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Anuradha Mascarenhas


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

54.5% cases in Maharashtra got coronavirus from Dubai, UAE still not on ‘high risk’ list
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Maharashtra has recorded 33 Covid-19 cases. Out of them, 18 have travel history to Dubai, or history of close contact with them. That is 54.5 per cent of total cases in the state.

IMA doctors: Like any viral infection, COVID-19 will resolve by itself in majority of patients
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

Dr R V Asokan, honorary secretary general of IMA, said several instructions have been issued, including that differential diagnosis of COVID-19 has to be kept in mind while encountering a suspected patient.

Five from Pimpri-Chinchwad test positive for COVID-19
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

The fifth person is a 21-year-old man who returned from Thailand recently, said state Surveillance officer Dr. Pradeep Awate.

21-year-old found positive for coronavirus, Pune count rises to 10
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

The 21-year-old youth, who had landed in Mumbai while returning from US and come to Pune on March 10, immediately went to Naidu Hospital to check if he had the disease. The report on his sample, which came on Friday, showed that he was positive for the disease.

In Pune, a hospital at the front line of coronavirus fight
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Their alertness is imperative as over 50 suspected patients of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are admitted in isolation wards in this civic hospital.

Pune: Coronavirus fear keeps donors away, blood banks stare at shortage
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Nearly 10 blood donation camps have been cancelled and others postponed this week itself, according to officials at blood banks of Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital, Sahyadri hospital and other hospitals in the city.

Explained: Here is how scientists are finding a cure for coronavirus
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

It will take months before a line of treatment or vaccine against the disease can be developed. How are scientists worldwide collaborating? A look at what genetic information is being studied, and why.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Three from Pune, one from Nagpur test positive
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

So far, eight patients have tested positive in Pune but they are stable, said District Collector Naval Kishore Ram. Dr. Archana Patil, Additional Director of Health Services, told The Indian Express that all patients were stable, Nagpur, meanwhile, registered its first case of coronavirus on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Three more test positive in Pune, one in Nagpur, number of cases in Maharashtra rises to 11
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

So far, eight patients have tested positive in Pune but they are stable, said District Collector Naval Kishore Ram. Dr Archana Patil, Additional Director of Health Services, told The Indian Express that all patients were stable.

Covid-19 outbreak: Samples from Indians in Iran sent to NIV
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

A six-member team of scientists and engineers had earlier lifted laboratory equipment to Tehran to set up a field lab to screen Indian nationals. Over the weekend, more than 108 samples were tested at AIIMS, New Delhi.

Pune couple who returned from Dubai test positive: Maharashtra
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The two have been kept in the isolation facility at Naidu hospital and their condition is stable.

Women demand equality in the Church, submit memorandum
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

The women wore white to signify their baptismal vows, Dr Astrid Lobo Gajiwala, member of the Indian women’s theological forum told The Indian Express.

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Fearing shortage, FDA bars sale of N95 masks without prescriptions
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Healthcare workers extensively rely on masks as protective gear and their shortage will leave doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients.

Around 2,200 supported under Women Scientists Scheme: DBT secretary
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

"Around 2200 women scientists have been supported under three components of Women Scientists Scheme in the last five years. This year, 40 women scientists availed "Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) in two batches," Dr Renu Swarup said.

Improving Healthcare: Maharashtra overtakes Tamil Nadu, Telangana in organ donation, transplants
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Thanks to the efforts of regional and state organ transplant organisations, 449 patients benefited in 2019.

Pune: Stuck for a decade, Sassoon’s super-specialty facility gets Rs 41 crore push
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Envisaged in 2008, the facility was supposed to be operational by 2011-12. It was delayed by about eight years due to lack of funds and government apathy.

Army paediatrician takes charge as third woman Lt Gen
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Lt Gen Kanitkar has served for 37 years. She and husband Rajiv, also a Lt Gen, will be the first couple in the armed forces to hold this rank.

Maj Gen Madhuri Kanitkar third woman in the country to assume Lt Gen rank
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Major General Madhuri Kanitkar and her husband Rajiv, also a lieutenant general, will be the first couple in the armed forces to reach this rank. Kanitkar has served in the Indian military for 37 years.

Pune: PhD scholars release ‘Science for Commons’ on ARI’s YouTube channel
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

This is perhaps for the first time that a research institute has encouraged its students and staff engaged with PhD research to upload videos related to their research on the YouTube channel ARI Vidnyan Vardhini.

Tiny fraction of vaccine candidates succeed, more efforts need to be made: Dr Gagandeep Kang on coronavirus
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

At the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Vice-Chair Dr. Gagandeep Kang, who is also the first woman from India to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, tells The Indian Express in an interview that developing a vaccine against COVID-19 will take time.