CVMG’s Central Fontana at Sierra Fountains provides residents easy access to care

Ground-breaking partnership between Jamboree Housing, CVMG benefits Inland Empire

Central Fontana At Sierra Fountains

Central Fontana At Sierra Fountains

FONTANA, Calif.March 15, 2022PRLog — Cucamonga Valley Medical Group’s new Central Fontana at Sierra Fountains clinic will provide residents of the 60 affordable apartments with easily accessible healthcare options as a result of an innovative partnership between CVMG and Jamboree Housing Corporation.

The 3,000-square-foot health and wellness clinic will offer residents and community members of Sierra Fountains diabetes health education classes, immunization services and pediatric through geriatric care. CVMG will hold a Grand Opening event on March 31. The new location in the community located at the southwest corner of Sierra and Ramona avenues welcomes new patients as well as current CVMG patients.

“CVMG is a dedicated community partner at our locations throughout the Inland Empire,” said Cucamonga Valley Medical Group CEO Rahmi Mowjood, DO. “The goal is to serve the community with our new Central Fontana at Sierra Fountains location. Our focus is on taking care of you when you need us and also on preventative health, which is important to everyone.”

“CVMG’s Core Culture is focused on life, love and compassion,” Mowjood said. “With CVMG you are treated like family. We treat our patients, employees and our community the way we’d want to be treated and the way we treat family.”

Founded in 1990, Irvine-headquartered Jamboree Housing Corporation is an award-winning, broad-based nonprofit housing development company that develops, acquires, renovates, and manages permanently affordable rental and ownership housing throughout California for working families, seniors, and people with special needs.

“Jamboree’s strong partnership with the City of Fontana and its Housing Authority spans 20-plus years,” said George Searcy, Jamboree’s Chief Impact Officer. “While Sierra Fountains is our sixth Fontana property, it is the city’s first affordable housing community with an onsite health and wellness clinic”

“Our valued partnership with Cucamonga Valley Medical Group brings to life a shared belief that housing is healthcare, offering both our residents and the local neighborhood convenient access to free health education classes and healthcare services,” Searcy said. “This collaborative effort creates one creative development with an impact that will be felt for many years to come.”

Fontana Housing Authority and Jamboree forged a 57-year ground lease agreement that helped transform a 4.66-acre blighted lot into 60 affordable apartment homes for working families. Sierra Fountains offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in a trio of three-story buildings as part of a $23 million development that also includes an approximately 5,000-square-foot community building.

CVMG’s Central Fontana at Sierra Fountains location provides an onsite healthcare option for the new development’s residents as well as the surrounding community.

“Accessing quality healthcare can be a difficult challenge for anyone, but it’s even more so for families living on limited income. By placing a clinic at Sierra Fountains, the Cucamonga Valley Medical Group is bringing care directly to families who need it and helping eliminate health disparities in our county,” San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford said.

CVMG’s presence at Sierra Fountains will make an impact in the community as well as throughout the region.

“Housing and healthcare are two critical components for a good quality of life,” Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren said. “We are excited about the opening of Sierra Fountains and Cucamonga Valley Medical Group. This project is one of the many examples of how Fontana and its partners are working to establish a better economic future.”

“One of Fontana’s strategic goals is to promote attainable housing by facilitating the construction of high-quality multi-family housing,” Mayor Warren added. “We will continue to maintain focus on increasing, preserving, and improving housing that is affordable and livable for all Fontana residents.”

With six locations throughout the Inland Empire, CVMG has expanded its dedicated team in recent months with the addition of seven providers — Paola Yanez, FNP-C; Stefanie Schlosser, FNP-C; Julie Yang, NP-C; Pauline Sung, FNP; Christina Richards, NP; Claudia Guerra, RN, Director of Clinical Management; and Marsha Barlocker, Director, QI Measures & Patient Education.

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The Central Board recommends 8.10% rate of interest to its subscribers for the year 2021-22


The 230th meeting of Central Board of Trustees, EPF was held today during the AKAM Iconic Week in Guwahati under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhupendra Yadav, Union Minister for Labour & Employment and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Vice-Chairmanship of Shri RameshwarTeli, Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Co-Chairmanship of Shri Sunil Barthwal, Secretary Labour & Employment and the Member Secretary Smt. NeelamShammi Rao, Central P F Commissioner.


The Central Board recommended 8.10% annual rate of interest to be credited on EPF accumulations in members’ accounts for the financial year 2021-22. The interest rate would be officially notified in the government gazette following which EPFO would credit the rate of interest into its subscribers’ accounts.


EPFO despite following a conservative approach towards investment, has consistently generated high returns over the last many years which has enabled it to distribute higher interest to its subscribers, through various economic cycles with minimal credit risk.


Traditionally, EPFO has been able to give a higher rate of interest on retirement savings in comparison to other available investment options because of its prudent investment policy of investing in long tenor high yielding securities for the past several decades. This has ensured that the returns on EPFO’s investments are higher even when the yields have been steadily coming down in the past decade.


For FY 2022, EPFO decided to liquidate some of its investment in equities and the interest rate recommended is a result of combined income from interest received from debt investment as well as income realized from equity investment. This enabled EPFO to provide a higher return to its subscribers and still allowed EPFO with a surplus to act as a cushion for providing a higher return in the future also. There is no over-drawl on the EPFO corpus due to this income distribution.


The assured fixed return approach of EPFO, announced by CBT every year along with the tax exemptions makes an attractive savings option for the PF members.


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Central Bureau of Narcotics busts illegal Drug manufacturing factory in Delhi


Preventive and Intelligence Cell, Central Bureau of Narcotics, New Delhi, developed specific information about a clandestine manufacturing plant of Tramadol in Bawana, Industrial Area, New Delhi and its forefront store at Sirsa (Haryana) in selling the manufactured Tramadol in disguise of Ayurvedic Medicines.


Acting on the said specific information joint Preventive team of Central Bureau of Narcotics New Delhi and Gwalior conducted raid at Plot No. 93, Pocket G, Sector 5, Bawana Industrial Area, New Delhi and at Sh. Balaji Ayurvedic Store, Janta Bhawan Road, Sirsa (Haryana) on 07.02.2022 and unearthed a clandestine Tramadol manufacturing unit at Bawana Industrial Area, New Delhi. The said manufacturing unit was running in disguise of Honey processing plant and manufactured Tramadol Tablets were branded as Ayurvedic medicine. The search of the said premises resulted into recovery of approx. 52.245 kg Tramadol pills and powder and 1.08 kg of substance suspected to be opium.


Tramadol is an opioid analgesic of the same family of drugs as medications like oxycodone and hydrocodone, considering its misuse for addiction purpose Government has declared it as Psychotropic Substance in April, 2018.


Huge quantity of packing and labelling materials has also been seized. The machinery used in the manufacture of the said pills has also been seized under the provisions of NDPS Act, 1985. Parallel raid was conducted at Sh. Balaji Ayurvedic Store, Janta Bhawan Road, Sirsa (Haryana), which was being used as forefront for diversion of manufactured Tramadol pills in disguise of Ayurvedic Medicines. The search of the said store resulted into recovery of pills containing 1.420 kg of Medicinal Opium and pills suspected to be containing 0.495 kg of Tramadol. The case under section 8/18, 21, 22, 25, 28 and 29 of the NDPS Act, 1985 has been registered and two persons are arrested. Further investigation is under progress.


Narcotics Commissioner Shri Rajesh Fattesing Dhabre reiterated that crack down operation shall be intensified further.


During this year, till date, Central Bureau of Narcotics has booked 7 cases and has seized 25.130 kgs Opium, 1.420 kg Medicinal Opium, 1738 kg Poppy Straw, 290 gram Heroin, 52.740 kg Tramadol, whereas during the year 2021 CBN has seized 62.550 kg Opium, 17557 kg black poppy seed, 9.830 kg Heroin, 29,454 kg Poppy Straw, 698.250 kg Ganja, 37,800 sq. Meters of illicit opium cultivation, 24,050 kg Acetic Anhydride, 13.390 kg MD powder and 3,29,642 Injection/Tablets of Psychotropic Substances.


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2021: CENTRAL RAILWAY WITNESSED STRENGTHENING OF INFRASTRUCTURE


Central Railway has taken several initiatives, strengthened infrastructure and executed various measures for making the journey of its customers and passengers comfortable.


The focus this year was more on improving the infrastructure works in general and fight against Covid-19 & enhancing the passenger amenities in particular.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the services resumed gradually and presently all suburban services are running on Mumbai Division and long-distance trains have been restored almost to pre-covid level.


FREIGHT PERFORMANCE


• Central Railway First time achieves 7 million tonnes loading in a month. Best ever monthly loading of 7.2 million tonnes achieved surpassing previous best of 6.96 million tonnes achieved in March 2021


• So far, 770 trips of Kisan Rail ran from January to December in 2021 and a total of 900 trips of Kisan Rail have been operated since inception.


VISION 2022


• Infrastructure upgradation on Neral –Matheran Light Railway


• More FOBs, Lifts, Escalators


• More AC local services


• Deccan Queen express new LHB rake.


• The Electrification of sections Jejuri – Shenoli (158 RKM), Kurduwadi – Latur (190 RKM), Mohol – Dudhani (91 RKM) & Lonand – Phaltan (26 RKM) are targeted to be completed in New Year.


Some of the highlights of Central Railway during the year 2021 are:


SUBURBAN SERVICES


• Extension of 44 Andheri services to/from Goregaon (All Andheri services extended to and from Goregaon)


• Increase in morning peak hour services on 4th corridor


• Introduction of 12 AC EMU services on harbour line


NON-SUBURBAN SERVICES


• MEMU services on Chalisgaon – Dhule section


• 12 rakes (6 trains) converted to LHB rake in the year 2021.


• Attached 166 additional coaches (AC-3 Tier, Sleeper and General Second class) to various trains for 1054 Trips.


• Ran 1742 special trains on various occasions like summer holidays, festival holidays etc.


• Speeding up of CSMT-Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express and provision of additional halt at Gwalior; Also made as a daily train from 19.1.2021


• UTS Mobile App– linked with State Government portal for issuing Universal pass thereby confirming the person who has received both doses of vaccine and 14 days have lapsed since the second dose administered for issue of season tickets/journey tickets.


• New theme-based colour schemed signages at CSMT


• New home platform at Kopar and Ambarnath stations


• Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) – 13 FOBs were provided during the year 2021


• FOBs on Central Railway are 319.


• Escalators on Central Railway are 125.


• Escalators- 5 twin escalators in Mumbai Division


• Lifts on Central Railway – 86.


• Wi-Fi – Now, the Wi-Fi facility covers 379 stations on Central Railway.


• New toilets at GTB Nagar and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus


• Braille tactile map at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus


• Vistadome coach in Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express and Pune-Mumbai Deccan Queen


• Hadapsar Terminal at Pune started


• Executive waiting lounge at CSMT.


• Yatri App for general information at stations


• Digital cloak room at CSMT


• Restaurant of Wheels at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus commissioned. The other locations identified at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kalyan, Neral, Lonavala and Igatpuri on Mumbai division and Nagpur, Akurdi, Baramati, Chinchwad & Miraj stations on other divisions of Central Railway


• So far, 4687 CCTV provided at stations including 3450 in Mumbai Division till now.


• CCTV cameras installed in 200 ladies’ coaches of 37 suburban rakes


• Smart Saheli App for suburban women commuters


• Meri Saheli App for long distance women passengers travelling alone


• Railway Flood Relief Team with motorized inflatable boats at strategic locations


• New Road Over Bridge constructed at Kalyan


• Launching of girders for Hancock Road Over Bridge


• Augmentation of waterways by micro-tunneling method at Masjid and Sandhurst Road.


• Dudhani – Hotgi electrification (commissioned on 22.6.2021)


• Washimbe – Bhalwani electrification (26.33 KM commissioned on 27.10.2021)


• Dhalgaon – Kurduwadi electrification (136 TKM)


• Shenoli – Miraj electrification (101 TKM)


• Takari – Kirloskarwadi doubling (commissioned on 9.7.2021),


• Ambale – Rajewadi section doubling (CRS inspection completed on 20.6.2021)


• Jalgaon – Bhadli 11.51 km of Bhusaval-Jalgaon 3rd line


• Four Central Railway women hockey players Ms. Vandana Kataria, Ms. Monika Malik, Ms. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam and Ms. Rajini Etimarpu represented Indian Hockey Team in Tokyo Olympics and secured 4th place. Out of which Ms. Monica Malik and Ms. Vandana Kataria have been conferred with Arjuna Award this year.


• Starting of Medical Oxygen plants at Solapur, Pune, Nagpur, Bhusaval and Kalyan.


• Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) implemented at Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Railway Hospital, Byculla.


• Vaccination of more than 90% staff


• An Online International Human Resource Summit organized by Pune Division of Central Railway on 19.3.2021.


OTHERS


• First ever on Indian Railways, all women gang started examining freight train rake at Carriage and Wagon Depot, Kalyan


• Shri Mayur Shelke, Pointsman, Vangani became a sensation for saving a six-year-old child who fell on track by endangering his life in front of a speeding train.


• A ramp constructed in 48 hours at Kalamboli yard for loading tankers on wagons. 16 oxygen special trains were operated from Mumbai.


• Automatic coach washing plant at Wadibunder.


• Electronic Interlocking for operation of trains at Lonavala, Badnera, Dockyard Road, Gaigaon, Sewri and Alandi stations


• Matunga Workshop rolls out 100th LHB coach after maintenance


• CSMT becomes first railway station in Maharashtra to get IGBC Gold certification. Solapur railway station also got IGBC Gold certification.


• Herbal garden at CSMT


• Central Railway develops prototype coach for loading of automobiles with improved features and side entry.


• Railway Hospital Kalyan gets certificate of merit in Hospitals sector from NECA.


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Central Consumer Protection Authority Issues Notice to e-commerce entities offering for sale Pressure Cookers in violation of compulsory BIS Standards

As part of celebrations of 75 years of Independence – ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA)has initiated a country-wide campaign to prevent sale of spurious and counterfeit goods that violate Quality Control Orders published by the Central Government.

In this regard, CCPA has already issued directions to district collectors across the country to investigate unfair trade practices and violation of consumer rights concerning manufacture or sale of such goods. Essential, daily use products which have been identified for the campaign are Helmets, Pressure Cooker and Cooking Gas Cylinders.

In furtherance to the campaign, CCPA has taken suo-moto cognizance against e-commerce entities found to be selling Pressure Cookers in violation to the Domestic Pressure Cooker (Quality Control) Order, 2020 issued by the Central Government under Section 16 (1) of the BIS Act, 2016 on 21st January 2020. By the said Order, Domestic Pressure Cooker are mandated to conform to Indian Standard IS 2347: 2017 and bear the standard mark under a license from BIS with effect from 1st August 2020.

Under Section 2(10) the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, “defect” means any fault, imperfection or shortcoming in the quality, quantity, potency, purity or standard which is required to be maintained by or under any law for the time being in force or under any contract, express or implied or as is claimed by the trader in any manner whatsoever in relation to any goods or product and the expression “defective” shall be construed accordingly.

Thus, Pressure Cookers which do not conform to the compulsory standards are liable to held ‘defective’ under the Act.

Also, ‘unfair trade practice’ defined under Section 2(47) of the Act means and includes promoting the sale, use or supply of any goods by adopting any unfair method or unfair or deceptive practice by permitting the sale or supply of goods intended to be used, or are of a kind likely to be used by consumers, knowing or having reason to believe that the goods do not comply with the standards prescribed by the competent authority relating to performance, composition, contents, design, constructions, finishing or packaging as are necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of injury to the person using the goods.

Rule 4(2) of the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020 specifies that no e-commerce entity shall adopt any unfair trade practice, whether the in course of business on its platform or otherwise.

Moreover, Section 17 of the BIS Act prohibits any person to manufacture, import, distribute, sell, hire, lease, store or exhibit for sale any such goods or article for which direction of compulsory use of Standard Mark has been published by the Central Government under Section 16(1).

            Further, Section 29 (3) and (4), stipulate the penalty for contravention of Section 17 and designate it as a cognizable offence.

CCPA has sought response from the e-commerce entities within 7 days from issuance of notice, failing which necessary action may be initiated against them under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.

CCPA has also written to DG BIS to take immediate cognizance of the matter and take necessary action.

The Pressure Cookers observed to be in violation to the compulsory standards and listed on the e-commerce platforms is tabulated below –

  • Amazon (www.amazon.in)
  • Flipkart (www.flipkart.com)
  • Snapdeal (www.snapdeal.com)
  • Shopclues (www.shopclues.com)
  • Paytm Mall (www.paytmmall.com)

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