CM Uddhav Thackeray gives 3 weeks to control COVID situation in Pune

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Pune, July 31, 2020: We all need to work together to reduce the infection and death rate of Coronavirus Disease, and people’s representatives need to play the role of mediators between the government and the public, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Pune on Thursday.

Thackeray, on Thursday, paid a visit to Pune city and district to oversee COVID-19 situation, and how Pune administrators and politicians are tackling it. A meeting was held at Pune Vidhan Bhavan under the chairmanship of the CM, Deputy Chief Minister and Pune’s Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar in this regard.

At the meeting, Thackeray listened to the challenges faced by the administrations and their suggestions, and said that the District Administration and Health Department needs to work more efficiently to devise a plan of action for the district depending on the rate of infection.

He further said that sufficient number of ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, N95 masks are available in the state, and the government will continue to provide financial support to the municipal corporations. He also added that task forces are being appointed in each of the districts.

As cases of COVID-19 positive patients avoiding hospitals have come forth, the private testing centres have been asked by the CM to submit the test reports of the positive patients directly to the municipal authorities instead of the patients.

Since the houses in slum areas are small in size and following social distancing is difficult in those conditions, Thackeray has instructed the city and district administration to focus on institutionalised quarantining of positive and suspected cases to prevent the spread of infections.