Central Railway promises medical help at ₹ 1

Medical assistance and consultation at just ₹1 per patient is being promised by Central Railway at five railway stations in Mumbai to start with

Photo by Priyanka Parashar/Mint via Getty Images
Photo by Priyanka Parashar/Mint via Getty Images

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In about two months, medical facilities for just ₹1 will be available at five Central Railway (CR) stations in Mumbai. The Railways will provide space free of cost and a clinic has agreed to extend medical services at ₹1 per patient. Apart from providing emergency help to railway accident victims in the golden hour, the clinic will have MBBS doctors 24x7 for patients with routine illness. There will also be visiting doctors like specialists in skin disease, diabetes and gynaecology. A pathology lab will be set up offering tests at a discount and pharmacists will sell medicines at discounted rates. A senior CR official said, "Emergency Medical Rooms (EMRs) with ₹1 clinic will come up at Kurla, Ghatkopar, Mulund, Wadala and Dadar. They will be established at 15 more stations depending on when the first set is ready."

ISRO displays solar car made of local resources

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50 lakh an acre in Jharkhand

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"We will be giving all due benefits to land donors and labourers and sharecroppers working in the fields. Over 1,800 families would be affected by the project," a company official said, adding they would also undertake several projects under corporate social responsibility.

Considering the huge price, the tribal land owners will receive for their land, the mood now is turning in favour of the company’s project, claimed the District Magistrate of Godda. Hopefully, now Jharkhand will have some rich Adivasis!

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Published: 04 May 2017, 5:01 PM