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Thane Announces 16 New Ambulances for COVID-19 Aid


Thane Announces 16 New Ambulances for COVID-19 Aid
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The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has announced new preparedness measures for COVID-19 across the district. The TMC Commissioner, Vijay Singhal, gave his first live address via social media. Among the key announcements made during the live video conference was the addition of 16 more ambulances in a bid to have at least 100 ambulances plying on the streets at all times.

In addition to increasing ambulances, the TMC has also ramped up bed capacity in its hospitals anticipating a steep rise in cases. At the same time, Singhal maintained that the region has a recovery rate of 45 per cent and that the authorities are doing all that they can to keep the cases down to a minimum.

The region has gone through significant panic over the past couple of months. Recently, a viral video showed dead bodies being stored near the COVID-19 testing center at Thane’s civic-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital.

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Singhal also mentioned that the TMC will soon announce an easing of restrictions for its residents. Currently, the vendors in the municipality’s markets are operating on an odd-even formula for each side of the street. Under these norms, not all shops will be open to avoid overcrowding and provide adequate space for social distancing. 

The authorities are reportedly conducting thorough cleansing and disinfecting of slums, public toilets, and other public areas. 

The districts of Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Thane, and Pune collectively make up for 54 per cent of the COVID-19 cases that have been confirmed in the last 48 hours. This goes to show that Maharashtra’s battle with the coronavirus is far from over.

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