No BMC action yet against contractor for ‘lapses’ at Covid facility in Mulund | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: More than 45 days after the civic dean of the Covid field hospital in Mulund pointed out some serious lapses on the part of the contractor hired to manage the jumbo facility, BMC authorities haven’t yet taken any action.
The BMC hired Aasha Cancer Trust in July to manage the manpower and patient care at the jumbo facility on Richardson and Cruddas factory premises in Mulund. Dr Pradeep Angre, a BMC employee, was appointed as dean of the facility. The facility has 400 oxygen-supported beds and 200 non-oxygen beds. The trust was supposed to provide a specified number of doctors, consultants, nursing and technical staff.

The BMC has been lauded for setting up jumbo facilities to increase the bed capacity for Covid patients. To ensure patients don’t lose their faith in such facilities, any complaints of mismanagement should be taken seriously and, for starters, an inquiry should be

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Federal Manager, Contractor Dead Following Explosion at VA Facility

An explosion Friday at a Veterans Affairs Department facility in Connecticut left one federal manager and a contractor dead, with another contractor missing, according to officials briefed on the situation. 

The West Haven VA Medical Center experienced a steam pipe explosion, officials said, which has left three additional people injured. The VA employee was a Navy veteran, said Alfred Montoya, the medical center’s director, on Friday. 

“This is the reason he came in,” Montoya said, according to The Hartford Courant. “As a veteran, he wanted to take care of fellow veterans, he wanted to give back to those men and women who fought so hard. It’s moments like that that really tear at your heart and tear at your soul.”

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said the explosion did not affect patient care and the hospital remained open for care, as the blast took place at nearby buildings. Montoya explained

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Hingham To Vote On Purchasing Land For New Police, Fire Facility

HINGHAM—The Town of Hingham is holding a Special Town Meeting, scheduled to take place on November 21 at 12 p.m. on the Hingham High School football field, to decide whether to authorize buying the three-acre property at 335 Lincoln Street on the harbor side of Route 3A for the proposed police headquarters and satellite fire station.

The project would give both the police headquarters and fire station more space to operate and upgraded facilities and give the senior center an opportunity to expand within the Hingham Town Hall, which currently allocates approximately 10,000 square feet on the first floor to house the police headquarters. According to the town, this move would triple the total space dedicated to senior center activities.

The new satellite fire station would replace the North Street location, with the fire headquarters and South Fire Station remaining where they are. The regional dispatch center would stay at

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Land sale makes way for Amazon Fort Wayne facility – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority has completed the sale of nearly 140 acres of land that will soon have new life. The airport says the land will be developed into a $60 million, nearly 630,000-square-foot warehouse for Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN). 

Financial details of the land sale to IXD Fort Wayne LLC and Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group were not disclosed. 

The airport authority says it has worked for the last several years to prepare the site, located along Airport Expressway near Franklin Electric Co. Inc.’s (Nasdaq: FELE) operations, for such a project. 

“This is exactly the type of project that we worked to attract to the Airport district while protecting FWA’s operations,” said Scott Hinderman, executive director of airports. “This allows the property to be put on the tax role and contribute to the economic strength of the community.”

The Federal Aviation Administration

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Hingham to vote on buying land for combined police and fire facility

“The preliminary design was coming in in a way that I think the board felt hadn’t been fully vetted because we were trying to get it done by the [purchase and sale] deadline,” Town Administrator Thomas Mayo said.

He said the town has until Nov. 30 to buy the property, which abuts the Hingham Shipyard.

The initial design by Kaestle Boos Associates called for an approximately 50,000-square-foot, three-story building and parking garage estimated to cost $39.6 million. The design provided about three times as much space as the existing police headquarters and North Fire Station that the new building would replace.

Opposition to the project surfaced among parents of school-age children, who criticized spending so much money on a new public safety building during the pandemic instead of investing more in the schools.

“I think it is outrageous that this project is even being considered,” said Susan Kiernan O’Horo, a

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Dave’s Cooling & Heating Update: HVAC Contractor and Air Conditioning Repair Service in Frederick MD Relocates to A Bigger Facility

Top HVAC Contractor and Air Conditioning Repair Service Frederick MD provider, Dave’s Cooling & Heating, continues to expand across the area as they move to a bigger facility in 2021

Dave’s Cooling & Heating is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after providers of HVAC Contractor and Air Conditioning Repair Service Frederick MD. The company was founded in 2006 and they have stayed true to their goal of meeting the diverse heating and air conditioning needs of people of the community. In a similar vein, the company has announced plans to relocate their office and shop to enhance customers’ experience.

It has been 14 years of amazing heating and cooling experience for businesses and residents of Frederick, MD, thanks to the professional solutions delivered by Dave, Diana, and the entire team at Dave’s Cooling & Heating. The company has outgrown the humble beginnings of just Dave, Diana, and a pickup truck,

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Menards wraps up land deals for Ravenna distribution and manufacturing facility

Home-improvement retailer Menards recently put the finishing touches on its plans for a distribution and manufacturing hub in Ravenna, on 62 acres just off state Route 88.

Family-owned Menard Inc. acquired the property, south of Maplewood Career Center and north of the Windmill Lakes Golf Club, last week, said Stephanie Savage of Jack Kohl Realty. The purchases don’t appear yet in Portage County public records, but Savage said transactions with three sellers totaled $1.63 million.

City officials announced Monday, Oct. 19, that the roughly $50 million project is a go. They expect Menards to start construction on the 260,000-square-foot facility during the third quarter of next year, with a likely completion date in late 2022.

The Wisconsin-based retailer, which has been expanding eastward, started looking for a distribution site in Northeast Ohio about four years ago, said Dennis West, Ravenna’s economic development director. Reports about a potential Portage County site

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Are Nursing Homes Safe Now? Kansas Facility Sees All Residents Test Positive For COVID-19

A Kansas nursing home has seen all 62 of its residents test positive for COVID-19 along with an unspecified number of staff members.

The coronavirus outbreak at the Norton County, Kansas-based Andbe Home nursing home resulted in the death of 10 residents and one hospitalization, with the remaining patients being treated at the facility, the Norton County Health Department confirmed on Monday night.

The health department said in a statement that the residents were being quarantined in their rooms and were not being allowed outside visitors.

Kansas has reported an average of more than 700 new positive cases of the coronavirus and probable cases of the virus a day – the largest reporting since early March, CBS News reported.

With the risk of contracting the coronavirus higher in elderly adults, many nursing homes are seeing cases spike as the pandemic continues to wage on. At the height of the outbreak

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