Pune, September 18, 2020: With the rising number of Coronavirus cases in Pune district, Deputy Chief Minister and Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar instructed to impose curfew in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad after detailed deliberations with the elected representatives and mayors from both the cities and district.
He gave these instructions during the review meeting today. Also present for the meeting were PWD minister Dilip Walse Patil, Dattaray Bharne, state legislative council deputy speaker Dr Neelam Gorhe, Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol and many others.
Pawar said, “It is imperative to reduce down the death rate in the district. Similarly, all the precautions need to be taken to contain its spread. An adequate amount of money will be made available but the administration should ensure that the patients get beds, uninterrupted oxygen supply and treatment in time. All the necessary facilities should be made available to patients from rural areas too.”
He also directed to fill the medical posts at the newly formed COVID care centres and other medical hospitals. Likewise, he also insisted on the door-to-door survey with strict implementation of ‘My family, my responsibility’.
Walse Patil said, “District surgeon will overlook the medical facilities at the rural hospitals and medical centres. Similarly, with the rising number of COVID-19 patients in rural areas, the number of patients at home isolation too is increasing. It is the responsibility of the administration to provide them with proper guidance through telephone. They should keep the updated list of the patients.”
Dr Gorhe said that the Asha workers and Anganwadi Sevika are conducting the survey under ‘My Family, My Responsibility’. It is necessary to take care of safety and security.
District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh gave an overview of the situation in the urban and rural areas.