Coronavirus LIVE: Add more oxygenated beds, maximise bed strength: Rajesh Tope to hospitals
New Delhi, Sep 22: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday directed 80 private hospitals engaged in treating COVID-19 patients to convert 1,770 beds into oxygenated ones. He also directed the government-run Sassoon General Hospital and jumbo facilities to maximise bed strength by September 30.
Meanwhile, Two policemen posted in Navi Mumbai succumbed to COVID-19, taking the death toll in the Maharashtra Police to 224. The deceased have been identified as Vinod Pasatkar (46) and Shantilal Koli (55).
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Odisha: Fire broke out at Sadguru COVID hospital in Jagatpur of Cuttack district this afternoon. COVID-19 patients are being shifted to other hospitals in ambulances. No casualties reported so far. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/nwElZVzkgS— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2020
Himachal Pradesh: Schools reopen in the state after Govt allowed students of Class 9 to 12 to visit schools from today on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from teachers; Visuals from schools in Dharamshala. pic.twitter.com/gXFSu1qORQ— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2020
Assam: Schools and colleges in the state reopen today; visuals from Dispur College.— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2020
A student says, "I am really happy with govt's decision to reopen schools and colleges. We will try & follow all #COVID guidelines while attending the classes." pic.twitter.com/G4sshbwxYI