Anuradha Mascarenhas



Anuradha Mascarenhas stays in Pune and writes for The Indian Express on health and related topics. 

Pune tops districts in availing 108 service; 32,973 benefit
Fri, May 06, 2016

The MEMS ambulances fitted with GPS and vehicle tracking system has 937 ambulances stationed at strategic points across the state with 84 in Pune district itself.

2,783 suffer heat stroke in Maharashtra, action plan set in motion
Thu, May 05, 2016

MEMS is a state-run project under the National Health Mission and operated by Bharat Vikas Group (BVG Limited) and UKSAS (United Kingdom).

14.6% people suffer from depression in Amravati villages: VISHRAM survey
Wed, May 04, 2016

Patel pointed out that Vidarbha has been in the news in the last two decades due to the large number of suicides in agricultural communities.

Pune: SC to hear state plea on separate medical entrance exam on May 5
Wed, May 04, 2016

The Apex court has also asked the Health Ministry and Medical Council of India to respond to state governments’ appeal to hold separate exams for admission in medical courses by Thursday, Shingare said.

Pune: Voluntary group does its bit in rehabilitation of prisoners
Sun, May 01, 2016

In Pune, a branch was set up more than two years ago. Initially, the organisation set up medical camps for inmates and celebrated festivals with them, but soon the unmet needs of prisoners were discussed with jail authorities.

Drinking water quality surveillance: Samples from Pune villages found ‘contaminated’
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Analysis of 1,223 potable water samples taken in March from Pune district reveals a 21% contamination, as per state public health lab

Supreme court order on neet: Pune students anxious, to face MHT-CET on May 5
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

DMER to file review petition in the apex court to allow admissions to medical colleges via MHT-CET.

Pune at a high-risk zone: UV radiation levels rising, crosses danger mark
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Beig urged citizens to avoid direct sun exposure explaining that there was relatively less pollution due to the dry and clear weather.

Pune’s first inter-state heart transplant
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

In a first, 6 organs were donated by deceased; green corridor ensures heart reaches airport in 6.5 minutes.

Pune launches special action plan for five most malaria-affected districts
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Villages categorised according to incidence, door-to-door campaigns underway for anti-malaria pills.

Habitat for birds, animals shows way
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Just 40 kms away from Pune at Pingori near Jejuri, Ela Habitat for birds and other animals has been able to save as much as 30,000 litres of water every month. This habitat was set up in a low rainfall area where water conservation measures have helped nurture a living gene bank of 250 indigenous […]

‘Heat stroke’ kills 12-year-old girl in Beed: No water, hot weather, that’s life here, say parents
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

The state health authorities have prima facie admitted that Yogita died due to heat stroke and dehydration.

Pune’s sole skin bank finds few takers
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Doctors rue lack of awareness campaigns on the lines of other organs; only 73 donors in four years.

Pune health officials gear up for polio vaccine switchover on April 25
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Dr Archana Patil, Additional Director of Health at State Family Welfare Bureau HQ in Pune said, they had received an initial consignment of 1.40 lakh doses of IPV followed by another larger one.

Pune: Now, digitised inventory of medicinal plant resources
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

First-of-its-kind exercise to collect information and prepare a comprehensive database of 400 such traditional plants found in the state.

Pune: Don’t allow untreated sewage water into rivers, lakes, says expert
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Water hyacinth spreads rapidly, blocks sunlight, affecting aquatic life and creating a breeding spot for mosquitoes, say experts.

Pune: 600 fire calls in 4 months keep fire dept on toes
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Summers are always a challenge for the department since fire incidents tend to double in number during the season.

How I save water: Water should be spent like money
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Have issued instructions on how water taps should not be kept running in the basin while washing the face, hands or while shaving.

Maharashtra: Stand-up comedian’s ‘Jal Rakshak’ teams replace leaking taps, aim to save 365 crore litres of water
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

According to civic authorities, there are 560 slums in Pune and Tilloo’s team fanned out at various places to check the leakage.

Forest officials call for use of drones to curb poaching, estimate tiger count
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Tiger census has evolved from pug mark counts to the present method of using camera traps.

Common medical entrance test: Maha govt, private medical colleges wait and watch
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The Supreme Court on Monday recalled its 2013 verdict quashing a Medical Council of India (MCI) notification, mandating a common National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) both for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses in government and private institutions.

Maharashtra’s Drought Zone: Govt looks at counselling to help farmers
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The idea to get farmers suffering from depression to get counselling was sparked by a massive survey launched by the state government in October last year.

Maharashtra’s drought zone: Govt looks at counselling to help farmers
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The idea to get farmers suffering from depression to get counselling was sparked by a massive survey launched by the state government in October last year.

Pune: C-section costs more in drought-hit Latur
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Many surgeries being postponed due to shortfall of water, only emergency cases being taken up.

Pune: District Early Intervention Centre gives care to kids affected by autism, ADHD
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

The District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) at Aundh General Hospital was set up to provide a complete assessment and treatment for children from the 0-6 age group under one roof.

At Ruby Hall Clinic: Rainwater harvesting keeps tankers away at this hospital
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

The hospital has also launched a huge campaign to conserve water and posters bearing a message “Conserve water, save the planet” have been displayed at various wards, OPDs and OTs.

World Health Day: India among top 3 countries with high diabetic population
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Diabetes cases up to 422 million worldwide; India ranks among top 3 countries with diabetic population.

Pune: Study links rising mercury to mortality
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Researchers find 57% increase in deaths caused by non-infectious diseases during extreme temperatures.

Complex surgery for 12-yr-old has docs chalking out guidelines for orthopaedic trauma in schools
Tue, Apr 05, 2016

After several months of rehabilitation, the girl is now back on her feet, but the incident has led a couple of doctors to chalk out a set of guidelines that schools should follow to prevent orthopaedic trauma.

Muslim participation lowest among women in workforce: Report
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

The committee, which completed its surveys in 2015, paid special attention to women in marginalised communities.

Centralised process of appointment of consultants hits NACO
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

70 out of 112 contractual staff given verbal marching orders.

Disability certificate: New criteria, software glitches mar process
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Among those who apply for disability certificates, most suffer from orthopaedic impairments.

Vocalist Mahesh Kale brings National Award to Pune
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Gives credit to his mother, Meenal Kale, and guru Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki; says film inspired youngsters towards classical music.

Pune: 3 yrs after daughter’s death, Chandwanis lose son in mishap
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

In 2013, Shrutika and three other professionals had gone missing for four days before the Maharashtra police found their bodies in Neera river in Bhor in Pune district.

My Curious Case: When a cataract surgery was a matter of life and death
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

Just when he and his family were preparing for the fact that he would have to spend the rest of his life in a wheel chair, along with losing the ability to speak, the vision in his right eye started blurring.

Temperatures rising, Pune at risk of UV rays
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Medium risk means the sun is not very dangerous in UV, but you should avoid being in direct sunlight for more than two hours.