Thursday, 11 August, 2022

Topic: Dharavi

Inside a Mumbai Covid war room: 16 staff, phones that ring every minute, ‘eat when you can’

ThePrint spent hours at a ward-level Covid war room where a team of 16 fielded calls from patients looking for hospital beds. The past month, staff say, has been among the busiest.

‘Dharavi model’ back in action after active cases surge seven times in Asia’s largest slum

Active Covid cases increased to 73 on 4 March from just 10 on 22 January in Dharavi, prompting the BMC to take stringent measures to prevent the situation from escalating.

Mumbai’s Dharavi reports no new Covid cases in 24 hrs, first time since April

While the Covid caseload of Dharavi now stands at 3,788, the number of active cases is 12, out of which eight are in home isolation and four in a Covid care centre.

The ‘thick skinned’ civil engineer behind ‘Dharavi model’ and Mumbai’s footpath challenge

The ‘Dharavi model’ has made international headlines, and perhaps, just as talked about as the model is the face behind it — assistant municipal commissioner Kiran Dighavkar. 

WHO chief cites Dharavi as example of effective Covid outbreak control, BMC tweets thanks

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentions countries that have been able to control the outbreak, urging others to take aggressive combative strategies.

Shiv Sena hails ‘victory’ against coronavirus in Dharavi as cases come down to single digit

With the highest population density in Maharashtra, Dharavi had 491 cases in April with a growth rate of 12% when cases were doubling every 18 days.

Dharavi’s unexpected Covid success story has lessons for Delhi, other crowded cities

In episode 496 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why Delhi should look to Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which managed to arrest the virus considerably.

How Covid hotspot Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, fought against all odds to flatten the curve

Home to 8.5 lakh people living in cramped houses, Dharavi was deemed to fail. Yet, in two months, it appears to have turned the story around.

Dharavi reports 41 new Covid-19 cases, total tally rises to 1,715

No new death was reported in Dharavi, due to which the toll remained unchanged at 70, a BMC official said.

TOI, HT, Mint find chaos & turbulence on Day 1 flights, Dharavi’s good news — Mirror

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

On Camera


File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.