Pune, 4th June 2021: After reviewing the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) situation in the Pune district, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar today said that a decision on easing restrictions in Pune city can be taken on Monday.
“Some establishments in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporations and rural areas are allowed to start transactions within the specified time. However, it should be ensured that there should be no crowding. Citizens should also abide by all COVID prevention rules”, appealed Pawar, who is also the District Guardian Minister.
He was speaking at a meeting held at the Council Hall in Pune.
“The participation of all stakeholders was important to break the chain of coronavirus infection. Crowds are on the rise in rural areas including Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. This is a matter of concern. Citizens should not crowd public places and strictly follow government rules”, he said.
“The administration should make efforts to make the district self-sufficient in oxygen by inspecting the oxygen plants in the district from time to time. Covid hospitals should use the medicines as per the guidelines. The bills should be audited for COVID treatment and action should be taken against the hospitals which are charging extra money”, Pawar said.
During the meeting, Pune Mayor Muralidhar Mohol, Zilla Parishad president Nirmalatai Pansare, MPs Girish Bapat, Shrirang Barne, MLAs Adv Ashok Pawar, Sanjay Jagtap, Sunil Tingre, Sunil Shelke, Chetan Tupe, Rahul Kul, Siddharth Shirole, PMC Vikram Kumar, PCMC Commissioner Rajesh Patil, District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh and ZP CEO Ayush Prasad were also present.
Dr Subhash Salunke, the state technical expert on Covid-19 control, said that although the number of COVID patients is declining, it cannot be ignored, adding that everyone needs to strictly follow the precautionary rules.
Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao said the number of corona cases in the district has been declining this week as compared to last week.