The statement comes days after Azad’s name emerged as one of the top choices of the Delhi Congress chief post. Though the party’s final decision is awaited, this is the first public statement he has made on Delhi politics.
The announcement of 1,000 clinics by the Delhi government dates back to 2015, and with Assembly elections approaching in the capital, the government hopes to pick up pace to meet the ambitious deadline.
The research is a part of the study titled “DAPHNE” (Delhi Air Pollution Health And Effects), where the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is also doing a project related to the effect of pollution on children with respiratory problems.
As per the notifications issued by the Law Ministry, “high support” means intensive support— physical, psychological and/or otherwise— which may be required by a person with a benchmark disability for daily activities.
According to officials, the clinic operated out of a call centre where 300-odd people would offer in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to people in India and promise to take them to countries like Thailand, Singapore and Dubai, promising a male child.
These patients, suffering from illnesses such as end-stage renal disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease and blood cancer, are denied treatment under AB-PMJAY since these illnesses are not among the 1,350 medical packages defined under the scheme and hence not covered. But they are also often deprived of benefits under the earlier RAN scheme since they are AB-PMJAY card holders.
A neurological examination showed that the 22-year-old had suffered severe brain injury. He suffered a cardiac arrest and was revived. But his condition worsened, and he went into a coma. He was then declared brain stem dead.