In the wake of the rising number of Covid -19 patients in Maharashtra, various health facilities are being continuously increased. Efforts are also being made to avoid inconvenience to the citizens with disabilities. AIR correspondent reports that the Municipal Corporation of greater Mumbai has added 1500 beds at its NESCO Covid care centre at Goregaon. With this, the capacity of the centre has increased to 3700 beds. In Palghar, the Western Railway has prepared fully equipped AC coaches for Covid-19 patients. There are 21 such coaches available at Palghar railway station. They are covered with jute and have 9 coolers in each compartment. There are separate arrangements for doctors and other staff.
Oxygen facility is also available and each coach will accommodate 16 patients. Meantime, people with disabilities will no longer have to stand in queue for Covid -19 testing, vaccinations or treatment in the state. Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde has directed to give them priority. It has also been decided to exempt the officers and employees with disabilities in the State Government service, from being present in the offices and to allow them to work from home.