Pune: Take Strict Action Against Those Who Do Not Use Masks- Ajit Pawar

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Pune, 24th September 2021: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar today directed the police to take strict action against those who do not wear masks to prevent the spread of corona infection.


A review meeting on Corona’s situation was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar at the Pune Divisional Commissioner Office. Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Council Dr Nilam Gorhe, MP Girish Bapat, Vandana Chavan, MLA Dilip Mohite, Adv. Ashok Pawar, Sunil Shelke, Bhimrao Tapkir, Sunil Tingre, Siddharth Shirole, Rahul Kul, Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao and other officers were present.

Pawar said that the district has completed the phase of 1 crore doses of covid vaccination. 83 percent have taken the first dose and 44 percent have taken the second dose. Planning should be done to vaccinate more and more citizens. The matter will be discussed at the cabinet meeting to follow up with the central government to reduce the gap between the two doses, he said.


A decision on easing the restrictions will be taken in the first week of October. Citizens taking two doses will be allowed to practice in the swimming pool like athletes, the deputy chief minister said.


MP Bapat said the administration has done a good job of controlling the corona. He said the next few days are important and citizens need to follow the guidelines.


Retired Director General of Health Dr Subhash Salunke informed about the preparations required for the possible third wave and the Corona situation.


Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao informed about the Corona situation of the district through a presentation. A vaccination facility has been provided at 1914 Covid Centers in the district. There are 898 government and 1016 private centres. 0.18 percent of the citizens were found to be infected after taking the first dose. 0.22 percent of the citizens were found to be infected after taking the second dose. The daily number of infected patients in the district is declining. The recovery rate (of covid patients) in the district is 98 percent and the death rate is 1.6 percent. It was informed that strengthening of health centres in Shirur, Ambegaon, Maval, Junnar, and Daund talukas is proposed.


Pune Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil, Yashada Deputy Director General Dr Mallinath Kalashetti, Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta, Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash, Special Inspector General of Police (Kolhapur range) Manoj Lohia, District Superintendent of Police Dr Abhinav Deshmukh, Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Parishad Ayush Prasad and other senior officers were also present.