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Maharashtra government grants ₹15 crores to develop healthcare infra in Mira-Bhayandar

This happened after Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to construct a COVID-19 hospital in Mira-Bhayandar as the number of positive cases in the region has been increasing.

Maharashtra government grants ₹15 crores to develop healthcare infra in Mira-Bhayandar
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The Maharashtra government has approved a grant worth ₹15 crores to develop the healthcare infrastructure in the Mira-Bhayandar region. The funds granted by the state government will be used to develop a COVID-19 hospital in the region for treatment of those infected by the coronavirus. 

This happened after Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to construct a COVID-19 hospital in Mira-Bhayandar as the number of positive cases in the region has been increasing. 

Sarnaik, who is Shiv Sena’s Communication leader of Mira-Bhayandar region, informed that his demand for a COVID-19 hospital has been accepted by the Chief Minister and the administration has been instructed to take immediate action regarding the same. 

“In the view of increasing coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has accepted my demand for constructing a COVID-19 hospital in Mira-Bhayandar. He immediately agreed and has released ₹15 crore grant for the first phase,” Pratap Sarnaik tweeted in Marathi. 

Pratap Sarnaik has won the Maharashtra assembly elections from Ovala-Majiwada constituency in Thane thrice on Shiv Sena ticket. Sarnaik had requested the Chief Minister for a COVID-19 hospital in the Mira-Bhayandar area before the monsoon. 

Moreover, the appointment of a dedicated IAS officer will be made soon to oversee the measures being taken to combat the coronavirus and the IAS will also assist the administration, the Shiv Sena said while adding that the divisional commissioner has been asked to submit a detailed proposal regarding the construction of a COVID-19 hospital. 

“I am grateful to the Chief Minister for accepting my demand and instructing to administration take act on it,” he added. 

The Shiv Sena MLA had written to Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad earlier while demanding a waiver of school fees for six months for students in the state. Sarnaik said that many people from Thane and surrounding areas are going on without salaries due to the lockdown and were not in a position to meet their day to day expenses. 

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