Navi Mumbai: The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated 6 COVID-19 care facilities here on September 10 and expressed satisfaction at the facilities provided by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. The 6 facilities that the CM dedicated for public use here are – RT-P.C.R. testing and diagnostic lab, 200 I.C.U. beds with 80 having ventilator facility, dedicated COVID health centres with 1003 beds facility at 3 places and a 302 beds COVID care facility in Airoli.

The CM praised NMMC for providing oxygen facility in the toilets and video calling facility to the patients.

Urban development minister and Thane district guardian minister Eknath Shinde, member of parliament Rajan Vichare, Navi Mumbai municipal chief Abhijit Bangar, Navi Mumbai police commissioner Bipin Kumar, additional municipal commissioners Sujata Dhole and Sanjay Kakade were among the dignitaries present at the online dedication of the COVID-19 care facilities here.

Eknath Shinde praising the good work of NMMC in COVID care informed that over 1.5 lakh people in the 15 lakhs population city have been tested for COVID-19, over 25,000 recovered and discharged from hospitals, which is 86 % recovery rate and the death rate too is declining, which presently is 2.19. He, however, cautioned against being complacent and urged more testing and working with greater vigour to contain and eradicate the pandemic.

Abhijit Bangar, informing about the various facilities under the 3-points program of ‘test, isolate and treat’ provided by NMMC, as part of the ‘break the chain’ drive assured to augment the services further to meet the CM’s ‘Mission Zero’ and to bring the death rate even further down.