Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte directed the district administration to conduct oxygen audit while conducting fire audit of all hospitals in the state in the wake of accidents in Nashik and Virar hospitals.
While reviewing the Corona situation in the state, the Chief Secretary interacted with all the Divisional Commissioners, Collectors, Commissioners of Police, District Superintendents of Police through video conferencing to review the availability of oxygen, Remdesivir and patient management.
AIR correspondent reports, the Chief Secretary said that preventive measures should be taken to prevent recurrence of fire incidents while conducting immediate fire audits of all hospitals in the state. He has also instructed to conduct an oxygen audit of all the hospitals. While interacting with the higher Authorities, the Chief Secretary informed that the Oxygen tanker has been given the status of an ambulance and should be transported under police protection.
Meanwhile, with 66,836 new cases of coronavirus infections, Maharashtra’s caseload has increased to 41,61,676. 74,045 people recovered from the infection, and 773 fatalities reported in the state. Mumbai recorded 7,221 new infections with the tally reaching 6,16,221. Vaccination has slowed down substantially in the city due to unavailability of doses with at least 61 centres remaining shut for vaccination yesterday.