Ajay Jadhav is an Assistant Editor with The Indian Express, Pune. He writes on Infrastructure, Politics, Civic issues, Sustainable Development and related stuff. He has worked with PTI, Sakal Times, Maharashtra Herald before joining The Indian Express in 2007. Ajay has a Masters degree in Journalism from SPPU, Pune and a Post Graduate diploma in CSR from Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune.
Hemant Rasane said that the budgetary provision of Rs 10 crore has been made for the coming financial year to start the treatment facility as early as possible based on the requirement and more funds would be allocated as per the need.
“We have been daily monitoring the Covid-19 spread in the city. There are at least six pockets where the patients are increasing,” said Kalpana Baliwant, assistant medical officer in the civic health department.
Till date, 4,841 patients have succumbed to the viral infection in the city and the case fatality rate is 2.42 per cent. The active case count has increased to 3,930 and is 1.96 per cent of the total infected so far.
The PMC has given 45,847 doses to beneficiaries so far of which 28,220 doses were administered in the first month from January 16 to February 15 while 17,627 doses were given in the last eight days with a maximum of 4,597 on Wednesday.
The PMC has now appealed to the healthcare workers to verify whether they have been registered for vaccination on the CoWIN portal and contact the civic body’s vaccination call centre on 020-25502110 in case of queries.
According to the weekly Covid-19 report of PMC, a total of 2,690 new Covid19 patients were identified in the last week compare to 1,658 in the previous week as the weekly positivity rate increased from 7.6 percent to 10.3 percent in the last week.
The party action comes in the backdrop of speculations that many of its sitting corporators, who had defected to the BJP ahead of the 2017 civic polls, are likely to return to their previous political parties.
A passenger has to submit a negative report of Covid-19 test at the entry point of either airport or railway station which should not be older than 72 hours or they would have to undergo screening at civic facility.