Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Maharashtra CM directs BMC to make test reports available in time

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to make the test reports available in time. Besides, he has also asked the BMC to give prime focus on availability of medicines. While reviewing the prevailing Covid situation in Mumbai municipal limits, he said that all machineries should have good coordination to mitigate the crisis.

AIR correspondent reports that in the meeting CM Thackeray said that early detection of Covid will help in containing the caseload of the city. He said all testing laboratories should work towards providing the test reports on time.

BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said the second wave of Covid began in Mumbai from 10th of February this year. He further said that 85 per cent infected patients do not have any symptoms. It was informed in the meeting that there are 153 Covid hospitals in Mumbai in which 20 thousand 400 beds are available, and incoming week the bed capacity will reach 22 thousand.

Chahal said even though Mumbai’s new cases are in the range of 8-10 thousand but even then around 10 thousand patients are recovering in the city on a daily basis.

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