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People queue outside Dombivli's Shastri Nagar Hospital for the admission of COVID-19 patients

It is being said that the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has been struggling with the healthcare facilities. With increasing coronavirus cases, Shastri Nagar Hospital has also seen a high number of admissions over the last few days.

People queue outside Dombivli's Shastri Nagar Hospital for the admission of COVID-19 patients
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The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has seen a significant increase, and as per reports, Dombivli has a high number of COVID-19 cases.

Data states that approximately 450 to 500 new coronavirus cases are being registered every day in the locality, due to which the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has been struggling with the healthcare facilities.

Officials on Monday, April 1, 2021, observed a long queue of coronavirus patients in front of Shastri Nagar Hospital in Dombivli East. Observing this inconvenience, the relatives of the patients expressed their anger and demanded immediate action.

A few days ago, the KDMC Commissioner had imposed a night curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and had stated that beds and necessary healthcare services were being made ready for the patients. However, the number of cases across the district has been growing rapidly over the past few days, and this has led to a rise in the number of patients being admitted to several hospitals for further treatment.

The Shastri Nagar Hospital has also seen a high number of admissions over these days. 

However, it is being said that the municipality has fewer COVID-19 care centres in the locality and such negligence has sparked outrage among the residents and relatives. Reports state that people were seen quarrelling with the hospital management for the same, and this also included some Coronavirus patients. 

Questions are now being posed if the municipality will increase the number of COVID care centres for the public and will there be a solution found for the inadequate facilities available in the municipal area.

Meanwhile, the state government has appealed to the people to follow the coronavirus guidelines and norms strictly by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing at all times. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also stated that if people flout the rules, the state will have no other option but to impose a lockdown, but with minimum economic impact. State Health Minister, Rajesh Tope, has confirmed the same.

Currently, all districts across Maharashtra have been observing a night curfew from 8 pm to 7 am, whereby malls, cinema houses, parks and other public places have been asked to close down. Dine-in services at restaurants and bars are prohibited, but they can choose to offer delivery services. Essential services and Mumbai Local Trains continue to function as scheduled.

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