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Locals gather at market in Maharashtra's Thane to shop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival on Monday. (ANI)

Rajesh Tope cites Kerala Covid-19 spike to warn people ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Rajesh Tope ruled out any curbs in the state during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival even as he mentioned Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray would a final call.
The single-day coronavirus cases in Maharashtra yet again witnessed a spike on Wednesday as 6,126 infections were logged as opposed to Tuesday’s 6,005. (HT Photo)
The single-day coronavirus cases in Maharashtra yet again witnessed a spike on Wednesday as 6,126 infections were logged as opposed to Tuesday’s 6,005. (HT Photo)

These 4 Maharashtra districts have higher positivity rate than state itself

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:00 AM IST
  • State health minister Rajesh Tope said that the strategy of “tracking, tracing and testing” is underway in these districts but floods have disrupted the work.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray(ANI Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray(ANI Photo)

Maha CM talks to 7 district collectors, asks to gear up for Covid third wave

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 06:19 PM IST
  • Maharashtra reported 10,066 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, marking another jump from Tuesday’s daily case count of 8,473 cases, thereby taking the overall tally of the state to 59,97,587
A crowded market is seen in Navi Mumbai, on Wednesday ahead of Vat Purnima festival. Maharashtra has recorded 21 cases of Delta Plus variant of coronavirus.(HT Photo)
A crowded market is seen in Navi Mumbai, on Wednesday ahead of Vat Purnima festival. Maharashtra has recorded 21 cases of Delta Plus variant of coronavirus.(HT Photo)

Delta Plus more virulent, Maha cases not falling below 8,000 a concern: Minister

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 10:25 AM IST
The Delta Plus variant is a mutated form of the Delta virus first found in India. It has already been declared as a 'variant of concern' by the central government.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Rajesh Tope says officials asked to closely monitor Delta Plus variant in Maha

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 02:47 PM IST
  • India has reported 40 cases of Delta Plus variant of till now, with most cases detected in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh
Some districts have recorded just three per cent inoculation as against the target population, Rajesh Tope said.(Bloomberg)
Some districts have recorded just three per cent inoculation as against the target population, Rajesh Tope said.(Bloomberg)

Maharashtra districts with poor Covid-19 vaccination coverage to get more doses

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 09:47 PM IST
State health minister Rajesh Tope said the state government's focus is on administering the second dose of the vaccine on priority.
The current restrictions are in place till June 1.(PTI file photo)
The current restrictions are in place till June 1.(PTI file photo)

Covid-19 lockdown will not be completely lifted in Maharashtra: Health minister

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope, however, said that relaxation might be given to those districts where cases are going down and guidelines in this regard will be issued in a few days. The current restrictions are currently in place till June 1.
An eye doctor checks Covid patients for Mucormycosis or Black Fungus symptoms at NMMC Hospital, Vashi in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
An eye doctor checks Covid patients for Mucormycosis or Black Fungus symptoms at NMMC Hospital, Vashi in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra to get 60k vials of black fungus medicine

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 12:16 AM IST
Till date, 2,245 people were found infected with the disease. Of them, 120 succumbed and 213 patients recovered and were discharged from the hospitals.
Maharashtra- which was once the worst affected region due to the pandemic in India- has seen a significant drop in daily cases and deaths in the recent weeks.(HT file photo)
Maharashtra- which was once the worst affected region due to the pandemic in India- has seen a significant drop in daily cases and deaths in the recent weeks.(HT file photo)

Maharashtra stops home isolation in 18 districts with high Covid positivity rate

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 07:49 PM IST
According to the health department’s data, out of the total 36 districts in Maharashtra-- Ratnagiri, Osmanabad, Beed, Hingoli, Akola, Amravati, Thane, Sangli, Gadchiroli, Wardha, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Latur, Satara, Sindhudurg, Raigad, Pune and Kolhapur-- have above-average positivity rates, news agency PTI reported.
There are 2,245 patients of mucormycosis, also known as the black fungus, in Maharashtra, Tope told reporters after attending a review meeting on the mucormycosis and Covid-19 cases in the state.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
There are 2,245 patients of mucormycosis, also known as the black fungus, in Maharashtra, Tope told reporters after attending a review meeting on the mucormycosis and Covid-19 cases in the state.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra to get 60,000 vials of medicine for mucormycosis from June 1: Tope

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Rajesh Tope said the Maharashtra government has issued a GR (government resolution) regarding such treatment and the finance department has allocated 30 crore for the same.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope(HT Photo)
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope(HT Photo)

SII CEO promised 1.5 cr vaccine doses to Maharashtra after May 20: Rajesh Tope

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 06:58 AM IST
Vaccine shortage in Maharashtra: The state on Wednesday halted the vaccination drive against Covid-19 for those in the age group of 18-44.
A street in Maharashtra's Amravati wears a deserted look during complete lockdown imposed by authorities amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.(PTI Photo)
A street in Maharashtra's Amravati wears a deserted look during complete lockdown imposed by authorities amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.(PTI Photo)

Maharashtra cabinet recommends extending lockdown-like restrictions for 2 weeks

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said after the cabinet meeting that chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will soon take a decision on extending the lockdown-like restrictions.
Patients of Mucormycosis will get free treatment under the health scheme at 1,000 hospitals across the state.(Reuters file photo)
Patients of Mucormycosis will get free treatment under the health scheme at 1,000 hospitals across the state.(Reuters file photo)

Over 2,000 cases, 8 deaths from Mucormycosis in Maharashtra so far, says Tope

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope also said that an awareness campaign to educate people about the infection will also be organised.
Mumbai too saw a dip in the number of new cases, as it recorded 2,664 Covid-19 infections on Saturday, as compared to the 3,040 recorded on Friday. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai too saw a dip in the number of new cases, as it recorded 2,664 Covid-19 infections on Saturday, as compared to the 3,040 recorded on Friday. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra records slight decrease in daily tally of Covid-19 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 09:27 PM IST
  • The state currently has a positivity rate of 17.3%, a recovery rate of 86.03%, and a case fatality rate of 1.49% as of Saturday.
"It is injustice to rural people who are being deprived of opportunity to get inoculated," Rajesh Tope said. In picture - BKC Jumbo Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Mumbai.(HT Photo )
"It is injustice to rural people who are being deprived of opportunity to get inoculated," Rajesh Tope said. In picture - BKC Jumbo Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Mumbai.(HT Photo )

Maharashtra health minister says city-dwellers going to rural areas to get jab

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:45 PM IST
"I have received some complaints from rural areas that tech-savvy people in cities are entering rural pin-codes to register themselves for Covid-19 vaccination," Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said.
Rajesh Tope was in Jalna, his home district, to review the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination dry run.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Rajesh Tope was in Jalna, his home district, to review the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination dry run.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra health minister seeks increase in Remdesivir production

ANI | | Posted by Avik Roy, Jalna
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 01:28 PM IST
As Maharashtra sees a surge in Covid-19 cases, its health minister says the price of anti-viral drug Remdesivir, which is also used in the treatment of the infection, should be reduced and its production increased to address the crisis of shortage of the drug supply.
Mumbai: People wait for their turn to receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as coronavirus cases surge in Mumbai, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)(PTI04_10_2021_000145B)(PTI)
Mumbai: People wait for their turn to receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as coronavirus cases surge in Mumbai, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)(PTI04_10_2021_000145B)(PTI)

Allocate Covid-19 vaccines based on population, active cases: Maharashtra

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 04:45 PM IST
“The criteria should be decided in terms of the size of the population and the number of active cases,” Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said.
"Central Govt replenishes more vaccine than what is needed for actual use," Prakash Javadekar tweeted.(ANI)
"Central Govt replenishes more vaccine than what is needed for actual use," Prakash Javadekar tweeted.(ANI)

'Centre replenishes more Covid-19 vaccine than needed': Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 08:16 PM IST
In a tweet, Javadekar said the Maharashtra state government “should not play politics over vaccination” and shared the numbers about the supply and consumption of vaccines in the state.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Lockdown in more districts if Covid-19 situation worsens, warns Maha health min

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Maharashtra logged 16,620 fresh coronavirus infections on Sunday, taking the state's tally to 2,314,413 with the number of active cases climbing to 126,213.
Rajesh Tope was in Jalna, his home district, to review the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination dry run.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Rajesh Tope was in Jalna, his home district, to review the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination dry run.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

‘Another lockdown unaffordable’: Maharashtra minister Tope urges people

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Tope, in a letter written in Marathi, asked people to adhere to Covid appropriate behaviour to prevent the imposition of another lockdown in the state.
Rajesh Tope was in Jalna, his home district, to review the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination dry run.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Rajesh Tope was in Jalna, his home district, to review the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination dry run.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Centre should give free Covid-19 vaccine to poor: Maharashtra minister

Jalna | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:04 PM IST
When asked whether the Maharashtra government would provide free vaccine to the poor if the Centre fails to do so, the health minister said, “We won’t leave the poor in the lurch”.
After the Central government enacted the Act in 2010 and notified it in 2012, 11 states and almost all union territories have adopted the law. States needs to have their own legislation as public health is a state subject.
After the Central government enacted the Act in 2010 and notified it in 2012, 11 states and almost all union territories have adopted the law. States needs to have their own legislation as public health is a state subject.

Act that provides for capping private hospital rates will be adopted soon in Maharashtra, says health minister

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:38 AM IST
Almost a decade after the Central government enacted the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, the Maharashtra government has now said that it is serious on implementing the Act, which is aimed at streamlining healthcare services in the state
The civic body’s latest data showed that 80 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported on Monday (November 9).(Representational Photo/HT)
The civic body’s latest data showed that 80 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported on Monday (November 9).(Representational Photo/HT)

Maharashtra health minister promises assistance for medical college and hospital in Kalyan

Hindustan Times, Kalyan | By Sajana Nambiar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 04:19 PM IST
He said that the Covid-19 situation in areas under KDMC’s jurisdiction were under control
The guidelines have also banned organising culture programs at public platforms. (HT Photo)
The guidelines have also banned organising culture programs at public platforms. (HT Photo)

Maharashtra minister urges people to avoid bursting crackers this Diwali

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Though the state government has not taken any decision to ban firecrackers this Diwali, it has appealed to the people to keep it cracker-free.
Firecracker emissions create a heavy layer of smoke in the air, which can cause breathing problems, he said.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)
Firecracker emissions create a heavy layer of smoke in the air, which can cause breathing problems, he said.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)

Covid-19: Maharashtra health minister pushes for firecracker-free Diwali

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 11:05 PM IST
In a media statement released here following a review meeting with officials and members of a task-force set up to tackle the pandemic, state health minister Rajesh Tope said he would take up the issue with chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Between September 28 and October 5, according to the health department data, 604,238 samples were tested.(ANI File)
Between September 28 and October 5, according to the health department data, 604,238 samples were tested.(ANI File)

Covid-19: Maharashtra reaching a plateau, says health minister Rajesh Tope

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Over the past nine days, Maharashtra has recorded a relatively lower number of cases, compared to previous weeks. On Tuesday, the state reported 12,258 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, taking the tally to 1,465,911
Maharashtra State Health Minister Rajesh Tope addresses a press conference after Kolhapur and Satara Covid-19 review meeting, in Karad.(PTI)
Maharashtra State Health Minister Rajesh Tope addresses a press conference after Kolhapur and Satara Covid-19 review meeting, in Karad.(PTI)

Maharashtra health minister asks doctors to work 7-day rotation in Covid-19 hospitals

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:32 PM IST
Rajesh Tope said this rotation system would address the issue of shortage of doctors to some extent.
On the eve of the launch of the campaign, state chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday asked officials to ensure its success.(HT Photo)
On the eve of the launch of the campaign, state chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday asked officials to ensure its success.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra’s ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign to tackle Covid-19 rolls out from today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:17 AM IST
Uddhav Thackeray said the government was unlocking the state in a staggered manner and that living with the novel coronavirus is reality now.
The 800-bed Jumbo Covid-19 facility in Pune became operational last month.(HT PHOTO)
The 800-bed Jumbo Covid-19 facility in Pune became operational last month.(HT PHOTO)

Scribe dies of Covid-19 at Pune facility after allegedly waiting for ambulance

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Pandurang Raykar, 42, was working with TV9 Marathi and was brought to the jumbo facility in Pune from Ahmednagar where he was undergoing treatment for Covid-19.
Dr Jayesh Lele, a former Maharashtra president of Indian Medical Association, said the pattern of the spread of the virus varies from places to places and the curve will continue to fluctuate over the next two months.(AP)
Dr Jayesh Lele, a former Maharashtra president of Indian Medical Association, said the pattern of the spread of the virus varies from places to places and the curve will continue to fluctuate over the next two months.(AP)

Covid situation may improve from mid-Sept: Maharashtra minister

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 11:24 PM IST
Mumbai has kept its daily count of cases under control over the last two months. But Pune district has been reporting a continuous surge.
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