QHyderabad: Health Centre Faces Flak; 271 Scholarships Cleared

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Patients are not availing services of the Urban Health Centre at Jangammet over lack of facilities and impolite behavior of the staff. Image used for representational purposes.
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1. Urban Health Centre Lacks Drinking Water, Medicines

Patients are not availing services of the Urban Health Centre at Jangammet over lack of facilities and impolite behavior of the staff. Image used for representational purposes.
Patients are not availing services of the Urban Health Centre at Jangammet over lack of facilities and impolite behavior of the staff. Image used for representational purposes.
(Photo: Reuters)

Patients are not availing services of the Urban Health Centre at Jangammet over lack of facilities and impolite behavior of the staff. Deprived of basic amenities at the 30-bed hospital, those in its vicinity prefer to approach other hospitals.

Though the health centre has a 30-bed capacity, occupancy rate is 60-65 per month, while over 6,000 patients are treated in a month. Complaining about lack of facilities, Syed Sadiq Ali of Jangammet said patients have to purchase medicines and allied items from outside.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

2. 271 Education Scholarships Cleared

The screening committee has cleared 271 out of 415 applications received for the Chief Minister’s Overseas Education Scholarship for the second batch of 2018. The committee has referred 45 applications to the state-level committee for finalisation. Under the scholarship, candidates belonging to the minority communities are provided monetary aid of Rs 20 lakh to pursuing post graduate and doctorate courses in certain foreign countries. Candidates are selected twice a year as universities in foreign countries admit candidates in two spells — spring and fall. The state government had allocated Rs 100 crore for this scheme in 2018-19.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

3. Customer Presses Fire Alarm, Triggers Panic at IKEA Store

India’s first IKEA store in Hyderabad.
India’s first IKEA store in Hyderabad.
(Photo: AP)

The IKEA store was evacuated at about 8 pm on Sunday after a fire alarm went off. It was only after some time that officials realised that the alarm was mistakenly triggered by a customer.

Being a holiday, there were many elderly couples and families with children. An official said a customer pulled a manual call point by mistake which led to the fire alarm. The call point initiated an alarm signal and that caused the management and staff to evacuate the shop of all customers.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

4. Tanker That Killed Six-Year-Old Dia Was Plying ‘Illegally’

The killer tanker that crushed a seven-year-old girl to death on Friday was plying on Hyderabad city roads ‘illegally’.

The 18-year-old vehicle, registered with RTA in Ranga Reddy district, had no permission to ply in the Greater Hyderabad limits, as it was more than 15 years old, said a senior transport official. The Goods Carriage Permit issued to the vehicle owner, B. Krishna Yadav of Shamshabad, reads ‘All Routes Except Prohibited in Telangana’. According to this, the vehicle is not supposed to ply in the Greater Hyderabad limits.

(Source: The Hindu)

5. Teak on Priority List of Haritha Haram

The forest department has taken up large-scale plantation of teakwood in the Haritha Haram project. Seeing the demand for teakwood in the state, the forest department is also encouraging farmers to grow teak wood trees in their fields.

Forest officials have seized about 659 cubic metric tons of smuggled wood worth around Rs 1.58 crore. The forest and police departments have booked about 701 cases and arrested 486 people involved in smuggling of wood. All this in a span of one month, soon after the joint operation of police and forest department began.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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