Rajesh Tope: News

01 May 2022

Maharashtra Cabinet

Maharashtra: Minister warns of reintroducing mask rule if cases rise

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra's Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Sunday the mandatory mask rule will be reinstated if infections continue to surge.

26 Dec 2021


Omicron: Maharashtra government to consider lockdown if oxygen requirement rises

Maharashtra will consider a fresh lockdown if the daily demand for medical oxygen rises, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday.

29 Jul 2021


Mumbai: Local trains might be opened for fully vaccinated individuals

The Maharashtra disaster management department is in favor of allowing people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel in local trains in Mumbai, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Thursday.

20 Jul 2021


Central team suggests total lockdown in 2 Maharashtra districts

A central team of experts has reportedly suggested a total lockdown in two Maharashtra districts, where transmission of the coronavirus has not reduced despite undertaking a series of measures.

22 Jun 2021


Maharashtra reports 21 cases of 'Delta Plus' variant

Twenty-one cases of the "Delta Plus" variant of COVID-19, considered highly infectious, have been found in Maharashtra so far, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said.

12 May 2021


Maharashtra may have over 2,000 cases of mucormycosis: Tope

Maharashtra could possibly have over 2,000 mucormycosis patients as of now, and with more and more COVID-19 cases coming up, their number is expected to increase, Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said.

10 Apr 2021


Formulate COVID-19 vaccine allotment criteria: Tope to Centre

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has urged the Centre to formulate criteria for allotment of COVID-19 vaccines by taking into consideration factors like population and number of active coronavirus cases of a particular state.

09 Apr 2021


COVID-19 drug Remdesivir's price must not cross Rs. 1400: Tope

The Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to cap the price of Remdesivir between Rs. 1,100 and Rs. 1,400 per vial with Health Minister Rajesh Tope calling for slashing the MRP of the key COVID-19 drug.

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.

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.

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.

11 Jan 2021

Health & Wellness

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.

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.

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.

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.