Pune, 8th May 2021: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has directed the administration to take strict action against the hospitals which fail to hand over the dead bodies to the relatives. There have been several complaints with the administration that the hospitals are harassing the relatives for not paying the bills.
Many hospitals have denied handover the dead bodies since the relatives failed to pay the hospital bills. Thus, punitive action will be taken if such complaints come up.
Pawar also directed that the district administration must be prepared to handle the third wave of Covid-19 as predicted by the experts.
Review meeting held
A review meeting was held under his leadership which was attended by MP Girish Bapat, Shrirang Barne, District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh, Mayor of Pune city Murlidhar Mohol, Mayor of Pimpri-Chinchwad Usha Dhore, MLA Sanjay Jagtap, Sunil Tingre, Mukta Tilak, Madhuri Misal, Ashok Pawar, Sidharth Shorole, Atul Benke, divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao, Director general of Yashada S Choklingam.
Pawar said, “Take action against the hospitals that are demanding Remdesivir injection from the relatives of the patients and misusing it.”
He informed that “The state government is preparing for the vaccination of citizens above 45 age and between 18 to 44 age. Funds have been reserved for this. Currently, we are facing a shortage of vaccines, once the supply is normalised the vaccination drive will be run smoothly.”