Yet to reach benchmark

Orissa Post | Sujit Kumar Mishra | Feb 15, 2020

Besides shelters to protect oneself from physical threats and natural occurrences, adequate access to clean fuel, electricity, clean drin king water and sanitation are essentials for public health. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS)–4 studied the status of Odisha on these parameters. Read more

Why no Haryana-type welfare plan for silicosis victims of Gujarat? NGO asks govt | Feb 12, 2020

Regretting that the Gujarat government has still not taken any policy decision to pay assistance for the welfare of those suffering from silicosis, a fatal occupational disease, the health rights NGO People’s Training and Research (PTRC), has wondered why is this happening even though there exists a government resolution (GR) of 2014 to offer Rs 1 lakh to the unorganized sector workers who die an unnatural death. Read more

400 brick-kilns running in Jhajjar despite NGT ban

The Tribune | Feb 12, 2020

Close to 400 brick-kilns are operating in the district despite the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in view of rising air pollution.

Ravinder Kadian, a resident of Siwana village here, claimed several brick kilns were being operated around his village against NGT orders. The district administration has formed a committee at the sub-divisional level to ensure execution of the NGT order, but no action is being taken against the violators. Officers of Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) and Department of Food and Supply are part of the committee. Read more

Biomedical waste plagues Dhanbad

The Telegraph | Feb 12, 2020

Tender for the procurement, installation, operation and maintenance of the incinerator issued on June 4

An incinerator to burn huge amounts of of biomedical wastes, which the Dhanbad Municipal Corporation had proposed to set up at Jitpur in Jharia, is hanging in balance since last year. Read more

SOS from hospital

The Telegraph | Feb 12, 2020

Not even a year old, sadar healthcare hub ails

Barely eleven months after its inauguration, Dhanbad Sadar Hospital is hobbled by the lack of equipment and medicines, a crisis made worse by doctors and paramedics threatening to resign en masse if their salary dues are not cleared. Read more

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