Former MLA and Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh, on Tuesday April 20, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to declare financial and health emergency, for a period of two months in Maharashtra.
Deshmukh said the situation emerged out of COVID-19 pandemic in Maharashtra.
Former BJP member, Deshmukh, had earlier criticised the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government for ‘failure’ to set up COVID-19 hospital in Nagpur.
Deshmukh, in his letter to PM Modi, wrote…
It is now over a year since the State of Maharashtra, has been grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The figures of the Corona Patients as compare to rest of our country, are very disturbing and in Maharashtra, it is creating chaos. The total number of cases in Maharashtra is 3.84 millions, and the deaths are 60,473. The second surge if proving more fatal to everything in Maharashtra including the Health and Administrative system of the State Government.
Though the State Government is trying to manage the situation skillfully but its efforts are in vain, since the State of Maharashtra is witnessing more than 60,000 patients per day. This has lead to complete failure of Health system in Maharashtra where patients are unable to get the beds, Oxygen and the Life Saving Drugs. The Administration and Health System of Maharashtra State are failing and this has increased over all death tolls. The most heart touching situation can be seen at Funeral places where there is waiting for DEADS for cremation and there is non availability of woods for funeral.
The situation is so grave that the Hon’ble High Court has to intervene in every Administrative decision and directed for increase in number of beds and deployment of police force to control law and order situation. The administration is providing two Remidisever Injections per patient in Thane, whereas in Nagpur City, it is providing one Remidisever vile per two patients.
Hence the Hon’ble High Court has intervened and directed the administration to provide 10,000 Remidisever Injections immediately to Nagpur City. This shows that how the administration has failed to take appropriate steps.
Overall situation in Maharashtra is that the State is suffering from very poor financial condition and this has resulted into the precarious situation of Health System amounting to deaths of thousands.
It is the basic duty of State Government to provide health care facilities to its citizens. Therefore this is right time for Union to intervene to stop further deterioration of the situation.
I am deeply saddened by the present chaos created because of COVID-19 pandemic and I would like to request that this is high time when the Government of India should proclaim Health Emergency followed by Financial Emergency as given under Article 360 of Constitution of India in the State of Maharashtra with immediate effect at least fro two months, so as to get the State to normalcy.
Therefore, I humbly request to kindly invoke the powers under Article 360 of Constitution of India and to proclaim Health as well as Financial Emergency in the State of Maharashtra, so that our fight against COVID-19 would be much better and I hope that there would help in saving precious lives of people and by giving much needed better medical facilities for COVID management in State of Maharashtra.
This suggestion is given by a number of experts with whom I have consulted for discussion of present scenario of collapse of health system in Maharashtra.
I hope the Government will accept my request otherwise there would be grave situation of law and order in State of Maharashtra and to act on them with warmest regards.
RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.