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Tabassum Barnagarwala


Trying our best to not leave out a single child orphaned by Covid: Maharashtra minister Yashomati Thakur
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur tells The Indian Express about the state government’s plans for children who lost their parents to the Covid-19 pandemic, the challenges in the process and the long-term solutions.

As vaccinations, surgeries increase, Mumbai faces acute blood shortage
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

Dr Arun Thorat, in-charge of the State Blood Transfusion Council, said 22,000 units are in stock across Maharashtra — half of usual count of 40,000-50,000 units.

Maharashtra: 3 tribal districts account for one-fourth of severely underweight children
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

Of the 83,909 children found severely underweight, Nandurbar, Gadchiroli and Palghar accounted for 24.7 per cent of the cases.

Maharashtra: With 1,283 fatalities, state touched peak in Covid fatalities on April 26
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

With the reconciliation of numbers, Maharashtra has recorded 1.25 lakh Covid-19 deaths until July 9. The state accounts for over 30 per cent of India’s Covid-19 fatalities.

Maharashtra first state to administer over 3.5 crore vaccine doses
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

Following Maharashtra closely is Uttar Pradesh with 3.52 crore jabs.

Maharashtra government set to double storage capacity of medical oxygen
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a review meeting to discuss existing storage capacity and how hospitals are faring.

Mumbai tops in vaccinating 18-44 group, Kolhapur in 45+
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

In June, the Maharashtra government had received 59 lakh doses, of which 49.8 lakh were Covishield and over nine lakh Covaxin.

Poshan card to ensure uninterrupted nutrition to pregnant women, children during migration
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

Maharashtra's Women and Child Development (WCD) minister Yashomati Thakur said two cards, green and pink, have been introduced specifically for migrants to map their movement and continue with their nutrition.

560 child marriages stalled since pandemic began, FIR in 58 cases
Mon, Jul 05, 2021

Maharashtra’s intervention rose sharply in 2021 and 2020, when 200 and 360 cases were reported, respectively against 2019 and 2018, when 116 and 110 cases were noted.

Mumbai jab scam
Mon, Jul 05, 2021

A single common trait linked those behind the vaccination fraud and helped them win the trust of the unsuspecting victims: their ordinariness.

Bogus vaccine drives: BMC seals Shivam hospital, license revoked permanently
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

The hospital used to treat Covid-19 patients and was also an authorised vaccination centre till April.

‘Third wave peak likely to hover between what we saw in first and second waves’
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

Brinhanmumbai Municipal Corporation's Additional Municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani says that genome sequencing in Mumbai will start next week.

Behind Mumbai fake vaccine scam: a medical association clerk, a hospital picked as centre
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

The employees of Bank of Baroda are believed to have been among the first victims of Singh and his accomplices, who are alleged to have held at least nine drives with fake vaccines across Mumbai.

Mumbai: Shortage of doses hits vaccination, govt-run centres to stay shut on Thursday
Thu, Jul 01, 2021

In M West ward, covering Chembur, only two vaccination centres were functional on Wednesday. Medical officer Dr Bhupendra Patil said they initially expected a fresh stock by Tuesday but have been asked to wait until Thursday.

Sero survey of 2k Mumbai kids finds 51% exposed
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Kasturba Hospital and Nair Hospital in Mumbai collected samples from the 2,176 children, who were medically examined for other illnesses in public and private laboratories.

Two jabs protect, shows survey of Covid-hit in Mumbai
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Of the 2.9 lakh Covid patients in Mumbai, who were surveyed from January 1 to June 17, just 26 reported being infected after receiving the second vaccine dose and 10,500 after the first dose.

80-year-old dies in Ratnagiri, first Delta plus death
Sat, Jun 26, 2021

While the 80-year-old woman died on June 13, officials in Ratnagiri said they received an official communication on June 20 that she was infected with the Delta plus variant.

Centre’s info to states: In under 2 months, private hospitals got 2 crore Covishield jabs, 1.08 crore still left
Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Together, these hospitals purchased 1.97 crore doses of Covishield from May 1 to June 22 under the open market policy, which allows them to purchase up to 25 per cent of total vaccine supply available in the country.

With 2.86 crore doses, Maharashtra tops vaccination charts
Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Maharashtra has administered 2.86 crore doses so far, highest across India followed closely by Uttar Pradesh at 2.63 crore.

21 cases of Delta plus variant detected in Maharashtra: Health minister Rajesh Tope
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

While there is no cause of concern, experts said, the variant has to be watched out for if it is spreading among the people.

Mumbai: Two specialised hospitals for Thane district on the cards
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

The cancer hospital will have eight radiotherapy units to boost limited radiation oncology facilities in India and start a daycare for chemotherapy patients. A residential campus for staff will be created as well.

Maharashtra reports Delta-plus variant, one district has higher cases
Sun, Jun 20, 2021

The Delta-plus, formed by mutation in the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, is currently a “variant of interest”, and hasn’t been classified as a “variant of concern” yet.

No clarity on private vaccine procurement, Maharashtra awaits Centre’s guidelines
Fri, Jun 18, 2021

In absence of clear guidelines, private players have said they will continue to place direct orders with manufacturers to procure doses after June 21. Between June 7 and 21, the central government has stopped vaccine supply to all states and the private sector.

Mumbai Hospital employee behind Kandivali society vaccination scam, BMC orders probe
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

On Wednesday, BMC issued a notice to Hiranandani Heritage society to provide details of vaccination, the MoU signed with the hospital and registration form sent to the BMC before the drive. Additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani has ordered a probe.

State to review if people in 18-44 age group can be vaccinated at govt centres
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Since May 1, 24.98 lakh people in the 18-44 age group have received their first dose in Maharashtra, 1.92 lakh have got the second dose. Except for the few thousand doses that government centres administered in early May, most have paid for their jabs in the private sector.