State registers its highest single-day cases with more than 20,000 people testing positive
By Vicky Pathare, Pune Mirror | Sep 6, 2020, 06.00 AM IST
On Saturday, 4,050 fresh COVID cases were reported in the district — the total number of cases now stands at 1,87,193. Also 79 patients died of the infection, taking the toll to 4,495. As many as 2,276 patients were discharged within 24 hours. Since the outbreak, 150,350 patients have recovered.
present, Pune has 15,973 COVID cases, out of which 901are critical cases — 529 are on ventilators and 381 are without it. There are 3,201patients undergoing oxygen treatment in various city hospitals. About 6,704 tests were conducted on Thursday. So far, 4.84 lakh tests have been conducted.
In Maharashtra, 6,36,574 people have recovered after 10,801 patients were discharged on Thursday. However, 20,489 new cases were reported along with 312 deaths, taking the numbers to 8,83,862 and 26,276, respectively. The total number of active cases in the state has risen to 2,20,661. The recovery rate stands at 72.01per cent and case fatality rate at 2.97 per cent.
Politicos want corporate sectors to manage COVID
Politicos have cited lack of proper management of infrastructure at COVID facilities in the district. They have demanded appointment of officials for the management of these sectors. Along with this demand, the leaders also have expressed the desire to rope in corporate sector for controlling the virus.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar and Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar had organised a series of meetings to review the COVID situation in the city. The meeting was attended by health minister Rajesh Tope and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. Politicians cited multiple issues with respect to the management of pandemic in the city. Most of them stated that while sufficient infrastructure is available now, the facilities are not being management properly. Thus, for better management, they now want officials managing every sector.
They also stated that corporate sector should be roped in. Referring to the jumbo facility, Mayor Murlidhar Mohol demanded action for mismanagement. He said, “Multiple complaints have been raised about the jumbo centre. It is just functioning with 3,300 beds. Even then there are so many problems. Action should be taken against those who provided false information about the facility.”
provides workforce at jumbo COVID hospital
PMC has resolved to make for the manpower crunch at COVID facilities. Additional municipal commissioner and executive head of jumbo COVID centre, Ruba Agarwal said, “At least 50 doctors and 120 paramedics will serve at the jumbo facility,” she said.
There were rumours circulating that doctors and nurses at the jumbo facility have resigned. “There is no truth in this,” clarified Agarwal.
On Saturday, senior authorities took review of the situation at the hospital. Two cardiac ambulances have been made available and it has been stated that all treatments will be provided free of cost. Also, Remdesivir injections will be provided for free. “The policy calls for giving prescription for Remdesivir to patient’s relatives. Those who have been admitted will be given the shot,” she said.