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Pimpri-Chinchwad: After two months, Covid-19 cases fall 1000-mark; Mayor credits weekend lockdown
Sun, May 16, 2021

The positivity rate which had shot up to 40 per cent in March-April has also come down to around 12 per cent.

Pimpri-Chinchwad: Black fungus claims 9 lives at YCM hospital, 2 lose vision in one eye
Sun, May 16, 2021

After covid recovery, patients should continue to take prescribed medicines. "Some patients suddenly stop the medicine which could prove detrimental to them as it leads to formation of the black fungus in the nose or on jaws," a doctor advises.

PCMC starts second dose for health workers, first dose for those above 45 years from today
Sat, May 15, 2021

The health department said it has stopped vaccinations of those in the age group of 18-44 years as per the directions of the state government. Their vaccination had started on May 1. There are over 20 lakh citizens in the age group of over 18-44.

Pune: PCMC flying squads to monitor remdesivir use in civic, private hospitals
Fri, May 14, 2021

The PCMC itself had to face embarrassment recently after one of the employees from the civic-run Auto Cluster Covid hospital was caught black marketing remdesivir injections.

PCMC to reserve 300 beds for children at three hospitals, 1,000 at Covid care centre
Sat, May 15, 2021

Dhakane said PCMC also plans to take over a vacant MHADA building at Masulkar Colony to set up a 1000 bed Covid Care Centre for children.

PCMC employs ‘flying squads’ to monitor use to Remdisivir in hospitals
Fri, May 14, 2021

The flying squads are set to start their inspections at the civic and private hospital from today. PCMC junior engineers and deputy engineers will be part of the squads.

Pimpri: PCMC says 1,400 oxygen beds available for Covid patients; hospitals face shortage of ventilator beds
Fri, May 14, 2021

PCMC Additional Health chief Dr Anil Roy said by 12 noon on Thursday, 1,404 oxygen beds were available in PCMC-run COVID hospitals and Covid Care Centres and private hospitals.

Pune man donates plasma for a record 14 times: ‘Never felt weak, ready for more’
Thu, May 13, 2021

Munot said his repeated donations should help remove the misconceptions from the minds of those who have recovered from COVID-19.

Big-hearted Pune youngsters at doorsteps of Covid-19 patients with O2 cylinders for free
Wed, May 12, 2021

Prashant Jagtap and group utilised Rs 3 lakh meant for his brother's marriage to purchase 36 cylinders each costing Rs 18,000.

Rampant misuse of oxygen in Pune Covid hospitals, find govt audit teams
Wed, May 12, 2021

District officials said they were able to stabilise the situation after panic in hospitals over oxygen shortage. Officials said some shortage was being created by the hospitals themselves, who were not using oxygen judiciously.

In Solapur district: Days after election duty, teacher tests Covid positive, dies; his parents & aunt also succumb to infection
Tue, May 11, 2021

The state government has now sought a report from the Solapur district administration in connection with the death of the teacher and his family members. Mane had neither been vaccinated nor undergone a Covid test before joining poll duty.

A Family Member to Attend To Covid Patient: Collectorate objects, asks YCM hospital to recruit more ward boys, aayahs to help patients
Tue, May 11, 2021

YCMH dean Dr Rajendra Wable said the decision regarding allowing family members to help critically ill patients was taken due to staff shortage and in the interest of senior citizen patients who cannot move out of their bed.

Pune administration objects: No entry for family members of Covid-affected patients in YCM Hospital
Tue, May 11, 2021

The district collector has instead asked the hospital administration to appoint more ward boys and ‘ayaahs’ to help patients.

After Maharashtra bypoll duty, teacher dies of Covid; his parents, aunt die in same week
Tue, May 11, 2021

Pramod, who was known for his work ethic, had refused to heed his family’s advice on avoiding contact tracing work.

Pune: Covid deaths rising, PCMC says early treatment key to lower mortality rate
Tue, May 11, 2021

PCMC health chief Dr Anil Roy said deaths among local residents in the age group of 60-69 years, and above 70, were the highest.

Former MP Sambhajirao Kakade, a staunch opponent of Sharad Pawar, dies at 89
Tue, May 11, 2021

Fondly addressed as Lala, Sambhajirao Kakade headed the state Janata Party unit in the 70s and was later with the Janata Dal formed under the leadership of V P Singh.

As Covid deaths rise, PCMC says ‘early treatment’ key to cut fatalities
Mon, May 10, 2021

After an uptick in covid fatalities, the committee had been tasked to analyse deaths at the five major civic-run hospitals and suggest measures to reduce them.

PCMC allays fears, says second dose of vaccines to be available at 59 centres
Mon, May 10, 2021

The remarks come after those waiting for the second dose started crowding the vaccination centres. However, they are forced to return as several vaccination centres were shut due to inadequate stock.

Police chief warns PCMC of law and order problems after four doctors arrested for accepting bribe
Sun, May 09, 2021

Prakash wanted strict action against two doctors belonging to corporation-run hospital for providing a ventilator bed to Covid-19 patient after taking money and wanted PCMC to set its house in order

Pune civic hospital allows family members to attend critically-ill Covid patients
Sun, May 09, 2021

Dr Wable said this kind of practice is only being followed in YCM hospital and not in other civic hospitals. "We have 650 patients but do not have adequate staff to care for each and every patient, especially those who cannot move out of their beds," he said.

Pune: Activists, BJP protest against move to merge part of PCNTDA with PMRDA
Sat, May 08, 2021

Activists an voluntary organisation have decided to bring all the groups under the banner of 'Amhi Pimpri-Chinchwadkar' and launch an agitation.

Pimpri-Chinchwad: Over two lakh residents beat Covid in 14 months, recovery rate remains high
Sat, May 08, 2021

According to the health department, the recovery rate is highest in the 0-12 years age group at 89 per cent, followed by the the 13-21 years age group at 88 per cent.

Pimpri-Chinchwad flares up over move to merge PCNTDA with PMRDA, activists, politicians launch protest
Sat, May 08, 2021

The activists said under the banner of Nagrik Haqq Surakashi Samiti, they have decided to bring together all social and political organisations and launch the agitation as "Amhi Pimpri-Chinchwadkar”.

Pimpri-Chinchwad: Over 2 lakh citizens beat Covid in 14 months, recovery rate close to 90%
Sat, May 08, 2021

Officials said till Friday evening, Pimpri-Chinchwad had around 23,000 active cases. Of these, just over 15,000 are in home isolation and around 7000 hospitalised.

Nine arrested persons found in one lock up, Pimpri cops face action as police chief in disguise stumps them
Sat, May 08, 2021

The police chief and the ACP, disguised as the Muslim couple, then visited two police stations – Hinjawadi and Wakad where they found ‘good policing’.

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