According to the health minister, the state is likely to witness a sure in COVID-19 cases in July and August
A resolution was passed in the state Cabinet for availing the services of Post Graduate (PG) final year medical students in the intensive care unit (ICU) wards, said Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra Health Minister. He said that COVID-19 cases are expected to rise during July and August.
“A resolution has been passed in the Cabinet for availing the services of PG final year medical students in ICU wards. We are procuring important antiviral drugs and increasing their stock in each district to ensure availability,” said Tope.
“COVID-19 cases are expected to rise during July and August but we are working to ensure that the fatality rate does not go up. We are increasing the number of doctors and ICU beds in the state to meet the demand,” he added.
The Health Minister further said that Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines regarding COVID-19 are strictly being followed and the government is not hiding the number of cases or deaths.