Pune: Deputy Chief Minister and the Pune District Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar has stated that everyone should make a collective effort to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in Pune with an appeal that it is not possible to control the infection without the cooperation of the citizens.
Pawar was speaking at the inauguration of 'Mission Zero Pune', a joint venture of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS), against the backdrop of the increasing number of corona patients in Pune.
PMC Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, PMC Commissioner Vikram Kumar, Additional Commissioner Rubal Agarwal, Former Mayor Prashant Jagtap, Dattatraya Dhanakwade, Corporator Baburao Chandere, Subhash Jagtap, Leader of Opposition Deepali Dhumal, National President of Indian Jain Association Shantilal Mutha were present on the occasion.
Ajit Pawar said, “The 'Mission Zero Pune' is being launched in the city of Pune to break the chain of coronavirus pandemic. It is a good thing that the Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana is working for the public interest initiative through the Pune Municipal Corporation.”
Shantilal Mutha, National President of the Indian Jain Association, said that “'Mission Zero' campaign was launched in Dharavi and Malegaon to find coronavirus pandemic patients through the Indian Jain Association." He added, "Antigen testing will be done through a mobile hospital in Pune city. It has the capacity to test approximately three to five thousand COVID-19 cases per day. The organisation would focus on publicity and publicity to reduce the fears of the people about coronavirus pandemic.”