Saturday, October 1, 2011

Yes I want to join....Alok

Yes I want to join....Alok 

 And six extensions?? 

No. U will be shocked to know that there was a metropolitan transport team  of planning commission which planned this flyover in 1965 and was to be completed by 1970. But as politicians and bureaucrats are busy in making money they keep delaying everything to get full juice by exerting more crush and hence delay of 40 years in this link road. In 40 years world has changed for better but India specially Mumbai has gone to doge. 

How I know abt MTT??? By dad's closest friend just like brother Shri Rameshchandraji Sharma was in this team and made several proposals for development of Mumbai. He was in planning commission, Delhi. For his planning he used to come to Mumbai and would stay with us. He would share these plans with us while chitchatting but whatever I heard from him nothing or very little has come up in Mumbai. 

I still have his email id/ and nos. ( though retired and old)  if some well known person from media would like to take his interview and let citizens of Mumbai know that all best plans have remained in files and money gone in scams and today IAS, commissioners, collectors,secretaries,tahsildar,talati  and others are having 1000 crore + in their coffers but we live in Pathetic condition. 

Some RTI activist can also get info from planning commission as to what were the plans for Mumbai. 

I appreciate ur good work of creating awareness abt govt apathy and sinister delays. 

I have been saying for years  that we must make small videos comparing Malaysia, China etc who have come up in last 25 yrs and where we stand. 

And they say India shining???? Shameless people. 


On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 1:57 PM, jiten <> wrote:
Next 2 next Sunday, that is, 9th Oct. afternoon/evening plan to do documentation with photographs of present situation of work of Santcruz Chembur Link Road (SCLR) which had 6 extensions of completion date. Delayed by more than 4 years still about 30% work pending. On this day we, Citizen wish to complete first phase from WE highway till Kurla west tracks. If time permits from Kurla east till EE highway on same day or otherwise next subsequent Sunday. Those who wish to join, please confirm. Such documentation could be use to built extra pressure. Already some media people & concious citizens have confirmed their participation.


Jitendra Gupta
member of Citizen Transport committee (CTC)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Why people attack medical staff

I am writing to WHO,newspapers, media, 50K my other email contacts abt this so : 
  1. An investigation by international organisation must be carried out in Indian Hospitals their ICU's and OT's to make sure that our hospitals are not carrying infections specially lung infection. 
  2. Daily a check of nursing staff / docs and their equipments must be made and sanitized  My father in law developed infection after he was put on ventilator and subsequently it was found that he has developed lung infection. Is ventilator the culprit. 
  3. Whether a law be made where hospital can not charge a patients if post 3 days of hospitalization new ailments develop.
  4. Doctors have to be available in large hospitals or their licence be cancelled. 
  5. Patients relatives must not be allowed inside ICU /ICCU but CCTV must be installed so relatives can see the patients and there care. 
  6. I am a witness of some cases where the saline needle shifted and whole hand was swollen and only when patients relative brought this dangerous situation to knowledge of nursing staff they ran to attend the patient. What is a remedy. Everyone else is punished for negligence but has ever been hospital staff been punished. 
  7. From the recovery or death with in one hour patient/ body must be discharged. Most hospital delay same and charge for next day too. What is a step govt going to take to stop fleecing the clients?? why so many cheats have come in this profession?? Is it because politicinas and bureaucrats run medical colleges charge huge donation and then docs recover same this way and finally continue to do so whole life?? 
  8. I have seen docs specially dentists who don't use disposable gloves, don't use proper cleanliness, hygiene, and staff is not trained. I condemn attack on medical professional but then what is a remedy for aggrieved relatives of patient???? Is law balanced to common man. I am fwd this mail to Indian judiciary and others too for waking up to sufferings of innocent patients and their relatives. 
  9. In a five star type fortis hospital in Jaipur there is no proper rest room for relatives of   ICU/ critical  patients and are made to sleep on floor and where as docs and hospital management  sleeps in 5 star apartments. But I equally condemn pathetic condition in which interns are made to live in hospitals and that is where they become cruel to others as they have faced all kind of inconvenience, sufferings and under payment. But shocking is is their not a single doctor in Jaipur Fortis / Ajmer Mittal hospital who is making lots of money ( whether patient die or live) to raise concern abt the inconvenience meted out to relatives of critical patients who are already so badly  stressed and in shock for critical condition of near one. 
  10. All hospitals should allow visit of another doctor of choice of patients/relatives to give second opinion. They be allowed to see all reports of patients  every 12 hrs. How can they play hide and seek?? Here I found Asian Heart experience abt patients relatives counseling ion daily basis very good system. Legally same must be made mandatory for all hospitals. Why should we chase a doc for feedback/ update etc like a beggar even after paying them huge money. I have seen many who have taken loan and paid to docs/ hosps and yet get miserable treatment where as if their VIP / filmi like Amitabh Bachan is there then they give hourly health bulletin because the doc gets to see/ and show his face on TV?? Are they more equal then other citizens of India??? Will supreme court have to order a system or will corrupt IMA and govt take some steps?? 
  11. When my mother in law was taken to hospital every other her belongings were removed but for nose ring ( or whatever u call ) studded with diamond as it was not coming out. On the sad day same was noted to be there by visiting relatives till 6 pm. At 7 pm she was declared no more. After that when body was handed over the nose ring was missing.We know of cases where from rooms of hospital things missing.We cant narrow down on anyone. But here she was in ICU and then handed over to realatives. Should not necessary law be made of taking inventory of such things on admission?? Should not there be a camera till the place the dead body is stored?? Will people at helm of affairs the docs, the management,the govt authorities wake up and do something as these things pile up ( like communal violence ) and then gets bursted like a volcano ( my close dear friend  doctor in Mumbai was gunned down some yrs back by a brother of patient who died. 
  12. And the biggest inhuman are TPA's and insurance cos who make run pillar to post patients and their relatives when u need them most. But IRDA,Insurance council, Ombudsman, consumer courts,govt insurers are all appointed by govt / bureaucrats so they are all chor chor mausere bhai who will reduce sufferings of common-man where VIP gets all work done in ziffy and we suffer as slaves in India. 

My father in law was admitted in fortis Jaipur  for stroke and paralysis attack but fourth day docs informed that he has developed lung infection.  I strongly feel these hospitals are carrying infections and specially lung. And lo he died on 7 th day of admission. 
My mother in law died exactly died 55 days days ( and she was hardly old enough ( 68 yrs) of lung infection. Nawab Pataudi died of lung infection. There r many other cses I know where people were admitted and then found to have  lung  infection. 

Similarly I have seen cases of persons admitted for High BP or heart attack. Hospital does necessary. But in the meanwhile there kidneys fail which were working well when they were admitted.

Thanks and Regards,
Alok Tholiya,

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:26 PM, Deepak Barodia <> wrote:

Date: Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 6:50 PM
Subject: Are you making doctors.........Money making machine ?
To: ranjana.smetacek@..., ruhee.dhar@...

Dear All,
Please forward to all.
With deep regret I want to inform you the demise of my wife Rupali Sharma
on 17th July due to post operative complication after brain surgery.
I would also like to bring to your notice how private hospitals like
FORTIS are robbing people of their life and money. Please be very careful
while dealing with such hospitals. Find below the details of my experience
with Fortis Noida.
My wife age 29 ( occupation- trainer with HCL) was diagnosed with a non
malignant brain tumor on 17th June2011. She did not have any major
symptoms like headache, eye problem or vomiting. She was suggested surgery
for removal of tumor. We took opinions from Max, Indo Gulf and finally
decided on Fortis because of the good reputation of Dr. A K Singh.
Doctors did not make us aware that it is a very complicated surgery and
said that there are only incidental risks. "Amount of risk involved is
same as the risk when you come from your home to hospital"
On the date of admission I pointed out several times that my wife was
having severe cough and cold. It was ignored by doctors saying "Everything
is perfect". Later on Dr Sanjay Gupta admitted that this could have led to
infection.How could they ignore it? Moreover the doctor preponed the
surgery by one day because he had to go outside India.We were totally
unaware of that. Why did not they postpone the surgery instead?
From day one the team did not have any consensus on how the tumor will be
removed. They said that they will try from nose first , if not they will
cut open the skull. On the day of operation (8th July)they said after 5
hrs that they could not extract tumor through nose so .. they will open
the skull. My dear wife had to go through both the procedures. The whole
operation took 12 hrs.
Post operative care is pathetic. Why was my wife given sandwich and chole
chawal in ICU after next day of such a major surgery?My wife vomitted on
13 July morning and was drowsy. We immediately alarmed the doctors on
duty. But they ignored the situation saying that everything is normal. In
the evening she was perspiring, We again alarmed doctors on duty but no
action was taken. If the doctors have been proactive they could have saved
my wife.
By 14th morning the condition had deteriorated and doctors took her to ICU
and put her on ventilator saying it is not required but as a precaution
they were doing it.The worst part is that senior doctors A K Singh and
Sanjeev Dua went out of country on that day. We tried to reach them
through various means but they were not available for next 3 days. (How
could they leave two patients in such a serious condition?There was
another patient with similar case in ICU who also died )
Doctors who were available ( Vikas Gupta, Bundela, Sanjay Gupta ) acted
like bunch of idiots. They could not diagnose the problem and condition
deteriorated every day. There was total lack of leadership and no team
work at all. Each doctor gave a different reason for the problem ( lung
infection, hypo perfusion, brain infection none of which was confirmed by
the time of death). On 14th July, doctors were saying that there is lung
infection but they had not called any lung specialist. It is only when we
suggested , they called an expert? Why did not they call the experts on
there own?
On 16th July Dr. Vivek Chawla was instructed to update us the condition by
7:00 am in morning. However we were not informed till 11:00 Am that she
had a cardiac arrest at 4:00 am. My wife's cousin (who is a doctor in
AIIMS) visited Fortis Neuro ICU on 17th July , he told me that my wife was
already dead. After he left , hospital declared dead my wife. Otherwise
they would have continued with ventilator for god knows how many days. One
of the lady doctor in ICU very shamefully admitted that there was
negligence on part of doctors.
The hospital has international standards in only the exorbitant rated they
charge. They gave me an estimate of 2.5 lakhs to cure my wife and charged
Rs 5.5 lakhs for her deadbody. We were never communicated that the charges
had gone beyond the estimate. How could they expect us to deposit more
than double the amount at the time of death on a Sunday evening?
There was no doctor from Neurosurgery team available when the death was
declared. When we shouted at the authorities they were quick enough to
call the police within minutes. But they could not get any doctor to
confirm the cause of death or at least give a condolence message as a
human gesture. We had to immediately arrange double the estimated cost,
otherwise they would not give us the dead body.
We had a meeting with hospital management and team of doctors on 4th Aug.
Where doctors accepted majority of our allegations. We demanded a return
of the extra money paid and action against doctors. Director Mr Sukhmeet
Sandhu assured a response by phone in two days. After 8 days we received a
condolence message with no action.
Nowadays hospitals believe in profiteering even at the cost of life. There
is no trasparency and they put people on ventilator even when it is not
required. Very careless attitude of doctors, nurses and other staff. Again
warning you against such malpractices.
Kindly request you to forward this mail to all your friends and relatives
and request you to suggest me good lawyer/ agency who could help me in
dealing with this situation.
Srijan Sharma ( F1707 )

Narendra Modi keeps Gujrat in Golden cage as he refuses to appoint SIC intentionally

Alok Tholiya to Shri S P Shah :
show details 4:30 AM (10 minutes ago)

Respected Shah sir,
Namaskar Very well said. And I appreciate Sr. citizen Seva Trust.
However I feel Annaji need not be asked to do everything so there is a huge vacuum there after. Some one has to come fwd. and carry on tourch lit by Gandhiji, Annaji and many others. I feel if no activist will take it up then I feel Ad Jalan may take it up and file an PIL and I am willing to bear the expenses. As told several time in my mails I dont donate in temples but directly use the small funds available for good cause.
Also I think courts have to pull up all govts for their intentional negligence of carrying out their duties and forcing citizens to file PIL's.

And one very important point you have brought out to open is that Gujarat CM who is shouting on the top of his voice abt his achievements is a anti citizen and anti citizens rights and not appointing SIC ( State Information commissioners).

Shame on Narendra big hypocrite.I feel to me human rights and right to info and right to get the law ful work done in stipulated time is more important then any development. That means in congi rule we r in iron cage and in Narendra Rule we r in golder cage.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jitendra P. Shah <>
Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Namskar
To: Alok Tholiya <>

Senior Citizen Seva Trust has recently filed a writ petition in Gujarat HC for appointment of Chief IC at GIC who retired on 05-07-2011 and 6 more ICs to cope up with pendency of 7000 appeals/complaints as of May 2011-end.

GIC got two additional ICs in Mar 2010 after late Shri Amit Jethwa filed writ in Gujarat HC.

Now govts do not listen to any one except HC or SC that too with reluctance and excuses. Common men has no place as on today. Anna may change the scene.

-J. P. SHAH             09924106490        


From: Alok Tholiya <>
To: Jain Matrimonials <>; menow <>; MIFAC yahoogroup <>; RESORTS TIMESHARE <>; Santacruz Civic Forum <>
Sent: Thursday, 29 September 2011 8:44 AM
Subject: Fwd: Namskar

Dear Sunil bhai,

Thanks for the update. But then where r those who want to over take Annaji ??? Why is some one not going on fast to see that IC is appointed for Mumbai? 

I am willing to support and movement on same. 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sunil Ahya <>
Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: Namskar
To: Alok Tholiya <>

Dear Tholiyaji,

After the recent retirement of
Mr. Vilas Patil the erstwhile Information Commissioner (IC) of Mumbai Division of Maharashtra State Information Commission, no full time IC has been appointed for Mumbai Division of MSIC so far, and the position is lying vacant.

Information Commissioner Mr. Vijay Kuvlekar of Pune Division of MSIC, has taken over the additional charge of Mumbai Division.

And so he mainly conducts hearings for Pune Divisions and then additionally a couple of days in a week for Mumbai Division.

As a result the pendencies at Mumbai Division of MSIC has gone up, and it seems (needs to be confirmed) that the present back log has accumulated to almost close to a year.

Best Regards,


On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 6:56 PM, Alok Tholiya <> wrote:
Pl. email me name , tel no of SIC and related contact details. My one appeal is pending for months. 

Thanks and Regards,
Alok Tholiya

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Why and how you r enslaved ..mechanism defined...

Siroyaji wrote:
Banking Ombudsman scheme gets diluted?

That way to day, all OMBUDSMAN schemes  have failed to deliver desired results. But, our experience  about Banking Ombudsman is not that bad so far. May be because, this OMbudsman is under direct Control and Supervision of the Controlling Authority RBI. I am speaking for Mumbai Ombudsman.

My/Our experience about the INSURANCE  OMbudsman in Mumbai is worse. The scheme is not only diluted but is the victim of  control from the vested interests i.e. GOVERNING BODY OF INSURANCE COUNCIL. As the Council administers and pays for it; the IPs complaints are not attended to and the cajoling by IRDA directors even get ignored.It has fallen in bureaucratic rut. And when the Regulatory Authority itself ,fails to REGULATE then who will listen to the public grievances ? 
In this chaotic scenario , we are all at the Mercy of this rotten system. We have got UMPTEEN SCHEMES on PAPER but NO DELIVERANCE.

Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.

Mohan Siroya 

My comments on issues raised by Siroyaji:
I have been shouting on top of my voice how all these institutions are headed by corrupt, inefficient, rogues and chamachas who go to various ministries and get the appointments done, Read my group:

Who will give u justice: be it bank, insurance, telecom, BMC, Power houses etc:
All chairmen are appointed by govt (govt means more of bureaucrats and less of politicians) and If u have grievance against their organizations u go to Ombudsman who is appointed by govt. Then u go to consumer courts where judges r appointed by govt. U go to RBI, IRDA, TRAI, DOT,MERC etc respectively they are appointed by govt, u go to insurance council, advisory boards they too r appointed by govt. How do u expect justice to common man where all thieves have appointed their langotias/ hand in glove people in key posts? CBI and RAW (Has RAW ever achieved against Pak, China etc , never as they r used for  finishing political rivals and not enemies) works to the tune of their Aka’s/ master’s who share the booty and allow anarchy by their stooges.
No honest can reach these high posts.
Insurance council has 14 members. All r chairman of some insurance co. or other. How do u ( u means masses/ Janata) expect good plans and policies. So IRDA and council works only in favor of Insurers, Brokers, TPA's etc. and they are run by relatives of bureaucrats, politicians, mafias or those who have bribed them heavily. That is why U never get any justice or any human/ sensitive men in these positions. The more one is lustier, greedier, manipulator the more the chances that u rise in govt or in politics. I have been fighting and raising these issues day in day out for 25 yrs (read my hundreds of mails on my yahoo groups and blog as given below) but Annaji has given voice to it.
U will find that on regular basis prices of milk, auto, taxi, PUC booths, towing charges (minus the tax component),school fees, bank charges, electricity charges, fuel charges, insurance premium, college fees, hospital charges, building activity(builders)  steeply going up??? why ??? Because all these r mainly controlled by bureaucrats, politicians, mafias. In other fields like old rent there is no increase in last 60 years. Why??? Because these old buildings are not owned by present time politicians, bureaucrats, Judges, mafias. Whereas new lease rent is sky high and allowed to go up and further up to black holes as new flats and office premises are owned by who’s who of govt bought with Adarsh type scams or ghotalas.
A ;andlord of rent act affected buildings  cannot buy a two days milk from the rent received from my 7 tenants. Rather they have  to borrow funds to maintain ( bare minimum) these buildings, to pay ever increasing taxes of BMC ( so that blood sucker Sharad Rao can feed inefficient and most corrupt BMC staff and its corporators who have reached city to shambles where we see falling buildings, chok a block roads with pot holes, badly managed and shamelessly poorly performing BMC schools,hospitals and gardens and buses and overflowing and stinking  gutters and garbage bins, flooding every year, non potable water that too supplied for an  hour or two, traffic jams, un-walkable footpaths etc etc. Still they will win again in the name of Marathi Manus because Indian brains stop working after it is  incited in the name of  language, religion or community and are willing to give even life so where is a prolem in living like a stray dog with no dignity in dumps where as each IPS,IRS,IAS, secretaries, commissioners, collectors have crores invested in prime property. Imagine a bogus CBI man was caught who owned 30 KG Gold then imagine the real ones worth. So who will care for your Grievances??
Alok suggests: 1. There must be three bench Ombudsman where one person is appointed by govt and rest two are from agents and customers. They should change ever year as otherwise they too will become corrupt.
All inquires and commissions while hearing and giving judgments must sit in open, their hearing must be video recorded, and all orders must be passed in 30days (I am giving very long period). However presently No ombudsman gives orders for months and no courts give orders for years.
2. Every 1 st and 3 rd Monday post lunch a citizen durbar be made must at every branch, police station, depot, level , including to be held by Registrar of courts etc. Say every PIO level and then onwards.  This will reduce the harassment as one does not have to run pillar to post and can get redressal at very first point of red tape.
By the way abt 20 yrs back I had written humorous but sarcastic letter to the then Municipal commissioner on non performing BMC. The letter should win a noble (I am not so cheap to praise myself but the letter is extraordinary )as what I said in that letter 2 decades ago is still true and nothing has changed where as every other city has changed worldwide. Thanks to saffronists for keeping our city behind as our tricolor leaders have kept us suffering, slogging and backward at state and national level. If anyone can help me in getting that letter typing on PC then I can share the same with u all. I have no time personally to do so and of course no computer literate staff is with me who can do so for me. Awaiting reply (Pl. note a person good on PC can retype and reproduce that letter in just 30 minutes.
If all of us had joined some decades back like we did on Annaji’s call then we would have been much ahead of most other countries in the world.
Alok Tholiya
Read my visions and warnings on: