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Rajesh Tope


Reconsider capping rates for Covid treatment: IMA to state govt

August 14, 2020 12:40 am

Issued rates for ICU -- Rs 4,000, Rs 7,500 and Rs 9,000 for oxygen beds, ICU without ventilators, and ICU with ventilators, respectively -- were not enough for treatment of critical Covid patients, the IMA said.

Will discuss with ICMR about community transmission, says Maharashtra health minister

July 31, 2020 2:02 pm

A sero survey conducted in first fortnight of July by BMC, along with Niti Aayog and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, found in slums 57 per cent people were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and had developed antibodies, and in non-slums 16 per cent had developed antibodies

Toll crosses 5,000 in Mumbai, 64 new deaths

July 08, 2020 2:05 am

State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, “From tomorrow, hotels, guesthouses, and lodges will open with 33 per cent capacity. We want to bring normalcy subject to strict social distancing.

Maharashtra: State crosses 1 million tests, one lakh recoveries

July 03, 2020 2:54 am

Maharashtra recorded 6,330 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, its highest count of cases in a single day. The last highest count was recorded on June 27.

Maharashtra: Govt hikes ASHA supervisors’ salary by Rs 1,000; foot soldiers unhappy

June 26, 2020 1:55 am

The hike, however, is restricted to the 3,500 ASHA facilitators in Maharashtra and not all the 70,000 ASHAs. A supervisor is tasked to monitor 10 ASHAs in rural areas and 25 workers in urban areas.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan urges state govt to carry out Covid vulnerability mapping

June 12, 2020 3:42 am

Dr Harsh Vardhan also advised the state to strengthen its ICU, ventilators and testing labs ecosystem. He said health workers should be trained online to improve the quality of healthcare.

Maharashtra plans to buy 10,000 vials of Remdesivir: Tope

June 07, 2020 3:40 am

An anti-viral drug, Remdesivir is being used on moderately ill to severely ill patients to stop the spread of the virus in the body. It was manufactured in 2014 to treat Ebola and has since been used to treat patients of SARS and MERS.

Rajesh Tope visits 4 pvt hospitals in Mumbai, issues notices

June 03, 2020 4:29 am

On Monday night Health Minister Rajesh Tope paid surprise visits to four private hospitals -- Bombay hospital, Jaslok, Hinduja and Lilavati -- to check whether the hospitals had reserved 80 per cent beds and whether they were charging patients on subsidised rates.

Spitting, smoking in public now punishable offences in Maharashtra

May 30, 2020 5:59 pm

The first-time violators will have to pay Rs 1,000 fine and perform public service for one day. The second-time offenders will have to pay Rs 3,000 fine and perform public service for three days, the minister added.

Maharashtra govt to fix charges for 80% reserved beds in pvt hospitals

May 20, 2020 6:22 am

Across Mumbai, the government hopes to acquire around 6,000 beds in private hospitals this way. Patients would be admitted for these beds through a centralised portal system.