QMumbai: Doctors Who Treated Eman Ahmed React; 16-Year-Old Drowns

Doctors in Mumbai believe Eman should not have been taken out of India.

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Mumbai doctors react to Eman Ahmed’s death.

1. Mumbai Doctors Who Treated Eman Ahmed: It Was A Mistake To Take Her Out Of India

Eman at Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital.
Eman at Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital.
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Egyptian national Eman Abdulati, 37, who won the hearts of Mumbaikars with her resolve to fight obesity, is no more. Abdulati passed away at 4.35 am on Monday at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, following medical complications. She had arrived in Mumbai in February this year and lost 330 kg under the supervision of a team of Mumbai doctors. In a controversial move, her family had decided to move her to Abu Dhabi in May.

Once the world's heaviest woman and weighing 500 kg, Abdulati was under the supervision of over 20 doctors from different specialities, who were managing her medical condition from the time she arrived in the UAE.

According to medical experts at Burjeel Hospital, she died due to complications from the underlying comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction. Her family has expressed their appreciation for the doctors at Burjeel. "Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family," read an official statement from the hospital.

When Mid-Day spoke to Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, bariatric surgeon with Saifee Hospital, who was part of the team that treated Abdulati in Mumbai, she said, "It was a mistake to take Eman out of India. She would have stayed here until her health had improved. But, the family didn't trust us despite all our efforts and suggestions. It is a big shock for us because she was [like] our child. I have no words to express my sorrow."

(Source: Mid-Day)


2. 16-Year-Old Mumbai Girl Jumps Into Lake After Parents Scold Her For Chatting With Boy, Drowns

Powai lake in Mumbai.
Powai lake in Mumbai.
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A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by jumping into the Powai lake on Saturday afternoon. After investigating all angles, the Powai police have ruled out foul play and called it a case of suicide.

The police said she had a tiff with her parents recently because she was caught chatting with a boy from her neighbourhood on her mobile phone.

According to the police, the girl lived with her parents in a housing society near IIT Powai. On September 22, she did not come home from college and after waiting for long, her parents filed a missing complaint in the evening.

As she is a minor, the Powai police treated the case at par with kidnapping and started investigating it. However, next day her body was found in the Powai lake at around 3pm. She was rushed to nearby Rajawadi hospital but was declared dead on admission.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. 9-Foot-Long Python Trapped In Kandivli

A nine-foot-long rock python that had been giving residents of Kandivli's Damu Nagar a hard time for the past two months was finally caught two days ago.

Around 10.30 pm, when residents were enjoying garba in the locality, one of them spotted the snake near the boundary wall of the area. Umesh Sawant, a snake catcher from SRRC NGO, said, "I received a call from the residents of Damu Nagar. When I arrived there, I saw the rock python lying full length on top of the wall. The area around the wall was covered in wet, slippery mud, making it difficult for us to catch the snake. After struggling to get near it for 20 minutes, we finally managed to trap it."

(Source: Mid-Day)


4. Western Railway To Get 32 New Trains From Oct 1

Commuters stand on the doors of a suburban train as it approaches the Churchgate railway station in Mumbai.
Commuters stand on the doors of a suburban train as it approaches the Churchgate railway station in Mumbai.
(Photo: Reuters)

Western Railway is all set to start 32 new local trains from October 1, including 9 on the STA line, called the Suburban Track Avoiding or the fifth line. Accordingly, the Central Railway are also planning to introduce over 40 new services from October.

Giving credence to our July 15, 2017, story: ‘New’ WR local line to debut in October. The STA line had been ferrying long-haul trains until recently. It was broadened to accommodate the slightly-wider locals. Successful trials on this line were conducted last year.

Western Railway will run a total of 9 local services on this line, including 7 new and two old ones. “We have decided to start 32 extra local services from October 1,” said Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relation officer of WR.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

5. Byculla Zoo Revamp Mess: June: Tenders Nixed; September: Errant Contractor Bids Again

Three months after BMC chief Ajoy Mehta cancelled bids for the Rs 120-crore zoo revamp due to the skewed tendering process that favoured unqualified firms, the same errant firms are back in the fray, applying for fresh bids.

In June, Mehta had nixed the tenders for revamping Byculla zoo after five firms with no real experience in building animal parks emerged as front-runners to win the Rs 120-crore contract. It has now emerged that one of the errant contractors, Ms Highway Construction, has submitted a fresh bid for the construction of 17 new enclosures for the animal exhibit. A Mumbai Mirror investigation last year had revealed serious lapses in the firm, which had submitted phoney recommendation letters bearing names of reputed American science and animal centres to bag the Rs 50-crore penguin exhibit contract.

Samajwadi Party corporator Rais Shaikh, who had earlier raised objections about the tendering process for the penguin enclosures, said, “The tender specification for the penguin enclosure required a specialised job. Highway Construction was supposed to submit a proposal on their MoU with an expert foreign company, which they defaulted on. Due to anomalies, their deposit was forfeited and a showcause notice was issued. Now, under the pretext of inviting new tenders, BMC is allowing Highway Construction to bid again in the second phase. This shows a clear nexus between the contractors and BMC officials. Such contractors should be blacklisted and not be allowed to bid.”

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)


6. Maharashtra Govt Taps FDI To Push Infra Projects

Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis. 
Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis. 
(Photo: ANI screengrab)

The Maharashtra government is trying to aggressively market its leading status in foreign direct investments (FDI) to attract new overseas partnership to push its infrastructure projects in Maharashtra. A senior secretary in the state government said, “At present, we have received almost 50 proposals from at least 15 countries expressing their willingness to partner in various mega-infrastructure projects. We are not in favour of long gestation period and would like the MoUs to translate into ground reality within a time frame.”

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is leading a high-level delegation to South Korea and Singapore between September 25 and 29 eyeing investments through overseas partnership for big ticket projects that have to be completed by 2019. Topping the agenda is investment for the ambitious Nagpur-Mumbai Supercommunication Expressway likely to cross Rs 46,000 crore.

The chief minister has scheduled meetings with Seoul Hosang Chemicals, Samsung, Hyundai, Heavy Engineering and LG Electronics, among others. The projects shortlisted through FDI includes the Nagpur and Pune airports through partnership with Singapore’s Changi airport.

(Source: Indian Express)

7. Portion Of Building Crashes In Mumbai

The slab of a portion of a ground plus four storey building at Warden road in South Mumbai collapsed yesterday evening. However as the structure was largely vacant no one was trapped under the debris.

On Monday evening, around 6.30 pm the Mumbai fire brigade received a call about the second and third floor slab Haziz Habib building at Warden Road having crashed. Three fire engines were rushed to the spot. "There were commercial shops on the ground floor. The back side portion of the second and third floor of the structure collapsed largely and therefore no person was injured. Those working on the ground floor of the building were immediately pulled out. The ground floor however is still intact," said Devidas Kshirsagar-assistant municipal commissioner of BMC D ward.

(Source: Times of India)

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