Thursday , 18 October 2018
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Curbing Inflation Of Private Hospitals’ DDSSY Bills

THE state government has now made it mandatory for the private hospitals empanelled under the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY), its flagship health insurance scheme, to take a written feedback from the patients on discharge. This has been done to rein in inflation in billing. Please like & share: Read More »

A Game Of Political Chess In Karnataka

The Karnataka BJP is in a fix: the party state president B S Yeddyurappa’s move to get a letter of assurance from Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of sympathetic consideration of the neighbouring state’s request for meeting drinking water needs in its northern districts with supply from the Mhadei river has not helped the party turn the resentment of the ... Read More »

Make Goa An Affordable Tourist Destination

Goa has seen a 30 per cent drop in tourist arrivals during the Christmas season, according to the hospitality industry. The occupancy in many middle and higher grade hotels during the second half of December is reported to be mere 32 per cent as compared to 60 per cent last year. According to industry sources, the smallest hotels have been ... Read More »

Avoid Politicking On Mhadei Water Sharing

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s assurance in a letter to state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa of sympathetically considering Karnataka’s request for allowing it to draw water from the Mhadei basin for drinking water purposes in its northern districts seems to be leading nowhere with Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah demanding that the Goa government file an affidavit before the ... Read More »

Use Treatment Fees To Improve Medicare

The Goa government has finally decided to charge patients from other states 20 per cent of the cost of treatment payable at ‘C’ category state-run hospitals notified under the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana. Please like & share: Read More »

Making EDM Promoters Pay All Required Fees

THE Goa government must not repeat the mistakes it committed with the two EDM festival organizers in the past, Sunburn and Supersonic, and make sure that the organisers of the Timeout 72 EDM festival – Ahmedabad-based Watermelon Events LLP and the Sudarshan Entertainment Pvt Ltd. – scheduled from December 27 to 29 at Vagator pay them all the fees. Even ... Read More »

Karnataka BJP’s Gain From Goa’s Mhadei Promise

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that Goa is willing to hold bilateral talks and sympathetically consider Karnataka’s request for sharing water from the Mhadei basin for drinking purposes. Please like & share: Read More »

Joining Hands To Make Goa Plastic-Free

The state government has promised a total ban on plastic bags from May 2018. The ban is a part of the government’s plan to make the state garbage-free by December 19, 2018. Please like & share: Read More »

Controlling The Biggest Epidemic Of Goa

CHIEF Minister Manohar Parrikar has promised to reduce the number of road accidents in Goa by half by the end of 2018. This seems to be a nearly impossible task. Please like & share: Read More »

A Cause Of Jubilation And Anxiety For BJP

THE BJP winning Gujarat despite being in power for 22 years, successfully swimming against the heavy currents of anti-incumbency, is indeed an admirable feat. Voters usually do not give a party more than two terms, often only one, before they replace it with another. It has been true of most states like Gujarat that are known as bipolar because the ... Read More »