Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday mentioned that there isn’t any want for a stricter lockdown within the state as individuals are following the Covid-19 restrictions.
“We have been to contain the spread of Covid-19 due to restrictions and lockdown. Our estimate was that there might be 10 lakh positive active patients, but now it is 7 lakh cases,” he added.
CM Uddhav Thackeray was addressing the residents to tell them concerning the present covid-19 scenario within the state. He talked about a number of points resembling availability of medical oxygen, Remdesivir, Covid vaccine provide, and extra.
Addressing the problem of oxygen shortages, the Chief Minister mentioned that the state has a manufacturing of 1200 MT of oxygen: “We are using 1700 MT per day. We are trying to transport oxygen on a timely basis but if the numbers keep rising, this can be a problem”.
“I have told them that all hospitals should now have oxygen generating plants. We have opened tenders for them and have started procurement,” the CM added.
Talking concerning the scarcity of Remdesivir, CM Uddhav mentioned that the every day requirement proper now’s 50,000 vials.
He reported that the central authorities had given 26,700 vials earlier after which the state requested Prime Minister for extra provides. Now, though there’s a provision for 43,000, the state is definitely getting 35,000, he claimed. “We are paying for them,” he added.
Meanwhile, Uddhav Thackeray additionally warned individuals about not utilizing Remdesivir unnecessarily as a physician is meant to decide about it.
Speaking concerning the Phase three vaccination drive, the Maharashtra CM said that the state authorities is able to buy 12 crore doses.
“We are in talks with all vaccine-making companies – not just Serum Institute of India and Bharat biotech, but also Sputnik V… As per the Central government, 18 lakh doses will be allotted to us in the month of May,” he revealed.
The third part of the Covid vaccination drive is ready to start on May 1 whereby individuals above the age of 18 years have been made eligible to get the jabs. However, a number of state governments like Delhi, Punjab, Goa, and Karnataka have knowledgeable that the drive of their areas won’t start as deliberate to the scarcity in provide.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Friday reported 62,919 new Coronavirus instances together with 828 deaths and 69,710 discharges within the final 24 hours. The energetic instances within the state are reported to be 6,62,640.