Pune should follow Mumbai pattern to control coronavirus spread: Minister Rajesh Tope

ST Staff
Friday, 26 June 2020

As part of the corona prevention measures, beds in private hospitals in every district of Maharashtra, including Pune, should be monitored and follow a similar pattern as in Mumbai. The responsible officer should be appointed in that hospital to deal with cases.

"Day-by-Day the number of coronavirus positive patients has increased in the district including Pune city. In order to control this, measures need to be taken in a more effective way unlike the city Mumbai has picked and Pune needs to follow such a foot-step in a similar way," said Maharashtra State's Public Health Minister, Rajesh Tope.

As part of the corona prevention measures, beds in private hospitals in every district of Maharashtra, including Pune, should be monitored and follow a similar pattern as in Mumbai. The responsible officer should be appointed in that hospital to deal with cases. The concerned officers should make a flowchart with the help of office management. How many beds are available in the hospital? Among them, ICU beds, ventilator beds, PPE kits, masks, etc. should be mentioned and monitored. So that the citizens can benefit from it in larger protonate. He further directed to take strict action against private hospitals, which do not follow the government directive of charging extra money from corona patients. He stressed that the priority should be given to provide free treatment to patients through the Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana scheme.

While the local administration is working with the people's representatives, it should use social media as well as television, hoardings, wallboards and radios to create awareness in the minds of the people about the coronavirus. Today, many have been freed from corona, from infants to elderly people. Success stories should be created from the experience of such people. The maximum number of people who are suffering in the containment zone will be known through maximum testing.

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