CM Uddhav Thackeray in favour of running Mumbai local trains for emergency services

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday asked the state administration to follow up with the Railway ministry to run special local train services in Mumbai for those who are involved in emergency services.

At a high-level meeting, Uddhav Thackeray reviewed the state’s preparedness in battling coronavirus before the monsoon rains. He also asked the administration to provide personal protection equipment (PPE) kits to the private doctors, too, so that they can open their clinics in monsoon.

Uddhav Thackeray pointed out that a doctor’s written recommendation is mandatory to conduct a coronavirus test. “If the doctors feel safe, they can open their clinics,” he said.

Uddhav Thackeray said that the state has increased its number of Covid-19 test laboratories from two in March to 72 at present. He said the state-level task force of 11 expert doctors has set a protocol on treating the patients.

“We have succeeded in bringing down the Covid-19 fatality rate to 3.3 and the recovery rate to 31 per cent. The state has increased the period of doubling the number of patients from three days in April to 14 days in May end,” Uddhav Thackeray said.

Uddhav Thackeray has asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to give a unique number to every bed available in the private hospitals. He also asked to update the information on the dedicated dashboard.

Till Friday, Maharashtra has recorded 62,228 coronavirus positive cases.

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