We cannot and should not compromise with the quality education. If Govt can have space for metro, it can have for schools also. AAP Govt has promised for 500 new Govt schools.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
A Testing Time For The AAP Govt - Admission linked donation in unaided schools - DoE has issued a usual circular asking all private schools to stop taking donation for seats in their institutions. It is nothing but a ritual one. Every one knows schools are taking huge money as donation at the time of admission of children in schools. Some schools take between 3 to 15 lacs per child. Crores of rupees is generated as black money by these schools. Where Income Authories are sleeping despite 2010 CAG report on 25 schools indicting most of them? AAP party Govt must arrange raids on the schools and get the illegally charged donation returned to the hapless parents.
1. Bring all Govt and Local Bodies schools under one umbrella of Delhi Govt.
2. School education completely free.
3. Abolish discriminatory public funded school system and bring all of them at equal footing by raising education standard to the minimum level of RPVV (Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya)
4. Convert all double shift schools into single shift schools and preferably into single shift co-ed schools.
5. Ban all forms of child labour and bring all school age out of school children including children with disabilities in full time Govt schools.
Vikas Sahu (M-8750704511), father of a two year-old boy, suffering from a rare and life-threatening lysosomal storage genetic disorder known as Gaucher’s disease, through Advocate Ashok Agarwal, has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against the AIIMS, the Government of NCT of Delhi and the Central Government, seeking free treatment for his son, as he belongs to a poor family and is unable to afford the hefty cost of Rs.4.75 lacs per month of Enzyme Replacement Therapy.
The petitioner is a street-vendor of steel utensils and earns around a meager Rs. 3000 a month. He is the sole bread-winner for his family consisting of his himself, his wife, his parents and a 2-year old child Master Shiv.
Master Shiv was diagnosed of the deadly disease about six months back. He is in a critical condition with hepatosplenomegaly (enlargement of liver and spleen) resulting in protrusion of abdomen so much so that the child is finding it difficult to breathe, acute anemia (Haemoglobin 4.8 against a normal minimum of 11) and acute thrombocytopenia (platelets 19,000 against a normal minimum of 1,50,000). He also has a stone in the kidney to worsen his situation. He was recently admitted to AIIMS on 10.02.2015 and discharged on 17.02.2015. He has received blood and platelets transfusion at least four to five times so far. The doctors have recommended urgent initiation of Enzyme Replacement Therapy to save his life.
However the cost of Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Master Shiv at his present weight is estimated at Rs.4.75 lacs per month and would increase with increase in his weight.
“The inaction on the part of AIIMS, GNCTD & GOI in providing Enzyme Replacement Therapy free of cost to the poor petitioner’s son Master Shiv is violative of his Fundamental & Constitutional Rights to life, health and medical aid as guaranteed to him under Article 21 read with Articles 38, 39, 41& 47 of the Constitution of India,” the petition contends.
The petition will come up for hearing tomorrow.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Friday, February 20, 2015
2 DAYS OLD EWS CRITICAL PATIENT DENIED TREATMENT BY MAX HOSPITAL, PATPARGANJ - EWS MONITORING COMMITTEE MEMBER WRITES TO DELHI CM ARVIND KEJRIWAL
Sh. Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister of Delhi, New Delhi
Subject: - 2 days old EWS critical patient denied treatment by Max Hospital, Patparganj
I have come across a shocking incident in which Max Hospital Patpargnaj Delhi has literally denied treatment to a two days old male child under EWS category. The relatives of the patient child have been harassed for the last two days and the patient though very critical has not even been seen by any doctor till the writing of this letter. This has happened when the undersigned, who is member of the High Court appointed EWS monitoring committee has been in the constant touch with Sh. Narender, EWS Nodal Officer of the Max Hospital and constantly persuading him to provide free treatment to critically two days old patient. Though assurances have been received from Sh. Narender but nothing has been done. It is a clear case of violation of High Court orders and Delhi Government Guidelines by the Max Hospital and warrants immediate actions against the hospital. It is needless to say that the EWS Beds status of the Max Hospital Patparganj in the last two days is that out of the 40 EWS Beds, 28 are lying unoccupied.
It is submitted that Sh. Guddu ( M: 9873645990) father of the two days old child has been living at D-569, Buland Masjid, Shastri Park, Delhi-110053. On 17.02.2015, a son was born to him. On birth, the child was found facing some medical problem and was taken to Chacha Nehru Hospital which told the parents that the child was suffering from some serious problems and on reference the child was taken to Lok Nayak Hospital on the same day. The doctor at Lok Nayak Hospital examined the child and was advised admission. However, the said child was denied further treatment on the alleged ground of non-availability of the bed and was further advised to take the child to other government hospital.
In the above back drop, Sh. Guddu approached me on 19.02.2015 along with the child narrating the entire story. Thereafter I contacted Sh. Naredner, EWS Nodal Officer of the Max Hospital and requested him to provide free treatment to the child under EWS category on urgent basis. Sh. Naredenr assured me that the child would be taken care of. When Sh. Guddu took the child to the Max Hospital on 19.02.2015 and contacted Sh. Narender. Sh. Naredner, after taking copies of some documents from the patient’s father asked him to come on the next day i.e. 20.02.2015. Today, when the father took the child again to the Max Hospital in the morning and remained there for 4 to 5 hours, the hospital did not took pain to even get the child examined by a doctor and in last, he was told to come on the next day i.e. 21.02.2015.
In these facts and circumstances, it is requested that some serious action may be taken against the Max Hospital, Patparganj for denial of treatment to an EWS critically ill patient.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Member-EWS Bed Monitoring Committee
Thursday, February 19, 2015
लोक नायक हस्पताल ने 2 दिन के बच्चे का इलाज़ करने से मना किया
गुड्डू अपने परिवार के साथ शास्त्री पार्क,दिल्ली में रहते है l दो दिन पहले दिनांक 17 फरवरी को गुड्डू के घर में एक बेटे ने जन्म लिया l जब बच्चे ने जन्म लिया तो उसके पीठ पे काफी सुजन थी l वो बच्चे को उसी समय बच्चों के अस्पताल चाचा नेहरु अस्पताल ले गए l वहाँ पता लगा की ये सुजन ऐसे ही नहीं है, बच्चे को कोई बड़ी बीमारी है l उन्होंने कहा की इसका इलाज़ यहाँ नहीं हो सकता, उन्होंने बच्चे को लोक नायक अस्पताल रेफेर कर दिया l लोक नायक अस्पताल में बच्चे को डॉक्टर ने देखा और कह दिया की बच्चे को दाखिले की जरुरत है आप बच्चे को कही और ले जाओ यहाँ बेड खाली नहीं है l और गुड्डू और उसका पूरा परिवार काफी परेशान थे की जब एक सरकारी अस्पताल इलाज़ करने से मना कर रहा है तो वो कहा जाए? उनके पास तो बिलकुल पैसे भी नहीं है कि वो अपने बच्चे का इलाज़ किसी प्राइवेट अस्पताल में करा सके l
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Central Administrative Tribunal Principal Bench today after hearing advocate Ashok Agarwal counsel for the special education teacher-candidates, has struck down Clause 4 of the HRD Ministry Guidelines dated 8.11.2011 that says, " The condition of passing TET will not be relaxed by the Central Government". Adv Agarwal had argued that such a clause is in contravention of Section 23 (2) of the Right to Education Act, 2009.
This Judgment clears the way for CTET/TET relaxations in teachers’ appointment across the country as all the States & UTs are now empowered to make a request to the Central Government for CTET/TET relaxations and the Central Government may consider the same on its own merits.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
19 वर्ष के अमन को जन्म से दिल की बीमारी है l अमन को दिल में छेद है l लगभग 12 साल पहले अमन की बीमारी का पता लगा l तब से अमन के पिताजी बच्चे लाल अमन को लेके यहाँ से वहा इलाज़ के लिए जा रहे है l पर पैसे ना होने की वजह से वो कही भी अब तक अमन का दिल का ऑपरेशन नहीं करा पाए l वो काफी समय से हार के बैठ गए थें की अब उनके बेटे का इलाज़ कही नहीं हो सकता l क्यूंकि सरकारी अस्पताल भी उनसे ऑपरेशन के बहुत पैसे मांगता था l बच्चे लाल वाराणसी के रहने वाले है और वहा रिक्शा चलाते है l उनके पास पैसे नहीं है की वो अपने बच्चे का इलाज़ एक सरकारी हॉस्पिटल में भी करा सके l फिर इन्हें वाराणसी में कोई व्यक्ति मिला जो अपने बच्चे का इलाज़ दिल्ली से EWS के तहत फ्री करा के गया था l उसने बच्चे लाल को अधिवक्ता अशोक अग्रवाल के बारे में बताया l आज बच्चे लाल अपने बेटे अमन के साथ अधिवक्ता अशोक अग्रवाल के ऑफिस वाराणसी से दिल्ली आये l अधिवक्ता अशोक अग्रवाल ने इन्हें EWS के तहत फ्री इलाज़ के लिए फोर्टिस एस्कॉर्ट्स हार्ट इंस्टिट्यूट भेजा l
Saturday, February 7, 2015
07.02.2015 - MEETING WITH A GROUP OF CHIN REFUGEES ON RIGHT TO EDUCATION OF THE CHIN REFUGEE CHILDREN
There is approximately 4500 Chin Refugee population living in Delhi which includes more than 2000 children in the age group 0-18 years. Out of these children only 59 children are attending Government schools, 124 attending Don Bosco schools and 184 attending community schools. It reveals that approximately 1633 school age children are not attending any kind of school. Adv Ashok Agarwal sometimes back had visited community schools and found the same horrible. Don Bosco Schools are un-recognized educational institutions with low level of education standard. Children attending Government School are also facing various problems besides the fact that such Schools are not performing well.
It has also been noticed that large number of school age children (Child labor) are engaged in work and not attending schools. Chin families are generally seen giving excuse of the ‘question of survival’. Undoubtedly, they are by an large economically poor but such kind of excuse is not acceptable.
It has also been noticed that there are on average six children in every family. Adv Ashok Agarwal has been telling them, ‘either stop producing children or ensure that each child attends regular school, completes at least class XII and receives quality education. I don’t mind children been produced but it is unacceptable that they are at work and not in school’.
In today meeting, it has been decided to form a group of 10 volunteers among the Chin Refugees who will undertake to mobilized and motivate the parents to send their children to regular schools. Ms. Sunita Chouhan, Social Worker would be joining the Group to help them in its work. Adv Ashok Agarwal would be holding weekly meetings of this Group and would also visit the schools and community concerned on Saturdays to facilitate the process of admission of the Chin Refugee children in regular Government schools. Meetings would be held with the school authorities to sort out the problems being faced by the children.
It is hoped and expected that as long as Chin Refugee children are staying in India, each one of them must be provided with quality education as a part of its right to education.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
NO PROCESSING FEE FOR BLOOD FROM EWS PATIENTS -- ORDERS DELHI GOVERNMENT
The Government of Delhi has agreed to the suggestion of EWS Monitoring Committee member Ashok Agarwal, Advocate that no processing fee should be charged by Delhi Government blood-banks for providing blood to EWS patients.
Earlier, on December 30, 2014, Ashok Agarwal, Advocate and member of EWS Monitoring Committee through his letter had raised this issue with the Principal Secretary (Health), GNCTD, citing the case of an EWS patient admitted to Bhagwati Hospital who was demanded processing fee at the rate of Rs.1,050 per unit by the GTB Hospital blood-bank, despite the fact that the patient had also arranged a blood-donor.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate