Maharashtra's Nashik City is now the fourth in the State to have a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) centre. The centre will be run by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). "The Wellness centre of Nashik will provide OPD treatment, issue medicine, and a host of other benefits," said official. In addition, the CGHS centre will cover 1.6 lakh people of Nashik.
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Amid rising number of Omicron and COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra Government imposed restrictions during New Year's celebration. The imposed restrictions include organising new year's event, for open ground & auditorium events, only 25% and 50% occupancy allowed, respectively. It also includes a ban on fireworks and crowd gathering on streets, especially in Gateway of India, Marine Drive & Juhu Beach.
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Tata Motors joined hands with the Maharashtra Government to set up a registered vehicle scrapping policy (RSVP) in the state. A company official signed the MoU, on December 17, for scrappage centre with a capacity of recycling 35,000 vehicles (end of passage & commercial) vehicles in a year. The Maharashtra Industry, Energy and Labour department will ensure legal approvals, rules and regulations of the new facility.
Cost of RT-PCR test for COVID-19 has been reduced to Rs. 1,975 in Mumbai. The price control committee of the Maharashtra Health Department emphasised reducing the cost which was Rs 3,900 per test earlier. However, after repeated nudging of the State Government and Chief Secretary Pradeep Vyas, the MIAL reduced the price. The new price will be in effect immediately, especially when the global Omicron threat is increasing in Mumbai.
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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, on December 2, signed the State Home Minister's proposal of suspending Param Bir Singh, the Ex Commissioner of Police (CP) Mumbai. The decision was based on recommendations of Debashish Chakravarti, single member panel investigating Param Bir Singh's extortion case. His suspension is proposed under the Rule 3 of the All India Services Act, 1969. The criminal charges investigation against Param Bir Singh is… read-more
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Maharashtra government has issued the SOPs to open cinema halls and open-air programs from October 22 in the state after almost one and a half years. Reportedly, the cinemas, theatres, and multiplexes can only run on 50% of the total capacity. Besides, the rules are mandatory: the Aarogya Setu app, thermal screening of visitors, adequate social distancing. However, non-vaccinated persons can enter the theatre.
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To force the Maharashtra government to fulfill their demand, the Maharashtra State Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) started an indefinite strike in the state on October 1. The association wants the academic fee should be waived off and hostel conditions should be made more comfortable. ''TDS Shouldn't be deducted from the stipend of resident doctors of BMC,'' said a MARD member. Reportedly, the strike will only end after written… read-more
The residents of three tribal hamlets at Aarey Milk Colony in Goregaon started the protest against Maharashtra Government after it tried to relocate them from their land allocated to the Force One Training Centre. The government has assured them alternative accommodations but the tribals are against shifting from the Aarey. However, the tribals' leader will take further decisions after meeting forest department officials on September 27.
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Concerned about the Covid-19 prevalent in the state, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray requested Dahi Handi Organizers to avoid celebrating festivities for 2021. Thackeray met the organisers in a virtual meet and asserted that the treat of Covid-19 is not over yet. The organisers can celebrate through organising blood donation camps and donation of Covid-19 treatment equipment. Thackeray also mentioned the Opposition who protested against the… read-more
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Amid a gradual rise in Covid-19 cases in the city, the BMC announced on August 4 that the night curfew in Mumbai will remain unchanged every day from 11 pm to 5 am. However, the movement of people will not be moderated between 5 am - 11 pm, but large gatherings will be curtailed. Notably, stores and other essential services will be functional until 10 pm every day.
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