Pune, 3 April 2021: In March, the number of Corona positive patients per day in the Pune district has increased from 2000 to 8000. According to the estimates of the Director of Health, State of Maharashtra, the number of patients is expected to increase to 9000-10000 per day by April 6-7.
Even after making maximum use of the available capacity in government and private hospitals in the Pune district, the number of beds may be insufficient. The possibility of an increase in the number of deceased patients due to the increased number of patients cannot be ruled out.
Given the current situation, vaccinating all eligible citizens is the only effective way to protect citizens from covid 19, medical experts have suggested. According to the prevailing policy of the Central Government, vaccination can be given to all citizens above 45 years of age. The number of eligible citizens in the Pune district is about 30 lakhs.
To complete the vaccination of all eligible citizens in a month, it is necessary to vaccinate 1 lakh citizens per day from the current rate of 50,000 per day. To achieve this objective, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Zilla Parishad will start a large number of vaccination centres in government and private hospitals. It is necessary to work in mission mode/campaign to achieve the objectives set at each centre. For this, the ‘Mission 100 Days’ campaign was launched on April 2.
Under this campaign, it has been decided to vaccinate 1 lakh citizens on Monday (April 5). The BJS and the Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture (MCCIA) have proposed to make an active contribution. For the planning of this campaign, Google Meet was organized today under the chairmanship of Saurabh Rao, Divisional Commissioner, Pune to review the preparations.
It was attended by Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner, Collector, Chief Executive Officer ZP, Additional Commissioner, Deputy Director of Health, Health Medical Officer, Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS) founder Shantilal Mutha and MCCIA president Sudhir Mehta.
As per the plan of the meeting, a total of 110,000 citizens are expected to be vaccinated on Monday, April 5 including 35,000 in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) area, 30,000 in the PCMC area and 45,000 in the rural areas. For this, the number of vaccination centres will be increased, adequate vaccines, skilled manpower will be made available. Volunteers will be made available at the Center by the BJS and the MCCIA will create awareness among the citizens about vaccination.
Under this campaign, vaccines will be given at all vaccination centres in the district from 9 am to 8 pm. Saurabh Rao, Divisional Commissioner, Pune has appealed to take maximum benefit of this campaign on the citizens.
A meeting of the directors of the major private hospitals in the city was also held today under the chairmanship of the Divisional Commissioner regarding the availability of adequate beds for the growing number of patients in the Pune district and participation in Monday’s vaccination drive. The meeting was attended by more than 75 hospitals in the city. At the meeting, all the hospital directors assured to provide maximum beds for Covid patients and to involve the citizens in vaccination.