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NMMC has spent INR 104 crores to tackle COVID-19

The NMMC has set up a centre with 1,183-bed facility at CIDCO exhibition centre in Vashi. The centre will ensure that all the patients get continuous and uniform oxygen supply to the coronavirus patients through gas pipelines.

NMMC has spent INR 104 crores to tackle COVID-19
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The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), which detected its first COVID-19 case on March 13, has spent INR 104 crores so far to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid a sudden surge in the coronavirus cases in the Navi Mumbai corporation in the past few weeks, the civic body has said that the cost is likely to increase. Hence, it has sought an additional INR 296 crores from the state government to increase the facilities.

Out of the total amount proposed, the NMMC has received only INR 10 crores, said an official on Thursday, February 25.

The NMMC has set up a centre with 1,183-bed facility at CIDCO exhibition centre in Vashi. The centre will ensure that all the patients get continuous and uniform oxygen supply to the coronavirus patients through gas pipelines.

It has also set up a separate laboratory in Nerul and intensive care units at various places in the city.

Navi Mumbai civic body stated that has increased contact tracing and testing, which would need more manpower. Besides, the quarantine and isolation centres will soon be resumed which were shut since the last few months.

Last week, Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar presented a INR 4,825 crores estimated budget for the financial year 2021-22 with a surplus of INR 2.7 crores. While there is no separate budget for the COVID-19, the civic body has increased the overall health budget by 10.35 per cent to INR 499.41 crores. It includes INR 20 crores for a medical college at the civic hospital in Vashi.

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