Mumbai: BMC amends its order to convert Jaslok to dedicated COVID-19 hospital
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has amended its order to convert Jaslok hospital to a dedicated COVID-19 hospital. As per the new order, 175 of 227 beds in the hospital will function as COVID-19 beds while 52 beds will be non-COVID-19 beds.
COVID-19: Mumbai City and Civil sessions Court lists out protocols for advocates and staff, restricts litigants entry
A four-member committee of judges of the city sessions court has passed a resolution in its recent meeting of 16 April to strictly prohibit entry of litigants except in few exceptional cases and also to conduct a testing drive for all its staff. There was also an appeal to advocates not to allow their junior advocates and registered clerks to accompany them to prevent overcrowding.
The committee discussed matters in its meeting in light of the sudden surge of COVID-19 cases in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and also in pursuance of directions of the Bombay HC.
Thane: NCB busts hydroponic marijuana cultivation in Dombivali's Palava City; two arrested
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday arrested two persons for cultivating marijuana using hydroponics inside a two bedroom hall kitchen flat at Palava city, Dombivali. NCB officials seized one kilogram of the marijuana from the flat. They also recovered cultivation setup, pH regulators, plant nutrients, clay pebbles , water pumps, air circulation systems, CO2 gas cylinders, photosynthesis lighting systems, etc. from the flat.
Break The Chain: Bombay High Court to hear matters virtually till May 7
To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Bombay High Court administration along with its Chief Justice and senior-most judges has decided to continue its virtual hearings till May 7. On Friday morning, a meeting was chaired by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and other senior-most judges of the High Court who are members of the administrative committee. Accordingly, it has been decided to extend the present hearings through video conferencing till May 7.
Subordinate courts in Maharashtra to work in one shift from 19 April in view of COVID-19. The shift will be of 2.5 hours.
FPJ Impact: Bombay HC takes suo moto cognizance of sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's prisons
Taking cognizance of the coverage of COVID-19 surge by The Free Press Journal, the Bombay High Court took a suo motu Public Interest Litigation (PIL) regarding the sudden spike of COVID-19 cases within the jails across Maharashtra.
Amid massive COVID-19 surge, resident doctors at Pune's Sassoon General Hospital to go on strike
Amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, resident doctors at Pune's Sassoon General Hospital have decided to go on a strike from today. Their main demand is to increase manpower and the number of beds at the government hospital, reported a Marathi news channel.
Reportedly, there is a shortage of beds at the hospital. 2-3 patients are being treated on one bed. Amid this, 300 new beds are being added at the hospital. However, the number of infected patients at the hospital has increased from 500 to 800.
COVID-19 in Pimpri Chinchwad: PCMC to give Rs 3,000 financial assistance to economically weaker sections
The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to provide Rs 3,000 each to the families of autorickshaw drivers, hawkers, domestic helps, barbers, school bus drivers, labourers and gym trainers. The decision was taken at a meeting of the standing committee on Thursday.