Maharashtra’s Covid-19 situation matter of concern, will hold talks with chief minister: Dr Harsh Vardhan | India News

NEW DELHI: Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said that he will hold a meeting with the Maharashtra chief minister to discuss the worsening Covid-19 situation in the state, as 34 out of its 36 districts are affected by the infection.
“The situation in Maharashtra is certainly a matter of concern right now as 34 out of 36 districts are affected by Covid-19. I will hold a meeting with the chief minister as well to discuss further course of action to control spread of the virus in the state,” the Minister said at a press conference here.
“Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Solapur, among the 34 districts are a cause of concern for us,” he added.
The Union health minister further said the Centre’s aim was to ensure that no new cases come up from districts in Maharashtra and assured all help to the state in the coming days.
“There are 1,026 containment zones in Maharashtra right now, as per my knowledge. The team from Centre and doctors are stationed there and we will give further help to Maharashtra as per the need,” the Minister said.
According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, Maharashtra had 15,525 Covid-19 cases as of Wednesday morning, including 617 deaths. However, 2,819 patients have been cured and discharged after receiving treatment for the disease.

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