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Consumer Guidance Seminar on Medical Insurance - Part 1: Introduction and Present Day Challenges in Medical Insurance

December 5, 2017 Bharath Kumar K., Consultant

CAG, Chennai organized a consumer guidance seminar on October 05, 2016, to discuss the complexities in the medical insurance industry and to increase consumers’ awareness about the intricacies specific to this field . This is the first of a series of five blogs discussing the day’s events and addressing issues raised over the course of the programme. The five blogs are listed together below for viewers’ convenience.

BWPs: Bulk Waste Producers or the Bitter Waste Picture?

The issue of flooding has been the greatest concern among residents of Chennai over the last two monsoon cycles. Drains choked with plastic bags and shrinking open spaces cause water to stagnate on the roads with the lightest of rains. Besides the flooding, the cycle continues with the dangerous aedes aegypti mosquito making its home in stagnant water sources.

A Guide to Teaching Your Teenager to Drive Safely

November 30, 2017 Jackie Edwards, Guest Writer

Once your teenager turns 18, it is inevitable that s/he will want to get behind the wheel and go cruising around the streets of the city. However, her/his safety is at risk every time s/he takes the car out for a drive as according to recent data, more Indians have died in road accidents than in all the wars the country has fought. Moreover, one person dies on India’s roads every four minutes.

ECC Outreach Meetings - Tiruvallur

ECC - Tiruvallur conducted intensive outreach meetings with the help of Madras Metropolitan Consumer Rights and Protection Centre (MMCRPC) in the following places – Arani (July 02, 2017), Periyapalayam (August 12, 2017), Kedar (September 05, 2017) and Puthur (September 22, 2017) of Tiruvallur District to promote ECC among the public. It was organized by Mr. M.Selvaraj (General Secretary MMCRPC), Mr.V.Asokan (ECC Advisor), and Mr. S.Premkumar (ECC Co-coordinator). ECC handbills were distributed to the public and students of Tiruvallur district. Mr.

ECC Outreach Meeting - Cuddalore

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ECC Cuddalore organized an outreach meeting on July 16, 2017 in association with Southern Consumer Organisation for Protection & Empowerment (SCOPE) at Kollidam (Nagapattinam). ECC hand bills were distributed to the public in villages of Aachalpuram, Santhapadugai, Muthalameduthittu, Kadaikkanvinayaganallur, Thaikkal, Puthur, and Arasur as a part of the meeting.

Getting road safety data from the government is like pulling teeth

How many road crashes take place in India? How many people die or are injured in these crashes? What vehicles were involved? Where did these crashes occur? All this and more information is essential to understanding road safety in the country and to reducing fatalities and injuries. This is self-evident.

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