Pune: 800-bed Jumbo Hospital was set up in Pune for the treatment of the critical COVID-19 patients. However, only 330 of these beds were available for patients, and several along with journalist Pandurang Raikar and have succumbed so far. Therefore, errors have surfaced and all the issues pertaining to the same were discussed in a meeting on Saturday.
"No one should be held responsible for the incidents at Jumbo Hospital, but everyone needs to work to rectify the mistakes. No one should play blame games and shuffle their responsibility. We need to work together and overcome the various loopholes that have come ahead," said Mayor Murlidhar Mohol.
Disaster Management Review meeting on Pune city and district on the COVID-19 situation was held at Vidhan Bhavan under the chairmanship of NCP chief Sharad Pawar and the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Health Minister Rajesh Tope, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Pune City Mayor Murlidhar Mohol and other officials. After the meeting, Mayor Muralidhar Mohol briefed the media about the discussions held in the meeting.
On this occasion, Mayor Mohol speaking to Sakal Times said, "Considering the increasing number of COVID-19 positive patients in Pune city, a magnificent 800-bed hospital was constructed on the grounds of CEOP College at Shivajinagar with the funds of the Maharashtra State Government along with PMRDA and Pune Municipal Corporation. It will have 600 oxygen beds and 200 ICU beds. However, action should be taken against those who provide false information as in the current stage there are 300 oxygen beds and 30 ICU beds are available."
"Also, the relatives of the patients admitted at this hospital are not given any information about the condition of their patients. The patient is said to have been deceived directly. This has created an atmosphere of fear among the citizens of the city and this issue should be resolved immediately," demanded Mayor Mohol.