Maharashtra: This decision is intended to ensure that patients receive the best possible treatment at Covid care facilities and to prevent the spread of disease.
As a precaution during the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided that home isolation would not be allowed from now on in 18 districts in the red Covid-19 region.
In line with that, the state government has asked district administrators to increase the number of Covid care centers in these 18 districts.
These districts are – Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai city, Mumbai, Thane, Latatur, Nanded, Amravati, Sindhudurg, Aurangabad, Osmanabad, Akola, Dhule, Raigad, Beed, Hingoli, Solapur and Satara.
This decision is intended to ensure that patients receive the best possible treatment at Covid care facilities and to prevent the spread of disease.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the districts had been asked to increase sleep capacity and focus on testing, adding that “greater emphasis would be placed on contact with people with high-risk illnesses”.
Tope said district collectors had been asked to conduct a fire and electricity survey at public hospitals, adding that they would be given money after submitting the report.
Commenting on the issue of international tenders for Covid treatment, the Minister of Health said the national government had received feedback from a number of companies, including Pfizer, Sputnik and AstraZeneca.
“They will still give us supply schedules,” he told reporters.
The decision comes as Maharashtra has been reporting more than 20,000 cases daily despite the closure.
Earlier on Sunday, the state reported 26,672 new cases in Covid-19 and 594 deaths.