Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has called for ideas to address the diverse needs of medical staff as rising Covid-19 cases are putting pressure on them in certain states.
Mahindra responded to a statement by Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Twitter regarding the need for medical staff as cases increase in the state and calling for ideas to work on solutions.
“I’ve already arranged for the infrastructure to be added if necessary. We can increase beds, ventilators, oxygen supplies, and drug supplies. But what about doctors, nurses, and medical staff? Read a statement from the official Twitter account of CMO (Chief Minister’s Office) in Maharashtra.
Mahindra quoted the tweet as saying, “This is a valid and critical issue. We will work on solutions. If the pandemic has different levels of criticality in the states, can we create a mobile force of medical personnel to go where the need is acute? Maybe a medical force like the National Disaster Response Force? All ideas are welcome. “
Eight states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh, have seen “a steep increase in new cases of Covid every day,” according to an official release from the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
These states accounted for 81.42 percent of the newly reported cases. 89,129 new cases have been registered in India in the past 24 hours.
Maharashtra reported the highest number of new cases per day at 47,913, according to the publication.
With India’s active case number reaching 6.58.909, the state alone accounts for almost 60 percent of its total active case number.
In the meantime, Maharashtra CM has warned of an impending lockdown if the situation does not visibly improve in the next few days.
“I’m giving a notice of a complete lockdown, but I’m not officially announcing it. If the situation does not visibly improve in a few days and no other solution is found, we will have to announce another lockdown as it is being carried out worldwide, ”said the Maharashtra CM.