Daily Archive: January 22, 2019

PFS unveils Mobile Health Clinics for the Poor and the Underprivileged

PTC Indian Financial Services (PFS), a uniquely placed infrastructure finance company, today launched three Mobile Health Clinics (MHCs) to provide medical outreach services to the underprivileged in the rural and remote areas of the Delhi NCR region. The mobile clinics were flagged off by Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Power in the presence ofShri Deepak Amitabh IRS, Chairman & Managing Director, PTC India, Dr. Pawan Singh, MD & CEO, PFS, other dignitaries and senior management officials of the company.

The initiative, in partnership with PTC Foundation Trust and Hindustan Latex Family Promotion Trust (HLFPPT), will provide free medical check-ups, basic medication and healthcare facilities to the large underprivileged community with limited access to good quality medical support and hospital care.

The three MHCs with diagnostic equipment will be capable of basic tests for Diabetes, Dengue and ECG. Each MHC will also come equipped with a running pharmacy for basic medicines and consumables. Specialized medical services for Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, ENT, and Dental etc. will also be arranged periodically. The initiative also has tie-ups with some Govt. Hospitals so that cases of serious ailments can be referred to them.

On the occasion of unveiling ceremony, Dr. Pawan Singh, MD & CEO, PFS, said, “This initiative will not only address pressing needs of the people but it will also serve as an educational platform where citizens are made aware of the Do’s and Don’ts of proper and better hygiene, etc. The MHCs would organise health awareness and hygiene camps for the local school children and the street food vendors. With each MHCs equipped with basic diagnostic hardware and a running pharmacy, it is well equipped to handle basic health issues and illnesses.”

The MHCs will be stationed at locations in Delhi where a large population of the under privileged population of the city live – like Nangloi, Seelampur, Jaidpur Extn, Mundka etc.

#Varanasi में आयोजित 15वें #PravasiBharatiyaDivas सम्मेलन के उद्घाटन कार्यक्रम में मॉरीशस के प्रधानमंत्री प्रविंद जगन्‍नाथ ने सभा को हिंदी में संबोधित किया

#Varanasi में आयोजित 15वें #PravasiBharatiyaDivas सम्मेलन के उद्घाटन कार्यक्रम में मॉरीशस के प्रधानमंत्री प्रविंद जगन्‍नाथ ने सभा को हिंदी में संबोधित किया

बनारस नगरी चिरकाल से भारत की सांस्कृतिक, आध्यात्मिक और ज्ञान की परंपरा से दुनिया में देश का परिचय कराती रही है

बनारस नगरी चिरकाल से भारत की सांस्कृतिक, आध्यात्मिक और ज्ञान की परंपरा से दुनिया में देश का परिचय कराती रही है, आप अपने दिलों में भारत और भारतीयता को संजोए हुए, इस धरती की ऊर्जा से दुनिया को परिचित करा रहे हैं: पीएम

Whatever country you live in, motivate at least 5 families around you to come to India. Your efforts will play an important role in boosting tourism in the country: PM @narendramodi

Whatever country you live in, motivate at least 5 families around you to come to India. Your efforts will play an important role in boosting tourism in the country: PM

Former BJP minister and ex-MLA join Congress

Ahmedabad: The Congress in Gujarat received a shot in the arm here on Monday, January 21, with a former BJP minister and a legislator joining the party, months ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections.

Former minister Bimal Shah and former legislator from Bardoli in South Gujarat Anil Patel joined the Congress at the party headquarters in presence of senior leader Ahmed Patel and state unit president Amit Chavda.

After joining, Bimal Shah told reporters that competent leaders were being marginalised in the BJP and an atmosphere of frustration prevailed all over.

“When I joined the BJP, it was a party with a mission and now it has become a party of power mongers, he asserted.

Bimal Shah said it was a man of organisation and joined the Congress as such to make efforts to ensure the opposition party’s victory in a maximum of the 26 Lok Sabha seats. The BJP had won all the 26 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha when the then chief minister Narendra Modi became the prime minister.

But during the 2017 Assembly elections, the Congress won as many as 77 seats while the BJP managed 99 seats, just seven seats more than the magical number of 92 in the 182-member assembly. The BJP’s tally reached 100 recently after minister Kunwarji Bavalia won in Jasdan in a by-election.

The former BJP leader wondered over a large number of party leaders and workers keeping quiet. “Party workers are silent. But I decided that I had to make a beginning,” Shah asserted.

Ahmed Patel, senior leader and political adviser of Sonia Gandhi, meanwhile assured Shah and Patel that they would be treated in the same way as the good old Congressmen.

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2 Ships catch fire in Black Sea, 10 killed

Two ships carrying Indian, Turkish and Libyan crew members have caught fire in the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from Russia, killing at least 11 persons, media reports said on Tuesday.

The fire broke out on Monday off Russia’s territorial waters. Both vessels were flying Tanzanian flags. One of them was a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier and another one was a tanker. The fire broke out as the two ships were transferring fuel from one to the other.

One of the ships, the Candy, had a 17-member crew, including nine Turkish citizens and eight Indian nationals.

The other one, the Maestro, had a 15-member crew, including seven Turkish nationals, seven Indian citizens and an intern from Libya, Russian news agency Tass quoted the maritime authority as saying.

At least 11 sailors have died, the Russian Maritime Agency said, according to a report by Russian television network RT news.

“Presumably, an explosion occurred (on one of the vessels). Then the fire spread to the other vessel. A rescue tug is en route,” said a spokesman for the Russian Maritime Agency.

Some sailors managed to escape the burning ships by jumping off the vessels. Twelve persons have been rescued from the sea so far. Nine sailors are still listed as missing, the spokesperson said.

Severe weather conditions at sea have prevented rescue ships from taking victims to the shore for medical treatment, the report added.

The Kerch Strait is a key waterway that holds strategic importance for both Russia and Ukraine. It is an important economic lifeline for Ukraine that allows ships leaving the port city of Mariupol to access the Black Sea.

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