Buses on marriage duty, people suffer on Chhattisgarh roads

Praful Chandel is reporting from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. He says I am standing at the road going to Ratanpur and normally 150-200 buses ply on this route. But today only 20-25 buses have operated and rest have gone for marriage parties. It is time to demand restart of govt owned state transport corporation. He requests others to report if they are also facing the same problem. He says go and talk to people stranding on bus stand and raise your voice. For more Praful ji can be reached at 09575258495

Posted on: Apr 25, 2012. Tags: CHHATTISGARH PRAFUL CHANDEL

Is profitability the only criteria for privatisation of a public service?

The government bus service is being privatised. Here Praful speaks of the experience of a health worker who was stranded without any way to reach the patient to the hospital. After waiting from morning to evening, she had to return home,hire a private vehicle to take the patient.
The situation is very bad at this time because this is the marriage season, and the private bus operators have hired out their buses to higher bidders. There is no control over them at all.
Should we not be considering the impact of privatisation beyond profit, questions Praful ji. he can be contacted at 9753440835

Posted on: Apr 19, 2012. Tags: Praful Chandel

Ambulance refused to take pregnant woman hospital at 2 am!

Praful Chandel from Bilaspur Chhattisgarh is talking to a woman who tells her experience with 108 Ambulence service of the Govt. She says we were taking the pregnant woman to hospital at the middle of the night but petrol got finished and had to call 108. The ambulance came but refused to take us to hospital where operation facility is available. They insisted they can take us only to the nearby health center where there is no operation facility and left us to find our way at 2 in the morning. For more Praful Ji can be reached at 09575258495

Posted on: Mar 03, 2012. Tags: Praful Chandel

Report on Swara helps people suffering from Malaria

Praful Chandel from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh says that one week ago he reported on Swara about people suffering from malaria in his area. Soon after the news reached people, mainstream press got in touch with him and followed it up with the villagers. The health administration got the news and helped the sufferers. Praful ji thanks CGNet Swara and encourages people to call and report. He can be contacted on 09575258495

Posted on: Dec 27, 2011. Tags: Praful Chandel

Hira Singh Gond may die of malaria tonight...

Praful Chandel from Achanakmar Tiger reserve in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh is telling us about Hira Singh Gond who is suffering from cerebral malaria and struggling with his life. Doctors have given him a 50:50 chance. Hira was taken to a Govt hospital where no doctor was available. Praful says Hira should be cured by a medication for 2 days but how long these people will keep dying for these curable diseases? For more Praful ji can be reached at 09575258495

Posted on: Dec 22, 2011. Tags: Praful Chandel

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