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By Anurag Paul

In a shocking episode, reminiscent of the recent gang rape of a nun in Kolkata, a young nun was allegedly kidnapped and manhandled in a broad daylight by four men in Mangaluru on Monday. However, as luck would have it, the nun in this case managed to escape from the clutches of the assailants, just in the nick of time.

The nun doing her nursing course in a city private hospital was allegedly waylaid by four men near Pumpwell as she climbed down from the bus she was travelling.

It is learnt that the men pushed her into an auto where they gagged and manhandled her. The nun, though, used her presence of mind and jumped out of the auto once the vehicle slowed down. In the scrimmage, though, she had minor injuries and lost her handbag and watch.

She was later offered a helping hand by a passer-by who took her to the hospital.

It is alleged that when she went to register a complaint to Mangalore East (Kadri) police station, her complaint was not accepted. She was rather sent to the Mangalore rural police station.

Opposition leaders of the state have expressed displeasure at the slackness of the police in assessing the seriousness of the case as the FIR was registered only at 6 p.m. at the Mangalore rural police station, though the incident took place at noon. The case has been booked under sections 392 (robbery) and 363 (kidnap) of the Indian Penal Code.

The nun is admitted in a city private hospital where her condition is reported to be stable, though she is still in a state of shock. The doctors attending to her have said that it will take time for to recover from the physical and mental turmoil.

The recent mishandling of nun and the mysterious death case of 2009-batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer D K Ravi  is increasingly getting shriller making it a tough job for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

 

 

 

 

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Swarna Bharat Party condemns government’s healthcare policy in Karnataka

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SBP asks government to work on government hospitals rather then privatising them. Facebook
18th November 2017:
Mr Asif Iqbal, Karnataka State coordinator of Swarna Bharat Party (SBP), today strongly opposed the communist, anti-market and anti-people policy of the Congress Karnataka government to cap healthcare charges in the private sector.
Mr Iqbal said that the Siddaramaiah government should start learning basic economics. Good intentions do not necessarily lead to good outcomes. This communist policy will shut down many hospitals and drive away thousands of health professionals. In this way, it will hurt everyone, including the poor. No communist society has ever done well, and this communist policy will badly harm Karnataka.
In a free market people voluntarily give their custom to the service provider who gives them the best service at the lowest cost. Simultaneously, the desire for profits motivates healthcare providers to provide good quality healthcare while keeping their costs down. And they can’t charge whatever they wish since they are forced by the competition among hospitals to keep prices low. Anyone who makes a profit in such a competitive environment is signalling that he has successfully and efficiently served the people. That is the best outcome for society.
Mr Iqbal said that a government’s role is to create the environment for market-led profitable investments, thereby serving the needs of the community. But instead of identifying and addressing any barriers to investment, the Congress communists are attacking the very existence of the health sector.
Mr Siddaramaiah should remember that the taxpayer does not subsidise private medical establishments, nor should there be any such subsidy. These establishments buy land at commercial rates, pay commercial taxes and get utilities like water and electricity at commercial rates. In fact, SBP understands that most private hospitals and clinics do not break even for the first 5-10 years and most earn barely enough to stay in business.
Mr Iqbal said that instead of Mr Siddaramaiah worrying about the private sector (which is already badly shackled with thousands of rules and infrastructure constraints), he should look within – at the total mismanagement of government hospitals. The private sector is the last ray of hope for the people of Karnataka. Now the anti-people Congress wants to extinguish even this last ray of hope.
SBP also opposes many other aspects of the new health laws, such as a district redressal body that comprises six members but with only one doctor member. Further, there are already several avenues for patients to complain, including consumer courts, civil courts, medical bodies. Creating another body is unnecessary and will only increase fear in doctors’ mind. SBP demands a complete repeal of the new law.

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