GPS) installed, in the mobile vans, would help its location and thus could be tracked easily.

The Chief Minister said that from July 15 patients would get all the pathological and radiology tests done free of cost right from primary health care centres to district hospitals. Earlier, this facility was limited to the people living below poverty line (BPL). The government would announce the setting up of a population control board in next two days in view of rising population growth, the chief minister said. The state government would take the advise of P V Anthony, who played pivotal role in stabilising the population of Tamil Nadu, to control the population. Read the rest of this entry »


Eight nabbed for dacoity bid

The Laxmi Sagar Police have arrested a group of eight for attempting to commit dacoity in the city.

Two of them were juveniles.Police found sharp weapons, mobile phones and gold ornaments from the possession of the eight.
Read the rest of this entry »

Darul Qaza: More a slogan than a serious issue for Muslim Personal Law Board?

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,

New Delhi: For the last 25 years India’s premier umbrella Muslim religious organization All India Muslim Personal Law Board has kept establishment of Darul Qaza in the country at its front burner – since its Hyderabad General Conclave in 1985 the organization has resolved in every conclave to establish a nationwide network of Darul Qaza. But it could set up not more than 20 Darul Qaza in 25 years. Did AIMPLB pay just lip service or Muslim society did not take much interest? Both could be true. Read the rest of this entry »

Rail ministry: A milch cow that feeds votebank

Railway ministers, through the decades, have used the ministry to favour their states and people of their constituencies. A glance at the railway

budgets from the eighties shows most ministers boosted their own standing in their states through largesse in the form of new trains, factories, extension of lines, gauge conversion and so on. With thousands of contracts, big and small, from large tenders to small kiosks in stations to be given away, the ministry is the biggest gravy train.
Read the rest of this entry »

Prosecution for irregular appointment of doctors

Governor Syed Sibtey Razi today ordered prosecution of senior officials for their alleged involvement in irregular appointments of ayurvedic, yoga, naturopathy, unani, sidha and homeopathy (Ayush) doctors.

They will be booked under different sections of Indian Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code.

Ranchi district’s Ayush officer Amareshwar Sahay, homeopathic medical officer Jyotish Chandra Singh, Chaibasa’s Government Ayurvedic Medical College principal Ravindra Rai, Koderma district’s homeopathic medical officer Mukesh Chandra Kishore and Sahay’s driver Kishori allegedly accepted bribes when appointing Ayush doctors on contract basis. Read the rest of this entry »