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The cabinet also decided to give 100 per cent grant for installing hand pumps as against the present practice of providing 90 per cent grant For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 14 2016 3:59 am Girsh Yashwant Ingale Top News A 35-year-old man has been allegedly missing from his house in Bijlinagar in Chinchwad from December 5 According to police he had informed his family that he was going to withdraw cash from a nearby ATM but didn’t return home Watch What Else is Making News A missing person’s complaint in this regard has been registered with Chinchwad police station Police have identified the missing person as Girsh Yashwant Ingale who works at a construction company as a supervisor His younger brother Bhushan filed a complaint on December 6 Bhushan said “On December 5 evening Girish came back from work and after having dinner he headed to a nearby ATM to withdraw cash He did not return home Next day a missing complaint was filed” Girish got married a few months ago Chinchwad police said they were working on various clues and the search for Girish was on For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Updated: June 28 2016 6:36 am The family of post-mortem worker Nitin Patel who had contracted TB and later committed suicide (Source: Express photo) Top News EVEN after eight years in the profession the mental image of bodies sometimes with limbs missing gives goosebumps to a 29-year-old man working at a state-run mortuary in a central suburb Expecting to become a sweeper in Mumbai he had left farming in January 2008 However he had finally joined a autopsy centre earning a monthly salary of Rs 15000 to cut and stitch the corpses Seven years later on January 1 2015 he was diagnosed with TB having picked up the infection while working on a TB patient’s body On sick leave for over 15 months now he now weighs 55 kilos down from 74 Now he fears death “I’ve heard of other mortuary workers dying due to TB and HIV” he says His fears are not unfounded Data sought under the RTI Act by The Indian Express reveal that since 1999 at least 25 staffers working across five autopsy centres in city have died while 18 of them succumbed to TB two to HIV and two committed suicide Additional information indicates that at least in three cases alcohol abuse was involved which likely triggered weak immunities The number of deaths is especially high when it comes to JJ Hospital’s post-mortem centre Six staffers of the centre have died The other deaths include four staffers of Rajawadi and Cooper hospitals’ centres and six of KEM’s centre An application under the RTI Act sent to several AIIMS and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) hospitals across India for information on mortuary staffers who have contracted some kind of infection yielded a response that such records were not available but doctors and researchers believe that TB cases among mortuary staffers is significantly higher than the general average A concrete reply from PGIMER Chandigarh said that between 1994 and December 31 2014 six resident doctors had contracted TB and one acquired Hepatitis B One doctor attached with the autopsy centre had also succumbed to TB An earlier study by the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology in Chandigarh’s Government Medical College had found that an autopsy “may subject the doctor and other staff involved to a wide variety of infectious agents such as HIV Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Mycobacterium TB” In the case of the Mumbai post-mortem centre’s staffer the infectious agent turned out to be TB bacteria The 29-year-old used to cut and stitch over 10 bodies in a day often working 24 hours at a stretch The first signs of TB came in 2011 He would often feel weak and catch a fever every three days He approached Thane-based Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital but it was four years before he got a confirmed diagnosis In those four years the bacteria became resistant to anti-TB drugs The drugs he now takes for multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB come with side-effects including depression and hallucination The family’s meagre savings are now being spent on feeding him a protein-rich diet Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news At the autopsy centre where he worked colleagues say there is no system of regular screening for workers Like other staffers in the city’s 10 mortuaries they get one disposable mask for every 10 bodies They use flimsy plastic gloves which tears frequently There is no proper meal timing Hence in the case of the 29-year-old his immunity took a hit But when they voiced these concerns to the NHRC in a public hearing on January 6 nine mortuary workers from Rajawadi JJ Cooper and Bhagwati post-mortem centres were suspended Medical officer in-charge Dr Shivaji Kachre said “They showed misconduct They did not listen to seniors” Now the over 150 mortuary workers in the city’s 10 post-mortem centres feel compelled to stay silent fearing that any protest regarding their work environment could cost them their much-needed salaries Personal protective gear is highly recommended during all autopsies including double gloves one of latex and the second of nitrile as well as gumboots goggles surgical caps surgical gowns with full sleeves and masks A visit to Mumbai’s mortuaries show that gumboots goggles and surgical caps are used in none At KEM’s post-mortem centre gumboots stand like old dusty showpieces under a table At others they are just not available Aprons are used only if the body belonged to a patient who had Hepatitis or TB or was HIV-positive And instead of double layered latex gloves a poor quality plastic glove is provided and made use of in multiple autopsies Masks are available but workers don’t use it On March 8 an unidentified body was brought in for autopsy at JJ hospital As an assistant filled in documents a 35-year-old mortuary worker and a 40-year-old one wore their plastic gloves It was past 9 pm and they had already worked for over 12 hours The autopsy room lit by dim tubelights carried the familiar stench of a dead rat The room had just been washed with water but traces of blood were still visible on the white tiles The 35-year-old made an incision with an old scalpel from under the neck till the abdomen As the forensic expert gave instructions the worker carefully took out the sternum then the heart and showed it The liver was removed and shown next followed by an inspection of the stomach Twenty minutes later the doctor was off leaving behind the two men to put the organs back and sew the body That done they wrapped the body in a white cloth and washed their hands There was no disinfectant A hose was picked up from the floor and the blood washed off the table No tool was disinfected neither was the room A review report on postmortem centres submitted by forensics expert committee to the Nagpur HC in January 2015 recommended a separate room for autopsy attendants with attached bathrooms so that they could bathe before heading home While the NCRB 2014 points out that 10909 people died in Mumbai due to accident suicide and murder converting to 30 deaths per day on an average data from nine post-mortem centre suggests that as many as 80 to 100 autopsies are conducted every day Many staffers say the nature of the work is such that alcoholism invariably follows them Dhanayshree Patil still blames the Rajawadi mortuary for her husband Nitin Patil’s death in 2010 When he started working in 1995 he did not drink “He was assigned to cut bodies He had to drink before he started his work” she says Patil according to his son Arpit suffered from severe alcoholism In 2010 at 57 he was diagnosed with tuberculosis Four months later he committed suicide “He became weak Cutting dead bodies made him a drunkard” Dhanayshree says She had to vacate the government quarters after his death For the past six years she has been trying to get a government job for her son on compensatory grounds Three months ago the government began to pay her a Rs 7000 monthly pension (Tomorrow: Overcrowded morgues outdated infrastructure) A three-part series on poor safety standards and infrastructure atpost-mortem centres For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Lyon | Published: July 6 2016 12:46 am Fernando Santos was appointed as Portugal coach two years ago after he had been coach of Greece for four years (Source: AP) Top News Having reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals without winning a game in 90 minutes it is probably time for Portugal fans to stop worrying about their misfiring forwards and instead give credit to the coach and defenders who have got the to the last four And having had their dreams destroyed by Greece when they reached their only tournament final on home soil in the 2004 Euros they should shake off any ill-feelings they hold towards the Greeks and instead recognise how they too have contributed to their progress in France Portugal have played five games so far and all of them have ended level after 90 minutes Apart from the 3-3 draw with Hungary their games have yielded a total of two goals for and two against with their only victory being the 1-0 extra time win over Croatia Cristiano Ronaldo was seen as the key for Portugal before the tournament but while he and the rest of their attacking players have failed to sparkle coach Fernando Santos has found other ways of wining games partly by delving into the past Before he was appointed as Portugal coach two years ago Santos had been coach of Greece for four years With only limited resources he was forced to adopt a pragmatic approach which was good enough to take his side to the 2012 Euros and 2014 World Cups Portugal offers more talent for Santos to work with but even so he has brought a dose of that pragmatism and safety-first approach with him He was not afraid to replace 38-year-old central defender Ricardo Carvalho after his side shipped three goals against Hungary and replace him with Jose Fonte Another key decision was to field Adrien Silva in the centre of midfield in the second round match against Croatia in place of Joao Moutinho to counter the threat posed by Ivan Rakitic The match was widely recognised as one of the worst of the tournament but after a goalless 90 minutes without a single shot on target Portugal snatched the win deep into extra-time “Sometimes you have to be pragmatic It’d be nice to play pretty but that’s not always how you win tournaments” said an unapologetic Santos “We were up against an amazing (Croatia) team and this was always going to be tight and strong We were ready for them and we set up to resist their strengths and take advantage of their weak spots” said Santos For quarter-final against Poland Santos shuffled again and gave teenager Renato Sanches his first international start After a bright opening it soon turned into another miserable match for the neutrals but Sanches repaid Santos with a goal and Portugal went through on penalties after a 1-1 draw Defensively Portugal are a very tough nut to crack Holding midfielder William Carvalho provides extra cover for the back four while the threat that Ronaldo or Nani could strike at any moment makes Portugal’s opponents reluctant to go for all-out attack If anyone has stood out however it has been Brazilian-born Pepe at centre back The 33-year-old who is battling to overcome a thigh injury in time to play on Wednesday has shown that beyond his notorious theatrics he is an excellent defender who combines superb anticipation with good distribution of the ball “He’s been a leader of this team since the start” said Santos “He has been the right arm of the coach” Santos admitted for the outset that Portugal might not be pretty to watch but they are certainly no soft touch “I’m not saying that we are going to win every game” he said “But we’re certainly going to be difficult to beat” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 29 2016 7:45 am Related News MONTHS AFTER issuing notices to some private schools for ‘commercialisation and sale of non-NCERT prescribed books’ the UT education department Thursday conducted an inspection of ten private schools in the city Over the past few weeks parents of students studying in private schools have complained to the education department against issues of ‘commercialisation’ in city private schools The schools that were inspected on Thursday are: Vivek High School Sector 38; Chitkara International School Sector 25; St Joseph Senior Secondary School Sector 44; Delhi Public School Sector 40; Kids R Kids School Sector 42; Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School Sector 37; Stepping Stones School Sector 38; St Stephen’s School Sector 45; Chandigarh Baptist School Sector 45 and Sri Guru Harkrishan Model School Sector 38 During the inspection a five-member team comprising officials from the education department and government schoolteachers questioned these schools over the sale of books uniforms and other items on the school premises Share This Article Related Article “We had received several complaints from parents regarding commercialisation in terms of sale of books uniforms and stationery The education department had earlier issued show-cause notices to these schools against the complaints made After having received responses from them we wanted to conduct a first-hand inspection” said director school education (DSE) Rubinderjit Singh Brar He added that the education department was likely to conduct more such inspections next week after consulting with the joint committee formed with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) With students of several classes in city government schools still waiting for their NCERT prescribed books the education department is also planning to obtain copyrights for production and sale of NCERT books in the city in order to deal with the shortage of books officials from the Education Department added On Wednesday members of the Chandigarh Parents Association had also met with DSE Brar over the lack of action against the erring schools “According to the Punjab Education Code which is applicable to Chandigarh only books approved by the DSE can be prescribed in schools in Chandigarh The DSE can independently direct the schools to use only NCERT books” said Nitin Goyal President of the Chandigarh Parents Association However heads of private schools in the city are irked by the interference of the UT education department President of Independent Association of Schools said HS Mamik told the Chandigarh Newsline “When parents get their students admitted into private schools they take a conscious decision knowing that the education here will be different from the kind of education their wards would have received in government schools The education department does not have a right to tell what is good for the children because we take these decisions responsibly Creation of all these obstacles in the way we impart education only seems like an attempt to bring down the efficiency of private schools” “We had issued circulars to parents in January giving them options for purchase of books The list of books was made available to them and parents were free to either buy the books on their own or take the help of the school in facilitating the purchase The prescribed books are sold on the MRP and there is no commercialisation being done” added Mamik WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News

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