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World Tuberculosis Day 2022: Here’s how to get free TB treatment

Under the government’s nutritional support programme—Nikshay Poshan Yojna—the government provides a direct benefit transfer of Rs 500 to the patients for improving the nutritional quotient of the TB patients diet.

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Many of us are not aware that the government provides free TB medicines to the people at the designated Health Centres and government hospitals. Some designated private hospitals also provide free medicine to the TB patients.

Under the government’s nutritional support programme—Nikshay Poshan Yojna—the government provides a direct benefit transfer of Rs 500 to the patients for improving the nutritional quotient of the TB patients diet.

The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), which was established in 1997, is based on the internationally recommended Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) strategy and expanded across the country in a phased manner with support from World Bank and other development partners.

Under the programme, the treatment facilities are provided free of cost to all TB patients. For the best treatment, the designated microscopy centers have been established for every one lac population in the general areas and for every 50,000 population in the tribal, hilly and difficult areas. More than 13000 microscopy centers have been established in the country.

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Free treatment services are also available for TB at all Government hospitals, Community Health Centers (CHC), Primary Health Centers (PHCs). The DOT centers have been established near the residence of patients to the extent possible. All public health facilities, subs centers, Community Volunteers, ASHA, Women’s Self Groups etc. also function as DOT Providers/DOT Centers.

There are about 200 DOTS centres in Delhi that provide these medicines, but all of them are in government healthcare facilities. Each year, these centres provide medicines to nearly 55,000 people diagnosed with TB in Delhi. Around 18,000 patients have drug-resistant TB and 100 have extensively drug-resistant TB, which takes longer to cure and the treatment is costlier.

According to health ministry estimates, TB causes almost 420,000 deaths in India every year and 2.8 million TB patients seek treatment in the private sector. India is home to nearly three in every 10 (27%) TB patients in the world, a disease that kills an estimated 1,200 every day in India, according to the World TB report 2019. An estimated 2.7 million contract TB every year.

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Thief snatches gold chain from woman’s neck in Rajasthan, video recorded on CCTV | Watch

According to reports, the police were informed about the incident after which the CO CT Deepchand reached the place of the crime to investigate the matter further. It was reported that the police have assessed the CCTV footage and have also looked into the nearby CCTV footage of the area to nab the perpetrator.

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A video has reportedly come to the light from Rajasthan’s Bikaner where a woman sitting on a scooter with her son was subjected to theft after a man out of nowhere snatched the chain off of the woman’s neck. The incident is reportedly from Nayashehar Area where a scooty-borne woman had parked near a shop to buy something.

In the video, a scooter-borne woman, along with her kid, can be seen waiting outside a shop where another man can also be seen standing. The woman while waiting for the shopkeeper to fetch her the things she wanted to buy, was taken aback by the nearby man.

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The man, out of nowhere, snatched the gold chain of the woman and dashed away and after taking a bit to process what happened, the woman chased after him, leaving her young son behind on the scooter. The shopkeeper can also be seen rushing outside to see what happened.

Police action

According to reports, the police were informed about the incident after which the CO CT Deepchand reached the place of the crime to investigate the matter further. It was reported that the police have assessed the CCTV footage and have also looked into the nearby CCTV footage of the area to nab the perpetrator.

Twitter reaction

After the video went viral many users came forward to remark on the incident one user came forward and victim blamed the woman in the video by stating that despite women repeatedly being told to be vigil and alert and to abstain from wearing gold jewelry, they still continue to be conscious at all, implying that it was the woman’s fault that she was robbed.

Another user added to the conversation with a novel take and highlighted how she abandoned her son to chase after the thief and termed her as a mad woman, suggesting how she should have been mindful of her child before resorting to drastic measures.

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Bank holidays in December 2022: Banks to remain closed for 14 days, check full list here

Those who are planning to visit banks this month should go through the holiday calendar first to avoid any inconvenience.

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Bank holidays in December 2022: Banks to remain closed for 14 days, check full list here

Banks will be closed for up to 14 days in December. Those who are planning to visit banks this month should go through the holiday calendar first to avoid any inconvenience.

Both private and government banks will be shut for 14 days in the upcoming month but online banking services will be available on all occasions. Banks holidays may differ from state to state. Goa Liberation Day, Christmas, and Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthday are some of the occasions when banks will be closed.

Here’s the list of bank holidays in December 2022.

December 3: Banks will remain closed in Panaji, Goa on the occasion of the Feast of St Francis Xavier. December 4: First Sunday of the month.

December 10: Second Saturday of the month. December 11: Second Sunday of the month.

December 12: Banks will remain closed in Shillong and largely around Meghalaya, to commemorate Pa-Togan Nengminja Sangma on the Garo tribe leader’s death anniversary.

December 18: Third Sunday of the month.

December 19: Banks in Panaji (Goa) are listed to remain shut on the occasion of Goa Liberation Day.

December 24: While banks in Shillong and around Meghalaya are listed to remain shut on the occasion of the Christmas Festival (Christmas Eve), banks in other parts of the country will also be non-operational as the day is the fourth Saturday of the month.

December 25: Fourth Sunday of the month.

December 26: In Aizawl (Mizoram), Gangtok (Sikkim), and Shillong (Meghalaya) banks will remain closed on Christmas Celebration/Losoong/Namsoong.

December 29: Banks across Chandigarh will be shut to mark Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday.

December 30: On U Kiang Nangbah banks will be closed in and around Shillong to commemorate the freedom fighter.

December 31: Banks in Aizawl and across Mizoram will be shut to mark the celebration of New Year’s Eve.

RBI has divided holidays into three categories: Holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, Holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act and Real-Time Gross Settlement Holidays, and Banks’ Closing of Accounts.

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80-year-old dies during police raid at residence of wanted criminal in Jharkhand’s Khunti, magisterial inquiry underway

According to the reports, the Torpa police reached the home of the wanted criminal, Izhar Ansari alias Kalu, to nab him who was accused of selling banned meat.

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80-year-old dies during police raid at residence of wanted criminal in Jharkhand's Khunti, magisterial inquiry underway

An 80-year-old man died while the police were conducting a raid at the home of a wanted criminal in Jharkhand. The incident happened in Rodo Islampur village of Khunti district at around 12:30 pm on Saturday.

According to the reports, the Torpa police reached the home of the wanted criminal, Izhar Ansari alias Kalu, to nab him. However, Kalu’s father, Mohd Nizamuddin Ansari, died during the raid. The police were on a mission to arrest Kalu, who was accused of selling banned meat.

Reportedly, Torpa police station in-charge Satyajit Kumar along with other officials reached Rodo village to arrest Kalu. When they reached his home, the doors were locked. Initially, the police asked the family to open the door, but when no one opened it for about an hour, they broke it.

The villagers allege that the police barged into the house of Kalu by breaking three doors. Kalu’s wife, children, father and other members were present in the house. The villagers alleged that Kalu’s father suffered a heart attack when he heard the policemen’s voice.

Soon after, the villagers and Kalu’s relatives got furious and created a ruckus. The villagers blamed the police for Kalu’s father’s demise.

A family member said those people came inside and behaved very rudely. She said the police entered the house with a camera and when she asked them not to shoot because there are girls, they said they will blur their picture. She said she requested them not to create chaos because there are two patients in the house.

She claimed that they asked for the license but they didn’t show and entered the house. She stated that they dragged out her grandfather, who was the heart patient and he died on spot. They also used abusive language, she added.

After getting the information, SDO Aniket Sachan, LRDC Jitendra Munda, SDPO, and other officers reached the location at around 2:30 pm and tried to pacify the situation. Khunti SP Aman Kumar said prima facie states police were not involved in the death of a senior citizen.

Based on the allegations by the family members, SP Kumar said a case has been registered, and a magisterial inquiry will also be conducted in this regard.

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