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27th October 2016
Running clinics is not a commercial activity: High Court
 
Vaibhav Ganjapure | Times of India | Oct 25, 2016

"A clinic run by a private doctor or their partnership firm can't come under the definition of 'commercial establishment' as per the Bombay Shops and Establishments Act, 1948, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has held. 

Pronouncing the verdict on the plea filed by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) challenging the validity of Section 2 (7) of the Act, a division bench comprising justice Vasanti Naik and justice Indira Jain, made it clear that doctors or their partnership firms come under the category of 'professionals'.

While quashing an amendment of 1977 carried out in the Bombay Shops and Establishments Act, 1948, the judges termed it as ultra vires (beyond the powers). The Maharashtra government through an amendment had brought all these professionals under the Act's ambit through an amendment and issued notices to them in 2005. They were threatened with imposition of fine which will increase with each passing day.
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Day two of Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI)'s MTNL Perfect Health Mela educates school children about the prevention of modern day health epidemics 

Key events included Heritage, Harmony, and eco-fest, which were attended by over 3000 students 
 
Topics covered include the prevention of lifestyle, water-borne and environment related diseases such as obesity,heart disease, diharrea, chikungunya, dengue,  & malaria, etc.
 
New Delhi, 26th October 2016: To ensure the health and well-being of a nation and to tackle the increasing incidence of lifestyle disorders from its very root, early preventive health education is extremely important. Keeping this in mind, the 23rd edition of Heart Care Foundation of India’s annual flagship event, the MTNL Perfect Health Mela dedicated its second day to inter-school competitions all themed around preventive health.

Various competitions such as Indian classical dance, instrumental orchestra, eco-model creation, collage making along with paper bag making were held. The topics included saving mother earth, preventing water and mosquito-borne diseases by keeping one's environment clean, prevention of the depletion of the ozone layer for a cancer free society amongst others.
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