Independence Day 2023: CM Eknath Shinde hoisted the national flag at the Shiv Sena's Thane city office at midnight
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde felicitated Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) personnel on the occasion of the Independence Day on Tuesday and lauded their work after a landslide at Irshalwadi in neighbouring Raigad district last month, reported news agency PTI.
CM Eknath Shinde hoisted the national flag at the Shiv Sena's Thane city office at midnight.
After the flag hoisting, he felicitated the TDRF jawans at a brief function.
He lauded the work done by Thane's fire services, TDRF and regional disaster management cell (RDMC) teams during emergencies and asked them to continue the good work.
The CM referred to the work done by them in Irshalwadi, which witnessed a massive landslide last month.
Shiv Sena spokesman and former Thane mayor Naresh Mhaske and MLA Pratap Sarnaik were present at the event.
In another function, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP from Thane Rajan Vichare hoisted the tricolour at the party branch office.
A number of Sena (UBT) members were present during the function.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday hoisted the national flag at Mantralaya in Mumbai as the nation marks its 77th Independence Day.
Earlier, CM Eknath Shinde took to his social media app 'X', formerly known as Twitter, to greet the country.
Meanwhile, three more patients died at the municipal-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital at Kalwa in Thane district, taking the toll to 21 since Saturday last, while authorities started moving patients who are not in a serious condition and new admissions to a civil hospital nearby if they are willing to be relocated, officials said on Monday.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (CSM) Hospital and announced Rs 71 crore funds for creation of various facilities to treat patients coming from rural parts of Thane district, and promised action against those responsible for the deaths.
Shinde, who was accompanied by civic chief Abhijit Bangar and district collector Ashok Shingare, said the patient deaths at the CSM Hospital, located in his political turf Thane, were painful and asked all parties to desist from indulging in politics on the issue.
Chief Minister Shinde on Monday visited the CSM Hospital and interacted with patients, their relatives and also reviewed the current staff and requirement of additional personnel to manage the influx of patients.
Speaking to reporters later, Shinde said, "I have sanctioned Rs 71 crore for creation of more facilities at the hospital as well as at the mental hospital in Thane city, where general patients are treated. The Thane city's civil hospital is under construction hence its health services are shifted to premises of the mental hospital."
(With inputs from PTI)