Considering the rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the state, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday reiterated that religious, social and political gatherings will remain prohibited in the state in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing collectors and municipal commissioners via a virtual meeting, the CM called for replication of the Dharavi model elsewhere in the state to control the viral outbreak. “Care should be taken to ensure that new containment zones do not get created,” he said.
CM has also asked officials to appoint auditors in covid-19 hospitals to ensure that patients are not fleeced. He asked them to make the adequate facilities available at all the institutional quarantine centres.
At present 540 patients are on ventilator support in the state. Every district will now have a nodal testing officer. The government has decided to ramp up rapid antigen tests along with swab collection.
He further asked the official to create as much awareness about plasma donation among people and said that Rs 2,000 will be given to every plasma donor.