Mohalla Clinics to outsource various tests tenders issued

first_imgNEW DELHI: Mohalla clinics of Delhi, the flagship project of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will soon get an upgradation where the various important tests for the patients would be outsourced to the private labs. Tenders have also been issued for outsourcing laboratory services for the clinics and mobile health services. This will make the tests faster and perfect.”The Delhi government tries to give all the tests facilities at the Mohalla clinics but in some places, we face problems due to lack of technicians. Now if we can outsource these tests it will help the patients and also bring down the rush,” said an official. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsAccording to the sources, the target of the government is to outsource the lab diagnostic so that if a doctor of Mohallah clinic write a test and the patient goes to the registered private labs then they would be able to do the test and get the government benefits as well. Earlier, the Delhi government also decided to bear all the bills incurred in the treatment of victims of road accidents, burns or acid attacks in private or government hospitals. Moreover, residents of Delhi who are unable to have surgeries at any government hospital in the city now get free surgery in 48 private hospitals without having to worry about huge bills. Under this scheme, the patient needs to submit residence proof with the OPD slip (containing referral to the private hospital) with an authorisation form (available at the hospital) to the nodal officer of the Delhi Arogya Kosh from where he/she will get the authorisation letter allowing treatment at a private hospital. The hospital administration will assist the patients’ family in the process. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderEarlier this month, after lots of tussle with the DDA, the Delhi government decided to take semi-commercial spaces on rent to make Mohalla Clinics. By November, the Delhi government will make 500 more Mohalla Clinics, said the sources in the Delhi government. In an urgent meeting with the Health Minister, the department took the decision. Sources in the Delhi government also said that next week the department is likely to inaugurate nine Mohalla Clinics at various places across Delhi.last_img read more

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Disney axes Guardians director James Gunn over offensive tweets

Director James GunnSAN DIEGO, United States (AFP) — “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise director James Gunn has been axed from the third movie over a series of offensive messages posted on Twitter several years ago.The tweets, mainly from 2008 and 2011, joked about taboo topics such as rape and paedophilia.Disney, which owns the franchise as the parent company of Marvel Studios, sent AFP a statement confirming the studio was parting ways with one of its biggest stars.“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” said Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios.Gunn has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and has drawn the ire of conservative critics, who went back through his timeline and dug up the tweets.Jack Posobiec of The Daily Caller and right-wing commentator Mike Cernovich are among those who unearthed the messages.“Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo,” Gunn wrote on Twitter after the offensive tweets resurfaced late Thursday.“As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humour.”Gunn, who has deleted his account, described himself as a “very, very different” person than when he wrote the tweets, now focusing on love rather than anger.“My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over,” he added.Gunn directed both “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, and was planning to head to San Diego’s huge annual Comic-Con fan convention this week with a secret film project that he had teased on Instagram.“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is due out in 2020. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWalt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bnDecember 14, 2017In “World”COVFEFE Act would preserve Trump’s tweets as official statementsJune 13, 2017In “World”No ‘proof’ on ‘collusion’ with Russians, Trump saysJune 16, 2017In “World” read more

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