Good news for journalists with bad hearts, lungs and kidneys, from the gossip columns of the Sunday papers.
From The Telegraph diary:
Manmohan Singh has decided to extend a helping hand to journalists. The Centre has accepted a long-standing demand by scribes that new health cards be issued to accreditated journalsits.
These health cards will help ailing journos get treatment at leading hospitals in the Delhi and national capital region at heavily subsidised rates.
Congressmen must be hoping that the noble gesture would help tame the torrent of scathing comments about the government’s performance.
Nora Chopra in The Sunday Guardian:
The Manmohan Singh government has accepted the demand of accreditated journalists for health cards. The cards will ensure that they get heavy discounts at leading hospitals such as Fortis, Medanta and Escorts in Delhi and the national capital region.
Whether this ensures good press to the government remains to be seen.