Thane, May 5: Maharashtra Urban Development and District Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday directed the Thane Municipal Corporation to set up a 1,000-bed hospital in Thane in next three weeks, on the lines of a one to be set up at the Bandra-Kurla complex in Mumbai, to fight Corona pandemic. It was also decided to convert the Thane Municipal Corporation's Global Impact Hub into a temporary hospital.
Shinde gave these directions after a review of the measures being taken to prevent the spread of corona in Thane municipal limits. He also advised to take precautionary measures to reduce the death rate. Among those present for the meeting included Mayor Naresh Mhaske, commissioner Vijay Singhal, additional commissioner Rajendra Ahiwar, Health officer Dr Aniruddha Malgaonkar, Jupiter Hospital representative Ankit Thakkar, representative of Indian Medical Association, and Thane president of MCHI Ajay Ashar. A few days ago, a central team had visited Thane and inspected the measures being taken to curb the spread of coronavirus. (UNI)