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Rupsa Chakraborty


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.

Maharashtra govt plans further relaxation in Covid curbs
Mon, Feb 21, 2022

Last week, the Centre wrote to the states, directing them to review the additional restrictions as the positivity rate in India has dropped considerably.

5.1% of kids in 13-15 group in Maharashtra consume tobacco
Fri, Feb 18, 2022

The survey was conducted as part of a national survey by the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2019.

Covid death ex-gratia approvals exceed casualties in Maharashtra
Thu, Feb 17, 2022

State relief and rehabilitation department expects around 10,000 extra deaths over official figures

Resident doctors protest against exclusion from Rs 1.21 L state govt incentive for Covid-19 duty
Wed, Feb 16, 2022

The doctors, who are now serving their medical bonds, have written to state minister Aaditya Thackeray seeking justice

Mumbai District AIDS Control Society installs smart kiosks with short educational videos for HIV patients
Wed, Feb 16, 2022

It has been observed that nearly 30 per cent of the newly diagnosed HIV patients drop out of the ART treatment regime within the first one year of their diagnosis.

Omicron found in 95% of samples picked for 9th round of genome sequencing in city
Tue, Feb 15, 2022

The report revealed that the Omicron variant continued to dominate over its predecessors Delta variants as out of the 190 samples sequenced from Mumbai in the ninth genome sequencing, 180 or 94.74 per cent had the presence of Omicron.

Are antibodies against Covid-19 waning off? BMC to conduct nine-month sero survey
Mon, Feb 14, 2022

The samples of the HCWs will be collected from the hospitals, while the blood samples of the frontline workers will be taken from across the 24 wards in the city.

‘Unknown’ to Chakuli: New names for Nagpur mental hospital patients
Sun, Feb 13, 2022

Chakuli, now 25, is among 239 mental health patients who have been given new names since 2021, when the Nagpur hospital decided to start enrolling their patients for Aadhaar.

Maharashtra’s weekly Covid positivity rate dips to 6.4%; 24 dists buck the trend
Sun, Feb 13, 2022

Between January 10-16, a total of 13,45,494 tests were conducted, of which 3,08,376 or 22.9 per cent samples were detected with Covid-19.

Fatality rate among the unvaccinated in third wave three times higher than vaccinated lot
Sat, Feb 12, 2022

Out of 8,266 Covid-19 infected patients surveyed for the study across 36 districts, 943 were partially vaccinated, 4,359 had taken both the doses while the remaining 2,964 were unvaccinated.

Maharashtra: In 15 days, daily vaccination fell by nearly 45%; 81 lakh yet to get even first dose
Tue, Feb 08, 2022

In the state, over 90% of the eligible population has received the first dose while nearly 68% have been fully vaccinated.

Lata Mangeshkar death: Towards the end, video calls with doctor’s 8-year-old
Mon, Feb 07, 2022

For doctors and nurses at Breach Candy, the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar in the hospital was personal. “Today, my little daughter is grieving,” said Dr Pratit Samdani, internal medicine specialist and consultant at the hospital.

Girls losing out to boys in getting treatment for cancer
Sun, Feb 06, 2022

This gender gap is hampering paediatric cancer treatment among girls, say oncologists, and calls for measures addressing a range of issues from prejudice and awareness to even financial aid.

Spread of Omicron variant lowers Covid CFR to 0.1%
Sat, Feb 05, 2022

As per an analysis by the state health department, in 2020, which is marked as the first wave, 19,44,789 patients contracted Covid-19.

Maharashtra: Nearly 6,000 patients with mental ailments abandoned in 5 years
Tue, Feb 01, 2022

🔴 As per data from January 2016 to September 2021, procured by The Indian Express, a total of 5,877 patients with mental ailments have been abandoned by their relatives in the four regional mental hospitals— Pune, Thane, Raigad and Nagpur.

Detection of leprosy cases drops amid pandemic, orders dry up for factory making shoes for patients
Sun, Jan 30, 2022

The MCR footwear is a boon to leprosy patients, who are highly vulnerable to cuts, ulcers and injuries due to nerve damage. This footwear helps those afflicted with leprosy to walk comfortably and without fear of possible injuries.

More women than men had TB amid pandemic in Mumbai
Sun, Jan 30, 2022

During pre-pandemic years, more men contracted TB than women, as per the data. In 2018, of the total diagnosed 57,031 TB patients, 29,371 were men and 27,448 women. Next year, of the 60,597 TB patients, 31,160 were men and 29,214 women.

Explained: Why AIIMS wants a pan-India study on post-Covid cases of Avascular Necrosis
Sun, Jan 30, 2022

Many patients are being diagnosed with the long post-Covid complications of Avascular Necrosis (AVN), referred to as bone death. What is it, and why are patients developing it? What are the symptoms? Why does AIIMS want to do a multicentric study?

Steroid use, clots: AIIMS seeks nod to study Covid impact on bones
Fri, Jan 28, 2022

With hospitals across the country continuing to report such cases, AIIMS-Delhi itself has treated over 50 patients. Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai undertook hip replacement of 10 AVN patients and several other hospitals across Delhi, Mumbai and other cities have reported an average of 10 cases.

1.15 cr people in Maharashtra yet to take second vaccine jab
Fri, Jan 28, 2022

The district-wise call centres established last December under the programme 'Dastak on phones' are struggling to convince the defaulters, said a source in the government.

Weekly Covid positivity rate remains above 20 pc in 22 districts in Maharashtra
Tue, Jan 25, 2022

🔴 After recording the peak of 20,971 cases on January 7, the daily cases in Mumbai have gradually dropped to 2,550 on January 23.

Death during child birth: At Mumbai’s M-East, maternal health takes a beating
Mon, Jan 24, 2022

One of the biggest worldwide public health triumphs in recent years has been the reduction in maternal mortality.

A Letter From Malgaon village, Shahade taluka, Maharashtra: The shots in the dark
Sun, Jan 23, 2022

🔴 Vaccine hesitancy, loadshedding, busy farmers, long distances — vaccinators are up against many odds in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar. But they are hoping to pull the tribal district up from its trailing numbers

Maharashtra: Vaccination coverage of teens at 45%, many districts lag behind
Sat, Jan 22, 2022

🔴 In Maharashtra, out of the 60.63 lakh children in the age group of 15-18 years, 28.26 lakh of them have taken the first dose.