Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that he spoke to BJP corporators of all Municipal Corporations via audio bridge and reviewed various work being undertaken in the state during the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
Spoke to all @BJP4Maharashtra corporators of all Municipal Corporations via audio bridge and reviewed various works in Maharashtra during #CoronavirusOutbreak #lockdown . Before that all prominent leaders also reviewed #BJP4Seva works to help the needy.#FeedTheNeedy pic.twitter.com/6NBrqhci0D— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 2, 2020
In a series of tweets, Devendra Fadnavis highlighted the efforts made by his party in tackling the Coronavirus outbreak. Informing about his party's reach so far, Fadnavis wrote: "587 Mandals, 550 community kitchens, 32,800 Karyakartas are active in various works, 13 lakh people getting food or food grains, around 1 lakh people getting vegetables & fruits. 3500 unit blood donations, 3000 corporators did sanitisation works in their areas, In the rural area, sanitisation has done in 4000 villages, 3000 medical kits distributed to doctors and healthcare workers."
He also requested the state government to resolve difficulties faced by people in getting ration from ration shops "From many cities, people are complaining about the difficulties in getting ration from ration shops. It is my sincere request to GoM to look into this issue. The requirement of ventilators in district hospitals is one of the many issues discussed," he posted.
As many as 88 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra on Thursday, taking the tally to 423, while the death toll rose to 21, said the health officials. Five more coronavirus-related deaths, one of them a woman, were reported in the state since Wednesday evening - four in Mumbai and one in Pune - taking the count to 21.
As many as 42 patients have been discharged from hospitals following recovery from the disease, they said. At 235, Mumbai city tops in the number of cases in Maharashtra, which is leading the nation-wide coronavirus tally among states. The financial capital also leads in death count with 17. All the four deceased from Mumbai were men who had some pre-existing illnesses, said a state health official.
(With agency inputs)