Complaints For Shortage Of Hospital Beds Have Reduced in Maharashtra: CM Thackeray

The Chief Minister also said that the focus right now should be on taking care of infected patients and improving ambulance services.

Complaints For Shortage Of Hospital Beds Have Reduced in Maharashtra: CM Thackeray

Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state in the country with a tally of over 2.30 lakh Covid-19 cases and the death toll at has crossed the 10,000-mark. Mumbai and its neighbouring districts have been a hotspot for the coronavirus since its outbreak in March.

Of all the major hotspots, Thane district has witnessed a massive rise in COVID-19 positive cases, as it jumped from over 10,000 cases to over 52,000 cases in the first week of June. Amid the alarming increase in the number of coronavirus cases, there have been reports highlighting the shortage of hospital beds for COVID patients. 

However, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday addressed this issue through a video conference held with various municipal bodies of Thane District. He said that complaints regarding the shortage of hospital beds have decreased in the state.

He also said that the focus should now be on taking proper care of infected patients, and for that, the officials need to regulate and improve ambulance services. The CM assured that people need not worry about the shortage of medicines, as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has enough stock. 

It has been reported that along with field hospitals being set up, about 80 per cent of beds in 35 private hospitals in Mumbai have been acquired by the BMC.

Since Maharashtra is facing a shortage of frontline healthcare staff, CM Thackeray recently wrote to Pinarayi Vijayan - Chief Minister of Kerala - seeking more medical staff from the southern state.

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