Chief of Opposition in Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, on Wednesday despatched one more letter to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, asking him to extend the variety of Covid-19 assessments being carried out in Mumbai. The previous chief minister has penned greater than 10 such letters over the past 5 months, asking Thackeray to up the variety of assessments to get the actual image of the unfold of an infection within the metropolis.
Fadnavis stated that whereas the state has upped the variety of assessments completed within the final month– from July to August– by 42 per cent, in Mumbai, the rise was solely 14 per cent.
“In July, 6,574 assessments had been carried out day by day in Mumbai, which elevated to 7,709 assessments day by day in August, a rise of solely 14 %. Because of this, we see fewer instances being recorded within the metropolis now. In Maharashtra, the assessments had been elevated from 37,528 per day in July to 64,801 per day in August, which is a hike of 42 per cent,’’ acknowledged the letter.
The previous chief minister identified that the state contributes to almost 21 per cent of the brand new coronavirus instances within the nation and round 38 per cent of the Covid-19 mortalities.
The typical case positivity price in Maharashtra is eighteen.44 per cent and 13.64 per cent in Mumbai, increased than the nationwide common of 8.57 per cent.
Fadnavis, who just lately returned from a tour of Western Maharashtra, additionally requested Thackeray to look into sure points pertaining to the area together with an absence of enough hospital beds in a district like Satara and poor implementation of the Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana.
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“In Satara, the speed of Covid-19 an infection is 22 per cent and there aren’t sufficient hospital beds for the sufferers. The state had promised free medical remedy beneath MPJAY however hospitals usually are not getting paid because of which sufferers and their households have been burdened by hefty payments,’’ stated Fadnavis.
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“We’re rising our testing capability in Mumbai by including a big variety of antigen assessments together with RT PCR assessments. In Mumbai, we’re witnessing a gentle plateauing of recent instances, although there could also be a small spike as we add extra relaxations to the lockdown. Our numbers usually are not low as a result of we’re testing much less,’’ stated a senior civic official, who didn’t need to be named.