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BMC aims to vaccinate 1 crore Mumbaiites within a month

Expecting a rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine early next year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the blueprint of its immunisation process aims to vaccinate around 1 crore Mumbaiites within a month in the first phase.
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
Published on Dec 04, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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ByRupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai

NDMC municipal health officer tests Covid-19 positive

Many civic officials, doctors, nurses, sanitation workers and other staffers of the municipal corporations in Delhi have tested positive till date.
In the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, a sanitation worker succumbed to the disease in late May.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
In the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, a sanitation worker succumbed to the disease in late May.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 13, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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Rajasthan records highest single-day spike of 242 Covid-19 cases

Health officials said the 242 cases reported on Sunday include 60 from Jaipur, 43 from Jodhpur, 18 from Dungarpur and 14 from Pali.
There was an outbreak in the jails on Saturday when 119 cases were reported from two prisons in Jaipur district. On Sunday too, until 2pm, 14 cases had been reported from the two jails.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
There was an outbreak in the jails on Saturday when 119 cases were reported from two prisons in Jaipur district. On Sunday too, until 2pm, 14 cases had been reported from the two jails.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami

Govt sets up 21 health centres for screening of Bhopal gas tragedy victims

Bhopal Gas Tragedy survivors organisations had been demanding since the number of deaths in the state capital rose alarmingly that all the survivors be screened given their being prone to contracting coronavirus.
Bhopal has registered 571 Covid-19 patients so far out of whom 16 have died. As per organisations of the tragedy survivors at least 15 of the deceased were the gas tragedy victims.(PTI)
Bhopal has registered 571 Covid-19 patients so far out of whom 16 have died. As per organisations of the tragedy survivors at least 15 of the deceased were the gas tragedy victims.(PTI)
Published on May 05, 2020 10:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

As alarm goes off in Indore, officials ask people to follow lockdown rules

Administrative authorities are on their toes in order to ensure strict compliance of social distancing and prevent unnecessary movement of people and gathering, officials said.
According to central figures as of Monday evening, men accounted for 73% of the Covid-19 positive cases in India in comparison with the 24% infection rate in women.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
According to central figures as of Monday evening, men accounted for 73% of the Covid-19 positive cases in India in comparison with the 24% infection rate in women.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 10:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Indore | ByRanjan Srivastava

Covid-19: Thailand suspends incoming passenger flights to fight coronavirus

Thailand will temporarily ban all passenger flights from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the country’s aviation agency said on Friday.
A flight information board displays cancelled flights at Reagan National Airport during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2020. (Representational)(REUTERS)
A flight information board displays cancelled flights at Reagan National Airport during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2020. (Representational)(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 02:03 PM IST
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Bangkok | ByReuters

Civic bodies halt outdoor fogging due to pollution, residents unhappy

The national capital has been breathing toxic air since (October 10) when AQI plunged to poor zone for the first time after at least two months of relatively good air.
A view of smog and pollution at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of smog and pollution at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 11:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

Former Kalyan mayor dies of suspected H1N1

Hospital authorities said her condition was critical as she had pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), affecting her lungs.
Patil is survived by her husband Nitin Patil, who runs a transport business, a daughter and a son.(HT image)
Patil is survived by her husband Nitin Patil, who runs a transport business, a daughter and a son.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 03:04 AM IST
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Kalyan | BySajana Nambiar

FIR registered against MP hospital officials

The FIR was registered at Chhatripura police station against Dr Sudhir Mahashabde, the managing director, and Dr Suhas Bande, the medical superintendent, based on a complaint by Indore’s chief medical health officer (CMHO), Dr Praveen Jadiya.
On August 5 and 8, 15 persons(HT FILE)
On August 5 and 8, 15 persons(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 31, 2019 01:04 AM IST
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Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

111 malaria cases reported in Delhi, double that of dengue

Till August 17, Delhi had confirmed 111 malaria and 57 dengue cases. Twenty cases of chikungunya were also reported.
The number of malaria cases has been double than that of dengue since the beginning of this year, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) data released on Monday said.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The number of malaria cases has been double than that of dengue since the beginning of this year, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) data released on Monday said.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

1 officer suspended, two served notices in Madhya Pradesh for botched cataract surgeries

11 people complained of vision loss days after undergoing cataract surgeries at a hospital in Indore on August 8.
A trust runs the hospital but a camp for cataract surgeries was organised following permission from the health department, said a district health official.(ANI)
A trust runs the hospital but a camp for cataract surgeries was organised following permission from the health department, said a district health official.(ANI)
Published on Aug 19, 2019 01:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Indore | ByHT Correspondent

18-yr-old may be Thane’s 1st leptospirosis casualty

Dr Kuldeep Mahajan, medical director, Ace Hospital and Research Centre, who treated Sagat, said, her symptoms seemed like leptospirosis.
This could be the first leptospirosis case in Thane this monsoon.(HT image)
This could be the first leptospirosis case in Thane this monsoon.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 05:27 AM IST
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Thane | ByHT Correspondent

GPSC Recruitment 2019: Apply for 1619 vacancies of medical and health officers in Gujarat before July 31

GPSC Recruitment 2019: Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) has invited applications for recruitment of medical and health officers. There are a total of 1619 posts including 1493 Medical Officer, Class-2 posts and 126 Insurance Medical Officer, Class-2 posts.
(HT File)
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Updated on Jul 16, 2019 01:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNandini

200 swine flu cases reported in first five months: BMC data

While there were no cases reported between January and May in 2018, 70 cases (three deaths) were reported in 2017, and two cases in 2016.
The city has witnessed 200 cases of swine flu (H1N1) in the first five months of the year— the highest since 2016. There have been two deaths owing to the virus in March.(Manoj Patil/HT photo)
The city has witnessed 200 cases of swine flu (H1N1) in the first five months of the year— the highest since 2016. There have been two deaths owing to the virus in March.(Manoj Patil/HT photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 05:05 AM IST
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Mumbai | BySadaguru Pandit

‘Parents not sharing blood samples of kids’: Health officials

During a recent survey, BMC officials found 22 new suspected measles cases in two wards (11 each) — F(S)-Parel and P (N)-Malad. However, officials have managed to collect only five and four blood samples of these cases from the respective wards.
Many parents of the children suspected to have contracted measles are unwilling to share their child’s blood samples, which is proving to be a hurdle in confirming the cases in a laboratory test, said health officials from the Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).(AFP)
Many parents of the children suspected to have contracted measles are unwilling to share their child’s blood samples, which is proving to be a hurdle in confirming the cases in a laboratory test, said health officials from the Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).(AFP)
Published on May 08, 2019 04:31 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByAayushi Pratap

2 women die of H1N1, 2019’s first victims from Mumbai

These are the first deaths of Mumbai residents caused by the respiratory infection in 2019.
Swine flu, a respiratory infection, generally spreads rapidly during winters, but there has been a spike in the number of cases across India even as warmer weather set in.(HT Photo)
Swine flu, a respiratory infection, generally spreads rapidly during winters, but there has been a spike in the number of cases across India even as warmer weather set in.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

BMC investigates measles outbreak

Dr Padmaja Keskar, executive health officer, BMC, confirmed that they are investigating a measles outbreak.
Dr Keskar said that convincing parents in high refusal wards has been an uphill task.(HT Photo)
Dr Keskar said that convincing parents in high refusal wards has been an uphill task.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 08:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAayushi Pratap

Mumbai civic body to investigate measles outbreak

40 new cases reported; Patients from areas where locals, school officials have repeatedly refused vaccinations, says civic body
According to the BMC, none of the patients who have been clinically diagnosed with measles have been vaccinated against the disease.(HT FILE)
According to the BMC, none of the patients who have been clinically diagnosed with measles have been vaccinated against the disease.(HT FILE)
Published on Apr 23, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAayushi Pratap, Mumbai

MC starts fining litterbugs at Sukhna Lake

While street vendors have to pay up 500 for littering, visitors, eateries and other shops will have to cough up 10,000.
Recently many non-government organisations came forward to clean the area, putting pressure on the MC to start the challan drive and deploy additional sanitation staff.(HT Photo)
Recently many non-government organisations came forward to clean the area, putting pressure on the MC to start the challan drive and deploy additional sanitation staff.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVivek Gupta

No record of pathology labs in city: BMC’s reply to RTI query

City-based pathologist Dr Prasad Kulkarni filed the query in February, seeking a list of pathology laboratories, its owners, staff pathologists and contact details in the city.
No record of pathology labs in city: BMC’s reply to RTI query (Diwakar Prasad/HT Photo)
No record of pathology labs in city: BMC’s reply to RTI query (Diwakar Prasad/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 10:31 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Cat that lived 6 years in Alaska general store gets evicted

A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is being forced out after officials notified the store owners that the cat’s presence violates food safety standards.
The state Food Safety and Sanitation Program received a complaint about Stormy and an environmental health officer saw the cat in the store, said Jeremy Ayers, section manager for the agency.(Reuters)
The state Food Safety and Sanitation Program received a complaint about Stormy and an environmental health officer saw the cat in the store, said Jeremy Ayers, section manager for the agency.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 03:13 PM IST
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Alaska | ByAssociated Press

Kamala Mills blaze: Three top civic officials guilty, says BMC chief

The internal inquiry was headed by additional municipal commissioner Vijay Singhal, who submitted his report to civic chief Ajoy Mehta on Wednesday.
The 2017 fire at the Kamala Mills eateries killed 14 people.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The 2017 fire at the Kamala Mills eateries killed 14 people.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 12:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySagar Pillai

Five school students in Kerala tested positive for H1N1 virus

A medical check-up was underway at the school, the health officer said, adding three doctors have been deputed for the purpose.
Five students of a centrally-administered residential school near here have been tested positive for H1N1 virus while 67 others with suspected infection kept under observation (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Five students of a centrally-administered residential school near here have been tested positive for H1N1 virus while 67 others with suspected infection kept under observation (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 24, 2019 06:09 PM IST
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Kasargod (Kerala) | ByPress Trust of India

People’s power revives Navi Mumbai pond

The PCMC cleanliness squad has joined residents in collecting garbage and debris collected by residents for the past few weeks now
The lake at Sector at 35 in Kharghar, which has turned into a dump yard, is slowly being revived.(Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The lake at Sector at 35 in Kharghar, which has turned into a dump yard, is slowly being revived.(Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 12:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPadmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai

MP govt doctor shifted after alleged kiss in operation room clip goes viral

The undated clip purportedly shows the Ujjain district hospital civil surgeon kissing a woman in an operation theatre.
According to sources, the woman seen in the video is a nurse with the district hospital while the operation theatre is believed to be the one in the hospital.(Representative image)
According to sources, the woman seen in the video is a nurse with the district hospital while the operation theatre is believed to be the one in the hospital.(Representative image)
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 05:55 PM IST
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Student absenteeism in Maharashtra turns hurdle in measles-rubella vaccination drive

The state education department on Thursday asked officials across the state to address student absenteeism during the measles-rubella (MR) vaccination drive, as per the Centre’s directives, which started on November 27 to ensure 100% coverage across all schools.
Dr Chandrashekhar Chiplunkar, assistant health officer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said of the 5,98,687 children who were supposed to be vaccinated as on December 6, 4,29,994 (71.8%) were vaccinated.
Dr Chandrashekhar Chiplunkar, assistant health officer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said of the 5,98,687 children who were supposed to be vaccinated as on December 6, 4,29,994 (71.8%) were vaccinated.
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 09:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande and Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai

Maharashtra issues guidelines for scrapping sonography machines

Maharashtra government has come up with guidelines for scrapping of sonography machines, which are being misused for unethical and criminal practice of sex selection
A woman getting her sonography done at Beed city, Beed district, India.(HT File Photo)
A woman getting her sonography done at Beed city, Beed district, India.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 05:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

‘10 dengue cases in a month, BMC negligent’

Residents have said that the local Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) ward officer and corporators have ignored their complaints about areas with stagnant water that have been breeding sites for mosquitoes that cause dengue.
Dhananjay Junnarkar showing the breeding spot of mosquitoes.(HT PHOTO)
Dhananjay Junnarkar showing the breeding spot of mosquitoes.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 28, 2018 02:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySadaguru Pandit, Mumbai

Pet dog registration set to become costly

As the bylaws determining the registration fee are dated, the current registration fee seems to be paltry, given the registration fee is valid for the dog’s lifespan.
The MC has so far registered 6,600 pet dogs in the city since 2010 but the number is believed to be inaccurate.(HT Photo)
The MC has so far registered 6,600 pet dogs in the city since 2010 but the number is believed to be inaccurate.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2018 12:37 PM IST
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Hindustan times, Chandigarh | ByVivek Gupta

Kurla boy could be first victim of leptospirosis in Mumbai this year

Conformation awaited from BMC death review committee
All those who have waded through waterlogged areas must seek medical help.(HT Photo)
All those who have waded through waterlogged areas must seek medical help.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadaguru Pandit
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