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Bombay Municipal Corporation workers prepare an isolation centre at the NSCI dome, April 9, 2020(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)

The worst is yet to come in Delhi and Mumbai, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 05:51 AM IST
Requisition health care workers; create temporary facilities; have a clear chain of command; help patients
People in protective masks buying essentials during the nationwide lockdown in Mumbai.(ANI PHOTO.)
People in protective masks buying essentials during the nationwide lockdown in Mumbai.(ANI PHOTO.)

Maharashtra reports 8 coronavirus deaths, 117 positive cases in a day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 08:53 PM IST
Of the 117 new cases reported on Wednesday, 72 are from the capital city Mumbai. The death toll in the state has reached 72 with eight deaths being reported today.
In 2018, a study commissioned by the BMC and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that one in ten municipal clinics need major structural changes to prevent transmission of airborne diseases.(HT File)
In 2018, a study commissioned by the BMC and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that one in ten municipal clinics need major structural changes to prevent transmission of airborne diseases.(HT File)

BMC’s plan for air-conditioned general wards needs to be studied

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Some doctors, who have opposed the proposal, have said that the installation of a ventilation system in general wards might spread hospital-acquired infections
Thackeray’s government was able to start the Shiv Bhojan programme within two months(HT FILE)
Thackeray’s government was able to start the Shiv Bhojan programme within two months(HT FILE)

Shiv Bhojan could be game-changer if Uddhav is watchful

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:50 PM IST
The Shiv Bhojan is as basic a meal as can be — a serving of chapatis, a vegetable, some rice and dal for Rs10 per thali or lunch-plate
HT Image
HT Image

52-year-old gives new lease of life to liver patient from Satara

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 06:17 PM IST
Maharashtra is struggling to implement its five-year old policy on school bags.(HT photo)
Maharashtra is struggling to implement its five-year old policy on school bags.(HT photo)

Policy to control school bag weight has been a failure

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:34 PM IST
A few years ago the municipal corporation had looked at the idea of having locker rooms where students could leave their books after class without having to cart them from home and back. The idea was never implemented.
King Edward Memorial (KEM) hospital(Bhushan Koyande/HT file photo)
King Edward Memorial (KEM) hospital(Bhushan Koyande/HT file photo)

Prince Rajbhar case: Cops to add ‘death by negligence’ section against KEM officials

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Tandel
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 04:28 PM IST
Mumbai police will now invoke section 304 (A) – causing death by negligence – against officials of King Edward Memorial (KEM) hospital.
The infant was brought to the KEM hospital for treatment in the first week of November after he was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and pneumonia in his home town Varanasi.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
The infant was brought to the KEM hospital for treatment in the first week of November after he was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and pneumonia in his home town Varanasi.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

2-month-old, who suffered burn injuries in Mumbai’s KEM hospital, dies

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rupsa Chakraborty
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 09:15 AM IST
The infant’s condition had deteriorated to ‘very critical’ on Thursday and doctors at Mumbai’s KEM hospital where he was being treated, had said that the next 48 hours would be vital for him.
A 28-year-old resident doctor of civic-run KEM Hospital in Parel in central Mumbai allegedly committed suicide by injecting himself with poison, police said on Saturday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 28-year-old resident doctor of civic-run KEM Hospital in Parel in central Mumbai allegedly committed suicide by injecting himself with poison, police said on Saturday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mumbai doctor injects himself with poison, body found on hostel terrace: Cops

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 09:04 PM IST
The exact cause of death is yet to be ascertained but preliminary probe has suggested he injected himself with a poisonous substance, the official added.
KEM Hospital has said there is no provision for compensation in such cases. Prince’s father Pannalal filed a complaint on Wednesday.(HT file photo)
KEM Hospital has said there is no provision for compensation in such cases. Prince’s father Pannalal filed a complaint on Wednesday.(HT file photo)

Infant burnt at KEM Hospital: Police case registered, probe on

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 06:36 AM IST
Two-month-old Prince Rajbhar suffered 22% burns on his left side on November 7 and later, his arm had to be amputated due to tissue damage.
The family of the infant is now contemplating filing a police complaint against the KEM hospital for negligence.(Bhushan Koyande/HT File Photo)
The family of the infant is now contemplating filing a police complaint against the KEM hospital for negligence.(Bhushan Koyande/HT File Photo)

KEM Hospital mishap: 2-month-old infant’s arm amputated

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 09:05 AM IST
The two-month-old, being treated at Mumbai’s KEM Hospital for a severe heart condition, suffered 22% burns to the right side of his face and body on Wednesday, after the nodes of an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine caught fire owing to a short-circuit in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the paediatric ward.
The dean of Mumbai’s KEM hospital, where the incident happened, said it was an accident and the staff cannot be held responsible for it. But the city’s civic body BMC , which manages the hospital, said it will conduct an inquiry into the matter.(HT File)
The dean of Mumbai’s KEM hospital, where the incident happened, said it was an accident and the staff cannot be held responsible for it. But the city’s civic body BMC , which manages the hospital, said it will conduct an inquiry into the matter.(HT File)

2-month-old baby suffers burns as ECG machine nodes melt due to short-circuit in Mumbai hospital

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rupsa Chakraborty
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 09:08 AM IST
The baby, Prince Pannelal Rajbhar, who was brought to Mumbai from Varanasi as he had a hole in his heart, is currently on ventilator support at the hospital.
Resident doctors of JJ Hospital during their protest on Friday.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)
Resident doctors of JJ Hospital during their protest on Friday.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)

Resident doctors strike, but services stay unaffected in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit and Priyanka Dhomse, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 01:02 AM IST
Only one-third of doctors join statewide strike that was called to protest the attacks on interns and resident doctors in West Bengal
The incident, police said, happened on June 3 when she relocated to Mumbai from Hyderabad. Image used for representational purpose only.(AFP)
The incident, police said, happened on June 3 when she relocated to Mumbai from Hyderabad. Image used for representational purpose only.(AFP)

Air hostess alleges rape, 23-year-old colleague arrested

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 10:07 AM IST
Police said the woman told them when they reached the accused’s apartment, there were two men flatmates and a woman friend of his present in the house.
Drain construction on at LBS Road.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Drain construction on at LBS Road.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai monsoon audit:A spot check of chronic flooding areas

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 08:31 AM IST
Civic body says it is better prepared this year, has worked on drains, pumps to tackle 178 of 273 flooding-prone spots across the city
The victim died of excessive bleeding.(HT PHOTO)
The victim died of excessive bleeding.(HT PHOTO)

Mumbai man run over by private bus dies in hospital

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunke, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2019 12:04 AM IST
The victim was riding his scooter when he was knocked down by the private bus on the northbound stretch of the RAK Road
After preliminary probe established that Shelke was drunk, he was suspended. “His act maligned the image of police department in the society and such conduct cannot be tolerated,” a police officer said.(Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP)
After preliminary probe established that Shelke was drunk, he was suspended. “His act maligned the image of police department in the society and such conduct cannot be tolerated,” a police officer said.(Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP)

Drunk policeman who drove into biker in South Bombay suspended

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 06:34 AM IST
Deputy commissioner of police, zone 4 Saurabh Tripathi confirmed the development. “Police naik Rajesh Shelke, attached to the Kalachowki police station, has been suspended from service. A departmental inquiry is underway,” he said.
The Arnala police said the Coast Guard and fire brigade will continue the search today.(HT)
The Arnala police said the Coast Guard and fire brigade will continue the search today.(HT)

Five enter the sea to wash Holi colours, drown near Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Ram Parmar, Nalla Sopara
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 01:08 AM IST
None of them who entered the water during high tide could swim; there was no lifeguard at the spot; body of 17-year-old found
CCTV footage shows the accused Janmesh Pawar leaving the building after thrashing parents.(CCTV grab)
CCTV footage shows the accused Janmesh Pawar leaving the building after thrashing parents.(CCTV grab)

20-year-old Mumbai stockbroker hammers and stabs parents after argument, flees

Hindustan Times | By Ram Parmar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 09:09 AM IST
ccording to the police, after the attack, Janmesh Pawar changed into fresh clothes, leaving behind the bloodstained ones, the weapons and left the building on his motorcycle.
The internal committee report of the BMC found that the surgical scope used during the eye surgeries wasn’t sterlised before being used.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The internal committee report of the BMC found that the surgical scope used during the eye surgeries wasn’t sterlised before being used.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

7 patients in Mumbai hospital suffer partial vision loss due to unsterilised tools

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 09:47 AM IST
On January 4, six patients underwent cataract surgery and one had an intraocular lens implant surgery. The next day, all seven developed redness around their eyes. They suffered from various degrees of vision loss.
The girl’s father saw her talking on her mobile when he went o tell her to serve lunch and thought she is talking to a boy.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The girl’s father saw her talking on her mobile when he went o tell her to serve lunch and thought she is talking to a boy.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man sets 16-year-old daughter ablaze for talking on cell phone

Hindustan Times, Palghar | By Ram Parmar, Palghar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 01:30 PM IST
The accused has been identified as Mohammed Murtiza Mansuri, 35, and does odd jobs for a living, said Jayant Bajbale, deputy superintendent of police, Virar.
Fire Brigade personnel at Sadhana building in Worli on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Fire Brigade personnel at Sadhana building in Worli on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Heavy smoke from Worli blaze leaves residents breathless, ill

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 10:47 PM IST
While 16 firemen were injured, team says SOP followed
Mumbai’s Nair Hospital has only one MRI machine due to which the patients face a long wait.(Representative Image)
Mumbai’s Nair Hospital has only one MRI machine due to which the patients face a long wait.(Representative Image)

Come for MRI in 2020, Mumbai’s largest civic hospital tells Konkan farmer

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 09:23 AM IST
The MRI department of Mumbai’s Nair Hospital day gets 50-60 patients daily, requesting earliest possible appointments for quicker diagnosis and treatment. But the hospital is able to perform only 12-15 MRIs daily as it has only one MRI machine.
The shortage is unlikely to last long as a number of NGOs have come in support of major hospitals to arrange blood camps and fill the shortage.(Karun Sharma/HT)
The shortage is unlikely to last long as a number of NGOs have come in support of major hospitals to arrange blood camps and fill the shortage.(Karun Sharma/HT)

Mumbai blood banks run dry this Diwali, leave patients in lurch

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 08:40 AM IST
Estimates suggest at least 1,000 people are required to donate blood daily to meet Mumbai’s blood requirement and doctors hope the shortage won’t last long.
A 26-year-old woman delivered in a local train in Mumbai on October 25 after she was allegedly refused admission by at least two civic-run hospitals and was directed to approach another facility in Central Mumbai while she was in labour, her husband alleged Monday.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
A 26-year-old woman delivered in a local train in Mumbai on October 25 after she was allegedly refused admission by at least two civic-run hospitals and was directed to approach another facility in Central Mumbai while she was in labour, her husband alleged Monday.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

Turned away by 2 civic hospitals in Mumbai, woman delivers baby in local train

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2018 08:02 PM IST
The woman delivered a baby in a compartment of a suburban train ahead of the Dadar railway station when she was travelling to Nair Hospital in Central Mumbai along with her husband.
KEM Hospital in Parel is set to become one of the first public health facilities to start a centre for survivors of sexual abuse and acid attacks.(File Photo)
KEM Hospital in Parel is set to become one of the first public health facilities to start a centre for survivors of sexual abuse and acid attacks.(File Photo)

Special centre at Mumbai’s KEM Hospital for rape survivors, acid attack victims

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2018 12:58 PM IST
While KEM Hospital treats over 200 cases of sexual abuse every year, there are no separate queues or wards for them.
Jeevan Gaikwad, 57, was an executive engineer working with the Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation’s road department.(HT Photo)
Jeevan Gaikwad, 57, was an executive engineer working with the Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation’s road department.(HT Photo)

Pimpri Chichwad municipal corporation engineer dies of dengue induced HLH

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 03:31 PM IST
Jeevan Gaikwad (57), was undergoing treatment at the Ruby Hall Clinic and according to doctors, was suffering from haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare syndrome, which is sometimes induced due to dengue.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 3.3% of the 1.33 lakh suicides in India in 2015 were a result of bankruptcy, change in economic status and financial distress, a rise compared to the 1.8% of total 1.31 lakh in 2014.(ILLUSTRATION: SUDHIR SHETTY)
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 3.3% of the 1.33 lakh suicides in India in 2015 were a result of bankruptcy, change in economic status and financial distress, a rise compared to the 1.8% of total 1.31 lakh in 2014.(ILLUSTRATION: SUDHIR SHETTY)

Let’s talk about saving money, lives

Hindustan Times | By Vivina Vishwanathan and Aayushi Pratap
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2018 12:49 AM IST
Financial distress such as bankruptcy affects the mental health of people across all sections of society
The expert committee report submitted by the hospital stated that even though there was a zero percent chance of survival of the foetus, the mother was not in a position to undergo termination of the pregnancy owing to her own health issues.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The expert committee report submitted by the hospital stated that even though there was a zero percent chance of survival of the foetus, the mother was not in a position to undergo termination of the pregnancy owing to her own health issues.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Abortion could pose threat to woman: Expert report in Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 05:46 AM IST
The mother had sought termination of her 27-week pregnancy by citing sonography reports indicating that the foetus had anomalies and was not growing.
Tanmay Pradnye had acute fever after he had gone for swim in a pond.(HT)
Tanmay Pradnye had acute fever after he had gone for swim in a pond.(HT)

Teenager dies of suspected leptospirosis; sixth victim in Mumbai this monsoon

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 11:53 AM IST
While municipal health officials are yet to ascertain the exact cause, Tanmay’s medical history revealed that he fell ill after swimming in a nearby pond.
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