Rajesh Tope

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Centre increases vaccine doses to Maharashtra; 'not enough,' says state

08 Apr 2021

Centre increases vaccine doses to Maharashtra; 'not enough,' says state

Even as the central government increased the number of vaccine doses to Maharashtra, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday complained that the same was not enough.

Maharashtra COVID-19 vaccine stocks to last 3 days: Health Minister

07 Apr 2021

Maharashtra COVID-19 vaccine stocks to last 3 days: Health Minister

Maharashtra, India's worst-hit state in the COVID-19 outbreak, is fast running out of its vaccine stocks, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday.

After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit

22 Jan 2021

After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit

Thursday's fire at Pune's Serum Institute of India will impact the production of BCG and rotavirus vaccines in the future, the company said on Friday.

Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

21 Jan 2021

Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe into the fire that broke out at the Serum Institute of India in Pune on Thursday, killing at least five people.

Explosion in equipment could have triggered fire that killed newborns

11 Jan 2021

Explosion in equipment could have triggered fire that killed newborns

The fire that took the lives of 10 newborn children on Saturday could have been sparked by an explosion in one of the radiant warmers kept at the Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of Bhandara District General Hospital, Maharashtra, officials involved with the probe have indicated.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra plans antibody tests for frontline workers, tele-ICUs

20 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Maharashtra plans antibody tests for frontline workers, tele-ICUs

To upgrade its plan to fight against the coronavirus outbreak, the Maharashtra government has decided to conduct antibody tests for all frontline workers.

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

27 Apr 2020

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak

26 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak

The total number of cases due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 26,000 in India on Saturday. Meanwhile, the death toll due to the viral disease rose to 824.

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

25 Apr 2020

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday that the lockdown in Mumbai and Pune may extend till May 18.

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 21,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory statistics.

Coronavirus: SRK donates 25,000 PPE kits for healthcare workers

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: SRK donates 25,000 PPE kits for healthcare workers

Bollywood is doing its bit to fight the coronavirus pandemic, and leading the fraternity is none other than Shah Rukh Khan.

Viral message about phased lockdown extension by WHO is fake

06 Apr 2020

Viral message about phased lockdown extension by WHO is fake

Misinformation about a phased extension of the lockdown in India has been doing the rounds on social media.

Coronavirus: CrPC Section 144 imposed in Delhi till March 31

22 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: CrPC Section 144 imposed in Delhi till March 31

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been issued in Delhi till March 31 in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus cases rise in Maharashtra, state headed towards Stage 3

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases rise in Maharashtra, state headed towards Stage 3

Maharashtra witnessed a big jump in coronavirus cases, from 52 to 63, and the state is heading towards the dreaded Stage 3 of the outbreak, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday, while urging people to maintain self-discipline.