Speaking on incident in which oxygen was leaked while it was being filled in a tanker in Maharashtra's Nashik, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 21 said it will impact the hospital and government will issue a press note after gathering more information in the matter.
"Due to the walls leakage of the tanker in Nashik, there was massive Oxygen leakage.
There must definitely have been an impact on the hospital it was going to but I'm yet to gather more information.
We'll issue a press note after gathering more information," said Tope while addressing a press conference in Mumbai.
Speaking on COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on May 04 said, "Few centres were closed yesterday due to doses' shortage. Got 9 lakh vials today, to last for 2-3 days. 1 lakh inoculated so far in 18-44 age groups. Order placed for 18.5 lakh vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin).
Covid lockdown is likely to be extended in Maharashtra for another 15 days until May 15. Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the state Cabinet has taken an in-principle decision in this regard. "Covid-19 situation seems to have stabilised to some extent in the state. Today, the number (of daily cases) is 60,000-plus, there is some stability. We had earlier predicted that (daily) cases may go beyond 70,000. The issue of extending lockdown was discussed at the state Cabinet meeting. All ministers unanimously said it should be extended to break transmission chain. The lockdown across Maharashtra is likely to be extended by 15 days," He said. The strict curbs on people's movement and other activities are in force since April 14. Essential services have been exempted from the curbs that were to end on April 30.
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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 28 said the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has approved around Rs 6,500 crore to provide free vaccination for people between 18-44 years in the state. Tope explained that the state has nearly 5.71 crore people in the above mentioned age group and thus the state would require 12 crore doses for their vaccination. The third phase of vaccination, covering people aged 18-44 years, will start from May 01 even as several states have expressed concerns over availability of vaccines.
A leopard was spotted in Nashik's residential area on May 05. The CCTV had captured the leopard wandering around in school premises. Forest Officer said, "Leopard was spotted near Ambad PS around 1 am. A motorcyclist fell down while the leopard was crossing a path. It has gone into the forest area, residential area is safe now."
'Oxygen Express' with tankers of oxygen arrived in Nashik from Visakhapatnam on April 24. The railway has made green corridor for the movement of these special trains. The requirement of oxygen has increased in the country due to prevailing COVID situation.
Central Railway CPRO Shivaji M Sutar said that the movement at green corridor for oxygen tankers has been monitored by senior-most railway officials and by Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal. "Oxygen Express will reach Nashik soon. The green corridor is created for the faster movement of these oxygen tankers and the monitoring of this movement being done at divisional level by DRMs, at zonal levels by General Managers and Railway Minister himself. So, railway transported essential commodities and kept the supply chain intact and will continue to serve the nation," said Central Railway CPRO Shivaji M Sutar.
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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 28 said that the state-wide lockdown, which is in place till April 30 to control the rapid rise in coronavirus cases, will "surely be extended" for at..