Awareness initiative on state development plans

first_imgBALURGHAT: South Dinajpur district administration with the objective to create awareness about various development projects undertaken by the Mamata Banerjee-led state government conducted ‘Apnar Duare Proshason’ (Administration is in your door) at Majhikhanda football ground in Tapan block on Wednesday.District magistrate Nikhil Nirmal has taken innovative steps to reaching out to people through ‘Apnar Duare Proshason’. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also held similar administrative meetings in different districts with departmental secretaries after coming in power in 2011. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The chief aim of the programme is to provide an avenue to the common public to interact with the administrators and air their grievances for grievance solution. On Wednesday we have conducted first of such programmes in Tapan block. Similar programmes will be held in other blocks of the district in future also,” Nirmal said. According to him, it is modelled on the administrative review meetings conducted by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wherein she goes from district to district with her secretaries. “It is an initiative to bring administration closer to the public,” he said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIn the programme, government officials reviewed the progress of all the development schemes such as Kanyasree, Shikhasree, Sabujsathi and Khadya Sathi undertaken the state government. “We have intimated the people about the development schemes undertaken by the state government so that they can get aware of the schemes and may get benefitted,” said Nirmal. A local Tapan-based NGO has demanded immediate reformation of decades old Tapan Dighi (Tank) from pollution. A memorandum has also been submitted to the officials regarding the demand. In reply, DM Nikhil Nirmal said positive step regarding the matter of reforming the Dighi soon. The beneficiaries have also received the benefits of different development projects by the officials. District Police Chief Prasun Banerjee, Additional District Magistrates, Ranjan Kumar Jha, Krittibas Nayek, Pranab Kumar Ghosh, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Sukumar Dey, District Information and Cultural Officer, Santanu Chakraborty, Officer-in-Charge (Kanyasree) Mahadyuti Adhikary attended the programme.last_img read more

BC court orders insurance firm to pay for mans emergency surgery in

first_imgVICTORIA – An insurance company that refused to pay for a British Columbia man’s emergency heart surgery has been ordered by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in Victoria to cover the US$180,000 bill.Paul Fletcher took the Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company to court when it refused to pay, claiming an exclusion clause applied because there was medical evidence that the man might be hospitalized while travelling.Fletcher testified that his doctor told him his angina was stable and he was safe to take a trip to Mexico.He booked a return flight to Canada when he began having chest pains, but when his symptoms worsened his plane made an emergency landing in Seattle where he underwent coronary artery bypass surgery.The insurance firm’s expert physician criticized both Fletcher and his doctors at trial, saying there was a reasonable expectation that treatment or hospitalization could be required while travelling.But Justice Jacqueline Dorgan said in a ruling posted online this week that the exclusion clause does not apply and she ordered the firm pay for the emergency surgery.“The plaintiff’s evidence is that following consultations with his treating physicians, he was satisfied the trip would pose no risk to his health and that it was safe for him to travel. There is no evidence he had medical evidence or opinion to the contrary,” the judge concluded.She also ordered the insurance company cover his legal fees.last_img read more