Plan To Vaccinate 1.5 Lakh Everyday In Pune District: Ajit Pawar

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Pune, 19th June 2021: After the relaxation of restrictions under the break the chain, the crowd of citizens has started increasing. However, the threat of corona is not over yet, so the citizens should not be indifferent considering the possible third wave of corona and maximum vigilance is required, said Deputy Chief Minister and Guardian Minister of Pune District Ajit Pawar.

He said there were plans to tighten restrictions on Saturdays and Sundays in view of the growing crowds.

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

Pawar said the crowding has started increasing after the restrictions were relaxed in the urban areas of the district. Citizens need to be more careful considering the possibility of a third wave of the corona. Citizens should leave only if they need to.

“At least one oxygen plant should be commissioned in each taluka of the district as soon as possible. At present 15 oxygen plants are functioning in the district and the work of 39 oxygen generation plants is in progress. Preparations have been made to ensure that there is no shortage of oxygen in rural areas. Shivneri Jumbo Covid Hospital at Avsari has recently come into operation. A separate room for children at the rural hospital in Velhe has been set up. Training for CHOs, Asha Workers, ANMs, Anganwadi Workers, Health Assistants in Rural Areas is going on. 10% beds in dedicated covid hospitals (DCHs) is being reserved for children”, Pawar said.

He further said that considering the danger to children in the third wave, action is being taken to appoint trained paediatricians in each taluka. The administration has been instructed to pay special attention to the mucormycosis patients in the district.

Vaccination: Pawar also said that after the large supply of vaccines from the central government, a plan has been made to vaccinate 1.5 lakh people in the district every day.

Dr Subhash Salunke said that the intensity of the third wave in the state is likely to depend on vaccination. Therefore, more and more citizens need to be vaccinated. About 25 per cent of the total patients in the third wave are estimated to be admitted to government hospitals. About 50 per cent of patients may need hospital care.

Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao gave a presentation on the incidence of corona in the district, preparedness for the possibility of a third wave, the danger to children in the third wave, the situation after vaccination and relaxation of restrictions.

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

Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, MP Supriyatai Sule, Vandana Chavan, Shrirang Barne, Girish Bapat, MLA Adv. Ashok Pawar, Sanjay Jagtap, Sunil Tingre, Siddharth Shirole, Dilip Mohite Patil also raised important issues.