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Pune: 50,000 cases likely by Aug 15, PCMC to focus on ‘super spreaders’ to curb spread of infection
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

"We have around 19,000 cases now. Our doubling rate is 12 days... we expect 50,000 cases by August 15 as we also expect to increase our testing," PCMC Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar told The Indian Express.

PCMC corporator Javed Shaikh dies of Covid at 49
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

PCMC commissioner Shravan Hardikar said,"After Javed Shaikh was given plasma therapy by doctors at the YCM Hospital, he had recovered from Covid and pneumonia. Doctors have told me that he had co-morbidity, including a liver ailment, which caused his death."

Help patients’ kin get hospital bed or face action: Pune District Collector
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

District collector Naval Kishore Ram said he has been getting complaints that private hospitals as well as the civic-run YCM hospital were turning away patients without guiding or directing them to hospitals where beds are available.

Pune: No ventilator bed at 10 hospitals for patient with Covid symptoms
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram said he will order an investigation as to why Shaikh was turned away from so many hospitals. "This should not have happened. We need to probe this thoroughly and set up an effective mechanism," he said.

Oxygenated bed capacity in Pimpri to double by August 10: PCMC chief
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Meanwhile, the PCMC commissioner has appointed two IRS officers, N Ashok Babu and Ravindra Chavan, to check the bed management and medical bills of private hospitals. The Divisional Commissionerate had deputed the two officers to PCMC.

Pune: PCMC directs YCM hospital to file FIR against corporator and others
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

In a span of less than 24 hours on Sunday, doctors and nurses were allegedly abused and threatened thrice. The first two of the three incidents occurred on Sunday morning and in the afternoon.

After patients’ death, kin attack medics, doctors lock themselves up to escape mob
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The first incident happened around 1.30 am when a patient succumbed to coronavirus. Minutes later, 10-14 relatives barged into the fifth-floor ward (503) in an attempt to attack the doctors and nurses.

YCM Hospital runs out of plasma stock, PCMC appeals to Covid-free youths to step forward
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Those who were severely ill with Covid have high level of antibodies, their plasma highly beneficial, say doctors.

Worms again found in food of patients: PCMC asks contractors to improve quality or quit
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

“I have asked the contractors to improve the quality of meal served to patients at our Covid care centres and hospitals. If they cannot do so, they have been asked to quit,” Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar told The Indian Express.

PCMC allows all shops to be open for eight hours starting 9 am
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Vegetable and cloth markets too have been allowed to operate on P1 and P2 basis, which means on even days, shops on one side of the road will be open and on odd days, shops on the other side. Civic grounds and gardens have also been opened.

Covid patients complain about poor quality of food at govt hospital, PCMC sends team to check
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

'Flies, worms found in food; patients can't eat, they dump it in dustbins'.

Pune: 8 doctors, 14 nurses test positive at YCM Hospital
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

At YCM Hospital, the administration has been struggling to get two ICUs functioning because of the shortage of doctors and nurses. At least 240 doctors and nurses are required to run the two ICUs.

In Pune’s rural areas, not a single positive Covid case in over 1,000 villages
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

According to officials, under this mission, "coordinated effort, strict monitoring and tough initiatives" helped in battling the disease, as a result of which 1,100 villages out of 1,405 have not recorded a single Covid-19 case in the last four months.

Pune: 3 brothers die within 6 days of each other, couple leaves 13-year-old daughter behind
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Since March, when Covid-19 cases started emerging in Pimpri-Chinchwad, the industrial city has recorded 10,000 cases and 220 deaths.

Two ICUs at YCM hospital remain shut for want of doctors, nurses
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

A doctor handling Covid-19 patients told The Indian Express that there was severe shortage of doctors in YCMH. “Most of those handling Covid-19 patients are students... Some of them have left after clearing NEET exam and finding job elsewhere," he said.

2,774 non-Covid deaths in Pimpri-Chinchwad from March to June
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Dr Rajendra Wable, dean, YCM hospital, said, “We get patients from across Pune and even beyond. Over 2,500 non-COVID deaths that have been reported in the last four months are not just at YCM hospital but other private hospitals as well.”

Pune: Lockdown norms eased, essential shops allowed to open for a few hours from today
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

In a bid to avoid overcrowding on the first day, both civic bodies have allowed essential commodity shops and vegetable vendors to operate from 8 am to 6 pm on Sunday. From Monday, they will be allowed to operate from 8 am to 12 noon.

Poor-quality masks: PCMC to recover amount from suppliers, but no action against officials
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

"Of the total 13 suppliers, two of them supplied poor-quality masks. We have decided to serve notice to them and recover the amount for the masks. If they fail to pay the amount, we will lodge an FIR against them, " said Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar.

Home isolation and plasma therapy process gain ground in Pimpri-Chinchwad
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Civic health officials said initially, patients were insisting that they be admitted to the hospital. "This was out of fear. We explained and counselled them that though they have tested positive, they have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic.

Retired maths teacher dies of Covid-19 in ICU, husband admitted to same hospital unaware of her death
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Ritesh says he received a phone call from the hospital on Tuesday evening, and doctors told him his father’s condition had deteriorated and he needed to be put on ventilator.

Pune: Retd scientist dies as family fails to find ICU bed for him in private hospitals
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Mahadavan said at Sassoon Hospital, they failed to find an ICU bed. "They told us that there are other patients in the queue for an ICU bed. Narsimhan, who was conscious, was put in the general ward and given oxygen support."

No children died of Covid in Pimpri-Chinchwad: YCM doctors
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

The head paediatrician said most children were accompanied by their mothers in the wards. “Eighty per cent of the mothers were with their babies in the hospital. They were treated as Covid patients. Either the babies got infected by their mothers or vice-versa,” she said.

Pune: 2-wheelers allowed for workers, officials say industries need to follow norms
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

"...Today, we have revised our lockdown guidelines and allowed workers to use two-wheelers to their workplaces... industrial units will have to issue passes to workers, in the format provided by us," Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar told The Indian Express.

Pune: Industries, IT sector, govt offices to function; conditions laid down
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

In an order, the new Pune Municipal Commissioner, Vikram Kumar, said that the coronavirus infection in the city is spreading very fast and the state government has empowered the civic administration to take all possible steps to stop it.

Day after he spoke out against lockdown decision, Pune civic body chief shunted out
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

I express my views fearlessly, says Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad.

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