Medical associations and professionals have said they will halt cashless treatments of beneficiaries of the Centre's medical care schemes unless rates are increased and unpaid dues paid, according to a report in Hindustan Times.Doctors associations, hospitals and nursing homes are yet to be paid at least Rs 1,000 crore for expenses incurred under these schemes, the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) said.The schemes will continue but beneficiaries would pay central government Health Scheme (CGHS) rates and then seek reimbursements from the government themselves, AHPI director-general Dr Girdhar Gyani told the paper.Close Cashless treatments will thus be halted as a stopgap measure to deal with delayed payments, he added. AHPI has 10,000 members pan-India, including Lilavati, Hinduja, Apollo and Fortis. related news SC agrees to hear PIL seeking deportation of Rohingyas, Bangladeshi immigrants in four weeks World needs India's ancient traditions of non-violence, … [Read more...] about CGHS: Hospitals irked over unpaid dues, threaten to stop treatment
After a fantastic year for Indian equity markets, domestic mutual fund industry experts are hoping for another blockbuster year in 2018.The year 2017 was one of the best years for mutual funds in recent years as the industry matured and attained some level of sustainability. In fact, this was the best ever year for Indian retail investors because unlike most of the previous bull runs, which were led by FIIs, this one was led by domestic retail inflows.The Indian markets were on a roll in 2017 with indices delivering around 27-28 percent return between January and December. Indices clocked fresh milestones frequently after Nifty first hit an all-time high of 10,000 in July. The Nifty has largely traded above the 10k-mark since then, running parallel to the Sensex, which hit 34,000 for the first time on December 26.Close Domestic investors have really been the big drivers for this market, especially through the mutual fund (MF) route. In nine out of the 11 months till November, equity … [Read more...] about MFs had a terrific run in 2017, but can they create wealth for investors in 2018?
As two high-profile lawsuits that were both dropped earlier this year make clear, women still have trouble winning gender discrimination cases in the courtroom. A new California law could soon change things, but a few questions are still worth asking: If women struggle to address discrimination at the legal level, what other destructive workplace behaviors still hold back their careers? And what can professional women do if the perpetrators are other women? advertisement advertisement Here are three strategies for professional women to survive an unwelcoming work culture. 1. Know You Aren’t Alone For one thing, same-gender bullying is a real problem in many organizations. In 2014, the Workplace Bullying Institute found that 77% of bullied targets were bullied by those of their own gender. The same study reported that female bullies directed their hostilities toward other women 68% of the time, impacting the safety, productivity, health, and confidence of American … [Read more...] about Three Survival Strategies For Women In Hostile Work Cultures
On a drive down the Pacific coast from San Francisco at the height of the first tech bubble, Magatte Wade had a sudden epiphany. She had a successful career, but she couldn’t stop thinking about friends and family struggling to find work back in Senegal, where she’d grown up. advertisement advertisement “I just basically lost it,” she says. “I was no longer able to reconcile the discrepancy between the type of life that I was afforded to live, and for those who stayed back home.” For years, she’d heard the stories of friends or acquaintances heading for Europe in tiny fishing boats, desperate to find work. “You’d get the news that the boat didn’t make it,” she says. “And there’s nothing you can do.” She decided to change careers and work on the heart of the problem: creating local jobs so people didn’t feel forced to leave home. The answer, she thought, was social enterprise. Her first … [Read more...] about How A Skincare Company Is Creating Jobs In Africa And Ending The “Thatchwork Ceiling”
“Over here we have some mint, romaine lettuce, there’s basil in the back there, chives are coming, flat-leaf parsley…” advertisement advertisement Jimmy Ng, program director of The Growing Experience, an urban farm in Long Beach, California, is showing me the results of an “aquaponics” system that is helping his crops survive the brutal drought that has persisted here for four years. Not only has there been a lack of precipitation in California, but the weather has been wildly unpredictable. On the day I meet Ng in early October, it’s blisteringly hot–the thermometer’s pushing well past 90–making a stack of newly picked pumpkins look strangely out of place. The heat also makes it difficult to stand for too long inside the greenhouse where Ng is explaining how a 600-gallon tub filled with tilapia and goldfish, and 175 white, metal towers have miraculously produced the plethora of green produce. Ng points to a white, … [Read more...] about This Californian Urban Farm Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of Agriculture