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PMC relaxes Covid test guidelines for hotel staff, e-commerce employees, and domestic helpers

India, April 17 -- PUNE The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has relaxed its earlier guidelines by allowing employees engaged in various services to operate without a mandatory RT-PCR test. The decisi... Read More


100 oxygen beds to be made available at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch in Pune

India, April 16 -- PUNE Ganesh Kala Krida Manch at Swargate is being converted into a 100-bed Covid facility in the light of the surge in cases, said, civic officials. Ganesh Kala Krida was earlier a... Read More


Woman mans ambulance wheels to ferry Covid victims for burial in Pune, even at nights

India, April 15 -- A group of volunteers waiting at the Kausar Baug cemetery in Kondhwa was surprised when an ambulance driven by a woman and carrying body of a person who died of Covid-19 stopped in ... Read More


PMC Covid care centres near empty as patients prefer home isolation

India, April 13 -- PUNE Though the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has Covid care centres active for isolation, most citizens infected with the virus, prefer to isolate at home. PMC officer Rajendra... Read More


Poor medical facility hits patients of Pune rural areas

India, April 12 -- The Covid-19 pandemic situation in rural areas is worse than urban parts due to lack of medical infrastructure and testing facilities. Tushar Barhate, who is living near Chakan, sa... Read More


PMC to start Covid care centres at educational institutes, auditoriums, sports complex

India, April 10 -- PUNE Amid the surge in Covid cases in the city, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to convert various educational institutes, hostels and auditoriums into Covid care centr... Read More


PMC to launch call centre for Covid queries

India, April 8 -- Following public complaints regarding the helpline, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will launch a call centre with the help of a private firm. Municipal commissioner Vikram Kum... Read More


Following complaints, Pune mayor instructs to covert Covid help desk into call centre, increase staff

India, April 7 -- With several complaints concerning the Pune Municipal Corporation's (PMC) helpline for information on bed availability, Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol has instructed the civic authority ... Read More


PMC seeks 450 beds of Southern Command hospital for Covid treatment

India, April 7 -- The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has sought the help of the Indian Army to provide beds for Covid patients in the newly constructed Southern Command hospital at Wanowrie, off Kon... Read More


Allocate 80% of oxygen produced to hospitals: State to industry

India, April 5 -- The Maharashtra government has instructed all oxygen producers and suppliers to reserve 80 per cent of supply for medical purposes, given the surge of Covid in the state. Maharashtr... Read More