Mylab sees demand quadruple as firms look for on-site RT-PCR tests

Mylab’s solution will free up labs to test the more urgent and serious cases and avoid the load on these labs. There has been a sharp increase in demand for on-site testing for Covid-19 at workplaces ever since the second wave began in March 2021. Around 112 companies in and around Pune have approached Mylab … Read more

After backlash, CM says MPSC exam will be held by March 22

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday evening said the Maharashtra Public Service Commission”s (MPSC) preliminary examination would be held by March 22.Earlier, the MPSC”s decision to postpone, yet again, the exam for government jobs which was to take place on March 14 (Sunday) on account of rising coronavirus cases sparked protests with students blocking a … Read more

Pune: ZP to issue health cards to kids from age 3 to 14 years – ET HealthWorld

Pune: The Pune Zilla Parishad (ZP) will soon launch a scheme to provide digital health cards to around 10 lakh children in the 3 to 14-years age group across 13 tehsils in rural Pune. The initiative is part of an exercise to monitor the children’s health issues at regular intervals and record data regarding the … Read more

From sippers and sweaters to mail and mulaqats, how prisoners are being kept waiting for basics

(This story originally appeared in on Nov 29, 2020) Letters from wife? Rejected. Sipper for Parkinson’s patient? Court hearing awaited. Warm clothes to deal with the capital’s chilly temperatures? Allowed but after a long wait. Many political prisoners in Maharashtra and Delhi has been struggling for access to basic necessities these last few months. Often, … Read more

COVID-19: Pune’s AFMC develops ‘Raksha Kawach’- a patient isolation device; how this helps

The canopy is lightweight and can be installed easily. Image: IE Pune AFMC’s Raksha Kawach launched! As the Coronavirus cases increase in Pune, the risk for COVID-19 transmission in the city’s healthcare workers has also increased. While all healthcare workers (HCWs) have been careful and using proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when they are on … Read more

Woman with interfaith marriage, who supported Tanishq ad, files FIR in Pune over online harassment, threats

Zara Parwal, a Pune resident who shared pictures from her marriage to a Hindu man, to voice support for the Tanishq advertisement that landed in a controversy, has now filed an FIR with Pune Police over online harassment. The Tanishq ad was removed after severe backlash on social media. (Video grab: Twitter) Zara Parwal, a … Read more

Pune man kidnaps 3-year-old son to force estranged wife to return home

A Solapur resident staged his 3-year-old son’s kidnapping in order to pressurise his wife to return home. His wife had been living at her paternal home and the man kidnapped his son with the help of a friend to force his wife to return to him. A Pune man ended up kidnapping his 3-year-old son … Read more

Bajaj Auto reports 10 per cent jump in September sales at 4,41,306 units

New Delhi: Bajaj Auto on Thursday reported a 10 per cent increase in its total vehicle sales at 4,41,306 units in September. The Pune-based automaker had sold a total of 4,02,035 vehicles in September 2019. Total two-wheeler sales in September stood at 4,04,851 units as compared to 3,36,730 units in the same month of 2019, … Read more

Malaria, diarrhoea cases surge in Pune, Nagpur; here is why

Nagpur comparatively has more malaria cases than Pune. An emergence of diarrhoea and malaria cases has been witnessed in Pune and Nagpur cities. In Pune, a team of experts has carried out a study that has linked the spike in these vector-borne diseases with local weather, a report by The IE pointed out. The study … Read more

Centre concerned about high mortality levels in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal districts

NEW DELHI: Even as India’s recovery rate in Covid-19 cases rises, the Centre is concerned over the high mortality levels in some districts. The health ministry has started talks with officials in districts where the number of deaths exceeds the state and country averages. The top areas recording high mortality rates are Pune, Mumbai, Thane, … Read more