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21st June 2018
Emergency medical expenses of senior citizens to be borne by state Govt., says Uttarakhand High Court

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri and Ira Gupta

The Uttarakhand High Court has held that the cost of medical expenses of senior citizens in case of emergency is to be borne by the state government.

In a Public Interest Litigation titled as "Senior Citizen Welfare Organisation & another versus State of Uttarakhand & another" bearing Writ Petition (PIL) No. 52 of 2013, the Hon’ble Division Bench of the High Court of Uttarakhand, Nanital Bench while dealing with the petition which was filed for protecting the rights of the senior citizen as per the provisions of the Maintenance and Welfare of the Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, the Hon’ble High Court has vide judgment dated 12.06.2018 held that the senior citizens in case of emergency shall be taken to the nearest hospital for treatment and the cost of conveyance shall be borne by the State Government including the medical expenditure as well as of ambulance.... read more


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Ban trans-fats in restaurants: HCFI
Consumption of these can cause weight gain, heart problems, and even diabetes
New Delhi, 20th June 2018: In a significant move, the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) has written to the health ministry requesting a ban on the use of trans fats in the restaurants. This follows the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) ban of artificial trans fats from American restaurants and grocery store food items recently. The FDA deemed trans fats unsafe in 2015 and gave companies until June 18, 2018 to eliminate the ingredient.

Trans fats have been a staple in the tastiest junk foods for more than 100 years. The FDA ban applies to artificial trans fats, which are made chemically by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated oil is also trans-fat). Trans fats increases the shelf life of packaged foods, and restaurants like to use it as oil for deep frying because it doesn't need to be changed as often as other oils.

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