Mumbai, May 29:
While the efforts by the Maharashtra Government and the BMC to make more beds available by setting up field hospitals is on, the strength of beds in hospitals has reached saturation point with more and more COVID-19 positive patients are pouring in.
With addition of 1467 new patients, the total number of positive patients reached 35,485 by Friday, with 18,616 patients cured and discharged.
As of now 99 per cent of the 645 ICU beds in Government run hospitals have been occupied. 96 per cent of the 6099 beds meant for acute symptomatic patients are full. Similarly 80 per cent of the beds reserved for “Mid level” patients have also been occupied.
The BMC has claimed that it has kept 75,000 beds ready in Mumbai (while taking into consideration the beds taken over from private hospitals), which has emerged as the hotspot of the disease and “Chase The Virus” mission is being implemented for contact tracing in the country’s financial capital.
Up till now the BMC has sealed 3097 buildings and the number of containment zones has increased up to 696 from 674 zones earlier. The long list of containment zone includes: (South Mumbai): M.R.A. Police Quarters, M.R.A. Road,Fort, M.R.A. Bmc Colony,M.R.A. Road,Fort, Sabusiddique Chawl No.1,Sabusiddiqe Road,Fort, Sunder Nagari,Azad Nagari, Darya Nagar,Lala Nigam Road, Near Colaba Market,Sunder Nagar,Colaba, Machchimar Nagar,Capt. Prakash Pethe Marg,Colaba, Ganeshmurti Nagar Part No.1,2,3,Captain Prakash Pethe Marg and Ganeshmurthi Nagar,Colaba.
(Central Mumbai): Spring Mill,Gd Ambekar Marg,Spring Mill,Dadar, Vayangankar Chawl,S S Wagh Road,Vayangankar Chawl,Dadar, Kohinoor Mill Chawl,M.J. Phule Road,Kohinoor Mill Chawl,Dadar, Naigaon Police Quarters,Naigaon Cross Road,Naigaon Police Quarters,Dadar, Dulaba Prasad Chawl,S M Jadhav Marg,Dulaba Prasad Chawl,Dadar, Ahmed Sellor Compound,B J Devrukhkar Road,Ahmed Sellor Compound,Dadar, Gautam Nagar,Dadasaheb Phalke Road,Gautam Nagar,Dadar, Prabudhnagar Slum,Jerbai Wadia Road,Prabudhnagar Slum,Sewree, Sewree Koliwada,Sewree Fort Road,Sewree Koliwada,Sewree, Krantinagar Chawl,T J Road,Sewree, Gopal Baug Slum,T J Road,Gopal Baug Slum,Sewree, Ganesh Baug Slum,T J Road,Ganesh Baug Slum,Sewree, A M Jetha Chawl, Sewree Cross Road Slum,Sewree Cross Road,Sewree Cross Road Slum,Sewree, Shakti Chawl, Nityanand Chawl,Khamba Devi, Madina Chawl, Sanjay Chawl, Dambar Copmound, Ganesh Rahiwasi Sangh,Khambadevi Road Veer Lahuji Ustad Chawl,Sion Bandra Link Road and Mukund Nagar,Dharavi.
Raju Vernekar is a Media Professional based in Mumbai and is a regular contributor of Imphal Times. He had served as Chief Reporter at Free Press Journal (1996 – 2015 ). His Activities includes writing for different news papers, script writing/production for TV channels, Films Division. Writing poems in Marathi, Hindi, English, Guiding mass media students and helping people to solve their problems. Raju may be contacted at [email protected]
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