Coronavirus Pune: PMC takes charge of educational institutions to set up quarantine wards

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 24 March 2020

PMC land and estate department head Rajendra Muthe said, "The number of COVID-19 cases is not likely to increase. Yet, we have prepared a plan to arrange 2,000 beds as a precautionary measure."

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to increase the number of isolation centres as well as beds in the city due to the COVID-19 outbreak. PMC will take charge of educational institutions to arrange beds for isolation wards. Educational institutions will be turned into makeshift hospitals.

The decision was made in view of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the city. On Monday, municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad issued an order to arrange new beds for quarantined patients.

At present, PMC has arranged 300 beds in various city areas such as PMC sports complexes and hospitals.

Speaking to Sakal Times, PMC land and estate department head Rajendra Muthe said, "The number of COVID-19 cases is not likely to increase. Yet, we have prepared a plan to arrange 2,000 beds as a precautionary measure. We have taken charge of educational institutions, hostels to quarantine patients, which includes 13 educational institutions. Due to closing of colleges, students have gone to their hometowns and hostels are empty."

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