Anuradha Mascarenhas is a senior editor with The Indian Express, Pune. She writes on health, environment, science and related issues.
Ravi Wagh would decide when to hit a six and when to get bowled, and occasionally take on the role of veteran commentator Tony Greig ( who died in 2012), rattling off asides, much to the amusement of onlookers.
While municipal health authorities have refrained from disclosing names of the hospitals, they said that warning notices have been issued to the authorities to ensure cleaning and elimination of the breeding sites.
The main aim of the PC-PNDT Act is to ban the use of sex selection techniques after conception and prevent misuse of prenatal diagnostic techniques for sex-selective abortions. While 280 cases are pending in court, the accused in 180 cases were acquitted by the Judicial Magistrate First Class court.
In the last decade, successful implementation of the National AIDS Control Programme has contributed to a decline in the estimated adult HIV prevalence, which has dropped from 0.34 per cent in 2007 to 0.26 per cent in 2015.
Anticipating a huge rush, the MTDC has tied up with Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, to promote affordable accommodation and genuine local experiences for tourists, Ashutosh Rathod, joint managing director of MTDC, told The Indian Express.
In India, there were 7.2 million blind people in 1990, which rose to 8.8 million in 2015, making the country the home of almost a quarter of the total 36 million blind people.
This is not an isolated case as, according to anatomy experts across the city, the practice of body donations is increasingly being seen in the city. The hospital has the capacity to preserve as many as 30 bodies and every month, they receive at least four forms pledging body donations.
"Today, a distance of four km takes an hour to commute. Bigger cars, restaurants, malls have sprung up, but at what cost? Our air has become filthier, weather has turned erratic and more people are falling ill. Life has become a challenge in the city,” Dr Salvi said.
According to Dr M S Diggikar, the Acting Joint Director of Health, 460 cases of dengue have been reported across the state since January this year.
With newer modes of investigations and treatments, hospitals today are catering to sub-divisions of one main branch. Instead of a general orthopaedic surgeon, hospitals have spine specialists, shoulder surgeons, foot and ankle surgeons.
While 27 persons who could claim the state dole were economically disadvantaged persons from Pune, the family of a Thane man who died due to swine flu received the highest amount of Rs 10 lakh.
The Kaas plateau is located 125 km from Pune. Last year, as many as 54,736 persons booked tickets online, while 73,423 had purchased tickets at the site. Nearly 1.28 lakh visitors had visited the heritage site between August and October in 2016.
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In 6 years, breast milk banks save hundreds of babies in Pune hospitals. In Pune, the first such bank was set up in 2011 at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. Within two years, D Y Patil Medical College and Hospital in Pimpri and the government-run Sassoon General Hospital set up their own banks — more followed.
2006 zero load-shedding model was city’s answer to its worse phase when it reeled under power deficit of 23%.
Indian astronomers detect a number of Giant Radio Galaxies, hope it will be a step towards a better understanding of why they are so huge, so rare
Two are ex-officio bearers and include the Director of Health Services and Director of Medical Education and Research, while two other members are elected from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS), and others.
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India has not taken up this challenge and this molecular test is not the initial TB diagnostic test for adults and children being investigated for TB here, the Out of Step report has said. Smear microscopy is often used as the initial diagnostic test in the private sector, where up to 70% of people are treated - and delays in diagnosis and treatment initiation are common.
With the Centre now introducing GST and chalking out a new rate structure for aids and appliances for the visually challenged and people with physical disabilities, authorities admit this will needlessly increase the cost of education per student annually.
Studies conducted by the National Commission for Minorities, and other joint studies conducted by Parzor and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, have identified several reasons for the decline in the Parsi population.
A total of 937 ambulances, including 233 Advanced Life Support (ALS), 704 Basic Life Support Ambulances (BLS), along with over 5,000 EMS professionals (doctors, drivers, and managers), are working under the MEMS.
Maharashtra's health department has identified 25 high-risk blocks in tribal areas of seven districts in the state.
AIDS control body to focus on sex workers who solicit customers online or via telephone, also plans survey of ‘high-risk’ migrants. The Society has also planned to conduct a survey of the mobile and floating population of high-risk migrants.
State health authorities are yet to procure a vaccine against the new strain. This, despite a strong recommendation by the state committee, in March this year, to prevent communicable diseases. Pune region has the highest number of deaths — 62 — this year.
The Fateh Foundation, Dorf Ketal Group and Pune-based Muktangan Mitra collectively developed the project after a detailed study of the current scenario on the issue of drug addiction in Punjab.
60 hospitals have agreed to our rates, in talks with others, says an insurance service provider.
As part of pre-monsoon preparedness, the insect control department of the PMC had conducted a survey of mosquito breeding sites in March
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched a pilot project in Pune to find hidden cases of dengue. The project involves developing a smart electronic surveillance system that might help predict a dengue outbreak, ICMR officials said. More than 1 lakh dengue cases were recorded in India last year. However, according to ICMR […]
First case reported in city this year, second in state.
Dr Parikshit Gogate, a Pune-based paediatric ophthalmologist who is part of the support crew, said that the SightRiders comprises 20 college friends from across the country.
Two months after the State Blood Transfusion Council allowed the transfer of blood between banks, the practice is not very common in Pune yet.
The project, which had placed artificial nests in the last two years across eight locations, saw an occupancy rate of more than 80 per cent by house sparrows