The Central authorities has expressed concern over the excessive variety of Covid-19 circumstances and deaths in 10 districts of the state. Lav Agrawal, joint secretary, Union well being ministry, in a evaluation assembly together with chief minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray, stated that Maharashtra must do extra within the battle in opposition to Covid-19 to include the unfold, particularly within the districts the place the case rely is excessive. He identified that 10 districts have contributed 79% of the entire circumstances detected within the final week. Their case fatality price (CFR) can be greater than the state’s common and must be introduced underneath management.
The 10 districts embody Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Sangli and Nagpur.
Agrawal emphasised that the state must deliver down the variety of infections amongst healthcare employees as it’s above the nationwide common. An infection amongst a excessive variety of healthcare personnel additionally means extra pressure on the well being care system, he stated.
As a lot as 21% of healthcare personnel within the state have examined constructive for Covid-19. The nation’s common is 7%.
Agrawal was talking at a evaluation assembly known as by the CM together with divisional commissioners, municipal commissioners, district collectors and different senior officers from the well being division. Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and well being minister Rajesh Tope had been additionally current. Agrawal was invited by the CM to share his views, and he additionally made a presentation.
He stated that the state must focus extra on areas the place the speed of recent circumstances, in addition to case fatality price is excessive. He identified that the 10 districts want extra consideration as their loss of life price is greater than the state’s common.
Maharashtra’s CFR at 3.49% is greater than the nation’s 2.07%.
The joint secretary additionally known as elevated efforts to offer contaminated senior residents with hospitals mattress in time.
Within the assembly, Agrawal acknowledged that senior residents don’t wish to get admitted to hospitals, and solely go when their situation worsens. This may be averted with well timed intervention and surveys. He requested authorities officers to focus extra on containment zones and house-to-house surveys and stated that if a affected person exams constructive, then 80% of his contacts have to be traced inside 72 hours, and examined.
Agarwal stated that even when the antigen take a look at outcome got here damaging, the particular person needs to be noticed intently for signs, and a reverse transcription-polymerase chain response (RT-PCR) take a look at needs to be carried out. Authorities officers also needs to guarantee take a look at reviews are launched inside 24 to 36 hours after the take a look at is carried out.
In the meantime, the CM directed officers to make sure that the state doesn’t endure a second wave of an infection.
“We must make sure that a second wave is not going to come within the state as there are some projections. It is usually the case in a couple of international locations. We can not afford negligence, and focus needs to be on the well timed remedy of sufferers,” Thackeray stated.