Maharashtra Forms 9-member Task Force, 6 Designated COVID-19 Critical Care Hospitals


While the cases in the state keep rising, the Maharashtra govt on Monday set up a 9-member task force comprising of specialist doctors.

Mumbai| The Maharashtra government on Monday formed a 9-member task force of specialist doctors from government and private hospitals to recommend steps to decrease the death rate and for the clinical management of the COVID-19 patients who are critically ill.

The coronavirus mortality rate of Maharashtra is double than the rest of the country.

The task force has been asked to submit its suggestions urgently to CM Uddhav Thackeray. These doctors will also provide their inputs to the other doctors treating COVID-19 patients across the state through a hotline.

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The task force is headed by Dr Sanjay Oak, while Dr Praveen Bangar from KEM Hospital has been appointed as the task force’s convenor. The task force has been formed following directives issued by the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. CM also talked to these doctors via video conferencing on Monday.

In Maharashtra, the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 2,455 after 121 more people tested positive for the disease on Tuesday.

From the new cases, 92 were recorded from Mumbai, 13 from Navi Mumbaai, 10 from Thane city, five from Vasai-Virar (in Palghar district) and 1 from Raigad. The state has so far recorded 160 deaths due to COVID-19.

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