No new patients for Trehan at Escorts
Heart patients seeking treatment from sacked Escorts Hospital Executive Director Naresh Trehan were turned away as his name no longer finds a mention in the list of doctors at the healthcare centre.
Trehan, a renowned cardiologist, has not been allowed to take new patients at the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre since his ouster on Friday by Ranbaxy-promoted Fortis Healthcare that bought 90 per cent stake in Escorts in September 2005.
Trehan visited the hospital this morning, examined his patients and began operations that were scheduled for the day, hospital officials said.
However, no new patients are being admitted under Trehan as his name has been struck off from the hospital rolls, they said. A High Court order on Saturday had given Trehan unrestricted access to the hospital.
Sources close to Trehan also said that the cardiologist has been receiving letters directly from patients who had been turned down by the hospital.
Confusion reigned at the hospital as patients were unaware about the exact status of Trehan and that of the appointments granted to them earlier.
"I was given a letter on May 17 for an appointment for surgery today. But now they are not admitting me. I came all the way from Jaipur at 4:00 am. I have no idea what is going to happen," said 74-year-old Bimal Rai.
He said Trehan and his associate Nitish Chandra were to conduct the surgery on Monday.
Sushil Pruthy, a resident of Najafgarh, was also asked by the hospital authorities to have his mother Pushpa (65) admitted on Monday for treatment of heart ailment.
Unemployed elementary teacher training (ETT) teachers on Tuesday held a protest over their longstanding demands pertaining to recruitment porcess. Speaking on the occasion, Unemployed ETT Teachers Union president Deepak Kamboj said they were demanding that the joining letter of ETT 6635 recruitment be issued at the earliest and the subsequent process be initiated.
A resident of Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra, was duped by an unidentified woman who impersonated a bank employee and cheated Dinesh Kumar Badhwar of ₹40,905. Badhwar alleged that the woman noted the one-time password shared with him and later completed a transaction of ₹40,905. A case under Sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian penal Code has been registered at the cyber crime police station.
Police have arrested a Kharar resident for stealing a gold bangle from a Sector-22 shop where Singh is employed. Police said, the manager of Durga Trading Company in Sector 22, Bittu Verma, alleged that their employee, Baldeep Singh of MC Colony, Kharar, stole a gold bangle weighing 28.27 gm on July 25. On detecting the theft, he filed a police complaint. Following a probe, police arrested Singh on Monday.
Over 19,000 students have staked claim for the 13,570 Class-11 seats at Chandigarh's government schools as the online portal for submitting application forms was closed on Tuesday evening. As per data shared by the UT education department, 21,367 students registered online, of which, 19,271 submitted application forms. The portal remained open till 5.30 pm on Tuesday. “Counselling will be held to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance,” he said.
Cameras installed in electric buses or e-buses in Lucknow would now be linked to bus depot control room for efficient monitoring of passengers. “The cameras have been linked to our control room and monitoring has begun by control room staff. Now the acts of eve-teasing or theft would be efficiently checked,” said Pallav Bose, a senior official of Lucknow City Transport Services. There are 105 electric buses or e-buses in Lucknow, running on 22-routes.