Mumbai: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said during the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday that the Maharashtra government is not seeing any other wave of COVID-19.
According to an official statement, Thackeray said that hospitals would be set up in all districts of the state to control the Pandemic.
The Chief Minister said that Maharashtra did not hide a single COVID-19 case and death due to illness and shared the information with transparency.
A meeting via video conferencing to review the measures taken by Modi to deal with COVID-19 with Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh Of.
The statement said that during the meeting, the Prime Minister talked about the need to reduce the COVID-19 death rate by less than one percent.
“The death rate in the state is being reduced and there is praise for controlling the situation in Dharavi and Worli in Mumbai.
“The battle is not over yet. Efforts are on to see if there is no second wave of COVID-19 in the state,” Thackeray was quoted as saying in the statement.
The Chief Minister said that it has been observed that after recovering from COVID-19, patients contracted some other diseases, and called for establishing a mechanism to treat such individuals.
He also expressed the need to research how and why different types of viruses originated.
Thackeray reiterated the demand for students of non-professional courses not to conduct final year examinations to ensure that their lives are not put at risk in view of the prevailing situation.
He made a strong pitch to declare the students passed with total marks and called for a decision at the national level.
He said that in the case of final year medical education students also need to be decided.
Thackeray also said that the state has 3.5 lakh beds equipped with ventilators and other facilities.
He said that so far no COVID-19 vaccine is available, using masks and removing social disturbances is the only way to deal with the disease.
Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope also attended the meeting.