Maharashtra government declares 30 COVID-19 hospitals on Day 9 of lockdown

Updated: Apr 03, 2020, 10:01 | Sherlin Rajan
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    On the ninth day of the nationwide lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, as many as 81 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra on Thursday, taking the tally of the cases to 416.

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    Out of the 81 new coronavirus cases, Mumbai accounted for 57 people who have tested positive. "Figures of other cities are: Ahmednagar (9), Pune (6), Thane (5), Pimpri-Chinchwad (3) and Buldhana (1), state health ministry said.

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    At 57, Mumbai topped in the number of fresh cases in Maharashtra, which is leading the nation-wide coronavirus tally among states. The financial capital also leads in death
    count.

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    The state also reported two more deaths from COVID-19. With this, the toll is now 19, out of which 16 are from Mumbai.

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    Also, 42 people have been discharged so far from hospitals in the state after recovering from the infection, the ministry said.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with the chief minsters of all states to discuss the way forward for treating the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.

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    During the video conference, Modi asked all chief ministers to speak to religious
    leaders from their respective states and ask them to tell the community members about the need for social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, the CMO said in a statement.
    Modi also supported Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray's view that citizens need to be in good mental health during the lockdown period, it said.

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    During the conference with Thackeray, the prime minister asked the state government to convert one hospital in every district into a facility for exclusively treating coronavirus cases, state health minister Rajesh Tope said.

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    Following the advice by the Centre, the Maharashtra government identified 30 hospitals across the state which would treat only coronavirus patients on Thursday.

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    State health minister Rajesh Tope said that there would be 2,305 beds across these hospitals.

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    He also said that a notification declaring these hospitals as exclusive coronavirus facilities have been issued.

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    The Mumbai Police has registered 709 offences against as many as 1,364 people for violating prohibitory orders during the coronavirus lockdown imposed in the state since March 20.

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    The police have registered around 709 offences against 1,364 people under section 188 (disobeying an order issued by a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code in the last 13 days, an official said.

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    Of the 1,364 accused, 1,100 were arrested and later released on bail, while 166 were allowed to go after being served notices to appear before court as and when required, with 98 people still at large, he said.

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    The police have also penalised drivers of 269 vehicles, which were being plied during the lockdown.

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On the ninth day of the nationwide lockdown, the Maharashtra government declared 30 hospitals to be dedicated for Coronavirus treatment. During a video conference with chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, prime minister Narendra Modi asked the state government to convert one hospital in every district into a facility for exclusively treating coronavirus cases, state health minister Rajesh Tope said. (Pictures by Atul Kamble, Satej Shinde, Sayyed Sameer Abedi, Bipin Kokate, Pradeep Dhivar, Shadab Khan, Suresh Karkera/mid-day photographers)