Shortage of medical kits in Maharashtra, says Uddhav Thackeray

“There is a shortage of medical kits. I won’t lie. But we are doing our best, from centre and from other sources,” said Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.

Maharashtra has now completed six weeks of fight against the coronavirus, Mr. Thackeray said.

“Till last evening we conducted 66796 tests. 95% reports are negative. Around 3600 are positive. Around 350 have recovered. 70-75% are mild symptoms. 52 patients are severe.

“Last evening, I spoke to private medical practitioners, doctors. They assured us that practice for non-COVID-19 patients will start in Mumbai.

He said the Government has demarcated red, orange and green zones. Permissions are being given in orange and green zones for certain economic activities.

“We are not opening district borders, except for goods transport.

“Intra-district movement in green and orange zones may be allowed.

“In Mumbai and Pune, which are red zones, door-to-door delivery of newspapers will not be allowed,” Mr. Thackeray said, adding that he was aware he would be criticised by journalists for this step. “In other areas, a rethink of the decision will be done in the next 2 to 3 days.”

“There are domestic violence reports coming from different quarters of the world. State govt appeals women to dial 100 in case of any such violence,” he said.

The State govt has come up with 2 more numbers:

BMC and Birla joint service – 1800120820050

Tribal development department , Project Mumbai and Praffulla- 18001024040

“These numbers are to be called in case you are feeling depressed,” said Mr. Thackeray.

–Alok Deshpande