The Maharashtra government is making all the efforts to make sure that there is no second wave of COVID-19 in the state, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday during a meeting held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Thackeray also said hospitals will be set up in all districts of the state to control the epidemic, according to an official statement.
The CM said Maharashtra did not hide a single COVID-19 case and death due to the disease and shared information with transparency.
Modi held a meeting with chief ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing to review measures taken to tackle COVID-19.
During the meeting, the PM talked about the need to bring COVID-19 mortality rate down to less than one per cent, the statement said.
"The mortality rate in the state has come down and many appreciated the Maharashtra government for controlling the situation in Dharavi and Worli in Mumbai.
"The CM in a statement said, the battle is still not over. Efforts are on to see there is no second wave of COVID-19 in the state.
Further the CM said it has been observed that after recovering from COVID-19, patients contracted some other diseases, and called for setting up a mechanism to treat such individuals.
He also expressed the need to conduct research into how and why different types of virus originate.
Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope also participated in the meeting.