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LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp By News Highland – January 24, 2011 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Twitter VEC urges unemployed people to consider adult education Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Google+ News Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Previous articleGAA – Mickey Harte Back With TyroneNext articleUdaras 2010 report shows brunt of job losses in Donegal News Highland Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week The VEC in Donegal is urging people to attend its Adult Education Fair in Letterkenny’s Mount Errigal Hotel tomorrow, particularly those who are out of work.Adult Education Officer Martin Gormley says there are now many people in Donegal who left school without formal qualifications to work, and now fuind themselves unemployed and unskilled.Martin Gormley says a number of agencies, particularly the Department of Social Protection, are involved in the event…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/mgorm1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH
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InterviewsWe Must Do Our Bit For Community : Sr Adv Mukul Rohatgi On Lawyers’ Duty Amid COVID-19 Crisis Nilashish Chaudhary1 May 2020 1:54 AMShare This – xAfter having donated to the PM CARES Fund and other NGOs, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi has now helped convert an old bus into a mobile testing laboratory for COVID-19 and funded the acquisition of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for frontline healthcare workers. LiveLaw got in touch with the former Attorney General of India to learn more about his unique assistance to the…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?LoginAfter having donated to the PM CARES Fund and other NGOs, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi has now helped convert an old bus into a mobile testing laboratory for COVID-19 and funded the acquisition of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for frontline healthcare workers. LiveLaw got in touch with the former Attorney General of India to learn more about his unique assistance to the Delhi Government and the role of the legal fraternity in providing support during these times. “I checked with the Delhi Government on what help could be provided since I already donated to PM CARES and other NGOs. I was told that mobile testing was very important and if you want to do something specific and fast, this could be done (fund the conversion of an old bus into a mobile testing laboratory). I was put in touch with the SDM South and DM South, who were dealing with the approved vendors for such buses. After speaking with them, I decided to fund it.” The SDM and DM thus facilitated his contribution towards setting up the Corona Rapid Testing Mobile Clinic. Speaking of the need for such a mobile laboratory, Rohatgi said “it can go to clusters and do wholesale testing. See people can’t travel right now because there’s a ban. So how do they get tested? This bus will go to them and manage to test 30-40 people in one area very efficiently. This way hundreds will get tested daily.” “The second thing I think is really important at this point”, continues the Senior Advocate, “are PPE kits”. He informed us that he contributed towards the procurement of 5000+ PPE kits, which would soon get delivered. “The SDM (South) was also in touch with approved PPE vendors through whom 5000-7000 kits were procured. These will get delivered to the desired facilities in one or two days.” The former Attorney General categorically added that lawyers must step up during this unprecedented situation and help ease distress in the society in whatever capacity possible. “I really think we as lawyers, everyone individually, must do our bit. We earn from this community, so when there is a need we must do whatever is in our capacity, whatever we are capable of doing, and help out.” Calling on fellow lawyers to stand up and be counted, Rohatgi urged, “it’s time the lawyer community also comes out as warriors in the frontline. We can’t be in the frontline like doctors and healthcare officials, but in our own way we must do whatever we can” Next Story
News UpdatesKarnataka HC Issues Notice On Plea Against Closure Of OP Department Of Bangalore NIMHANS LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 July 2020 4:14 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Karnataka has issued notice on a PIL filed against closure of OP Department of premier mental health institution, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (Nimhans), Bengaluru.A bench comprising Chief Justice Adbhay Srinivas Oka and Justice Nataraja Rangaswamy has issued notice returnable by July 15. The plea has been filed by Advocate Jay Datt…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?LoginThe High Court of Karnataka has issued notice on a PIL filed against closure of OP Department of premier mental health institution, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (Nimhans), Bengaluru.A bench comprising Chief Justice Adbhay Srinivas Oka and Justice Nataraja Rangaswamy has issued notice returnable by July 15. The plea has been filed by Advocate Jay Datt Bhatt stating that the Orders issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for ensuring social distancing clearly state that Hospital & all related Medical establishments will remain functional. However, closure of OPD in Nimhans for 2 months has defeated the object of enactment of Mental Healthcare Act, 2017. The Petitioner is also aggrieved by exclusion of Mental Health Professionals from the practice of ‘Telemedicine’. “Telemedicine Practice Guidelines were issued by MOH&FW, Govt. of India Enabling Registered Medical Practitioners to Provide Healthcare Using Telemedicine “Psychiatrist”, but surprisingly the Mental Health Professionals namely Clinical Psychologist, mental health nurses and psychiatric social workers were excluded from the telemedicine Guidelines,” the plea states. It is contended that such action has violated the Rights of Persons with Mental Illness particularly their Right to access mental healthcare, mental health services of affordable cost, of good quality, available in sufficient quantity, accessible geographically, without discrimination. Inter alia the plea states that closure of OPDs for mentally ill persons violates their right to be treated as “equal” to person with physical illness. “NDMA & SDMA has duty to ensure inclusion of person with disabilities in its disaster management activities,” the Petitioner added. On the basis of these grounds the Petitioner has sought the following reliefs: In Telemedicine Practice Guidelines issued by MOH&FW, Govt. of India Enabling Registered Medical Practitioners to Provide Healthcare Using Telemedicine, include and enable Mental Health Professionals to provide psychotherapies, Counselling and Rehabilitation services.Direct Respondent Institute to ensure Rights of Persons with Mental Illness to access mental healthcare and treatment of affordable cost, of good quality, is not denied. Provides for essential drug list and ensure its availability in the Institute under Mental Healthcare Act, 2017.Direct the Mental Health Establishment to stop Discrimination with Person with disability under falling under Rights of Person with Disability Act, 2016.Direct NDMA & SDMA to ensure inclusion of person with disabilities in its disaster management activities and State Legal Services Authority and National Legal services Authority constituted under Legal Services Authority Act,1987 for ensuring access to Justice.Direct the Respondents to follow The Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1981 and further prohibit lock-outs in public interest.Direct the 1st respondent to look into all aspect of impact of COVID 19 in Mental Health of the Person seeking Treatment for Mental Illness and take stock of Mental Health status of Prisoners in state of Karnataka by constituting Multi Disciplinary Team of Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatric Social Worker and Psychiatrist by doing Mental Health Status Examination through Video Conferencing. In the interim, the Petitioner has sought forthwith resumption of OPDs and a direction upon the Central Mental Health Authority to inquire into the incident and take corrective steps. Next Story