La Administración Wolf anuncia fondos para contratar y retener médicos en áreas desatendidas de Pennsylvania

first_img Español,  Healthcare,  Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció que el Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania publicó una convocatoria de solicitudes para el Programa de amortización de préstamos relativos a la atención primaria de Pennsylvania. Este programa aporta fondos para contratar y retener a los proveedores de atención primaria que trabajan en áreas donde hay escasez de profesionales médicos.“La amortización de préstamos es crucial para convocar y retener proveedores en las áreas con mayor necesidad de servicios de atención médica en nuestro estado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Me complace poder poner fondos a disposición de aquellos profesionales comprometidos a prestar sus servicios donde más se necesitan”.“Consultar periódicamente a un proveedor médico es uno de los pasos más importantes que una persona puede dar para mejorar su salud”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine. “Esta financiación nos ayuda a garantizar que quienes viven en áreas desatendidas tengan acceso a servicios médicos primarios, dentales y de la salud del comportamiento. Queremos asegurarnos de que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan la posibilidad de recibir tratamiento con regularidad en un lugar que les resulte conveniente”.En este momento, el departamento cuenta con un total de $625,000 dólares en fondos estatales y federales disponibles para estas nuevas adjudicaciones, y espera que a medida que se disponga de más fondos, pueda brindar más asistencia.El programa de amortización de préstamos del estado proporciona la amortización de préstamos relativos a la educación a los profesionales médicos que brindan atención médica primaria, dental o de salud del comportamiento en áreas designadas como Áreas de escasez de profesionales de la salud (HPSA, por sus siglas en inglés), o a proveedores que atienden pacientes de bajos ingresos que representan el 30% de sus pacientes.Las HPSA son áreas designadas a nivel federal donde hay escasez de profesionales de la salud. Por ejemplo, un área con escasez de proveedores que atienden a un grupo de población específico, como las personas de bajos ingresos, se identifica como HPSA.Los profesionales de atención primaria elegibles incluyen médicos (atención primaria y psiquiatras), dentistas generales, asistentes médicos profesionales, enfermeras profesionales certificadas, enfermeras parteras certificadas, higienistas dentales, psicólogos, trabajadores sociales clínicos habilitados, consejeros profesionales habilitados y terapeutas matrimoniales y familiares.La amortización de préstamos se ofrece a los profesionales médicos aprobados a cambio de dos años de servicio en un sitio de práctica de atención primaria aprobado.Para obtener más información sobre el programa de amortización de préstamos, visite el sitio de Internet del Departamento de Salud en www.health.pa.gov o síganos en Facebook y Twitter.View this information in English. August 20, 2020 La Administración Wolf anuncia fondos para contratar y retener médicos en áreas desatendidas de Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Empty stadium may help us at Man City, Arsenal’s Arteta says

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Arsenal face four successive away games when English football resumes next week, but with stadiums closed to fans, manager Mikel Arteta believes that run is not as daunting as it could be.The Spaniard takes his side to Manchester City in the English Premier League on Wednesday, before trips to Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton. It is a run that will be crucial if Arsenal are to mount a challenge for a top-four finish.They then travel to Sheffield United in the FA Cup.Arteta knows how tough a trip to Manchester City will be, having served as Pep Guardiola’s assistant there until returning to manage his former club in December.But he says the unusual circumstances forced by the COVID-19 pandemic will level the playing field.“I hope it is (an advantage),” Arteta, whose team were on a three-match winning streak but still down in ninth spot when the Premier League shut down in March, said. “It’s going to help. Football is passion and energy and when you lose that, things balance much more in my opinion.“But I know how strong they are and what they are able to do if they are all switched on on the day.”Arsenal have only two away wins to their name this season, but next Wednesday will feel almost like a fresh start.Arteta, who himself caught coronavirus in March, believes the three-month stoppage will create difficulties for all clubs.“We’ve played friendly games, but that’s not a Premier League rhythm at all,” he said. “I think it will be very difficult to sustain big rhythms for 90 minutes for the first few games. “We were on a really good run before we stopped. The aim is to be a better team than we were then.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: ArsenalManchester CityMikel ArtetaPep Guardiolalast_img read more

Police rejection of rape report is deeply disturbing

first_imgDear Editor,I am totally disturbed by news reports that ranks of the Guyana Police Force in New Amsterdam refused to take seriously a rape report by a 58-year-old Berbice woman and humiliated the victim at the Police station.It is detestable and totally inexcusable that Police Officers whose duty is to “protect and serve” would stoop so low as to disrespect and embarrass a senior citizen making a report at the height of her suffering after being the victim of a vicious attack and rape. This abominable act not only disgraces the officers in question, but by extension, the entire Police Force.Police Officers are at the service of every man, woman and child within the jurisdiction of Guyana. When any person approaches members of the Police Force with a report about a crime, their first order of business is to take the report seriously and investigate the circumstances immediately. It does not matter if the person making the report is a beggar or a “junkie”, they are required to investigate because crimes are committed against all persons, no matter what is their station in life. Even vagrants on the streets have been robbed.No Police Officer has a right to humiliate any citizen for any reason.Dealing with reports of crimes at Police stations, especially serious crimes like murder or rape, cannot be left to the ‘whim and fancy’ of junior officers on duty. There must be a reliable and effective system in place at every Police outpost to record accurately and follow up on citizens’ reports to the Police. This is standard Police procedure worldwide and that is how it should be in Guyana as well.Police salaries are paid for by the citizens of this country through their tax dollars and every citizen, male or female, rich or poor, sick or well, educated or uneducated, has a right to protection and attention. This is the basic reality in any civilised and sane society.According to the news item, the position of the Cops on duty was that the woman is a beggar and a junkie so: who would want to rape her? This is contemptible rubbish. I am aware that elderly women over 80 years old have been raped and murdered in the Bourda area of Georgetown, up to recent times. All Police ought to know that perverts will rape anyone, anywhere, anytime.I have seen and read and known of women 85 years old and over being raped and murdered in Wakenaam and I know of other cases of these same monstrous acts being committed by young men against elderly women in Berbice. In recent times, there have been reports of old women at home alone being attacked, raped and murdered. You cannot tell me the Police do not know about such cases.Therefore, I am upset and disappointed that trained Police Officers acted like total ignoramuses in this matter by rejecting the rape report of this senior citizen because they looked at her and decided she may be a “junkie” or beggar and no one would want to rape her. Who gave them the right to judge her? Who gave them the authority to condemn her?This is a great shame and severe indictment of the Guyana Police Force. It shows that there are ranks on duty at Police stations who are unfit to do their job with fairness and professionalism. The way they treated this woman will cause citizens to lose confidence in the Police and this could escalate feelings of insecurity and fear among law-abiding persons.If the reports are true about the abominable conduct of the ranks in this case, then the Guyana Police Force needs to do massive damage-control to restore the confidence of the people. This case demands an immediate and complete investigation; if the officers are guilty, they must be publicly humbled and punished by the top brass of the Police Force.There is no other way to deal with this. Every citizen across the board has a right to Police protection, including the criminal.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Srlast_img read more

British MPs Support Indian Groups Who Want Action Over Tricolor Desecration

first_imgSeveral British politicians have expressed their support for Indian diaspora groups who want action against those who desecrated the Indian flag and attacked a journalist during anti-India protests in London during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city in April.Indian-origin British MP Virendra Sharma, chair of the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), Labour Party MP Seema Malhotra and Conservative Party MP Bob Blackman expressed their “concern” over the incident, which had taken place during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). India had said that it was “deeply anguished” over the incident.The United Kingdom government had apologized to India on April 19 over the incident. The tricolor flag was torn down from an official flag post, torn, stomped on and burnt on April 18 at Parliament Square while Modi was in London for the meeting.“We are very concerned by this incident, which involved damage to property and a violation of freedom of speech involving an Indian journalist (Aaj Tak journalist Loveena Tandon). It is important that community groups take the lead on this and pursue this issue,” Sharma said on May 14, according to the Press Trust of India.The Indian diaspora has also started a petition, which has been signed by more than 21,700 people, demanding “action against the culprits who brought down Indian flag” and tore it “under the watchful eyes of British police,” according to the Hindu.“It is vital that all the physical evidence available is gathered together and lodged with the police in the form of a criminal complaint,” said Blackman, who had planned to initiate cross-party Early Day Motion (EDM) in the Commons on the tricolor desecration issue. He was on May 14 given a letter addressed to British Prime Minister Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street by Indian Supreme Court advocate EV Venugopal.“These demonstrators were raising slogans calling for the creation of ‘Khalistan’ and Kashmiri separatism. It is clear these purveyors of hatred will never limit their actions to non-violent protest. Their ideology invariably culminates in violence against the innocent,” the letter says, according to PTI.“We received an allegation of assault on April 19 relating to an incident in Parliament Square on April 18. No arrests. Enquiries continue,” a Metropolitan Police statement said.Venugopal, who offered his services to the India diaspora groups, said that there was enough evidence for the police to take suo moto action against the protesters for criminal conspiracy. He added that his group will also consider requesting the International Criminal Court to take cognizance. Related ItemsBritish IndianUnited Kingdomlast_img read more