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Corona will peak at the end of January, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope expressed apprehension

Rajesh Tope (Photo Credits-ANI Twitter)

Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has accepted the increasing number of corona patients in the state, assuming that the third wave of corona has completely knocked. He said that the speed with which the number of corona patients is increasing, it seems that by the end of January, it will increase further and will reach the peak. However, Tope said that after this the graph of Corona is likely to decline. Tope and ministers of some other states held a meeting for about two hours on Monday with Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya regarding the current situation in Corona. Tope was speaking at a press conference after the meeting.

He said that the Union Health Minister wanted to know from us what problems we are facing and what should be done to solve it. Tope said that I apprised the Union Health Minister about the current situation of Corona in Maharashtra. We told that the number of ICU beds in our infrastructure is around 38,850. Of these, patients are being treated on 1710 beds. So the number of beds currently in use is definitely very less as compared to the total availability of our ICU beds. The total number of ventilator beds is around 16,000, out of which 700 beds are under treatment. Oxygen beds are also 1 lakh 34 thousand, out of which patients are being treated on 5400 beds.

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The Health Minister of Maharashtra said that at present there is no pressure on the health system of the state and 85 percent of the patients have no symptoms. He informed that now home isolation kits will be developed at the district level in the state, and the number of tests will be increased. Tope said that in the state where vaccination is more, the number of deaths is less. Therefore, the emphasis will be on increasing the speed of vaccination. Tope said that the quarantine period in the state would be of seven days and there would be no change in it.

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