COVID Patients Declining Since Last Four Weeks, Over 70 Lakh Vaccine Doses Administered In Pune District: Ajit Pawar

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Sumit Singh
Pune, 20th August 2021: Deputy Chief Minister and Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar today informed that the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) free village campaign has been launched in the hotspot villages of rural areas of Pune district. Many initiatives like creating awareness about COVID appropriate behaviour, testing and treatment of patients, are being undertaken.


He also informed that vaccination against COVID has crossed 70 lakhs doses in the district.


A review meeting on Corona situation and measures in the district was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar in the hall of the Divisional Commissioner’s Office at Council Hall.


Pawar said that the number of patients in the district has been declining in the last four weeks. The administration is preparing to face a possible third wave of the corona, and citizens must follow the rules. 10 Oxygen plants have been commissioned in Pune Municipal Corporation, 3 in Pimpri Chinchwad and 12 in Pune Rural. The district is becoming self-sufficient in oxygen given the expected oxygen requirement in the wake of a possible third wave.


The second dose is preferred before the first dose in the district. The pace of vaccination in the district is satisfactory. About 70 lakh doses have been administered to people. Efforts are underway to make more vaccines available. Although the number of patients has been declining, the number of tests has not been reduced.


The RTPCR sample of factory workers, bank employees as well as social workers and activists is being tested. The number of hotspot villages has reduced from 109 to 95 due to the survey campaign. Special attention is also being paid to hotspot villages in rural areas, Pawar said.


Dr Subhash Salunke, health advisor, said that special attention needs to be paid to the rainy season diseases of children. He also said that family members should be vaccinated as much as possible before starting school.


Pune Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil informed about the measures being taken by the Municipal Corporations.


District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh and ZP Chief Executive Officer Ayush Prasad gave information about the condition of corona patients in rural areas and measures.


The meeting was attended by the chief officers of various agencies.