The number of corona patients in the state as well as in the country is increasing day by day. Many patients are dying due to non-availability of oxygen beds and essential medicines. In addition, MNS president Raj Thackeray has expressed displeasure over the central government's decision to keep the management of remedesivir injection required for corona treatment.
On Thurday, Raj Thackeray wrote a letter to the PM Narendra Modi, regarding giving the purchasing and distribution authority of Remdesevir and other essentials to the states.
In his letter Thackeray wrote, "Our health system has collaped. The speed of testing has slowed, hospitals do not have ufficient bed, essential medicines such a Remdesivir are not available, and the life-saving supply of oygen is disrupted. I fail to understand why he centre has decided to control purchase & ditribution of Remdesivir. It is the state government' machinery- its health department, local intitutions such as the municipal coroporation and staff at all levels that are at the forefront of thi crisis. They are working with utmost dedication and facing the daily challenge of ensuring the right treatment to the patiensts. Why, then, should the centre control the purchase and distribution of Remdesivir?
He further in his letter appealed PM MOdi to allow the state governments to have their customized handling of purchasing, distribution and usage of Remdesivir. H also said that we need to put our differenes aside and come together as one.
Maharashtra is among the ten states that account for 75.66 per cent of the country's new COVID-19 cases and among the five states that cumulatively account for 59.99 per cent of India's total Active Cases.The state recorded the highest daily new cases at 67,468 in the last 24 hours said the ministry. It further stated that in the last 24 hours, the state reported maximum casualties at 568.