The NCP chief expressed concern about “mask-less” local residents. "When I was coming to Pimpri-Chinchwad, on the way, I saw people walking around without masks. Even two-wheeler riders and many of those driving four-wheelers were without masks."
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has ordered a probe into Raikar's death. According to Kunal Jaykar, a close relative, the journalist had undergone a swab test in Pune on August 20. "The test was negative. He then decided to return to Ahmednagar, his hometown," said Jaykar.
"Two new jumbo hospitals have come up in Pune, besides two other facilities. In neighbouring Solapur and Satara districts, two new Covid facilities have come up. All these facilities will need additional amount of oxygen as the patient count goes up," Joint Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration, S B Patil, told The Indian Express on Monday.
On Sunday evening, PCMC released the figures of positive patients and those recovered till date. As many as 48,000 people have been infected by coronavirus while around 34,000 have recovered till date.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has claimed that he has taken stern steps against corruption, said Anna Hazare. If this is true and if the Delhi government has indulged in corruption, then why is the central government not taking stern action against the Delhi government?
Laxman Jagtap, however, said, "I am not fully aware why the proposal was rejected by the standing committee. But some members have told me that an inflated estimate of the road was submitted and therefore, there was a need to revise the proposal”.
Hailing the completion of the second jumbo hospital in Pune in a short period of time, Uddhav Thackeray said, "Nobody will believe that the jumbo hospital was completed in a short span. Though it was set up quickly, it is not inferior in quality.
The ruling BJP in the PCMC has been under fire over the issue. Pimpri-Chinchwad Mayor Usha Dhore, in an interview to The Indian Express, says the appointment of doctors who have been picked by the selection committee will be approved by the General Body at a meeting on Thursday.
Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao told The Indian Express, "Covid-19 patients will no longer need to run around for oxygen and ventilator beds. The problem shortage of beds is sorted. By the end of this week, 2,100 oxygen and ventilator beds will be available for Covid patients."
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray never interferes in law and order issues, he backs his police force… If the government had handed over the Sushant Singh Rajput death probe to CBI when Mumbai police had not even completed the inquiry, it would have been an insult to Maharashtra police.
While some doctors at YCM Hospital have already left after receiving better salaries at other hospitals, “others are in mood to quit YCMH if no decision is taken regarding their appointment," said a doctor.
The pre-election arrangements, however, may spring a surprise as the NCP and BJP are likely to join hands in one of the two civic wards. During the 2017 civic polls, NCP and Shiv Sena had contested against each other.
Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial (YCM) Hospital's deputy medical superintendent Dr Shankar Jadhav, who heads the audit team of the government-appointed committee, said the hospital has been asked to refund the amount as they found it has “overcharged patients”.
"Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly... if we don't want the virus to spread, we should avoid celebrations. There should be no installation or immersion processions in the city," said Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar.
On speculation about Parth, who is the son of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, planning to leave the party, Sharad Pawar said, "Why would he leave NCP? There is no truth in it. He has just expressed his opinion, there is no need to exaggerate."
According to information provided by the bank — accessed by The Indian Express – from 2011 to 2020, it has written off a total of Rs 7,400 crore. The major write-offs have come in the last four years when Rs 7,000 crore has been written off.