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Government cashless treatments benefitted 1.4L, health minister says



More than 1.4 lakh people have received cashless treatment and high-end diagnostic services at private hospitals and centres under three schemes of the Delhi government since they began in 2017, health minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.

The government decided to pay for the high-end tests, certain surgeries that are either not provided in its hospitals or have a long waiting period, and treatment for all road accident, fire, and acid attack victims in Delhi.

The procedures are paid for from the Delhi government’s Delhi Arogya Kosh corpus fund. Prior to the schemes being launched, the corpus funded the treatment of poor patients in need of implants, and other apparatus that had to be purchased.

The schemes aim to universalise free, efficient and quality healthcare for all.

Launched in February 2017, 134,609 patients got tests such as MRI, CT, PET CT, and mammography at 23 private labs till June 2019, according to data provided by the government. The hospitals and polyclinics were able to refer Delhi residents for these tests if they were unavailable or the waiting period was too long, under the scheme.

Under the scheme, patients receiving treatment at Delhi government hospitals could get 86 listed surgeries at private centres if the waiting period in the former was more than 30 days. Till June this year, 4,654 patients availed cardiac, urology, general, ENT and eye surgeries.

Another scheme to provide cashless treatment to victims of all accident, fire, and acid attack incidents within Delhi launched in February 2018.

Under the scheme, 2,938 accident victims and one acid attack victim has been treated. Victims can avail benefits if admitted to the hospital within 24 hours of the incident.

“We want to provide free and quality healthcare to all, and are making avenues to reduce the burden on government hospitals while simultaneously ensuring timely treatment for patients,” the health minister said.



17-year-old boy apprehended in Delhi for stalking girls on Instagram.



A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended by the Delhi Police for allegedly stalking a number of minor girls on Instagram and threatening to publish their private photos.

According to the police, a father filed a complaint after becoming concerned that his 14-year-old daughter’s Instagram photos might have been shared with others.

According to the police, both the father and the daughter were counseled. The girl had shared her private photos and videos with a friend on instagram, and now the friend is pressurizing her to have more inappropriate conversations and send more of her private photos, the police said.

A case was filed based on the statement made by the minor girl.

Source: IndianExpress

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Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann inaugurates 400 Mohalla Clinic in Amritsar



Image: Bhagwant Mann (Twitter)

Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 Mohalla Clinics in Amritsar’s Putlighar.
Amritsar now has 400 mohalla clinics, bringing the total in the state to 500.

As a chief guest at the inauguration, Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed his happiness and noted that Punjab’s clinics were constructed in ten months rather than the five years it took to construct them in Delhi. He added that a lot of districts and villages will get new clinics.

“I am very happy and thankful for the citizens for believing in us. My little brother, Mann, has fulfilled another guarantee,” he said.

Kejriwal said, “Being a full state, Punjab suffers no interference from the central government unlike Delhi,” in an attack on the central government. Every village will receive more of these clinics in the coming years.”

Source: ANI

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Another Hit & Run Case: Car dragged scooty rider for 300 meters, one died



Once again a case of hit, run, and drag has come to the fore in Delhi. One person died in this accident while the other is still admitted to the hospital. Delhi Police has arrested a total of 5 accused including the driver by registering a case under the section of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. CCTV footage of this incident has also come to the fore.

On the intervening night of Thursday-Friday, at around 3 pm, two PCR vans of Keshavpuram police station were patrolling the area. Only then the police personnel riding in it saw that a Tata Zest car hit an Activa scooty at Prerna Chowk in Kanhaiya Nagar area. Two youths were sitting on this scooty. One of the young men jumped in the air and fell on the roof of the car. At the same time, another young man jumped and got stuck between the windscreen and the bonnet of the car, while the scooty got stuck in the bumper below.

After this accident, instead of stopping the car, the accused fled from the spot, but the policemen posted in PCR caught all the 5 people in the car after chasing them for about 350 meters. During this, the policemen called the control room and informed them about the accident. The team that reached the spot took both the injured to the hospital, where one was declared brought dead by the doctors. The condition of the other youth remains critical.

Source: Aajtak

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