Mumbai: Corona continues to wreak havoc in Maharashtra . The number of patients suffering from coronavirus in the state has crossed 50 thousand. Now the Maharashtra government has formally written a letter seeking help from the Kerala government to fight the epidemic in the Mumbai-Pune industrial-commercial area badly hit by the Corona virus. The Uddhav government has appealed to the Kerala government to send doctors and nurses.
The move comes days after Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope spoke to Kerala Health and Social Welfare Minister KK Selja and discussed the challenges of the Corona epidemic. Now, the Maharashtra government has sent an official letter seeking doctors and nurses to deal with the epidemic crisis here,
Director of Medical Education and Research, Dr. T.P. Lahane, who is the nodal officer, said that the number of corona cases in Mumbai and Pune is expected to increase in the near future. He has requested Minister Shailaja for a 50-member team of specialist doctors and nurses to assist Maharashtra health authorities.
For his services, Maharashtra is prepared to pay Rs 80,000 per month to MBBS doctors and Rs 2 lakh per month to MD / MS specialist doctors, which includes Physicians and Intensive Physicians. For trained nursing staff, the state will pay Rs 30,000 per month. Maharashtra government will also provide accommodation, food, essential medicines and personal protective equipment to all incoming doctors and nurses.
Lahane’s letter stated, “In view of the current situation, the Maharashtra government has decided to set up a 600-bed Kovid Health Care Center at Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai city.”
Lahane said that he has spoken to Santosh Kumar, vice president of ‘Doctors Without Borders in South India’, who has agreed to help provide the necessary healthcare professionals in the state.