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Published: 30th December 2015 03:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2015 03:30 AM   |  A+A-

MTC Installs LCD Televisions in 22 Buses

Chennai: The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) has installed LCD Television in 22 buses operating from Besant Nagar Depot on a trial basis with advertisements and other government programmes being televised. An MTC official said, “It has been 10 days since the monitors were installed. We will study the response from the companies and the passengers, and will introduce them in other buses in a phased manner.”  According to sources, the initiative is an attempt to increase MTC’s advertising revenue. The advertisements will be charged on monthly basis.

Father arrested in doc Assault Case

Chennai: Police arrested the father of two-and-half month old baby who died in the Institute of Child Health (ICH) on Sunday.The father along with other relatives allegedly beat up the on-duty doctor. According to police, Manikandan of MGR Nagar, Taramani, the baby’s father, along with his relatives manhandled Dr Dinesh Kumar, a first year PG student of Madras Medical College for alleged medical negligence by the hospital. Speaking to Express, Dr P Balakrishnan, president, Tamil Nadu Medical Council said police should be sensitised on the Hospital Protection Act and to file cases under the Act, but regretted that it was not happening in Tamil Nadu.

CMDA seals building at Thoraipakkam

Chennai: The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has locked and sealed an unauthorized construction at Pallavaram Thoraipakkam Radial Road in Okkiyum Thoraipakkam on Tuesday. This came after CMDA rejected an application in January 2014 after the applicant did not furnish evidence to prove that the construction was done before February 1999. The building owner was served notice on November 9, 2015 and the building was sealed on Tuesday morning, a CMDA release stated.

Conservancy Staff given Tetanus shots

Chennai:  Over 42,350 conservancy workers from other districts who are in Chennai as part of the state health department’s efforts to ensure there are no outbreaks of communicable diseases, were given Tetanus Toxoid shots. According to a press release, the state health department is planning to continue multi dimensional activities to prevent any outbreak of communicable diseases. “Apart from fogging, distribution of bleaching powder door-to-door and chlorination of drinking water, the department is also taking action against private people who supply  unchlorinated water through lorries meant for drinking,” the release added. So far,  73,457 special medical camps have been held in rain affected areas.  


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