CM Thackeray tells BMC officials to step up preparation for handling monsoon ailments amid COVID-19

Updated: May 24, 2020, 09:10 | Sherlin Rajan
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    On Saturday, Maharashtra reported 2,608 new coronavirus patients, taking the total number of cases in the state to 47,190, a health department statement said.

    In picture: Motorists ride through Aarey Road in Goregaon.

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    Sixty COVID-19-related deaths were also reported in the state during the day, taking the death toll to 1,577.

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    42 of these deaths took place since Friday evening, while 18 deaths had taken place in the last two weeks (but test results for coronavirus came later), the statement read.

    In picture: Healthcare workers screen quarantine patients for their discharge at a BMC school in Dharavi.

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    821 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of recovered patients to 13,404.

    In picture: A man cuts grass at the dairy farm at Aarey road in Goregaon

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    Of 47,190 cases in the state, 28,817 were reported in Mumbai. The financial capital of the country also accounts for 949 COVID-19 deaths.

    In picture: A man tries his luck at fishing near Aarey lake in Goregaon.

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    According to the Union Health MinistryCOVID-19 cases in India saw the highest single-day spike for the second consecutive day with 6,654 new infections reported in a 24-hour span, taking the tally to over 1.25 lakh, while the death toll rose to 3,720 after 137 more fatalities.

    In picture: An ambulance waits for an officer from the Wadala TT police station who had been tested positive for Coronavirus, as he would be taken to a hospital for his treatment.

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    The number of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai is doubling over a period of 14 days, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on as he interacted with doctors of BMC-run hospitals.

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    During the video conference interaction, Thackeray praised the doctors for their continuous fight over the last two months to contain the outbreak, and exuded confidence that the task would be accomplished.

    In picture: Migrant workers and their families wait for a bus at Kurla Bus Depot to go to their hometowns in Uttar Pradesh.

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    Thackeray, who stressed on setting up field hospitals in the time to come, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had been following directives and protocol laid down by the Centre.

    In picture: Healthcare workers conduct door-to-door screening of residents of a building in Kurla

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    Thackeray said BMC had arranged for intensive care units and isolation beds at several places in the metropolis.

    In picture: Healthcare workers walks along the streets of Kurla to conduct door-to-door screening of residents.

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    The Maharashtra chief minister asked civic officials to step up preparations to handle dengue and leptospirosis cases as monsoon was approaching.

    In picture: A person carries a differently-abled person on his shoulders outside CSMT station.

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    Even as the Centre plans resumption of domestic flights from May 25, a Maharashtra government official on Saturday said the state had not yet amended its May 19 lockdown order which allowed only certain kinds of flights.

    In picture: Children beat the heat by swimming in Banganga Tank in South Mumbai

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    The Maharashtra government has asked Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) to submit a plan for passenger and crew safety and other preparedness for handling the 27,500 passengers expected to commute daily from Mumbai in a grave COVID-19 situation, before starting full-fledged domestic traffic from Monday, i.e. May 25

    In picture: Churchgate railway station, that usually sees a busy crowd at its platforms bear a deserted look 

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    As per the May 19 order of the state government extending the coronavirus-induced lockdown to May 31, all domestic and international air travel, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes as permitted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), will continue to remain prohibited across the state.

    In picture: Motorists ride past Churchgate railway station.

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    The total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra police has reached 1,671. Maharashtra Police said that the total cases include 174 police officers and 1,497 police personnel. 

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    A total of 18 deaths have been reported in the police force and 541 personnel recovered from the disease.

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    The Maharashtra government extended medical cover under the state's Mahatma Jyotiba Phule health insurance scheme to all people in the state.

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    While this decision was announced by health minister Rajesh Tope a few days ago, the government resolution (GR) on it was issued on Saturday.

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    The GR said the decision will be applicable till July 31, and COVID-19 and non-COVID treatments will be covered in all empaneled hospitals.

    In picture: BMC cut branches of an tree while preparing for the monsoon.

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    At present 2.23 crore people are covered under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Pradhan Mantri Janarogya schemes.

    In picture: Masks are put on statues to spread awareness about wearing masks while stepping out of one's house.

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On Saturday, the number of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai is doubling over a period of 14 days, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said as he interacted with doctors of BMC-run hospitals via video conference. Even as the Centre plans resumption of domestic flights from May 25, the Maharashtra government asked Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) to submit a plan for passenger and crew safety and other preparedness for handling the 27,500 passengers expected to commute daily from Mumbai in a grave COVID-19 situation

(Picture/Sameer Markande, Satej Shinde, Bipin Kokate, Ashish Raje, Shadab Khan, Sayyed Sameer Abedi/ mid-day photographers)