Review meeting held with newly appointed Municipal Commissioners.Instructions to increase mass screening, contact tracing. Suggestions to increase the number of checks.

Thane: Against the backdrop of increasing number of Coronavirus in Thane, the state’s Urban Development Minister and Thane District Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde on Friday directed to increase the number of checks while emphasizing on mass screening and contact tracing by implementing lockdown inhotspot areas. Same as Global Impact Hub at Balkum he has announced that another 1,000-bed hospital would be set up on the vacant space of Voltas Company.

Newly elected Commissioner of Thane Municipal Corporation Dr. Vipin Sharma the very next day with the Guardian Minister Shri. Shinde held a review meeting with the municipal administration regarding Coronavirus. In order to avoid shortage of doctors, nurses, ward boys and other staff in the quarantine centers started by the Municipal Corporation, as well as in the Covid Hospitals to fight against Corona, all these employees are at the forefront and serving at the risk of their own lives. Therefore, they should get adequate financial compensation, said Shri. Shinde.

We are at a critical juncture in the fight against COVID-19 . The lockdown of the last three-and-a-half months has saved thousands of people from being hit by the Coronavirus. We also managed to save many lives. Lockdown restrictions have been relaxed to some extent and will be further relaxed in phases. Therefore, we have to face this battle more cautiously, said Shri. Shinde.

An announcement was also made to set up a 1000 bed Covid hospital through CIDCO on the site of Voltas Company at Pokhran Road No. 2. Shinde this time, along with Commissioner Dr. Vipin Sharma, also inspected the company’s premises. The new hospital will have oxygen and non-oxygen beds, ventilators, ICU, dialysis center, radiology department, pathology and other facilities on the lines of the hospital set up at Global Impact Hub, Shri. Shinde explained. MP Rajan Vichare, MLA Pratap Sarnaik and others were present on the occasion.