Mumbai: In view of rising Covid- 19 infections in the country, the central government has instructed eight states including Maharashtra to increase Covid preparedness.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to the states of Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala and Rajasthan in this regard.
Bhushan has suggested that the system should be strengthened with vigilance regarding the monitoring of Covid, Testing, Treatment, Contact tracing, Vaccination and use of masks.
Meanwhile, the Public Health Department of Maharashtra has established a new task force to work on corona virus infection and retired Director General of Health Dr. Subhash Salunke has been appointed as the chairman of this task force.
Former Chief of Indian Council of Medical Research Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar, Chancellor of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Lt. Gen. Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar, Dr. Bishan Swaroop Garg, and 8 people have been selected as members of this task force.
It may noted that in Maharshtra average of around 1000 cases of Covid are being detecting per day, the worst affected areas are Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur among others districts.