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Mumbai: Volunteers, NGOs help bridge gap in oxygen supply
Sat, May 08, 2021

Simranjeet, 27, is one among several volunteers associated with various non-profits across Mumbai helping citizens in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic, the intensity of which has taken everyone by surprise this year.

Mumbai air ambulance emergency landing: ‘I thanked god when I heard they landed safely’
Fri, May 07, 2021

CISF staffer who spotted air ambulance wheel falling off to get commendation and a cash reward.

More than 50% e-pass applications rejected in state, 73% in Mumbai
Fri, May 07, 2021

The rejection percentage is much higher in Mumbai, with 73 per cent applicants being denied permission to travel by the city police.

Most rail coaches converted into isolation centres lying unused in three districts
Thu, May 06, 2021

While claiming that they are seeing a decline in Covid-19 cases, district officials said they will continue to use the coaches till the number sees a huge drop.

7.41 lakh people left for north, east, N-E states in April amid new curbs: Rly data
Tue, May 04, 2021

A significant fraction of the travellers is believed to have comprised migrant labourers, making their way back to their hometowns.

Mumbai: Private ambulances charge a bomb as BMC free service struggles over workload
Mon, May 03, 2021

For a 13-km ride, which takes barely 23 minutes from Andheri to Sion Hospital, the private facilities charge Rs 6,000 for an oxygen ambulance and Rs 13,000 for an advanced life-support ambulance.

Covid-19 second wave: 68 cops died in April in Maharashtra
Sun, May 02, 2021

An equal number of cops had died in previous five months

Mumbai: Court rejects bail of Virar hospital fire accused
Sat, May 01, 2021

Last December, the SC had directed all states to carry out fire safety audits of dedicated Covid-19 hospitals.

Anti-Corruption Bureau sends proposal to home dept for open inquiry against Waze
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Agency did not act on anonymous complaint against him last year

Mumbra Hospital Fire: Proposal to make fire audit a must pending since ’14
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

A former chief of Maharashtra Fire Services, Milind Deshmukh, had proposed an amendment to the Fire Act, mandating comprehensive third-party statutory fire audit by licensed professionals.

Virar hospital misplaced its fire compliance certificate, says police
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

The Indian Express had reported that the fire alarm system of the hospital was not in a working condition when the blaze started in the ICU ward.

14 Maharashtra police personnel succumb to Covid-19 in a week; toll at 403
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Presently, 4,133 policemen have Covid-19 in the state. Since March 22 last year, 39,984 tested positive and 35,644 recovered.

Fire alarm at Virar Covid hospital was not working: Police
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

From the footage retrieved from the CCTV camera, it was found that the first spark was seen at 2.35am in the ICU room. Within two minutes, the camera shut down as the blaze spread.

Mumbai Virar hospital fire: 15 covid patients die, hospital took 35 mins to call fire brigade
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

Meanwhile, it was found that the hospital had got an all-clear from the municipal corporation after a fire safety audit conducted earlier this year.

Maharashtra sees another Covid hospital fire: 15 of 17 ICU patients killed in Virar
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

“The fire was put out within minutes, but 13 of the 17 patients (in the ICU) had died by then,” said Kishore Gavas, Deputy Commissioner, Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation. Two more patients died after being rescued and taken to another hospital.

Virar Covid hospital fire: AC that caught fire in ICU was repaired a day earlier
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Two patients near the ICU exit were awake and rushed out on their own. Had they waited for a few more seconds, the blast would have killed them, an official said, adding that hospital staffers pulled two more patients out of the ward.

Mumbai fire incident: Hospital had inadequate manpower and supplies, say bereaved family members
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Many of the patients who died had informed their family members that they were feeling hot as there was a problem with the air conditioning.

‘He is gone, but we do not want anyone else to die like this’
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Among those The Indian Express spoke to was a mother who lost her only child, a man who lost her mother on her birthday, a disabled child who lost his mother and a son who was seen clicking his father’s charred face on his phone as a last memory.

Fire at Covid-19 hospital in Vasai kills 13; next of kin to get Rs 2 lakh each
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

The fire broke out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Vijay Vallabh Hospital, which is treating Covid-19 patients.

Additional forces deployed in Mumbai police stations to help enforce curbs
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

In addition, Director General of Police Sanjay Pande said, three companies of State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) have also been given to Mumbai Police.

25 from Maharashtra police succumb in 16 days
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

In the last 16 days, the department has reported 25 deaths among its personnel, taking the total Covid-related death toll within its ranks to 389 as on Wednesday.

Mumbai Police to distribute 6 lakh stickers to motorists at checkpoints, experts warn of misuse
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

As it is practically impossible to check each vehicle, the police are conducting random checks at checkpoints and nakabandis at present.

Watch: Railway pointsman saves child who fell on tracks in Mumbai
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

In a 29-second video of the incident shared by the Central Railways’ Mumbai division, a 30-year-old woman, who is blind, is seen walking with her six-year-old son on the platform when he accidentally slips and falls onto the railway tracks.

Mumbai: Rush for colour-coded stickers; checks lead to traffic congestion
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Many motorists at nakas, who rushed to collect stickers, sought clarity about them and the categories of essential services they covered. The police are distributing the stickers free of cost at the nakas.

Fadnavis intervenes in police questioning of pharma official, sparks new Maharashtra row
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Senior cabinet members from the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress attacked Fadnavis for procuring the medicine on his own, questioned his intentions, and accused him of interfering in the work of the police.

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