Articles by Jyoti Shelar
Even as the virus remains in circulation in low numbers, experts believe that Mumbai will avoid fatalities if guidelines are followed stringently and those who are eligible, take both their jabs
Mumbai: Maharashtra’s full vaccination coverage in the 15-18 age group is 30
Over 91.5% of adults in the state have received at least one dose and 70.4% of adults are fully vaccinated with both doses
While the panel of doctors will provide opinions within 48 hours, the case studies will be discussed every month in a virtual conference as a knowledge sharing and skill-building exercise
Vellore-based virologist Dr T Jacob John said that booster doses should be rolled out for everyone, more so for people who are immunocompromised
Makeshift jumbo centres at Dahisar, Goregaon, Malad, Sion and Kanjurmarg are likely to be dismantled.
A new study published in the reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction has revealed that by the 10th week of pregnancy, embryo development was delayed by nearly a day in women who smoked 10 or more cigarettes a day compared to non-smokers.
The paper showed that treatment with vitamin D may be associated with lower rates of intubation and shorter hospital stays, but the researchers noted that more rigorous study is needed to validate that finding
The nationwide vaccination drive for youngsters in the age group of 15 to 18 years began on January 3
Lata Mangeshkar, who left behind thousands of memorable songs in a singing career that spanned the arc of Indian cinema, was cremated with full state honours on Sunday evening.
Two years into the pandemic and the medical fraternity is fiercely debating if COvid victims can become organ donors
TB survivors, activists and organisations have jointly written to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare demanding the complete phase-out of Kanamycin, an injectable anti-TB drug
The centres will be equipped with waiting rooms, doctors, medical stores, nursing staff rooms and consultation rooms for patients.
Updated on Feb 04, 2022 12:45 AM IST
ByPratip Acharya and Jyoti Shelar
Amidst the Omicron driven third wave, several medical experts are now saying that large-scale Covid-19 tests are unnecessary
Experts believe that January may have been the peak of the third wave at least for the bigger districts of the state, including Mumbai.
We know very little about NeoCoV at the moment, except that the researchers from China have found it in bats, says experts adding that now is not the time to panic and spread misinformation
Mumbai: For 65-year-old Khar resident Madhuri Kanga, who is asthmatic for nearly seven years, wearing N95 mask in the deadly second wave of Covid-19 was a necessity to protect herself from the virus
Doctors said that a clinical differentiation between Omicron and Delta is crucial in terms of planning the treatment
Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar, who runs a hospital in Maharashtra’s Mahad, is also known for his research on the management of scorpion stings and snake bites
As Mumbai reports a steady decline in daily Covid-19 cases, chemists have also recorded a drop in the sales of home self-testing kits over the past week
Tracking Mumbai’s three Covid-19 waves: SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 disease, can be detected in upper respiratory tract for up to three months of the onset of illness.
Doctors from the Kasturba Hospital said that they had one female patient Madhuri Chopdekar admitted with burn injuries and remained in a critical condition
Mumbai’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and ventilator bed occupancy has gone up in the past 10 days, even as the city’s overall Covid-19 hospitalisations have recorded a dip
Experts pointed out that Omicron, which is known to largely affect the upper respiratory tract and thus produce milder symptoms compared to the Delta or Delta plus variant can still cause severe disease, and in some instances, death
A letter issued by the additional chief secretary Pradeep Vyas stated that the drug must not be prescribed to Covid patients below 18 years and pregnant women
A fortnight after the vaccination drive to inoculate the age group of 15 to 17 years started, Mumbai has managed to cover just about 24% of its target
The first such clinic in a public hospital in the city offers comprehensive management including cognitive rehabilitation and caregiver support for persons with dementia
Since January 4, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed occupancy has gone up nearly 10 percentage points and ventilator bed utilisation has increased by nearly 11 percentage points in Mumbai
BMC had launched a door-to-door vaccination drive for people who were bedridden and immobile, but Singh, whose right leg was amputated, refused to get jabbed
The revised policy concerning discharge of Covid-19 patients has led to over 48,000 patients, including over 42,000 from Mumbai alone getting discharged