Harsh Vardhan to meet Maha, Gujarat CMs on corona situation

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, (Samajweekly) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday held a meeting with the officials of the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra through video conferencing to take stock of the situation of COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to the representatives, the minister said that the situation in the states was a matter of concern as at least 36 districts were affected by the COVID-19 disease.

“Maharashtra and Gujarat are states in the country which is a matter of worry for us also as 34 out of 36 districts are affected from coronavirus. There are at least 14,541 cases and 583 deaths that have been reported from here,” said the Minister.

“I will hold a meeting with the Chief Ministers also to discuss further course of action to control spread of the virus in the state,” said the Minister.

He also said that the situation in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Solapur was more worrying and fortunately Gadchiroli and Wardha have remained unaffected.

“We have to move towards the direction of making all the districts as green zones where no case would be reported in 21 days. This will be possible for us through proactive approach and strong will power,” the Minister told the representatives.

The meeting was also attended by the MoS Health, Ashwani Kumar Choubey.

According to the Health Ministry data, Maharashtra and Gujarat are the worst hit states in the country with a total 15,525 and 6,245 cases respectively.