The members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday arrested eight people from Dhanmondi area in the capital as they allegedly pretended to be members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police, reports news agency UNB.RAB sources said they also recovered foreign pistol, vehicle, and other materials from their possessions.
Kolkata: The state government has chalked out a detailed plan to set up trauma care centres at various hospitals in the state, to ensure quick treatment to accident victims. The government will bear a cost of around Rs 45 crore for the construction of the trauma care centres and for buying equipments.According to initial plans, eight trauma care centres would be constructed in the first phase. The locations would be on or near national and state highways and other important roads. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt has been learnt that three trauma care centres would be located at SSKM Hospital, Bardhaman Medical College and Hospital (BMCH) and North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), while three others would be constructed at Kharagpur, Asansol and Islampur. The remaining two will be set up at Singur and Amtala.The critical patients would be admitted in the trauma care centres on an emergency basis. Accident victims or any trauma patient will be kept in the centres, where the patients would be given special care. These trauma care centres will have all the modern facilities to handle such patients. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe victims of fire incidents or those seriously injured in accidents, would be taken to the trauma care unit of the hospitals, where they would be given immediate attention. It is important to transfer these patients to a hospital equipped with trauma care facilities. This could save lives of many accident victims in the state, the senior officials of the state Health department said.The construction of the trauma care centre at BMCH has already been done. There will be 25 beds – 10 general, 10 critical care and five step down or high-dependency units (HDU). Accidents victims in the area are often brought to the city’s hospital and it takes a long time to shift a critical patient to the city. Had there been a trauma care unit at BMCH, people meeting with road accidents in the area can be provided treatment faster. The trauma care centre at NBMCH will be made operational soon.According to the Health department sources, the largest trauma care centre is coming up at the SSKM Hospital. It is expected that it can be made operational within September this year. Those coming up at BMCH, NBMCH and Singur will be of level 2 category, while the ones at Kharagpur and Islampur will be of level 3 category. A trauma care centre was inaugurated at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, a few months ago. It may be mentioned that RG Kar Medical College and Hospital is the first medical college hospital in the state to have a separate dedicated building for trauma care. The eight-storeyed building of the trauma care unit has departments like medicine, neuro-medicine, neuro-surgery, orthopedic and anesthesiology. Patients are availing specialised health care facilities under the same roof. The new building has 150 beds.
Kolkata: A fire broke out at a warehouse at Podra near Langolpota in Rajarhat on Thursday morning. Firefighters brought the flames under control at around 5.20 pm. However, none has been injured in the incident.According to the firefighters, the godown was filled with large quantities of handcraft items (both finished and unfinished), which were extremely inflammable. Fire safety equipment was not present at the premises.At around 7 am, some local residents noticed smoke coming out from a two-storied godown beside Rajarhat Road. Sensing danger, locals immediately rushed inside the godown campus and alerted the workers who were inside. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWith the help of passerby and residents of the area, all the workers were safely evacuated from the godown. Police and fire & emergency services were also informed. After receiving information, both firefighters and police reached the spot without delay.As there were no other house or construction adjacent to the godown, firefighters got the situation under control. But since the fire had captured the whole godown, they faced difficulties in arresting the fire fast. At first 5 fire tenders were pressed into action. But as time passed, firefighters called for backup. At noon, more fire tenders were sent to the spot from various fire & emergency service stations.Finally, with the help of 14 fire tenders, the blaze was arrested at around 5:20 pm. According to the police, no one has been injured in the incident. Later, a mobile forensic unit visited the godown and collected samples. The godown in-charge Ashoke Nandi has been detained by the police for further investigation.
Kolkata: Member of Parliament Dr Santanu Sen has lodged a civil defamation case of Rs 10 crore at Calcutta High Court as well as a criminal defamation case at Sealdah Court against promoter Sumantra Chowdhury, who allegedly maligned Dr Sen by giving false allegations with “ulterior motives”.Dr Sen also condemned the way he was maligned in the society. He is also the National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). He also raised protest against the mudslinging on a person like him, who holds high esteem in the society. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIn a press statement Dr Sen said: “My fight is against this practice of maligning a reputed person in the society without any evidence. It is against the culture of Bengal too. A person takes years to earn respect in the society. The hard earned respect of a person is reduced by this type of allegations.” Dr Sen also pointed out that it takes years for a person to prove his/her innocence. A person who is a victim of such false allegations undergoes mental and emotional agony until he proves his innocence through a prolonged process, he stated. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe MP has also sent across a message that he will continue his fight till the end. It is evident that Dr Sen has not taken the allegations lightly and will eventually prove his innocence, as claimed by him. It may be mentioned that Chowdhury had brought some allegations against Dr Sen a few days ago, which created a furor in the city. Following the incident, Dr Sen had hinted about filing a lawsuit against the promoter.