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CM reviews COVID-19 crisis and asks civic bodies to set up control rooms

Adding more, he has asked the officials to ensure the availabilty of oxygen, ventilators, etc. ahead of the projected third COVID-19 wave.

CM reviews COVID-19 crisis and asks civic bodies to set up control rooms
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Maharashtra State Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray recently directed the officials from different districts to set up a separate control room to manage coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. He said that the same should be done with the help of senior and retired doctors who should be given the responsibility of liaising with the patients. This will help them get admitted to the hospital at the earliest and also get proper treatment on time thereby save their lives.

Medical experts have suggested that coronavirus cases could increase in children in the projected third wave, and keeping this in mind, officials have asked the respective administrations to plan in advance.

CM Thackeray gave various  instructions to the authorities stating that oxygen facilities should be made available in every municipal area, in the next few days, and there should not be a need to depend on anyone for this. He called on the Municipal Commissioners from different districts like Mumbai, MMR, Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, through video conferencing. He also reviewed the measures taken by the civic bodies to manage COVID cases and directed them to make rigorous planning to face the possible third wave.

Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Ashish Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary to the Health Department Dr. Pradeep Vyas, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Vikas Kharge, Secretary Abasaheb Jarhad as well as various municipal officials were also present on the occasion.

CM said that like last year, i.e. 2020, the state should once again focus on managing patients with other diseases and ensure they also get the necessary treatment on time. During the monsoons, cases of malaria, cholera, jaundice, leptospirosis, dengue and other contagious diseases increase rapidly, and while offering the treatment, they should be admitted under separate sections.

The first wave of coronavirus affected many senior citizens across the world and addressing the same, CM said that if this number increases further in the next wave, the civic body should be ready to make all the necessary arrangements. Keeping this in mind, treatment rooms of the children in the hospitals should be well equipped.

Currently, the COVID-19 cases across several municipal areas have stabilised but the CM has asked respective civic bodies to make sure they are self-sufficient in oxygen supply as this will help during the potential danger expected from the third wave. In such cases, the state should not rely on anyone else for oxygen, stock of medicines, ventilators, beds, etc.

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