Covid-19 surge in Pune: Civic body may ask patients in home isolation to sign Rs 25,000 ‘bond’ [DETAILS]

Pune home isolation rules

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Pune, Maharashtra: Amid the surge in coronavirus infections within the metropolis, the Pune Municipal Company (PMC) could quickly ask Covid-19 sufferers choosing residence quarantine to signal a bond stating that they may observe all isolation norms or pay Rs 25,000 as a tremendous.

In accordance with the extra municipal commissioner Rubal Agarwal, the Covid-19 sufferers will likely be monitored utilizing completely different strategies. “If a affected person leaves residence and breaks the isolation guidelines, he/she must pay Rs 25,000, Occasions of India quoted Agarwal as saying.

Greater than  5,000 sufferers are at present in residence isolation in Pune metropolis. An order concerning this will likely be issued in a few days. “Now we have appealed to sufferers to observe the house isolation norms, however a few of them are blatantly violating the principles. So, the step of taking the bond has been contemplated,” Agarwal mentioned on Wednesday.

Nonetheless, this transfer did not go effectively with the authorized consultants and activists who slammed the Pune civic physique’s choice saying it could do extra hurt than good in the course of the pandemic.

Pune Mayor writes to Javadekar for extra ventilator beds

In the meantime, Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol wrote to Maharashtra Well being Minister and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar urging them for switch of ventilator beds from the states the place the Covid-19 state of affairs is below management.

A complete of 10,907 new infections, 62 deaths and seven,832 recoveries had been registered within the Pune district yesterday.

“If the surge in new circumstances continues, we may have a dearth of ventilator beds. I’ve written to Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar requesting the switch of ventilators beds from the states the place Covid-19 is below management,” Mohol mentioned.

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