Pawar, who’s the deputy chief minister and the guardian minister of the Pune district, added that the state govt has additionally determined to take management of 50 p.c of beds at personal hospitals
Pune: Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday warned that some “stringent measures” will be taken if the COVID-19 state of affairs didn’t enhance within the subsequent one week in Pune district.
Pawar, who can be the guardian minister for Pune, issued the warning whereas addressing a press convention after reviewing the state of affairs within the district.
“I would like to tell people that the situation is becoming serious. If the situation (in terms of cases) remains the same, we will have to take more stringent measures in the district by the first week of April,” he mentioned.
The deputy chief minister additional warned folks to observe all of the COVID-19 norms reminiscent of 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 mentioned, including that social and political occasions have been cancelled.
Hotels and eating places will probably be allowed to function until 10 pm with a 50 per cent capability, Pawar mentioned.
In view of the surge in infections, the state has determined to take management of 50 p.c of beds at personal hospitals, he mentioned.
“We have already started a jumbo hospital in Pune and a jumbo facility in Pimpri Chinchwad will be operational from April. We are also starting other COVID-19 care services within the metropolis,” the deputy chief minister mentioned.
The variety of beds in Sassoon General Hospital has been elevated to 500, he mentioned, including that an officer has been appointed to make sure that the oxygen provide in hospitals stay uninterrupted.
“We are in talks with an oxygen plant in Raigad district in case we need additional supply,” he mentioned.
There are plans to double the vaccination centres within the district, he mentioned.
“We held a discussion with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and we have sought additional vaccine doses for the district. He has agreed to look into the issue,” Pawar mentioned.