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Sep 06, 2020
8:30PM

Maha CM directs officials to prioritise contact tracing to curb Covid-19 cases

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in a review meeting with Mumbai civic body top officials directed to prioritise contact tracing and use other methods to prevent a further rise in Covid-19 cases in metropolis. Meanwhile, to prevent deaths due to corona across Maharashtra, the state health department is mulling over the expansion of its TeleICU project.
 
Maharashtra CM Thackeray directed the city administration to increase testing and asked officials to refrain from attributing the rise in cases to the same. Thackeray also ordered buildings with more than 10 cases to be sealed.

The chief minister urged the civic body to take measures to help boost public confidence in the BMC’s Covid care centres. He reiterated that patients above 50 years who have no comorbidities should be quarantined at home.
 
Meanwhile, the death rate in the city has reduced to 2.6 per cent in September from 5.58 per cent in June. Meanwhile, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope today launched three more TeleICU services in hospitals in Aurangabad, Jalna and Solapur.  He stated that treatment of critically ill corona patients under expert guidance from TeleICUs will help reduce Covid-19 mortality rate in the state.

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