The Minister mentioned that he was indulging in discussions with the civic administration to ‘prepare for third wave capacity building in Maharashtra’
As Maharashtra reveals indicators of plateauing of COVID-19 circumstances, the civic administration in Mumbai has been directed to begin preparations anticipating the third wave of coronavirus, with a particular give attention to paediatric wards.
Mumbai (metropolis) Guardian Minister Aaditya Thackeray mentioned that he was indulging in discussions with the civic administration to “prepare for third wave capacity building in Maharashtra”.
“I have suggested to him that we create a paediatric COVID-19 care ward anticipating the next wave and the demographic it may target. Along with paediatric covid care centre, another aspect we are now focussed on is to create a network of crèches for those parents who may have to be in covid care centres and may not have support to look after their children, that aren’t infected by covid,” Mr. Aaditya Thackeray wrote on Twitter after assembly with Additional Municipal Commissioner Subodh Jaiswal of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
He added that the civic administration in addition to State authorities have been centered on rising COVID-19 care capability.
“Since last year, our jumbo covid care centres also have units of covid +ve dialysis, covid +ve maternity care as well. As the virus mutates and targets different age groups, our response to it must actively mutate as well. Mumbai saw a massive spike last month and sustained it because of constant capacity increase in beds & facilities. We are now focussed on creating almost 6500 O2 beds and approximately 1500 more ICU/HDU beds in the coming few days at the new jumbos coming up,” he tweeted.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in his assembly with District Collectors, final week, had directed all district administrations to change into self-dependent on oxygen provide in case of third wave of coronavirus, anticipated in August or September. Directions have been issued to construct oxygen vegetation at tehsil stage.
Sena MP writes to Modi
Shiv Sena Lok Sabha member Rahul Shewale too has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister, requesting them to significantly look into the rising an infection in kids under 10 years. “Indian Academy of Paediatrics too has expressed concern in the number of children getting infected. In Maharashtra, from March 1 to April 4, a total of 60,684 children were found COVID-19 positive. Out of these 9,882 are below five years. in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, 20% out of total patients are children,” he wrote within the letter.
Mr. Shewale identified that no vaccine was accessible as of now to guard kids from the virus. “It is important that timely measures are undertaken and pharma companies in the country too are encouraged to manufacture vaccines suitable for children,” he mentioned.