It seems that quite tough times are ahead for Maharashtra! With a huge increase in COVID19 patients, the state is combating against corona, but the results are not visible! Friday was another difficult day as the third minister of Thackeray government, Dhananjay Munde tested positive for COVID19 along with his five staff members.
Maharashtra is projected to have a shortage of ICU beds on August 8, while it may run out of ventilators by July 27.
What is the Maharashtra Government’s Action Plan?
The state is under lockdown till 30th June. However, the government has already made it clear that it will not extend the lockdown. Apart from that, CM Uddhav Thackeray has requested the government to allow them to commence Mumbai Locals operations for Emergency Workers, our Corona Warriors.
There are many Corona Warriors traveling in and out of the city from Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, and Raigad districts. But, because of no locals to commute, they are facing a lot of difficulties.
“We want the local trains to start, but only for emergency services and the emergency service staffers in various departments.”
Further, he said in his tweet,
The lockdown has not been reimposed. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has appealed to the people to refrain from crowding. He has earnestly requested them to follow the Govt's instructions and take necessary precautions to stay safe and take care.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 12, 2020
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has already started preparations for combatting Corona by extending its capacity. However, another challenge they’re facing is the upcoming monsoon.
Dr. Ramesh Yadav is a private health consultant. He mentions,
“BMC should also consider that several congested areas in the city have been breeding grounds for seasonal infections such as malaria, dengue, and typhoid. We should also prepare for a number of other viral infections, along with COVID19, with the onset of the monsoon.”
We don’t know, towards which direction we’re heading. But right now, it’s necessary that people follow the rules set by the government. As it is the only way, to save yourself and your family.