Mumbai: Considering the threat of a possible third wave of corona, Health Minister Rajesh Tope has appealed to the people, including political and social activists, to abide by the corona prevention rules during the upcoming festivals. At present, 70 per cent patients are in five districts of the state – Ahmednagar, Ratnagiri, Satara, Mumbai and Pune.
At the moment there is no thought of increasing the restrictions and we are keeping an eye on the whole situation. Special attention is paid to where and why the number is increasing. Taking into account the experience of the first and second waves, the next decision will be taken on the advice of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Health Minister Tope said. He also said that the Chief Minister will take a decision regarding Nagpur after seeing the situation there.
Health Minister Tope said that in the past, the capacity of oxygen was 1300 metric tonnes, now it has increased from 1400 to 1500 metric tonnes. 450 oxygen generating projects are being set up. Of these, 250 have been set up and the remaining projects will be operational soon. Increasing the oxygen storage capacity is increasing the number of Dura cylinders so that we can have up to 1900 to 2000 metric tons of oxygen available. “On the day when more than 700 metric tonnes of oxygen is used, we will start restricting it,” Tope said.