Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government has rolled out a five-point plan of action to tackle the Covid-19 situation in the state. The plan covers health, migrant labour, economic, agriculture and day-to-day administration.
As of now, Maharashtra has reported 2916 confirmed cases, 295 recoveries and 187 deaths.
Under the health category, the state has designated Covid-19 and Non-Covid-19 hospitals; 17 government and 15 private venereal disease research laboratories; task force to treat critically ill Covid-19 patients, a team of experts for dialysis, cardiac arrest and diabetes at Covid-19 hospitals. In addition to this, the government is procuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and ventilators; production of sanitizer has started in the state; contact tracing; testing home to home; increased quarantine and isolation facilities and fever clinics and rapid test kits launching soon.
Relief camps have been set up all over Maharashtra for more than five lakh migrant workers; three meals every day are being offered to seven lakh migrant labour and homeless along with medical assistance.
Two task forces have been deployed to work in the economic sector—one under Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will focus on how to gradually lift the lockdown, permissions to be given and to whom and economic measures. Another team headed by Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, economist Vijay Kelkar, banker Deepak Parekh and Ajit Ranade will work on ways to curb the impact on the economy.
On the agricultural front, there are no restrictions on farming activities and commodities. Measures are being taken to distribute essentials to tribal communities before the monsoon arrives.
As far as day-to-day activities are concerned, meals are being served at ₹5 and wheat and rice is provided to orange ration cardholders.