Time to put your national allegiances aside. A tough ask, we appreciate, but we want to know which of the RBS 6 Nations sides you genuinely believe will lift the coveted trophy on 19 March.For example, England are the bookies’ favourites for the Six Nations title almost every single year. But do you think the new dawn, with Eddie Jones in charge spells a return to the good old days?Maybe you think that Ireland can triumph again, as Rory Best steps into Paul O’Connell‘s sizeable shoes and leads his charges to a third Six Nations title in a row. Perhaps you feel that Wales will do what they did after the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups and win a Grand Slam in the next Six Nations. Maybe you think France, now under Guy Noves, can finally realise their potential and clamber back to the top of the pile. Maybe Scotland‘s exciting World Cup will propel them to genuine contenders, in your eyes. Maybe, just maybe, you have a gut feeling, against probability, that Italy will win it for the first time. Old glory: Former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell with the Six Nations trophy last season LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All you need to do is register your vote below and let us know who the best contender truly is… Who will win the Six Nations? (Poll Closed) Wales 33.59% England 27.69% Ireland 19.74% Scotland 11.54% France 6.67% Italy 0.77% Create Your Own Poll Who will win the Six Nations?
TAGSRainfallSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous article5 ways to develop children’s talentsNext articleHome Sweet Habitat: Builders Blitz Brings Four Families New Affordable Homes in South Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the St. Johns River Water Management District Rainfall during January was above average across the 18 counties of the St. Johns River Water Management District. A full report outlining hydrological conditions was presented at the district’s February Governing Board meeting, held offsite today at the University of Central Florida.According to district data, even the southernmost counties, which are currently experiencing drought conditions, recorded an increase in rainfall. With this rainfall, surface water flow conditions in the Upper St. Johns River Basin briefly rebounded slightly from the extremely low flow conditions in December.Twelve-month rainfall totals continue to show the effects of the prolonged below-average rainfall in the southern portion of the district and the prolonged above-average rainfall in the central region. For example,12-month rainfall totals in Marion, Alachua, and Putnam counties show greater than 60 inches of rainfall, while Indian River and Brevard counties recorded less than 45 inches.Other highlights from the hydrologic conditions report for January 2019 are:Lake levels across the district increased, including a slight increase in Blue Cypress Lake in the upper basin; however, Blue Cypress remains below both the long-term average and the regulation schedule level. In Clay County, Lake Brooklyn water levels increased nearly a foot during January.Flow in the central Florida tributaries to the St. Johns River (the Econlockhatchee, Wekiva and Ocklawaha rivers) remained very high throughout the month, as did flow in the St. Marys River.Upper Floridan aquifer conditions (groundwater levels) were in the high range in the north and western portions of the district, and in the normal range elsewhere.Spring flows across the district remained in the normal range, except for Volusia Blue, which had daily flows in the high range for most of January, and Silver Springs, which also showed an increase.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay.For more information about the district, please visit www.sjrwmd.com. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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Dec. 26 — Power to the people!Since this has been the holiday season of consumer shopping frenzies and enlarged corporate profiteering, I thought it would only be fitting to offer a present of my own to the millions of workers out there who rarely get a glance inside the U.S. Torture Centers to see firsthand the U.S. torture devices right off the assembly line. So here is an exclusive exposé to the masses who read Workers World newspaper.Here is the clever publicity photo from just one of numerous U.S. companies pushing a sanitized, sterilized version of the so-called “Compliance Chair.” This product’s original purpose was for immobilization and “secure” transportation of a human being to a vehicle or a close destination within Bureaus of Corrections and other judicial centers.The machine may not appear too threatening. At a quick glance, or to the inexperienced public, it would be easy not to see the enormous pain inflicted by this horrid device.But it is this monstrous machine that prison plantations nationwide have adapted into a torture device where human beings are strapped in for hours of severe pain.Straight from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, here is a picture of this torturous mechanical device as it is used, absent the inviting display by companies marketing the “Compliance Chair.” This torture chair is used throughout every prison plantation in Pennsylvania, on men, women and children.What you are seeing at the top of the photo are called the “shoulder straps,” which bend the shoulders backwards on a decline. In the middle of this barbaric chair are the “waist restraint straps,” which pull the pelvis and abdomen in such a manner as to cause an arch in the spine between the shoulder blades and the lower back spinal cord. The waist restraint straps guarantee that the victim of this torture is unable to move, often for periods of eight to 14 hours or more. Here you see on the sides two planks of plastic with straps. These are called the “wrist restraint straps,” and they cut off the blood circulation to both hands. The arms are laid into these restraints, a hard surface with no cushion or anything of that nature. There is nothing cozy or comfortable about this instrument of pain!The oppressors apply these straps in a deliberate manner so that they are so tight against the flesh that the poor soul’s hands can swell three times their normal size. Discoloration occurs in phases, from blue to green, then purple to black, while the fingers sting and then eventually go numb from lack of blood circulation. The final photo shows, at the bottom of the chair, the “ankle restraint straps,” which, like the wrist restraints, stop the bloodflow to the lower extremities. When the agents of repression assemble these plastic-coated straps around the ankles, there is no space left between the ankle straps and the skin, thus no blood circulation to the feet. The human being tortured in this fashion will feel their feet swell, turning blue, green and purple, causing incredible pain.For the victim of this torture device, there can be no movement from head to toe. The pain is so unbearable that, over the course of 8- to 14-hour confinement in the chair, the victim will travel outside their body in shock and will hallucinate.We want readers to know that, in addition, prisoners are naked, and that it is not unusual for there to be cold air blowing, for the victim to be sprayed with pepper spray and for the victim to have to sit in their own urine and feces until released.In this holiday season, besides Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah and Kwanzaa, there is “Watch Night.” I’ve been told that this is the night that slaves knew at midnight they would be free because of the Emancipation Proclamation — or so they thought.With instruments of torture, the whip has simply evolved. So I ask readers and workers, are we really free? What’s the difference between whips and straps?Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi is currently incarcerated in the Pennsylvania prison system. He is a founding member of the New Black August Collective and is serving a life sentence after having been wrongfully convicted.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Growers Urges Action on National Food Labeling Standard SHARE Facebook Twitter Corn Growers Urges Action on National Food Labeling Standard By Gary Truitt – Oct 21, 2015 The National Corn Growers Association urged the Senate to act quickly to pass a uniform, national food labeling standard in light of today’s Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, highlighting the safety of genetically modified ingredients and the importance of biotechnology. “NCGA and Congress agree: consumers should have access to food choices that are safe, nutritious, abundant and affordable,” said NCGA Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team Chair John Linder, a farmer from Edison, Ohio. “Congress, and only Congress, can now prevent a costly and confusing patchwork of state labeling laws from taking effect next year. The Senate must act now to avoid the negative consequences inaction will surely bring for consumers and farmers across the country.”Experts told the Committee that the overwhelming scientific consensus is that genetically modified organisms are safe for consumers and the environment. Experts also testified on the vital role biotechnology plays in modern agriculture, allowing farmers to produce higher yields on less land, using fewer pesticides and water, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.“Today’s testimony underscored the fact that biotechnology is not only safe, but an important part of creating an efficient, affordable and reliable food chain. NCGA urges the Senate to move forward on common-sense legislation for a uniform, national food labeling standard,” said Linder.In July, legislation passed the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support that would create uniform national food labeling standards. If the Senate does not follow suit, Vermont’s GMO labeling law will go into effect next July. Meanwhile, other states and localities have passed or are considering state-level labeling mandates. Such a patchwork of state and local laws will create upheaval in our national food supply, hurting consumers and farmers alike. Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRyan as House Speaker Could Increase TPP Chances Gary Truitt
Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil October 9, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Um jornalista morto, outro ferido : Repórteres sem Fronteiras pede inquéritos aprofundados Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Repórteres sem Fronteiras expressou a sua profunda comoção após o assassinato de Sávio Brandão e o ataque de que teria sido vítima Felipe Santolia, dois jornalistas que trabalham nos Estados de Mato Grosso e Piauí. A organização pediu a Paulo de Tarso Ramos Ribeiro, Ministro da Justiça, que seja efetuado um inquérito aprofundado sobre estes dois casos. Repórteres sem Fronteiras exprimiu, principalmente, o desejo de que a Polícia Federal participe desses inquéritos.”A participação da Polícia Federal nesses inquéritos é, ao mesmo tempo, legítima e necessária”, explicou Robert Ménard, secretário geral de Repórteres sem Fronteiras. “Já que existe suspeita de que o crime organizado esteja envolvido no assassinato de Sávio Brandão, o inquérito é da competência da Polícia Federal. No caso de Felipe Santolia, como o jornalista está ligado à campanha eleitoral para a reeleição do Governador do Estado, é importante que o inquérito não fique somente nas mãos da Polícia Civil, sob o comando do Governador”, acrescentou Robert Ménard. Este último se congratulou pelo fato de que, no caso de Sávio Brandão, o Ministro tenha se comprometido a dar o apoio das autoridades federais e pediu detalhes sobre este apoio.Num relatório publicado em 3 de outubro 2002 (disponível no site www.rsf.org), Repórteres sem Fronteiras enfatiza o fato de que, no Brasil, República Federativa, “o assassinato de um jornalista é da competência exclusiva da justiça dos Estados, mais sensível a pressões locais, e da Polícia Civil, controlada pelos políticos locais. (…) Com salários três vezes mais altos que o de seus colegas das polícias civil e militar, os agentes da Polícia Federal, encarregada principalmente da luta contra o crime organizado, são igualmente mais bem-equipados e menos influenciáveis por interesses políticos locais”. Na conclusão, a organização recomenda às autoridades brasileiras a adoção de um projeto de reforma do Judiciário que ponha os inquéritos sobre assassinatos de jornalistas na alçada da Polícia Federal.No dia 30 de setembro de 2002, Sávio Brandão, dono do diário Folha do Estado, de Cuiabá, capital do Mato Grosso, foi assassinado por dois pistoleiros que circulavam de moto. O diário, no qual Sávio Brandão assinava alguns artigos, andava denunciando a implantação do crime organizado na região e tinha revelado, recentemente, a existência de uma rede ilegal de máquinas caça-níqueis. Na edição de 1° de outubro, a Folha do Estado estabeleceu relação entre o assassinato de Sávio Brandão e o “poder paralelo” que denunciava em suas colunas. Sávio Brandão era também dono de uma construtora e vários organismos de imprensa, dentre os quais a Rádio Cidade. De acordo com a redação do jornal, não recebeu ameaças. Advogado e empresario, Sávio Brandão dirigira várias empresas antes de investir no setor de imprensa, na metade dos anos 1990.A polícia acredita que se trate de um crime cometido por profissionais e, no entanto, o Ministério da Justiça Federal comprometeu-se a ajudar o governo do Estado do Mato Grosso na luta contra o crime organizado, sem maiores detalhes sobre as modalidades dessa ajuda. No dia 1° de outubro, Hércules Araújo Coutinho, cabo da Polícia Militar, e Célio Alves de Souza, ex-agente da Polícia Militar, foram presos por suposta participação no crime. Hércules Araújo Coutinho teria sido reconhecido pelas testemunhas como sendo um dos assassinos. A perícia balística e o exame das impressões digitais também o incriminavam, inclusive relacionando-o com outros cinco assassinatos ocorridos, este ano, naquela região. O acusado nega qualquer envolvimento na morte do jornalista.No dia 5 de outubro de 2002, Felipe Santolia, da Rádio Chibata, estação comunitária da cidade de Esperantina (Estado do Piauí), foi encontrado crucificado numa árvore. O jornalista tinha um prego cravado na mão direita; a esquerda estava amarrada com um arame; e recebeu também um tiro na perna. Diz ter sido atacado e crucificado por indivíduos desconhecidos e encapuzados, que lhe fizeram sinais para parar, pois estavam, aparentemente, em pane, na beira da estrada. Segundo Santolia, os dois homens estavam prestes a voltar com gasolina para queimá-lo vivo, quando pessoas que passavam pelo local o viram. Na sua opinião, o gesto teria partido de adversários políticos, que tinha acusado de corrupção. Felipe Santolia, em campanha para o Partido da Frente Liberal (PFL), tinha anunciado que levaria ao conhecimento público uma fita que mostrava candidatos ao cargo de deputados, de um partido adversário, comprando votos para as eleições de 6 de outubro.Citado pela Agência France-Presse, o tenente Veras, encarregado do inquérito, declarou que “poderia tratar-se de uma montagem”. Afirmou também que as fitas que Felipe Santolia diz possuir ainda não estavam nas mãos da Polícia. O tenente enfatiza o fato de que Felipe Santolia tinha distribuído folhetos com a própria foto, embora não seja candidato, nos quais havia escrito “Retirem os corruptos do trono e nele coloquem os humildes”. “É, no mínimo, estranho que, no dia seguinte, tenha sido encontrado crucificado”, observa. Fontes locais disseram a Repórteres sem Fronteiras que Felipe Santolia, ex-seminarista, tinha tendência a se mostrar demais. No entanto, segundo Efrém Ribeiro, correspondente do diário O Globo, o profundo ferimento causado pela bala na perna do jornalista torna quase inviável a hipótese de auto-mutilação. April 15, 2021 Find out more Reports News Follow the news on Brazil to go further RSF_en News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies BrazilAmericas Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more News
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment 9 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Tournament of Roses Foundation Board of Directors: Second row: from left to right; Mark S. Harmsen, Paige Parrish, Jerri Price-Gaines, Ed Morales, Diana Peterson-More, Rob Woolley. First row: from left to right; Alex Aghajanian, Robin Flynn, Maxine Harris, Nancy Neal Davis, Shannon Boalt, Phil OrozcoThe Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce the 2018 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 33 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. Two of the 33 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients. These organizations are: K9 Youth Alliance, and the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company.“We believe it’s not just the girls who benefit, but the entire Pasadena community.” Molly Snow – Executive Director, Girls on the Run of Los Angeles CountySince its inception, the Tournament of Roses Foundation has funded over $3 million in charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association. The Foundation assists charities in the greater Pasadena area by funding sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, and volunteer motivation and leadership development. These grants will help support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors.The complete list of 2018 Tournament of Roses Foundation grant recipients can be found at www.tournamentofroses.com/foundation.2018-2019 Tournament of Roses Foundation Elects New Board Members and OfficersTournament of Roses Foundation Board of Directors: Second row: from left to right; Mark S. Harmsen, Paige Parrish, Jerri Price-Gaines, Ed Morales, Diana Peterson-More, Rob Woolley. First row: from left to right; Alex Aghajanian, Robin Flynn, Maxine Harris, Nancy Neal Davis, Shannon Boalt, Phil OrozcoThe Tournament of Roses Foundation elected Robin Flynn, Paige Parrish, and Rob Woolley to the 2018-2019 Board of Directors. These new members replace outgoing board members Mitchell Ing, Norma Garcia Kachigian, Michael Riffey, Libby Evans Wright and Amy Wainscot who provided outstanding service and leadership.The Foundation Board also elected officers: Maxine Harris, President; Diana Petersen- More, Vice President; Shannon Boalt, Treasurer; and Mark Harmsen, Secretary. Members continuing to serve on the Foundation Board are Nancy Neal Davis, Jerri Price Gaines, Phil Orozco, and Alex Aghajanian. 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Top StoriesWaive Migrants’ One Way Charges Or Levy Fare From State Govt: Gujarat HC Directs Railways [Read Order] Akshita Saxena23 May 2020 8:49 PMShare This – xA division bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday pulled up the Railway authorities for levying charges for transportation of the migrant workers and directed the Railways to either waive off one way charges of the journey or to recover such amounts from the respective State Governments. In the suo motocase registered on the issue of migrant workers and spread of COVID-19 in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA division bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday pulled up the Railway authorities for levying charges for transportation of the migrant workers and directed the Railways to either waive off one way charges of the journey or to recover such amounts from the respective State Governments. In the suo motocase registered on the issue of migrant workers and spread of COVID-19 in the state of Gujarat, the High Court had sought a detailed report from the Government regarding steps taken to ameliorate the situation. In its report, the Government assured the court that no migrant worker had been denied travel to his home town on account of non-payment of travel charges. However, it was also informed that transportation charges for migrant workers were being arranged by a few host states, many NGOs and civil society organizations at the district level. Taking exception to this, the bench of Justices J B Pardiwala and Ilesh J Vora observed, “The report filed today and taken on record reflects that the travel charges levied for the transportation of the migrant workers, by the Railway authorities is borne by a few host States, NGOs, employers, voluntary associations. This is not done. We direct the Railway authorities to waive of one way charges of these migrant labourers or in the alternative, for the State Government to bear such charges.”The Court further added :”We may only observe that the work relating to the migrant workers should continue with all its vigour. The State Government shall ensure that the migrant workers do not have to face further difficulties for the purpose of travelling to their native. The work in this regard shall continue in the right direction”. The state Government took the stand that since several migrants had come to the state on their own, provisions of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen(Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act 1979 that covered displacement allowance and journey charges did not apply to them.”The provisions of the Interstate Migrant Workers Act 1979 are applicable to the registered migrant workers under the said Act. There are 7,512 workers registered under the Act. Based on the available data, there are around 22.5 lakh migrant workers across the state. Most of them have come on their own and provisions for payment of travelling allowance and displacement allowance as required by Sections 14 and 15 of the Interstate Migrant Workers Act, 1979 is not applicable to them,” the government had said in the statement filed in the Court.The Government also told the Court that the States of Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu had agreed to deposit travel costs with the Railways.Recently, the Karnataka High Court had pulled up the Karnataka Government for taking the stand that it cannot bear the travel cost of the migrants from other states. Following the rap from the HC, the Yediyurappa government decided to bear the rail fare of migrants. Read: ‘We All Should Become Carpathia’, Gujarat HC Recalls Titanic Saviour Ship To Urge People To Help Each Other In Fight Against COVID-19 Availability of Adequate Medical Facilities At Hospitals/ Quarantine Centers The bench also took note of the “distressing and painful” conditions prevailing in the Civil Hospital at Ahmedabad, which reported highest number of Corona deaths during the last eight weeks. “It is very distressing to note that most of the patients in the Civil Hospital are dying after four days or more of the treatment. This indicates complete lack of critical care,” the bench remarked. The Court has thus asked if the Gujarat Government was aware that the lack of adequate number of ventilators was the cause of high mortality of patients there. Read: Is State Govt Aware That COVID-19 Patients At Ahmedabad Civil Hospital Are Dying Because Of Lack Of Ventilators? Asks Gujarat HC Inter alia, the bench issued the following directions to curb the menace of the pandemic: One ambulance with all facilities should be parked/ stationed permanently at the Hotel- quarantine centre so that if there is an emergency in the quarantine centre, the patient can immediately be rushed to the nearest hospital.The expression of interest can be called from such local physicians area wise in the state, and accordingly, a list be prepared. Such physicians can serve in the wards and hospitals and also at the quarantine centres which are overcrowded and falling within the containment zones.As per the press reports, in the State of Maharashtra, all general physicians have been asked to run their own clinics or serve in the Government COVID hospitals. The same policy should be adopted in the State of Gujarat.The Private hospitals should not demand fees in advance from the patients and the patients be asked to only give details of their Aadhar card and PAN card and if later found from the PAN card details that the patient was capable of making payments then the amount can be accordingly recovered.The State Government is directed to immediately procure maximum testing kits so as to enable even the private laboratories in the private hospitals to carry out the Coronavirus testing at the Government rates.COVID Care Centre A (CCC A) – This is required to quarantine high risk suspects who cannot maintain social distancing at home. This facility may not be available in the hospital. Once result of the test is available they may be discharged or kept for repeat test if required.COVID Care Centre B (CCC B) – Here asymptomatic positive cases and cases with mild symptoms should be admitted. Stable patients with history of fever, sore throat, loss of smell etc. fall into this category.Day and night, regular ambulances and ICU on wheels must be made available in adequate numbers for quick and safe transfer. Same will apply to the dead body vans.The Government is directed to raise a computarised COVID Control Center at a place convenient to it. It must have complete real – time information of each facility. It should be accessible to everyone including the public. It should be connected to each facility on computers as well as phones. All ambulances too should be connected to it. The Control Centre must be erected on war footing. All complaints and grievances must be directed to the Control Centre.No patient should be made to run from one hospital to the other begging for admission. Unfortunately this has happened in the past and still continues. He can contact the control center, and procure the necessary information he needs.A website Control Centre should be created for everyone to know about various actions that may be taken.CCC A and CCC B may be kept under treatment of required number of medical officers but supervised by a competent Physician. They should work under the guidance of specialists at the DCHC and DCH. Timely and healthy communication will save many lives.Critical Care Specialists, anesthetists, infectious disease specialists and pulmonologists are the backbone of every DCHC and DCH. Their dedication and efforts will make a difference between life and death.Treatment protocol, evolved by the local specialists based on the guidelines from the center and ICMR, local conditions and available resources and past experiences must be followed in all facilities. They should be oriented and sent to each unit.A representative of Government must be available at each center for coordination. He should be in constant touch with the Control Center. Strict discharge policy must be created and followed to avoid unnecessary stay for wrong reasons.All the Government hospitals with more than 50 beds and ICU need to be immediately converted into DCHC and DCH. The Government must implement this conversion immediately. They may keep 20% of their beds for emergency work. If any of the 80% beds remain unutilized for the COVID patients, they may use them for routine cases with the permission of the Control Center and the safety of non-COVID patients should not be compromised.The present Head of each of these Government hospitals will be responsible for his hospital turned into COVID facility. It will be his duty to ensure smooth functioning and liasion with the control centre.Excess staff from one hospital may be transferred to the other required by the Control Centre.The Government should provide high quality N95 mask, sanitizer, sterile and non sterile gloves, PPE kits, ventury and high flow oxygen mask, ventilator tubings, filters and similar items to all the COVID facilities at its own expense. All the healthcare workers must be tested at regular intervals as deemed fit by the experts. The society is safe only if they are safe. Public Duty Of Private Hospitals Furthermore, the bench stated that it was high time that the private hospitals step in to deliver adequate healthcare to their people, instead of wanting to profit off people’s perils. “Bound by a sense of duty, responsibility and empathy, it is now salient that the private hospitals step in to deliver adequate healthcare to their people…At least in times like these when men and women and children are dying alone, we expect the private hospitals to be the giver of life and not the harbinger of death,” the bench remarked. The court has thus ordered the state to initiate legal action against those private hospitals that refuse to enter into a MoU for mandatory treatment of COVID affected patients. “We direct the State Government to initiate appropriate legal proceedings against all those private/corporate hospitals who are not ready and willing to honour the understanding arrived at with regard to treating the COVID¬19 patients including those who are not agreeable or willing to cooperate and enter into an MoU. We direct the State Government to institute prosecution against all responsible persons of the concerned hospitals for the offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 57 and 58 respectively of the Disaster Management Act,” the order states. Read: “Not The Time To Do Business And Earn Profit”: Gujarat HC Directs Pvt Hospitals To Adopt Govt. Specified Rates, Lest License Be Cancelled The matter will be next considered on May 29, and the State Government has been directed to file an exhaustive report with respect to all the directions and suggestions, as contained in the order. Case Details: Case Title: Suo Moto v. State of Gujarat (and other batch of petitions) Case No.: Suo Moto PIL No. 42/2020 Quorum: Justices J B Pardiwala and Justice Ilesh J Vora Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story
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