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Anuradha Mascarenhas

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Anuradha Mascarenhas is a senior editor with The Indian Express, Pune. She writes on health, environment, science and related issues.

Pune vaccination: Students travelling abroad to be prioritized on Wednesdays
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Maharashtra health authorities said they have received 19 lakh Covishield and 4 lakh Covaxin doses.

Questionnaire by Nirman initiative tries to find where India’s youth stand on ‘Flourishing Spectrum’
Sat, Jun 19, 2021

This is part of the 'Nirman' initiative launched by Dr Abhay and Rani Bang, noted social activists and founders of NGO Society for Education Action and Research in Community health (SEARCH).

Tech transfer unlikely to result in production soon: Bharat Biotech
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

The official said the company was producing about 25 million doses of Covaxin every month at its Hyderabad-based facility, and the manufacturing at other centres, including the newly-acquired one in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, was likely to begin in a “few months from now”.

Tech transfer unlikely to result in production soon: Bharat Biotech official
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

The official said the company was producing about 25 million doses of Covaxin every month at its Hyderabad-based facility, and manufacturing at other centres, including the newly-acquired one in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, was likely to begin in a “few months”.

26 hospitals in Pune periphery send joint proposal to Serum institute for one lakh vaccine doses
Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Maharashtra govt had recognised these hospitals as Covid-19 vaccination centres on April 1, and they were involved in the inoculation drive.

Infected post full vaccination, 94% CMC staff didn’t need ICU care: Study
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

A majority (93.4 percent) received Covishield, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, and the remainder, Covaxin, produced by Bharat Biotech.

Violence against doctors – Pune’s medical students raise concern with a short film
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

With increasing attacks on doctors, the medical students, now in their final year at the college, have recirculated the short film to step up awareness.

Waste water sequencing analysis picked up key mutations of SARS-CoV-2: Study
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

The study provides evidence on how waste water sequencing identified mutations, and shows variants in circulation before being observed through clinical data.

Pune among 6 ‘key districts of concern’ with more than 10 pc weekly Covid positivity rate
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Across Maharashtra, however, the Covid weekly positivity rate has shot down from 15.18 per cent (May 13-19) to 5.89 per cent (June 3-9), according to the report on the Covid-19 situation that was presented at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.

Over 2.5 crore get the jab in Maharashtra, close to 33 lakh vaccinated in Pune district
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

In Pune district among the 18-44 age group, a total of 4.71 lakh beneficiaries have been administered the first dose while 13,974 have got their second shot.

Pune: 32.13 lakh people vaccinated against Covid-19 till June 8
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, Assistant Director (health) of Pune circle, said the district administration expects a large consignment of vaccines to arrive in the next 10 days.

Explained: The new drug for Alzheimer’s disease
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

USFDA has approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in two decades. While it raises hope, it’s costly, and not a cure — it seeks to slow progression. Dementia, including Alzheimer’s, affects 1 in 27 Indians above 60 years.

ICMR-NIV study: Covaxin protects against Delta, Beta variants
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

Study evaluated neutralisation potential of sera collected from 20 Covid-recovered cases, 17 vaccinated with two doses

New manual provides legal tips on cases of violence against LGBTQIA community
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

While the Pride March in Pune has been postponed due to Covid, a new manual will be released by the Maharashtra Queer Network to "increase the quality of legal assistance" provided to the LGBTQIA community.

Pune: Large hospitals in a fix over vaccine purchase orders after announcement on centralised procurement
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

According to the revised system that would be operational from June 21, at least 25 per cent procurement will be kept open for the private sector.

Traces of SARS-CoV2 detected in Pune’s wastewater
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

Samples collected from different areas analysed under a pilot project by PMC, NCL

Covovax Phase 3 trial to proceed without placebo as DCGI gives nod to revised protocol
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

Under a placebo-controlled trial, some volunteers are administered the drug while some are given a placebo to help researchers compare and understand the efficacy of the medication.

Delta variant behind April wave in Delhi, shows NCDC study
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

Scientists have found this variant to be much more transmissible than other variants in the national capital, the study shows. This is the first time that a surge in any region has been directly linked to the circulation of a particular variant of the virus.

Maharashtra sees significant dip in dengue cases in 5 months
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

The state has recorded only half the dengue cases it did in the corresponding period last year. As per the state health department officials, only 530 cases of dengue were detected in Maharashtra from January to May this year, while the number for this duration last year was 1,007.

Nagpur and Pune account for almost 33% of Maharashtra’s mucormycosis cases
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

The infection has claimed 503 victims in the state, of which Nagpur reported 95 deaths while 47 died in Pune.

Welcome relief amid Covid: Significant dip in dengue cases in past five months
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

As per the state health department officials, only 530 cases of dengue were detected in Maharashtra from January to May this year, while the number for this duration last year was 1,007.

Pune reports slight rise in post-Covid inflammation in children, experts say important to notify each case
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), multiple inflammatory syndrome in children is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.

Pune still among 10 districts with weekly Covid positivity rate higher than state average
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

The epidemic curve of each district was different, and so, some districts had cases earlier in the year like Amravati and Akola while others in the western part of the state reported a second surge later, Dr Awate said.

MIS in children likely to be a notifiable disease, Centre seeks data from states
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

At Pune’s Sassoon General Hospital, 7-8 critical cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a coronavirus-linked disease, were reported in the last 15 days.

Pune continues to be among districts in Maharashtra with high Covid-19 positivity
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

Pune Covid-19: Officials urge citizens to avoid weekend picnics, celebrations in large groups to ensure the declining trend continues and economic activities are further opened up.

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