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5,000 citizens should be tested every day in Nagpur to control COVID-19 spread: Devendra Fadnavis

Former Maharashtra CM and current Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis during COVID-19 review meeting held at Nagpur Municipal Corporation headquarters

Former Maharashtra CM and current Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis along with others during COVID-19 review meeting held at Nagpur Municipal Corporation headquarters

Former Maharashtra CM and current Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis during a review meeting held at Nagpur Municipal Corporation headquarters on Monday stated that testing should be increased in the city to contain the spread of the virus and to avoid COVID-19 related deaths. 

The meeting, which was held to review measures taken by NMC to control COVID-19 in the city, was attended by Mayor Sandeep Joshi, Former Guardian Minister Chandrasekhar Bawankule, Former Minister of State Dr Parinay Fuke, MLA Sameer Meghe, MLC Praveen Datke, Deputy Mayor Manisha Kothe, Standing Committee chairman Vijay Zalke, Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe, Additional Commissioners Jalaj Sharma and Ram Joshi, Sanjay Nipane, Medical Health Officer Dr Yogendra Sawai, among others. 

During the meeting Fadnavis exclaimed that while COVID-19 spread was in control and death toll was low during the initial days of the outbreak in the city, the number, both in terms of deaths and cases, has increased substantially in the last two months. Fadnavis said that arrangements needs to done to examine 5,000 patients to control COVID-19 spread. 

Also read : August 16: Nagpur COVID-19 tally nears 14,000 as 500 test positive

Speaking about COVID-19 treatment, Fadnavis said that COVID-19 care centers and hospitals should be equipped with oxygenated beds for the large number of patients and positive patients in isolation at home shpuld be advised by doctors through video conferencing. Fadnavis also said that NGOs can play an active role to help contain spread of the virus. 

Speaking about the initiatives being taken by NMC, Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe said that emphasis is being laid on tracing, testing and treatment to control the spread of virus in the city. Mundhe added that the increase in number of patients and deaths began after lockdown relxations were given as part of Mission Begin Again.

Mundhe informed that at present 3,000 citizens are being tested for COVID-19 every day. Keeping in mind the drastic increase in cases, efforts are being made to set up a comprehensive system to deal with future situations. Senior citizens, specially-abled and COVID-19 patients are being counseled with the help of NGOs. Mundhe said that so far over 70,000 citizens have been tested and out of them 11894 patients have tested positive. 

Mayor Sandeep Joshi said that the corporation system needs to be strengthened to control COVID-19 spread. Joshi suggested to implement ‘Aurangabad pattern’ in the city to achieve the same. 

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17-year-old girl gang-raped in car at Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur Police arrested two men on Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old girl in a car on Monday…

2 arrested after gang raping 17-yr-old in car | Nagpur

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Nagpur Police arrested two men on Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old girl in a car in Saoner (40 kms from Nagpur city) on Monday. The cops, initiated an extensive search immediately after receiving a complaint and arrested the two. 
The two accused convinced the teenage girl to travel with them in car by offering her to drop her at her destination. The survivor, who was clueless about the accused’s intentions, helped them by giving directions for the destination.
Cops said the two, however, took a detour on the way and took her to an isolated place, parked the car and allegedly gang-raped her. The duo has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, among other charges.

Also read: Nagpur: 3 men gang rape woman, stab her to death with axe, again rape her dead body

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Nagpur citizens walk to celebrate city’s heritage ahead of Republic Day | In Pictures




Avani Arya | Nagpur
On the account of arriving Republic Day festival, a heritage dialogue was held on January 22, 2023. The aim was to celebrate the buildings that are living witnesses of the spirit of power centres belonging to today’s Indian democracy and the era of 1903 when Nagpur was the capital of the Central Provinces.
The walk included a brief narrative from 1861, where after the mutiny, the detached position of Nagpur District and territories of Saugor and Nerbudda led to the formation of a new province termed “Central Province.”
The walk covered the architecture of the structures that were the centre of British rule in the central provinces. Various public buildings of that era, such as the old secretariat, the old High Court building, and the General Post Office, which are eminent examples of British colonial architecture, were covered. Materials like sandstone, basalt, and brick masonry are used to craft the elements of the building’s architecture.
During the walk, the stickers designed by team Sakha were distributed to participants as a souvenir, which was one of the key attractions for the participants and a reason for enthusiasm too.
The walk was followed by snacks and tea, over which dialogues on improving the condition of heritage structures were held. The citizens sharing their independent opinions was the true celebration of Indian democracy.
The walk was organised under the leadership of Ar Sandeep Pathe by team Sakha, which includes Ar Mayuri Deodhar, Ar Amruta Gangakhedkar, Ar Renuka Marotkar, Ar Yashwardhan Pincha, Ar Asmita Korpenwar, Ms Anjali Karpate, Ms Sakshi Mishra, Ms Shruti Beohar and Ms Vrushal Gurbaxani
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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision organises kidathon, 4000 children participate




Avani Arya | Nagpur

Rotary club of Nagpur Vision organized a marathon for children on January 22, 2023 called as RCNV KIDATHON. The venue was WCL ground, Civil Lines where approximately 4000 children between the age group pf 7-15 years participated.

They were divided into three groups of three km, four km and five km according to the age. Children of age seven to 10 participated in three km, 11-13 in four km and 14 – 15 in five km marathon. The motto behind this marathon was to encourage and educate children about out door activities and importance of exercise.

Fund raised by this event was donated to Gram Heeth for the benefit of farmers. The event was flagged-off by the hands of the Chief Guests, NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and Dr Amit Samarth at half past six in the morning.

Different routes were planned for the children under the strict security of RCNV volunteers and police. Once the children finished the marathon they were handed goodie bags, certificates and medals.

The sponsors for this mega event were Mauli group, Parekh brothers, Ajinkya tutorials, Oak & Chisel, Xenicon Healthcare, Gaysons, Dinshaws, Treat ice cream, Bharatvarsh farms, Diamond chips, Icad Adventures and you, Sunder biscuits, Kamal Chabrani. Medical partner for the event was Seven Star Hospital.

The mega event took place under the guidance and supervision of RCNV President Dr Shivani Sule, Treasurer Rtn Ritesh Amidwar, Chairperson and huge number of volunteers from the club.

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