Pune: Now Central Command to fight COVID in Pune, CM Uddhav Thackeray to visit tomorrow

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Pune, July 29, 2020: In order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pune city and district, the entire system will work under the direction of a single Central Command, said Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will visit Pune on Thursday to take review of COVID situation.

Pawar held a meeting with officials from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and the Pune District Administration yesterday. “The battle against Coronavirus will be fought collectively by the people’s representatives, and we will definitely win this battle in Pune,” Pawar said.

He further said that the increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in Pune was due to the increase in the number of tests. “The situation in Pune is under control. The State Government has taken the issue of preventing the spread of corona in Pune seriously. The Chief Minister’s visit will definitely give a boost to the battle against Coronavirus,” he added.

Three Jumbo COVID Hospitals are being set up in Pune. The number of beds in all the hospitals including Sassoon General Hospital is being increased. The main emphasis is on increasing the number of ventilators, ICUs and oxygen beds. An independent management system has been set up to make these beds available to needy patients. Efforts are also being made to provide private hospitals with specialist doctors, anesthesiologists, physicians, nurses, paramedical staff, cleaning staff, etc. as per their requirements, Pawar said in the meeting.

The number of COVID cases has reached 75,400 in Pune district, and the majority of them are from Pune city and Pimpri Chinchwad areas. By the end of August, the cases are expected to cross two lakh.

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