Municipal administration preparing for the third wave

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 22, 2021 09:35 PM2021-07-22T21:35:02+5:302021-07-22T21:35:02+5:30

Aurangabad, July 22: Preparations are being made by the municipal administration to stop the third wave of coronavirus. The ...

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Municipal administration preparing for the third wave

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Aurangabad, July 22:

Preparations are being made by the municipal administration to stop the third wave of coronavirus. The corporation is preparing to get oxygen through three plants for Meltron Covid Care Center. The number of beds in Meltron is 300. The hospital needs 70 to 80 jumbo cylinders if it fills up to its full capacity.

But the oxygen-producing plant will produce oxygen for about 290 jumbo cylinders. Also preparation is being done for producing 20 kiloliters of liquid oxygen. Deepak fertiliser will manufacture 40 jumbo cylinders. Airox technologies will manufacture 250 jumbo cylinders. Meanwhile, the corporation has appointed about 800 contract staff-doctors till August. The corporation is also spending around Rs 2 crore a month on their salary. Also, AMC had sent a proposal for Rs 77.73 crore to the district collector for setting up of child covid care centre, purchase of medical equipment and other goods and payment of old bills. But only Rs 1.25 crore were sanctioned. Meanwhile, the municipal corporation has prepared a new proposal demanding immediate sanction of Rs 19 crore. During the corona outbreak, the corporation has so far received Rs 37.36 crore under disaster management and Rs 10.12 crore through the district planning committee. However, the corporation has to pay pending bills worth crores of rupees.

800 employees unpaid

The salaries of about 800 employees recruited on temporary basis during the second wave of corona are in arrears. Funds of Rs 8 crore are needed for the salaries, and Rs 2.5 crore is due for meals provided to corona patients. In a new proposal, the corporation has sought funds from the district administration to pay this amount.

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