There’s a need for more healthcare workers in Maharashtra as an explosion of COVID-19 cases in densely populated cities of Mumbai & Pune is expected.
Mumbai| To fill the lack in healthcare workers in treating COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra, the state government has sought 50 trained professional doctors and 100 nurses from Kerala.
On Saturday, a letter was sent by Dr T.P. Lahane, Director of Medical Education & Research (Maharashtra) to Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja, asking for recruitment of these doctors and nurses on a “temporary basis”.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), too, has sought an association of nurses in Kerala, among other agencies, asking to appoint nursing staff in civic hospitals.
The Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Maharashtra (DMER), sought expert doctors and nurses for running the 600-bed dedicated COVID-19 centre being set up at Mumbai’s Mahalakshmi Race Course. The facility includes a 125- bed ICU. Patients with moderate symptoms are being admitted at this healthcare centre.
The letter says Mumbai doctors and nurses are working at full capacity and with the anticipation of an explosion of COVID-19 cases in densely populated cities of Mumbai & Pune, there is a need for more healthcare professionals in the state.
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On Sunday, Maharashtra recorded its highest-single day surge in COVID-19 infections taking the state’s tally to 50,231. The state recorded over 3,000 cases today.
Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, figures climbed above 30,000
Roughly, Maharashtra has 1.5 lakh nurses in both the private and public sectors. More nurses will be needed in Mumbai and Pune, from where the most of the infections are being reported, officials said.