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Nagpur: More senior citizens hospitalized due to current Covid-19 trend | Nagpur News – Times of India

NAGPUR: With many more testing positive in the last ten days, the trend in the city is indicating that 70% of patients in need of hospitalization are above the age of 65. The others, mostly asymptomatic, are recovering in home isolation. “Since the last six-seven days, we have been observing that many senior citizens are getting admitted for Covid-19. The ICUs have more elderly adults under-treatment,” said Dr Ashwini Tayade, infectious disease specialist at Kingsway Hospital. As on February 19, Nagpur district had 5,617 patients under treatment, 978 have been hospitalized and the treatment mode for 754 was to be…


Nagpur: District administrations seek influential persons’ help to contain Covid-19 spread | Nagpur News – Times of India

NAGPUR: In order to curb sudden surge of Covid-19 cases, the district administrations of Nagpur, Akola and Yavatmal have decided to approach all influential personalities of society and urge them to convince people to stay away from crowded events. In Nagpur, district collector, civil surgeon, district health officer and divisional deputy director (health services) have issued a joint appeal addressed to local corporators, party functionaries, MLAs, MLCs and all others who are influential in their respective areas urging them to use their local influence and convince people to abstain crowd. “You have many workers who take your words as commands.…


Nagpur: Vaccinator held for Covishield vials’ theft | Nagpur News – Times of India

NAGPUR: Akola police on Friday arrested vaccinator Deepak Sontakke, 25, for his alleged role in stealing seven vials of Covidshield vaccine from the cold room of the Chatari rural hospital in Akola. The offence was registered following a complaint lodged by medical superintendent of the hospital. Police sources said Sontakke, originally a data entry operator posted at Patur, had been deputed at Chatari rural hospital as vaccinator of February 5 after the drive was launched for the health and frontline workers. He was in-charge of the vaccines at the rural hospital. As per the initial findings in the inquiries conducted…

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Declare COVID-19 containment zones in Maharashtra’s Amravati, Yavatmal, Akola: Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar to district collectors

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's Amravati, Yavatmal, and Akola districts, Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar on Thursday directed the respective district collectors to immediately declare containment zones in the areas where the number of COVID-19 positive patients is high. COVID-19 cases are in large numbers in Achalpur taluka of Amravati district, Amravati Municipal Corporation area, Yavatmal, Pusad, and Pandharkawada in Yavatmal district, Akot and Murtijapur talukas of Akola district and Akola Municipal Corporation area. The Chief Secretary has directed to declare all these areas as COVID-19 containment zones. The daily positivity rate of COVID-19 patients in Akola district…


Seven vials of Covishield vaccine go ‘missing’ in Akola | Nagpur News – Times of India

Nagpur: Seven vials of Covishield vaccine have gone missing from Chatari rural hospital in Akola district, leading to probably the nation’s first ‘missing’ complaint with the police in the ongoing vaccination drive. Channi police have started a probe into the missing complaint. Though the vials had gone missing on February 12, the hospital authorities decided to report the matter to Channi police station on Tuesday, leading to the lodging of a ‘missing’ complaint by the medical superintendent. In the complaint report, the medical superintendent has also mentioned that his approaching the cops also means that the vaccine shots were not…

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