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Hospitals may lose licence if they deny admission to patients



The state health department has threatened to take strong action against both public and private sector hospitals if any patient is denied admission against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging Bengal, with more than 500 people having already died of the disease in the state.

Regular incidents of denial of admission of patients in different hospitals prompted the health department led by the chief minister Miss Mamata Banerjee to issue orders today in order to streamline the government and private healthcare system.

In two separate orders Swasthya Bhavan has directed that the health department will cancel licences if any private hospital is found denying admission or treatment of non-Covid and Covid patients.

The state government may also start criminal cases against the private hospital if the charge of denying admission or treatment is proved true.

For government hospitals, the health department will take strong steps against the head and doctors of the concerned department if they do not admit or provide medical attention to the patient regardless of whether he or she is a Covid or non-Covid one.

With the surge in number of coronavirus cases every day, the health department is being flooded with allegations of denying admission of patients in different hospitals.

About one and a half months ago, state-run N R S Medical College Hospital had denied admission of a pregnant woman of Howrah who was rushed to the maternity ward of the teaching hospital in labour pain.

NRS Hospital doctors had allegedly sent her back without giving medical attention as she was a resident of a corona-affected red zone in Howrah. After coming back home she had given birth of a baby but the newborn died within a few hours.

On Friday, a coronavirus patient of Bagbazar area was allegedly denied admission at Medical College Hospital. Several private hospitals in the city also allegedly deny treatment of patients fearing Covid-19 infections.

On Monday, a 67 year-old coronavirus-affected man was also denied admissions by a private hospital along EM Bypass first and then by a government hospital. Finally he got a berth at the government hospital around 11 pm of that day.

“We had requested the chief minister seeking her intervention to stop this trend of denying admissions of both Covid and non-Covid patients by hospitals,” said Dr Manas Gumta, secretary of Association of Health Service Doctors.



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions



A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found



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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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