PUNE: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday warned that some “stringent measures” will probably be taken if the COVID-19 scenario didn’t enhance within the subsequent one week in Pune district.
Pawar, who can also be the guardian minister for Pune, issued the warning whereas addressing a press convention after reviewing the scenario within the district.
“I wish to inform people who the scenario is turning into critical. If the scenario (by way of instances) stays the identical, we should take extra stringent measures within the district by the primary week of April,” he stated.
The deputy chief minister additional warned individuals to observe all of the COVID-19 norms corresponding to utilizing masks, bodily distancing and hand hygiene.
As many as 50 attendees will probably be permitted at weddings, whereas 20 individuals are allowed at funerals, he stated, including that social and political occasions have been cancelled.
Motels and eating places will probably be allowed to function until 10 pm with a 50 per cent capability, Pawar stated.
In view of the surge in infections, the state has determined to take management of fifty per cent of beds at non-public hospitals, he stated.
“We have now already began a jumbo hospital in Pune and a jumbo facility in Pimpri Chinchwad will probably be operational from April. We’re additionally beginning different COVID-19 care amenities within the metropolis,” the deputy chief minister stated.
The variety of beds in Sassoon Basic Hospital has been elevated to 500, he stated, including that an officer has been appointed to make sure that the oxygen provide in hospitals stay uninterrupted.
“We’re in talks with an oxygen plant in Raigad district in case we’d like extra provide,” he stated.
There are plans to double the vaccination centres within the district, he stated.
“We held a dialogue with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and we have now sought extra vaccine doses for the district. He has agreed to look into the problem,” Pawar stated.