Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Faith & Politics November 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm The best place for the Church is out of politics. There is no winning when the Church gets involved. However, members of the Church are more than welcome to make friends and enemies as such may be without involving the Institution in the process. Yes, I remember the Lincoln-Douglas debates myself, as well as the war that never ended. Election 2016, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Robert Plunkett says: Donald Trump, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 3, 2016 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME November 3, 2016 at 9:57 pm Followed immediately by war,alas. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ronald Davin says: Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC November 14, 2016 at 1:22 am I love and respect any word from Brian Baker’s lips. I wish to be able to hear more!is there a place to read Brian’s full discourse on the election? I have found him to be “the true Christian” in my life. I do not practice a Christian religion, but I do practice a spiritual way of living.Having been raised Catholic I have a deep love for Mary and Im learning more all the time aboutwhat a great Christian Jesus was. Maybe the first and maybe the only? The deep love and respect that Brian has for all life is to me what Jesus would want us all to be. November 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm If you thought this election lacked civility you should have heard the Lincoln – Douglas debates, (when I was young) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR cheryl Welch says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Dr. William A Flint, MDiv, PhD says: November 7, 2016 at 11:16 pm There was more going on than the Lincoln-Douglas debate in those years. PECUSA *not* supporting the abolition of slavery was political. How can we be incarnational and not comment on the world.?How is “thy kingdom come…on earth as in heaven…” not political? Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Byron Rushing says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Comments (5) Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal News Service] For many Americans, the Nov. 8 general election can’t come soon enough, and not because they’re excited about it.More than half (52 percent) of American adults report the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, research by the American Psychological Association shows. Democrats (55 percent) and Republicans (59 percent) are statistically equally likely to say the election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress.The distress goes beyond who wins or loses.“I think there’s a great deal of anxiety about the lack of civility and [the] divisiveness” that surrounds this election, said the Very Rev. Brian Baker, dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento, California, in a recent interview with Episcopal News Service. “All of the judging, the polarizing, the clumping people into groups, the fear-mongering – all of that corrodes the soul of our communities.”Baker said he believes that this election season is a time for the church to witness to a different way of being, to embody what he calls “the sharp distinction” between the church’s culture and that of the world. For instance, he said, raising children in a church community is “becoming less optional … if you want your child to be part of a community that really is talking about respecting the dignity of every human being.”To that point, a survey by the Teaching Tolerance project found teachers reporting an increase in bullying of students whose races, religions or nationalities have been targeted by candidates. Teachers are also noticing what the report calls an “alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom.” More than 40 percent of teachers surveyed said they are hesitant to teach about the election.As the political climate has intensified, some congregations have held gatherings for their members to talk about their concerns and to discern how to respond faithfully to this season. Some have run voter-registration efforts and others plan election eve and Election Day prayer vigils.“All the Episcopalians who are raising this concern now are right on target,” the Hon. Byron Rushing, the assistant majority leader in the Massachusetts House of Representatives who is also vice president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, told ENS, adding that this attention feels unprecedented to him.St. George’s Episcopal Church in Texas City, Texas, north of Galveston, have enlisted the help of local Boy Scout troops, businesses and neighbors to create literal signs of hope to place around the community and remind people that coming together in unity is paramount in what the church calls “a contentious and toxic election year.” Five hundred hand-painted signs of the word “hope” will be blessed at the church on Nov. 19 during the church’s annual bazaar as a reminder that “the bigger story is always one of hope and love,” said the Rev. Robin Reeves, rector. “Our hope is that our community will come together following the elections, no matter who is elected, for the good of our community, the nation and for the good of our kid’s future,” she said, adding that the sign painters hope people will “choose love over fear.” Photo: St. George’s Episcopal ChurchThe Rev. Emily Mellott, rector of Calvary Church in Lombard, Illinois, hosted one such discussion in mid-October.“What we talked about was mostly about how to find the ground of our faith when the public discourse is so divided and feels so far from our values and faith,” she told ENS. “We talked about reading the psalms and the prophets to connect with other times when God’s people have felt lost in the chaos – it’s a model of how to stay in touch with God when it feels like God is far from the mess.”The attendees also talked about looking for the values of the baptismal covenant in the election news and debate, such as respect and justice, and for what Mellott called the “related values like integrity, patience, humility.”“And then one person reminded us that – as an antidote to the fear about whether our democracy will survive – the mission of the church will go on no matter who wins,” Mellott said. “She suggested that confidence in that helps her treat the fears of this election season as a distraction, not a central issue, and it allows us to focus on what is important in our faith.”Obviously, those sorts of discussions are not aimed at advocating for one candidate versus another or one party versus another. They are not even aimed at achieving agreement.“There really are helpful disagreements that we can have,” the Rev. Pamela Dolan, rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Town and Country, Missouri, west of St. Louis, told ENS. “If we’re all in the same place about everything all the time, I’m not sure why [anyone would] go to church. What can you get from that? Have somebody tell you what you already know, make you feel good about what you already believe? I’m not interested in that and I hope that people want a little bit more substance than that. I think most people do.”The goal of such conversations, Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Budde told ENS, ought to center on “how to find a way for every voice to be heard, allow people to speak their own truth and then to allow the community to move forward in a way that is part of the reconciliation we need” beyond the church community.The “distress and angst” before and after the election, Rushing said, gives the church “one more opportunity to speak about our understanding of reconciliation.”Such an approach goes a long way towards creating an environment of “love and mutual support even with people with whom we disagree or might be afraid of,” Baker said. It is also one way that churches can, he suggested, help their members develop spiritual practices to “exercise muscles that let us live with less fear and exercise muscles that help us live with less judgment.”Another such practice, Baker said, is the gospel-based call to pray for one’s enemies, “and not that they change their minds but that they have life without suffering and the cause of suffering,” echoing the intention of some Buddhist prayers. All of those practices combine to form the model that churches can present to the world as “the gold standard of how we live with one another in community” and as the way to respond to the “deeper issues” that have surfaced in this election, he said.The days after Nov. 8 hold the possibility of more, albeit possibly different, stress given pre-election rhetoric about the legitimacy of the election, coupled with the sense of winners and losers, and worry about the damage done to the democratic process.The church needs to provide opportunities outside of the liturgy to both the church community and the neighborhood for “open but healthy conversation,” the Rev. Bill Brosend, professor of New Testament and preaching at the School of Theology at the University of the South, told ENS.“We can give people the chance to look at their fears and angers, and see how much of them are genuine,” he said. “I would hope that every parish is setting up special times before and after the election, and giving people a place” to talk about the stress and to remember that God cares about them.The intensity of the feelings evoked by the election cycle may dissipate over time but, “we need to be providing after-care,” Brosend said. The need for Christians “to bring faith to the political conversation in an intellectually challenging way” will still be present.Rushing offered some practical post-election tactics. Immediately after the election, he said, people should take a look at how the vote went in the areas where their members lives. Seeing how many people voted for each presidential nominee will hint at possible community divisions between perceived winners and losers. “The fact that people voted differently means that they had a different view of, at least, their government, let alone the society that they’re in, and the feeling that they were not being heard,” he said.Rushing added that the question to ask in the immediate aftermath of Nov. 8 is “How do you go forward in a nation divided when those divisions are not immediately showing up at your doorstep?”One way is for churches to host conversations with people across the political spectrum “in a somewhat public and safe space.”“Invite people in; they might come and they might not come, but give it a go” so that people know the church is a place to which they can come, he said. He acknowledged that such hosting might be very new for most congregations.“I can’t think of a time of something like this happening,” Rushing said. “Everybody who wants to engage in reconciliation around this particular time in our history has to know that they’re all going to be on the cutting edge,” he said.Read more about itNonpartisan and ecumenical resources for Nov. 6 Vote Faithfully Sunday, including prayer and worship resources, a voter commitment card, information about how to get out the vote in your congregation and more, are here. Staff from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, the Episcopal Church and United Church of Christ created the resources.A 30-day cycle of prayer, called for by Forward Movement, began Oct. 6. The cycle includes weekly PDFs with prayers for each day. The entire cycle is available for download in a single PDF. The final prayer is for Nov. 9. The downloads, one in English and another in Spanish, are here.The Episcopal Church’s Election Engagement Toolkit is here and the accompanying website is here.The Internal Revenue Service’s guide for election engagement activities, titled “Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations,” is here.The Pew Research Center for Religion & Public Life’s resource “Preaching Politics from the Pulpit” includes this question-and-answer section that unpacks the IRS rules.The Nonprofit Vote website includes more resources on what churches legally can and cannot do during election season.Previous ENS coverage of the 2016 election is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Episcopalians on ‘cutting edge’ with election season pastoral care Churches have role to play in helping people with political anxiety Course Director Jerusalem, Israel
ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/117091/villa-t-architrend-architecture Clipboard Italy Save this picture!© Umberto Agnello+ 26 Share 2007 Photographs: Umberto AgnelloText description provided by the architects. The context is agricultural, a plateau with sandstone walls to divide the various portions of property. Once marked by the productive outposts of the “masserie”, farms with cultivated fields and cattle, today the Ibleo territory has changed its look. Instead of scattered farmhouses, isolated and divided by farmlands, construction has gradually filled spaces, erasing the network of isolated architectural complexes gathered around courtyards, like ‘pacific forts’. Nevertheless, the site of this project has partially conserved that precious idea of ‘isolation’, and the whole design comes to grips with this context, constructing a direct relationship with the landscape, faced openly on two sides, while emerging from it thanks to an eloquent contemporary design. Save this picture!© Umberto AgnelloRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsThe program of the compositional process is that of a large single-family house, alone at the center of a meadow, bordered by the free, linear horizon of the plateau. Here, in the midst of the grassy terrain, treated as virgin land for construction, the architecture stands out clearly as a complete entity with definite limits. But its borders are not ‘introverted’, they are open to visual enjoyment of the outside world, through the creation of outdoor living spaces, rooms without walls that become parts of the overall solution. Save this picture!© Umberto AgnelloThe relationship with the context and the sequence of the three stacked floors relies on a sort of continuous architectural ribbon that reinterprets the flavor of the Mediterranean home, developing, bending to form rooms and the roof, outdoor zones raised from the meadow like platforms, porticos and overhangs, balconies and terraces. A solid facade clad in stone, to the north, is flanked by the harmonious antithesis of the southern and eastern facades, fully glazed and open to the greenery. Save this picture!© Umberto AgnelloThey reveal the two-storey height of the living area, with the mono-beam staircase leading to the first floor, containing a studio zone and a bedroom. The daytime area is joined to the kitchen, located in the lower volume, while the luminous living and dining area emphasizes the double height of the construction, with its large pitched roof. The master bedroom zone with bath and closet is located behind the living area. The sequence living-dining-kitchen encounters two outdoor spaces: on one side, facing the living room, a terrace at ground level connects to a recessed patio faced by the underground spaces, with two bedrooms and a den, shaded for cool comfort. Save this picture!© Umberto AgnelloBehind the kitchen, connected by a full-height glazing, an external portico is like a room without walls, open to the surrounding lawn. The white stucco and stone facings that wrap the forceful geometric design, highlighted by a red floor marker that interrupts the high corner glazing, the planes that combine, in a dynamic way, around the sloping roof, reveal the pursuit of a ‘possible Mediterranean style’ that pays attention to local history, but without copying, ready for experimentation with new possibilities.Save this picture!© Umberto AgnelloProject gallerySee allShow less’Palladio at Work’ Exhibition at The Canadian Centre for ArchitectureArticlesTop 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2010Articles Share Villa T / Architrend ArchitectureSave this projectSaveVilla T / Architrend Architecture “COPY” Area: 310 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Villa T / Architrend Architecture Architects: Architrend Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/117091/villa-t-architrend-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeArchitrend ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesItalyPublished on March 11, 2011Cite: “Villa T / Architrend Architecture” 11 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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RSF_en News May 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government imposes news blackout on bombings, gives low casualty figures May 31, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts MyanmarAsia – Pacific News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association today condemned the news blackout imposed by the authorities on coverage of three bomb blasts that took place almost simultaneously in two supermarkets and a busy convention centre in Rangoon on 7 May.”Once again the Burmese junta has deprived the public of access to the information it needs,” the two organizations said. “It is unacceptable that the authorities should prevent journalists from covering such major occurrences.”According to the authorities, 19 people were killed and 160 were injured in the explosions. But these figures are way below those given by witnesses and diplomatic sources, who estimate that at least 40 people died and 200 were injured.A newspaper editor told the two organizations that no reporters were allowed to visit hospitals in the capital to seek more accurate casualty figures. The police also denied journalists access to Yay-Way cemetery, one of the biggest in Rangoon. “Not only were we not allowed to do any investigative work, but we were also forced to publish nothing but the statements issued by the authorities,” the editor said.In an even more ridiculous move, the authorities banned newspapers from putting the date and cause of death in death announcements. At the same time, the death announcements and obituary page on the government website Myanma Alin has been inaccessible since the bombings.The information minister, Gen. Kyaw San, and the interior minister, Gen. Maung Oo, were both extremely evasive when questioned about the explosions by foreign journalists at a news conference on 15 May. MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Myanmar News Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association today condemned the news blackout imposed by the authorities on coverage of three bomb blasts that took place almost simultaneously in two supermarkets and a busy convention centre in Rangoon on 7 May. “Once again the Burmese junta has deprived the public of access to the information it needs,” the two organizations said. ”
December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by the way the Iraqi authorities prevented the news media from covering bombings in Baghdad and the southern province of Babil on 19 and 20 August and an ensuing emergency parliamentary debate, in what appears to have been deliberate security policy.“We wonder why the Iraqi authorities forbade journalists to approach the scenes of the bombings and interview victims” Reporters Without Borders said. “Was it to reduce the broadcasting of shocking images? Was it to conceal successful terrorist operations? Was it to cover up the ineffectiveness of those in charge of internal security? More transparency is needed from the Iraqi authorities, who should allow journalists to work freely.”Many journalists were obstructed and manhandled by security forces when they tried to cover the two truck bombs that exploded on 19 August in Baghdad, one outside the foreign ministry and the other outside the finance ministry, exposing the inadequacies of the new internal security plan drawn up by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is also head of the security forces, following the withdrawal of US forces from the cities.The next day, three journalists were prevented from photographing and filming the funerals of victims near Baghdad’s Al Tab Al ‘Adli hospital. Although they showed a permit issued by the Baghdad operational command and the health ministry, they were physically attacked by an interior ministry official accompanied by plain-clothes police.Reuters photographer Tha’ir Al Sudani, cameraman Haydar Kadhim Noor and Shehab Ahmed, a photographer with the European Pressphoto Agency, were also detained for several hours by hospital security guards.In Al Hillah, 100 km south of Baghdad, print and broadcast media personnel, including the correspondents of the satellite TV stations Al Hurra, Al Sumariya and Al Rasheed and Radio Sawa were denied entry to the main hospital after a series of bombings in the city and the surrounding province of Babil on 20 August that killed more than 65 people.The security forces prevented them from talking to hospitalised survivors or other witnesses of the bombing on the orders of the hospital administration, which was acting on instructions received from the health ministry in Baghdad, one of the reporters said.The same hostile policy towards the press was pursued the next day, 21 August, when only 60 of Iraq’s 440 parliamentarians turned up for an emergency meeting of parliament to discuss the adoption of new security measures following the failure of the security forces to prevent the wave of bombings of the past two days.First deputy chairman of the parliament, Khalid Al Attiyah demanded the expulsion of all the journalists present in the parliament building and issued a formal ban on any press coverage of the meeting and its content for security reasons. Al Ittijah TV reporter Mufid Hamid was manhandled by the first deputy chairman’s bodyguards as the media were being expelled from parliament. The expulsion and the accompanying use of violence against journalists were filmed and broadcast by local TV stations.The Iraqi Union of Journalists and several parliamentarians including Maha Al Dawri, Fawzi Akram and Hassan Al Rabi’i have condemned the decisions to exclude the media from the parliamentary debate and impede coverage of the wave of bombings, its consequences and, in general, the government’s anti-terrorism policies. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Receive email alerts News News August 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Internal security threats suddenly off-limits for news media December 16, 2020 Find out more
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Top Stories[Breaking][Elderly Man Tied To Bed For Not Paying Hospital Bills] MP HC Takes Cognizance On Dr Ashwani Kumar’s Letter to CJI, Issues Notices To Centre & State LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Jun 2020 9:49 PMShare This – xBased on a reference made by the Chief Justice of India, the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday took cognizance of a tragic incident in the state where an elderly man suffering from Covid was tied to a bed, after he allegedly failed to make payment of fees for his treatment at a hospital in Shajapur District based on a letter written by Former Law Minister and Seniorr Advocate Dr….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginBased on a reference made by the Chief Justice of India, the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday took cognizance of a tragic incident in the state where an elderly man suffering from Covid was tied to a bed, after he allegedly failed to make payment of fees for his treatment at a hospital in Shajapur District based on a letter written by Former Law Minister and Seniorr Advocate Dr. Ashwani Kumar On the instructions of the CJI, the Supreme Court Registry had forwarded the letter to the High Court, penned by Former Law Minister and Seniorr Advocate Dr. Ashwani Kumar, seeking implementation of the fundamental right to die with dignity. A bench of Chief Justice AK Mittal and Justice Vijay Kumar Shukla has decided to treat the letter as a PIL and has issued notices to the Union of India through Secretary, Ministry of Health, New Delhi; State of Madhya Pradesh through Principal Secretary, Department of Health; Collector, Shajapur, District Shajapur; and Chief Medical Officer, District Hospital, Shajapur. The court has asked them to file their response before the next date of hearing. On June 6, a viral video showed that an 80 year old man was tied to the hospital bed, at Shajapur’s City Hospital, after he and his family were unable to clear hospital bills for treatment of Covid-19. Assistant Solicitor General JK Jain and Additional Advocate General RK Verma, who accepted notice on behalf of the Centre and the State, informed the court that appropriate action had already been initiated against the concerned Hospital and an FIR had been lodged. They further informed the court that the person who was detained by the concerned hospital had also been freed, after waiving the bills. Taking these submissions on record, the bench has posted the matter for hearing on July 6, 2020. As indicated in Dr. Kumar’s letter, the man’s family alleged that the hospital administration tied his legs and hands to bed after he failed to pay Rs 11,000. “We had deposited a bill of Rs 5,000 at the time of admission but when the treatment took a few more days, we did not have the money to pay the bill,” said his daughter. The hospital, however, maintained that he was tied because he was having convulsions because of electrolyte imbalance. “He was having convulsions because of electrolyte imbalance. We tied him so that he could not hurt himself,” said a doctor at the hospital. The doctor also added that the hospital had waived off their bill on humanitarian grounds. After the reports surfaced, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took note of the matter and promised to take strict action against the hospital. The district hospital and Shajapur district administration also ordered a probe into the matter. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story