Kerala HC Grants Relief To Cardiac Patient Who Complained Of Denial Of Treatment To Non-COVID Patients In Govt Hospital

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Grants Relief To Cardiac Patient Who Complained Of Denial Of Treatment To Non-COVID Patients In Govt Hospital LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 May 2020 11:15 PMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala has directed the State authorities to take up the request for medical review of a cardiac patient at the earliest, after he moved the Court complaining that Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha was denying treatment to non-COVID patients.A bench of Justice Anu Sivaraman passed the interim order in a writ petition filed by one Radhakrishnan (58), who said that 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?LoginThe High Court of Kerala has directed the State authorities to take up the request for medical review of a cardiac patient at the earliest, after he moved the Court complaining that Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha was denying treatment to non-COVID patients.A bench of Justice Anu Sivaraman passed the interim order in a writ petition filed by one Radhakrishnan (58), who said that the cardiac OP wing of Medical College Hospital, Alappuha has been closed following COVID19. Stating that closure of the department for non-COVID-19 patients left him “medically stranded”, he sought for directions to open the cardiac OP wing.In the petition filed through Advocates SK Adhithyan and Keerthi S Jyothi, the petitioner submitted that he was diagnosed with three blockages in the heart and has since suffered three cardiac arrests, but was denied medical (Bypass) surgery by the Government hospitals, on the ground of giving priority to COVID patients.He further submitted that he belongs to the BPL category and cannot afford the hefty amount of Rs. 10,00,000/- being charged by the private hospitals to perform the ‘Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting/ Intensive Medical Management’ on him. The Government Pleader informed the Court that the petitioner’s medical review will be carried out soon and that appropriate follow up action will be taken if he is found suitable for undergoing the surgical procedure in accordance with priority.Following that, the Court directed the Director of the Medical College Hospital to see that the petitioner’s request for review is carried out at the earliest and that the petitioner is subjected to due procedure, in case he is suitable for the same.Click here to download orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Australian solar installations set records in 2018

first_imgAustralian solar installations set records in 2018 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:2018 was a record year for Australia’s solar PV sector across all segments, with more than 2 GW of large-scale PV added, and over 40% increase in residential PV.Based on data collected by Green Energy Trading, Australia added over 3,775 MW of solar capacity last year, up from 1,270 MW in 2017. There was 2,083 MW of big PV added last year, around half of it in Queensland, up from a meager 119 MW in 2017.This boom is set to spill over to 2019, which is in line for even bigger figures given the capacity of large-scale solar project currently under construction. According to the Clean Energy Council’s figures released in December, there are over 9 GW of large-scale solar projects currently under construction or soon to start. This totals an investment of almost $11.5 billion, creating 8,834 jobs.As the number of Australian rooftop solar PV systems passed the two million mark late last year, with an average six panels installed a minute, both residential and commercial grew by more than 40%, reaching 1,227 MW and 351 MW respectively. The main drivers for home owners to install PV continue to be high electricity prices and falling costs of solar accompanied by a shorter payback period.The analysts remind that while the stabilisation in electricity prices after large rises in prior years could lead to drop off in the residential segment, a noticeable decline in sales seems unlikely. “A lot of the growth in capacity has been driven by upsizing not just growth in number of installations,” Edis says, noting that the residential sector is effectively hitting a ceiling on its ability to upsize system size.Last year, small power stations with the capacity between 100 kW – 5 MW took off big time and grew by more than 132%. This new solar sector, which comprises mainly rooftop systems and a bit of ground mount mixed in, will be the segment to watch this coming year.More: Solar PV capacity triples in 2018 amid utility-scale boomlast_img read more

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Human bird flu cases reported in 3 countries

first_imgApr 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Egypt and Indonesia each reported a new human case of avian influenza today, while the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a suspected case in Azerbaijan.An 18-year-old Egyptian woman from the northern governorate of Menufiya is that country’s 12th victim of the avian flu virus, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. She was hospitalized today and remains in stable condition, AFP added.Although details were scant, the news service said she contracted the illness 4 days ago after handling infected poultry.All of Egypt’s 12 human infections have been reported in the past 3 weeks, AFP noted. Of those patients, 3 have died, 5 have recovered and 4 are under treatment, AFP reported in a statement attributed to Egyptian health officials.In Indonesia, a 23-year-old man in Sumatra has a confirmed H5N1 infection, Reuters news service reported today. His illness has been confirmed by a WHO collaborating laboratory, Hariadi Wibisono of the Indonesian health ministry told Reuters.The man had been working at a chicken farm in West Java before becoming ill, the story said. He is the 33rd person in Indonesia to suffer avian flu, of whom 23 have died, an AFP story said.United Nations avian flu coordinator David Nabarro, attending a meeting in Jakarta today, told reporters he would not recommend mass culling of birds in Indonesia, Reuters reported. Indonesia has not conducted the mass culling seen in some other nations, nor has it conducted a thorough mass vaccination campaign.Teenager recovered in AzerbaijanIn Azerbaijan, follow-up tests at a WHO lab have confirmed an additional human H5N1 infection, the WHO announced today. The patient, a girl, 17, fell ill on Mar 11 but has since recovered and left the hospital. Her 15-year-old cousin also had an H5N1 infection, which had been confirmed earlier. They are neighbors from the Daikyand settlement in Salyan rayon, where seven of the country’s eight cases originated.”Active house-to-house surveillance in the settlement has failed to detect any further cases,” WHO said in a news release. This brings Azerbaijan’s human tally to eight cases, of which five were fatal.WHO also updated its case count to reflect the confirmed case in Azerbaijan, with the deaths remaining at 109 and total cases climbing to 193.A 41-year-old woman who has been hospitalized in southern China with pneumonia symptoms is undergoing testing for H5N1 infection, AFP reported today. She is from Guangzhou, just north of Hong Kong.A Bloomberg news service report cites the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong as saying that the Chinese government has banned reporting of the woman’s suspected illness.Authorities asked local media to await an official government statement on the woman, whose surname is Li. She has been hospitalized since Mar 25, according to Bloomberg’s report, which relied heavily on the Hong Kong newspaper.The woman works in a public market, about 20 meters from a livestock area, according to Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, WHO spokeswoman in China, who was quoted in the Post.The woman has been diagnosed as having pneumonia of an unknown cause and is in stable condition, according to an AFP report today. AFP quoted Bhatiasevi as saying that testing would take 2 to 3 weeks.Mixed news elsewhereElsewhere in the world there was mixed news about the impact of the virus on people.In Afghanistan, no evidence of avian flu was found in birds in a remote village where three children recently died, Reuters reported yesterday. However, 20 other samples from seven provinces have tested positive for an H5 avian flu, although the neuraminidase has not yet been determined.The deaths of the children, all from the same family in the central province of Ghor, prompted fears of avian flu, Reuters said. Samples were not taken from the children before their burial, the stories noted.The lack of samples left investigators to rely on bird samples. Officials found no evidence of disease among about 1,000 chickens in the village, Reuters said.News from West Africa was more worrisome, if a Reuters report from Nairobi yesterday is any indication. A WHO official, Honore Meda, told Reuters at an avian flu seminar in Nairobi that human cases of H5N1 may be occurring undetected in Africans.”So far, there is no confirmed human case of avian flu virus infection in West Africa, but this is not a reason to say there is no human case,” Meda said. “There is a risk and probability of human cases occurring in West Africa but there’s no evidence to say there is or there is not a human case.”WHO in February tested samples from four Nigerians, including a woman who died. The samples did not yield a clear result, Reuters reported. Four West African countries have experienced or are experiencing avian flu outbreaks in poultry.In India, seven poultry farmers committed suicide because the H5N1 virus destroyed their livelihood, according to an AFP report that cited information from a farmers’ organization.The H5N1 infections and subsequent culling that have swept India have cost the industry $1.8 billion in 6 weeks, the National Egg Coordination Committee said today.The seven suicides are not an unheard-of response to the stresses of farming in India. The AFP story noted that nearly 9,000 people in four Indian states are thought to have killed themselves in connection with rising costs, debt, and repeated crop failures in the past 5 years.See alsoApr 11 WHO situation update on Azerbaijan read more

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Southern Utah meets Idaho in Big Sky tourney

first_img March 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed Idaho (8-23, 4-16) vs. No. 7 seed Southern Utah (16-15, 9-11)Big Sky Conference Tourney First Round, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Idaho is set to face Southern Utah in the first round of the Big Sky tournament. Southern Utah swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last met on Feb. 29, when the Thunderbirds outshot Idaho 54.1 percent to 40.7 percent and hit seven more 3-pointers en route to the 32-point victory. Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Southern Utah meets Idaho in Big Sky tourney SENIOR STUDS: Idaho’s Trevon Allen, Quinton Forrest and Marquell Fraser have combined to account for 48 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 77 percent of all Vandals points over the last five games.ACCURATE ALLEN: Allen has connected on 40.3 percent of the 149 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 11 for 23 over his last three games. He’s also converted 81.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Idaho is 0-16 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 8-7 when scoring at least 65.WINNING WHEN: Southern Utah is a perfect 6-0 when the team records nine or more steals. The Thunderbirds are 10-15 when they steal the ball fewer than nine times.GETTING DEFENSIVE: The stout Southern Utah defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 39.7 percent, the 23rd-lowest mark in Division I. Idaho has allowed opponents to shoot 44.9 percent through 31 games (ranking the Vandals 277th).___last_img read more

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B’ville girls volleyball sweeps past Liverpool, F-M

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvillevolleyball Hungry again after a semifinal defeat to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in the top Gold division of its own Fall Swing Tournament, the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team set out to dominate SCAC Metro division foes.A long-time rival, Liverpool, was in the way last Tuesday night, but the Bees went to Liverpool Middle School, where the Warriors are hosting matches this fall while its high school gym is getting rebuilt, and quickly prevailed.Repeating what it did back on Sept. 4, B’ville took the first set 25-17 and kept improving from there, wiping out Liverpool 25-12 in the second set and 25-9 in the third.All the while, Rileigh Kimball was impossible to contain, putting away 17 kills and getting help from Summer McClintic and Alexandra Molini, each of whom had eight kills and eight assists, McClintic adding three aces.Madelyn Shuler and Sophia Kordas both earned five kills, all part of an effort anchored by Jenna Garvey, who recorded 30 assists to go with three kills and two digs.A tougher match appeared to loom Thursday against Fayetteville-Manlius, since the Hornets had pushed B’ville to four sets when they first met on Sept. 9.Their second encounter was not as close, though, as the Bees dominated from the outset in all phases of the game with one of its most complete efforts of the season, eventually putting away F-M 25-12, 25-16, 25-9.Garvey had 17 assists, three kills and three digs, with McClintic earning 12 assists, plus five kills and three blocks, while Clute produced 14 digs and three aces to cement the back line.Kimball put together 12 kills, six digs and three blocks, while Kyrah Wilbur gained six kills. Sophia Kordas finished with four kills and a team-best four aces.The Baldwinsville boys volleyball team was back on the court last Wednesday night, facing Syracuse, who kept things close in the first two sets, though the Bees won them 25-22 and 25-23.Syracuse did win the third set 25-15 and almost pushed it to a fifth set before the Bees held on to win the fourth 25-23, having seen Curtiss Hey get 11 kills and Aidan Priest six kills. Dylan Bramble earned 17 assists and Carter Healey had eight assists.Following road matches against West Genesee and Henninger, B’ville travels to Lakeland next weekend for the Walter Panas Tournament as the boys Bees host Oswego Monday and then challenge Cicero-North Syracuse Wednesday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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Offense, defense in sync in Wisconsin’s victory

first_imgEven as the rain came down in droves Wednesday night, no amount of water could put out the fires of competition and urgency in the Wisconsin men’s soccer team.With only five games remaining on Wisconsin’s regular season schedule before the night began, defender Paul Yonga and the rest of the Badgers knew they had to start stringing together some wins to make a run at an NCAA tournament bid. And that’s exactly what UW (5-6-3, 1-2-0 Big Ten) did, as it toppled UW-Green Bay (2-9-3, 0-3-2 Horizon) 3-0 at the McClimon Soccer Complex.“We want to keep building momentum as we get into our last three games of the Big Ten and also going into the Big Ten tournament,” Yonga said. “So it’s big for us to get our first two-game win streak, and hopefully we can keep it going into Michigan State this weekend.”So far this season, Wisconsin has had trouble playing consistently and building off momentum, so Wednesday night’s game was crucial in that the Badgers developed their first winning streak of the year.A big part of that victory was the Wisconsin defense, which controlled the ball for a large portion of the game and limited the Phoenix to only four shots on goal. That Badger defense has been the focus of coach John Trask’s game plan, making sure his team is strong in the back before worrying about transitioning upfield on offense. And not only was Wisconsin strong in the back, but it also recorded the shutout.“All around I think we just did what we knew what we had to do,” Yonga said. “[That’s] what we’ve been working on for the last couple weeks, trying to keep our line tight in the back. Today it was good to get a victory and a shutout.”Defense is the best offenseAlthough Wisconsin had a defense-first approach to the game and earned the shutout, the offense also put on a show Wednesday night, recording the most goals in a game since the first game of the season against Memphis. But it was the defense that played a critical role by jump-starting the offense and providing quality looks for Chris Prince and the rest of the Badgers’ forwards.“We’re not really an offensive mindset team,” Prince said. “We’re more of a defense first, strong at the back and even defensive in the attacking third, and that’s what helps us lead to our good attack. I think that really helped us out today.”Throughout the course of the game, Trask experimented with his lineup, the most notable of these changes being the usual defender Yonga starting in the midfield. Trask placed Yonga there to help set the tone early with his energy and ability to win balls, which proved to be important when the Badgers struck for the first goal 25 minutes into the game.Having the lead for the entire game allowed Trask to move Yonga and other players around in the hope of finding a lineup pattern that will be successful the rest of the year. This rotation of players in different positions included defender Kyle McCrudden, who played several positions on the defensive backline for the Badgers over the course of the game.Ultimately, Trask discovered a look he likes with Yonga in the midfield and McCrudden on defense, one he believes will lead to even more success for the defense in the critical games that remain for Wisconsin.“We got [McCrudden] back in late, too, and moved Paul back up [to the midfield], so we like that look,” Trask said. “It seems to make us a little bit more dominant in that middle to midfield and we’re still stout in the back.”More importantly, that defensive look was able to secure a shutout and help a struggling offense find the back of the net. And in an in-state rivalry game and a must-win situation, the Badgers could not have asked for a better time for the offense and defense to hit their strides simultaneously.The Badgers’ success on both sides of the ball was due in large part to the seniors stepping up and recognizing their time is quickly fading. On Wednesday night, McCrudden’s solid defensive play and forward Jerry Maddi’s goal and assist were the senior performances that guided Wisconsin to victory.“Sometimes when seniors realize that it’s getting close to the end they find something in themselves,” Trask said.Aided by a few key seniors and air-tight defensive play, Wisconsin kept its hopes alive for a postseason berth.last_img read more

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NFL free agency rumors: Kelvin Benjamin signing with Chiefs

first_imgHe has 23 catches for 354 yards and a touchdown this season and finished his stint in Buffalo with 39 catches for 571 yards and two touchdowns.The Chiefs (10-2) are slated to host the Ravens (7-5) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Kelvin Benjamin is Kansas City-bound.Two days after his release from the Bills, the wide receiver is set to sign with the Chiefs, according to a report from ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources. Bills release wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin, Andre Holmes The one-year deal Benjamin will pen is going to take him through the end of 2018. He’ll become a free agent again after the season.One-year deal, taking Benjamin through the end of this season. He will be a free agent again this winter.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 7, 2018Benjamin, who cleared waivers and officially became a free agent Wednesday, was cut for performance reasons after a lackluster second season in Buffalo. Related News Benjamin, 27, initially was selected by the Panthers with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2014 draft. He then was acquired by the Bills in November 2017 for third- and seventh-round picks in the 2018 draft.last_img read more

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Dodgers stats at the 2018 All-Star break

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers (53-43) set a franchise record with 55 home runs during the month of June and reached the All-Star break leading the National League in home runs (129).Despite having four-fifths of their starting rotation on the DL at one point and eight pitchers currently sidelined, the Dodgers’ staff ERA (3.49) is the best in the NL. How else do they measure up with the rest of MLB, statistically?Statistical category (MLB ranking)DODGERS OFFENSE Team ERA – 3.49 (third)Bullpen ERA – 3.80 (13th)WHIP – 1.20 (T-third)Strikeouts per 9 inns – 9.48 (fourth)Opponent OPS – .683 (fifth)Opponent batting avg. – .236 (eighth)center_img On-base pct. – .325 (ninth)Slugging pct. – .429 (sixth)OPS – .753 (fifth)Batting average – .244 (T-17th)DODGERS PITCHINGlast_img read more

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Fulham v Sunderland: Hangeland out

first_imgFulham are again without skipper Brede Hangeland against Sunderland, who recall Adam Johnson and Jack Colback.Fulham: Stockdale; Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Riise; Duff, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey; Taarabt; Berbatov.Subs: Kasami, Kačaniklić, Richardson, Hughes, Dejagah, Etheridge, Bent.Sunderland:Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown, O’Shea, Cattermole, Colback, Ki, Johnson, Borini, Fletcher.Subs: Larsson, Gardner, Celustka, Altidore, Giaccherini, Ji, Pickford.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Investigators pour cold water on MH370 fire theory

first_imgRead MH370 and now for the facts. Air safety investigators have scotched a theory that discoloured debris found in Madagascar was subject to intense fire and say they so far have not been able to link it to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.Two items of fibreglass-honeycomb composite wreckage recovered in February near Sainte Luce, on the south-east coast of Madagascar, were brought to Australia this month by debris hunter Blaine Gibson amid speculation they had been burnt by fire on board the aircraft.But an analysis by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau found that the areas of dark discolouration which prompted the speculation were related to resin that had been applied to the items and was not the result of exposure to heat or fire.Investigators were also unable to find any identifiers such as parts or serial numbers on ether item that would allow them to be identified and are still attempting to determine their origin. A burnt smell from the larger piece debris was traced to three small marks identified as damage resulting from localised heating..“The origin and age of these marks was not apparent,’’ the report said.  “However, it was considered that burning odours would generally dissipate after an extended period of environmental exposure, including salt water immersion, as expected for items originating from 9M-MRO (the tail number of the MH370 aircraft).’’Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester the debris had been examined with the agreement of the Malaysian government. “At this stage it is not possible to determine whether the debris is from MH370 or indeed even a Boeing 777,’’ Mr Chester said.“What is known is that contrary to speculation there is no evidence the item was exposed to heat or fire.’“Further work will be undertaken in an attempt to determine the origin of the items, specifically whether they originated from a Boeing 777 aircraft.’’The search for MH370 is due to wind down at the end of this year if no compelling evidence is found to warrant it being continued.ATSB investigators have also been studying a flap from MH370 and have commissioned drift and marine ecology studies in their continuing attempts to solve the mystery.last_img read more

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