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Rupsa Chakraborty


Health dept asks all districts to keep vigil in case of surge in Covid cases
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

Medical experts believe that the next two weeks will be crucial after the relaxation and have suggested that people keep using masks.

Immunisation against Covid: Districts gear up to jab 90 lakh people yet to take first dose
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

As the state is preparing to waive Covid-19 restrictions, nearly 90 lakh people haven’t taken either of the two vaccine doses. The state public health department, in a desperate attempt, has instructed all districts to give a boost to the inoculation drive for the “vulnerable” population.

Maharashtra: Not enough takers for Corbevax vaccine, several doses wasted
Tue, Mar 29, 2022

The most amount of wastage has been noticed in heavily rural districts such as Nandurbar, Parbhani and Dhule, which have seen the lowest response to vaccination in this age group.

Maharashtra: Of every 7 weighing scales in anganwadi centres, one is defective in malnutrition-hit Melghat
Sun, Mar 27, 2022

On a monthly basis, the children need to be weighed, which is part of the nutrition programme, to keep a check on their nutrition level. Healthcare activists claim that the weighing machines are not calibrated regularly and are thus inaccurate.

Mumbai: BMC begins sixth sero survey to study presence of antibodies
Sun, Mar 27, 2022

The samples of the healthcare workers are being collected from the hospitals, while the blood samples of the frontline workers are being collected from across the 24 wards in the city.

Mumbai: KEM hospital faces drug shortage, BMC assures crisis will end soon
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

For the last two months, the hospital has locally been sourcing the medicines even as the BMC has assured the crisis will end in a few days.

War-torn Ukraine: Medical varsities start online classes, ask nations to provide practical training
Wed, Mar 23, 2022

Amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, nearly 23,000 medical students fled to India. They heaved a sigh of relief Monday when universities along the Ukraine-Russia border resumed online classes after nearly a month. Other universities are also set to start online classes from next month.

Ukraine scraps degree exam for all final year medical students
Tue, Mar 22, 2022

As students had to return to India without completing their medical courses, they were spending sleepless nights staring at an uncertain future.

ASHAs face ire of villagers as govt includes male organ’s replica in family planning kit
Tue, Mar 22, 2022

The ASHAs in Maharashtra conduct door-to-door counseling on family planning that includes educational discussion about sterilisation, sex, birth control and fertilisation among others.

Scramble for genome-sequencing samples at labs in Maharashtra as pandemic curve flattens
Mon, Mar 21, 2022

Following a Central government directive to ramp up genome sequencing, the state has decided to collect random samples from hospitals and patients with respiratory infections.

Magic Malegaon project: Less Covid cases in city, MUHS to study blood samples of Malegaon residents
Sat, Mar 19, 2022

Under the 'Magic Malegaon' project, the MUHS has taken up the initiative to investigate why the region, which was once a hotspot in the first wave, continues to report low Covid-19 cases unlike other regions in Nashik district.

Districts below state average seek lower target, tracking of immigrated population
Wed, Mar 16, 2022

At present, 91 per cent of the population in Maharashtra have been vaccinated with the first dose and nearly 71 per cent have taken both the doses.

Shortage of psychiatrists in govt hospitals taking toll on patients
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

On a daily basis, a number of citizens like Fatima struggle due to unavailability of psychiatrists. And while the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced to invest Rs 25 crore to establish yoga centres for “the mental well being” of the public, the acute dearth of mental health professionals in 16 peripheral hospitals remains ignored.

High fees, less seats in India force many to study in even lesser known countries
Sat, Mar 05, 2022

Data sourced from Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) shows that medical students from 54 countries appeared for the exam to acquire a license to practice in India. The list has countries, including Saint Kitts, St Lucia, Curacao, Belarus, Tanzania and Belize among others.

Maharashtra to seek clarity from Centre over disposal protocol for expired vaccines
Sat, Mar 05, 2022

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked private hospitals to refrain from destroying the vaccines until further directions. Under the existing rules, expired vials are disposed of under the laid protocols of hazardous and biomedical waste.

First time since pandemic began, Maharashtra records zero Covid deaths
Thu, Mar 03, 2022

On Wednesday, the state reported 544 new Covid-19 cases. Meanwhile, Mumbai also recorded zero Covid-19 deaths for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday, and 100 new cases.

BMC to upgrade dispensaries, run health centre with diagnostic centres, tele-medicine facilities
Thu, Mar 03, 2022

The BMC has decided to start these centres under the name ‘Hinduhridayasamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Health Centre’.

Students scramble for way out of Kyiv, Kharkiv after death of 21-year-old
Wed, Mar 02, 2022

With the death of a fellow medical student from Kharkiv National Medical University, Goregaon resident Keranap Kirupakaran rushed to the city's railway station, risking her life amid the bombing.

Moldova emerges as new exit route for Indian students fleeing Ukraine
Tue, Mar 01, 2022

Hundreds of medical students, including a few belonging to Maharashtra, from Odessa — a port city in Ukraine – have moved to Moldova from where they are hoping to be evacuated.

BMC audits 29,271 hospital bills, brings down Covid treatment cost by Rs 21 crore
Sun, Feb 27, 2022

In the first wave, after it was flooded with complaints of inflated hospital bills for Covid-19 treatment, the civic body appointed 70 auditors who were tasked with auditing medical bills of 35 major private hospitals.

Applications made in December last year, Covid death ex-gratia yet to reach many in Maharashtra
Sat, Feb 26, 2022

There are scores of people across Maharashtra who haven’t received their ex-gratia even after months of application with no reasons explained.

As Russia Ukraine crisis escalates, stranded students wait for evacuation
Fri, Feb 25, 2022

The students are so apprehensive that even a loud sound outside their hostel is enough to scare them off.

Only 30 babies out of 1,665 births from HIV-positive mothers tested positive for infection in last 5 years: MDACS
Thu, Feb 24, 2022

Data from Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) showed that per 56 deliveries of HIV infected mothers, only one newborn got the infection.

‘Things escalated fast…’: Indian students in Ukraine hole up for now, hope flights will restart soon
Thu, Feb 24, 2022

A student, Ananta Barvey who is a third year MBBS student at Kyiv's Bogomolets National Medical University in Ukraine was fast asleep on Thursday morning when her friends came knocking at her door after they heard noise of bombing.

Anganwadi workers call off stir; to continue agitation on district level
Thu, Feb 24, 2022

There are around 2.12 lakh AWs in Maharashtra who get Rs 8,500 as honorarium per month while the helpers get Rs 4,500. They are demanding that the honorarium be raised to Rs 15,000.