In 2014, the voters’ turn out in areas like Juhu, Versova and Lokhandwala was less than 50 per cent. “It is tough to get them to come out to vote. In slums the turnout is greater,” Bhavna Jain, secretary All India Mahila Congress, says.
On April 28 evening, teams would leave for the 43 locations where polling is scheduled the next day. While women officials can go home, all male officials will sleep in polling stations, guarding the EVMs.
With the disease incidence of one in four to eight million, paediatricians have limited knowledge of progeria treatment, especially in rural India. According to doctors, Ishan was treated more to control his paralysis, and was given aspirin injections to reduce the risk of stroke.
On a video call, Bhatia slowly mouths his words. “Muscles in my face, shoulder and arms have become weak again. Imagine simple acts of speaking, smiling, kissing, lifting a cup. I can’t perform them easily”.
The anger among healthcare workers, who are the first point of contact in the public healthcare system, is palpable. Last September, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a hike in their incentives, Archana said she earned just Rs 1,000 more.
Of the total 17 lakh population in the Mumbai North West constituency, more than 3.62 lakh residents are north Indians. Besides, the constituency is home to 6.06 lakh Maharashtrians, 3.34 lakh Muslims, 1.9 lakh Gujaratis and Rajasthanis, 1.2 lakh south Indians and 85,000 from other communities.
Over 600 city corporations have visited Indore to learn how a city, which ranked 25 in the 2016 cleanliness survey, has managed to consistently top the charts since then. From over 700 new toilets and urinals to 3,000 roadside bins and a live tracking system to monitor garbage vans, Indore did a lot of things right.
Venkateshwara Mahila Audyogik Utpadak Sahakari Sanstha Limited, a “self-help group” that got the contract to supply Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for malnourished children, was named in a 2012 report by a SC-appointed commission as a front for an agro-based company.
Eye surgeon S Natarajan, who treated the 26-year-old office attendant at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, said he requires a retina reattachment surgery that may cost more than Rs 1 lakh. “But we cannot be sure whether his vision will return.”
After a medical career spanning across 30 years, Kumar’s decision to contest on VBA ticket - a coalition of Prakash Ambedkar’s Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh and Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM - came as a surprise for many in the medical community.