All India Consumer Price Index Numbers For Industrial Workers On Base 2001=100 For The Month Of May, 2010

            All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of May, 2010 increased by 2 points and stood at 172 (one hundred and seventy two).
           During May, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 6 points in Warrangal centre, 5 points in Guntur centre, 4 points in Chennai centre, 3 points in 16 centres, 2 points in 17 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. The index decreased by 2 points each in Yamunanagar, Puducherry, Amritsar, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Varanasi centres and 1 point in 6 centres, while in the remaining 12 centres the index remained stationary.
         The maximum increase of 6 points in Warrangal centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Moong Dal, Groundnut Oil, Eggs (Hen), Chillies Green, Vegetable and Fruit items, Bidi, Bus Fare, Repair Charges, etc. The increase of 5 points in Guntur centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Arhar Dal, Urd Dal, Goat Meat, Vegetable and Fruit items, Firewood, etc. and the increase of 4 points in Chennai centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Arhar Dal, Urd Dal, Eggs (Hen), Tamarind, Vegetable and Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), etc. However, the decrease of 2 points each in Yamunanagar, Puducherry, Amritsar, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Varanasi centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Onion, Vegetable and Fruit items, etc.
The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad   165
2. Bangalore      182
3. Chennai         160
4. Delhi             159
5. Kolkata         170
6. Mumbai        169
           The point to point rate of inflation for the month of May, 2010 is 13.91% as compared to 13.33% in April, 2010

Ministry of Home Affairs Announces Scholarships for Meritorious Medicos

             The Ministry of Home Affairs has approved a Scholarship Scheme for offering scholarship to twenty-five candidates every year, getting admission to selected Medical Colleges from the academic session 2010-2011. There will be reservation for SC, ST and OBC candidates.
             Central Para-Military Forces for the purpose of attracting talented medicos to their medical services have offered a unique Scholarship Scheme of Rupees ten thousand per month for the total span of the study i.e. four and a half years for 25 meritorious students under CPMFs Medical Scholarship Scheme. Meritorious and physically fit students can immensely benefit from this Scholarship Scheme. Through this Scheme, they can not only pursue the studies but also get an attractive career in organized disciplined Central Para-Military Forces. In CPMFs, medicos get four time scale promotions in addition to the opportunity to scale newer heights in combatised hierarchical system of Central Para-Military Forces i.e. getting promotion to the level of DIG/IG/ADG Ranks. The CPMFs (namely Assam Rifles, BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBPF, SSB and NSG) have a vast network of 39 Composite Hospitals and about 550 Unit/Trg institution Hospitals to provide health care coverage to about 8 lac force personnel and their families all over the country.

Guidelines for referrals to CGHS empanelled hospitals in CGHS cities outside Delhi

No.RA/Cons/Hyd/09-10/CGHS IV
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108, dated the11th June, 2010
Additional Directors / Joint Directors
of all CGHS cities
Subject: Guidelines for referrals to CGHS empanelled hospitals in CGHS cities outside Delhi, where there are no Central Government hospitals.
I am directed to state that it has come to notice that CGHS beneficiaries residing in cities covered by CGHS (outside of Delhi) are facing difficulties in getting services of specialists from State Government hospitals and they cannot avail services directly from private empanelled hospitals. After careful consideration of the ground realities, it has been decided to issue the following guidelines for strict compliance:
(1) CGHS beneficiaries must compulsorily be referred to polyclinics wherever set up by the CGHS;
(2) It posts of specialists are lying vacant in polyclinics, GDMOs, who are post graduates may be posted in polyclinics for consultation, and on the basis of the advice / opinion to be tendered by them, CMO i/c, AD / JDs may refer patients to private empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres, according to the choice of the beneficiary;
(3) In those cities which do not have polyclinics and if GDMOs who are post graduates are available, their services as specialist may be utilised and patients may be referred to the dispensary in which such PG GDMOs are posted or if space is available in a centrally located dispensary, the PG GDMOs may be posted there;
(4) In the event of neither a specialist nor a PG GDMO is available in a city, CMO i/c shall make a provisional diagnosis and refer the patients to private empanelled hospital for specialists’ consultation;
(5) A referral from CGHS dispensary is required every the patient is advised any procedure for investigation;
(6) If any specific treatment / procedure is advised (except in emergency) by private empanelled hospital, it must be counter-signed by CMO i/c before the services are availed, to check possible misuse;
(7) No permission is required in case of emergency, where a beneficiary can avail treatment in a private empanelled hospital, as per existing instructions;
(8) The beneficiary will have to go back to the dispensary where his / her card registered for collection of medicines prescribed by the specialist of the private empanelled hospital. No indent of such medicines will be made, for which similar drugs with same generic formulation available in the dispensary will be supplied, as per standing instructions;
(9) Beneficiaries can purchase prescribed medicines for 3 (three) days only from open market, which shall be reimbursed by the CGHS / Ministry / Department, as the case may be . For requirement of medicines beyond three days, medicines will have to be procured from the dispensaries; and
(10) Once a diagnosis and treatment has been advised by the specialist, doctors in dispensaries may follow up the case instead of referring back after the specific period of the prescription gets exhausted. They have to use their own clinical judgement for follow-up and adjust the dose schedules, if required.
2.This issues with the approval of Director General of Health Services.
Yours faithfully
(R. Ravi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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