Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray Denies Rift With BJP

Published: 02nd February 2015 02:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2015 02:53 PM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI: Amid reports of a rift between the ruling parties in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said there are no differences with the Bharatiya Janata Party and they are only working towards fulfilling their electoral promises.

"There are no differences (with BJP) at all. Our only aim is to implement what we told people before the state Assembly election. We will keep working towards achieving our goals," he said.

In an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana, the party had targeted Fadnavis and Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, both of whom are from Vidarbha, over the five farmers who committed suicides in 24 hours recently because of their inability to pay off debts.

Thackeray was addressing a gathering here on the sidelines of inaugurating Shiv Arogya Telemedicine Service for patients in remote areas of the state.

He said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is supportive towards the initiative and that he will extend all help and co-operation from his end.


Tele medicine service

Under the Service, which was part of a pre-poll 'Vision Document' released by Sena, patients in remote areas will have access to latest medical technology and will get assistance from noted doctors through the Tele medicine service.

Internet and telephone will be extensively used as a part of this initiative to deliver treatment to patients.

"Critical medical reports like X-Ray, MRI, ECG, 2D Echo will now be available for viewing on large screen to well known doctors and specialists, based in Mumbai. This will enable patients to avail expertise of the doctors without having to leave their areas," state Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said.

He added that a test run of this initiative has been already done in remote areas of Dahanu and Chandrapur in the last 10 days.

"The success of this test run has led to widening the reach of this service to extremely remote locations like Gadchiroli, Melghat, Mokhada, etc. A base of 25 doctors has been set up in Mumbai, comprising cardiologists, ENT specialists, Onco surgeons, paediatricians and gynaecologists, Sawant said.

"V-Sat technology has been set up for this purpose that  allows uninterrupted connectivity to remote areas," Sawant added.

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