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CM inaugurates second oxygen plant in Sindhudurg; shares information on vaccines and third COVID wave

While addressing the officials, CM added that considering the experts' advise about the next coronavirus wave, the state will form a Pediatrics State Task Force which will work towards offering treatment to the children.

CM inaugurates second oxygen plant in Sindhudurg; shares information on vaccines and third COVID wave

Maharashtra's Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, in a recent discussion with the local administrations said that given the current shortage of coronavirus vaccines across the country, it is unlikely that Maharashtra will get enough vaccines from the manufacturers. In addition, the third wave of corona is also considered inevitable, and keeping these concerns in mind, the civic bodies will have to focus on proper planning to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

Meanwhile, the second oxygen plant located in Sindhudurg District Hospital was inaugurated online by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the points were discussed during the event. Emphasising on the importance, he stated that the experts estimate that the third wave of coronavirus will be dangerous for children, and considering their points, the state will form a task force of pediatricians. 

However, it is necessary for us to prevent the third wave.

On the other hand, the vaccination drive can further slow down the third wave, and hence, meticulous planning of vaccination should be our focus. The state has a population of six crore who are between the ages of 18 to 44 years, and will need 12 crore doses of vaccines. Maharashtra currently has the capacity to buy all these doses  and vaccinate one million people a day. Discussions are already underway with vaccine manufacturer, however, it is still unlikely to get enough vaccines. Therefore, it is important for us to prepare by increasing the facilities and stopping the third wave, he said.

Over the last year, the state has faced several issues due to the spread of COVID-19 and the teams have set up many important facilities to improve healthcare. Similar efforts were taken in Sindhudurg district as well, where the administration and the people's representatives worked hard to build facilities promptly and efficiently. 

CM assured that the supply of medicines across the state will not be affected, but currently, the state is in need of, and therefore, care should be taken to ensure smooth supply of oxygen. Keeping this in mind, oxygen plant is being set up in the district which could benefit the administration and the people. 

Mission Oxygen is currently being implemented in the state with an aim to ensure Oxygen supply is maintained keeping the needs of the districts in mind. Even if the coronavirus spread is under control, the state should not be ignorant, as the virus is deadly. The current mutation virus is spreading rapidly and together we should overcome it, he added.

Further, the state will try to implement Majhe Kutumb, Majhi Jawabdari (my family, my responsibility) campaign whereby officials will visit every house and survey the people. To strengthen the efforts, CM assured that all necessary facilities and funds will be provided for the betterment of the Sindhudurg district.

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