The focus should be on reducing the mortality rate: CM Uddhav Thackeray
On Saturday, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray expressed his concern over a “second wave” of coronavirus transmission because more people are moving out for work. He asked for stricter compliance with the rules.
The CM at a virtual meeting with ministers and officials of Marathwada and Nashwik divisions on the COVID-19 situation expressed his views over asymptomatic patients, allowed to remain at home, stepping out without proper precautions, and infecting others. He said that the focus should be on diminishing the mortality rate.
Mr. Thackeray asked officials to make sure that people follow health norms like wearing masks and that those who viol the rules should be fined.
According to the state health department, Maharashtra has 13,00,757 COVID cases as on September 25 and the total death count has reached 34,761.
He said, “There is a fear of a second wave of coronavirus transmission since more people are now moving out for work. There is a danger of senior citizens getting infected at their homes.” He stressed the need to increase mass awareness, tracing, and testing.
“My family, My Responsibility” is an important initiative in this regard. Mr. Thackeray added that this campaign should be a health movement not just in India but all over the world.