In Maharashtra, 53 thousand 5 patients were discharged yesterday and the recovery rate in the state is 82.18 percent. 27 lakh 48 thousand 153 patients have been recovered so far in Maharashtra.
But Steep rise in Covid-19 patients continued in the state, with 55,411 new cases reported yesterday. There are 5 lakh 36 thousand 682 active cases in the state.
Heavy load of Covid-19 patients has affected the health system of the state. But various proactive measures are being taken by the Union and state government to tackle the situation.
With more than 5 lakh active cases, Maharashtra is facing serious issues of non availability of Oxygen, Ventilators and black marketing of Remdesivir injections.
309 Covid-19 deaths were reported yesterday and the fatality rate has risen to 1.72 percent. Due to the shortage of Oxygen, few patients in a Covid Centre in Thane had to be shifted to the Municipal hospital in the city, which caused panic among the relatives of the patients.
Pune has the most active cases with more than one lakh patients, followed by Mumbai with 89 thousand 707 patients, Thane has 71 thousand 61 patients and Nagpur has 56 thousand 698 active cases.
The heavy load of Covid-19 patients has not only affected the treatment facilities in the hospitals but also affected the testing facilities in the state, as people have to wait for more time to get themselves tested and long queues can also be seen outside Covid-19 testing labs.
The state administration has directed the district collectors to establish control rooms to ensure the adequate supply of Remdesivir in the state. Union Minister Prakash Javdekar has assured that 1thousand 121 ventilators will be made available to Maharashtra in the next 2-3 days.
Similarly Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has also come forward to address the issue of shortage of Remdesivir and said that 10,000 injections will be made available from Sun Pharma after talking to the owner of the company.
UNICEF has rolled out a campaign to generate awareness about covid vaccination and to bust the myths about the vaccination. UNICEF Maharashtra unit chief, Rajeshwari Chandrashekhar shared more information about it with All India Radio.