Meanwhile, in a separate incident, three men were arrested for allegedly preparing fake medical certificates for people wanting to procure digital travel passes from police.
District collector Naval Kishore Ram said he has been getting complaints that private hospitals as well as the civic-run YCM hospital were turning away patients without guiding or directing them to hospitals where beds are available.
Police said the complainant works for a businessman in Market Yard. He was going towards the Pune People's Cooperative Bank, Market Yard, on a motorcycle to deposit the cash, which was collected at his workplace.
Despite the steady addition of new patients, the number of active patients, compared to the total number of cases, has dropped in the last 12 days, because of the higher number of recovered patients.
Of the 100 police personnel who have succumbed to the infection, eight are officers and 92 constabulary staff. A large portion of the police force continues to be deployed to enforce restrictions at containment zones and at hospitals and Covid Care Centres across the state.
The study is being funded by the RESPIRE unit of the University of Edinburgh along with Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI). The RESPIRE unit is a global health research unit focusing on respiratory health in Asia.
During the probe, police found that a 17-year-old relative of the girl, who is her cousin's son, had gone to the family of the girl and informed them about her death when others were still ascertaining the details
While Ramchandra Hankare has been heading the PMC's health department, the state government has roped in additional health officer Nitin Bilolikar as cases in the city rise steeply, with PMC reporting among the highest cases in India
An order issued on July 28 has given the approval to outsource personnel appointment for six months. Work is underway to step up the bed strength, sources said. The capacity in the 11- storey building is 530 beds and the district administration is hoping to increase it to 850.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Pornima Gaikwad said, “We have found a note in the house which states that they were ending their lives because of their prolonged illness, and no one else should be held responsible for their act. The note has signatures of both of them.
Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram said he will order an investigation as to why Shaikh was turned away from so many hospitals. "This should not have happened. We need to probe this thoroughly and set up an effective mechanism," he said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Pornima Gaikwad said that a suicide note was found in their house which said that they were ending their lives because of their prolonged illness.
This year, 17,65,898 candidates registered for the exams, which took place from March 3 to 23. Of them, 9,75,894 were boys and 7,89,898 girls.
Meanwhile, the PCMC commissioner has appointed two IRS officers, N Ashok Babu and Ravindra Chavan, to check the bed management and medical bills of private hospitals. The Divisional Commissionerate had deputed the two officers to PCMC.
“The increase in the number of patients in Pune district is a result of huge increase in testing. The situation in Pune is under control," said Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said at a video-conference meeting held in Mumbai with Union minister Prakash Javadekar.
“We have restored our services... during the two days, we were unable to take in more admissions. However, the hospital has nearly 145 Covid positive patients and they are recovering well,” said Vinod Sawantwadkar, CEO of Jehangir Hospital.
Hospital authorities said some nurses had quit either for better opportunities in Middle East countries or left to join short three-month contract jobs at government medical facilities.
“It has been noticed that private medical practitioners at their clinics have stopped providing service…This has put pressure on the existing health infrastructure being utilised for treating patients,” said Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar.
Officials from Pune Rural police station said the incident took place between 2 am and 3 am. Security cameras installed inside the temple show two persons, with their faces covered, breaking into the sanctum sanctorum and fleeing with the silver umbrella.
“Union minister Prakash Javadekar has assured 100 ventilators to the PMC for treatment of critical Covid-19 patients in the city. They would be dispatched in batches,” said Mayor Murlidhar Mohol after a video conference with Javadekar and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.
In the growth analysis of daily Covid-19 cases in 15 ward offices, Nagar Road-Vadgaonsheri ward office area has the fourth lowest of 2,269 patients registered so far, but a surge in new patients in the last two weeks made it the fourth highest with active cases at 968.
Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, director general, India Meteorological Department said that the IMD was working with ISRO and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to develop a space-based cyclone communication system especially for fishermen who venture into the deep sea.
In a span of less than 24 hours on Sunday, doctors and nurses were allegedly abused and threatened thrice. The first two of the three incidents occurred on Sunday morning and in the afternoon.
“Maximum 81.2 per cent patients were identified through contact tracing, while awareness raised by the civic body helped 11.6 per cent patients report their symptoms on their own,” said Mayor Murlidhar Mohol.
Meanwhile, ramping up bed strength has enabled the administration to add 1,107 oxygenated beds and, as against 2,216 10 days ago, there are a total of 3,323 oxygenated beds, and 171 more ICU beds with ventilators.
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