While Maharashtra remains to be reeling with the second Covid wave, Maharashtra is prone to be hit by a 3rd wave by July and August, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray stated on Thursday, citing the epidemiologists consulted by the federal government.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope additionally cited the identical and stated the state is getting ready itself to face a potential third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and protecting in view of the oxygen scarcity within the nation Maharashtra is working to arrange oxygen vegetation and organize oxygen concentrators.
“Crisis of oxygen mustn’t occur in future, we’ve knowledgeable all officers. Huge oxygen vegetation are being arrange,” the minister said.
Maharashtra is also witnessing a shortage of vaccines and said that the state will not be commencing the third phase of inncoulation.
“Vaccination for 18-44 ages cannot begin on May 1. The Serum Institute of India has given purchase order for just three lakh doses. It is not enough. We need at least 20 lakh doses, only then vaccination can be started,” Tope stated.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 66,159 day by day infections pushing the rely to 4,539,553. The tally of lively circumstances lowered to 670,301 as 68,537 recoveries reported prior to now 24 hours. The state noticed 771 deaths, taking the toll to 67,985. Pune had 130, the very best variety of deaths throughout the state, with 94 fatalities within the metropolis and 36 from its rural areas.