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Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta reviews COVID-19 cases in Thane

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The chief secretary inspected the 1,000-bed hospital being set up in collaboration with MMRDA and MCHI at the Global Impact Hub

Maharashtra Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta on emphasised on the importance of tracing contacts of COVID-19 patients to stem the spread of the viral infection.

The state’s top bureaucrat presided over a meeting of senior officials in Thane, Maharashtra and reviewed the COVID-19 situation and various measures taken to combat the infection in the district, an official release said in Thane.

In the meeting, he was apprised about the availability of hospital beds for corona virus patients and quarantine facilities in Thane district.

Speaking at the meeting, Mehta emphasised the need for contact tracing and asked officials to increase surveillance in the district to trace COVID-19 cases.

Mehta reviewed the work of the Thane Municipal Corporation against the backdrop of COVID-19 outbreak and directed officials to ramp up contact tracing and increase the scope of containment zones, the release said.

The senior IAS officer said the transmission chain of corona virus can be broken only if contact tracing of at least 20 people of each infected person is established.

After the review meeting, the Chief Secretary inspected the 1,000-bed hospital being set up in collaboration with MMRDA and MCHI at the Global Impact Hub.

The meeting was held in the backdrop of the rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 patients in the district which has already crossed the 13,500-mark, a tally which is second only to Mumbai in Maharashtra. The district has also recorded 468 COVID-19 deaths so far.

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