Pune: District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh to review COVID-19 situation in Baramati, Indapur and Daund tehsils

Salil Urunkar
Saturday, 22 August 2020

Newly appointed District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh and Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer Ayush Prasad are touring these three tehsils to take stock of the situation.

Pune: The administration has now taken steps to curb the rising cases of COVID-19 in Indapur, Daund and Baramati tehsil of Pune district to reduce the death toll due to COVID-19 to zero. Newly appointed District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh and Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer Ayush Prasad are touring these three tehsils to take stock of the situation.

In the morning, Deshmukh and Ayush Prasad will visit COVID Care Center and Sub-District Hospital at Indapur. After that, they will visit the Sansar area. Later they will arrive at the Silver Jubilee Hospital in Baramati at 2 pm. The two officers will leave for Saswad around 4.15 pm and will visit Saswad's COVID Care Centre.

They will review the swab sample collection facilities, hospital bed capacity and its usage, staff duty roster, biomedical waste management zones, treatment protocol and SOP, sanitation, water supply, food system, medicines and equipment system, reporting system, ambulance system, oxygenated beds, ventilators and Intensive Care Unit beds in Baramati.

Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, a 2008-batch IAS officer, took charge as the District Collector of Pune on August 19 morning. Dr Deshmukh was serving as Managing Director of state-run Haffkine Bio-Pharmaceutical Corporation and Haffkine Institute before his appointment as Pune District Collector. He also heads the Pune District Disaster Management Authority and is responsible for the Covid-19 situation management in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad cities. After taking charge, Deshmukh had expressed confidence that in the coming two to three weeks, Pune will flatten the COVID-19 cases curve.

This is Deshmukh's first visit to the district after taking charge of the post of District Collector. He will interact with key officials in these three talukas and resolve issues related to COVID-19 management. If there are any shortcomings they will fix them. These two senior officials are touring the district today after Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar instructed them to hold a meeting in Pune and take steps to overcome the crisis situation.

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