Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at the proposed video conference with PM Modi on September 23 will make a new offer for the early restoration of supply of masks, PPE kits and ventilators by the Centre to the state. This is becoming crucial as the Covid-19 cases have crossed 12 lakh, active cases are over 2.19 lakh and deaths have surged over 32,000. Thackeray will offer his government’s ‘My Family My Responsibility’ campaign launched on September 15 to follow and track the Covid-19 patients and their contacts and give suitable treatment.

A senior Shiv Sena said that the Chief Minister will encourage the Centre to rethink its decision to discontinue the supply of veils, ventilators, and PPE units to Maharashtra because it is required the foremost in the midst of spurt in Covid-19 cases. CM will too offer a reduction within the GST charged on a few of the restorative gear required to treat coronavirus widespread. The minister informed that the CM will moreover call upon the Centre to clear GST and other dues of over Rs 22,500 crore which is direly required for Covid-19 control measures and other welfare plans.

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PM’s interaction is significant when in Maharashtra there have been nearly 20,000 more Covid-19 cases are reported every day whereas in Mumbai alone more than 2000 cases are reported. The rise in Covid-19 cases in rural regions is very disturbing.