A 32-year-old man in Nagpur in Maharashtra has lost Rs 1.81 lakh moments after he shared the OTP for purchasing medicines online over the phone, police said on Tuesday.
The civic body has launched an “oxygen concentrator library”, under which Covid-19 patients would get the gadget free of cost at their homes or in hospitals.
Buldhana district in west Vidarbha’s Amravati division is one of the top three worst-hit districts in the region due to Covid-19. But, there is a silver lining. Total 138 small villages in the remote parts of the district have not reported even a single case of Covid-19 right since the onset of the pandemic.
The civic administration is conducting a detailed technical survey and studying various options to boost water supply in Lohegaon-Porwal Road and Sathe Wasti area.
The pandemic has caused irreparable loss to as many as 12 children below the age of 18 years in the Aurangabad district as they have lost both parents to Covid-19. The district has another 231 children who have lost either their father or mother to Covid-19.
The prolonged Covid restrictions have started showing signs of strained relationship between the restaurant/eatery owners and the wholesale grain merchants, supplying raw material to the former.
The Pune Municipal Corporation has removed nearly five tonnes of water hyacinth from the surface of the Mula river near Holkar bridge, which falls under the Khadki cantonment limits, in the past four days.
The state government said on Tuesday that it had received eight bids for supply of vaccines and that it had sought additional details from the companies as these were all intermediaries. It said no response was received from any of the manufacturers.
A day after the BMC decided to allow pregnant women to get the Covid vaccine, the state has made it clear that it won’t defy the national policy that at present allows vaccination only for lactating mothers.
The Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) has reported a 10-15% increase in the prices of all vegetables, including leafy greens, onions and tomatoes, at the Market Yard here. The price hike was blamed on a disruption in supply for the past two days in Pune district in the wake of cyclone Tauktae.
All current treatment guidelines have stated that antibiotics should not be used in patients with non-severe Covid-19. But experts say those with mild illness are being rampantly prescribed drugs such as azithromycin and doxycycline by doctors. Antibiotics, if used unnecessarily, can destroy good gut bacteria and disturb the body’s microbiological balance, they point out.
The Pimpri Chinchwad police on Tuesday arrested a man on the charge of trespassing into the flat of a prominent Marathi film actor’s father (63) in Nigdi to commit robbery and attacking him with a knife.