QHyderabad: Doctor Held For Prenatal Tests; Faculty Pay Unchanged

1. Doctor Held for Conducting Prenatal Sex Determination Tests in Hyderabad

The Rachakonda police on Saturday, 9 February, arrested a doctor on charges of conducting prenatal sex determination tests on pregnant women at Ibrahimpatnam. Katta Nanda Kishore, a radiologist, was conducting these tests at his scanning centre for the past three years, police said. A decoy operation with a woman constable from Rachakonda who is pregnant helped police nab the doctor redhanded.

In the recent past, Rachakonda police have booked at least three cases against hospitals for conducting the prenatal tests which are banned by the government, Rachakonda commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat said.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

2. Public No to Vending Zones at Madhapur

The first vending zone has become operational, on the 100 Feet Road in Madhapur, but is drawing public resistance. People have been coming up with representations against such zones in the Serilingampally GHMC zone.

Vending zones have been identified in Serilingampally Circle near DLF Road, Shilparamam, Hitex Road and the one at Madhapur which has become operational.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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3. Blame Game Begins on Who Forgot Forceps

Government doctors are upset that two surgical gastroenterologists are being blamed for the leftover forceps in the abdomen of Ms Maheshwari Chowdary, 33, while it is a surgical team of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff who were together responsible for the goof-up. The patient underwent another operation at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences for the removal of the forceps and is stable now.

Senior ENT surgeon Dr Manish Gupta at the ENT Government Hospital said, “Who is responsible for instrument and mop count? Who is supposed to inform that a device is missing? These are protocols which have to be followed by the surgical team. Blaming doctors will not help.”

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

4. No Hike in Faculty Pay Despite Order

File photo of Hyderabad’s Osmania University. 

Despite a state government order to increase the per hour remuneration of guest lecturers in 11 universities in Telangana state, none of them have implemented it even after nine months. The government had released GO No 11 dated 4 April 2018 to increase the remuneration of part-time lecturers working in 11 universities in the state at Rs 475 per hour to Rs 700 per hour.

The higher education department had earlier in 2018 constituted an expert committee for the revision of remuneration for all contractual and guest faculty across the 11 universities in Telangana. The varsities included Osmania, Kakatiya, Palamuru, Mahatma Gandhi, Satavahana, Telangana University, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Dr BR Ambedkar Open University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University and Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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5. Telangana Cops Use Face Recognition Tool to Reunite Lost Boy With Family in MP

A 14-year-old mentally challenged boy, who went missing from his house in Madhya Pradesh last year was traced in Bengaluru by the Telangana Police, using ‘Darpan’, the Face Recognition Tool . The rescued boy was handed over to his family. Swati Lakra, IG (Law and Order) and in-charge of Women Safety, told newsmen on Saturday, 9 February, they traced the missing boy with the help of Darpan developed by Telangana state police.

According to the police, Salman Shaik, a resident of Chiman Ganj Mandi police station limits in Ujjain of Madhya Pradesh had left his house in June last. The boy had been traced at Government Balak Ashram, Hossur Road in Bengaluru.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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