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Firms focus on staff’s healthcare
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 11
Corporates are becoming increasingly aware of the need to create an employee-friendly environment in their organisations. The latest step in the direction is providing health care facilities to employees.

Several corporate giants like Hero Cycles, Nestle India, Amrit Industries and Hindustan Tyres have tied up with leading hospitals to provide health care facilities to their employees.

Dr G.S. Wander, chief cardiologist-cum-coordinator, Hero DMC Heart Institute, said the institute had tied up with NFL and the Railways, apart from various private companies, to provide total quality cardiac care, including invasive and non-invasive procedures.

“We have introduced a complete health check-up programme for employees which has been well received both by public and private sector.

The programme aims at early detection and prevention of the heart disease, especially among executives, who fall under the high-risk group,” he said.

He said several organisations had got empaneled with Hero DMC and were benefiting from its services. “Every month more than 100 employees of various organisations are availing these facilities.”

“It is an encouraging trend, particularly in Punjab, where employers were earlier not much concerned about issues like health care,” an executive working with a private firm said.

Institutes that are providing such services to companies and other organisations are doing so at the discounted rates.

Said Dr Wander, “We are providing several check-up packages at reasonable rates.”

Under one such programme, the 150-beded hospital is providing comprehensive cardiac care facilities through a dedicated team of health professionals.

The employees of empaneled organisations, who come for check-up are given special care and provided by a guide to facilitate easy access to the employees.



Doctors seek Sonia’s intervention
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 11
The Electrohomeopathic Doctors’ Association, Punjab (EDAP) has a reason to smile. For their representation to Ms Sonia Gandhi, the chairperson of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre seems to have started yielding devidends.

The matter has been referred to the Union Health the Minister.

In a communication signed by Mr Dhiraj Srivastava, the Officer on Special Duty, Government of India, National Advisory Council, to the Health Minister, it has been said that the matter should be considered seriously, giving a hope to the association.

The representation has said that the association had been struggling for the recognition of Electrohomeopahty for the several years.

For this demand, EDAP had appeared before Government of India many times with the reference of CWP no. 4015/96 of Dehi HIgh Court, but the last NDA Government had not paid any attention towards this demand.

Dr Kuldeer Singh Kahira, press secretary, EDAP said that delegation of EDAP had met Mr Harkrishan Singh Surjeet, General Secretary, CPM and explained the whole issue to him.

He had assured EDAP delegation that appropriate steps would be taken towards this electrohomeopathy system.

Dr Khaira said, in the coming days a meeting of EDAP Working Committee would be called and the case would be proceeded further. 


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