QChennai: CM’s Health Scheme to Cover Mental Illness & More

1. Chief Minister's Health Insurance Scheme to Cover Mental Illnesses

The Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS) is all set to cover mental illnesses. To start with, it will be rolled out for patients requiring admission for treatment of various psychiatric disorders in government hospitals.

CMCHIS, that was launched in 2012, was integrated with the Central government’s flagship health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) in September, 2018. The move to bring mental health under CMCHIS comes after the integration, as PMJAY has a package covering a list of mental illnesses including schizophrenia and mental retardation, according to officials.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. Mob Thrashes Two Youngsters for Suspected Burglary for Over 9 Hours

tied up to an electric pole and thrashed for over nine hours by a group of local residents near Guduvancherry.

In a shocking case of mob violence, two youngsters were tied up to an electric pole and thrashed for over nine hours by a group of local residents near Guduvancherry. The mob suspected the duo were burglars. The victims have been hospitalised with severe head injuries. Police said they had to resort to lathi-charge to clear the crowd and rescue the duo. The mob allegedly started throwing stones at the officials during the process. On the other hand, the residents accused the police of inaction in a series of burglary cases reported in their area, which made them take the law into their hands. The incident happened at 6am, Sunday.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

3. 'Wonders Happen', Says Rajini While Taking a Dig at CM

Film star’s speech at Kamal Haasan’s event triggers buzz about 2021 alliance.

At what was meant to be a concert by Ilaiyaraaja to celebrate actor Kamal Haasan completing 60 years in cinema, fellow film star Rajinikanth gave a speech about how ‘wonders’ could happen, opening up the possibility of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan joining hands to take on the Dravidian parties in the 2021 Assembly election. After actor Vijay's father S A Chandrasekaran set the ball rolling by saying he wished to see Rajinikanth and Haasan in an alliance for the 2021 polls, Rajinikanth appeared to take a dig at Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

“Two years ago, Edappadi Palaniswami wouldn't even have dreamt of becoming CM. [But] It happened. And then, they said he will be the CM for only a few days. But he has been in the post for two years. So, wonders will happen,” Rajinikanth said during Sunday’s event.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. Bus Driver Attempts Suicide for Being Marked Absent, He Was 10 Minutes Late

A government bus driver created flutter in Tambaram depot by attempting suicide, on Monday.

A government bus driver created flutter in Tambaram depot by attempting suicide, on Monday. The driver Harimuthu, sources said, was not allowed on duty by his branch manager as he reported late to work. An argument broke out between the duo, after which the manager marked the driver absent in the records.

Infuriated, Harimuthu went and bought some petrol in a plastic bottle, poured it over himself, and threatened to commit suicide. He was stopped from doing so by his colleagues. When contacted, a TNSTC senior official said the branch manager had lodged a complaint against the driver.”There was mistake on the branch manager’s part. An inquiry will be held,” the official said.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. Monsoon May Gain Pace This Week

Cuddalore, Thanjavur and Villupuram likely to get isolated heavy showers. File image of rains in Tamil Nadu.

The northeast monsoon, which remained subdued this month, is likely to strengthen this week. Several parts of the state are expected to receive fairly widespread rainfall through the week, raising expectations of bridging the deficit that resulted owing to long dry spell in many areas.

A trough of easterlies from the equatorial Indian Ocean off the south Sri Lanka coast to the southwest Bay of Bengal off north Tamil Nadu coast persists and may influence rains over the State till Friday. During the past 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Monday, some places received moderate showers. Tarangambadi in Nagapattinam district received the highest volume of 3 cm. The Meteorological Department has forecast that the state would experience fairly widespread rainfall on Tuesday, with the likelihood of 75% of the weather stations recording rains.

(Source: The Hindu)

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