Kiran Dighavkar

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Kiran Dighavkar said : “Besides increasing the number of tests in Mumbai, we are reaching out to people at the ward level and requesting them to complete their quota of vaccines by this way widespread infection could be avoided,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will shut down all on-street parking outside marriage halls and shopping centres. We have space for 1,721 cars in Kohinoor PPL,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 18, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including delivery personnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : ”Today Dharavi is Covid-free in true sense,” External link

financialexpress Friday, March 25, 2022 1:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It’s hard to pin down the reason for the fluctuation,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 21, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These shelters will use minimum space which in return will de-clutter the footpaths and pedestrians can walk with more ease on the roads,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 27, 2022 10:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The key-idea is to extend the suburban belt simultaneously along with the island city,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 27, 2022 10:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Shivaji Park ) : “This is a mud track, and gravel has been laid under it to carry rain water. This is a system of carrying rainwater at any international ground. Similarly, on lines of rainwater harvesting, we have laid a network of perforated pipes underground throughout Shivaji Park. The work plans are available at the G/North ward office and citizens can view them at any time. An independent contractor will be appointed for the day-to-day maintenance of the ground and a steering committee of local residents will be formed to assist the BMC,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:21:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The vision is to increase the happiness quotient, improve health and wellbeing of people which, in turn, will improve Mumbai’s liveability index,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 8, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The funds for implementing the project will be from the district planning development committee (DPDC); BMC is only the executing agency,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The concept of a tree house is popular among tourists world over. Since Mumbai does not have one, it was decided to build a two-storey tree house, that too with a grand sea view, in a prominent area in the suburbs,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If tested negative, the passengers will be allowed to leave and stay under 7-day home quarantine. Those found positive to undergo institutional quarantine. The rest of the passengers who are fully vaccinated need not go for the test unless asked to do so by authorities," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If tested negative, the passengers will be allowed to leave and stay under 7-day home quarantine. Those found positive to undergo institutional quarantine. The rest of the passengers who are fully vaccinated need not go for the test unless asked to do so by authorities," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If tested negative, the passengers will be allowed to leave and stay under 7-day home quarantine. Those found positive to undergo institutional quarantine. The rest of the passengers who are fully vaccinated need not go for the test unless asked to do so by authorities," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Migrant women who were pregnant before the start of the pandemic or in the early months decided to leave the city with the highest Covid-19 cases and go to their villages in the neighbouring states,” External link

expressindia Saturday, December 18, 2021 6:29:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Navi Mumbai ) : “The survey will cover the entire Mumbai region even though BMC is not the planning authority. We are also preparing a policy for the homeless. All the steps are being taken following the directions of the Shelter Monitoring Committee. The data from the survey will be used to plan welfare and empowerment schemes for destitutes,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The local municipal office tracked the patient and the sample was sent for genome sequencing at Kasturba hospital, where it came out to be Omicron positive,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 10, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The patient was asked to wait at the airport till the reports came in, however he left for Dharavi and the RT-PCR report turned out to be positive. Following which, the local G/North ward office tracked the patient and the sample was sent for genome sequencing to Kasturba Hospital, where it came out to be Omicron positive,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 10, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Apart from civic health centres, vaccinations were held through CSR initiatives too. The BMC has helped mobilize beneficiaries with the help of local NGOs in cases where corporates came forward to vaccinate free of cost,” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 12, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Since the ward began the vaccine-on-wheels initiative with mobile vaccination, the response has been very good as we could target those who have not taken the second shot. We will soon begin a house-to-house survey as well. That apart, ward war rooms have already started making calls to those who have not taken the vaccine, requesting them to do so,” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 12, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We asked people to voluntarily test themselves free of cost. This had to be done to ensure asymptomatic patients were identified and kept in isolation so they could not spread the disease,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:34:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Apart from three stationary vaccination centres in Dadar, Mahim and Dharavi each, we now have a mobile vaccination van which will reach out to areas where vaccination percentage is low,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including deliverypersonnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including delivery personnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 28, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including delivery personnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 28, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 28, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi," External link

business-standard Friday, May 28, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including deliverypersonnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic," External link

business-standard Friday, May 28, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases," External link

business-standard Friday, May 28, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "This is the beauty of Dharavi. The infected and suspected Covid-19 patients were immediately separated. The quarantine centres provided healthy meals thrice a day. Those who were inside the slum and unaffected were given food packets and rations," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Currently, we are conducting targeted testing – people with symptoms and contacts of the infected. If there are over five cases in a single building, we are setting up testing camps. However, such instances have drastically reduced. The number of people coming to private labs as well as in walk-in and free facilities set up at health posts to get tested have also reduced,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Everybody sensed if Dharavi was fine, Mumbai was fine. We slightly misjudged Dharavi’s quiet and calm as everything under control,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The 15 days from April 10 to 25 were horrible … We were going mad,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We adopted the Dharavi model of aggressive testing and screening. And that actually helped,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We can’t assume everything is okay… every wave has its own challenges,” “But there is a positive impact of these changes in Dharavi on children who have had an early exposure to good habits. And that will be permanent change” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Everybody sensed if Dharavi was fine, Mumbai was fine. We slightly misjudged Dharavi's quiet and calm as everything under control," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The 15 days from April 10 to 25 were horrible ... We were going mad," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We adopted the Dharavi model of aggressive testing and screening. And that actually helped," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We can't assume everything is okay... every wave has its own challenges," "But there is a positive impact of these changes in Dharavi on children who have had an early exposure to good habits. And that will be permanent change" External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Everybody sensed if Dharavi was fine, Mumbai was fine. We slightly misjudged Dharavi's quiet and calm as everything under control," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The 15 days from April 10 to 25 were horrible ... We were going mad," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We adopted the Dharavi model of aggressive testing and screening. And that actually helped," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We can't assume everything is okay... every wave has its own challenges," "But there is a positive impact of these changes in Dharavi on children who have had an early exposure to good habits. And that will be permanent change" External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We tested aggressively to bring down the positive numbers. The partial lockdown also helped as crowding reduced at many places. With fewer cases, the high-risk contacts that need to be tested have reduced,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 8, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “I had to ask other wards to divert vaccines to us,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have enough beds in our Covid centres. But I get many calls every day seeking beds in Hinduja Hospital or Raheja Hospital. These hospitals have a waiting period for beds. When our team from the war room requests them to go to civic Covid care centres, they refuse and keep waiting,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are trying all ways and means to reach out to the people of Dharavi. Looking at the cosmopolitan population that the area boasts off we have printed out appeals in all languages as well namely Urdu, and Telugu . Besides we have also given targets to our 200 plus Community Health workers in the area to bring out as much as possible for vaccination. By the weekend we are expecting even more persons to turn out for taking the vaccine," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The daily number of cases is high because of increased and aggressive testing. We have a target of over 2,000 daily tests from the ward. We have gone back to the old model that helped us contain the spread last year. We have aggressively started screening people from the slum and conducting tests. We are testing almost 15 to 20 people for every positive case that we find,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “People who are willing to get vaccinated can approach these champs. There will be a help desk. The trained volunteers will help them to get registered on the Co-Win app. Following this, they can go to their nearby vaccination centere antime and get inoculated,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:54:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "These are hand-to-mouth people. Bread, butter depends on their daily work. They can't sit back and relax and wait for the wave to go," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, March 22, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These are hand-to-mouth people. Bread, butter depends on their daily work. They can’t sit back and relax and wait for the wave to go,” External link

independent-UK Sunday, March 21, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These are hand-to-mouth people. Bread, butter depends on their daily work. They can’t sit back and relax and wait for the wave to go,” External link

nytimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The vaccination centre will start commissioning on Monday. The idea is to bring a vaccination centre close to the Dharavi residents,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The vaccination centre will start commissioning on Monday. The idea is to bring a vaccination centre close to the Dharavi residents,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 19, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Implementation of lockdown norms in a slum like Dharavi seemed impossible, but he would be on the ground to ensure that people stayed indoors. He played an important role in sending 1.75 lakh migrants in Dharavi back to their hometowns in May and June, last year,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 12, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We had a three-pronged strategy to stop virus transmission in the community: High number of tests, contact tracing, and shifting as many people as possible to institutional quarantine facilities. Without this in place, the situation would have become difficult to manage,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We did a drone survey of Dharavi in the middle of the lockdown in May and saw that not a single person was out on the street. Citizens cooperated with the authorities very well,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Though the lockdown had impacted people’s lives adversely, it gave us breathing time to chalk out our plan. Good decision making and sincere implementation helped us stop the spread,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “We still have testing facilities, mobile camps are held too. But cases are very few,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 1, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It was the aggressive testing and door-to-door screening that helped the BMC's G North ward reach the maximum number of people. Also, a high level of contact tracing of positive patients, which is continued even now, has helped the ward," External link

mid-day Saturday, December 26, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There has been a lot of community engagement and cooperation in Dharavi that helped us get to this zero-case milestone,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 26, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have been able to achieve no case in a day because of our simple trace, track, test and treat formula. There has been a lot of community engagement and cooperation in Dharavi,” External link

expressindia Friday, December 25, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There has been a lot of community engagement and cooperation in Dharavi. It is because of that that we have been able to get to this zero-case milestone,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 25, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There has been a lot of community engagement and cooperation in Dharavi. It is because of that we have been able to get to this zero case milestone. Our simple trace, track, test and treat formula has worked. Despite the dip in positive cases we will continue our rigorous screening and testing drives to ensure that there is now new spike in cases,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 25, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "There was an issue of an unpaid electricity bill between the parking contractor and the electricity company. We decided to shut the centre and it will be shifted to the BMC clinic opposite Shardashram school," External link

mid-day Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Out of the total 15,000 passengers, 3,008 showed symptoms and underwent rapid antigen tests and 26 of them tested positive. Nineteen patients were shifted to isolation facilities and seven patients allowed to be isolated at home," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 9, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Almost all service providers are working in the city now. With these tests, the aim is to control the spread of the virus and also for residents to feel safe when they avail food delivery or salon services,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "In the past five days, our health teams screened 5,297 passengers. While the teams have conducted rapid antigen tests of 917 passengers who had symptoms, only six were positive. One passenger was sent to home isolation, while the other five were shifted to an isolation facility," External link

mid-day Monday, November 30, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Five doctors along with 20 lab technicians and 18 paramedic staff were deployed at the station and 175 passengers from Saurashtra Mail, 750 passengers from Bikaner and 900 passengers from a train from Bhuj were screened. There was no resistance over testing," External link

mid-day Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “This will be the first of its kind plantation on a beach,” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There was a natural beach in Mahim. But overtime, there was encroachment and the beach got lost in the process from Mahim Fort to Mahim Koliwada,” “Giving the beach back to the locals was important to increase tourism value of the locality” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Currently, we are approaching every section of society to spread awareness about the virus. The reason Dharavi has seen a drop in the number of cases is because of community engagement. So we are tapping every resource of the community. Through NGOs we are also reaching out to the front section of the society," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Currently, we are approaching every section of society to spread awareness about the virus. The reason Dharavi has seen a drop in the number of cases is because of community engagement. So we are tapping every resource of the community. Through NGOs we are also reaching out to the front section of the society," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Slum dwellers are very careful about Covid-19. They know that as they live in clustered and enclosed setups, they have to be more careful and take extra precautions. Many NGOs [non-government organisations] also supply masks in slums like Dharavi every day,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “The beauty of the Dharavi model was that it was based on first-hand experiences. Instead of being reactive, we chased the virus,” External link

time Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “There is a possibility that the infections might be coming back,” “In a pandemic like COVID, nobody can guess what will happen next” External link

time Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “The beauty of the Dharavi model was that it was based on first-hand experiences. Instead of being reactive, we chased the virus,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 25, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “There is a possibility that the infections might be coming back,” “In a pandemic like COVID, nobody can guess what will happen next” External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 25, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar recalled : “The campaign went on for three-four months, by when we undertook repairs at almost 169 locations,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “There has been an uptick in Covid-19 cases Dharavi in the last few days. This is because of increased testing and unlocking. A total of 33 new Coviod-19 cases were detected on September 11 among migrant workers, who have returned to the slum cluster because of easing of the lockdown restrictions. More cases came to light following contact tracing” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "During the lockdown, residents judicially observed social distancing. There were days when there'd be zero cases in Dadar and Mahim. Even traditional markets for flowers, vegetables and shopping stores were closed. But as Unlock started, cases started increasing," External link

mid-day Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The city got zero stars in the garbage-free category and lost 1,500 points in one go. This changed the entire equation," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "We have created mobile artificial ponds. If you call our helpline number, we will provide a [water tanker] truck on your doorstep," External link

npr Friday, August 28, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “As the market sells essential commodities of Ganesh Chaturthi, people rushed to the market from neighbouring areas. We are also in shock seeing the huge gathering. People need to be more responsible. They are not only risking their lives but also of others around them. We have no option but to seek help from police,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 21, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “This was done as a gesture of tribute to the city’s dynamic and versatile character,” External link

laht Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

news24 Monday, August 3, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

trust Monday, August 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Despite this relief picture, we are conducting daily screen test and isolating the suspected patients. The early detections and treatment is the key to fight against the Covid 19. The delay of both detection and treatment can cost the life to the person. Therefore, in our hospital we are trying to provide oxygen to every bed,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The initiative has been taken up so that it can help bring about gender equality. The work on it has started and new signages have been put up in Dadar," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have sealed the building and asked them to shift all the existing patients to another hospital or Covid care centres within 48 hours,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We had received many complaints about the hospital overcharging patients,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "At least 80 per cent of Dharavi's population depends on 450 community toilets. We had to sanitise and disinfect these toilets several times a day," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Under the guidance of municipal commissioner I S Chahal, a 200-bed hospital was set up in record 14 days with oxygen supply," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Under the guidance of municipal commissioner I S Chahal, a 200-bed hospital was set up in record 14 days with oxygen supply,” External link

india Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “At least 80 per cent of Dharavi’s population depends on 450 community toilets and the administration had to sanitise and disinfect these toilets several times a day,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Under the guidance of municipal commissioner I S Chahal, a 200-bed hospital was set up in record 14 days with oxygen supply,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "At least 80 per cent of Dharavi's population depends on 450 community toilets and the administration had to sanitise and disinfect these toilets several times a day," External link

news18 Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Under the guidance of municipal commissioner I S Chahal, a 200-bed hospital was set up in record 14 days with oxygen supply," External link

news18 Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : “Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet,” External link

phnompenhpost Friday, July 10, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It’s a war. Everything is dynamic,” “Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation,” External link

phnompenhpost Friday, July 10, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It (the exodus) partly aided in checking the spread of the virus. The screening load also reduced (on health workers),” External link

eco-business Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It (the exodus) partly aided in checking the spread of the virus. The screening load also reduced (on health workers)," External link

trust Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "En ce moment, nous avons le sentiment de contrôler la situation" External link

tv5 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We can say so far, June is looking good, as the last two months were horrible," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Instead of people reporting it, we started chasing the virus,” External link

latimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We proactively screened residents through fever camps, and that helped us identify those with Covid-19 risk from the community randomly. With early detection, the suspected cases and high-risk contacts of Covid-19 patients were identified and placed at quarantine centres,” “Over 90% of Dharavi’s cases were treated within Dharavi, and only critical patients were moved out for treatment” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 26, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Migrant workers left Dharavi throughout the lockdown months. But they will all eventually return and we will kickstart the local economy,” “We will then continue with tight containment measures to ensure cases are in check” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 26, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Instead of people reporting it, we started chasing the virus,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Instead of people reporting it, we started chasing the virus,” External link

latimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "The war is not yet over. Not until the virus has left for good, anyway," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ) : "Instead of waiting for people to come to us, we went to them. Timely screening and isolation have worked. In a place like Dharavi, where the density of population is one of the highest in the world, we have been able to implement lockdown and social distancing," "Several states have implemented these containment strategies and produced effective outcomes. The efforts of the Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have shown encouraging results. As part of these efforts, they have actively ‘chased the virus’ and aggressively conducted targeted tracing of COVID-19 suspects" External link

news18 Monday, June 22, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is a trust deficit between citizens and the administration. People feel that if a BMC staff has come in their area, then it is only to evict them. Hence my staff could not effectively screen, isolate, and transfer people to quarantine facilities. The 350 local practitioners worked as a bridge between us and the people in Dharavi. People had faith in the local doctors and followed their instructions diligently,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Since patients were screened, and isolated early, they could be continuously monitored, thus avoiding a rise in the mortality rate,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Nearly, 1.5 lakh who live in Dharavi left the city and returned to their homes. It definitely eased the burden on the civic body,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “During monsoon, narrow lanes in slum areas get flooded. Hence, contact-tracing might be problematic for medical volunteers,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

clubofmozambique Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

clubofmozambique Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got herd immunity. Or so we hope” External link

clubofmozambique Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It was next to impossible to follow social distancing," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 15, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We were able to isolate people at early stages," "Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage" External link

timesofindia Monday, June 15, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The battle can't be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 15, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 15, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got herd immunity. Or so we hope” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 15, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 15, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 15, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got herd immunity. Or so we hope” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 15, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages ... unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

economictimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

economictimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got . Or so we hope” External link

economictimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got herd immunity. Or so we hope” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “10-12 people live in a single chawl unit and hutment in Dharavi. There are societies too but they also tend to be overcrowded. So we all know that social distancing is not an option in Dharavi. We worked our way in controlling the spread of the virus by accepting that truth. That was first and foremost,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “We conduct yoga sessions and laughter therapy, even singing and gaming sessions for the citizens in these quarantine centres. We ensure that we make them feel at home. The Dharavi story is a combined effort of officials and citizens. We are flattening the curve and it’s because of the focused approach and sustained effort we took in controlling the spread in perhaps the most vulnerable area of Mumbai or even the country,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “10-12 people live in a single chawl unit and hutment in Dharavi. There are societies too but they also tend to be overcrowded. So we all know that social distancing is not an option in Dharavi. We worked our way in controlling the spread of the virus by accepting that truth. That was first and foremost,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “We conduct yoga sessions and laughter therapy, even singing and gaming sessions for the citizens in these quarantine centres. We ensure that we make them feel at home. The Dharavi story is a combined effort of officials and citizens. We are flattening the curve and it’s because of the focused approach and sustained effort we took in controlling the spread in perhaps the most vulnerable area of Mumbai or even the country,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10,” External link

asianage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The proactive tracing of Covid-positive patients and thereon ensuring better recovery is what has helped. People in as many as 47,500 houses in the locality were screened by doctors and private clinics,” “Also, we focused on ensuring that senior citizens were surveyed, so that in case they were found infected, they could be treated at the earliest since they form a high-risk group. A total of 8,540 people have been isolated and institutionally quarantined till date. We aimed towards the early detection of all positive patients so that they could be separated from the community at large and the infection could be kept in control” External link

timesofindia Monday, June 8, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 8, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Dharavi has not reported a single death in the last six days, which is the first major indicator that we are on the right track. The number of people getting discharged is also increasing," External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Dharavi area has reported 71 deaths so far. But the real change is (reflected) in the daily testing of samples. A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10," External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Dharavi has not reported a single death in the last six days, which is the first major indicator that we are on the right track. The number of people getting discharged is also increasing," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Dharavi area has reported 71 deaths so far. But the real change is (reflected) in the daily testing of samples. A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Dharavi has not reported a single death in the last six days, which is the first major indicator that we are on the right track. The number of people getting discharged is also increasing,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Dharavi area has reported 71 deaths so far. But the real change is (reflected) in the daily testing of samples. A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

csmonitor Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Health Centre ) : “The G-North ward has also started a Dedicated Covid-19 Health Centre (DCHC) for Dharavi that is located at Maharashtra Nature Park. The centre, which has 200 oxygen-equipped beds, will cater to around five lakh people in the area,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practise social distancing," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

egyptindependent Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

news4jax Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

680news Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing," External link

startribune Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Most patients are healthcare workers from Breach Candy and Raheja hospitals,” External link

thehindu Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Proactive screening will continue at all places to detect more cases,” External link

thehindu Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Most patients are healthcare workers from Breach Candy and Raheja hospitals,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Proactive screening will continue at all places to detect more cases,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Our doubling rate is showing a positive trend because of the mass screening of citizens we started in the very first week. We have conducted more than 6,000 tests so far, of which we found 1,541 positive cases. The testing is done at multiple levels, and includes private doctors. We have also placed more than 6,300 people under institutional quarantine,” External link

thehindu Monday, May 25, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Our doubling rate is showing a positive trend because of the mass screening of citizens we started in the very first week. We have conducted more than 6,000 tests so far, of which we found 1,541 positive cases. The testing is done at multiple levels, and includes private doctors. We have also placed more than 6,300 people under institutional quarantine,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “Many have come forward to help. Until now, we have collected some Rs 5.24 lakh. Each kit we give out, costs Rs 1,500,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “With this, the ratio of quarantining the number of people against one positive patient has reached 4.95. More people from slums will be kept in institutional quarantine facilities,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have managed to trace some of them. They might be those who tested at private labs and wrote down wrong addresses and phone numbers,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "In this space, we want to make beds with oxygen supply available for patients," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have got a case from Dr. Baliga Nagar after a long gap. The patient was on chemotherapy in a medical facility,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have got a case from Dr. Baliga Nagar after a long gap. The patient was on chemotherapy in a medical facility,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are shifting more people from the slums into institutional quarantine and expanding our contact tracing. For example, earlier, if a person from the slum settlement tested positive for coronavirus, his immediate family members and neighbours were marked as high risk and shifted to institutional quarantine. But now, we are including everyone from the cluster in the list who used the community toilet that was used by the positive patient,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Sometimes not to think is the best option, only to keep working,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is some confusion about the five deaths. It will take time to see medical reports and comment in detail,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is some confusion about the five deaths. It will take time to see medical reports and comment in detail,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Going by what his wife and two sons told us, he would go to his garment shop and to a nearby mosque to offer prayers everyday. So, we began our contact-tracing exercise as per that information,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “When we questioned the family about the other house, they got angry. We eventually had to take the help of the police. They investigated this further,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “He took care of their food and other requirements. While the women slept in the house, the men would step out at night and sleep in the nearby mosque,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “This case was again linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The visitors hosted by the Dharavi’s index patient had attended a birthday celebration in this woman’s house,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “But there are over 2.5 lakh migrant workers who are unaccounted for,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Going by what his wife and two sons told us, he would go to his garment shop and to a nearby mosque to offer prayers everyday. So, we began our contact-tracing exercise as per that information,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “When we questioned the family about the other house, they got angry. We eventually had to take the help of the police. They investigated this further,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “He took care of their food and other requirements. While the women slept in the house, the men would step out at night and sleep in the nearby mosque,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “This case was again linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The visitors hosted by the Dharavi’s index patient had attended a birthday celebration in this woman’s house,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “But there are over 2.5 lakh migrant workers who are unaccounted for,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Going by what his wife and two sons told us, he would go to his garment shop and to a nearby mosque to offer prayers everyday. So, we began our contact-tracing exercise as per that information,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “When we questioned the family about the other house, they got angry. We eventually had to take the help of the police. They investigated this further,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “He took care of their food and other requirements. While the women slept in the house, the men would step out at night and sleep in the nearby mosque,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “This case was again linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The visitors hosted by the Dharavi’s index patient had attended a birthday celebration in this woman’s house,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “But there are over 2.5 lakh migrant workers who are unaccounted for,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Going by what his wife and two sons told us, he would go to his garment shop and to a nearby mosque to offer prayers everyday. So, we began our contact-tracing exercise as per that information,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “When we questioned the family about the other house, they got angry. We eventually had to take the help of the police. They investigated this further,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “He took care of their food and other requirements. While the women slept in the house, the men would step out at night and sleep in the nearby mosque,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “This case was again linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The visitors hosted by the Dharavi’s index patient had attended a birthday celebration in this woman’s house,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “But there are over 2.5 lakh migrant workers who are unaccounted for,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “One of the biggest challenges in Dharavi is providing essentials and food to the residents. Most people here live hand to mouth. Thus, they are bound to step out, which makes social distancing an almost impossible task. Around 55 per cent of COVID-19 infected persons from Dharavi are in the age group of 20 to 40 years, which indicates that these people, who otherwise would be working, are stepping out to arrange for food and essentials,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “We are preparing details of the kits and the crowd-sourcing platform. We are also in talks with NGOs and private companies who can finance the kits under corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “While screening residents in Dharavi, we have been detecting more and more infected patients. We have targeted the high- and low-risk contacts of Covid-19 patients and the new cases have been reported from these localities only,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have 2,380 people in institutional quarantine right now,” External link

thehindu Monday, May 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have received some complaints. We will also have our fever clinics operational, so that people have a choice,” External link

thehindu Monday, May 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have 2,380 people in institutional quarantine right now,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have received some complaints. We will also have our fever clinics operational, so that people have a choice,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are trying to trace the maximum number of cases in the area and getting good support from volunteers and local hospitals. These hospitals are operating with their entire staff strength, treating positive cases and helping in fever clinics,” External link

timesofindia Friday, May 1, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Since he was not feeling well, he visited a private practitioner in Borivali. There, it was found he had pneumonia. He was tested for coronavirus and his test results came positive on Wednesday. He died on the way to Kasturba Hospital from Borivali,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “On Wednesday, he called the office to inform his colleagues that his condition was worsening. An ambulance was sent immediately, but he died before reaching Kasturba Hospital,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “On Wednesday, he called the office to inform his colleagues that his condition was worsening. An ambulance was sent immediately, but he died before reaching Kasturba Hospital,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The combined capacity of these hospitals is 115 beds. We are trying to get oxygen cylinders and ventilators so that critical care can also be provided,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Majority of the people found to be positive are already quarantined by the BMC. This is because of our focused approach by screening and testing through mutliple sources. We are doing door-to-door surveys, screening people in private clinics and immediate isolation of high risk contacts and its a result of that,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are going to keep around 350 private clinics open where citizens will definitely come with their illness, and from there we have developed a mechanism to trace positive patients,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Therefore, we have plotted it all on a map and are screening locals to contain the viral spread,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is a lot fear in the Muslim community and they are not telling us facts,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, April 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

thenational Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : “No-one is allowed to go in or out,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

ibtimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

pulse Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : “We have taken swabs of 680 people. So far 2,780 people have been put under observation. This include 2,100 under home quarantine and 680 under institutional quarantine. Of the latter , 210 have been discharged,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If one person adopts five families from Dharavis slum area for the next couple of months, it will be a great help in our fight against the coronavirus. These people are financially stressed. If these families are adopted, they will not require to come out on streets during the lockdown," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If one person adopts five families from Dharavis slum area for the next couple of months, it will be a great help in our fight against the coronavirus. These people are financially stressed. If these families are adopted, they will not require to come out on streets during the lockdown," "Already, some multi-national companies and corporates are distributing food packets in Dharavi. If we rope in people who can take care of these families, the BMC can reach out to more people in the containment zones," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If one person adopts five families from Dharavis slum area for the next couple of months, it will be a great help in our fight against the coronavirus. These people are financially stressed. If these families are adopted, they will not require to come out on streets during the lockdown," "Already, some multi-national companies and corporates are distributing food packets in Dharavi. If we rope in people who can take care of these families, the BMC can reach out to more people in the containment zones," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Through fever clinics and community screenings, we were able to isolate a maximum number of positive cases from the high-risk zones. It is also the reason for a spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the last four to five days. So far, we have been able to contain the spread to five zones within Dharavi,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The cases from Mukund Nagar are from fever camps held here where we proactively found cases. So far, we have screened 30,000 people in Dharavi for fever,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It is in larger interest of the society to quarantine them here because this can happen to anyone. If nobody wants a quarantine around them, where do we take these people? There is no harm to neighbours as we take utmost care as per protocol in the quarantine and they will not come in contact with anyone,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The cases from Mukund Nagar are from fever camps held here where we proactively found cases. So far, we have screened 30,000 people in Dharavi for fever,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It is in larger interest of the society to quarantine them here because this can happen to anyone. If nobody wants a quarantine around them, where do we take these people? There is no harm to neighbours as we take utmost care as per protocol in the quarantine and they will not come in contact with anyone,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Cases are increasing day by day, but this is the result of our proactive search operation of high-risk contacts and testing methods. We have successfully tracked 1,381 high-risk contacts and 3,450 low-risk contacts to avoid further spread of the disease,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “On Tuesday, we found six new Covid-19 positive cases in Dharavi. We’re trying to trace high- and low-risk contacts of these patients. We’ve also managed to successfully track down many new Covid-19 positive cases because of our vigorous screening of patients showing symptoms of the disease,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We have been able to track many new positive cases owing to rigorous screening for influenza-like symptoms. Besides, contact tracing is being done as soon as a person tests positive," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Of these, nearly 80 people with symptoms like cough and fever have been referred for testing,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Of these, nearly 80 people with symptoms like cough and fever have been referred for testing,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have found 31 people from among the high risk contacts which shows our efforts are in the right direction. We have also planned a third quarantine facility in Dharavi that can house up to 500 people,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 13, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have found 31 people from among the high risk contacts which shows our efforts are in the right direction. We have also planned a third quarantine facility in Dharavi that can house up to 500 people,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 13, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “One of them is from Dr Baliga Nagar and the other one from PMGP Colony. We have already started tracing their high risk contacts,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “One of them is from Dr Baliga Nagar and the other one from PMGP Colony. We have already started tracing their high risk contacts,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are trying to trace these people," "We have to find out the source of infection. How did this man get the infection and from whom? And we have to contain this infection by taking aggressive steps," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "We are still able to try to contain the infection of the gated slum colonies. But there are the slums outside, and if we get cases there, we can't isolate them at home, and have to send even the high-risk cases to the sports complex quarantine centre," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

clicanoo Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

ipreunion Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis… if the virus spreads” External link

citizen Monday, April 6, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

news18 Monday, April 6, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “After the cases in Dharavi, we have activated our containment zone plan and have prepared a 300-bed quarantine facility at the Dharavi sports complex. High-risk contacts are shifted immediately to the facility, while low-risk residents are monitored meticulously. Similarly, we have a 51-bed hospital in the locality to take care of suspected patients. Rather than reacting after the complaints, we have started conducting health camps and collecting throat swabs of suspected cases,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 6, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, April 6, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

tv5 Monday, April 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

lepetitjournal Monday, April 6, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

LePoint Monday, April 6, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

digitaljournal Monday, April 6, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are trying to trace these people," "We have to find out the source of infection. How did this man get the infection and from whom? And we have to contain this infection by taking aggressive steps," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 6, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "We are still able to try to contain the infection of the gated slum colonies. But there are the slums outside, and if we get cases there, we can't isolate them at home, and have to send even the high-risk cases to the sports complex quarantine centre," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 6, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

ibtimes Monday, April 6, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

pulse Monday, April 6, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have already identified all the high-risk and low-risk contacts. Once we detect any more positive cases, the asymptomatic patients will be sent to Sai Hospital. We will provide masks and all protective equipment to the doctors and staff there,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 6, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The samples collected from Dharavi are being sent to Haffkine Institute. Critical patients will be sent to Kasturba but others, who are asymptomatic, can be kept at Sai Hospital. We have already shifted high risk contacts and vulnerable residents from Dr Baliga Nagar to the District Sports Complex,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 6, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are trying to trace these people," "We have to find out the source of infection. How did this man get the infection and from whom? And we have to contain this infection by taking aggressive steps," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 6, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "We are still able to try to contain the infection of the gated slum colonies. But there are the slums outside, and if we get cases there, we cant isolate them at home, and have to send even the high risk cases to the sports complex quarantine centre," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 6, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have quarantined and taken samples of her immediate contacts, and swab samples of every single resident of Baliga Nagar. As many as 132 vulnerable people were screened and 32 senior citizens have been found symptomatic. In the Mukund Nagar case, we have found 14 high risk and 74 low risk contacts. They will all be moved to a sports complex nearby. We have also acquired a 51-bed private hospital just in case,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have quarantined and taken samples of her immediate contacts, and swab samples of every single resident of Baliga Nagar. As many as 132 vulnerable people were screened and 32 senior citizens have been found symptomatic. In the Mukund Nagar case, we have found 14 high risk and 74 low risk contacts. They will all be moved to a sports complex nearby. We have also acquired a 51-bed private hospital just in case,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “In this case however, with the man already dead, we had poor quality information. All we knew was that the man did not have a passport, so there was no foreign travel history. What we do know is that he had been feeling poorly since March 23 and had visited a local doctor and then some days later, when he still did not feel well, he went to Sion Hospital,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 3, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “In the first round we picked those who were above 60 and also suffered from some respiratory disease. We got 36 such contacts. Among them nine are particularly vulnerable so on Thursday, we have sent their throat swab samples for testing too. If we get more positive reports then we will send all the 125 senior citizens samples for testing. We will then move all these people, the senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions, to the District Sports Complex for isolation,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 3, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “We are trying to find out who the four men who visited the deceased were. They are the next challenge for us. The family has told us that they were not from the Tablighi Jamaat but we can’t be sure until we reach them. The family will go through the man’s phone and give us all his contacts. In this the police too are helping us out,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 3, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have also sought two lists of residents who are more than 60 years old and those with respiratory problems. All of them will be checked,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 3, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It is going to be an uphill task identifying asymptomatic patients in an area that has more than 850,000 people,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : “I have sought permission to convert the Rajiv Gandhi District Sports club into a quarantine facility with 300 beds,” “Once approved, we will shift high-risk people {to the facility}” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The person has a garment shop in AKG Nagar. We still don’t know how he got infected. We have sealed 300 flats along with 90 shops in the area. All senior citizens’ samples will be tested for the virus. We will provide rations to the building. No one will be allowed to come out until the people test negative for the virus,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The patient has no travel history. However, he has been regularly going to a masjid in the area. We are now in the process of tracing all those contacts,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The patient has no travel history. However, he has been regularly going to a masjid in the area. We are now in the process of tracing all those contacts,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “We managed to track him down and admitted him to a hospital,” External link

economictimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will look into the matter,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : ”The Gokhale Road stretch mainly has local residents parking vehicles. We requested them to use the Kohinoor Square PPL. However, many senior citizens said it would be inconvenient for them. We are considering what can be done,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are hoping to increase occupancy in the upper floors of the lot and decongest roads at the same time. We are giving an alternative to people instead of just levying fines. We have also written to schools in the area to ask school bus drivers to park only in the designated spots,” External link

thehindu Friday, September 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are hoping to increase occupancy in the upper floors of the lot and decongest roads at the same time. We are giving an alternative to people instead of just levying fines. We have also written to schools in the area to ask school bus drivers to park only in the designated spots,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The plan is to have a dedicated footpath with drinking water fountains, dustbins, multipurpose bollards, benches, toilet blocks and signage boards and indication boards at regular intervals,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We will open it within two weeks after adequate security arrangements. We will also try to appoint a contractor," External link

dnaindia Sunday, July 14, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have sent a letter to Kamgar Stadium to take immediate action and rebuild the entire wall,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have sent a letter to Kamgar Stadium to take immediate action and rebuild the entire wall,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 28, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Marine Drive ) : "We realised that a structural audit had never been carried out and this would help in strengthening Marine Drive. The audit is also required for documentation purposes," External link

mid-day Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have received a report from the owners. The structural audit has been carried out by Mahimtura Consultants Pvt Ltd . They have claimed that only a handful of structures are dilapidated, while most of the mill structures are in good condition. But we have asked them to first demolish the dangerous structures before allowing any film shooting,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We received a response from a single bidder so we have to float another tender. However, since the model code of conduct is in place, we will have to wait for the elections to get over," External link

mid-day Monday, April 29, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “As a precautionary measure, we shut the bridge on Monday and it needs to remain shut till repairs are carried out,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 2, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will be assessing whether there is any damage to the structure, based on which we will decide a further course of action,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We could not get three-star ranking due to several reasons. We also lost marks in the citizens' feedback category as compared to last year," External link

dnaindia Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We could not get three-star ranking due to several reasons. We also lost marks in the citizens' feedback category as compared to last year," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We could not get three-star ranking due to several reasons. We also lost marks in the citizens' feedback category as compared to last year," External link

mid-day Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Civic officials will continue to monitor the fountain," External link

mid-day Friday, January 25, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is a racket underway. A number of manufacturers procured fake Central Pollution Control Board approvals and convinced shopkeepers that their plastic meets the criteria. Many of them have been identified and blacklisted,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Only their main kitchen has the eating house licence. A few years ago, they had applied for the licence for the staff kitchen. However, since they didn't meet the norms, the licence was not given to them," External link

mid-day Friday, January 11, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The residents want 24 hours parking area which is not possible," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 4, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "On an average there are four cars per home in A ward. Even Ola, Uber drivers park their vehicles in inner lanes, The double parking hampers movement of fire engine and ambulance," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 4, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "There were some objections of the fishing community, which I have forwarded to my senior officials," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:38:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says ( about Salman Khan ) : “Salman told me he was ready to repair any number of toilets,” “He expects me to do something for the cause” External link

thehindu Friday, December 23, 2016 12:18:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says ( about Salman Khan ) : “Salman told me he was ready to repair any number of toilets,” “He expects me to do something for the cause” External link

Hindu Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:30:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Actually it’s a cessed property looked after by MHADA. Let me first read the report and study the matter. Then we will see what is to be done,” External link

mid-day Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:08:00 AM EAT



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Kiran Dighavkar said : “Besides increasing the number of tests in Mumbai, we are reaching out to people at the ward level and requesting them to complete their quota of vaccines by this way widespread infection could be avoided,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will shut down all on-street parking outside marriage halls and shopping centres. We have space for 1,721 cars in Kohinoor PPL,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 18, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including delivery personnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : ”Today Dharavi is Covid-free in true sense,” External link

financialexpress Friday, March 25, 2022 1:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It’s hard to pin down the reason for the fluctuation,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 21, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These shelters will use minimum space which in return will de-clutter the footpaths and pedestrians can walk with more ease on the roads,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 27, 2022 10:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The key-idea is to extend the suburban belt simultaneously along with the island city,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 27, 2022 10:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Shivaji Park ) : “This is a mud track, and gravel has been laid under it to carry rain water. This is a system of carrying rainwater at any international ground. Similarly, on lines of rainwater harvesting, we have laid a network of perforated pipes underground throughout Shivaji Park. The work plans are available at the G/North ward office and citizens can view them at any time. An independent contractor will be appointed for the day-to-day maintenance of the ground and a steering committee of local residents will be formed to assist the BMC,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:21:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The vision is to increase the happiness quotient, improve health and wellbeing of people which, in turn, will improve Mumbai’s liveability index,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 8, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The funds for implementing the project will be from the district planning development committee (DPDC); BMC is only the executing agency,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The concept of a tree house is popular among tourists world over. Since Mumbai does not have one, it was decided to build a two-storey tree house, that too with a grand sea view, in a prominent area in the suburbs,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If tested negative, the passengers will be allowed to leave and stay under 7-day home quarantine. Those found positive to undergo institutional quarantine. The rest of the passengers who are fully vaccinated need not go for the test unless asked to do so by authorities," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If tested negative, the passengers will be allowed to leave and stay under 7-day home quarantine. Those found positive to undergo institutional quarantine. The rest of the passengers who are fully vaccinated need not go for the test unless asked to do so by authorities," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If tested negative, the passengers will be allowed to leave and stay under 7-day home quarantine. Those found positive to undergo institutional quarantine. The rest of the passengers who are fully vaccinated need not go for the test unless asked to do so by authorities," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Migrant women who were pregnant before the start of the pandemic or in the early months decided to leave the city with the highest Covid-19 cases and go to their villages in the neighbouring states,” External link

expressindia Saturday, December 18, 2021 6:29:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Navi Mumbai ) : “The survey will cover the entire Mumbai region even though BMC is not the planning authority. We are also preparing a policy for the homeless. All the steps are being taken following the directions of the Shelter Monitoring Committee. The data from the survey will be used to plan welfare and empowerment schemes for destitutes,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The local municipal office tracked the patient and the sample was sent for genome sequencing at Kasturba hospital, where it came out to be Omicron positive,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 10, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The patient was asked to wait at the airport till the reports came in, however he left for Dharavi and the RT-PCR report turned out to be positive. Following which, the local G/North ward office tracked the patient and the sample was sent for genome sequencing to Kasturba Hospital, where it came out to be Omicron positive,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 10, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Apart from civic health centres, vaccinations were held through CSR initiatives too. The BMC has helped mobilize beneficiaries with the help of local NGOs in cases where corporates came forward to vaccinate free of cost,” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 12, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Since the ward began the vaccine-on-wheels initiative with mobile vaccination, the response has been very good as we could target those who have not taken the second shot. We will soon begin a house-to-house survey as well. That apart, ward war rooms have already started making calls to those who have not taken the vaccine, requesting them to do so,” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 12, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We asked people to voluntarily test themselves free of cost. This had to be done to ensure asymptomatic patients were identified and kept in isolation so they could not spread the disease,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:34:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Apart from three stationary vaccination centres in Dadar, Mahim and Dharavi each, we now have a mobile vaccination van which will reach out to areas where vaccination percentage is low,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including deliverypersonnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including delivery personnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 28, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including delivery personnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 28, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 28, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Despite a slow spread of the virus in December 2020 and early January 2021, we continued with comprehensive testing and tracking of cases in Dharavi," External link

business-standard Friday, May 28, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Door-to-door screening of people with symptoms, aggressive testing, regular screening and testing of Dharavi residents who work in different parts of Mumbai, including deliverypersonnel, industrial workers, helped to control the spread of the pandemic," External link

business-standard Friday, May 28, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We will not let our guards down even though the cases have dropped. We are going to continue aggressive screening and testing until Dharavi reports zero cases," External link

business-standard Friday, May 28, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "This is the beauty of Dharavi. The infected and suspected Covid-19 patients were immediately separated. The quarantine centres provided healthy meals thrice a day. Those who were inside the slum and unaffected were given food packets and rations," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Currently, we are conducting targeted testing – people with symptoms and contacts of the infected. If there are over five cases in a single building, we are setting up testing camps. However, such instances have drastically reduced. The number of people coming to private labs as well as in walk-in and free facilities set up at health posts to get tested have also reduced,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Everybody sensed if Dharavi was fine, Mumbai was fine. We slightly misjudged Dharavi’s quiet and calm as everything under control,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The 15 days from April 10 to 25 were horrible … We were going mad,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We adopted the Dharavi model of aggressive testing and screening. And that actually helped,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We can’t assume everything is okay… every wave has its own challenges,” “But there is a positive impact of these changes in Dharavi on children who have had an early exposure to good habits. And that will be permanent change” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Everybody sensed if Dharavi was fine, Mumbai was fine. We slightly misjudged Dharavi's quiet and calm as everything under control," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The 15 days from April 10 to 25 were horrible ... We were going mad," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We adopted the Dharavi model of aggressive testing and screening. And that actually helped," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We can't assume everything is okay... every wave has its own challenges," "But there is a positive impact of these changes in Dharavi on children who have had an early exposure to good habits. And that will be permanent change" External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Everybody sensed if Dharavi was fine, Mumbai was fine. We slightly misjudged Dharavi's quiet and calm as everything under control," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The 15 days from April 10 to 25 were horrible ... We were going mad," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We adopted the Dharavi model of aggressive testing and screening. And that actually helped," External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We can't assume everything is okay... every wave has its own challenges," "But there is a positive impact of these changes in Dharavi on children who have had an early exposure to good habits. And that will be permanent change" External link

trust Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We tested aggressively to bring down the positive numbers. The partial lockdown also helped as crowding reduced at many places. With fewer cases, the high-risk contacts that need to be tested have reduced,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 8, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “I had to ask other wards to divert vaccines to us,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have enough beds in our Covid centres. But I get many calls every day seeking beds in Hinduja Hospital or Raheja Hospital. These hospitals have a waiting period for beds. When our team from the war room requests them to go to civic Covid care centres, they refuse and keep waiting,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are trying all ways and means to reach out to the people of Dharavi. Looking at the cosmopolitan population that the area boasts off we have printed out appeals in all languages as well namely Urdu, and Telugu . Besides we have also given targets to our 200 plus Community Health workers in the area to bring out as much as possible for vaccination. By the weekend we are expecting even more persons to turn out for taking the vaccine," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The daily number of cases is high because of increased and aggressive testing. We have a target of over 2,000 daily tests from the ward. We have gone back to the old model that helped us contain the spread last year. We have aggressively started screening people from the slum and conducting tests. We are testing almost 15 to 20 people for every positive case that we find,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “People who are willing to get vaccinated can approach these champs. There will be a help desk. The trained volunteers will help them to get registered on the Co-Win app. Following this, they can go to their nearby vaccination centere antime and get inoculated,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:54:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "These are hand-to-mouth people. Bread, butter depends on their daily work. They can't sit back and relax and wait for the wave to go," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, March 22, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These are hand-to-mouth people. Bread, butter depends on their daily work. They can’t sit back and relax and wait for the wave to go,” External link

independent-UK Sunday, March 21, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These are hand-to-mouth people. Bread, butter depends on their daily work. They can’t sit back and relax and wait for the wave to go,” External link

nytimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The vaccination centre will start commissioning on Monday. The idea is to bring a vaccination centre close to the Dharavi residents,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The vaccination centre will start commissioning on Monday. The idea is to bring a vaccination centre close to the Dharavi residents,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 19, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Implementation of lockdown norms in a slum like Dharavi seemed impossible, but he would be on the ground to ensure that people stayed indoors. He played an important role in sending 1.75 lakh migrants in Dharavi back to their hometowns in May and June, last year,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 12, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We had a three-pronged strategy to stop virus transmission in the community: High number of tests, contact tracing, and shifting as many people as possible to institutional quarantine facilities. Without this in place, the situation would have become difficult to manage,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We did a drone survey of Dharavi in the middle of the lockdown in May and saw that not a single person was out on the street. Citizens cooperated with the authorities very well,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Though the lockdown had impacted people’s lives adversely, it gave us breathing time to chalk out our plan. Good decision making and sincere implementation helped us stop the spread,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “We still have testing facilities, mobile camps are held too. But cases are very few,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 1, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It was the aggressive testing and door-to-door screening that helped the BMC's G North ward reach the maximum number of people. Also, a high level of contact tracing of positive patients, which is continued even now, has helped the ward," External link

mid-day Saturday, December 26, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There has been a lot of community engagement and cooperation in Dharavi that helped us get to this zero-case milestone,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 26, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have been able to achieve no case in a day because of our simple trace, track, test and treat formula. There has been a lot of community engagement and cooperation in Dharavi,” External link

expressindia Friday, December 25, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There has been a lot of community engagement and cooperation in Dharavi. It is because of that that we have been able to get to this zero-case milestone,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 25, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There has been a lot of community engagement and cooperation in Dharavi. It is because of that we have been able to get to this zero case milestone. Our simple trace, track, test and treat formula has worked. Despite the dip in positive cases we will continue our rigorous screening and testing drives to ensure that there is now new spike in cases,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 25, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "There was an issue of an unpaid electricity bill between the parking contractor and the electricity company. We decided to shut the centre and it will be shifted to the BMC clinic opposite Shardashram school," External link

mid-day Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Out of the total 15,000 passengers, 3,008 showed symptoms and underwent rapid antigen tests and 26 of them tested positive. Nineteen patients were shifted to isolation facilities and seven patients allowed to be isolated at home," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 9, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Almost all service providers are working in the city now. With these tests, the aim is to control the spread of the virus and also for residents to feel safe when they avail food delivery or salon services,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "In the past five days, our health teams screened 5,297 passengers. While the teams have conducted rapid antigen tests of 917 passengers who had symptoms, only six were positive. One passenger was sent to home isolation, while the other five were shifted to an isolation facility," External link

mid-day Monday, November 30, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Five doctors along with 20 lab technicians and 18 paramedic staff were deployed at the station and 175 passengers from Saurashtra Mail, 750 passengers from Bikaner and 900 passengers from a train from Bhuj were screened. There was no resistance over testing," External link

mid-day Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “This will be the first of its kind plantation on a beach,” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There was a natural beach in Mahim. But overtime, there was encroachment and the beach got lost in the process from Mahim Fort to Mahim Koliwada,” “Giving the beach back to the locals was important to increase tourism value of the locality” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Currently, we are approaching every section of society to spread awareness about the virus. The reason Dharavi has seen a drop in the number of cases is because of community engagement. So we are tapping every resource of the community. Through NGOs we are also reaching out to the front section of the society," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Currently, we are approaching every section of society to spread awareness about the virus. The reason Dharavi has seen a drop in the number of cases is because of community engagement. So we are tapping every resource of the community. Through NGOs we are also reaching out to the front section of the society," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Slum dwellers are very careful about Covid-19. They know that as they live in clustered and enclosed setups, they have to be more careful and take extra precautions. Many NGOs [non-government organisations] also supply masks in slums like Dharavi every day,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “The beauty of the Dharavi model was that it was based on first-hand experiences. Instead of being reactive, we chased the virus,” External link

time Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “There is a possibility that the infections might be coming back,” “In a pandemic like COVID, nobody can guess what will happen next” External link

time Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “The beauty of the Dharavi model was that it was based on first-hand experiences. Instead of being reactive, we chased the virus,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 25, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “There is a possibility that the infections might be coming back,” “In a pandemic like COVID, nobody can guess what will happen next” External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 25, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar recalled : “The campaign went on for three-four months, by when we undertook repairs at almost 169 locations,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “There has been an uptick in Covid-19 cases Dharavi in the last few days. This is because of increased testing and unlocking. A total of 33 new Coviod-19 cases were detected on September 11 among migrant workers, who have returned to the slum cluster because of easing of the lockdown restrictions. More cases came to light following contact tracing” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "During the lockdown, residents judicially observed social distancing. There were days when there'd be zero cases in Dadar and Mahim. Even traditional markets for flowers, vegetables and shopping stores were closed. But as Unlock started, cases started increasing," External link

mid-day Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The city got zero stars in the garbage-free category and lost 1,500 points in one go. This changed the entire equation," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "We have created mobile artificial ponds. If you call our helpline number, we will provide a [water tanker] truck on your doorstep," External link

npr Friday, August 28, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “As the market sells essential commodities of Ganesh Chaturthi, people rushed to the market from neighbouring areas. We are also in shock seeing the huge gathering. People need to be more responsible. They are not only risking their lives but also of others around them. We have no option but to seek help from police,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 21, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “This was done as a gesture of tribute to the city’s dynamic and versatile character,” External link

laht Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

news24 Monday, August 3, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The signage reflects the character of the city ... that it believes in gender equality and promotes women's empowerment," External link

trust Monday, August 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Despite this relief picture, we are conducting daily screen test and isolating the suspected patients. The early detections and treatment is the key to fight against the Covid 19. The delay of both detection and treatment can cost the life to the person. Therefore, in our hospital we are trying to provide oxygen to every bed,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The initiative has been taken up so that it can help bring about gender equality. The work on it has started and new signages have been put up in Dadar," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have sealed the building and asked them to shift all the existing patients to another hospital or Covid care centres within 48 hours,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We had received many complaints about the hospital overcharging patients,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "At least 80 per cent of Dharavi's population depends on 450 community toilets. We had to sanitise and disinfect these toilets several times a day," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Under the guidance of municipal commissioner I S Chahal, a 200-bed hospital was set up in record 14 days with oxygen supply," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Under the guidance of municipal commissioner I S Chahal, a 200-bed hospital was set up in record 14 days with oxygen supply,” External link

india Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “At least 80 per cent of Dharavi’s population depends on 450 community toilets and the administration had to sanitise and disinfect these toilets several times a day,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Under the guidance of municipal commissioner I S Chahal, a 200-bed hospital was set up in record 14 days with oxygen supply,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "At least 80 per cent of Dharavi's population depends on 450 community toilets and the administration had to sanitise and disinfect these toilets several times a day," External link

news18 Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Under the guidance of municipal commissioner I S Chahal, a 200-bed hospital was set up in record 14 days with oxygen supply," External link

news18 Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : “Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet,” External link

phnompenhpost Friday, July 10, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It’s a war. Everything is dynamic,” “Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation,” External link

phnompenhpost Friday, July 10, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It (the exodus) partly aided in checking the spread of the virus. The screening load also reduced (on health workers),” External link

eco-business Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It (the exodus) partly aided in checking the spread of the virus. The screening load also reduced (on health workers)," External link

trust Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "En ce moment, nous avons le sentiment de contrôler la situation" External link

tv5 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "Social distancing was never a possibility, home isolation was never an option, and contact tracing was a huge problem with so many people using the same toilet," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It's a war. Everything is dynamic," "Right now, we feel like we are on top of the situation," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We can say so far, June is looking good, as the last two months were horrible," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Instead of people reporting it, we started chasing the virus,” External link

latimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We proactively screened residents through fever camps, and that helped us identify those with Covid-19 risk from the community randomly. With early detection, the suspected cases and high-risk contacts of Covid-19 patients were identified and placed at quarantine centres,” “Over 90% of Dharavi’s cases were treated within Dharavi, and only critical patients were moved out for treatment” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 26, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Migrant workers left Dharavi throughout the lockdown months. But they will all eventually return and we will kickstart the local economy,” “We will then continue with tight containment measures to ensure cases are in check” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 26, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Instead of people reporting it, we started chasing the virus,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Instead of people reporting it, we started chasing the virus,” External link

latimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "The war is not yet over. Not until the virus has left for good, anyway," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ) : "Instead of waiting for people to come to us, we went to them. Timely screening and isolation have worked. In a place like Dharavi, where the density of population is one of the highest in the world, we have been able to implement lockdown and social distancing," "Several states have implemented these containment strategies and produced effective outcomes. The efforts of the Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have shown encouraging results. As part of these efforts, they have actively ‘chased the virus’ and aggressively conducted targeted tracing of COVID-19 suspects" External link

news18 Monday, June 22, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is a trust deficit between citizens and the administration. People feel that if a BMC staff has come in their area, then it is only to evict them. Hence my staff could not effectively screen, isolate, and transfer people to quarantine facilities. The 350 local practitioners worked as a bridge between us and the people in Dharavi. People had faith in the local doctors and followed their instructions diligently,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Since patients were screened, and isolated early, they could be continuously monitored, thus avoiding a rise in the mortality rate,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Nearly, 1.5 lakh who live in Dharavi left the city and returned to their homes. It definitely eased the burden on the civic body,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “During monsoon, narrow lanes in slum areas get flooded. Hence, contact-tracing might be problematic for medical volunteers,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

clubofmozambique Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

clubofmozambique Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got herd immunity. Or so we hope” External link

clubofmozambique Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "It was next to impossible to follow social distancing," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 15, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We were able to isolate people at early stages," "Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage" External link

timesofindia Monday, June 15, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The battle can't be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 15, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 15, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got herd immunity. Or so we hope” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 15, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 15, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 15, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got herd immunity. Or so we hope” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 15, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages ... unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

economictimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

economictimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got . Or so we hope” External link

economictimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It was next to impossible to follow social distancing,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We were able to isolate people at early stages,” “Unlike in the rest of Mumbai, where most patients are reaching hospitals at a very late stage” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The battle can’t be over until the virus has gone from the entire city, state and country,” “People are quite aware now of how to be safe and I think by the time the lockdown ends, most of us may have got herd immunity. Or so we hope” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “10-12 people live in a single chawl unit and hutment in Dharavi. There are societies too but they also tend to be overcrowded. So we all know that social distancing is not an option in Dharavi. We worked our way in controlling the spread of the virus by accepting that truth. That was first and foremost,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “We conduct yoga sessions and laughter therapy, even singing and gaming sessions for the citizens in these quarantine centres. We ensure that we make them feel at home. The Dharavi story is a combined effort of officials and citizens. We are flattening the curve and it’s because of the focused approach and sustained effort we took in controlling the spread in perhaps the most vulnerable area of Mumbai or even the country,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “10-12 people live in a single chawl unit and hutment in Dharavi. There are societies too but they also tend to be overcrowded. So we all know that social distancing is not an option in Dharavi. We worked our way in controlling the spread of the virus by accepting that truth. That was first and foremost,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “We conduct yoga sessions and laughter therapy, even singing and gaming sessions for the citizens in these quarantine centres. We ensure that we make them feel at home. The Dharavi story is a combined effort of officials and citizens. We are flattening the curve and it’s because of the focused approach and sustained effort we took in controlling the spread in perhaps the most vulnerable area of Mumbai or even the country,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10,” External link

asianage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The proactive tracing of Covid-positive patients and thereon ensuring better recovery is what has helped. People in as many as 47,500 houses in the locality were screened by doctors and private clinics,” “Also, we focused on ensuring that senior citizens were surveyed, so that in case they were found infected, they could be treated at the earliest since they form a high-risk group. A total of 8,540 people have been isolated and institutionally quarantined till date. We aimed towards the early detection of all positive patients so that they could be separated from the community at large and the infection could be kept in control” External link

timesofindia Monday, June 8, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 8, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Dharavi has not reported a single death in the last six days, which is the first major indicator that we are on the right track. The number of people getting discharged is also increasing," External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Dharavi area has reported 71 deaths so far. But the real change is (reflected) in the daily testing of samples. A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10," External link

newindianexpress Monday, June 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Dharavi has not reported a single death in the last six days, which is the first major indicator that we are on the right track. The number of people getting discharged is also increasing," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Dharavi area has reported 71 deaths so far. But the real change is (reflected) in the daily testing of samples. A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Dharavi has not reported a single death in the last six days, which is the first major indicator that we are on the right track. The number of people getting discharged is also increasing,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Dharavi area has reported 71 deaths so far. But the real change is (reflected) in the daily testing of samples. A total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

csmonitor Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Health Centre ) : “The G-North ward has also started a Dedicated Covid-19 Health Centre (DCHC) for Dharavi that is located at Maharashtra Nature Park. The centre, which has 200 oxygen-equipped beds, will cater to around five lakh people in the area,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practise social distancing," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

egyptindependent Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

news4jax Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

680news Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing," External link

startribune Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “These people have to come out twice a day, for food and to use the toilets. So you can imagine how tough it is to practice social distancing,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Most patients are healthcare workers from Breach Candy and Raheja hospitals,” External link

thehindu Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Proactive screening will continue at all places to detect more cases,” External link

thehindu Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Most patients are healthcare workers from Breach Candy and Raheja hospitals,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Proactive screening will continue at all places to detect more cases,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Our doubling rate is showing a positive trend because of the mass screening of citizens we started in the very first week. We have conducted more than 6,000 tests so far, of which we found 1,541 positive cases. The testing is done at multiple levels, and includes private doctors. We have also placed more than 6,300 people under institutional quarantine,” External link

thehindu Monday, May 25, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Our doubling rate is showing a positive trend because of the mass screening of citizens we started in the very first week. We have conducted more than 6,000 tests so far, of which we found 1,541 positive cases. The testing is done at multiple levels, and includes private doctors. We have also placed more than 6,300 people under institutional quarantine,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “Many have come forward to help. Until now, we have collected some Rs 5.24 lakh. Each kit we give out, costs Rs 1,500,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “With this, the ratio of quarantining the number of people against one positive patient has reached 4.95. More people from slums will be kept in institutional quarantine facilities,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have managed to trace some of them. They might be those who tested at private labs and wrote down wrong addresses and phone numbers,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "In this space, we want to make beds with oxygen supply available for patients," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have got a case from Dr. Baliga Nagar after a long gap. The patient was on chemotherapy in a medical facility,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have got a case from Dr. Baliga Nagar after a long gap. The patient was on chemotherapy in a medical facility,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are shifting more people from the slums into institutional quarantine and expanding our contact tracing. For example, earlier, if a person from the slum settlement tested positive for coronavirus, his immediate family members and neighbours were marked as high risk and shifted to institutional quarantine. But now, we are including everyone from the cluster in the list who used the community toilet that was used by the positive patient,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Sometimes not to think is the best option, only to keep working,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is some confusion about the five deaths. It will take time to see medical reports and comment in detail,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is some confusion about the five deaths. It will take time to see medical reports and comment in detail,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Going by what his wife and two sons told us, he would go to his garment shop and to a nearby mosque to offer prayers everyday. So, we began our contact-tracing exercise as per that information,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “When we questioned the family about the other house, they got angry. We eventually had to take the help of the police. They investigated this further,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “He took care of their food and other requirements. While the women slept in the house, the men would step out at night and sleep in the nearby mosque,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “This case was again linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The visitors hosted by the Dharavi’s index patient had attended a birthday celebration in this woman’s house,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “But there are over 2.5 lakh migrant workers who are unaccounted for,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Going by what his wife and two sons told us, he would go to his garment shop and to a nearby mosque to offer prayers everyday. So, we began our contact-tracing exercise as per that information,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “When we questioned the family about the other house, they got angry. We eventually had to take the help of the police. They investigated this further,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “He took care of their food and other requirements. While the women slept in the house, the men would step out at night and sleep in the nearby mosque,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “This case was again linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The visitors hosted by the Dharavi’s index patient had attended a birthday celebration in this woman’s house,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “But there are over 2.5 lakh migrant workers who are unaccounted for,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Going by what his wife and two sons told us, he would go to his garment shop and to a nearby mosque to offer prayers everyday. So, we began our contact-tracing exercise as per that information,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “When we questioned the family about the other house, they got angry. We eventually had to take the help of the police. They investigated this further,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “He took care of their food and other requirements. While the women slept in the house, the men would step out at night and sleep in the nearby mosque,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “This case was again linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The visitors hosted by the Dharavi’s index patient had attended a birthday celebration in this woman’s house,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “But there are over 2.5 lakh migrant workers who are unaccounted for,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Going by what his wife and two sons told us, he would go to his garment shop and to a nearby mosque to offer prayers everyday. So, we began our contact-tracing exercise as per that information,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “When we questioned the family about the other house, they got angry. We eventually had to take the help of the police. They investigated this further,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “He took care of their food and other requirements. While the women slept in the house, the men would step out at night and sleep in the nearby mosque,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “This case was again linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The visitors hosted by the Dharavi’s index patient had attended a birthday celebration in this woman’s house,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “But there are over 2.5 lakh migrant workers who are unaccounted for,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “One of the biggest challenges in Dharavi is providing essentials and food to the residents. Most people here live hand to mouth. Thus, they are bound to step out, which makes social distancing an almost impossible task. Around 55 per cent of COVID-19 infected persons from Dharavi are in the age group of 20 to 40 years, which indicates that these people, who otherwise would be working, are stepping out to arrange for food and essentials,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added : “We are preparing details of the kits and the crowd-sourcing platform. We are also in talks with NGOs and private companies who can finance the kits under corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “While screening residents in Dharavi, we have been detecting more and more infected patients. We have targeted the high- and low-risk contacts of Covid-19 patients and the new cases have been reported from these localities only,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have 2,380 people in institutional quarantine right now,” External link

thehindu Monday, May 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have received some complaints. We will also have our fever clinics operational, so that people have a choice,” External link

thehindu Monday, May 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have 2,380 people in institutional quarantine right now,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have received some complaints. We will also have our fever clinics operational, so that people have a choice,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are trying to trace the maximum number of cases in the area and getting good support from volunteers and local hospitals. These hospitals are operating with their entire staff strength, treating positive cases and helping in fever clinics,” External link

timesofindia Friday, May 1, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Since he was not feeling well, he visited a private practitioner in Borivali. There, it was found he had pneumonia. He was tested for coronavirus and his test results came positive on Wednesday. He died on the way to Kasturba Hospital from Borivali,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “On Wednesday, he called the office to inform his colleagues that his condition was worsening. An ambulance was sent immediately, but he died before reaching Kasturba Hospital,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “On Wednesday, he called the office to inform his colleagues that his condition was worsening. An ambulance was sent immediately, but he died before reaching Kasturba Hospital,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The combined capacity of these hospitals is 115 beds. We are trying to get oxygen cylinders and ventilators so that critical care can also be provided,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Majority of the people found to be positive are already quarantined by the BMC. This is because of our focused approach by screening and testing through mutliple sources. We are doing door-to-door surveys, screening people in private clinics and immediate isolation of high risk contacts and its a result of that,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are going to keep around 350 private clinics open where citizens will definitely come with their illness, and from there we have developed a mechanism to trace positive patients,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Therefore, we have plotted it all on a map and are screening locals to contain the viral spread,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is a lot fear in the Muslim community and they are not telling us facts,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, April 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

thenational Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : “No-one is allowed to go in or out,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

ibtimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : "No-one is allowed to go in or out," External link

pulse Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar told : “We have taken swabs of 680 people. So far 2,780 people have been put under observation. This include 2,100 under home quarantine and 680 under institutional quarantine. Of the latter , 210 have been discharged,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If one person adopts five families from Dharavis slum area for the next couple of months, it will be a great help in our fight against the coronavirus. These people are financially stressed. If these families are adopted, they will not require to come out on streets during the lockdown," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If one person adopts five families from Dharavis slum area for the next couple of months, it will be a great help in our fight against the coronavirus. These people are financially stressed. If these families are adopted, they will not require to come out on streets during the lockdown," "Already, some multi-national companies and corporates are distributing food packets in Dharavi. If we rope in people who can take care of these families, the BMC can reach out to more people in the containment zones," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "If one person adopts five families from Dharavis slum area for the next couple of months, it will be a great help in our fight against the coronavirus. These people are financially stressed. If these families are adopted, they will not require to come out on streets during the lockdown," "Already, some multi-national companies and corporates are distributing food packets in Dharavi. If we rope in people who can take care of these families, the BMC can reach out to more people in the containment zones," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Through fever clinics and community screenings, we were able to isolate a maximum number of positive cases from the high-risk zones. It is also the reason for a spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the last four to five days. So far, we have been able to contain the spread to five zones within Dharavi,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The cases from Mukund Nagar are from fever camps held here where we proactively found cases. So far, we have screened 30,000 people in Dharavi for fever,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It is in larger interest of the society to quarantine them here because this can happen to anyone. If nobody wants a quarantine around them, where do we take these people? There is no harm to neighbours as we take utmost care as per protocol in the quarantine and they will not come in contact with anyone,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The cases from Mukund Nagar are from fever camps held here where we proactively found cases. So far, we have screened 30,000 people in Dharavi for fever,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It is in larger interest of the society to quarantine them here because this can happen to anyone. If nobody wants a quarantine around them, where do we take these people? There is no harm to neighbours as we take utmost care as per protocol in the quarantine and they will not come in contact with anyone,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Cases are increasing day by day, but this is the result of our proactive search operation of high-risk contacts and testing methods. We have successfully tracked 1,381 high-risk contacts and 3,450 low-risk contacts to avoid further spread of the disease,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “On Tuesday, we found six new Covid-19 positive cases in Dharavi. We’re trying to trace high- and low-risk contacts of these patients. We’ve also managed to successfully track down many new Covid-19 positive cases because of our vigorous screening of patients showing symptoms of the disease,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We have been able to track many new positive cases owing to rigorous screening for influenza-like symptoms. Besides, contact tracing is being done as soon as a person tests positive," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Of these, nearly 80 people with symptoms like cough and fever have been referred for testing,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Of these, nearly 80 people with symptoms like cough and fever have been referred for testing,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have found 31 people from among the high risk contacts which shows our efforts are in the right direction. We have also planned a third quarantine facility in Dharavi that can house up to 500 people,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 13, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have found 31 people from among the high risk contacts which shows our efforts are in the right direction. We have also planned a third quarantine facility in Dharavi that can house up to 500 people,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 13, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “One of them is from Dr Baliga Nagar and the other one from PMGP Colony. We have already started tracing their high risk contacts,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “One of them is from Dr Baliga Nagar and the other one from PMGP Colony. We have already started tracing their high risk contacts,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are trying to trace these people," "We have to find out the source of infection. How did this man get the infection and from whom? And we have to contain this infection by taking aggressive steps," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "We are still able to try to contain the infection of the gated slum colonies. But there are the slums outside, and if we get cases there, we can't isolate them at home, and have to send even the high-risk cases to the sports complex quarantine centre," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

clicanoo Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

ipreunion Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis… if the virus spreads” External link

citizen Monday, April 6, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

news18 Monday, April 6, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “After the cases in Dharavi, we have activated our containment zone plan and have prepared a 300-bed quarantine facility at the Dharavi sports complex. High-risk contacts are shifted immediately to the facility, while low-risk residents are monitored meticulously. Similarly, we have a 51-bed hospital in the locality to take care of suspected patients. Rather than reacting after the complaints, we have started conducting health camps and collecting throat swabs of suspected cases,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 6, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, April 6, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

tv5 Monday, April 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

lepetitjournal Monday, April 6, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar indique : "Des personnes mal informées ont peur de révéler qui elles ont rencontrées par peur d'être ostracisées. Nous essayons de les mettre en confiance pour établir leur chaîne de contacts" External link

LePoint Monday, April 6, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

digitaljournal Monday, April 6, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are trying to trace these people," "We have to find out the source of infection. How did this man get the infection and from whom? And we have to contain this infection by taking aggressive steps," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 6, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "We are still able to try to contain the infection of the gated slum colonies. But there are the slums outside, and if we get cases there, we can't isolate them at home, and have to send even the high-risk cases to the sports complex quarantine centre," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 6, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

ibtimes Monday, April 6, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are preparing in advance and anticipating a huge crisis... if the virus spreads" External link

pulse Monday, April 6, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have already identified all the high-risk and low-risk contacts. Once we detect any more positive cases, the asymptomatic patients will be sent to Sai Hospital. We will provide masks and all protective equipment to the doctors and staff there,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 6, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The samples collected from Dharavi are being sent to Haffkine Institute. Critical patients will be sent to Kasturba but others, who are asymptomatic, can be kept at Sai Hospital. We have already shifted high risk contacts and vulnerable residents from Dr Baliga Nagar to the District Sports Complex,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 6, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We are trying to trace these people," "We have to find out the source of infection. How did this man get the infection and from whom? And we have to contain this infection by taking aggressive steps," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 6, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : "We are still able to try to contain the infection of the gated slum colonies. But there are the slums outside, and if we get cases there, we cant isolate them at home, and have to send even the high risk cases to the sports complex quarantine centre," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 6, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have quarantined and taken samples of her immediate contacts, and swab samples of every single resident of Baliga Nagar. As many as 132 vulnerable people were screened and 32 senior citizens have been found symptomatic. In the Mukund Nagar case, we have found 14 high risk and 74 low risk contacts. They will all be moved to a sports complex nearby. We have also acquired a 51-bed private hospital just in case,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have quarantined and taken samples of her immediate contacts, and swab samples of every single resident of Baliga Nagar. As many as 132 vulnerable people were screened and 32 senior citizens have been found symptomatic. In the Mukund Nagar case, we have found 14 high risk and 74 low risk contacts. They will all be moved to a sports complex nearby. We have also acquired a 51-bed private hospital just in case,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “In this case however, with the man already dead, we had poor quality information. All we knew was that the man did not have a passport, so there was no foreign travel history. What we do know is that he had been feeling poorly since March 23 and had visited a local doctor and then some days later, when he still did not feel well, he went to Sion Hospital,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 3, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “In the first round we picked those who were above 60 and also suffered from some respiratory disease. We got 36 such contacts. Among them nine are particularly vulnerable so on Thursday, we have sent their throat swab samples for testing too. If we get more positive reports then we will send all the 125 senior citizens samples for testing. We will then move all these people, the senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions, to the District Sports Complex for isolation,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 3, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar added ( about Tablighi Jamaat ) : “We are trying to find out who the four men who visited the deceased were. They are the next challenge for us. The family has told us that they were not from the Tablighi Jamaat but we can’t be sure until we reach them. The family will go through the man’s phone and give us all his contacts. In this the police too are helping us out,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 3, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have also sought two lists of residents who are more than 60 years old and those with respiratory problems. All of them will be checked,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 3, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “It is going to be an uphill task identifying asymptomatic patients in an area that has more than 850,000 people,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : “I have sought permission to convert the Rajiv Gandhi District Sports club into a quarantine facility with 300 beds,” “Once approved, we will shift high-risk people {to the facility}” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The person has a garment shop in AKG Nagar. We still don’t know how he got infected. We have sealed 300 flats along with 90 shops in the area. All senior citizens’ samples will be tested for the virus. We will provide rations to the building. No one will be allowed to come out until the people test negative for the virus,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The patient has no travel history. However, he has been regularly going to a masjid in the area. We are now in the process of tracing all those contacts,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The patient has no travel history. However, he has been regularly going to a masjid in the area. We are now in the process of tracing all those contacts,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says : “We managed to track him down and admitted him to a hospital,” External link

economictimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will look into the matter,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : ”The Gokhale Road stretch mainly has local residents parking vehicles. We requested them to use the Kohinoor Square PPL. However, many senior citizens said it would be inconvenient for them. We are considering what can be done,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are hoping to increase occupancy in the upper floors of the lot and decongest roads at the same time. We are giving an alternative to people instead of just levying fines. We have also written to schools in the area to ask school bus drivers to park only in the designated spots,” External link

thehindu Friday, September 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We are hoping to increase occupancy in the upper floors of the lot and decongest roads at the same time. We are giving an alternative to people instead of just levying fines. We have also written to schools in the area to ask school bus drivers to park only in the designated spots,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “The plan is to have a dedicated footpath with drinking water fountains, dustbins, multipurpose bollards, benches, toilet blocks and signage boards and indication boards at regular intervals,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We will open it within two weeks after adequate security arrangements. We will also try to appoint a contractor," External link

dnaindia Sunday, July 14, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have sent a letter to Kamgar Stadium to take immediate action and rebuild the entire wall,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have sent a letter to Kamgar Stadium to take immediate action and rebuild the entire wall,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 28, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said ( about Marine Drive ) : "We realised that a structural audit had never been carried out and this would help in strengthening Marine Drive. The audit is also required for documentation purposes," External link

mid-day Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We have received a report from the owners. The structural audit has been carried out by Mahimtura Consultants Pvt Ltd . They have claimed that only a handful of structures are dilapidated, while most of the mill structures are in good condition. But we have asked them to first demolish the dangerous structures before allowing any film shooting,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We received a response from a single bidder so we have to float another tender. However, since the model code of conduct is in place, we will have to wait for the elections to get over," External link

mid-day Monday, April 29, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “As a precautionary measure, we shut the bridge on Monday and it needs to remain shut till repairs are carried out,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 2, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “We will be assessing whether there is any damage to the structure, based on which we will decide a further course of action,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We could not get three-star ranking due to several reasons. We also lost marks in the citizens' feedback category as compared to last year," External link

dnaindia Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We could not get three-star ranking due to several reasons. We also lost marks in the citizens' feedback category as compared to last year," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "We could not get three-star ranking due to several reasons. We also lost marks in the citizens' feedback category as compared to last year," External link

mid-day Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Civic officials will continue to monitor the fountain," External link

mid-day Friday, January 25, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “There is a racket underway. A number of manufacturers procured fake Central Pollution Control Board approvals and convinced shopkeepers that their plastic meets the criteria. Many of them have been identified and blacklisted,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "Only their main kitchen has the eating house licence. A few years ago, they had applied for the licence for the staff kitchen. However, since they didn't meet the norms, the licence was not given to them," External link

mid-day Friday, January 11, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "The residents want 24 hours parking area which is not possible," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 4, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "On an average there are four cars per home in A ward. Even Ola, Uber drivers park their vehicles in inner lanes, The double parking hampers movement of fire engine and ambulance," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 4, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : "There were some objections of the fishing community, which I have forwarded to my senior officials," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:38:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says ( about Salman Khan ) : “Salman told me he was ready to repair any number of toilets,” “He expects me to do something for the cause” External link

thehindu Friday, December 23, 2016 12:18:00 AM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar says ( about Salman Khan ) : “Salman told me he was ready to repair any number of toilets,” “He expects me to do something for the cause” External link

Hindu Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:30:00 PM EAT

Kiran Dighavkar said : “Actually it’s a cessed property looked after by MHADA. Let me first read the report and study the matter. Then we will see what is to be done,” External link

mid-day Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:08:00 AM EAT



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