March , 2021
15:34 pm

B.E. Bureau


Blue Star to expand its commercial refrigeration footprint

Blue Star Limited to further support the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors launched a new range of commercial refrigeration products and solutions which are ideal for storing vaccines. These are Ice Lined Refrigerators (+2°C to +8°C) and Vaccine Transporters (+8°C to -20°C). B Thiagarajan, Managing Director, Blue Star Limited, said, “The need for commercial refrigeration in India is increasingly becoming vital across industries be it for pharmaceutical or healthcare, agriculture, hospitality, food processing, or dairy, amongst others. In fact compared to the developed countries, commercial refrigeration adoption in India is only at a sub-5% level, which translates into huge opportunities for us.”

Signify enters the fans category in India with EcoLink brand

Signify announced that it is launching fans in India, marking its first entry into this huge market. The new products will be launched under the EcoLink brand, which was launched in India in 2019. EcoLink’s current portfolio features more than 300 lighting products. Commenting on this development, Sumit Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India Limited said, “Fans is a big market segment in India, and this makes it a very suitable proposition to further strengthen our strong EcoLink brand, which received an overwhelming response from customers since its launch in 2019 in the lighting and switches segments.”

HCG EKO Cancer Centre Kolkata launches Orthopedic Oncology Services 

To create accessibility comprehensive cancer care, HCG EKO Cancer Centre Kolkata announced the launch of dedicated Orthopedic Oncology services led by the team of experienced doctors. Dr. Pramod S Chinder, Director and Head of the Department- Orthopedic Oncology, HCG Cancer Hospital India said “We were the first hospital to operate using computer assisted navigation system and the first to do the massive allograft bone reconstruction. Bone cancer is one of the rarest diseases. Bone cancer is seen in young children and 70% of the cases are curable if diagnosed early and treated with chemotherapy, removal of the tumour or reconstruction.”

Kolkata gets its first exclusive liver clinic

MGM Healthcare has setup their first-ever ‘MGM Liver Clinic’ in Kolkata. Dr. Thiagarajan S, Director, Institute of Liver Diseases, Transplant and HPB surgery, MGM Healthcare, Chennai and Dr. Ravi R, Senior Consultant and Academic Director, will be available for consultation of all liver-related ailments. Dr. Thiagarajan S said, “Chronic viral infection of liver, sedentary lifestyle, alcohol intake and fatty food intake are the leading causes of liver diseases. With the latest advances in treatments such as minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic liver surgeries, even complex liver and bile duct surgeries can be done.”

BMB focuses on New Technology in Cardiac Care 

Eminent cardiologists and cardiac surgeons of BM Birla Heart Research Centre have witnessed the advancement of technological innovations. Cardiologists, Dr. Anil Mishra, Dr. Anjan Siotia, Dr. Ashok B Malpani, Dr. Dhiman Kahali, Dr. Tarun Praharaj, Dr. Shuvo Dutta, Dr. Sabyasachi Pal and Cardiac Surgeons like Dr. Manoj Daga and Dr. Ratan Das shared insights regarding that. The Intra Vascular Lithotripsy or the Shock Boom Therapy, leadless pacemakers and the new Gallart Device (CRTD) were some of the topics of discussion. Dr. Simmardeep Gill, COO, CK Birla Hospitals said, “As BMB enters its 31st anniversary, we would like to focus on the innovative robust digital transformation

ICSI organised a press conference

CS Nagendra D Rao, President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) while addressing a press conference stated, “ICSI has taken various initiatives towards growth and development of the members, students and the profession by undertaking extensive career counselling, professional development programmes and infrastructure development, ICSI vision 2022 and globalisation of profession.” ICSI has signed an MOU with Indian Institute of Management Calcutta with the objective to facilitate a comprehensive partnership for imparting knowledge and skills. CS Devendra Deshpande,VP, ICSI, CS Sudhir Kr Banthiya, Chairman, EIRC of ICSI and CS Deepak Kr Khaitan, Council Member, ICSI  were also present.

UFOERN intensifies agitation

UFOERN (the United Forum of Officers, Employees and Retirees of NABARD) is on agitation for nearly one and a half years now under the banner of UFOERN (the United Forum of Officers, Employees and Retirees of NABARD) but have now decided to intensify the agitation with gate demonstrations, wearing black badges, sitting on dharna and finally a full day strike on long pending pension related issues. Allowances and superannuation benefits of the employees and ex-employees were to be protected and revised and pension was cemented over the years in all the 7 bipartite wage settlements. But the revisions made over last eight years in the Pension Regulations of RBI with the approval of the Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, government of India are yet to be approved by DFS for NABARD, thereby creating a disparity among the employees of NABARD.





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