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Ventilator Shortages Will Be From June 19: Pune Municipal Commissioner

Mumbai: Pune Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said on Friday that the city has sufficient intensive care units (ICUs) and ventilators, while the number of first ventilators is expected to decrease by June 19.

“The Pune Municipal Corporation has the required number of ICU beds and ventilators in the city. However, the doubling rate has reached 15 days. By calculation, the first ventilator shortage is likely to occur on June 19,” ANI quoted Gaikwad saying.

He said the aim is to get more ventilators by that time. According to officials, a total of 6,050 positive coronavirus cases have occurred in the Pune Municipal Corporation area, resulting in 286 deaths.

Gaikwad said, “We have a strategy to open 97 percent of the city in Pune and tight restrictions have been imposed on the remaining three percent of micro-control areas. This has resolved many issues including unemployment, maids/servants, and senior citizens.” 

“However, this picture is going to change every 15 days when we are going for the next phase of lockdown. Like Lockdown 5.0, some zones will be declared green and others will be out of construction but will have some subtle content Zone,” he said.

He said that maintaining the necessary supplies in these areas, segregation, and sanitation of public bathrooms, etc. in these areas is also a challenge. Gaikwad said that they are going to focus more on senior citizens, comorbid people, and people, pregnant women in the future.

(With ANI Inputs) 

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