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Petition to Shri Narendra Modi, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Satyanarayan Mohanty

People assaulting doctors should be punished like Terrorists

 The person in the picture is Dr Rohan of GMC, Dhule. Brutally and mercilessly beaten by patient relatives. "Doctors can guarantee best treatment, but doctors cannot guarantee 100% results." India is struggling to meet the goals of reducing infant mortality and maternal mortality. There is gross lack of Emergency and Intensive Care facilities in smaller towns and cities alike. All critical patients are referred to tertiary government hospitals where the standard of care obviously diminishes if patients flow in numbers many times more than handling capacity of doctors there. Even tertiary private institutes are overburdened. Government medical colleges in smaller towns refer the patient indiscriminately. This is increasing the cost of healthcare immensely. There is a need that indiscriminate referring be stopped. There is a need that the cases that can be handled at medical colleges in smaller towns be managed there. There is a need that smaller government or private hospitals and nursing homes become well equipped to deal with critical situations.  But neither the doctors nor the hospitals are responsible for this current situation. The reason for this is that doctors are afraid to treat critical patients, nursing homes don't want to create facilities for intensive care and no one wants to admit critical patients.  Reason is simple. In spite of best efforts of doctors, nurses, nursing homes, hospitals and medical colleges; a patient may die. After all, doctors are Doctors and not God. But, in an event of death of a patient, no one will save the doctor. In the event of death of a critical patient, nursing homes are vandalized. In the event of death of patients, angry relatives beat duty doctors black and blue like they did to Dr Amle in Parel, Mumbai and Dr Rohan of GMC, Dhule. In the event of death of patients, even specialists like Dr Rohit Gupta of Allahabad are not spared. This fear has created a terror in the minds of doctors. It is becoming impossible for doctors to work under so much fear. People who attack doctors should be called "Terrorist-like" because they are creating a terror in the minds of doctor against good work. They are disrupting peace and harmony of the nation. It is increasing the economic burden on the Indian society, thus threatening economic security of the nation. Stringent laws should be made to save the doctor from these unruly elements doing terrorist-like-activities and punishment must be given as that given to a terrorist. “Doctors can guarantee best treatment, but doctors cannot guarantee 100% results." To become a doctor is not easy. Doctor has to sacrifice his sleep – the time he/she spends caring for patients he barely knows; to sacrifice his/her youth – the time spend with books; sacrifice his family – the time spend away from home for education. But a doctor lives like an ordinary citizen.He does not demand subsidized groceries. He pays his electricity bills and phone bills. He buys all services at market rates.   There is only one thing that a doctor demands. And that is my humble request to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi "SAVE THE DOCTOR… GIVE JUSTICE TO EVERY DOCTOR WHO HAS BEEN ASSAULTED.... AND THE DOCTOR WILL SAVE MANY MORE LIVES FOR THIS NATION"  Yours truly Dr. Sumit Periwal

Sumit Periwal
91,537 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Change.org Support Admin, Sushma Swaraj

7 YEARS GONE, HELP MY BUA(RETIRED PERSON) IN GETTING HER DUES RELEASED FROM J&K GOVERNMENT

HELLO FRIENDS, I SIGNED MANY PETITIONS ON CHANGE.ORG AND HELPED MANY PERSONS. NOW, MY BUA IS IN PROBLEM RIGHT NOW AND I WANT YOUR HELP. MY BUA (RITA ARORA) IS A RETIRED PERSON. SHE IS 65. HER HUSBAND DIED, WHEN SHE WAS 29. SHE IS NOT HAVING ANY FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM ANYWHERE. SHE IS NOT EVEN GETTING PENSION AS THERE IS NO RULE OF PENSION AFTER RETIREMENT IN THE ORGANIZATION NAMED JKHPMC COME UNDER J&K STATE GOVERNMENT. SHE WORKED IN JKHPMC ORGANIZATION FOR 29 YEARS 5 MONTHS IN AZADPUR MANDI OFFICE BRANCH (FULL ADDRESS GIVEN BELOW) AND GIVE HER FULL LIFE TO THIS ORGANIZATION. EVERY RETIRED PERSON WANTS AND GETS MONEY HE/SHE SAVED WHOLE LIFE ON THE RETIREMENT BUT FROM LAST 7 YEARS, MY BUA IS WAITING FOR HER FULL MONEY TO GET CREDITED TO HER ACCOUNT. AFTER RETIREMENT, THEY SENT GRATUITY AND LEAVE ENCASHMENT CHEQUES WITHIN 5 MONTHS, THEN SHE SEND 3 CP FUND CHEQUES, EACH CHEQUE AFTER INTERVAL OF 6 MONTHS. BUT AFTER THAT AROUND THREE YEARS LEFT, SHE IS GETTING NOTHING FROM THIS ORGANIZATION. SHE DONE MAILS, REMINDERS BUT NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR THE PROBLEM. AROUND 5 LAKH RUPEES (CP FUND LAST INSTALLMENT, ARREARS) EXCLUDING ALL LATE CHEQUES INTEREST ARE STILL WITH THIS ORGANIZATION. MAM, MY BUA FACED SO MANY PROBLEMS IN HER LIFE AND NOW I WANT THAT SHE GET HER WHOLE MONEY WITH INTEREST CREDITED TO HER ACCOUNT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. SHE IS SO DISHEARTED THAT SHE SAID ME ONE DAY "SAURABH, I AM NOT SURE WHETHER I WILL GET MY FULL MONEY BEFORE MY DEATH?". THESE WORDS TOUCHED ME AND INFLUENCE ME TO WRITE THIS PETITION. I KNOW SUSHMA MAM HELPED MANY PERSONS AND SOLVED THEIR PROBLEMS. ITS BEEN LONG SEVEN YEARS, ALREADY LEFT AFTER RETIREMENT, MY BUA IS STILL WAITING FOR HER MONEY. SHE IS RUNNING SHORT OF MONEY. SHE IS IN DIFFICULTY RIGHT NOW. THEREFORE, I AM WRITING THIS PETITION AS I LOVE MY BUA AND I WANT THAT HER DUES AFTER RETIREMENT SHOULD BE CREDITED TO HER ACCOUNT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. ONE DAY, I TOLD HER TO PUT A CASE ON THE ORGANIZATION BUT SHE REFUSED TO PUT A CASE AS SHE IS A VERY LOVELY LADY AND DONT WANT TO SUE HER ORGANIZATION IN WHICH SHE WORKED FOR 29 YEARS. SUSHMA MAM, I RESPECT YOU A LOT AS YOU SOLVED PROBLEMS OF MANY PERSONS IN INDIA AND CHANGED THEIR LIVES VIA CHANGE.ORG. WE PROUD TO HAVE A MINISTER LIKE YOU. ITS MY REQUEST TO YOU MAM THAT PLEASE TAKE UP THIS ISSUE AND HELP MY BUA SO THAT SHE CAN GET ALL HER DUES CLEARED AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE FROM JKHPMC ORGANIZATION. THANKING YOU! REGARDS SAURABH AHUJA (NEPHEW) FULL OFFICE ADDRESS - JKHPMC, D-371, NEW FRUIT MARKET, AZADPUR, DELHI.

SAURABH AHUJA
2,473 supporters
Started 7 days ago

Petition to Surabhi Agarwal

Rehabilitative therapies should be accessible to all

With 2.2 million disable people in India and adding, most of the insurance, both government and private do not cover any rehabilitative therapies. People with post stroke paralysis, Parkinson's, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple sclerosis, children with Global Developmental Delays. ADHD, Autism etc.need life long therapies in some or the other form to support and build an independent life. These life long therapies require exuberant  amount of money which is a hurdle in continuing the treatment. My mother is a stroke survivor with left paraplegia, surgeon did save her life but to get her back on her feet we needed occupational therapist, physiotherapist, which were not available in our small town. Hence my father stayed back in Delhi for sometime.Migration to a metro city requires rented accommodation, transportation which adds up to the treatment costs.. Being a government employee my dad was sure of reimbursement but to his surprise medical board of my dad organisation did not cleared my mothers therapeutic treatment bills. Something that was to be continued for years all together was not covered under the insurance. Hence we have to bring her back home after 6 months as it was difficult financially to continue treatment. My mother is a handicap for life with only 30 percent recovery. Although we were told by our therapist, with therapy she will be able to recover 70 percent.She could have got her previous self back if money was not a hurdle. I request all of you to sign this petition in large number so that Government of India understands the importance of therapeutic interventions and no one lives with a physical or intellectual disability just because of lack of money. Saving life is one thing adding respectful years to it is another. How a parent must feel when their Autistic child who has potential is not able to get proper guidance just because they cant afford the treatment. Its high time now that India Increases it expenditure on health, with increasing cases of non communicable diseases more and more people are suffering from disabling conditions, not just physical but mental too. We require a strong network of Occupational therapist,Physiotherapist, Psychologist and Special educators in small town and cities too.  Lets pledge to share this petition with as many people as we can and help making India more Independent and inclusive growth.

Surabhi Agarwal
111 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Deputy Director Rajiv Gaur, Deputy Director General, K.P. Srivastava, Director General, B.S. Bhullar, Minister Jayant Sinha

Put Flight Safety Before Profits. Don't Use Snag-prone airplanes (A320 Classic).

#PassengerSafetyBeforeProfits  #DiscardSnagproneA320Classic #DontCompromiseFlightSafety #MakeAirlinesAirWorthy I didn't know some flights we travel in have been deemed unfit for use. That they are prone to snags. That we are kept unaware of our own safety. That our rights as Passengers are compromised. Did you? Excerpts: In March 2015, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association had written to the DGCA against allowing the use of the A320 Classic. "The classic A320 aircraft, which are 26 years old, are being operated with repetitive snags, endangering flight safety. The DGCA should not permit AI to operate these lethal snag-prone classic aircraft in lieu of passenger safety," a letter by ICPA general secretary Praveen Keerti had said. Read full news here.  With this petition we urge the authority to ensure: 1) Air India and all companies stop the use of snag-prone crafts that endanger flight safety according to the written correspondence. (Mentioned Above.) 2) Transparency: Passengers should have access to the safety/ condition of the aircrafts they have booked.  3) Passengers who suffer due to airline negligence be refunded. Details of my experience below: A. Problem: I was on the Air India Nagpur-Mumbai (A320) flight on 15th March, 2016, that had an emergency landing due to tyre burst. The news revealed: Pilots diagnosed old-age of aircraft as the cause. B. Research & Response (Read more in 'Updates'): Below are few excerpts of the Mumbai Mirror (MM) news: 1. MM: The Air India aircraft that was involved in the incident was manufactured in 1994 and is one of the oldest in this class of planes, which its pilots have in official correspondence often referred to as snag-prone and problematic. Our response: Passengers have the right to know about their safety. If the passengers had even an inkling that the craft was not deemed fit according to official correspondence - they would not have booked it. We wouldn't risk our lives for someone's negligence. 2. MM: Officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) probing the incident said that it was a serious accident averted. "We are probing the possibility of a brake failure," an official said, adding that they were aware of previous incidents involving the Classic A320's and would take that into their consideration in their probe. Our response: With more instances of similar reported snags and more denial from AI officials, we want to know how is this still allowed? What about the probe? I spoke to Aditya Anand, Mumbai Mirror Journalist on 4th Jan, 2017. He said no such information was shared with media. 25 Mar 2015 (Airbus 320) Firstpost article 8 Sep 2015 (Airbus 320) DNA article: Emergency landing of Air India plane brings to fore pilots' concerns. Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), had in March urged the DGCA to ground the national carrier's aging Airbus 320 fleet. June 2016 (Don't know the carrier) MM article: The take-off should have been immediately aborted, but the pilot chose to carry on," the source said. The DGCA source said that the pilots did not inform the ground staff after landing at the Mumbai airport, and the damaged wing flap was noticed by the engineers inspecting the aircraft. A Mumbai airport spokesperson confirmed the incident, even as Air India did not respond to queries.  14 Oct 2016 (Airbus 320) Times of India article. 18 Oct 2016 NDTV article. 3. MM Article: Airport sources revealed that the vigorous jerk caused by the burst tyre and the evacuation that followed resulted in some passengers reporting backaches and sprains. Our response: Medical aid was late! Many were hurt and shaken. A little boy was traumatized and didn’t want to take his next flight. An old lady in a wheelchair was hurt on the head while sliding down and was fainting. What about those who suffered? 4. MM Article: In 2015, (read the DNA article) some passengers alleged that the Airbus A320 had technical issue even before the take off from Khajuraho. How do we know whether this snag too was known to the airline staff before taking off? Like in this case reported in June. ("The take-off should have been immediately aborted, but the pilot chose to carry on," the source said. The DGCA source said that the pilots did not inform the ground staff after landing at the Mumbai airport, and the damaged wing flap was noticed by the engineers inspecting the aircraft. A Mumbai airport spokesperson confirmed the incident, even as Air India did not respond to queries.) C. Conclusion: Passengers lack awareness on their Rights. Even when the medical aid came quite late, many were clueless and hesitant to demand help. The airline officials were extremely polite and commended us on being cooperative and calm but actually we were still recovering. There is no transparency. I do not know as a Passenger whether the plane I'm flying in endangers flight safety or is snag-prone. I assume that if a service is made available, all the people involved do their job well. But what if this isn't so? D. Attempts so far: 1) No response by Air India Customer Care: We mailed our E-Ticket number with Air India customer care on 4th Apr, 2016, in response to their further query after our complaint and disappointment, but didn't get any reply even after a couple of follow ups. 2) Grievance reported at Airsewa.gov.in on 27th Dec. 2016Ref.#:101383 Status: Closed Response: no specific already addressed by region. D. Request: To, the DGCA, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and concerned authorities, In Brief: Passengers have a right to Information: 1) On the condition and safety checks of the aircraft they are flying in. 2) About the Probe should there be any such accident. In Detail: We demand the following to be implemented & ensured by the concerned authority: 1) Probe & Action: Updates on the probe initiated in Mar 2016 as per news reports be released to media and the immediate discontinuation of all snag-prone, defunct A320 aircrafts that are deemed unfit for use. 2) Policy be made and implemented for total refund by all airlines in case of negligence, and not only in case of disasters or delays. 3) Passenger right to information Awareness program: a) Television advertisement to be issued in Public Interest to create awareness on passenger rights, safety and refund policies. b) Transparency: Passengers be given access to the information on aircraft’s condition (certification/ approval) while booking. Technological innovation may be required. Eg. The final surveillance result/updated condition of an aircraft be linked to an automated inflight announcement like: "This plane does not endanger flight safety" and the same approval while booking is automatically provided. OR "This flight is deemed unfit for use", etc. before booking.  4) Evacuation procedure & instructions: Please incorporate more detailed instructions & procedures: a) My seat was at the emergency exit. Luckily I asked the air hostess to repeat instructions because she was hasty. (Of course, during the evacuation they were calm and put us ahead.) The passengers at the emergency exit need to be asked to repeat/ demonstrate what they'll do/ have understood. b) In the chaos, it was difficult to understand who was shouting instructions were they even right, to throw the door outside once you yank it open, the slide at the middle emergency gate is to the left not straight out in the front like others and how to slide to avoid injury.

Malvika Vazalwar
59 supporters