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Care must be taken to prevent another wave of coronavirus: CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other members the cabinet and the government launched the Plasma Therapy unit at a hospital in Ratnagiri. CM also asked patients to step and donate plasma with an aim to help the government save lives.

Care must be taken to prevent another wave of coronavirus: CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Tuesday, October 20, launched the Plasma Therapy unit at a hospital in Ratnagiri. Addressing the people via a virtual event he stated that the fight against COVID19 is now at a turning point, however, masks will remain a priority unless a vaccine is available for the infection. He asked all the people in the state to wear masks, maintain distance and hygiene to prevent another wave of coronavirus.

Reports state that Ratnagiri is the first district in the state to have such an arrangement in the district hospital. Present at the event were Guardian Minister Adv. Anil Parab, Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope, Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant and MP Vinayak Raut, Zilla Parishad president Rohan Bane, MLA Rajan Salvi, MLA Bhaskar Jadhav and MLA Shekhar Nikam.

Adding more, he said that the citizens in Konkan are aware of the scenario and the division does not need to be taught how to cope with such 'waves,' however, care must be taken to prevent another wave of coronavirus. Encouraging people to participate in the donation, he said that a patient who is free of coronavirus infection can save four lives by donating plasma twice a month, and this could also reduce the death rate in the coming time.

The Plasma Apheresis Unit that was set up during the launch will help in cases related to malaria, dengue and other ailments. Equipment required for this should be purchased at a cost of INR 1 to 2 lakhs and a permanent treatment system should be provided from it added Health Minister Rajesh Tope.

The state government in September 2020 announced the 'My Family is My Responsibility' campaign and the work done in Ratnagiri is commendable. Observing the same, officials are expecting that the number of cases would further reduce by raising awareness regularly. 

Sharing the numbers, MP Vinayak Raut stated that no death was been reported in Ratnagiri in the last 24 hours. "Today, in my constituency of Ratnagiri taluka, where 35 to 40 patients are positive, the number is now zero. "My family is my responsibility and the success of the district administration," Uday Samant added.

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