Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on September 16 briefed about the state cabinet meeting decisions. He said that state cabinet has approved Bala Saheb Thackeray Accidental Insurance Scheme. "The scheme will ensure accident victims receive immediate treatment in hospital. Under this scheme, a victim will get maximum benefit of Rs 30,000 or free treatment in hospital," he said. "The demand for oxygen cylinders has suddenly increased due to rising cases. Vehicles carrying oxygen for COVID-19 patients will be treated as ambulances and free passage will be given to them," he added.
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar participated in a review meeting over COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Health Minister Rajesh Tope attended the meeting in Pune. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra stands at 8,63,062.
Considering the COVID situation, Moradabad Railway Station allowed vendors to sell packed food. Railway administration directed vendors to strictly follow guidelines. Passengers travelling on long routes hailed the move.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut took jibe over BJP-Akali Dal split and said that "coalition which does not have Shiv Sena and Akali Dal, is not considered as NDA." Raut said, "Coalition which does not have Shiv Sena and Akali Dal, I don't consider it as NDA. Shiv Sena and Akali Dal are strong pillars of NDA. We were left with no option therefore we had to leave NDA, and NOW Akali Dal has also left. NDA has got new companions; I wish them good luck." On his meeting with former Maharashtra Chief Minsiter and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on September 26, Sanjay Raut said that there can be ideological differences but we are not enemies. He said, "I met Devendra Fadnavis yesterday to discuss certain issues. He is a former CM. Also, he's the leader of opposition in Maharashtra and Bihar Polls-in charge of BJP. There can be ideological differences but we are not enemies. CM was aware about our meeting."
As India-China continue to share a tense relationship over the ongoing border dispute at the Line of Actual Control, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday held the first joint virtual conference..
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a meeting at Varsha Bungalow on July 27. Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Nawab Malik, Jitendra Awhad and Eknath Shinde were..