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Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Modi asks Thackeray to set up dedicated teams in 20 districts

PM Narendra Modi has asked the Maharashtra government, spearheaded by Uddhav Thackeray, to deploy dedicated teams in 20 districts of the state.

Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Modi asks Thackeray to set up dedicated teams in 20 districts
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during an interaction with the Chief Ministers of the seven states, asked the Maharashtra government, spearheaded by Uddhav Thackeray, to deploy dedicated teams in 20 districts of the state.

This meeting was held in order to review the status and the preparedness of the disease response and management. Moreover, more than 63 per cent of the active cases in the country come from these seven states/UTs, namely, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab.

Moreover, CM Thackeray sought for the intervention of the Centre to fix the prices of medical oxygen, adding that there should be some regulation as there could be a probable shortage of medical oxygen in Maharashtra as a result of the high number of cases of coronavirus.

Thackeray also expressed confidence that the state’s ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign will bring down the case fatality rate (CFR) and the positivity rate for the coronavirus in the coming weeks. The government, as a part of the campaign, plans to check the health status of the state’s 2.25 crore families with the help of the health department, NGOs and elected representatives. Moreover, it is touted to provide health education to the people.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 21,029 cases of the coronavirus taking the COVID-19 tally in the state to c12,63,799 on Wednesday.

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