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Sunday, December 08, 2019

Anuradha Mascarenhas


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

‘Was a jovial meeting’: Arun Shourie after PM Modi pays surprise visit at hospital
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

At 4.30 pm, Arun Shourie’s family and Ruby Hall Clinic authorities were informed that PM Modi would pay a brief visit to enquire about the health of the senior journalist who is still in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Hyderabad ‘encounter’: Some celebrate, some criticise in Pune
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

“Both Unnao rape case and the Hyderabad police encounter are representative of the abject failure of the overall justice delivery system...,” said Kiran Moghe, secretary, All India Democratic Women’s Association.

Reaching the unreached, MSACS plans ART centres in jails for prisoners with HIV
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

According to data from the Maharashtra prison department, there are approximately 36,500 inmates in the state’s prisons. About 500 of them are living with HIV and are on treatment, as per MSACS data.

High demand for HIV self-screening test, reveals NARI study
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

NACO deliberating on introducing test for high-risk groups

Early anti retroviral treatment improves survival in HIV+ patients: NARI study
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

Across the country there are 21.4 lakh people living with HIV (PLHIV), of which 14.5 lakh are on anti retroviral treatment dispensed from 396 centres. Adherence to the ART regimen is vital and this five-year-long assessment, that concluded recently, analysed secondary data of about 2 lakh PLHIV from 81 ART centres across the country.

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar a traitor, split both party, family, says NCP’s Supriya Sule
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Talking to The Indian Express, Sule said, "My father Sharad Pawar is not with Ajit Pawar anymore.”

Frequent call drops, poor data network hit hospitals in city, emergency services
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Bomi Bhote, president of the Hospital Association of Pune, told The Indian Express that poor network had made even the process of getting in touch with doctors working in the same hospital a time-consuming one.

Gadchiroli conducts successful experiment in ensuring ‘alcohol-free’ state elections
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

The mission started years ago, in 1993, when, after six years of protest, the Maharashtra government introduced an alcohol ban in Gadchiroli district.

Pune’s Sassoon brings down hospital-acquired infections with resistant bugs
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Each year, from November 18 to 24, the World Antibiotic Awareness Week is observed and aims to increase global awareness on antibiotic resistance and encourage best practices among public, health workers and policymakers

Delhi-Pune SpiceJet flight suffers multiple delays, passengers gherao officials
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

The passengers were first informed that their flight was rescheduled for 8.30 am instead of 8.45 am. The timings were later changed to 10.05 am and then a message was sent stating that the flight will take off at 11 am.

At NCPA’s golden jubilee celebrations, Marathi actor Atul Pethe will bring to life Madhav Achwal’s Kimaya
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Pethe will be performing at the NCPA Add Art festival in Mumbai on November 30.

Fog visibility reports to be sent to major road, rail networks in northern region
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The presence of heavy fog over an extended period in the northern region had led Pune researchers at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology to launch a winter fog experiment (WIFEX 2016-17).

Fighting the Climate Crisis: A conference on health & sustainability looks at ways to heal the climate
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The goal of Climate Healers is to spread awareness that the current global climate and environmental emergencies can be reversed, and all individuals have the power to transform their lives.

Climate change set to undo health gains, to affect kids most: Lancet study
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Children will be among the worst sufferers from a he rise in infectious diseases, the study said, pointing out that cholera is rising 3 per cent a year in India since the early 1980s with climatic suitability for Vibrio bacteria, which cause the disease.

More than 50,000 suffer from diabetes, nearly a lakh from hypertension
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

As part of the programme, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) have been visiting homes with a checklist of seven to eight criteria that helps identify if the person is suffering from NCDs.

Maharashtra govt’s one-stop crisis centre for women in distress to come up in Mundhwa
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

These centres have been planned across each state to facilitate access to an integrated range of services including medical, legal, and psychological support, WCD officials told The Indian Express.

Respect Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya: Muslim organisations in Pune
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Anwar Rajan, trustee-secretary of the Maharashtra Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, said the dispute has been a long-pending and vexatious one. "Apart from the legal aspects, the SC has also had to consider the political impact. Ayodhya should no longer be a political issue now," he said.

One in 4 Indian men in 15-54 yrs age group has anaemia: Study
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

The finding that anaemia was more common among poorer and less educated individuals, those living in rural areas and those in poorer districts was true for both men and women.

One in four Indian men in 15-54 age group has anaemia: Study
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

A new study aimed at determining the prevalence of anaemia among men in India has found that 23.5 per cent of men had anaemia, ranging from mild to moderate to severe degrees.

Manodhairya scheme: To pay compensation, Pune unit looks for 32 ‘missing’ rape survivors
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Among the cases considered eligible, 65 survivors are yet to be given compensation under the Manodhairya scheme, said WCD officials.