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COVID-19 surge: Ajit Pawar warns of ‘stringent measures’ in Pune, urges folks to observe protocol

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COVID-19 surge: Ajit Pawar warns of ‘stringent measures’ in Pune, urges folks to observe protocol

Pawar, who’s the deputy chief minister and the guardian minister of the Pune district, added that the state govt has additionally determined to take management of fifty % of beds at non-public hospitals

COVID-19 surge: Ajit Pawar warns of 'stringent measures' in Pune, urges people to follow protocol

File picture of Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. News18

Pune: Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday warned that some “stringent measures” will probably be taken if the COVID-19 state of affairs didn’t enhance within the subsequent one week in Pune district.

Pawar, who can be the guardian minister for Pune, issued the warning whereas addressing a press convention after reviewing the state of affairs within the district.

“I wish to inform people who the state of affairs is turning into severe. If the state of affairs (by way of instances) stays the identical, we must take extra stringent measures within the district by the primary week of April,” he mentioned.

The deputy chief minister additional warned folks to observe all of the COVID-19 norms similar to utilizing masks, bodily distancing and hand hygiene.

As many as 50 attendees will probably be permitted at weddings, whereas 20 individuals are allowed at funerals, he mentioned, including that social and political occasions have been cancelled.

Inns and eating places will probably be allowed to function until 10 pm with a 50 per cent capability, Pawar mentioned.

In view of the surge in infections, the state has determined to take management of fifty % of beds at non-public hospitals, he mentioned.

“We have now already began a jumbo hospital in Pune and a jumbo facility in Pimpri Chinchwad will probably be operational from April. We’re additionally beginning different COVID-19 care amenities within the metropolis,” the deputy chief minister mentioned.

The variety of beds in Sassoon Normal Hospital has been elevated to 500, he mentioned, including that an officer has been appointed to make sure that the oxygen provide in hospitals stay uninterrupted.

“We’re in talks with an oxygen plant in Raigad district in case we want further provide,” he mentioned.

There are plans to double the vaccination centres within the district, he mentioned.

“We held a dialogue with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and we’ve sought further vaccine doses for the district. He has agreed to look into the difficulty,” Pawar mentioned.

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