The 75th round of the National Sample Survey on household consumption related to health, released in July, stated that 73.7 per cent of all those who were hospitalised in the state for treatment, excluding for childbirth, had been treated in private hospitals.
Officials and project consultants say that it would be impossible to review the Made in China heavy machinery that is being used in all Mumbai’s big ticket infrastructure projects, without causing significant time delay and cost escalation if not paralysing these projects altogether.
As of May 1, Malegaon had 274 coronavirus positive cases with 12 deaths. Nine had recovered. As of June 1, the total number of Covid cases had increased to 764 with 58 deaths. In May, 44 people are said to have died due to Covid-related illness.
Local residents have questioned the timing of the maintenance work and cutting down power supply at a time when a heat wave is sweeping the city. Since the beginning of May, the temperature of the city has not dipped below 42 degrees Celsius.
The Malegaon Municipal Corporation has so far tested 3,689 samples, of which it has received reports in 3,158 cases. Senior officials acknowledged that ensuring adequate testing and delivering quick results were a problem for the civic body.
Malegaon, located 280 kms north of Mumbai, as of Thursday had a total patient count of 450 with 12 deaths. It accounts for 88 per cent of the patient count and 100 per cent fatalities of Nashik district, which as of Friday had 510 positive cases and 12 deaths.
The migrant, who worked as a cleaner on a truck was amongst one of the group of thousand labourers who had decided to walk from Mumbai towards North India but were intercepted at Nashik by the local police on March 30.
Interestingly, while health minister Rajesh Tope had disagreed with the chief minister on the timing of the lockdown Tope had wanted to impose it much earlier the NCP leader had refrained from crossing swords with Thackeray in the public
While economists for weeks have been warning about a possible disruption that coronavirus scare could cause to the economy, it is only now that its effects, in form of an apparent slowdown, are manifesting for businesses in Mumbai.
Automakers in India transitioning to BS6 emission norms had already started to feel the pinch as the parts that they had been sourcing from outside India were impacted due to the current global economic lockdown.
While Pathan does not have his own support base, the growing adulation among Muslim youth for the Owaisi brothers helped him win the 2014 polls. Pathan won the constituency which then had 2.7 lakh voters by polling only 25,000 votes.
Capable, considerate, Ashwini Bhide was seen as having put Mumbai Metro on track in her five-year tenure — till she ran aground over Aarey row. Is it wrong to tie an officer so closely to a project, or was the mistake hers in identifying herself with one party? And is her transfer anything but routine?
Many senior officers told The Indian Express that their initial assumption was that the protesters, who had started gathering on Sunday midnight following the attack on students on JNU campus, would disperse after a couple of hours.
According to the ruling coalition’s arrangement, the Shiv Sena’s quota is 15, including the Chief Minister, the NCP’s 16 and the Congress’s 12. The NCP has seven dynasts as Ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, followed by the Shiv Sena with three.