CITU stages protest over sand supply

first_imgVijayawada: CITU Krishna district secretary M Mahesh on Thursday demanded that the government ensure that all the sand quarries in the district be open and allow supply of sand with immediate effect. He demanded that the government permit them to avail the sand from sand reaches located at Ferry, Guntupalli and Surayapalem. The members of building construction workers staged a protest and demanded for release of sand for their livelihood as the workers are already in serious financial problems as the construction works came to a halt. Mahesh asked Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy how the construction workers will live without work till the government adopts the new sand policy in September. He further demanded that the government immediately make alternative arrangements for supply of sand to provide livelihood to the construction workers.last_img read more

12000 dengue patients hospitalised in Bangladesh

first_imgDHAKA: At least 12,000 dengue patients have been hospitalised across Bangladesh between August 12 and 18, health officials said on Monday. Over the last week, hospitals outside Dhaka were receiving more dengue patients than those in the capital, The Daily Star newspaper reported. In 24 hours as of 8 p.m. on Sunday, 972 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country compared to Dhaka’s 734. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us With the number of patients rising, hospitals outside Dhaka were facing huge challenges to cope with the pressure due to the inadequate provision of health facilities, especially in remote and rural areas. The 500-bed Faridpur Medical College Hospital is now handling 751 patients, 277 of them dengue patients, said Kamoda Prosad Saha, superintendent of the hospital. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us The hospital has half the required manpower, and the current flow of dengue patients has increased their burden, he said. The current spell of dengue started from Dhaka and was now spreading fast to outlying districts as a huge number of people travelled from the capital to different districts during Eid vacation, health experts said.last_img read more