Articles by Jyoti Shelar
Maharashtra has 935,810 eligible beneficiaries — health care, frontline workers and the citizens over 60 years of age (with co-morbidities)
Though the daily caseload has risen by nearly 44% since December 31, the city on Sunday recorded 19,474 cases which is a 4% decline over the previous day’s 20,318 cases.
After recording a massive and consistent spike since the last week of December, Mumbai’s daily caseload has hovered between 19,000 and 20,000 cases over the past four days
After recording a massive and consistent spike since the last week of December, Mumbai’s daily Covid caseload has hovered between 19,000 and 20,000 cases over the past four days
Over 900,000 healthcare workers, frontline workers and senior citizens including 182,000 in Mumbai will be eligible to take the Covid-19 precautionary shot starting Monday
India’s burden of dementia will be much higher than what the Global Burden of Disease data shows because the problem is largely underreported in the country, neurology professor Dr Neeraj Jain said on the Lancet report.
However, the state’s Covid task force said that test positivity may not be a crucial parameter during the ongoing Omicron-driven wave
Mumbai on Wednesday recorded the highest ever single-day caseload of 15,014 Covid-19 infections
Mumbai: With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, city hospitals are faced with a shortage of staff as several doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers across public and private facilities have been infected with the coronavirus
The analysis showed that in comparison with the second wave, the third surge will be manageable for the city as it will not overwhelm the medical facilities
The Covid bed occupancy in Mumbai’s private and public hospitals stood at 20%, with at least 17,784 beds — or 80% — vacant even as the daily caseload in the city rose to 10,606 on Monday
Mumbai: Relief and cheer writ large on the faces of teenagers who filed in to receive their first Covid dose, as the state rolled out the national vaccination drive for youngsters between 15 to 18 years on Monday
Published on Jan 04, 2022 12:28 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar and Pratip Acharya
As the pandemic forced schools across the country to shut down, it wasn’t just learning that was disrupted — for almost half the students in Maharashtra their health was impacted too
Doctors said the number of patients qualifying for these medicines has increased over the past 10 days since the city began experiencing a surge
A little more than one-fifth, or 2371, of Mumbai’s 11,360 active Covid-19 cases up until December 30 were admitted to hospitals and jumbo centres, BMC records show
The rapidly increasing cases of Covid-19 in Mumbai have led to an increase in the demand for self-testing kits. Chemists in the city said the demand has started over the past week after a lull of several months
The state health department has stuck to the third wave projections drawn in July, which estimated Maharashtra was likely to see 1.25 million active cases during the peak of the third wave
The new, highly mutated Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 is fast replacing the Delta variant in Mumbai health experts said as the city recorded 3,555 fresh cases on Thursday
Nearly 45% of the 450 Omicron cases detected in Maharashtra are from those without any international travel history
Mumbai’s jumbo Covid-19 facilities that went into hibernation after the second wave receded have now started rehiring medical, housekeeping and other staff
For now, it looks like an expected rise due to social gatherings and crowding because of the festival and year-end celebrations
Developed in collaboration with the NIMHANS and the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB), the software is currently being used in Karnataka
More than 80% of the Omicron cases detected in the state since December 4 are breakthrough infections- that is among people who are fully vaccinated
Long Covid symptoms occur more frequently in women, middle-aged, and in those with more symptoms initially, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) definition.
Maharashtra has formed eight Mental Health Review Boards (MHRB) under the mandate of the Mental Healthcare Act (2017), which provides for a review board for each district in the country
While the trial aims to enroll a total of 920 candidates, hospital authorities said that it has been struggling to get paediatric volunteers
The study could not find an adequate number of trial participants who have taken Covaxin, prompting Dr Gagandeep Kang, a leading researcher and microbiologist from CMC, to put out an appeal on social media.
The government should also bring down the gap between the two doses of Covishield vaccine to 12 weeks, an expert said
As many as 15 million people in Maharashtra are yet to take even a single dose of the vaccine, while the state’s full vaccination or the two-dose coverage has reached 48%
Maharashtra’s public healthcare system is facing an acute dearth of mental health professionals with more than half of the posts of psychiatrists vacant